IIT Bombay: Cutoffs, Placements, Admission, Courses, Fees, Ranking & More

Campus Series: IIT Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, also Known as IIT-B or IIT Bombay, is a government owned engineering institution located in Powai, Mumbai, India. It is the second oldest, first being Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, institute in the Indian Institutes of Technology system. It was established in the year 1958 with the intention of providing quality engineering education at undergraduate and subsequently postgraduate level in a variety of engineering fields. Presently in 2018, they are celebrating their diamond jubilee year after completing fifty years of existence.

IIT-Bombay Diamond Jubliee 2018

The institute was established with foreign funds assistance and in the year 1961, the government declared it as “Institute of National Importance”. IIT Bombay is one of the most sought-after institution for students and researchers who wish to pursue career in engineering field. While the institution was being constructed, its first academic session began from a temporary location from Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA) Building located at Worli, Mumbai with a hundred students.

The first batch of hundred students was selected from about 3400 applications for undergraduate engineering programs in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, and Metallurgical. Presently, IIT Bombay offers variety of engineering programs in lengths and breadths at undergraduate post-graduate and doctoral levels. 

Campus Details

The Institute located at Powai, between Vihar and Powai lakes, has location advantage of being in the financial capital of the country and also the campus offers a peaceful learning environment which creates a perfect balance for resident students. It’s sort of a township in itself that offers lush green campus with all the modern facilities required to engage and assist students with close proximity to Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

The IIT Bombay offers fully residential programs for which the students are housed in 15 well-maintained hostels with complete loading facilities and other recreational facilities.

The campus is connected to the city centre which is at an hour distance by bus and local train. The campus also provides all its residents with the facilities such as banks, schools, shopping center, and hospital, one might need during their stay. All students and most of the faculty members live on campus, in student hostels and IIT staff quarters. The peaceful atmosphere of the campus offers the wide range of activities that complement their academic life.


International National
Ranked 179th in the world QS World University Rankings of 2018 Ranked 2nd by NIRF in 2018
Ranked 9th in QS BRICS University Rankings of 2018 Ranked 2nd by NIRF in 2017
Ranked 219th in QS World University Rankings of 2017 Ranked 2nd by Outlook India in 2017
Ranked 202nd in QS World University Rankings of 2016 Ranked 2nd by Outlook India in 2016


Course Offered

Departments offering 4 year Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) Courses

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

Departments offering 4 Year Bachelor of Science Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Economics (Humanities & Social Sciences)

Departments offering 5 year Dual Degree (B.Tech – M.Tech)  & B.Tech. with Minor in other disciplines courses

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering & Material Science
  • Physics

 Courses Offered Through JEE Based Admission Process

Courses Opening Rank Closing Rank
4 Year course B.Tech
Aerospace Engineering 749 2036
Chemical Engineering 830 1507
Civil Engineering 1046 2308
Computer Science and Engineering 1 62
Electrical Engineering 74 266
Engineering Physics 64 1223
Mechanical Engineering 297 738
Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science 1600 3039
4 Year course Bachelor of Science
Chemistry 1737 5116
Economics 1426 2555
5 Year B.tech + M.Tech Dual degree course
Electrical Engineering with M.Tech in Communications and Signal Processing 345 510
Electrical Engineering with M.Tech in Microelectronics 270 471
Energy Engineering with M.Tech in Energy Systems Engineering 1294 2514
Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech in Computer Integrated Manufacturing 260 879
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with M.Tech in Ceramics and Composites 2946 3406
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science with M.Tech in Metallurgical Process Engineering 2950 3288

Course Fees

The fees detailed mentioned below are for undergraduate programs of four years in duration. The data have been extracted from IIT Bombay website to ensure accuracy.

Institute Fees

Particulars Amount
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹2,000
One Time Fees ₹5,000
Tuition Fee (per Semester) ₹1,00,000
Other fees (per Semester) ₹3,750
Annual Fees ₹126
Total ₹1,10,876

Hostel Fees

Particulars Amount
Mess Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) ₹1,000
Hostel Seat Rent (per Semester) ₹500
Electricity & Water charges (per Semester) ₹2,500
Hostel Establishment Charges (per Semester) ₹2,000
Contribution to Hostel Subsidy (per Semester) ₹6,000
Mess Advance (Six Monthly) ₹13,000
Total ₹25,000

Fee Waivers

  • 100% Tuition Fee waiver for SC/ST/PH students
  • Full remission of the Tuition Fee for General and OBC students whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum
  • Remission of 2/3rd of the Tuition Fee for General and OBC students whose family income is between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per annum

Placement Trends:

Over the years there has been a gradual increase in the registered students count. The numbers below narrate the participation according to the programs with their respective selections.

The placement data has been extracted from the website office of the placements at IIT Bombay http://placements.iitb.ac.in/

Program-wise placement data 2016 – 2017:

Program-wise placement data 2016 - 2017


Percentage of Placements

Sector-wise Selections:

Placement details by type of organization Sectors like Core Engineering & Technology, Research & Development, Analytics and IT/Software saw good selections this year which were inclined to the industry trends.

Placement details by type of organization:

Placement details by type of organization

Average Compensation, International Offers & Pre Placement Offers:

Average Gross Salary (in LPA*) – 11.41

Average CTC (in LPA*) – 13.38

Total Number of International Offers – 67

Total Number of Pre-Placement Offers – 59 

Year-wise Placement Comparison:

Despite of the challenging market situations over the years, IITB managed to maintain good interest amongst the recruiting firms in the job market.  

Comparison of students placed in

2013 – ‘14 vs. 2014 – ’15 vs. 2015 – ‘16 vs. 2016 – ’17

Comparison of students placed

Sector vs. Department Offers B.Tech and M.Tech maintained almost the same demand amongst various companies. Engineering & Technology, Finance and IT/Software were amongst the top hiring sectors for the B. Tech.

