The IISc Archives is currently housed in the Office of Communications. The Archives collects and maintains a range of material including books, letters, photographs, maps, objects and more spanning over 100+ years of IISc’s past. These documents tell us about the administration of the Institute, the people that passed through and shaped the Institute, and the scientific research carried out over the years, among other fascinating things.

The Archives aims to collect new material, conserve incoming and existing material, and maintain a catalogue in keeping with international standards. This catalogue is currently in progress, and will be made accessible online along with a new website for the IISc Archives in 2021.

Researchers may apply in writing for access to archival material, stating in full their purpose in consulting the Archives. We require upto two working days to respond to requests and to schedule visits to the archives in person.

The Archives is open Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Write to us at archives dot ooc at iisc dot ac dot in.

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