IIT Bombay was established in the year 1958 with the co-operation and participation of the then Government of USSR under UNESCO’s technical assistance programme. Today the Institute is recognized as a centre of academic excellence offering engineering and science education at par with the best in the world.
Located at Powai, on the outskirts of Mumbai, the IIT campus extends over 500 acres of green wooded land with Powai and Vihar Lakes on either side. The campus is conveniently connected to the city centre by buses and local trains.
IIT Bombay offers a large number of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in engineering and sciences. The teaching programmes follow a semester system and are characterized by their flexibility and informality. An academic year (July-April) consists of two semesters, each of approximately 16 weeks duration. The departments, schools, centres and interdisciplinary groups constitute the academic fabric of the Institute.
All the departments of the Institute have well-equipped research laboratories and related infrastructure. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has sponsored a Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility (SAIF) at IIT Bombay to provide a wide range of modern analytical instruments for use in advanced research such as Electron microscopy, X-ray Fluorescence, NMR etc. There are also a number of central facilities such as the Computer Centre, Workshops, as well as one of the finest technical libraries in the country, which houses over 3 lakh books and a large collection of periodicals and reference material. The library subscribes to over 1500 current journals in Science and Engineering and has access to all major journals through SciFinder, Chemical Abstract etc. The Computer Centre provides high-end computing facilities to the Institute. It has several high performance computing machines.
The close proximity of IIT Bombay to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research as well as major industrial establishments, offers excellent opportunities for interaction and collaborative research. A large number of projects at IIT Bombay are sponsored by organizations such as DST, DAE, DBT, ISRO and CSIR as well as by industries. The Institute also actively collaborates with several organizations of other countries on a bilateral basis.
IIT Bombay is fully residential and has 14 hostels for students. Each hostel is an independent entity with its own mess facilities and recreational areas, etc. Each student hostel has a computer room with several PCs, which can directly access any server in the Institute through the institute network. There are excellent facilities for sports, which include a swimming pool, tennis, badminton and squash courts and vast playgrounds for field games. Wildlife camps and trekking are popular off campus activities. The facilities for sports are matched by the cultural activities on the campus: there are classical music societies, debating and drama clubs and a hobbies club. There are also several associations, which organize social and cultural functions. The IIT Bombay campus offers a full and rich life characterized by the strong faculty-student interaction on the residential campus.
Today, the Institute is recognized as one of the centres of academic excellence in the country. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities, and a parallel improvement in facilities and infrastructure, to keep it on par with the best institutions in the world.
The academic departments in IIT Bombay
- Aerospace Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Earth Sciences
- Electrical Engineering
- Energy Science and Engineering
- Humanities & Social Science
- Industrial Design Centre (IDC)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
The multi-disciplinary centres located in IIT Bombay
- Advance Center for Research in Electronics (ACRE)
- Computer Aided Design Center (CAD)
- Centre for Aerospace Systems Design and Engineering (CASDE)
- Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE)
- Centre for Distant Engineering Education Programme (cDEEP)
- Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE)
- Centre for Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE)
- Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA)
- Centre for Formal Design and Verification of Software (CFDVS)
- Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre (RSIC)
The three schools of excellence in IIT Bombay
- School of Biosciences and Bioengineering (Bioschool)]
- Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology (KReSIT)
- Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM)
Inter-disciplinary programs in IIT Bombay
- Biomedical Engineering
- Corrosion Science & Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
- Reliability Engineering
- Systems and Control Engineering (SysCo)