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The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (abbreviated as IITB or IIT Bombay) is a public engineering and research institution located in Powai, Mumbai, India. In the QS World University Rankings 2014, IIT Bombay was ranked as India’s top university. It is the second-oldest (after Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) Institute of the Indian Institutes of Technology system.

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.


IIT Bombay was the second IIT to be established in 1958 with assistance from UNESCO and with funds contributed by the Soviet Union. UNESCO agreed to provide equipment and technical experts mainly from the Soviet Union, while the Government of India accepted the responsibility for all other expenses including the cost of the building project and recurring expenses.

While construction was being completed, the first academic session of the Institute opened on 25 July 1958 in its temporary home at the Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA) building in Worli, Mumbai with 100 students. These students were selected from over 3,400 applicants for admission to the first year undergraduate engineering programmes of Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Energy, Mechanical, Metallurgical Engineering and MSc Chemistry. One of the main objectives of establishing the Institute was to develop facilities for studies in a variety of specialised engineering and technological sciences.


IIT Bombay, along with other IITs and IISc, conducts entrance examination for admission and pre-qualification of students for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

  • JEE (Advanced Joint Entrance Examination) for the B.Tech programme
  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) for M.Tech and PhD programmes
  • CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) for M. Des and PhD programmes
  • UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam in Design) for B.Des programs
  • JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.)

For Admissions in in IITs one has to crack JEE Mains first. Only then are they eligible to sit for JEE Advance. Only upon cracking the latter are the candidates eligible for applying for the councelling of IITs.

Courses Offered at IITB

IIT Bombay offers a wide variety of courses of study in engineering, pure sciences, design, management and humanities with a primary focus on engineering. The university is a member of “Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange” (LAOTSE), an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia exchanging students and senior scholars.

The Institute conducts educational programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech. in 5 years), Master of Science (MSc.), Master of Technology (MTech.), Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (MDes.), Master of Management (MMgmt.), Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in the following areas:

Streams Offered:


Courses Offered:

Bachelor Of Technology
Bachelor of Technology + Master of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Design
Master of Science
Master of Technology

Sub-Courses Offered:

Aerospace Engineering
Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science And Engineering
Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Every year, IIT Bombay awards degrees, BTech, MTech, Dual Degree (BTech and MTech), M.Mgmt, MSc and PhD to more than 1,000 students. The undergraduate students at IIT Bombay are selected through the Joint Entrance Examination of the IITs. At a given time, the campus is home to more than 6,000 people: students, professors, and non academic staff.

UG Course Intake

Let’s take a look at the approved intake of available UG courses.

UG Course Name Intake in numbers Intake in Percentage
Mechanical Engineering 129 18.4%
Chemical Engineering 120 17.1%
Civil Engineering 114 16.3%
Computer Science Engineering 96 13.7%
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 86 12.3%
Electrical Engineering 66 9.4%
Aerospace Engineering 56 8%
Engineering Physics 33 4.7%


University and college rankings
General – international
QS (World) 202
QS (Asian) 35
Times 351-400
General – India
Careers360 2
Engineering – India

Internationally, IIT Bombay is ranked overall 202 globally and 35th among Asian institutes in the QS World University Rankings (Quacquarelli Symonds) for 2015. IIT Bombay featured in the top 400 in the ranking by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2015-16. In India, among engineering colleges, it was ranked second by Outlook India in 2015. Amongst government engineering colleges, it was first by Mint in 2009. IIT Bombay is ranked 2 in National Institutional Ranking Framework published by Ministry of Human Resource Development in April 2016.


The IIT Bombay cutoff 2016 ranks given below are branch-wise and category-wise. You can check out the complete article over here.

