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IIT Bombay: Admissions via JEE Advanced, Cut-Offs, Fees and Latest Updates

Last updated on September 24th, 2020 at 03:10 pm

Latest Updates on IIT Bombay: 

  • Eligibility criterion of 12th Marks for IITs admission has been removed by MHRD.
  • This year, JEE Advanced candidates can attempt the exam on the basis of the 12th Passing Certificate.
  • This could be considered as a temporary relief during the pandemic of COVID-19. Read More

IIT Bombay is an esteemed institution that continues to strive towards overall excellence, providing a valuable educational experience to its students. It is one of the few top IITs which were initially set up after independence of India. It has obtained the 4th position in the ‘Overall’ category and 3rd position in the ‘Engineering’ category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

Given below are some important points about IIT Bombay.

  • Courses:
    • IIT Bombay provides several undergraduate and postgraduate courses under various specializations.
    • For admission to these courses, the students have to qualify various entrance examinations like JEE Advanced, IIT JAM, GATE, UCEED, and meet the required cut-offs.
  • Campus:
    • IIT Bombay is a small township in itself enriched with natural flora and fauna.
    • The campus’ green cover has been maintained and even increased over the years to provide the students a splash of fresh air.
    • It’s campus at Powai nestles among hills and is flanked by the Powai and Vihar lakes away from the hustle and bustle of the main city.
  • Placements:
    • IITB is one of the leading institutes for engineering education and has numerous prestigious companies lined up to employ qualified, bright and talented students.
    • The average package secured by students in the placement season was INR 20.34 LPA.
    • Various distinguished multinational companies and renowned organizations like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and IBM participated in the recruitment process.
  • Fees and Aids:
    • For studying B.Tech courses in IIT Bombay, it costs around INR 2.7 lakhs/year.
    • This premier institution also provides in-part or full scholarships based on the family’s annual income and merit-based performance.

IIT Bombay Highlights

Established in 1958
Official Website www.iitb.ac.in
Courses Offered B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, PhD
Application Mode Online
Entrances JEE, GATE and others
Admission Criteria Entrance based and Merit based

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IIT Bombay: Admissions via JEE Advanced

IIT Bombay has 15 various departments offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral courses under various areas such as Engineering, Science and Management. Admission to all the programs is granted based on the candidate’s performance in the respective entrance exams. To register for the same, the candidates need to apply online through the official application portal of the institute

B.Tech Courses Offered

  • At the UG level, IIT-B offers a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, Bioscience and Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Materials Science.
  • IIT Bombay offers B.Tech + M.Tech in 5 specializations, B.Sc. under 3 specialties, and also B.Des. At the PG level, IIT-B provides an M.Tech./M.Tech. + Ph.D. under 17 specializations, and M.Sc. under 6 disciplines.

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Eligibility for B.Tech

  • Admission to the B.Tech, B.Sc., and dual degree courses will be done based on the student’s score obtained in the JEE Advanced. While for JEE Advanced, JEE Main score is required. Know the difference of JEE Main vs JEE Advanced
  • Candidate’s admission to IIT Bombay for the M.Sc. and M.Sc. + Ph.D. degree will be based on the IIT JAM score.
  • Candidates are selected for the MBA course of IIT Bombay on the basis of percentile score obtained in CAT.
  • Admission to the Ph.D. program will be done based on the GATE/UGC-NET score and on the basis of performance in a written test and personal interview of the candidates.

