Latest Update: IIT Bombay Ph.D. applications are currently being invited for the admissions 2020, classes for which will begin from January 2021. The minimum eligibility for the same is a Master’s degree in the relevant field along with a valid GATE/ CEED/ UGC-NET score. Applications are being invited in the online mode only. The last date to submit the completed application form is October 26, 2020. Also, online registration for IIT Bombay GATE 2021 is extended up to October 7, 2020.

IIT Bombay Admission Dates 2020

Event Date
Availability of Ph.D. application form September 29, 2020
Last date for receipt of completed application forms October 26, 2020
Last date to register for GATE 2021 October 7, 2020
Change of choice in the examination city for Ph.D. applicants 2020  October 28, to November 11, 2020
CEED 2021 registration portal September 9, 2020, to October 24, 2020
UCEED 2021 registration portal September 9, 2020, to October 24, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is ranked 4th in the Overall category by NIRF Ranking 2020., making it one of the best Engineering colleges in the country. In 53 years of IIT Bombay, it has 39000 graduate students from different fields and courses. Currently, the strength at IIT Bombay is 7202 students and a highly qualified and diverse faculty of 673 members across its under Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs. 

IIT Bombay offers various specializations under B.Tech,, M.Sc, and Ph.D. courses. The qualifying examinations for these courses are  JEE Mains, GATE, and IIT JAM. Last year, the opening and the closing cutoff for admission to B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering were 1-63 and 10-313 for boys and girls respectively.

The institute also has a great placement record with almost 1319 placement offers in the 2019-20 session. The highest salary offered was INR 62.28 LPA overall across all departments. The average salary package offered was INR 20.34 LPA. The international package at the institute stood at INR 1.16 Crore Per Annum. The recruiters include some multinational companies and reputed organizations such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, Uber, IBM, Samsung, etc. 

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IIT Bombay Highlights

Established | Type 1958 | Autonomous
Accredited UGC and AICTE
Popular Courses B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, and Ph.d
Entrances JEE, GATE, and JAM
Admission Criteria | Application mode Entrance-based | Online
Campus area 550 acre
No. of courses | Departments 70+ | 16
 NIRF Rankings 2020 4 for Overall 
11 for MBA 
3 for B.Tech
Highest package | Average Package INR 62.28 LPA | INR 20.34 LPA
Top recruiters Honeywell, Airbus, Hyundai Mobis, Vedanta, HP, TATA, etc.
On-campus school Shailesh J Mehta School of Management 
Official Website
Application Mode Online

IIT Bombay Ranking 2020

Being one of the leading Institutes in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has received rankings from many national and international platforms: ​

  • Ranked #151 - #175 in Engineering category internationally by Times Higher Education Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 4, 11, and 3,  in the Overall, MBA, and B.Tech category, respectively, by NIRF 2020.
  • India today and The Week ranked IIT Bombay at 2 for its B.Tech program in its 2020 rankings.
  • Outlook ranked IIT Bombay at 3 for its B.Tech program in its 2020 rankings.
  • Times Higher Education (THE) ranked IIT Bombay 401 for Overall, 151 for B.Tech, 401 for Science, and 301 for Life Science in the 2020 rankings.

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IIT Bombay Courses

IIT Bombay is known for its B.Tech program which is considered the best in India. But over a period of time, IIT Bombay has developed itself as the leading institute for various programs. IIT Bombay offers various courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level

Courses Offered Specializations Eligibility Tuition Fee (First Year)
B.Tech Civil Engineering 10+2 passed out from any recognized board with 75% marks. INR 2,11,400
Computer Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering Graduated from any recognized university in a relevant stream. INR 2,18,800
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc Mathematics Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with 55% marks scored. INR 42,600
Ph.D Computer Science and Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering/Technology with at least 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) Valid GATE/ CEED/ JEST (for Physics) score OR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR/ UGC/ NBHM/ DBT/ ICAR/ ICMR/ ICPR OR DST INSPIRE Fellowship
INR 73,000
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

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IIT Bombay Admission

Admissions in IIT Bombay are made through various entrance exams. Every course in IIT Bombay has its own national level entrance examination and hence the admission procedure varies with each program. The qualifying examinations are as follows: 

Courses Selection Criteria
B.Tech\ BS\ JEE Main and JEE Advanced
M.Tech\ M.Tech + PhD GATE
M.Sc and M.Sc + PhD IIT JAM 
M.Phil MET 
PhD GATE scores + Written Test and Personal Interview conducted by IIT Bombay management

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IIT Bombay Cut off

IIT Bombay B.Tech Cut off 2020

Specializations Opening rank 2020 Closing rank 2020
Aerospace Engineering 807 2,070
Chemical Engineering 832 1,922
Civil Engineering 1,498 3,299
Computer Science and Engineering 2 66
Electrical Engineering 25 289
Engineering Physics 309 1101
Mechanical Engineering 291 1129
Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science 2229 3650

