IIT Bombay : A Glimpse
Sometime ago, I had shared about a collegedunia.com, a search engine for the students, parents, and those in education industry, seeking information on higher education in India. In continuation to my earlier post, today I give a sneak peek about a premier institute of our country.
The IITs were built with a vision to provide technical personnel of international calibre, who would act as leaders in technology in independent India.
Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by an outstanding faculty, many of whom are reputed for their research contributions internationally.
Over the last five decades, more than 34,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from the institute. It is noted for its strong research groups in varied areas of science and technology that are making substantial contributions to national projects. Educational programmes here extend beyond the physical sciences and engineering into social sciences like English, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics and Psychology, including the recent School of Management
An island of dappled green, the campus at Powai is nestled amongst hills and flanked by the Powai and Vihar lakes. It is special both in terms of its physical beauty and location — a place where you could be away from the world, yet still be a part of it. Education and research are the twin pillars of this institute and the ambience is one in which new ideas and creativity can flourish.
IIT Bombay is academically organised into 14 Academic Departments, ten Centres, two Schools and three Interdisciplinary Programmes. On an average, it admits 650 candidates for the undergraduate programmes and 1,050 candidates for different Ph.D/Postgraduate programmes every year.
The institute provides the best, and it ensures that its students are also of exceptionally high quality. Admission to IIT Bombay is enabled through its various entrance examinations, like the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the undergraduate programme, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for postgraduate programmes, the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), MET for M.Phil, JMET for the Master of Management programme and JAM for M.Sc and M.Sc-Ph.D Dual Degree programmes.
One of the key goals of the institute is to provide an ambience in which higher studies and research thrives among the students and faculty. Along with fundamental research, many R&D projects offer opportunities to tackle ‘live’ problems. Its commitment to merge education with the creation of knowledge provides a fertile setting for productive research, which has led to a range of scientific and technological achievements.