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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India
City: Bombay
State: Maharashtra
Contact No: +91-22- 25722545, 25767063
Established: 1958
Type: Government
Affiliated: UGC , AICTE

About Institute

About Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Bombay

Indian Institute Of Technology - Bombay is the second-oldest campus of the Indian Institutes of Technology system and the largest National Institute in the state of Maharashtra. IIT Bombay, set up by an Act of Parliament, was established in 1958, at Powai, a northern suburb of Mumbai. Planning for the Institute at Bombay began in 1957 and the first batch of 100 students was admitted in 1958. The Institute campus at Powai extends over 200 hectares and is situated in picturesque surroundings with Vihar and Powai lakes on either sides and green hills strewn around. In 1961, by an act of Parliament, the Institute was declared an institution of national importance and was accorded the status of a university with power to award its own degrees and diplomas. IIT Bombay was established with the cooperation and participation of the UNESCO, utilizing the contribution of the Govt. of USSR. The Institute received substantial assistance in the form of equipment and expert services from USSR through the UNESCO from 1956 to 1973. The Institute received several experts (59) and technicians (14) from several reputed institutions in the USSR. The UNESCO also offered a number of fellowships (27) for training of Indian faculty members in the USSR. Under the bilateral agreement of 1965, the USSR Govt. provided additional assistance to supplement the Aid Program already received by the Institute through UNESCO. It is the second-oldest campus of the Indian Institutes of Technology system and the largest National Institute in the state of Maharashtra.

Institute Centres

  1. CRNTS - Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS) at IIT Bombay, has over 45 faculty members from 9 different departments/schools. They are working together in the broad areas of Nanotechnology, with support from   various government agencies are private industries. This research has resulted in over   400 high quality publications in the last 5 years in international journals and conference proceedings and a large number of patents. Know more - http://www.iitb.ac.in/~crnts/
  2. CASDE - Centre for Aerospace Systems Design and Engineering (CASDE). The Centre is funded through a grant-in-aid project by Aeronautics Research and Development Board. Know more - http://www.casde.iitb.ac.in/aboutus/
  3. CC - Computer Centre (CC) provides computational facilities to all users in the institute. Eligible students, staff and faculty from all Departments, Schools and Centres in the campus can obtain accounts on the High End Systems. CC provides electronic mail, world wide web, DNS, FTP and other services. CC also provides various advanced and special purpose software's such as Ansys, Matlab etc for all the campus users. Know more - http://www.cc.iitb.ac.in/
  4. C-DEEP - Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme(C-DEEP) was started by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay with the express aim of providing high quality distance education in engineering and science to a large number of participants throughout the country and abroad. http://www.cdeep.iitb.ac.in/
  5. CESE - Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering(CESE) is designed to address the needs and challenges of major industrial sectors, governmental sectors, like MHRD, MOEF, CSIR, DST, AICTE, international agencies like WB, UNDP/ UNEP, UNIDO and various funding institutions. Know more - http://www.cese.iitb.ac.in/
  6. CSRE - Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE) has been actively involved in developing Remote Sensing technology and its application to natural resources management and Environmental monitoring. The Centre also has done pioneering work in the area of Geographical Information System (GIS) development in the country. http://www.csre.iitb.ac.in/
  7. CFDVS - Centre for Formal Design and Verification of Software (CFDVS)
  8. CTARA - Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) has been set up with the broad aim of carrying out R&D activities in the area of quality software development with special focus on formal verification techniques for safety-critical applications. http://www.cfdvs.iitb.ac.in/
  9. SAIF - Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) - SAIF, IIT Bombay houses a variety of major analytical instruments which are operated and maintained by a dedicated and qualified group of Scientists and Engineers. Know more - http://www.rsic.iitb.ac.in/

Location  - IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of Mumbai. Location Map


  • Public Transport - One can travel by Auto-rickshaws / Taxis to reach IIT from the nearest stations(Auto-rickshaws, 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.
  • Suburban Railway Transport - Those coming by Central Railway Suburban train will have to get down at Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli or Ghatkopar which are the nearest stations from IITB. If you are coming by the Western Railway Suburban train you will have to get down at Andheri, Bandra, Goregoan or Malad. We give below the Road Network to reach IITB along with the approximate Bus/ Auto-rickshaws/ Taxi fare.
  • Stations for Through Trains Coming to Mumbai:
  1. Central Railway - CST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane.
  2. Western Railway - Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Kurla.
  3. There is a terminus at Kurla where some Central as well as Western Railway Trains terminate. There is no convenient bus route from Kurla terminus. An auto-rickshaw is the best option. However it would be more economical to take a suburban train from Kurla to Kanjur Marg and then take an Auto.
  • Air Ports - International flights land at Sahar Airport which is about 7 kms from IIT. The Domestic Airport- SantaCruz is about 10 kms. Pre paid taxis are available at the Airports. Auto-rickshaws are also available for IIT.


