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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

About Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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.


  • IIT Bombay has a vision of becoming a university that is a leader in global technology and aims at providing transformative education to its students so that they become innovators and leaders who can transform the society and industry through new knowledge


  • IIT Bombay is on a mission to create an atmosphere where research, ideas and scholarship thrive and the innovators and leaders of the coming days emerge; to solve problems that India faces as a nation with the help of the research that the institute does and the talent it nurtures; to provide education to the students through rigorous coursework keeping in mind the requirements of the industries and the society; and to strengthen the research and education ecosystem by collaborating with other research and academic institutes

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).

  • The institute has an attractive, campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning
  • The institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The institution is working with a shining sun, the spectrum which is radiating in all possible directions
  • The institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, gymnasium, multipurpose halls, auditorium, canteen, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The IIT Bombay campus is a benchmark in green development. It has been intricately designed so as to maximize the use of available space along with preserving the biodiversity as well as the aesthetic value of the area. It is designed to be a ‘pedestrian campus’, free of vehicular traffic and pollution
  • The campus is characterized by low energy and resource consumption as well as minimal upkeep and low maintenance cost. Apart from this, various green initiatives have been undertaken
  • With the belief that learning extends beyond the classroom, the IIT Bombay campus provides ample of spaces and opportunities for academic as well as non-academic interaction
  • From intelligent power management systems to smart card access systems, IIT Bombay is planning to implement several measures to make the campus an intelligent campus
  • One of the most important aspects the IIT Bombay campus boasts is the freedom offered to the community members on campus
  • The cultural activities at IIT Bombay are coordinated by the Cultural Council and play a crucial role in fostering creativity and confidence among students. These events are directed towards developing balanced and well-rounded individuals
  • There are two banks with their ATM facilities on the main campus
  • At IIT Bombay, the Art Club has been founded with an aim to nurture the artist within every student. Be it the water rangoli on Independence Day or the interiors of the student lounge, the Art Club never fails to mesmerize the IIT Bombay family with their creativity and artistic skills
  • The music club at IIT Bombay gives the community an opportunity to be a part of different bands within the institute and to perform at different cultural events
  • The Literary Club at IIT Bombay currently incubates three distinct and exclusive verticals - Creative Writing, Debating and Public Speaking, and Quizzing.
  • The Literary Club has been striving to achieve its vision of making the three verticals self-sustaining and independent so that over time, they can evolve into respective clubs themselves
  • Coding Club, at IIT Bombay, aims at spreading knowledge related to computer programming to the students and also develop websites and applications that cater to the needs of the Institute
  • The institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • A multipurpose auditorium complex with facilities for large meetings, cultural programs, and indoor sports activities is under construction and is also being partially used for those purposes
  • The college has got a large playground, Basket Ball court and facilities and equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis and so on
  • IIT Bombay has a medical unit consisting of female and male doctors, staff nurses and pharmacist in both the campuses. The medical unit is also equipped with an Ambulance on call round-the-clock. Modern healthcare facilities are available in Bombay town with a number of government and private hospitals
  • State Government and the Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute provides the training facility like- face to face interview, resume making, communication skills, that help the students to face the campus recruitment
  • For every course, the institute imparts practical training to its students that helps them to understand better, improve their demonstrative skills, eliminate hesitation and in this process strives to mold them into industry ready professionals
  • The institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
  • IIT Bombay central library emphasizes the use of Online Information Resources
  • IIT Bombay has a facility Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sophisticated instruments under one roof for Researchers and Smart Card facility
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Design Full Time 4 Years 10+2
Executive Master of Buisness Administration Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Technology Full Time 3 / 4 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Bachelor of Technology & Master of Technology Full Time 5 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Master of Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Philosophy Full Time 1 Year / 2 Years Bachelor's degree
Additional Courses
Advanced Courses:
Master of Science (Research) M.Sc.(R)
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Guidance
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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