Institute Research Scholar Companion Programme, (IRSCP) is a programme for the PhD Community of IIT Bombay with the primary objective to cater to the needs of research scholars. Companion is a form of kinship relation designed to provide academic and/or non-academic support to each individual research scholar of the institute.
Under this program, a group of people is available in each department, called the companions group of the department. A companion will be assigned to every new PhD entrant to the department. They are to help the new entrants regarding issues, whether academic or non-academic. They will guide them by conducting regular interactive sessions. Also, new entrants can approach them anywhere, any time without any hesitation. See more details at the home page of IRSCP.