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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Updated on: Mar 18, 2013
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) or IIT Bombay as it is popularly called, established in 1958 is second Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in India. The IIT Bombay is autonomous university and hence free to conduct its own programs and award degrees. The IIT Bombay is ‘institute of national importance’ declared by parliament of India and established under IIT Act and hence responsible for conduction of R & D work for excellence in sciences and technologies and various other areas. The IIT Bombay is mentor to newly formed IIT Gandhinagar

The IIT Bombay offers under graduate programs; bachelor’s, integrated, dual degree etc in engineering, sciences and technologies and awards degrees like Bachelor of Technology, Master in Technology etc. At postgraduate level the institute offers masters degree programs in engineering, management, pure sciences and humanities. For the excellence in research and development various research programs are offered. The IIT Bombay offers admission into different academic programs on the basis of candidates’ score in entrance test like Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), Graduate Aptitude test in Engineering (GATE) etc.

The entrance exams for admission into different study programs offered at IIT Bombay are jointly administered by conglomerate of IIT and IISc, in general. In some cases, for example, for admission into research programs, the IIT Bombay conducts its own entrance test, and interviews etc. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is promised to strengthen the status of scientific and technological base in India and hence offers various distance education programs and part time programs extremely suitable for working people.

The IIT Bombay offers fully residential programs for regular students; there offered living facilities, like hostel, medical care, mess, sports facilities etc within the campus. The IIT Bombay is well networked with Information & Communication Technologies; students are provided access to Internet in faculty buildings, library and hostels. The institute takes care not only for academics but also for overall development of the learners and offers sports facilities and cultural events. Services of professional counselors always made available to all students whom they contact when in need for academic, personal and other discussion.

The IIT Bombay takes part in various cultural and sports events, which makes headline in various media both print and electronic. Faculty members and other staff members are provided living facilities inside the campus so as to ensure maximum availability when learners need them. The Central Library of IIT Bombay offers best platform for student - faculty interaction where a student of computers can meet with a textile-engineering professor and discuss computer programs for developing intelligent fibers.

The IIT Bombay graduates are job creators instead of job seekers. The institute focus in development of enterprising skills in the learners through dedicated E-Cell, which trains about nitty-gritty of enterprising. The SINE (Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) is another initiative of IIT Bombay for developing entrepreneurial skills in the learners. The IIT Bombay is preferred recruitment destination; every year 100s of companies visits this paradise of learning for recruiting scientists, engineers and thinkers.

The placement cell of IIT Bombay provides pre placement training and assists in interview process. Normally all student get appointment letter from more than one recruiter and hence they get enough choices to select job options according to area of expertise and interest.  The digital library of IIT Bombay is of great help to find various books and periodicals with smart searches.  When academics and higher studies comes into focus IIT Bombay students lead forward.

The IIT Bombay Alumni makes presence everywhere in top notch companies, be it Ford Motors or Microsoft or TATA. Rajesh Jain, Narendra Karmarkar, Victor Menezes, N. K. Naik, Arun Netravali, Nandan Nilekani, Satyendra Pakhale, Manohar Parrikar, Jairam Ramesh, and Kanwal Rekhi are some of the well-known alumni of IIT Bombay.

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