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Introduction

 

Established in 1958 with foreign assistance, IIT Bombay is one of India's premier technical universities. It received UNESCO funds from the Soviet Union and was designated an 'Institute of National Importance' by Parliament in 1961. Known globally for excellence in engineering education and research, IIT Bombay attracts top-tier students for its undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. Its renowned faculty drives research and academics, forging collaborations with national and international peers. Alumni excel in various fields, contributing to industry, academia, research, and more. The institute offers innovative short-term courses, continuing education, and distance learning. Faculty members have received prestigious awards, including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar and Padma honors. Located in Mumbai's Powai, the campus blends urban access with natural beauty, providing a fully residential experience with hostels, dining, sports, and recreational facilities.

 

Functional Organization


IIT Bombay is an autonomous institute and deemed university governed by a board of governors, chaired by the president of India. It operates under the guidance of the IIT Council, established by India's ministry of education (MoE) (earlier called human resource development). The director, appointed by MoE, leads the institute for a five-year term, overseeing academic matters and serving on various committees. The senate, composed of professors and nominated members, ensures academic standards. The administrative functions are managed by the registrar and senior officials. The institute advisory council, comprising industry and academic experts, provides input on policies and goals.

 

History

 

In 1958, IIT Bombay was established as part of a government initiative inspired by recommendations from a committee led by Sir Nalini Ranjan Sarkar. This effort aimed to develop technical education in India, leading to the creation of several institutes of national importance. IIT Bombay's campus, covering 200 hectares in Powai, Mumbai, is surrounded by scenic landscapes, including Vihar and Powai lakes. It received significant support from UNESCO and the government of the USSR, with equipment, experts, and fellowships facilitating its growth. In 1961, an Act of Parliament granted it the status of an institution of national importance, allowing it to confer its own degrees and diplomas.

IITB History

Institutes of Technology Act

The Institutes of Technology Act is an act of the Indian Parliament (No. 59 of 1961, and amended in 1963) that declared certain institutions of technology to be institutions of national importance.


Statutes of IIT Bombay

The governance of IIT Bombay is outlined in its statutes, initially framed by the IIT Council. These statutes can be amended or repealed by the institute's Board of Governors, with approval from the visitor (the president of India).


Annual Reports


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Institute Song

During sixties, the Institute picked a song to call of its own - an incantation translated from the Bengali, its original credited to Rabindranath Tagore. The song is devotional in nature, in it the worshipper asks the 'Infinite One' to grant them, among other virtures, enlightenment, diligence, and fearlessness: arguably the prime ingredients of the academic spirit.


Singers :

Male: Nilapratim Sengupta, Nikhil Sirdesai, Ahitagni Chakraborty
Female: Nilanjana Choudhury, Shreya Tiwari, Israt Jahan, Suranjana Gupta

Music : 

Tabla: Digant Patil
Harmonium: Nilanjana Choudhury
Keyboard: Kaivalya Lal
Mixing and Mastering: Kaivalya Lal

Directed by: Nilanjana Choudhury. 
Lyricist & music composer: Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore. 
Recorded at : Cotton Press Studio, Mumbai. 

The reproductions here are in the Devanagiri and in its transliterated form.
 
Antar mama viksit kar
            Antaratar hey
 Nirmal kar, ujjawal kar
            Sundar Kar hey
 Jagrat kar, Udyat kar
            Nirbhay kar hey
 Mangal kar, niralas kar
            Nihsanshay kar hey
 Yukt kar hey sabke sang mein
            Mukt kar hey bandh
 Sanchar kar sakal karm mein
            Shaant tumhara chhand
 Charan-kamal se mera man
            Nispandit kar hey,
            Nandit kar
            Nandit Kar
            Nandit kar hey


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