Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) was established in 1958, with the cooperation and participation of the then Government of USSR under UNESCO’s technical assistance program. It celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2008-09. During these 50+ years, IIT Bombay has gained reputation for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding calibre of the students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Today, the Institute is recognized as a centre of academic and research excellence offering engineering, science, management and humanities education on par with the best in the world.
Located at Powai, in the metropolitan city of Mumbai, the industrial and economic capital of India, the IIT campus extends over 500 acres of verdant land, nestled between hills and flanked by Powai and Vihar lakes. The Institute has well-equipped laboratories and workshops, and also excellent computational facilities in all the academic units in addition to a central Computer Centre. It also houses one of the finest technical libraries in the country. About 3900+ students are on roll in the undergraduate programs and 5100+ in the postgraduate (including Doctoral) programs. This includes a number of foreign students. The faculty strength is about 550-600.
The Institute offers a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, science, management, design and humanities. This includes B. Tech., M. Tech., 4 year B.Sc., M. Sc., M. Phil., M. Des., M. Mgmt., Ph.D. and dual degree programs like B.Tech. – M.Tech., M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Tech.-Ph.D. and M. Phil.- Ph. D. Currently, the Institute has twenty six Academic Units: this includes fourteen departments, one school, six centres and five interdisciplinary programs. These Units constitute the academic fabric of the Institute. The teaching programs are characterized by their flexibility and informality. The strong faculty-student interaction on the residential campus provides opportunity to students to work on seminars, publication and projects sponsored by the industry and national agencies.
IIT Bombay follows a semester system. An academic year (July-April) consists of two semesters, each of approximately 16 weeks duration. The first semester begins in the last week of July and ends by the last week of November. The second semester starts in the first week of January and ends by the last week of April. In each of the two semesters of the first year, a student is required to register for the relevant courses listed in the curriculum for that semester.
The Institute follows a credit system. Credits are allotted to various courses depending upon the number of lectures, tutorials and laboratory hours per week. The student’s performance in a course is continuously evaluated throughout the semester and culminates in the award of a Grade on a 10¬ point scale. Performance in a semester is evaluated in terms of the weighted average of grade points secured in all the courses registered in that semester, which is known as Semester Performance Index (SPI). A Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) is the weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses registered by the student since the time of joining the Institute.
To students admitted through JEE (Advanced), IIT Bombay offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs:
- Dual Degree (B.Tech. + M.Tech.)
The B.Tech. and B.S. programs consist of eight semesters spread over four years. The Dual Degree B. Tech.-M.Tech. program consists of 10 semesters spread over five years. A B.Tech. degree of the parent academic unit and an M.Tech. degree of a specialization within the parent academic unit is given at the end of fifth year. A “Minor” is awarded to a student for completing, in addition to the minimum requirement of 250 credits, a prescribed set of courses from academic units other than that in which the student is enrolled for the B.Tech. program.
Similarly, “Honours” is awarded to students completing a prescribed set of courses and/or project in their own academic units. This structure of academic programs provides flexibility to suit the varied interests of students and helps build multifarious competencies that employers demand besides satisfying the widely varying attitudes, abilities and aspirations of students.
Training & Placement
IIT Bombay is the most preferred academic institute to a large number of organizations for recruiting outstanding employees with immense potential as future leaders. These organizations from both within India and abroad, are excited about the capability, intellect and professional readiness displayed by our students. The most frequently cited praise from these organizations for our students include their ability to learn quickly, versatility, performance as team players, excellent analytical skills, and most important the positive attitude they bring to their jobs.
IIT Bombay has excellent facilities for campus recruitment and strives to make the best possible match between recruiters and students. IIT Bombay was ranked number 60 in the world for “Employer Reputation" in the 2014 QS World University Ranking.
Industry and Alumni Relations
The Institute recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through their work and have done the Institute proud. The Distinguished Alumnus Awards have been instituted for this purpose. In addition to this, IIT Bombay has instituted the Distinguished Service awards for alumni who have rendered special services to the cause of the betterment of the institute. The institute also involves the alumni in its educational and research activities, whenever possible, by inviting them to participate on its advisory boards as visiting faculty or as guest speakers. Our alumni has responded whole-heartedly by supporting the institute with the most generous endowments, leading to the establishment of schools, laboratories, scholarships, chairs and various infrastructure developments.
Location and Accessibility
IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of Mumbai. Mumbai has one of the most efficient and reliable public transport network. One can travel by Autorickshaws / Taxis to reach IIT from the nearest stations (Autorickshaws, however do not go further south than Sion and Bandra). For longer distance, you can use either the BEST Bus Network or the Mumbai Local train System.
International flights land at Sahar Airport which is about 7 kms from IIT. The Domestic Airport- Santa Cruz is about 10 kms. Prepaid taxis are available at the Airports. Autorickshaws are also available for IIT.
Address: IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, Maharashtra, India