Joint efforts from Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore, in 1909 resulted with the establishment of Indian Institute of science. In 1886, Jamsetji Tata planned of a university of science that will work for the benefit of India, and in 1898 created an endowment for establishing the institution. The Government of India then took up the effort. The Institute was formally vested in 1909, the foundation stone was laid in 1911, and the first batch of students started their studies in the same year. Over the 105 years since its establishment, IISc has become the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India. Beginning with 2 departments and 21 students in 1911, today IISc has 39 departments, units, or centers, 3500 students, and about 500 academic and scientific staff, supported by 600 administrative personnel. Out of this population of students, about 2200 are in various PhD programs, almost 900 are enrolled for various Masters degrees, whereas about 400 are registered in the newly established, research oriented, four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) programme, of which the first batch will graduate in 2015.