Branch offered General OBC SC ST
Aerospace Engineering 749 2036 383 1037 157 425 173 231
Chemical Engineering 830 1507 500 910 267 631 238 327
Civil Engineering 1046 2308 602 976 203 511 52 117
Computer Science and Engineering 1 62 9 45 1 22 4 15
Electrical Engineering 74 266 60 158 14 80 3 27
Engineering Physics 64 1223 194 786 166 579 202 272
Mechanical Engineering 297 938 110 363 81 163 33 104
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science 1600 3039 1106 1493 676 960 433 634
4-year Bachelor of Science
Chemistry 3051 5116 1796 2314 1021 1493 661 758
5-year (B.Tech. + M.Tech.) Dual Degree
Electrical Engineering with M.Tech. in Communications and Signal Processing 345 510 189 414 103 168 126 187
Electrical Engineering with M.Tech. in Microelectronics 270 471 239 314 86 181 153 184
Energy Engineering with M.Tech. in Energy Systems Engineering 1294 2514 915 1302 574 1000 362 377
Engineering Physics and M.Tech. with specialization in Nano Science 260 879 425 504 91 213 120 131
Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3079 3406 1591 1598 964 1093 703 703
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with M.Tech. in Ceramics and Composites 3001 3450 1560 1783 766 959 384 384
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with M.Tech. in Metallurgical Process Engineering 3056 3288 1508 1639 1056 1149 646 646
General-PwD OBC-PwD SC-PwD ST-PwD
Aerospace Engineering 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 47 53 14 14 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering 31 62 37 37 0 0 0 0
Computer Science and Engineering 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 6 6 8 8 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 18 18 10 10 0 0 3 3
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science 72 120 49 49 0 0 0 0
4-year Bachelor of Science
Chemistry 0 0 110 110 0 0 0 0
5-year (B.Tech. + M.Tech.)Dual Degree
Electrical Engineering with M.Tech. in Communications and Signal Processing 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0
Electrical Engineering with M.Tech. in Microelectronics 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Energy Engineering with M.Tech. in Energy Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics and M.Tech. with specialization in Nano Science 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing 0 0 73 73 0 0 0 0
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with M.Tech. in Ceramics and Composites 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with M.Tech. in Metallurgical Process Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fee Structure

For your ease of understanding, we’ve divided the IIT Bombay fees into three sections viz. Institute Fees, Hostel Fees, and the provision for fee waivers that are available to different categories of students.

Institute Fees

Particulars Fee (Rs.)
Caution Money (One-Time & Refundable) 2000
One-Time Fees 5000
Tuition Fees (Per Semester) 100000
Other Fees (Per Semester) 3750
Annual Fees 126
Total 1,10,876

Hostel Fees

Particulars Fee (Rs.)
Mess Caution Money (One-Time & Refundable) 1000
Hostel Seat Rent (Per Semester) 500
Electricity & Water Charges (Per Semester) 2500
Hostel Establishment Charges (Per Semester) 2000
Hostel Subsidy Contribution (Per Semester) 6000
Mess Advance (Half-Yearly) 13000
Total 25,000

Provision for Fee Waivers

  • The SC/ST/PH students can avail 100% Tuition Fee Waivers.
  • The General and OBC category students whose family income is less than Rs. One lakh per annum are eligible for full remission of the Tuition Fee.

The General and OBC category students whose family income is in between Rs. One lakh to Rs. Five lakh per annum are eligible for remission of 2/3rd of the Tuition Fee.

Placement Statistics

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From IIT Bombay Placement stats 2015-16
  • In 2016-17, the overall placements statistics proved to be remarkable as a total of around 950 students got placed by 275 companies. The average salary also experienced a healthy growth of over 10% shooting to Rs 11.3 lakh.
  • Several major finance, consulting and FMCG firms like BCG, Bain, AT Kearney, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, ITC, P&G, Shell and Schlumberger participated in the recruitment process on a famed Day 1. This day also saw whooping placements of 158 students in total.
  • Apart from this, engineering and technology companies selected the largest chunk at 30%, followed by 20% by IT & software companies. Intel Technologies gave the highest number of offers at 28. Samsung Research and Development picked the biggest pool and took more than 20 candidates.
  • The finance sector picked 15% of the students and the Analytics, R&D and Consulting space 10%. Companies that gave more than 15 offers included Dar-Al, CitiCorp, and Siksha’O’Anusandhan University. Other companies that gave more than 10 offers were Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, Axis Bank, Credit Suisse, DataXU & Future First.
  • The core engineering sector also saw a good turnout from companies like Intel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Sony, Samsung Electronics, Eaton, Philips, Tata Motors, GM and Airbus emerging as the major recruiters. Japanese companies like Sysmex Corporation, Works Applications, NTT Communications, NEC Corporation, Rakuten Inc., Toyo Engineering, etc. participated in the placement process and recruited around 40 students.
  • Apart from these companies, this year’s placement also saw fast-rising startups like Ola and PayTM participate in the campus placements.

