The building complex of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study was originally constructed in 1885 as the bungalow of the Viceroy of India. In 1965, the Ministry of Education, Government of India converted it into the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Since then it has grown into one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. The huge structure with its brilliant architecture is an awe-inspiring sight that invites tourists visiting Shimla. You will indeed develop respect for the effort of those who opened the place for educational purposes.