About Indian Institute of Technology (IITB), Mumbai

Mumbai (Maharashtra)   Estd : 1958 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government

About Indian Institute of Technology

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 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. Research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by an outstanding faculty, many of whom are reputed for their research contributions internationally.

IIT Bombay also builds links with peer universities and institutes, both at the national and the international levels, to enhance research and enrich its educational programmes. The alumni have distinguished themselves through their achievements in and contributions to industry, academics, research, business, government and social domains. The institute continues to work closely with the alumni to enhance its activities through interactions in academic and research programmes as well as to mobilise financial support.

Over the years, the institute has created a niche for its innovative short-term courses through continuing education and distance education programmes. Members of the faculty of the institute have won many prestigious awards and recognitions, including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar and Padma awards.

Located in Powai, one of the northern suburbs of Mumbai, the residents of the institute reap the advantage of being in the busy financial capital of India, while at the same time enjoying the serenity of a campus known for its natural beauty. A fully residential institute, all its students are accommodated in its 15 hostels with in-house dining; the campus also provides excellent amenities for sports and other recreational facilities.

Indian Institute of Technology Vision and Mission

The Vision of IIT Bombay is to be the fountainhead of new ideas and of innovators in technology and science. Its Mission is to create an ambience in which new ideas and creativity flourish and from which research and scholarship and leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge.

Core Values :

  • Integrity
  • Merit
  • Academic Freedom
  • Excellence

Strategy & Initiatives :

  • People Students, Faculty and Staff
  • Research
  • Innovations in Educational Methodologies
  • External Linkages
  • Support Systems
  • Resource Mobilisation

Objectives and Goals :

  • To provide the best possible educational facilities for training bright students for careers in technology and science.
  • To provide a creative atmosphere in which higher studies and research thrive both among the students and the faculty.
  • To organise short intensive courses, conferences and seminars on current technological developments which will be of benefit to the surrounding community.
  • To provide research and development consultancy, which will promote contact with and be of service to industries and to government and civic organizations
  • To organize quality improvement programmes for faculty members from various engineering colleges.
  • To provide leadership in curriculum design and development

Director Message

IIT Bombay has proved to be the most preferred destination for aspiring technologists from across the country. The institute consistently attracts the finest faculty and the best of students for its Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programmes.

IIT Bombay has a rich tradition of pursuing excellence and has continually re-invented itself in terms of academic programmes and research infrastructure. Students are exposed to challenging research-based academics and a host of sport, cultural and organizational activities on its vibrant campus. The presence of world class research facilities, vigorous institute-industry collaborations, international exchange programmes, interdisciplinary research collaborations and industrial training opportunities help the students of IIT Bombay to excel and be ahead in the competitive professional environment.

Fifty years and counting, IIT Bombay has produced many illustrious alumni, whose contributions at national and international levels have been significant. The alumni of IIT Bombay are often sought after for coveted positions in the realm of business, academics and research. IIT Bombay consistently maintains an exemplary recruitment record. Our graduates and postgraduates have been selected by leading national and multinational corporations and research institutes.

We highly value our partnership with recruiters, alumni and friends of IIT Bombay and remain committed to making your recruiting experience productive and positive. I invite the recruiting organizations and graduating students to find the best match between their needs and capabilities.

Wish you all the best!

Prof. Devang Khakhar,
Director, IIT Bombay.

Why join

The answer to the question, “Where can I get an education that I can value throughout my life?” is "at IITB".

Apart from being the best technical school in the country and one of the top few globally, IITB creates experiences that students don’t forget. If you are passionate about your interests and hoping for a peer group that consists of equally passionate individuals, you will choose IITB. Students typically find something they hold close to the heart at the institute. Be it a passion for biochemistry or an addiction to semi-conductors, you can be sure that IIT will not fall short.

 A major attraction of IITB is its distinguished faculty. The faculty at IITB is one of the finest among the Indian vocational institutes. Most members of the faculty are achievers in their own right as well as excellent teachers and mentors. Says one student, “Most of our professors are research scholars themselves and are deeply involved in their own subjects of interest. It is this attitude of our professors that really makes them special, and engaging for our students. It becomes especially important to have professors who think in this way for our students to get their answers and take their involvement in their courses to the next level”

Not only does the institute have a bright set of students at any point in time, but it also has one of the strongest and most faithful alumni networks; the IITB alumni regularly contribute to the enriching IITB experience.

Some of the top reasons why students choose to be part of IITB is one that most people would least expect. While the academic curriculum forms a large part of the experience at IITB, the institute also offers a number of extracurricular activities that IITB students are encouraged to participate in. This ensures that students get an all-round education and are not confined to academic achievements alone. “All work and no play typically dull the mind. We are proud to be part of an institute that promotes a strong curriculum with a keen interest in participation beyond books,” says one IITB student.

IITB is a place that also subscribes to the entrepreneurship philosophy. In fact many of IIT’s students spend a fair amount of time on their own projects and eventually launch them into full-fledged companies as soon as they pass out of IITB.

The institute hosts the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), which promotes independent thought amongst the students. The society supports the research and incubation of technological ideas that can be translated into entrepreneurial ventures. The institute thus offers a conducive environment in which new ideas can be generated, researched, and nurtured before they become industry ready. 

A green campus that is a welcome change from the concrete jungle that the rest of Mumbai and one of the best college festivals in Mumbai, Mood Indigo, are other attractions that ensure that there's never a dull moment in the lives of IITB students. Studying at IITB can truly be a life changing experience. 

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Contact Details of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

  • Contact No:
    +91-22-25722545
  • Email ID:
    nandk@chem.iitb.ac.in
  • Website:
    http://www.iitb.ac.in/
  • Address:
    IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai , Maharashtra, India 400076