IIT Bombay

Mumbai / Maharashtra | Government

Approved By : AICTE

Affiliated By : UGC

About Us

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.

Institute Vision & Mission


To be a leading global technology university that provides a transformative education to create leaders and innovators, and generates new knowledge for society and industry.


To create an ambience in which new ideas, research and scholarship flourish, and from which the leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge.

To address problems faced by the nation and the world through the talent we nurture and the research we do.

To provide an education that transforms students through rigorous coursework and by providing an understanding of the needs of society and industry.

To collaborate with other academic and research institutes around the world to strengthen the education and research ecosystem.

Core Values

The core values adopted by the Institute as enduring principles are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, Transparency, and Empathy. 

Integrity: Research and teaching shall be carried out in an environment of academic freedom and honesty. The Institute will adhere to the highest standards of ethics in all its activities.

Excellence: The Institute is committed to excellence in all spheres of its activities,  and through internal and external reviews, will work towards continuous improvement. The Institute will recognise exceptional efforts through awards and honours.

Accountability: IIT Bombay, an Institute of National Importance established by an Act of Parliament, has been a recipient of public funds and recognizes that it is accountable to the people of India (through the IIT Council and Board of Governors of IIT Bombay) and to all its immediate stakeholders including students, staff, faculty, alumni and industry. 

Transparency: The Institute will function according to defined procedures and rules, which will be informed to all stakeholders. The Institute will make public all important information related to its functioning.

Empathy: An awareness of the conditions of the weaker sections of our society and contributions towards solution of their problems will form an integral part of the research and education programmes of the Institute.


Enhance engagement with society and industry    

Broaden educational areas                                  

Improve internal support systems                        

Enhance student experience                                

Broaden funding base                                        

Attract international students and faculty                              

Advance frontiers of knowledge                        

Enhance diversity

Enhance alumni engagement 

Develop a cleaner and greener campus

Institute History


A high-powered committee of the Government of India, headed by Sir Nalini Ranjan Sarkar, a businessman, educationist, industrialist and public figure, recommended in 1946 the establishment of four higher institutes of technology on the lines of their counterparts in Europe and the United States to set the direction for the development of technical education in the country. The committee had recommended the establishment of institutes of national importance in different regions of India. The first of the IITs was set up in Kharagpur (whose other claim to fame is that it has the longest railway platform in the world) in the state of West Bengal in 1950 at a site in Hijli village which used to be a detention camp. Four more IITs followed in quick succession. IIT Bombay was established in 1958, followed by those at Madras (1959), Kanpur (1959) and Delhi (1961). Though the names of the cities Bombay and Madras were later changed, respectively, to Mumbai and Chennai, the institutes at these two places retain their original names. So our institute is IIT Bombay, often shortened to IITB.

These institutes were designed to provide the necessary dynamism and flexibility of organisation in the light of the expanding knowledge and changing socio-economic requirements of modern society. Planning for the institute at Mumbai began in 1957 and the first batch of 100 students was admitted in 1958. The institute campus at Powai extends over 200 hectares and is situated in picturesque surroundings with the Vihar and the Powai lakes on either side and green hills in and around. In 1961, by an Act of Parliament, the institute was declared an institution of national importance and was accorded the status of a university with the power to award its own degrees and diplomas. IIT Bombay was established with the cooperation and participation of the UNESCO, utilising the contribution of the government of the then USSR. The institute received substantial assistance in the form of equipment and expert services from the USSR through the UNESCO from 1956 to 1973. It received 59 experts and 14 technicians from several reputed institutions in the USSR. The UNESCO also offered fellowships, numbering 27, for training Indian faculty members in the USSR. Under the bilateral agreement of 1965, the Government of USSR provided additional assistance to supplement the Aid Programme already received by the institute through UNESCO.


Eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2019

(Please refer to JEE (Advanced) website for the latest information)
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Advanced) -2019 is that the
candidate must have passed in final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying
examination (Appendix–3). Those appearing in these examinations in 2019 can also appear in
JEE (Advanced)- 2019 provisionally.

All the candidates aspiring to take admission to the undergraduate programs at IITs for the
year 2019 will have to appear in the Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2019. Based on the
performance in Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2019, number of top candidates as per
the requirement of JEE (Advanced) (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE

Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced),
subject to conditions as defined in JEE (Advanced)–2019 website.

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years
irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. The candidates, who
have attempted JEE (Main) /JEE (Advanced) in 2017 or earlier, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in
JEE (Advanced)–2019.

The candidate who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs in 2018 is eligible to
appear in JEE (Advanced)–2019 provided that the candidate satisfies other eligibility criteria.


Application procedure for JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced)–2019
In order to appear in JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced) 2019, the candidates are required
to apply only online as per procedure detailed below (Please also see section 5.6 for JEE

List of Qualifying Examinations

I. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board,
such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School
Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

II. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/

III. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence

IV. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling
with a minimum of five subjects.

V. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized
as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

VI. H.S.C. vocational examination. [Only for Admission to IITs]

VII. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 year
duration. [Only for Admission to IITs]

VIII. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced
(A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

IX. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate
Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

X. In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least
one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
[Only for Admission to IITs]

State Code of Eligibility

State Code of eligibility means the Code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class 12th
/Equivalent qualifying examination by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEE
(Main) for admission to B.E/B. Tech. and B. Arch./B. Planning Courses of the institutions/Colleges of
the States/UT.




Course Name Duration Course Type Type of Course
3 Year
Fee : 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR
Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for admission: Candidates over 17 years of age are eligible to apply. The candidate must have passed 10+2, in Any Stream.

Course Name Duration Course Type Type of Course
4 Year
Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for admission: Candidates over 17 years of age are eligible to apply. The candidate must have passed 10+2, in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology.

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AddressIIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra, India

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