Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is a public technical and research university located in Powai in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
IIT Bombay was founded in 1958. In 1961, the Parliament decreed IITs as Institutes of National Importance. A committee formed by the Government of India recommended the establishment of four higher institutes of technology to set the direction for the development of technical education in the country in 1946.
UNESCO agreed to provide equipment and technical experts mainly from the Soviet Union, while the Government of India accepted the responsibility for all other expenses including the cost of the building project and recurring expenses.
The IIT Bombay campus, having an area of about 545 acres, is located at Powai, in East Mumbai, between the Vihar and Powai lakes. The campus is divided into clusters of buildings. The academic area chiefly comprises the main building, various departmental annexes and auditoria. All department annexes are connected by a corridor named Infinite Corridor. Beyond the Convocation Hall lie most of the hostels. There are a total of 18 hostels, of which two hostels (Hostels 10 and 11) and a wing of the newly constructed hostel (Hostel 15) are for female students.
Organisation and administration
Besides this, there are four persons having specialised knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, engineering or science nominated by the council.
The Academic Office of the Institute exists to facilitate, initiate and co-ordinate the academic work of the institute, particularly the teaching and assessment of students. It acts as the repository of grades and academic records of all students, both past and present. It provides administrative support to the Senate, which is the highest academic body of the institute.
The IIT conducts educational programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) , Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech. in 5 years), Master of Science (MSc.), Master of Technology (MTech.), Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (MDes.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), formerly Master of Management, Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in various areas.
From July 2016, IIT Bombay is planning to offer a four-year undergraduate programme in economics. In April 2015, IIT Bombay launched the first U.S.-India joint EMBA program alongside Washington University in St. Louis.
The office of the Dean (R&D) provides the necessary liaison with industry and sponsoring agencies. The office helps industry to identify faculty expertise and institutional facilities, and assists faculty in identifying industry problems.
There are also a number of central facilities such as the Central Library, Central Workshop, and Printing Press. Research groups like VLSI Design, CAD/CAM also have computing facilities which are accessible to other departments for development activities. Recently, work on developing medical implants has been initiated. Earlier IIT Bombay announced the online classes for the batch 2020-21 from August 10.
A fund raising campaign was launched in order to help the students in need. The director of IIT Bombay thanked the alumni members for their constant support towards their college.
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