In a world increasingly propelled by technology, university research is the foun- dation of any nation's economic growth.  Since it is the foundation of IIT Bombay's future development, it is committed to basic long-term research.

IIT Bombay has made concerted efforts to align its R&D focus with the national goal of achieving technological self-reliance. Students and faculty conduct research projects in thrust areas of science and engineering. The institute has ongoing academic and research collaborations with many national and international universities, governments and industries, in order to keep pace with expanding frontiers of knowledge and global developments, and also to be continually aware of national needs. Its pre-eminent position at the cutting-edge of research is reflected in its impressive list of research projects, which cater to both our national needs and global developments.  The research funding and industrial interactions of the institute is managed by the Industrial Research and Consultancy Center.