IIT Bombay was established in the year 1958 with the co-operation and participation of the then Government of USSR under UNESCO’s technical assistance programme. Today the Institute is recognized as a centre of academic excellence offering engineering and science education at par with the best in the world.

Located at Powai, on the outskirts of Mumbai, the IIT campus extends over 500 acres of green wooded land with Powai and Vihar Lakes on either side. The campus is conveniently connected to the city centre by buses and local trains.

IIT Bombay offers a large number of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in engineering and sciences. The teaching programmes follow a semester system and are characterized by their flexibility and informality. An academic year (July-April) consists of two semesters, each of approximately 16 weeks duration. The departments, schools, centres and interdisciplinary groups constitute the academic fabric of the Institute.

All the departments of the Institute have well-equipped research laboratories and related infrastructure. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has sponsored a Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility (SAIF) at IIT Bombay to provide a wide range of modern analytical instruments for use in advanced research such as Electron microscopy, X-ray Fluorescence, NMR etc. There are also a number of central facilities such as the Computer Centre, Workshops, as well as one of the finest technical libraries in the country, which houses over 3 lakh books and a large collection of periodicals and reference material. The library subscribes to over 1500 current journals in Science and Engineering and has access to all major journals through SciFinder, Chemical Abstract etc. The Computer Centre provides high-end computing facilities to the Institute. It has several high performance computing machines.

The close proximity of IIT Bombay to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research as well as major industrial establishments, offers excellent opportunities for interaction and collaborative research. A large number of projects at IIT Bombay are sponsored by organizations such as DST, DAE, DBT, ISRO and CSIR as well as by industries. The Institute also actively collaborates with several organizations of other countries on a bilateral basis.

IIT Bombay is fully residential and has 13 hostels for students. Each hostel is an independent entity with its own mess facilities and recreational areas, etc. Each student hostel has a computer room with several PCs, which can directly access any server in the Institute through the Institute network. There are excellent facilities for sports, which include a swimming pool, tennis, badminton and squash courts and vast playgrounds for field games. Wildlife camps and trekking are popular off campus activities. The facilities for sports are matched by the cultural activities on the campus: there are classical music societies, debating and drama clubs and a hobbies club. There are also several associations, which organize social and cultural functions. The IIT Bombay campus offers a full and rich life characterized by the strong faculty-student interaction on the residential campus.

2 Years Master of Science Programmes

The Institute offers two-year M.Sc. programmes in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics and Applied Statistics and Informatics. Notable features of the M.Sc. programmes at this Institute are, a broad-based curriculum and course-credit system. Each course is designed as one semester course, carrying certain credits. The evaluation is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by means of tests and quizzes. The semester-end examination is comprehensive, covering the entire course.

At the beginning of the second year, each student is assigned a two-semester project. The student is required to survey the available literature and carry out experimental/ theoretical/ computational / field work on a research level problem and submit reports in two stages. Another feature of the curriculum is the availability of courses in Engineering disciplines (including Computer Science and Engineering) and Humanities and Social Sciences. Outlines of the M.Sc. Curricula are given under the section on respective departments.

4 Years M.Sc. (Physics) - M.Tech. (Materials Science) Dual Degree Programme.

From the academic year 2012, IIT Bombay offers a new four year dual degree programme in M.Sc. (Physics) – M.Tech. (Materials Science) with specialization in Nano-Science and Technology, undertaken jointly by the Department of Physics and the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science. During the 4 year course, students will take all core courses of MSc. (Physics) and M.Tech (Materials Science programmes, as well as specialized courses in Nano-Science and Technology. Course curriculum also includes a M.Tech. project in exciting areas of Nano-Technology. This programme is the first joint venture by two departments in IIT Bombay, and perhaps, the first of its kind in India and would serve the immediate need of Materials Engineers with a strong background in Physics and appropriate knowledge in Nano-Science and Technology for employment at the CSIR, DRDO, DAE, ISRO and other Govt. research Organizations, Universities, Engineering Colleges, several new IITs, and the R & D wings of various Industries.

