IIT Bombay - Introduction

One of the oldest and premier engineering institutes in India is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. Established in the year 1958, this institute continues to impart quality education to its students in various disciplines. IITB has 16 departments offering more than 70 courses ranging from UG to Doctorate level in the field of engineering, technology, science, management and design.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure of this institute includes advanced R&D facilities and well-equipped laboratories. IIT Bombay also provides the opportunity of participating in various student exchange programs with leading universities all across the globe. It also has tie-ups with various universities, research institutes, government departments and industries to offer the best opportunities to the students. The institute has a fully residential campus with all the required infrastructure and amenities.

IIT Bombay Highlights

Year of establishment


Type/ Accredited

Autonomous/ UGC, AICTE

Located in

Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076


550 acre

Courses offered


Number of Students


Faculty-Student ratio



- NIRF 2020: Overall category- 4th, Engineering- 3rd, Management- 11th

- India Today 2020: Ranked 2nd for Engineering

- Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021: India Ranking- 1, World Ranking- 172

Total Departments


Number of centres on campus


Number of hostels


On-campus school

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management 

Mode of education

Full-time/ Online

Mode of application


Admission Criteria

Based on entrance

Scholarships offered


IIT Bombay Courses

IITB offers more than 70 courses in various specializations at the UG, PG and PhD level. The duration of these courses is 4 years for UG, 2 years for PG and 3 years for PhD programs. The institute also offers various integrated courses with a duration of five years.

IIT Bombay Courses




- Computer Science and Engineering

- Chemical Engineering

- Electrical Engineering

- Mechanical Engineering

- Civil Engineering

- Aerospace Engineering

- Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

Qualifying exam: JEE Advanced

Eligibility criteria: Class 12 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology as an optional subject, with 75% aggregate (65% for SC/ ST candidates)


- Chemistry

- Economics

- Mathematics

Qualifying exam: JEE

Eligibility criteria: Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, language & Any subject.

IIT Bombay Admission Process

The academic structure of IIT Bombay is exceptionally well throughout the country. It exhibits diversity, fineness and in-depth study in any matter. Not only academics but IIT Bombay is also a strong pillar for building confidence, creativity and innovation to the children studying there. With such credibility, the university only enrols high-calibre students in their programmes.

Admission in IIT Bombay is enabled through your rank/score in various entrances. It includes the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for undergraduates. Others are Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), M.E.T for M Phil. And JAM for MSC. IIT Bombay also offers scholarship to students through, Merit-cum-means and Free-Messing Scholarship.

The admission process begins in September for undergraduates and March for Postgraduate programmes. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority regulates the counselling process for admission to all IITs. The candidate is allotted a seat through his JEE ADVANCED RANK and preference of the courses.

There are six counselling sessions for the candidates. The eligibility criteria of almost all the courses include:

  1. 10+2, with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects.

  2. Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology as additional subjects.

  3. Above 75% marks in 12th Board, 65% for Scheduled caste and tribes.

  4. With the cut-off of the particular course.

Application Process

To apply at IIT Bombay, the candidates are required to fill their applications. It happens through the online portal on the website. The process includes dropping all the details from academic qualification to the desired course and scanned documents. Afterwards, you can pay the fee and enjoy your college life at this renowned university.

IIT Bombay Admission Process


Selection Process


JEE Advanced followed by JoSAA Counselling


JEE Advanced followed by JoSAA Counselling

IIT Bombay Admission Dates 2020



IIT JAM application form correction window

2nd Nov 2020 to 10th Nov 2020

Download IIT JAM admit card

5th Jan 2021

IIT JAM exam day

14th Feb 2021

Declaration of IIT JAM result

20th March 2021

Submission of application form for admission on the JAM 2021 website

15th April 2021

Declaration of first admission test

16th June 2021

Declaration of second admission test

1st Jul 2021

Declaration of third and final admission list

16th Jul 2021

IIT Bombay Admission 2020: B.Tech, BS

Chemical Engineering 

10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology as an optional subject, with at least 75% marks (65% for SC and ST candidates)

Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering



10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology as an optional subject, with at least 75% marks (65% for SC and ST candidates)

Humanities & Social studies


IIT Bombay Application Step-Wise Procedure:

  1. Visit the official application portal of IIT Bombay.

  2. Click on the desired course.

  3. Click on the “Apply Online” tab.

  4. Register as a new user by filling the required details.

  5. Log in with your credentials and fill accurate details in the application form.

  6. Enter academic qualifications.

  7. Pay the application fee and submit the application form.

List of documents to be submitted with the application form:

  1. Scanned copies of coloured photograph & date of birth certificate.

  2. Caste certificate (if applicable).

  3. Category certificate.

  4. Scanned copies of passing certificate and qualifying mark sheet.

  5. Scanned copies of the entrance examination scorecard.

IIT Bombay Cut Offs

The admission process is regulated by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) in which IIT Bombay concludes the cutoff and the merit list is declared by JoSAA after each round. There are a total of 7 rounds of counselling. Moreover, the IIT Bombay cutoff is shared in the form of Opening and Closing Ranks. It is divided based on the gender and category. Check out the list mentioned below:

IIT Bombay Cutoff Trends: B.Tech

According to the graphs below, the decreasing trend suggests an escalated lift in competition. In contrast, the declining trend hints at lesser competitive ranks.

