Shishu Vihar

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Shishu Vihar is a not-for-profit child care center, managed by an association of parents, catering primarily to the child care needs of working parents at IIT Bombay.

Eligibility for admission

  • At least one parent or guardian of the child must be : 
    • An employee of IIT Bombay (Permanent or Project) or
    • A student of IIT Bombay
    • An employee of a government establishment, and the place of their work is inside the IIT Bombay Campus.
      In the case of students (b) or contract employees, the enrolment period of the child at the center must be less than the period of permissible stay in IIT Bombay (as evidenced by the validity of the applicant’s IIT Bombay ID card).
  • Children between 2 to 12 years are eligible for childcare at the center.


Slots and programs

Slot Time Program Purpose Age Admission
Morning slot 9 AM to 1 PM (I) Play group (I) Socialization and sensory development 2 to 3 years January and July
    (II) Junior club (II) Pre-literacy skills 3 to 5 years All year through
Afternoon slot 2 PM to 6 PM (III) Day care (III) Learning through fun and creative activities 2 to 12 years All year through
Full day slot 9 AM to 6 PM (I) or (II) and (III) (I) or (II) and (III) 2 to 12 years All year through


If you are in need of childcare, we request you to fill out the Intent Form using this link.

Please note : 

  1. By filling the above form, your child/children will be placed on a single waitlist.
  2. The office will contact you via email as and when a seat is available for the slot you have requested.
  3. You are requested to periodically call the office at 4978 (Mon to Fri 10am to 1 pm) to check on your child's status.
  4. You are free to make a change in the slot at any point BEFORE we make our offer.
  5. There is a minimum waiting period of 3 to 5 months before an admission is offered.

SOS care:

For those who are not enrolled at the center, an SOS day care provision is available based on staff attendance and seat availability. You are required to call the office at 2576 4978, (Mon to Fri 10 am to 1 pm), a day prior to the need. This provision is made available for emergencies only, for children above 3 years.
SOS care is not offered for more than two consecutive days.

The team:

The Shishu Vihar team comprises trained and qualified personnel.
All caretakers hold a diploma in child care and education while the teachers hold degrees in ECCEd, Psychology, Child Development, and Education.

Contact : 

Shishu Vihar Child Care Center
Bungalow A5, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 76