Established on 25th July 1958, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is also known as IIT Bombay or IITB. It is one of the renowned institutes which is of national importance. It is an autonomous institute that aims at providing higher education in basic and applied research and in engineering and technology.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the Government of India. It comes under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is approved and recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and also by the Government of India as an Institute of National Importance (INI). ISO 9001:2008 Certification has also been granted to the institute.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay provides exposure to its students in their chosen domains of study in recent trends and enables them to gain practical knowledge by arranging various activities in the institute’s campus. To enable this, it also collaborates with various other institutes and industries.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The institute is administered and controlled by a board of governors. The Chairman of the Council is the Minister of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India.
It is one of the second new IITs set up by the government of India with funds from the Soviet Union and with the assistance of UNESCO in 1958 to provide quality technical education.
UNESCO provided the technical experts and equipment from the Soviet Union. The recurring expenses, the cost of funding the project and other expenses were borne by the Indian Government. The Bombay State Government gave an area of 550 acres (2.2 sq km) in Powai for the construction of the institute.
On 25 July 1958, the institute started its first academic session, even when the construction of the institute was going on. In Worli, at the Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA) building, the institute was started with 100 students.
These students were chosen from 3,400 applicants. The admission was for first-year undergraduate engineering courses: electrical, chemical, computer, civil, aerospace, metallurgical, mechanical, energy, engineering physics, and chemistry.
On 10 March 1959, Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay at Powai.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay offers various degrees across 14 disciplines. It offers research, postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering, management, sciences, and humanities.
The institute also offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in various engineering fields, M.Sc. in basic sciences and Ph.D. courses.
Students can get admission to this college every year through the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced). The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has conferred the title of "College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)" to the college.
In 2017, the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked Indian Institute of Technology Bombay second among all engineering colleges in the country. Internationally, in the QS World University Rankings, 2018, the institute was ranked 179.
IIT Bombay is a member of "Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange" (LAOTSE). It is an international network in Europe and Asia of leading universities that exchange senior scholars and students.
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) provide higher education in India. These are autonomous public institutes. These institutes are governed as per the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The Act has formally announced them as centres of national importance. The Act also specifies their framework for governance, powers, duties, etc.
The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists 23 institutes located at Ropar, Palghat, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Delhi, Dharwad, Jodhpur, Goa, Jammu, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Indore, Roorkee, Mandi, Patna, and Tirupati.
The IIT Council links each IIT to the other as these are autonomous institutions. The IIT Council oversees their administration.
The ex-officio Chairperson of the IIT Council is the Union HRD Minister. For undergraduate admissions, the IITs have a common admission process, the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced. Before 2013, the common admission process was called IIT-JEE.
The older IITs (Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Dhanbad, Varanasi and Guwahati) administer the post-graduate level programs. They award the MS and M.Tech degrees in engineering. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for MS and M.Tech admissions.
Other than offering MS, B.Tech and M.Tech programs, IITs also award M.Sc degrees in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry; Ph.D.; MBA; etc. In order to get admission to these courses, students have to clear the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Admission Test (CAT).
|Doctor of Philosophy||Full Time||2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years||Master's Degree / M.Phil.|
|Master of Philosophy||Full Time||1 Year / 2 Years||Bachelor's degree|
|Master of Science (Research) M.Sc.(R)|