B.Tech Cutoff Trend: Declining

A declining cutoff trend includes almost all the B.Tech specialisations. Here are the JoSAA cut off trends 2020 for multiple B.Tech specialisations.

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B.Tech Cutoff Trend: Fluctuating

In contrast, the cutoffs of the leftover B.Tech specializations, have moderately during the course of three years. Check out the graph mentioned below to visually represent it:

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Key Features for Deciding JEE Advanced Cutoff 2020 for IIT Bombay

All the authorities will take the following features when deciding the cutoff of JEE Advanced for IIT Bombay:

  • Number of applicants.

  • Number of aspirants appeared for the exam.

  • Total number of seats available at IIT Bombay.

  • Complexity level of JEE Advanced 2020.

  • Last year cutoff trends.

IIT Bombay Cut Off (B.Tech): General Category


Opening Rank

(Round 1)

Closing Rank

(Round 6)

Mechanical Engineering



Engineering Physics



Civil Engineering



Computer Science and Engineering



Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science



Chemical Engineering



Aerospace Engineering



Electrical Engineering



As IIT Bombay is widely known as the top technical institute in the country, millions of candidates aim to seek admission. Thus, IIT Bombay cutoff 2020 involved an intense competition.


With the growing variety of the student population coming to IIT Bombay, now is the time to offer financial support to as many students as possible. The institute is known to provide multiple scholarships in the form of free messing, assistantships, remission of fees and more. It also accepts almost every national scholarship introduced by the Indian Government. Check out some of the main IIT Bombay scholarships offered:

IIT Bombay Scholarships

Scholarship Level

Donation Corpus


Annual Award



\[\$\] 55,000

16 Years

Rs 2.5 Lakh

Gender/Dept. Specification available


\[\$\] 27,500

8 Years

Rs 2.5 Lakh

Gender/Dept. Specification available


\[\$\] 14,000

4 Years

Rs 2.5 Lakh

Gender/Dept. Specification available


\[\$\] 7,000

2 Years

Rs 2.5 Lakh

Gender/Dept. Specification available


\[\$\] 3,500

1 Year

Rs 2.5 Lakh

Gender/Dept. Specification available

Bronze (½)

\[\$\] 1,750

1 Year

Rs 1.25 Lakh

Gender/Dept. Specification not available


Any Amount


Rs 2.5 Lakh

Pooled with other donors

These scholarships are well-designed to cover a candidate’s annual tuition and mess expenses at IIT Bombay. Except for the pooled scholarship, the Donor may state the name of the scholarship.


IIT Bombay is known for its superb placement record, and all candidates enrolled in numerous courses can assure employment in reputed companies with well-paid salary packages.IIT Bombay placements are regulated through a Placement Common Aptitude Test (PCAT) rather than going through individual recruitment tests performed by the companies. Some of the top recruiters in IIT Bombay Placements are Accenture, Infosys, Google, Amazon, HSBC, Qualcomm,etc. As students at IIT Bombay secure several offers from multiple companies, it allows them to select the best offer. That’s why the placement record of IIT Bombay has been spectacular so far.

IIT Bombay Placements



Number of companies


Number of offers available


As students at IIT Bombay secure several offers from multiple companies, it allows them to select the best offer. That’s why the placement record of IIT Bombay has been spectacular so far.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What Research Opportunities are Available for Undergraduate Students at IIT Bombay?

Ans: Undergraduate students who have qualified JEE and have some research experience under a professor are eligible for URA or UG Research Awards. There are three levels of URA.

2. What is the Average Salary of an CSE Graduate from IIT Bombay?

Ans: CSE branch has a placement rate of 100% and is the topmost recruited branch from IIT Bombay. The average package for a CSE graduate from IIT Bombay is around 20 LPA.

3. What Types of Hostel Rooms are Available at IITB?

Ans: The campus has 18 hostels for both boys and girls. Both double and single occupancy rooms are available. These rooms are provided with beds, study tables, cupboards, chairs etc. Other amenities provided by the hostel include private mess, internet, indoor games area etc.

4. How can I get Admission in IIT Bombay?

Ans: Admission to IIT is based on the ranking of the candidate in JEE Advanced. The student has to first qualify JEE mains and then appear for JEE Advanced.

5. Is There any State Quota or Ward of Defence Personnel?

Ans: No such quota exists for admission of candidates to IIT Bombay.

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