Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
OverviewIIT Bombay was the second IIT to be established in 1958 with assistance from UNESCO and with funds contributed by the Soviet Union. The institute was set up aiming to develop facilities for studies in a variety of specialized engineering and technological sciences.
Gyanam Paramam Dhyeyam
Translated in English: Knowledge is supreme goal
"To be the fountainhead of new ideas and of innovators in technology and science" while its mission is "To create an ambience in which new ideas, research and scholarship flourish and from which the leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge"
"To create ambience of excellence of academic excellence in which new ideas, research, scholarship flourish and from which the leaders of tomorrow emerge"
The Institute has a great location for an academic environment nestled between Powai and Vihar lakes along with scenic hills adjoining the campus. The campus is extremely clean, green and mostly untouched by the pollution of the rest of the city. The proximity of the campus to the national park has also led to occasional sightings of panthers and Gharial crocodilians along the banks of Lake Powai.
IIT Bombay has 14 departments, 10 centres and 3 schools that provide postgraduate programs that include M. Tech, M. Phil, M. Des, M. Sc and Master of Management and also courses for Ph.D apart from their regular undergraduate B. Tech and Dual Degree programs. The total number of students is around 6000 and the academic staff of IITB comprises of more than 500 faculties.
Faculty members from IIT Bombay undertake industry sponsored research and consultancy projects that are made available through the institute. These are funded by various national agencies. Typically in one year, there are about 400 on-going sponsored projects. There are also a number of central facilities such as the Central Library, Central Workshop, and Printing Press. Many new research facilities have been acquired or developed in the last few years. One of the most important of them is the Computer Centre which started functioning in 1986 with facilities which have been continuously updated. Pratham (satellite) is an Indian ionospheric research satellite which will be operated by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as part of the Student Satellite Initiative. Its primary mission is to count electrons in the Earth's ionosphere. There are many sophisticated equipment and advanced facilities available at IIT Bombay which can be referred at http://www.ircc.iitb.ac.in/IRCC-Webpage/research-facilities.jsp.
There are several scholarships sponsored by both private organizations and the government to assist students undergoing both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Institute.
Campus LifeStudents in IIT Bombay reside in hostels that are numbered from 1 through 14, with Hostel 10 (under-graduate and post-graduate) and Hostel 11 (post-graduate) specially reserved for women. Tansa House is a housing complex exclusively for the single male project staff. It is the smallest hostel in IIT Bombay with 128 rooms. The Tulsi House is meant for married research scholars. Apart from these, few students also reside in Type -1 quarters, Vihar House, QIP quarters and DRDO building which are situated in the campus.
The institute provides adequate infrastructure for students to unwind; having quality sports grounds and courts apart from the Students' Activity Centre which proves to be a centre for various cultural and other extracurricular activities.
The Students' Gymkhana is the regulatory body governing all student activities at IIT Bombay. At the apex of this structure is the Dean (Student Affairs). He is assisted by the Head (Gymkhana) and by various Chairmen and Professors in Charge of different activities.
Students at IIT Bombay engage themselves in a large number of extra-curricular activities, and a student can find an interest group corresponding to almost any hobby. Some of the unique clubs include The Scrabble Club, The Hobbies Club, The Mountaineering Club and the Special Interest Group in Finance (SIGFIN). The vibrant club culture on campus is something unique to IIT Bombay, and helps to nurture and develop talent. Technical activities are also an integral part of student extra-curricular activities, with a host of technical and scientific clubs fostering hobby-based learning in the technical and scientific fields. The Media Bodies Aawaaz and InsIghT provide news and analysis in Hindi and English, respectively.
There are also student groups that run the various fests of IIT Bombay. The annual technological fest, Techfest aims to provide a national platform for students to showcase their talent. Interestingly, it aims for the social development of India, working on a non-profit basis and taking several initiatives to address social and environmental problems. Techfest has earned the tag of Asia's biggest Science and Technology Festival and is well renowned for its unique aggregation of events, exhibitions, lecture series and competitions. Mood Indigo is the annual cultural festival. It attracts a large number of participants and is famous for its 'pronites', a variety of workshops, ranging from whistling and martial arts to hypnotism and tap dance and competitions with huge prizes. 'Avenues' is the annual Business festival organized by Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. It consists of a potpourri of management events targeted at the budding managers and combines learning with fun.
Biosciences and Bioengineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Energy Science and Engineering
Humanities & Social Science
Industrial Design Center
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
Batch of 1967
President, Bell Labs, Chief Scientist, Lucent, US National Medal of Technology
Batch of 1967
CEO Ensim Corporation; Ex-CTO Novell;Founder of TiE - The IndUS Entrepreneurs
Batch of 1968
IBM Fellow, T.J. Watson Research Center IBM
Batch of 1970
Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Suresh V. Shenoy
Batch of 1972
Executive Vice President at Information Management Consultants, Inc., a Virginia, USA
Batch of 1975
Chairman and CEO, Syntel
Batch of 1975
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Member of Parliament since 2004
Batch of 1975
President & CEO, Fox Technologies
Batch of 1978
Ex-Chief Minister, Goa
Batch of 1978
Co-founder and ex-CEO of Infosys and presently chairman of UIDAI
Batch of 1978
Polynomial time algorithm for LP problems, which is a leading breakthrough in Operations Research
Batch of 1979
CEO WebEx Communications
Batch of 1982
Founder and Chairman, Dess Technologies
Batch of 1984
MD, Netcore Solutions, Founder, IndiaWorld
Batch of 1987
Managing Director, CIO India at Nomura
Batch of 1982
Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group. Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award.
About BombayMumbai, the commercial and entertainment capital of India, is hub of all kinds of activities one can think of, happening in India. Along with Mumbai, the area near Mumbai is the India's one of the most developed area and highly industrialized.
Mumbai's history as a major trading centre has led to a diverse range of cultures, religions and cuisines coexisting in the city.
Mumbai has a tropical climate. The average annual temperature is 27.2 °C (with average maximum 33 °C and average minimum 18 °C).and average minimum 18 °C). Temperature in Mumbai is stabilized by Arabic Ocean, neither summers are too hot and nor winters are too cold. Mumbai Floods due to heavy rain has become an issue in recent years but life within IIT Bombay is not affected by these floods.
One can find countless places for all kinds of celebrations/moods in Mumbai.
Mumbai Skywalks, Metros are the main modes of transportation within city.Mumbai is the headquarters of two of Indian Railways' zones: the Central Railway and the Western Railway.The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the main aviation hub in the city, which connects Mumbai to all the national and international cities.
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