IIT Bombay M.Tech Cut off 2020

Course General OBC SC/ ST
Chemical Engineering (CH) 550 495 367
Aerospace Engineering  500 450 333
Biomedical Engineering 500 450 333
Computer Science & Engineering 750 675 500
Energy Science and Engineering 510 459 340
Geo-Informatics & Natural Resources Engineering 400 360 267
Industrial Engineering & Operation Research 650 585 433
Mechanical Engineering 600 540 400
Systems & Control Engineering 650 585 433
Technology & Development 380 342 253

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IIT Bombay Scholarship

IIT Bombay offers a scholarship for various programs. Mentioned below is the data of scholarships provided to the eligible students at IIT Bombay:

IIT Bombay Course-Wise Private Scholarships

Course Private Scholarships
Ph.D.  SJM School of Management Endowment Scholarship
IITB Monash Scholarship
EATON Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
SERB (Purdue Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (for 12 months))
M. Tech  Forbes Marshall
Dr. Gargi Vishnoi Memorial Scholarship (Only for Biosciences and Bioengineering Department)
UG Programs Named Scholarship 

IIT Bombay Course-Wise Government Scholarships

Courses Scholarship
Ph.D.  NBHM (National Board of Higher Mathematics
DBT-JRF or DBT-SRF (Department of Biotechnology Jr. research Fellowship)
ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)
M.Tech  DAE (DGFS) (BRNS) (Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences)
AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board)
MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission)
MPCB (Maharashtra Pollution Control Board)
Master of Science  NBHM (National Board of Higher Mathematics)
DBT Scholarship
UG Programs National Scholarships (All States)
National Talent Search Scholarship (NTS)

IIT Bombay Course-Wise Institute Scholarship

Courses Specialization
M.Sc Merit­ cum­ Means (MCM) Scholarship
Free Messing Facilities (SC/ST)
M.Sc/PhD Dual Degree
Under-Graduate Institute Merit Cum Means
Free Messing (SC/ST)

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IIT Bombay Placements

Indian Institute of Technology has a dedicated and highly functional Placement Cell that ensures that all students get an opportunity to get placed at renowned companies and organizations at the national and international levels. In the academic year 2019-20, a total of 256 companies visited IIT Bombay with 1319 job offers. The top recruiting company in this process was Microsoft. Salary packages offered in the 2019-20 placement cycle were:

  • Highest salary package: INR 62.28 LPA
  • Average salary package: INR 20.34 LPA
  • International Salary package: INR 1.16 Crore

In the academic year 2018-2019, 343 companies made a total of 1186 job offers across courses. There were more than 200 offers from 57 companies offering a CTC of more than INR 16 LPA, along with an all-time highest number of PPOs reaching 131 in total. 

The overall average CTC reached INR 17.49 LPA, including 108 international offers. Students were recruited across sectors such as Analytics, Education, Consulting, Finance, IT/Software, Research and Development, Engineering and Technology, Public Sector Undertaking, and more. Some of the top past recruiters at IIT Bombay have been tech giants such as Boeing, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Uber, IBM, Samsung, Sony, Mahindra, BYJUs, Hyundai, L&T, Vedanta, Tata, HP, ITC, and several more. 

From the PG program, a total of 577 students were placed in the year 2018-2019  through IIT Bombay’s placement cell with an impressive median salary package of over INR 50.93 LPA. Over 1000 students from departments including aerospace, civil engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, engineering physics, etc were also selected for internship opportunities with reputed companies. 

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IIT Bombay Faculty 

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has a large and diverse faculty of 673 members across all departments, schools, and centers. A majority of this number are Ph.D. holders from renowned national and international universities in their respective disciplines. The faculty at IIT Bombay is the best in class and includes some of the most academically qualified individuals in the country. The faculty to student ratio at the college is about 14:1. All members are highly experienced and encourage students to learn through innovative methods for better clarification of concepts. They are always interactive with students and stay available for students even outside of classrooms. The faculty consists of professors, assistant professors, and associate professors. 

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IIT Bombay Facilities

The campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay spreads across a massive area of 550 acres of land. The college is well known for providing students with the best campus life and several provisions to fulfill most requirements any student can face during their time at IIT Bombay:

  • Central Library: This is one of the best IIT Libraries in the country with more than 2,40,000 books, along with 1,18,925 journals and other reading and reference material. The library is accessible to students, faculty, and staff and also provides a photocopying service. 
  • Hostel: There are a total of 17 hostels at the IIT Bombay campus for boys and girls. Students are provided with various facilities such as the internet, indoor games, sports, private mess, etc. Students are offered semi-furnished rooms. 
  • Health Center: IIT Bombay has its own dedicated hospital with OPD and qualified specialists. The hospital is equipped with many facilities and necessary services. The ambulance is also available on a 24x7 basis for emergencies. 

