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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

4.4 out of 5 (23 ratings / 19 reviews) Mumbai, India
The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance. The funds from UNESCO came as Roubles from the then Soviet Union. In 1961 Parliament decreed the IITs as ‘Institutes of National Importance'. Since then, IITB has grown from strength to strength to emerge as one of the top technical universities in the world.


The programmes and courses offered at the institute have the flexibility to evolve and change in response to new requirements. They serve the dual purpose of building a solid foundation of knowledge and of enhancing confidence, creativity and innovation in its students.

A unique attribute of IIT Bombay's academic structure is the autonomy enjoyed by the faculty in designing and structuring courses and curriculum. All courses, however, are approved by the Senate of IIT Bombay. A favourable student-teacher ratio ensures productive, personal contact between the student and the teacher.



IIT Bombay has made concerted efforts to align its R&D focus with the national goal of achieving technological self-reliance. Students and faculty conduct research projects in thrust areas of science and engineering. The institute has ongoing academic and research collaborations with many national and international universities, governments and industries in order to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge and global developments; it is also constantly in touch with national needs. Its pre-eminent position at the cutting-edge of research is reflected in its impressive list of research projects, which cater to both our national needs and global developments. 


The members of the faculty of IIT Bombay are engaged in a wide range of activities besides substantial academic and research commitments. They contribute significantly to the country's growth in science and technology by making their services available to various national and state level committees. A highly motivated staff support the institute's general administration, teaching and research. IITB provides a reasonably flat organisational environment and work culture for both its faculty and staff.  

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Student services

The IIT Bombay campus provides an ideal setting for students to participate in recreational and extracurricular activities. IITB's a core program involving co-curricular activities for UG students in their first year is meant to provide them a launching pad for these activities. The mandate of the Student Affairs Office is to coordinate and regulate all aspects of student life at IITB. This is carried out primarily through two bodies:

  • The Hostels Coordinating Unit ( HCU )
  • The Students Gymkhana, which has a group of highly qualified sports officers and other instructors to run all the activities. The Gymkhana also forms the hub for the cultural activities of the students. 

Housing services

IIT Bombay is a small township in itself. Rich in natural flora and fauna to begin with, the campus' green cover has been maintained and even increased over the years. An island of green in the otherwise concrete jungle that is Mumbai, the campus at Powai nestles among hills and is flanked by the Powai and Vihar lakes.  It is special both in terms of its physical beauty and location — a place where you can be away from the busy world, yet still be a part of it. Education and research are the twin pillars of this institute and the ambience is one in which new ideas and creativity can flourish.  

Library services

IIT Bombay’s Central Library is like IIT Bombay – user-focused, innovative, and excellence driven. Central Library manages knowledge, both in print and digital formats, ensures seamless discovery and access to these scholarly resources, and provides faculty, students, and staff with professional support to find, evaluate, manage, and use such resources. 

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is connected to the city proper — an hour's distance —  by buses and local trains. However, most facilities are available on campus itself, including banks, a shopping centre, two excellent schools for children, and a well-equipped hospital. All students and most faculty live on campus, in student hostels and IIT staff quarters. The peaceful atmosphere of the campus belies the wide range of activities that complement academic life.

Student Reviews

Want to pursue my career on research.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am pursuing masters in materials engineering in defence institute of advanced technology,india. My graduation is from mechanical engineering. Currently i am doing internship in DRDO-DEBEL, Ministry of defence. My research work is based on thermoelectric device. I glad to pursue my research career based on my research proposal or based on proffesors recommen. A review...

Distance education are better than regular learnin
Mangal bahadur Budha rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have done distance Learning from Mumbai university with 3years bcom.other below level courses from Nepal.i love to work and learn courses which gives more experience.

best experience.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My brother asked me how I was able to finish college. I told him it is because I enjoy learning and I always finish. No matter if I unplug my computer and lose all my work, I stay up until morning to revise my studies.

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