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Admission Process for B.Tech Courses

  • Qualifying JEE Main:
    • It begins from JEE Main that every candidate has to clear in order to be eligible for JEE Advanced.
    • The JEE Main Cut Off for general category students go as high as 89 to take participation in JEE Advanced.
  • Qualifying JEE Advanced:
    • JEE Advanced comes as a second step towards the pathway to IIT Bombay.
    • The rank in JEE Advanced is the deciding factor towards IIT Bombay admissions.
    • Along with this, in order to beat the competition, students also have to score as high as 90% or above in 10+2 exams.
  • JoSAA Counselling:
    • Once done with the above two, apply for JoSAA Counselling.
    • Take part in all the rounds until you get a seat in the desired course.
    • Lock your choices based on the rank scored and the expected IIT Bombay cut off 2020
  • Reporting at College:
    • Once done with counselling, students who have been confirmed a seat will be required to pay the admission fees by reporting at the college.
    • Depending on the current situation of COVID-19, this process might be handled online by major IITs.
    • Do make sure to visit the official website for updates on IIT Bombay admissions.

IIT Bombay 2019 Cut-Offs for Top B.Tech Courses

IIT Bombay is one of the most preferred IITs for the top rank holders in JEE Advanced because of maintaining a high standard of education and placement assurance. The cut off marks fluctuate every year and depend solely on the difficulty level of the paper. After Round 7 of JoSAA Counselling, the cut-off ranks in the general category for male and female were as tabulated below, for the top IIT Bombay Courses.

Course Male (OR – CR) Female (OR – CR)
B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering 1 – 63 10 – 313
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering 71 – 292 697 – 1058
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering 196 – 999 1880 – 3536
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering 440 – 1739 2421 – 3952
B.Tech in Civil Engineering 747 – 3005 1871 – 5464

*OR – Opening Rank, CR – Closing Rank

IIT Bombay 2019 Cut-Offs for Top B.Tech Courses

How is IIT Bombay Coping With COVID-19 in Mumbai?

COVID-19 outbreak has severely affected all activities at IIT Bombay. All the detailed circulars and information are regularly communicated through email to all the students, staff, and faculty. The academic senate of IIT Bombay is examining all options to conduct the current semester in view of COVID-19 pandemic. While also keeping in mind the importance of a rigorous academic curriculum that contributes to building students’ career.

  • IIT Bombay has already predicted that resumption of semester classes and return of students back to IITB is close to impossible in this situation.
  • Moreover, students from far locations will not be able to return due to unavailability of transportation.
  • IIT Bombay has planned to begin online classes soon.
  • But a large number of students of IIT Bombay come from economically weaker sections of society.
  • Due to which availability of requisite IT equipment with many students is still not possible.
  • Thus IIT Bombay has started a funding campaign in order to provide the support of a laptop and an internet connection to all the economically weaker category students. The total target of this funding is INR 5 crores.
  • Other than this, students or faculty or staff who are staying in hostel or are required to stay within IIT Bombay campus are being taken care of.
  • The IIT Bombay hospital is regularly active while providing any support required to COVID-19 patients in Mumbai.

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Why Should You Choose IIT Bombay After JEE Advanced?

IIT Bombay has a wide range of courses, and their combinations are designed according to the current market demands and the potential demand in the near future. Hence, they prove to be greatly beneficial to students in terms of employment prospects. The Computer Science at IIT-B, is the first choice for most of the toppers of JEE Advanced Results.

Given below are some reasons why IIT Bombay could turn out to be better than other IITs.

  • Top Offers From MNCs:
    • Over the past few years, IIT Bombay has been able to attract the best offers from multinational companies across the world.
    • Renowned companies like Microsoft, HP, Apple, Uber, Facebook hire their best employees from IIT Bombay.
  • World-Class Faculty:
    • From being the best technical school in the country and one of the top few globally, IIT Bombay’s major attraction is its distinguished faculty.
    • The faculty at IITB is one of the finest among the Indian vocational institutes as well as they are excellent teachers and mentors.
  • Experience From Alumni:
    • IIT Bombay has one of the strongest and most faithful alumni networks; the IITB alumni regularly contribute to the enriching IITB experience.
    • Few of the IITB alumni are – Nandan Nilekani (Infosys), Bhavish Aggarwal (Ola Cabs), Pranav Mistry (MIT), Late Mr Manohar Parrikar (Defence Minister, CM of Goa). The list is unending.
  • Global Annual Events:
    • Various extracurricular activities are offered by the college where IIT Bombay students volunteer which adds up in their profile.
    • IITB’s annual cultural festival which is called Mood Indigo, the largest of its kind in Asia.
    • Apart from that, there are several other vibrant cultural, club and extracurricular activities held at IITB campus throughout the year. Techfest is one of a kind science and technology festival of IITB.
    • The footfall at Techfest is close to 1.75 lakhs per year.
    • The core purpose of Techfest is to organise various social initiatives for improving technical reach of the world.
  • Right Exposure:
    • IIT Bombay is also a place that inaugurates entrepreneurship philosophy among the students.
    • The batches are composed of toppers from various states which brings in the right audience to compete with.
    • Many IITians spend a fair amount of time on their own projects and eventually they launch their own full-fledged companies as soon as they pass out of IITB.

