What is the concept of women supernumerary seats?
A decision has been taken at level of IIT Council to, inter alia, improve gender balance in the UG Programs at IITs from 8% in previous years to 20% by 2020 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for women candidates, without any reduction in the number of original seats https://www.jeeadv.ac.in/Information-Brochure.html
Does getting admission through supernumerary seats have any effect on my experience at IIT Bombay?
Once you get admission, all students in a department are viewed as equals. There is no differentiation between students whatsoever. No activities at IIT Bombay are dictated by JEE ranks.
Are there any Special Scholarships for women students ?
Apart from Desai Sethi scholarship specifically for women students, you can find a detailed list of all scholarships here:
Is it true that lesser women students prefer mechanical/civil ?
This is a myth. These two branches see as many women students as any other branch at IIT-B. It is a misconception that the job opportunities that mechanical/civil students are offered, limit to on-site work which was historically a concern. In the modern age, women also like exploring such opportunities and are encouraged to. However, for those who opt for off-site work profiles, there exist an amazingly wide range of opportunities. In addition to this there is cutting edge research going on these fields which one can choose to explore. The non-core opportunities see no difference with respect to any branch.
How safe is IIT-Bombay ?
IITB can be considered as safe as your home. All girls hostels have female staff only (mess staff and hostel security). Moreover, there is a 24x7 quick response team as well as a vigilance team to ensure your safety.
What is the accomodation scenario for women students ?
Women students (UG) reside in a wing in Hostel 16 in their first year. It is a women-only wing. In subsequent years, they reside in Hostel 15, 10 and 11. These hostels only have female residents.
What are the laws against Sexual Harassment at IIT Bombay ?
IIT Bombay's Gender Cell investigates sexual harassment complaints through the Internal Complaints Committee. More information such as a link to the document on Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act and a handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Work-space can be found on their website: https://www.gendercell.iitb.ac.in/
How is the interaction with senior students at IITB? Is there any ragging in the institute ?
The junior-senior student interaction in IITB is quite conducive. However, the freshmen student hostels at IIT-B are located away from the senior hostels and for the first few weeks senior students are not allowed to visit freshmen hostels to prevent any incidents of ragging. Moreover, providing freshmen with a support system of student mentors and faculty advisors has led to a complete eradication in ragging incidents on campus.
I want to know more about IIT Bombay, how can I do so?
You can refer to the Pre-orientation session conducted this year. Additionally, you can browse this website and the SMP website for more general information. You can also refer to previous years’ JEE Women Open House conducted by IIT Bombay (linked below):