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The IISc campus is located in North Bangalore about 4 kilometers from the Bangalore City Railway Station and bus stand on the way to Yeshwantpur. The Institute is about 35 kilometres from new Bengaluru International Airport. A number of other research institutes viz. Raman Research Institute, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Wood Research Institute and Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) are close to IISc.[15] The campus houses more than 40 departments marked by routes such as the Gulmohar Marg, the Mahogany Marg, the Badami Marg, the Tala Marg, the Ashoka Marg, the Nilgiri Marg, the Silver Oak Marg, the Amra Marg and the Arjuna Marg. The Institute is fully residential and spreads over 400 acres of land situated in the heart of Bangalore city.[16] The campus features six canteens (cafeterias), a gymkhana (gymnasium and sports complex), a football and a cricket ground, five dining messes (halls), one multicuisine family restaurant, nine men's and five women's hostels (dormitories), an air strip, a library, two shopping centers and residence areas for faculties and other staff members, besides other amenities. The IISc campus harbors both exotic and indigenous plant species with about 110 species of woody plants, including quite a number of Jackfruit trees. [17] The roads on the campus are named after the dominant avenue tree species. The campus was intended to be maintained with sufficient green cover and open areas.[18] The institute is an island of greenery within Bangalore and about twelve different species of snakes and endangered species like the Gray Slender Loris have been found in its campus. A Snake Rescue group is available on call to translocate and prevent the killing of snakes.Yeswanthpur/Yeshwantpur or Yashwantpur is an industrial-cum-residential area located in the north western part of Bangalore City in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is close to areas like Malleswaram and Mathikere and the famous MS Ramaiah college and hospi als. It has a central bus stand providing connectivity to various parts of the city. A major railway terminal is located in Yeswanthpur. A new railway terminal was built in 2001 besides the existing Krishnarajapuram terminal, to cater for the growing population of Bangalore. Many long distance trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Indore and Howrah originate from here. Its also an important station for all trains going on the Bangalore-Hubli track.[1] Yeshwanthpur is also linked to the Bangalore Metro project.[2] The biggest wholesale market of agricultural produce in the region, the Yeshwantpur APMC Yard, is situated in Yeswanthpur.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO, pron.: /r?/; Hindi: ? Bharatiya Antarik?a Anusandhana Sa?ga?hana) is the primary space agency of the Indian government. ISRO is amongst the six largest government space agencies in the world, along with America's NASA, Russia's RKA, Europe's ESA, China's CNSA and Japan's JAXA. Its primary objective is to advance space technology and use its applications for national benefit.[2] Established in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). Headquartered in Bangalore, ISRO is under the administrative control of the Department of Space, Government of India. ISRO has achieved numerous milestones since its establishment. Indias first satellite, Aryabhata, was built by ISRO and launched by the Soviet Union in 1975. Rohini, the first satellite to be placed in orbit by an Indian-made launch vehicle, SLV-3, was launched in 1980. ISRO subsequently developed two other rockets: the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) for putting satellites into polar orbits and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) for placing satellites into geostationary orbits. These rockets have launched numerous communications satellites, earth observation satellites, and, in 2008, Chandrayaan-1, Indias first mission to the Moon.

 
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