Interesting facts about IIT Bombay:
- IIT Bombay was established in 1958 with assistance from UNESCO and the funds contributed by the Russia (then Soviet Union). It is located at Powai which is about 30 Kms from the city of Mumbai.
- Currently IIT Bombay has 15 academic departments, 10 centers, one school and 4 interdisciplinary programs. Over the last 56 years, more than 40,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from the institute.
- The first academic session of the Institute opened on 25 July 1958, in its temporary home at the Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA) building in Worli, Mumbai with 100 students. These students were given admission to the first year undergraduate engineering programmes of Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Energy, Mechanical, Metallurgical Engineering and MSc Chemistry.
- The Computer Aided Design Centre with its own mini computers and work stations, supplemented by additional computing facilities, caters to CAD activity in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering. The OrthoCAD Network Research Cell was established in 2007 to start indigenous research and development activities in orthopaedic reconstruction systems. Various departments established Important experimental facilities like laboratories for robotics, biotechnology, microelectronics, microprocessor applications, telematics, remote sensing, low temperature physics and aerodynamics.
- The Central Library is one of the central support services of IIT Bombay. There are 235354 Books, theses, CDs, Videos; 2060 E-Books; 11886 TLL & BC (Book bank) collection; 118331 Bound volumes of journals; 67660 Reports, pamphlets, standards; 4417 Photocopies, films and 1409 Subscription to journals
- Nandan Nilekani: The Chairman of UID and ex head of Infosys, pictured here at Mood Indigo.
- Manohar Parrikar: Present chief minister of the state of Goa.
- Kanwal Rekhi: Ex chairman Citicorp,
- Jairam Ramesh: An Indian economist and politician.
- Bharat Desai: chairman of Syntel.
- Udaya Kumar: Designer of the Indian rupee sign
- Victor Menezes: Ex-Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup. Chairman, Advisory Board, Citi India. Advisory Board Member, IIT, MIT Sloan and INSEAD
- Romesh Wadhwani: Founder and chairman, Symphony Technology Group ($2.5 billion). Founder, Aspect Development (sold for over $9 billion). Founder and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation.
- Pranav Mistry: Director of Research, Samsung Electronics. Young Global Leader 2013 (By World Economic Forum). MIT TR35 Award 2009