Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai – IIT

IIT Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai About Us

IIT Bombay, set up by an Act of Parliament, was established in 1958, at Powai, a northern suburb of Mumbai. Today the Institute is recognised as one of the centres of academic excellence in the country. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities, and a parallel improvement in facilities and infrastructure, to keep it on par with the best institutions in the world. Institutes in positions of excellence grow with time. The ideas and ideals on which such institutes are built evolve and change with national aspirations, national perspectives, and trends world – wide. IIT Bombay, too, is one such institution.

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.

The site chosen for the Indian Institute of Technology institute was Powai, eighteen miles ( 29 km ) from the city of Bombay ( Mumbai ), with an area of 550 acres ( 2.2 km ) which was given by the then Bombay State Government. While construction was being completed, the first academic session of the Institute opened on July 25, 1958, in its temporary home at the Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association ( SASMIRA ) building in Worli ( Bombay ) with 100 students. These students were selected from over 3,400 applicants for admission to the first year undergraduate programs in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering. One of the main objectives of establishing the Institute was to develop facilities for studies in a variety of specialised engineering and technological sciences. The need for establishing adequate facilities for postgraduate studies and research was kept uppermost in mind in the founding years.

While the Institute was functioning provisionally at Worli, an effort was made to expedite the progress of the building project at its permanent location and Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the Institute at Powai on March 10, 1959.

At the institutional level, IIT Bombay is governed by a Board of Governors with a Chairman nominated by the Visitor, the Director as a member and the Registrar as secretary. Besides this, there are four persons having specialised knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, engineering or science nominated by the Council. Two professors are nominated by the Senate. Additionally, one technologist or industrialist of repute is nominated by the Government of each of the States of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

For all academic matters, the Senate is the authority having control and responsibility for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examinations and all other allied academic matters. The Senate is mainly constituted of all the professors of the Institute and the Director is the Chairman.

The key people in the execution of the Institute’s activities are the Director and Deputy Director who are assisted by Dean ( Research and Development ), Dean ( Planning ), Dean ( Students Affairs ), Dean ( Academic Programs ) and Dean ( Resources Development ), and the Heads of the Departments, Centres and Schools. The Administration is managed by the Registrar, with senior administrative officers being assigned for specific areas such as Estate Management, Materials Management, Personnel Management, Finance and Accounts, and Academic Affairs.

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Departments in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bio sciences and Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Science and Engineering
  • Humanities & Social Science
  • Industrial Design Center
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Physics

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Courses Offered by IIT Mumbai

I. UG Programs in Mumbai IIT College

  • B.Tech
  • Dual Degree
  • 5 Year Integrated M.Sc. Program

II. IIT Bombay PG Programs

  • M.Tech
  • Master of Design
  • M.Phil
  • Master Management

III. Research Programs in IIT

  • Ph.D

IV. IIT Bombay Departments offering B.Tech / Dual Degree

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering Department
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Physics

V. Indian Institute of Technology Dual Degree Programs

  • B.Tech. degree of the parent department ( e.g. Mechanical Engineering ).
  • M.Tech. degree of the Specialization within the parent department ( e.g. Thermal and Fluids Engineering ).

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IIT Bombay Contact Details

Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai,
Powai,
Mumbai – 400 076,
India,
Telephone No. : + 91 – 22 – 2572 – 2545,
Fax : + 91 – 22 – 2572 – 3480,
Website : http://www.iitb.ac.in/.
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