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IIT Bombay – JEE Advanced 2019 Cut Off (Round 7)

Given below is the JEE Advanced IIT Bombay Cut Off of 2019 for various undergraduate courses of IIT Bombay. The cut off is given in the form of ‘Opening Rank – Closing Rank’ form. 7th and last round of JoSAA Counselling decides these cut offs which are then considered to be the expected cut offs for the future.

  • The table below provides the JEE Advanced cut off ranks (opening and closing ranks) of IIT Bombay for open category/general category students.

IIT Bombay follows the reservation criteria as per the government mandates.

Courses Male Female
B.Tech Computer Science And Engineering 1 – 63 10 – 313
B.Tech Electrical Engineering 71 – 296 697 – 1058
B.Tech + M.Tech Electrical Engineering 306 – 572 1252 – 2219
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 196 – 999 1880 – 3536
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering + M.Tech Computer Integrated Manufacturing 1097 – 1294 4572 – 4736
B.Tech Chemical Engineering 440 – 1739 2421 – 3952
B.Tech Engineering Physics 347 – 1290 1087 – 2689
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering 1182 – 2082 2634 – 4550
BS Economics 1312 – 1925 1276 – 4239
B.Tech Civil Engineering 747 – 3005 1871 – 5464
B.Tech + M.Tech Energy Science And Engineering 1016 – 2606 4968 – 5939
B.Tech Metallurgical And Materials Engineering 2138 – 3501 4814 – 6574
B.Tech Metallurgical Engineering And Materials Science + M.Tech Metallurgical Process Engineering 3392 – 4020 7336 – 7641
B.Tech + M.Tech Environmental Engineering & Management 4023 – 4869 8337 – 8834
BS Chemistry 1486 – 5640 8846 – 12409
B.Sc + M.Sc Mathematics 1041 – 1631 4960 – 4960

IIT Bombay Cut Off Ranks For B.Tech Specializations (Closing Ranks)

Let us take a look at closing ranks of various B.Tech / Engineering courses at IIT Bombay. The closing ranks are taken from the Round 7 of JoSAA Counselling based on JEE Advanced Category-Wise Ranks.


  • Closing rank is the rank of a candidate who was allotted the last seat in any particular course at the college.
  • Larger rank means the admission to that course is comparatively easier.

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Aerospace Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 2082 4550
OBC 1330 2727
SC 564 1025
ST 285 567
EWS 180

Chemical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 1739 3952
OBC 1118 2363
SC 604 1266
ST 501 1176
EWS 165 705

Civil Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 3005 5464
OBC 1208 3061
SC 661 799
ST 132 355
EWS 337 794

Computer Science Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 63 313
OBC 37 122
SC 21 105
ST 15 77
EWS 6 26

Electrical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 296 1058
OBC 175 756
SC 100 219
ST 58 101
EWS 24

Engineering Physics

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 1290 2689
OBC 1186 2924
SC 797
ST 469
EWS 150

Mechanical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 999 3536
OBC 477 2219
SC 250 945
ST 135 432
EWS 100 529

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Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 3501 6574
OBC 1910 4016
SC 1034 2275
ST 635 1160
EWS 378 868

Environmental Science and Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
General 4869 8834
OBC 3012 4480
SC 1642 2228
ST 829
EWS 457

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Faculty at IIT Bombay

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has a large and diverse faculty of 673 consisting of professors, assistant professors, and associate professors across all departments, schools and centres. The faculty has many PhD holders from topmost national and international universities in their respective branches. Few are alumni of IIT Bombay as well. They are the most academically qualified individuals who support the industry in research and development through their experiences.

