Indian Institute of Science Bangalore celebrated its centenary in the year 2009. To expand its activities, need for a second campus was felt at that time. Indian Institute of Science has acquired a second campus at Kudapura, Challakere, Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The creation of the second campus has been greatly facilitated by the Government of Karnataka. The campus is located at Kudapura 15 Km from Challakere on the Challakere - Nayakanahatti Road. Kudapura campus is 220 Km away from the Bangalore campus.
The Institute conceived the idea of starting a Talent Development Centre mainly to impart training to science teachers at all levels, to conduct discussion meetings, seminars, winter and summer schools, provide academic and research facilities for the young high school, college, and University students. High School Science Teachers Training Program is considered a priority because it is in the high schools the students are introduced to science. Science education is crucial for the development of our Nation. It is the experience of the Institute that if the teachers are trained, vast number of students gets benefitted for a long period of time.
The primary vision of this program is teaching and training teachers to teach students with passion. Motivating them to have higher level of intellectual activity is more important than just giving lectures to the participating teachers and covering the course syllabus. The hallmark of the IISc academic program is in its rigor, honesty of purpose, simplicity, humility, sincerity, time consciousness, hard work and delivery. It is the research and the research attitude that drives the Institute. If an event is announced in IISc it takes place at the scheduled time. Can we inculcate IISc's culture of learning in these teachers ?
UGC Refresher Course Equivalent Training Programme for college teachers teaching BSc Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology from Nov 23, 2016 to Dec 13, 2016 at IISc in its new campus.
One can reach the new campus by road via Bangalore- Tumkur-Sira- Hiriyur on the NH-4 and turn right to Bellary road to Challakere. With Kudapura is on the Challakere- Nayakanahatti road. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach the new campus by car. Historical Chitradurga fort is just 30 Km away from Challakere.