Introduction of IIT Bombay

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 specialisations 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 scholarships 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 2022

The application process for IIT Bombay 2022 admission is completely online. To be eligible for any of the courses, candidates must apply on the official website of the respective entrance exams. Candidates for B.Tech and B.Tech-M.Tech courses must register on the official JEE Main and JEE Advanced websites followed by JoSAA.

Given below are the exam dates for B.Tech, B.Tech-M.Tech (Dual degree) and BS programme:



JEE Main Session-I Registration Process 

1st March 2022 - 31st March 2022

JEE Main Session-II Registration Process

8th April 2022 - 3rd May 2022

JEE Main Session-I Exam

21st April 2022 - 4th May 2022

JEE Main Session-II Exam

24th May 2022 - 29th May 2022

JEE Advanced Exam

3rd July 2022


IIT Bombay Admission 2022: 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.

The List of Documents to Be Submitted With the Application Form is as Follows:

  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 cutoff for IIT Bombay keeps on changing every year based on the level of JEE Advanced question paper. 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 gender and category. Given below are some of the key features that are considered by IITs while deciding a cutoff.

Key Features for Deciding JEE Advanced Cutoff 2022 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 2022

  • Last year cutoff trends


IIT Bombay Cut Off (B.Tech) 2021: General Category

Given below are the cut-offs for different departments for the year 2021. The IIT Bombay 2022 Cut-off will be decided based on the previous year's cutoff marks and also depending on the level of JEE 2022 Exam. Therefore, candidates are advised to go through the cut-offs and make their preparations accordingly.

IIT Bombay Cut Off 2021


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 cutoffs involved 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 1 (Merit-cum-Means scholarship)

Scholarships are provided on the basis of merit to a maximum of 25% of the sanctioned undergraduate intake. For the  Dual Degree students, the scholarship is available only till the 4th year. Both academic merit and financial need will be considered in determining the eligibility for these scholarships. Women Merit Scholarships are available only to female undergraduate students.

  1. Students whose parental income is up to Rs. 1 Lakh:

For Women:

  • Exemption from payment of Tuition fee.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 40,000/­ per year.

  • Women Merit Scholarship of Rs. 10,000/­ per year.


  • Exemption from payment of Tuition fee.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 40,000/­ per year.

  1. Students whose parental income is above Rs. 1 Lakh up to 3 Lakhs:

For Women :

  • Exemption from payment of Tuition fee.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 30,000/­ per year.

  • Women Merit Scholarship of Rs. 10,000/­ per year.


  • Exemption from payment of Tuition fee.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 30,000/­ per year.

  1.  Students whose parental income is above Rs. 3 Lakh up to 5 Lakhs:

For Women :

  • Exemption from payment of Tuition fee.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 20,000/­ per year.

  • Women Merit Scholarship of Rs. 10,000/­ per year.


  • Exemption from payment of Tuition fee.

  • Scholarship of Rs. 20,000/­ per year.

Scholarship 2 -  National Scholarships (All States)

The eligible students are also awarded the National Scholarships from the respective states. The applications for all the national scholarships are always forwarded through IIT Bombay. The students need to submit their progress reports at the beginning of every academic year to renew their scholarships.

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 Placements

IIT Bombay is known for its superb placement record, and all candidates enrolled in numerous courses can be sure of employment opportunities 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. 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.

According to last year’s placement records released by IIT Bombay, 83.58% of students, i.e., a total of 127 students got placed in top companies in the year 2021. Some of the top recruiters in IIT Bombay Placements are Accenture, Infosys, Google, Amazon, HSBC, Qualcomm, etc.

Other Criteria to Consider Before Taking Admission to IIT Bombay

There are certain criteria that the students need to qualify for if they want to take admission at IIT Bombay. The students need to get at least 75% of the total marks in their Higher Secondary examination or any equivalent board examinations that can evaluate their knowledge in the respective subjects in which they want to pursue their academic careers.

There is also another option that the students can explore if they want to pursue their Master's in technical courses from IIT Bombay. The students who have pursued their graduation from any of the IITs, and have secured a CGPA of at least 8, can take direct admission to the M. Tech courses at IIT Bombay. They do not need to qualify for the GATE examinations.

Since the IIT is considered the best college to study technical courses and other engineering courses, getting admission to the IIT can be a bit difficult. Most importantly, the students who want to take admission at IIT Bombay must be very sincere from the very beginning and need to qualify for the entrance examinations with a remarkable score. To get a detailed idea of the admission process, you can go through the articles published on the website of Vedantu.

FAQs on IIT Bombay

1. What Research Opportunities are available for undergraduate students at IIT Bombay?

IIT Bombay offers internship research programs to students who are keen to undertake research projects and experiences. The students who will be applying for the research internship at IIT Bombay will be able to work on specific research assignments. This research internship is designed to provide the research aspirants with educational as well as professional research experiences so that they can get experience working on different projects. 

It will also help them to pursue their doctorate programs in the future as well. The students can explore a lot of opportunities and they can apply for the research projects as per their preference and convenience. The selection process will be conducted on the basis of the available number of projects. The research aspirants must be available to work on this project for 4 to 6 months and they will be provided with a fixed stipend as well.

2. What is the average salary of a CSE Graduate from IIT Bombay?

The amount of salary a CSE graduate will get per annum can vary as well. IIT Bombay provides the students and the CSE graduates with excellent placement assistance and most of the graduates get 100% placement opportunities. The students and the CSE graduates of IIT Bombay get hired by renowned companies like IBM and Microsoft along with other multinational companies. Depending on the kind of services they provide and the amount of time they have to invest to complete their assignments their salary can vary.

3. What types of Hostel Rooms are available at IITB?

The students can also get a single room at IIT Bombay. In the first year, the students have to share their rooms with other roommates. Once the students will be in the second year, they will be allotted a single room. At IIT Bombay, there are rooms for the girls as well. There is a girls' hostel at IIT Bombay considering the privacy of the girls. But the students cannot avail of the benefits of hostel accommodation for free. They have to pay the charges. They have to pay the initial 2000 rupees as the refundable amount and additional 14000 rupees that includes the charges for hostel accommodation for each of the semesters.

4. How can I get admission to IIT Bombay?

The students who want to pursue undergraduate degrees from IIT Bombay, have to qualify for the examinations like JEE. But the students who want to pursue their higher academic careers like the degrees in one of the fields of studies as per their preference or they want to pursue post-graduation degrees, they have to qualify for other examinations as well to get admission at IIT Bombay. For example, the students who want to pursue post-graduate degrees have to qualify for GATE, which is designed to evaluate the aptitude of the potential engineering students. If the students want to pursue M.Phil, M. Sc or other high academic degrees they have to qualify for Common Entrance Examination for Design also known as CEED.

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

According to the reservation criteria of JEE Main, there is no state quota available for the candidates. The only reservation that is available when it comes to getting admission at IIT Bombay is for the students who belong to SC, ST, or OBC communities. 15% of the total seats are reserved for the students who belong to the SC category. 7.5% of seats are reserved for the ST category students and 27% of the total seats are reserved for the students who belong to other backward communities. Under some conditions, the students belonging to the SC or ST community can get a 50% relaxation. It only happens when most of the candidates fail to cater to the minimum qualifying criteria to get admission at IIT Bombay. There is also no reservation available for Ward of Defense personnel.