  1. Aerospace Engineering.
  2. Bioscience & Bioengineering.
  3. Chemical Engineering.
  4. Chemistry.
  5. Civil Engineering.
  6. Computer Science & Engineering.
  7. Earth Sciences.
  8. Electrical Engineering.
  9. Energy Science and Engineering.
  10. Humanities and Social Sciences.
  11. Industrial Design Centre.
  12. Mathematics.
  13. Mechanical Engineering.
  14. Materials & Metallurgical Engineering.
  15. Physics.


Residential Facilities - The hostels are numbered from 1 through 13, with Hostel 10 (under-graduate and post-graduate) and Hostel 11 (post-graduate) specially reserved for women. Tansa House is a housing complex exclusively for the single male project staff. It is the smallest hostel in IIT Bombay with 128 rooms. The Tulsi House is meant for married research scholars. Apart from these, few students also reside in Type -1 quarters, Vihar House, QIP quarters and DRDO building which are situated in the campus.

Interdisciplinary Programs - These Include:

  • Corrosion Science & Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR).
  • Systems and Control Engineering.

Schools at the Institutes - These Include:

  • Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management.
  • Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology (KReSIT, now merged with CSE).

IRCC - Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC) co-ordinates sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects at IIT Bombay. Through such projects, researchers at IIT Bombay solve problems arising in industry and conduct basic and applied research. Know more - http://www.ircc.iitb.ac.in/IRCC-Webpage/

Continuing Education Programme - IIT Bombay is very well equipped to provide this Continuing Educational Need: Outstanding Faculty and staff with a wide spectrum of expertise. State-of-the-art Computational and Laboratory facilities Excellent library with more than 1,97,000 books & 95,000 journals. A newly built Continuing Education Programme (CEP) guest house and campus environment.

SINE - Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) - SINE came into existence in 2004 to administer the business incubator and accelerate the growth of entrepreneurship in IIT Bombay. Know more - http://www.sineiitb.org/

Entrepreneurship Cell - The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay, is a conglomerate of individuals with a vision, a dream. It is a place for all those who shirk from taking beaten paths and believe in leaving trails in all walks of life. The Cell aims at manifesting the latent Entrepreneurial spirit of young students. Know more - http://www.iitbecell.org/

QIP - The Government of India launched the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) in the year 1970. One of the main objectives of the Program is to upgrade the expertise and capabilities of the faculty members of the degree-level engineering institutions in the country. The Program is now being implemented and monitored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE - A Statutory Body of the Government of India). Know more - http://www.iitb.ac.in/~qip/main.html

Computer Facilities - The Computer Aided Design Centre with its own mini computers and work stations, supplemented by additional computing facilities, caters to CAD activity in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering. Research groups like VLSI Design, CAD/CAM also have computing facilities which are accessible to other departments for development activities.

Research - Faculty members from IIT Bombay undertake industry sponsored research and consultancy projects that are made available through the institute. These are funded by various national agencies like the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, Department of Space, Aeronautical Development Agency, Department of Atomic Energy, and Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). Many are also working on missions of national importance. A few projects are also being funded by international agencies.

Awards - Each year, students finishing at the top of their class are awarded Institute Silver Medals at the convocation Ceremony. Students finishing with the highest GPA in the entire institute are awarded President of India Gold Medals.

Sports - The institute has a swimming pool; football, hockey  and cricket  grounds; and tennis, basketball, squash and volleyball courts.

SAC - The institute has a Students' Activity Centre (SAC) for various cultural and other extracurricular activities.

Mood Indigo - The annual cultural festival Mood Indigo is held in the month of December and is supposedly the largest of its kind in Asia. The most attractive feature of this 4-day event are the competitions, exhibitions, games and musical concerts.

Techfest - The annual Science & Technology festival of IIT Bombay, Techfest is held in the month of January every year. It comprises various events like competitions, exhibits and talks from guest speakers from around the world. Techfest 2009 was also the first event of its kind in India to conduct its events in other countries.

Alumni - IIT Bombay Heritage Fund (IITBHF) and IIT Bombay Alumni Association (IITBAA) are the two official organizations for alumni of IIT Bombay. Alumni Fund of IIT Bombay, and helped fund major infrastructure projects and new schools on campus including the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology (KReSIT), Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJSOM) and key projects such as the renovation of the hostels (dormitories) on campus. Alumni homepage - http://www.iitb.ac.in/alumni.html

Student Clubs - These include:

  1. Unnati
  2. Techfest
  3. Wildlife Club
  4. The Quiz Club
  5. The Scrabble Club
  6. The Speakers' Club
  7. The Hobbies Club
  8. The Swimming Club
  9. The Mountaineering Club
  10. The Group for Rural Activities (GRA)
  11. Special Interest Group in Finance (SIGFIN)
  12. International Students Association
  13. Research Scholars Forum
  14. Fine Arts
  15. RISE - NSS Programme
  16. IITB Film Society

Information compiled from: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay - website

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