Around 950 students have been placed in the 1st phase with most of them being satisfied with the job that they have landed. Several companies have confirmed their participation in the 2nd phase of the placement process. The overall placements are expected to be better than the previous year.

Placement Data based on the range of Salary offered

Gross Salary (LPA) Number of offers
> 13 250
11-13 153
9.25-11 166
7.5-9.25 202
6-7.5 206
5-6 94
< 5 43
Total 1114

Top Recruiters

    • Airbus
    • AT Kearney
    • Axis Bank
    • Bain
    • BCG
    • Blackstone
    • CitiCorp
    • Credit Suisse
    • Dar-Al
    • DataXU
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Eaton
    • Future First
    • GM
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Intel Technologies
    • ITC
    • Morgan Stanley
    • NEC Corporation
    • NTT Communications
    • Ola
    • P&G
    • PayTM
    • Philips
    • Qualcomm
    • Rakuten Inc.
    • Samsung Electronics
    • Samsung Research and Development
    • Schlumberger
    • Shell
    • Siksha’O’Anusandhan University
    • Sony
    • Sysmex Corporation
    • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
    • Tata Motors
    • Toyo Engineering
  • Works Applications

Sector-wise selection data (for

Analytics sector- 8%
Education sector- 1%
Consulting sector- 12%
Finance sector- 21%
Engineering and Technology sector- 23%
FMCG sector- 1%
IT sector- 19%
Research and Development sector- 9%
Public sector undertaking- 3%
Other sectors- 4%

Placement details based on the type of Organization

Sector Number of Organizations
Analytics 44
Education 11
Consulting 24
Finance 25
Engineering and Technology 88
IT/ Software 64
Research and Development 32
Public Sector Undertaking 32
Others 16
Total 316


IIT Bombay offers scholarships to the deserving candidates in order to ensure equal opportunities for all. This section highlights the types of scholarships offered by IIT Bombay.

Merit-Cum-Means (MCM) Scholarship

The MCM scholarship is awarded at Rs.1000/ per month with the benefit of free tuition fee per semester to a maximum of 25% of sanctioned Intake of undergraduate students. For the Dual degree, it is available only till the fourth year. The candidate’s academic merit and means are taken into account to determine eligibility for this scholarship.

Merit Criteria: For the new entrants, [B. Tech. dual degree (B. Tech. + M. Tech.), 4 years B.S. their JEE AIR, for B. Des their UCEED & for 2 years M.SC. their JAM Rank will be the criteria for selection. In the subsequent years, the corresponding criteria will be their academic performance during the preceding academic year.

Means Criteria: The parental income is the basis for the `means’ criterion of the scholarship. The students, whose parents’ annual gross income does not exceed Rs. 4,50,000/, are eligible to apply for Merit-cum-Means Scholarship. When a student applies for the scholarship for the first time, a copy of Income Certificate issued by the Revenue Officer, not below the rank of Tehsildar or the Income Tax Return (ITR) has to be submitted by the parent/guardian for the preceding year of application for the scholarship. The students will have to submit income proof every year and the scholarship will be awarded only after ascertaining the family income.

SC/ST Scholarship

All SC/ST students are exempted from the payment of tuition fees. The facilities of free messing (only basic menu), pocket allowance of Rs.250/-p.m. and an exemption from payment of hostel room rent will be granted to eligible SC/ST students of B. Tech., dual degree (B. Tech. + M. Tech.), 4 years BS., B. Des and 2 years M.Sc. Program. For Dual degree students, it is available only till the 4th year.

This scholarship is available to only those students whose parents’ annual gross income from all sources does not exceed Rs.4,50,000/-. The students who avail these facilities cannot accept any other scholarship from the Government, Semi-Government. or private sources. The students are required to submit income proof every year and the scholarship is awarded after ascertaining the family income.

