Institute colloquium


The Institute Colloquium at IIT Bombay is a prestigious lecture series that brings pioneers, global leaders, renowned scholars, and experts from diverse fields to share their knowledge and insights with the entire IIT Bombay community. The colloquium aims to foster intellectual exchange, stimulate new ideas, and inspire students, faculty, and staff to pursue excellence in their respective endeavors. The Institute Colloquium has previously hosted many prominent speakers such as Profs Serge Haroche (Nobel Laureate in Physics), Ashoke Sen, (Distinguished Professor Harish-Chandra Research Institute), Oliver Hart (Nobel Laureate in Economics), Joachim Frank (Nobel laureate in chemistry), Arvind Panagariya (former Vice-Chairperson, NITI Aayog), Viral Acharya (former Deputy Governor of the RBI), Mr. TV Mohandas Pai (former CFO of Infosys), Dr. N. Kalaiselvi (Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Hon'ble Shri. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Former Chief Justice of India.

Broad objectives of the Institute Colloquium:

Promote Intellectual Discourse: The colloquium provides a forum for high-level intellectual discourse across various disciplines, from pioneering scientific breakthroughs to innovative developments in technology, social sciences, and the humanities.

Expand Knowledge Horizons: By hosting experts from various disciplines, the colloquium allows the IIT Bombay community to broaden their knowledge horizons and gain exposure to diverse perspectives.

Enrich Academic Experience: The colloquium enhances the academic experience of students by exposing them to frontiers of knowledge and inspiring them to pursue higher levels of academic achievement.

Connect with Global Leaders: The colloquium connects IIT Bombay with global leaders, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Based on the accessibility of the topic and the profile of the speaker, the event can be an Institute Colloquium or an Institute lecture. The members of the institute are requested to propose speakers for the colloquium. Please fill the following form to propose an institute colloquium.

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