  • The faculty to student ratio at the college is about 14:1 consequently.
  • Lecturers and professors are always able to encourage students to learn through innovative methods for better clarification of concepts.
  • The teachers are always interactive with students while staying available for individual students even after classes.
  • IITB’s faculty members always enrich their students with the best quality education.

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Various Facilities Provided at IIT Bombay

The campus of the IIT Bombay is a feast for the eyes thanks to the numerous trees and greenery that surrounds the area. It spreads across a large area with 550 acres of land. IIT Bombay is located close to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park which makes the college free from urban pollution all throughout the day. The college is well known for providing students with the best campus life possible and several provisions to fulfill most requirements any student can ever face during their time at IIT Bombay.

  • Central Library:
    • The Central Library of IIT Bombay is one of the India’s largest libraries providing content on Science, Engineering and Technology with more than 240,000 books, approximately 1,20,000 journals and other reading and reference material.
    • It is accessible to students, faculty and staff 24×7 and also provides photocopying service.
  • Health Center:
    • IIT Bombay also possesses their own hospital with OPD and qualified doctors.
    • The hospital is equipped with many facilities and other necessary services.
    • An ambulance is also available on a 24×7 basis for emergencies for their students, staff, and faculty.
  • Hostel:
    • IIT Bombay is well known for its extensive residential facilities that offers a total of 17 hostels for boys and girls.
    • Students are provided with various facilities such as wifi, indoor games, swimming pool, sports, private mess and separate canteen for each hostel etc.
    • Moreover, students are provided semi-furnished rooms with a bed, chair, study table, and cupboard.

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IIT Bombay Placements

IIT Bombay is the most preferred academic institution to a large number of organizations for recruiting outstanding employees with the potential for being their future leaders. The reputation of IIT Bombay as one of India’s top placement cells hinges on the unshakeable relationship that they have built with their recruiters.

  • The first phase of the placements was held between December 1 to 15, 2019, during which, the college secured 1,172 selections from 265 companies.
  • The average package secured by the 2019-2020 batch in the placement season was INR 20.34 LPA.
  • The highest domestic package earned by a student was INR 62.28 LPA and the highest international offer has been INR 1.16 Crores per annum by Microsoft.

IIT Bombay received a total of 156 international offers from different countries like USA, UAE, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The top recruiting companies of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay were – Microsoft, ISRO, Samsung, Apple, Google, Accenture, IBM, Amazon, Qualcomm, Tata Steel, JP Morgan, Sony, Honda, McKinsey & Company, etc.

  • Previous year, a new placement process had been introduced by the institute called Placement Common Aptitude Test (PCAT).
  • This test is conducted by IITB to replace the individual recruitment tests conducted by the companies during placement season.
  • A total of 50 companies opted to hire students based on PCAT scores in 2019-20.

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Scholarships Offered by IIT Bombay for B.Tech Courses

Several scholarships have been provided by IIT Bombay to undergraduate B.Tech students and other postgraduate students. Government and private authorities also provide financial aids for the education of various economically disadvantaged students.

Merit Cum Means Scholarship

  • For Merit-cum-means scholarships, academic merit, as well as means (annual income of family), will be taken into account to determine eligibility.
  • For new entrants of B.Tech or Dual Degree Courses, the JEE Advanced All India Rank (AIR) will be the criterion.
  • Their academic performance and parental income is the basis for the criterion of the scholarship.
  • Students whose parents’ annual gross income does not exceed INR 5,00,000, are eligible for Merit­-cum-­Means Scholarship.
  • The benefit of free tuition and scholarship money, according to their parent’s income, will be awarded to the students.
  • All eligible women candidates get an additional INR 10,000/year under this scholarship.

