Venue within IIT Bombay

The workshop will be held in the F.C. Kohli Auditorium in Kanwal Rekhi Building of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This building is marked number 37 in the IIT Bombay map. For travelling within IIT Bombay, you can use the internal transport facility. The coupons for this bus are available with the security at the main gate.

Reaching IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of Mumbai. Mumbai is in the form of a long narrow island, almost a peninsula, thrusting south wards into the Arabian Sea. It can be broadly divided into four zones :

  1. South Bombay (Colaba, CST, Fort, Churchgate, Nariman Point etc.) 
  2. Central Bombay (Dadar, Bombay Central, Worli etc) 
  3. The Western suburbs (Bandra, Juhu, Andheri, Borivali etc) 
  4. The Eastern Suburbs(Kurla, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli etc.) 

There is also New Bombay (Vashi, Turbhe etc.) across Thane Creek on the mainland. 

Here is a map of Mumbai, and this is how it looks from a satellite. The dark areas indicate the tree cover which is prominently visible in the area representing the Aarey Colony and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali. Somewhere to the south of that dark patch, Powai Lake (the smaller one) and Vihar Lake (the bigger one) are also visible. IIT Bombay is situated touching the two.

Public Transport in Mumbai

Mumbai has one of the most efficient and reliable public transport networks. 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 distances, you can use either the BEST Bus Network or the Mumbai Local Train System. The approximate Bus/Autorickshaw/Taxi fares are given below:

Name Of Place Bus Numbers Approx. Bus Fare Approx. Auto Fare Approx. Taxi Fare
Mulund(W) 307, 346, 425, 396, 398,
460, 422, 424, 461
Rs.10.00 Rs.70.00 Rs.150.00
Bhandup(W) Same as above Rs.7.00 Rs.40.00 ------
Kanjur Marg(W) Same as above Rs.5.00 Rs.20.00 ------
Vikhroli(W) 392,382,337 Rs.6.00 Rs.30.00 ------
Ghatkopar(W) 392,382.337 Rs.10.00 Rs.50.00 ------
Borivali(E) 461, 398, L1 Rs.18.00 Rs.130.00 Rs.180.00
Goregaon(E) 460,489,424 Rs.15.00 Rs.70.00 ------
Jogeshwari(E) 461,445 Rs.12.00 Rs.60.00 ------
Andheri(E) 396,336,392,307 Rs.9.00 Rs.65.00 Rs.75.00
Bandra(E) 422,424 Rs.15.00 Rs.100.00 Rs.125.00
Kurla ------- ------- Rs.70.00 Rs.130.00
Dadar ------ ------ ------ Rs.180.00
CST ------ ------ ------ Rs.300.00
Mumbai Central ------ ------ ------ Rs.250.00
Sahar Air Port ------ ------ ------ Rs.100.00
Santacruz ------ ------ ------ Rs.150.00

Here is a rail map of Mumbai, and this is a road map. You can use Mumbai Navigator, developed at IIT Bombay, to find your way in Mumbai (use firefox of mozilla to browse the navigator).

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. Stations for Through Trains Coming to Mumbai are :

  • Central Railway : CST, Dadar, Kurla, Thane.
  • Western Railway : Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Kurla.

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 autorickshaw 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 Port

International flights land at Sahar Airport which is about 7 kms from IITB. The Domestic Airport- SantaCruz is about 10 kms. Pre paid taxis are available at the Airports. Autorickshaws are also available for IIT.