IIT Bombay Review


Established in 1958, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (also known as IIT Bombay or IIT Mumbai) is the first public college to have laid its foundation stone with assistance from UNESCO. In 1961, it was declared as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by the Parliament of India. It has been declared a ‘Deemed University‘ and is autonomous in nature. IIT Bombay has been ranked 177 in the QS World Rankings 2022. For the year 2021, NIRF has ranked IIT Mumbai at 3 for the both Overall and Engineering category. IIT Bombay was also ranked 2 in the ARIIA rankings 2020 under the category of National Importance. With a lifespan of more than 60 years, the Deemed University campus has grown to include 15 academic departments, 34 centres, 17 departments and three schools to offer more than 60 courses in the stream of Engineering and Technology, Science and Management at UG, PG and doctoral levels. Much like other IITs, the flagship course of IIT Bombay is BTech with a total intake of 1,036 students. 

IIT Bombay also offers Continuing Education & Quality Improvement Program (CE & QIP) for working professionals from both academia and industry. For the year 2020-21, a total of 945 participants attended 51 CEP courses in 2021. The varsity also houses an online platform namely IITBombayX that offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to global participants. IIT Bombay MOOCs has been launched in collaboration with edX which is a non-profit initiative taken by Harvard and MIT. These online courses are usually offered for a minimum of four weeks duration to a maximum of 12 weeks. IIT Bombay has an umbrella organisation known as Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) for entrepreneurship and tech start-ups under which it has completed 180+ start-ups, 800+ Entrepreneurs, 5000+ Employments. The Deemed University is also a member of Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange (LAOTSE), which promotes exchange programmes for students and senior scholars in Europe and Asia.

Establishment year | Ownership type1958 | Public
Campus area550 acre
Student intakeUG: 4,137
PG: 2,859
PhD: 3,083
RecognitionUGC, AICTE
Rankings– 177 as per QS World Rankings 2022
– 1 by India Today 2021 Rankings in Maharashtra
– Ranked 3 by ‘Engineering’ by NIRF 2021
Flagship course of studyBTech
Number of courses offered70 courses across
Number | Types of scholarships offered10 | Merit-based, Need-based

IIT Bombay Courses & Fees 2022

IIT Bombay offers over 86 courses at UG, PG and PhD level in the stream of Engineering, Technology, Science and Management. Besides, the Deemed University also offers short-term certificate online courses like Object-oriented Programming, Programming Basics, etc. Admission to the UG and PG courses is based on national-level entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE, etc. While the duration of UG courses ranges between three and four years, most of the PG courses are of two years. IIT Bombay offers MS Research in the Department of Computer Science Engineering in three specialisations and PhD course in seven specialisations. The Deemed University conducts a separate written test to shortlisted candidates for MS Research and PhD programmes. Some of the popular IIT Bombay courses are shown in the grid below along with their eligibility requirements and fees:

IIT Bombay Application Process 2022

For seeking admission to the courses offered at IIT Bombay, as a first step, candidates are required to visit the official website of respective national-level entrance exam/ conducting bodies and fill the application form in online mode. Click on the ‘Read more’ links to know about the application process for these course-specific entrance exams:

  • For admission to BTech, BTech-MTech (Dual Degree) and BS programmes, candidates need to apply on the official website of NTA- https://nta.ac.in/. Read more to know about JEE Main application process.
  • For MBA, candidates need to first apply at the official website of CAT- https://iimcat.ac.in. Read more to know about the CAT application process.
  • For admission to MSc and MSc-PhD, candidates need to apply on the official website of IIT JAM followed by IIT Bombay. Read more to know more about IIT JAM application process.

However, for admission to BDes, MDes, MA + PhD (Dual Degree), MS by Research, PhD, MTech and MTech + PhD, candidates need to apply on the official website of IIT Bombay. Below-mentioned is the IIT Bombay application process:

Step 1: Visit the official website- https://www.iitb.ac.in/.

