PROFICIENCE was established with the objective of providing a sustained and rigorous continuing education program offering courses on subject of topical
interest to scientists and engineers in and around Bangalore. This program, believed to be the first of its kind in the country, is a joint venture between IISc
and several Professional Institutions/Societies in Bangalore. admit all the eligible applicants. Every year, there has been a steady increase in the number of
students as well as the types of courses offered indicative of the growing popularity of this Program. About 660 courses have been offered under this program
hitherto spread over 54 terms. To date, nearly 29300 applicants have been offered admission and they have benefited through their participation in this
This program offers semester long courses in areas of topical interest. The courses are organized during evening hours so that working professionals can
participate without affecting their normal work. These courses are in fact offered to the IISc students regularly. The participants in certain selected courses
are provided practical training in computer and other laboratories, as appropriate. The course contents are regularly upgraded on the basis of feedback from
the faculty and the participants. Test and examinations are conducted according to IISc norms.
PROFICIENCE is a collaborative effort of the Professional Institutions (as listed in Bangalore )with the objective of providing sustained continuing education to scientists, engineers and other professionals.
GLIMPSE OF PROFICIENCE
This program, believed to be the first of its kind in the country, is a joint venture between IISc and several Professional Institutions/Societies in Bangalore.
The program name signifies the coming together of Professional Institutions and the Indian Institute of Science. It was started on an experimental basis in 1980
and has proved to be extremely popular and has attracted wide attention in academic and professional circles.