Sector-wise selection for B. Tech


IIT Bombay has been at the forefront of innovation and research for India since its existence and so it has made considerable efforts to align its R&D focus with the national goal of becoming a state of technological institution with financial self-sufficiency. Students along with their faculty conduct research projects in various areas of science and engineering.

The institute has tied up with various prestigious national and international universities, governments and industries leading to multiple ongoing academic and research collaborations in order to stay abreast with expanding boundaries of knowledge and the rate of global developments; it is also consistently in touch with the needs of the nation. Its position at the top of the list in ranking is because of the cutting-edge research done by their teams and is reflected in its impressive list of research projects, which cater to both our national needs and global developments.  Some of which are listed as below:

  • Waterless Toilet by IIT-B Professor Hopes to Put an End to Open Defecation in Rural India, Slums
  • Mumbai neglects waste disposal in its hunt for Swachh status
  • IIT Bombay Project facilitating broadband access in rural India has won a worldwide Mozilla innovation challenge
  • Sunscreens get a new sheen. IIT-Bombay develops a new particle that blocks UV rays more effectively.
  • IIT-B Solution Could Help Telcos Cut Fuel Costs
  • IIT Bombay students developed a microsatellite named Pratham.
  • It was launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in September 2016 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It was launched aboard a four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) after a wait of nine years.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre

Faculty at IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay, over the years, has had some of the best faculty members across the country and globally. They have contributed enormously to the growth of the institution in terms of academic and research development. Let us have a look at some of the notable previous and present faculties at IIT Bombay.

  • Dipan Ghosh– Theoretical physicist, originator of the Majumdar–Ghosh model.
  • K. Naik– Aerospace engineer
  • Naresh Patwari, chemist and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagarlaureate
  • Deepak B. Phatak– Computer scientist, Padma Shri award winner
  • Ram Puniyani– Biomedical engineer
  • V. Seshadri– Chemical engineer
  • Tathagat Avatar Tulsi– Physicist
  • Manohar Vartak– Mathematician
  • Pramod P. Wangikar- bioinformatician, N-Bios laureate

Multi-disciplinary Centers at IIT Bombay

The purpose of the multi-disciplinary centers at IIT Bombay is to foster innovation in the much needed areas of the society and encourage cross functional teams ot work together to learn and achieve an outcome that is fruitful for the society as a whole. These centers also focus on developing parallel skills of the students and encourage them to innovate and take the entrepreneurial route by offering various grants and support.

The following multi-disciplinary centers are located in IIT Bombay:

  • Industrial Design Centre
  • Computer Aided Design Center
  • Centre for Research in Nano-Technology and Sciences
  • Centre for Aerospace Systems Design and Engineering
  • Computer Centre
  • Centre for Distant Engineering Education Program
  • Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering.
  • Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas
  • Centre for Formal Design and Verification of Software
  • Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility
  • Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics
  • National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Cultural Festivals at IIT Bombay

The Techfest


Techfest is the annual science and technology festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Independent body of students plan and organize this event along with various other social initiatives and social outreach programs throughout the year. Techfest is also famous for hosting a wild variety of events that include exhibitions (by the likes of Force India F1 Team), competitions (Like Robo Wars), lectures as well as workshops.

Started in the year 1998 with the sole aim of developing and giving a platform for the Indian student community to develop and showcase their own technical prowess, and since then it has now grown into Asia’s Largest Science and Technology Festival with a total attendee count nearing 1.65 lakh in its latest edition. All the activities are held during a grand three-day festival event in the campus of IIT Bombay which attract including students, academia, corporates from all over the World and the general public.

Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo, also known as MoodI or MI, is the annual cultural festival of the IIT Bombay. It is a social event usually held towards the end of December every year. The 2015 edition of Mood Indigo witnessed a footfall of over 1, 31,000 students from over 1700 colleges from across the country. Started in the year 1971 by a group of enthusiastic IITians, Mood Indigo now in its 47th edition has become the largest college cultural festival in the country. MI has grown so much that it attracts the best social media companies to follow it for all three days it is held for and a multitude of companies sponsor it owing to Mood Indigo being the most attended college event in India.

As much as the facilities and the infrastructure around is impressive, it is it’s residents who are the most important thing in IIT Bombay. It is not the 550acres of prime land in the centre of Mumbai that makes it special, but it does provide the correct environment for these students to thrive. The atmosphere always contains a tinge of the brilliance of the people who come here to study and work. Considering the fact that the top minds of the nation make IIT Bombay their home, it is indeed one hell of a ride.

Since it attracts the top talents from all over India IIT Bombay has a very diverse student community who come from every corner of the nation and there is a healthy mix of foreign nationality students as well. So the cultural exchange is exhaustive and one has to deal with day to day situations independently and adjust to people accordingly.

The cultural activities here are varied according to the different hobbies one possesses they all cater to one’s inner artistic soul.

Some of these clubs are:

  • The Quiz club
  • The scrabble club
  • The debate club
  • The swimming club
  • The astronomy club
  • Special Interest Group in Finance (SIGFIN)

These clubs arrange events round the year so life at IITB is never monotonous and is always thriving with energy.

Alumni Speak

IIT Bombay has a very active alumni based across industry sectors at some of the very senior executive levels. In the last fifty years, the institution has produced some of the finest scientists, engineers, researchers and leaders that the country takes pride in.

The Institutes alumni office on a regular basis organizes events, and other community driven programs that bridge the gap between academia and industry. Some of the initiatives of the alumni include financial aid program, retired professor wellness program, student scholarships, and young faculty awards amongst others.

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