Step 2: Fill the application form.

Step 3: Upload documents.

Step 4: Pay the application fee.

Step 5: Download and print the application form.

IIT Bombay Rankings 2022

Over the past few years, the Deemed University has been ranked under multiple streams, including Management, Engineering, Commerce and Computer Applications. A few of the important IIT Bombay rankings are mentioned below:

International Rankings

Ranking BodyCategoryRank
QS World Rankings 2022Engineering177
QS Rankings 2021Global Engineering172

National Rankings

Ranking BodyCategoryRank
India Today 2021Best college2
The Week 2021Best college2
NIRF 2021Engineering3
NIRF 2021Overall3
NIRF 2021Management10

IIT Bombay Placements

According to media reports, a total of 1,723 offers were made and 1,382 offers were accepted during Phase 1 of IIT Bombay placements 2021-22. Further, more than 315 companies have recruited students with Rakuten Group making the highest international offers. The highest international package received as of now during phase 1 of IIT Bombay placements 2022 is INR 2.05 crore per annum (USD 2.74 lakh) from Uber. Further, the highest domestic package received as of now during Phase-1 of IIT Bombay placements 2022 is INR 1 crore per annum. The key IIT Bombay placements 2021-22 highlights are presented in the below-mentioned table:

ParticularsStatistics (2021-22) Phase 1
Number of companies participated315
Number of offers made 1723
Number of offers accepted 1382
Number of PPOs made 248
Number of PPOs accepted 202
Number of International offers 45
Highest International packageINR 2.05 crore per annum
Highest Domestic packageINR 1 crore per annum
Top RecruitersUber, Rubrik, Millennium
Major sectorsIT, Software, Consulting and Core Engineering

IIT Bombay Infrastructure

IIT Bombay has a technologically advanced campus. The premier institute has one of the best campuses in India state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern amenities and research laboratories. IIT Bombay offers hostel facilities to both domestic and international students, in fact, a special hostel is constructed to offer accommodation to foreign national students. The classrooms of IIT Bombay are bestowed with audio-visual aids along with digital smart boards to promote innovative and interactive learning. The research labs at IIT Bombay are considered one of the best among the IITs across the country as IIT Bombay labs comprise modern machinery and advanced technology resourced to optimize quality research. Other facilities provided by IIT Bombay include seminar rooms, auditoriums, recreation labs, mess, cafeteria, gym, sports complex, convenience store, ATM, healthcare centre, etc. A few of the infrastructural USPs offered by IIT Bombay are discussed below:

  • Library: IIT Bombay’s Central Library is user-focused, innovative, and excellence-driven. The library collection comprises over 2.4 lakh books, 1,18 lakh journals, theses, 60,000+ reports, standards, pamphlets on various study topics.
  • Hostels: IIT Bombay boasts of having 16 hostels for boys and girls. Hostels are equipped with all the basic amenities like water purifiers, common room, recreation room, mess, TV, laundry services, security and surveillance system, etc. Along with the accommodation, the varsity also offers mess facilities to the students that can be availed by submitting preference of meal at the time of admission.
  • Sports complex: IIT Bombay is known for its sports and hence it offers several practicing courts to the students, including badminton, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, cricket and football grounds, athletic tracks, a swimming pool, weightlifting and taekwondo auditoriums, among others.

IIT Bombay Faculty

IIT Bombay has a wide array of faculty comprising 681 teaching staff. Out of the highly-qualified and competent teaching faculty, around 99.82% of the professors are PhD degree holders from some of the top institutions across the world in relevant fields. Some of the faculty members have achieved national awards, such as Padma Shri, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, and many more. The Deemed University maintains an excellent teacher-student ratio at 1:14. IIT Bombay students are also visited by several guest lecturers that visit the campus from time to time. Apart from this, IIT Bombay also involves the alumni in its educational and research activities, whenever possible, by inviting them to participate on its advisory boards as visiting faculty or as guest speakers

Source : Shiksha

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