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IIT Bombay

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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.


  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Biosciences and Bioengineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Science & Engineering
  7. Earth Sciences
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Energy Science and Engineering
  10. Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE)
  11. Humanities & Social Sciences
  12. IDC School of Design
  13. Mathematics
  14. Mechanical Engineering
  15. Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
  16. Physics


  1. Application Software Centre (ASC)
  2. Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Science (CRNTS)
  3. Centre for Aerospace Systems Design and Engineering (CASDE)
  4. Computer Centre (CC)
  5. Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (CDEEP)
  6. Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)
  7. Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE)
  8. Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA)
  9. Centre for Formal Design and Verification of Software (CFDVS)
  10. Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (C-USE)
  11. Desai Sethi Centre for Entrepreneurship (DSCE)
  12. IITB-Monash Research Academy
  13. National Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research (NCAIR)
  14. National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS)
  15. National Centre for Mathematics (NCM)
  16. Parimal and Pramod Chaudhari Center for Learning and Teaching (PPCCLT)
  17. Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF)
  18. Tata Center for Technology and Design (TCTD)
  19. Wadhwani Research Centre for Bioengineering (WRCB)


Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management


Interdisciplinary Programs

  1. Climate Studies
  2. Educational Technology
  3. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)
  4. Systems and Control Engineering

Comparison of average salary, international and Pre-Placement Offers The Average Gross Salary offered was Rs.14.11 Lakhs and the average CTC was Rs.17.49 Lakhs. Total number of Pre-Placement Offers (PPO) was 131, which was all-time highest. The number of international offers was 108, including PPOs. This suggests an increasing and a positive trend in the pay package offered by various organizations(Refer to Table 5). 


Table 5- Average salary, international and Pre-Placement Offer details




Average Gross Salary (in LPA*) 



Average CTC (in LPA*) 



Total Number of International Offers



Total Number of Pre-Placement Offers




About IITB:

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. Its preeminent 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.


Education and research are the twin pillars of IITB and the ambience is one in which new ideas and creativity can flourish. A key goal of the Institute is to provide a creative atmosphere in which higher studies and research thrive amongst the students and the faculty. IIT Bombay's commitment to merging education with the creation of knowledge provides a fertile ground for productive research that has led to a range of scientific and technological achievements.


We feel that the main ingredient for successful R & D is enthusiastic young minds. It is from this viewpoint that we have introduced the IITB Research Internship Awards to engage bright external students on challenging research projects.