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The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is one of the seven higher Institutes of Technology in the country set up with the objectives of making available facilities for higher education, research and training in various fields of Science and Technology. IIT Bombay established in 1958. The Institute is located at Powai in a campus extending over 220 hectares amidst picturesque surroundings with Vihar and Powai lakes on either side. At present, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes are offered in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science and Engineering offers regular M.Tech., PGDIIT (only IT) and Ph.D. programmes, Earth Sciences, Electrical, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Departments as well as by certain Interdisciplinary groups i.e. Corrosion Science & Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research,Reliability Engineering and Systems & Control Engineering. The Industrial Design Centre of the Institute offers Ph.D. Programme in Design and 2 year M.Des Programme in Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design and Animation whereas M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Applied Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and M.Sc. programme in Applied Statistics and Informatics are offered by the respective Departments. The Department of Physics also offers 4Year B.Tech. Programme in Engineering Physics. The Institute has a Humanities and Social Sciences Department, which offers doctoral programmes and 2years M.Phil programme. The Institute has 2Year M.Tech. Programme in Natural Resources Engineering in its Centre of Study in Resources Engineering (CSRE).
From the academic year 200708, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology have merged and a new entity has been formed named “Department of Computer Science & Engineering”. From the academic year 200708, the Institute has also started following new programmes.
1). Ph.D in Natural Resources Engineering Offered by CSRE
2). M.Tech in Petroleum Geoscience – offered by Earth Science Department
3). M.Tech in Technology and Development – offered by CTARA
The Shailesh J. Mehta, School of Management offers a 2 years Master Management programme and also a Doctoral programme. The School of Management also conducts a wide range of courses for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes. The School of Biosciences and Bioengineering offers M.Sc. (Biotechnology), M.Tech (Biomedical Engineering) and Ph.D. programme
The DIIT Programme (Post Graduate Diploma of IIT) contains courses that are a subset of the M.Tech. Programme with a provision for a mini project. The duration of the DIIT program is of one year. Now, this programme is also offered through Distance Education mode.
The Institute on an average admits 650 candidates for the Undergraduate programmes and 1050 candidates for different Ph.D / Postgraduate programmes every year. Students from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Yemen are also undergoing training in various programmes. Apart from these students from developed countries such as France, Germany and USA are also coming to IIT Bombay for doing some courses / projects. Large number of students from other engineering colleges are also coming to IIT Bombay to do their B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech. Projects. In addition to these academic programmes, the Continuing Education Programme (CEP Cell) organizes short, intensive courses in specialized topics both for practicing engineers as well as for teachers from engineering colleges; and also conducts seminar and conferences on current scientific and technological developments. Further, under Quality Improvement programme (QIP), teachers from various engineering colleges also join Institute for the postgraduate and doctoral programmes.