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Department of Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore, Karnataka


Phone: 91-80-2293-3115/8

Fax: 91-80-2360-8121

Email: rahulroy [at] / lakshmi [at]

Getting to IISc

(from New Faculty blog)


IISc is 7 km away from the main railway station and bus stand (commonly called Majestic, though the official name is Kempe Gowda Bus stand). Autos cost Rs 7 per km while taxis cost Rs 12 to 15 per km. If you are coming for the first time to Bangalore by train or bus, you can take a prepaid auto for Rs. 60 and come to IISc. If you do not have any luggage, you can take a local bus from Majestic (use the overbridge/subway) to cross to the local bus stand. Go to platform 23/24/25 and take any of the 252, 271 series buses. The frequency of the buses is one per min during peak hours, one per five min during non-peak hours and one per 10 mins during odd hours (11 pm - 5 am).


IISc is about 35 kms from the airport. One could take either a prepaid taxi (currently, costs Rs. 750, and the counter is available near the exit of the Airport Building), or a city taxi (costs about Rs. 500, and a queue for the same is just outside the airport building). Remember the taxi will charge you per km (ranging from Rs. 12 to 15). Shuttle bus service, operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), runs from the airport to various areas in Bangalore city every 15 minutes. The bus to IISc is infrequent (every hour) but buses to Mekhri circle are available every 10 min. You can get down in Mekhri circle (2.5 kms from IISc) and take an auto.

Getting to Department of Chemical Engineering from IISc security gate

Walk straight on Tala Marg till you hit Silver Oak Marg. Turn right on Silver Oak Marg and you will see Department of Chemical Engineering on your right hand side. Click on the purple landmarks on the map for info.

You can also find a campus map at the CSA website.