Free Messing Facility (For SC/ST students)

  • Facilities of Free Messing (for basic menu) are given to all SC/ST students whose parents’ annual gross income is below INR 5,00,000.
  • They are also provided with a pocket allowance of INR 500/month.
  • Students availing this financial assistance are also exempted from paying hostel room rent.
  • The students are also exempted from payment of complete tuition fee.
  • With this financial aid, they will receive free messing facility, and pocket allowance per month

Also, National Talent Search Scholarship (NTSE), National Scholarships (All States) for UG students, NBHM (National Board of Higher Mathematics), DBT Scholarship for M.sc students, AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board) for M.Tech students and many other scholarships are awarded to the IIT students by the government.

But before availing all these scholarships you have to clear JEE Advanced first. So do not wait anymore, start taking the mock tests and use our preparation tips for JEE exams thoroughly!

Fee Structure For B.Tech Students at IIT Bombay

Given below is the fees to be paid by the newly admitted students of IIT Bombay in the 2020-2021 Autumn Semester batch.

Courses Eligibility Total Fees/Semester (Indian Nationals) Total Fees/Semester (Foreign Nationals)
B.Tech 10+2 & JEE score INR 1,35,500 INR 3,35,500
Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) 10+2 & JEE score INR 1,35,500 INR 3,35,500

The bifurcation of the fees above has been given below-

Particulars Amount (in INR)
IIT Bombay Admission Fees – One Time 8900
Tuition Fee 1,00,000 (3,00,000 for foreign nationals)
Hostel and Other Fee 17,600
Security Amount 9,000


  • Day scholars are exempted from hostel rent, and charges for electricity, water, hostel and mess.
  • In addition to the above, hostel students have to pay INR 22,000 mess advance per semester.
  • Tuition fee is exempted for SC / ST / PwD students and those students eligible for scholarships (given below).

According to the fee structure given above, if the one time fees is removed, the total fee per semester goes up to INR 1.17 lakhs. Since there are 8 semesters in B.Tech Course, the total fees for 4-year B.Tech course at IIT Bombay is INR 9.36 lakhs.

Do remember that this fee can be revised by the college authorities and is subject to change. For example, the tuition fee for older batches was approximately half of the tuition fee for new batches.

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IIT Bombay FAQs

Ques. Which is the number 1 IIT in India?

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 01:07 pm

Ans. Currently, NIRF has ranked IIT Madras (Chennai) 1st in engineering institutes. IIT Delhi comes 2nd and IIT Bombay is ranked 3rd. However, the education level of all the IITs is similar with IIT Bombay being ranked 1st multiple times in the past.

Ques. What is IIT Bombay famous for?

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 01:04 pm

Ans. IIT Bombay is very famous for its annual events. Techfest, the science and technology festival has a footfall of over 1.65 lacs with over 2500 colleges participating in various competitions and events within Techfest.

Ques. What is the fee for IIT Bombay for B.Tech Course?

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 01:06 pm

Ans. The revised fee totals to INR 9.36 lacs for a 4-year B.Tech course in IIT Bombay. SC/ST/PwD students are exempted from tuition fees which makes it significantly less costly to study at IIT Bombay.

Ques. What is the minimum rank for IIT Bombay?

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 01:06 pm

Ans. The minimum rank varies every year and depends on the branch and category. As per 2019 trends, a minimum of 5000 rank for general category in JEE Advanced can get you a seat in B.Sc (Chemistry) Course of IIT Bombay.

Ques. How many seats are there in IIT Bombay?

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 01:08 pm

Ans. Under various courses of IIT Bombay, there are a total of 1115 seats available through JoSAA Counselling. The B.Tech batch size of IIT Bombay is often composed of more than 100 students. However, few other batches also have a size of less than 50 students.

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