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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
IIT Bombay is a small township in
itself. Consciously developed, the campus has retained and increased its
green cover, rich in natural flora and fauna. It is located is located
at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of
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 distance, you can use either the BEST Bus Network or the Mumbai Local train System. 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.
Planning for the institute at Mumbai began in 1957 and the first batch of 100 students was admitted in 1958. In 1961, by an Act of Parliament, the institute was declared an institution of national importance. IIT Bombay was established with the cooperation and participation of the UNESCO, utilising the contribution of the Government of USSR
The major facilities are:
Convocation Hall: A huge convocation hall to conduct various events.
IDC Auditorium: The Industrial Design Centre’s (IDC auditorium is used for conducting institute seminars, lectures, etc, besides screening a weekly movie on Thursdays
Library: It is in the Main Building with all major facilities such as CD - Rom, CCOD, automated book - issue
Banks: The SBI, Canara Band and Saraswati Co-op. Bank are located in the campus
Post Office: It is situated at the Y - Point Gate (YP)
Printing Press: The IIT Printing Press prints many of our students publications among other things like printing the full stationery, brochures, forms, etc. for any purpose relating to IIT
IIT Market: There is a market at YP both inside and outside the campus. (No wonder its called the market gate by bus conductors). Apart from this there is a Co-op (IIT Consumers CO-op. Society) in the MB (Main Building) for books and stationery. Books are also available at YP. There's a cycle shop near H8 & a cobbler's shop near H1
Students' Activity Centre (SAC): It has a as gymnasium, a squash court and facilities foe gymnastics.
Hospital: There is a 60 bed hospital with full time doctors and visiting specialists. The hospital has its own pathological labs, x - ray & ECG facilities and a physiotherapy section too.
Gymkhana: The Students’ Gymkhana along with its infrastructure is an organization to foster and develop all student activities in the Institute. It aims at promoting and developing organizational abilities in students.
Women’s Cell: It was established in 2002, in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling of 1997 on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace
Biosciences and Bioengineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Energy Science and Engineering
Humanities & Social Science
Industrial Design Center
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
The placement cell is very active in the institute and it provides excellent job placement for the students.
The major student activities are:
Quiz Club: It is responsible for the resurgence of quizzing and other literary events in IIT Bombay
Scrabble Club: It intends to hold workshops, fundaes sessions, Scrabble based puzzles, competitions, tournaments, etc.
The Speakers’ Club: It organizes speaking events, debating, extempore speaking, elocution and jamming
Hobbies Club: It includes hobbies like electronics, astronomy, HAM radio and aeromodelling
Mountaineering Club: The club organizes regular weekend treks in the Sahayadris, to provide a respite from the rigourous of IITian life and to keep people in touch with Nature