The founder of IISc, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was born on March 3rd 1839 in Navsari, Gujarat, India. As a tribute to his munificence and vision, the Institute celebrates March 3rd as the Founder’s Day. A flower-show around the Tata statue is on display every year on the Founder’s Day until after the Open Day in IISc. This Tata statue in IISc was created by British sculptor Gilbert Bayes.
Brief Archival Note on the Unveiling of the Tata Statue and Memorial that appeared in the Times of India – March 13, 1922.
(Information courtesy of Dr. Sharath Ahuja)
Flower Show during founder’s day from the flowers grown in IISc horticultural nursery
(Credits to Prof. R. Karunanithi, CCT)