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IIT Bombay Notable Alumni

  • Nandan Nilekani
    • Indian entrepreneur and Co-founder of Infosys
  • Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar
    • Indian politician and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Romesh T. Wadhwani
    • Indian-American billionaire businessman, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Symphony Technology Group (STG)
  • Pranav Mistry
    • ​Computer Scientist, President, and CEO of STAR Labs

IIT Bombay FAQs

Ques. How is IIT Bombay?

Ans. IIT Bombay is ranked 3rd in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019, making is one of the best engineering colleges in the country with world-class faculty, quality of education, student life and other facilities in general. The college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs across many specializations. The college also has a huge campus and offers many provisions to its students including comfortable accommodation in hostels, access to one of the best IIT Libraries in India, sports facilities, extracurricular and cultural clubs and very importantly a great placement record. In the previous year’s placement session, more than 1180 students from undergraduate courses were placed at reputed companies and major organizations. 57 companies offered CTC packages of more than INR 16 LPA, followed by other high paying job offers. Overall IIT Bombay is a leading engineering college in India and is easily one of the best options for eligible candidates seeking admission. 

Ques. How are the placements at IIT Bombay?

Ans. IIT Bombay has a placement record that has an equal footing with the other top IITs in India. The college has very high performance when it comes to placements, with an increase in companies visiting the campus every year to recruit students. In the previous placement session, 1186 job offers were made from 343 companies in total, marking a placement percentage of 84.47% overall and the highest so far. Over 200 placement offers were worth more than INR 16 LPA. The overall average CTC offered was INR 17.49 LPA and included 131 preplacement offers. More than 570 students from PG courses were also placed in reputed companies and scored a median salary of INR 50.93 LPA. Many students also received internship opportunities from well-known companies. 

Ques. How to apply for admission at IIT Bombay? 

Ans. The admission process for IIT Bombay is mostly through their online portal. Candidates seeking admission are first required to visit the official website of IIT Bombay and open the course details. After this, the candidate must click on the desired course that they are seeking admission to where they should see an option to apply online. Upon clicking, the candidate should register as a new user by filling out the required details. The candidates can then login with their credentials and proceed to fill out the admission form accurately and enter their academic qualifications as well. Lastly, students can pay the application fee and submit the application form. 

Ques. What are the research opportunities available for UG and PG students at IIT Bombay?

Ans. There is a program called URA known as UG Research Awards. The only prerequisites for pursuing research as an undergraduate are a strong research area and the ability to manage the workload during that period of time. It gives the student a challenging opportunity to participate in research, and establish his/her research aptitude. It will also appear on his/her grade card as research experience. URA is essentially a recognition of the significant amount of research work done by undergraduate students as part of a project - which might be done under a BTP/DDP or as work under a professor outside the curriculum. All the students who have entered through JEE and have done significant research work under a professor can get a URA.There are 3 levels of URA:

  • URA01 : for preliminary research/ developmental experience
  • URA02 : for B. Tech. Level Research Project.
  • URA03 : for Dual Degree Level Research Project

Ques. I do not have a B.E./B.Tech. degree in IE, OR or a related field. Can I still apply?

Ans. Yes, students from different backgrounds are accepted in the course through GATE entrance exams, written and test performance. While basic knowledge of topics in IEOR is necessary for admission, a formal degree or course work in this topic is not necessary.

Ques. Are scholarships available from IIT Bombay for pursuing M.Tech.?

Ans. Teaching assistantships and Research Assistantships are available to those with a valid GATE score and those who have B.Tech. with a sufficiently high CPI/ CGPA from an IIT. 

Ques. What are the various scholarships available for Ph.D. scholars?

Ans. Teaching assistantships are available for those who clear the GATE entrance exam (for B.Tech/ M.Tech) and UGC/ CSIR/ MHRD exams (for M.Sc.).

UGC/ CSIR/ MHRD awards, sponsored projects in the institute, etc. are also made available to students as applicable. The scholarships for Full-time Scholars are typically for a duration of four years.

Ques. Can I enrol to part-time Ph.D. program at IIT Bombay?

Ans. The part-time Ph.D course is open to admission to:

  • College teachers in and around Mumbai
  • IIT-B faculty/ staff
  • IIT Project staff
  • IIT Research Assistants 
  • External sponsored candidates from other organizations in and around Mumbai

Others not included in the list above must apply to a full time course.

Ques. Is this whole year going to be online at IIT Bombay?

Ans. Autumn semester then the entire semester from August to December will definitely be conducted online. The next semester after this may as well be online, depending on the pandemic situation in the country.

Ques. I am an OBC NC candidate, but I do not have the latest OBC NC certificate. What should I do?

Ans. In absence of an OBC­ NC Certificate in the given Format, you can apply with the Old certificate however, you MUST submit the new OBC­ NC Certificate at the time of admission, if selected. In the absence of the new OBC NC certificate admission can be rescinded or cancelled.