Campus Life

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iit bombay

The IIT Bombay campus is located at Powai, a suburb in north eastern Mumbai, between the Vihar and Powai lakes. The campus is divided into clusters of buildings. The academic area chiefly comprises the main building, various departmental annexes and auditoria. All department annexes are connected by a corridor named Infinite Corridor. Beyond the Convocation Hall, lie most of the hostels. There are a total of 16 hostels, of which two hostels (Hostels 10 and 11) and a part of the newly constructed hostel (Hostel 15) are for female students.

The institute has two swimming pools; football, hockey and cricket grounds; and tennis, basketball, squash and volleyball courts. It also has a Students’ Activity Center (SAC) for various cultural and other extracurricular activities. In addition to these facilities, the campus also houses two high schools, one of which is a Kendriya Vidyalaya and the other is called IIT Campus School.

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iit bombay

Facilities Offered at IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay offers many instructional facilities and teaching aids, which are of significance for its students. Computer classrooms with individual workstations have been provided, and each department has a designated independent research space for its research scholars.

Hostels: Every student hostel in the college has a computer room with several PCs, which can directly access any server in the institute through the internet link. This fully residential institute has 13 hostels for students and each one has its own mess facilities, recreation areas, etc. However, students are permitted to have their own arrangements for accommodation outside the campus.

Classroom: Well-equipped, air-conditioned seminar rooms, conference halls and lecture theatres help smooth organisation of workshops, lectures, conferences, which are regular events on the campus.

Laboratory: IITB has laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities. There are undergraduate teaching laboratories as well as hi-tech research facilities. The centre administers the computer network and internet links. The campus-wide fibre optic network provides a high-speed backbone. Connections are provided to all faculty houses and individual rooms in the hostels.

Library: Did you know that the Central Library in IIT Bombay is one of the best technical libraries in India? It has a remarkable collection of academic resources in the form of books, journals, research papers and electronic journals on a variety of subjects including science, technology, humanities, social sciences and management sciences. It also houses a large number of full-text electronic journals, online databases and Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD). The web-based library catalogue is accessible from anywhere on the campus’ Local Area Network. The library has an online catalogue equipped with a global catalogue search. The library also offers video-viewing facilities. It is closed for only three days in the entire year.

Fests and Other Non-Academic Activities

The annual Science & Technology festival of IIT Bombay, Techfest, which was started in 1998, is held in the month of December every year and is Asia’s largest science and tech festival. 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.

The annual cultural festival Mood Indigo, usually held in the month of December is an event hosted by the student body and is Asia’s largest college cultural festival. The most attractive feature of this 4-day event are the influential personalities who have graced the festival like R D Burman, Aamir Khan, Sir Mark Tully, Sachin Tendulkar, Porcupine Tree, Simple Plan, Mike Portnoy and many more. The organization is known for holding the best cultural competitions, games and musical concerts to draw out the best talent in the country.

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Aamir Khan at Mood Indigo 2013

Cultural activities like dramatics, Speaking, Literary Arts, Music and Fine Arts also mark an important feature in the life of a student of IIT Bombay. Speaking and Literary Arts have always been very popular in the student community with students actively participating in quizzing, writing and debating activities. IIT Bombay has won the prestigious National Law School Parliamentary Debating Tournament.

Apart from cultural and technological activities, the campus is also involved in business activities with bodies like The Entrepreneurship Cell, which support the growth of startups across the globe.

Apart from these festivals, various other engineering streams based festivals are also being organised to motivate students towards Science and Technology. These include Radiance (Mechanical Engineering), Zephyr (Aerospace Engineering), AZeotropy(Chemical Engineering), Padarth(Metallurgy and Material Science Engineering), Aavriti (Electrical Engineering) and recently, Aakaar (Civil Engineering).

The institute also has an LGBT alliance club called “Saathi”.

Notable Alumni

IIT Bombay has a long history of notable alumni. Some of the notable alumni of IIT Bombay are mentioned below:

  • Pranav Mistry – Computer scientist at MIT
  • Nandan Nilekani – Co-founder of Infosys
  • Nitin Nohria – Dean of Harvard Business School
  • Manohar Parrikar – The Chief Minister of Goa
  • Ravindran Kannan – Winner of Fulkerson Prize and Knuth prize
  • Bharat Desai – Founder of Syntel

You can visit the link here to get the complete list of the IIT Bombay alumni.

College Address

IIT Area, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Phone: 022 2572 2545


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