M.Sc. - Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme

The Institute also offers 6 year M.Sc.- Ph.D dual degree programmes in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Energy, Environmental Science & Engineering, Operations Research and Physics.


Financial Support for M.Sc.-Ph.D Dual Degree: Teaching Assistantship (TAship) will be provided subject to the fulfillment of academic criteria and satisfactory research progress. TAship will be provided for a maximum period of 6 years as follows:

1. Rs.6000/- pm from the date of joining till the date of confirmation of Ph.D. registration.

2. Rs.12000/- pm for one year after confirmation of Ph.D. registration.

3. Rs.14000/- pm for the subsequent two years.

4. Rs.15000/- pm for the remaining period of the duration of the TAship.

Students who qualify the national level JRF exams conducted by UGC, CSIR, GATE, DBT and ICMR can avail of these fellowships from the commencement of Semester V.

The merit-cum-means scholarships of Rs.1000/- per month along with the benefit of free tuition are awarded every year by the Institute to a maximum of 25% of students of the B.Tech., Dual Degree, five-year Integrated M.Sc. and two-year M.Sc. programmes. Another 10% of these students get the benefit of free tuition.

In addition to the above, there are several scholarships available to students joining the 2-year M.Sc. programme, on the basis of merit and merit-cum-means, instituted by private trusts and various government and semi-government organizations. The details are given in the section on respective departments.

Free mess facilities for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe students: The facilities of free mess (only basic menu) and a pocket allowance of Rs.250/- per month will be granted to eligible SC/ST students of this Institute pursuing 2-year M.Sc. programme applying ‘Means test’ (income test), subject to certain conditions.

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Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering

Path-breaking developments in the application of engineering and technology to the biological and biomedical sciences, through Biotechnology and Biomedical engineering prompted the Institute to look for new initiatives that will further strengthen the bio-related activities in the Institute. A Senate committee addressed this issue and suggested the setting up of a School of Biosciences and Bioengineering for consolidating bio-related activities being pursued in various Science and Engineering departments in the institute. As a result of these initiatives, the School of Biosciences and Bioengineering was formally launched on March 26th 2001. The School was given the status of a Department in June 2009.

The vision of the Department is to be hailed as a Centre of Excellence with an intense focus on teaching and research in the areas of molecular, structural, computational biology, biomedical engineering and bioprocess technology towards making an impact on healthcare through New Knowledge, Processes, Products and Protocols.

The programmes offered by the school are (a) M.Sc. in Biotechnology (with financial support from DBT), (b) M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering, and (c) M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology, (d) Ph.D. and (e) Postdoctoral programmes. Some of the major facilities for teaching and research in Biotechnology include-Animal Cell culture facility, Radiotracer facility, HPLC, FPLC, Spectrophotometer, CD Spectrometer, Fluorimeter, PCR thermocycler, High speed and Ultracentrifuge and facilities for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research.

The Masters programme consists of four semesters and is structured such that students have course work for all four semesters and the M.Sc. research project in the last two semesters. Prospective M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree students will take a comprehensive exam after their fourth semester to decide their suitability for the Ph.D. programme. All the students admitted to M.Sc. Biotechnology programme are given a scholarship of Rs. 1200/- p.m. by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers academic programmes leading to M.Sc. (2-year, post-B.Sc.), Integrated M. Sc. (5-year, admissions through JEE) and Ph. D. degrees. The department has 30 Faculty members, 160 Ph.D students and 110 M Sc. Students. The areas of research include: Single molecule imaging and dynamics, Structural biochemistry, Design, Synthesis and targeting of novel gene-targeting drugs, Asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, new synthetic routes and novel applications for organometallic/co-ordination compounds for semiconducting, catalytic, medicinal and material applications, new bio-inorganic compounds with unconventional and phototherapeutic attributes, polymers and biomaterials for optoelectronic and electrochemical sensing applications, biologically active organic compounds with varied medicinal applications as also of novel materials with superconducting, photofunctional, catalytic and photosensing properties. Biomolecular chemistry of membranes, peptides, photosensory biology, photomedicine, organized thin films, theoretical/ computational investigation of structure and dynamics of liquids, electron transfer processes in green plant photosynthesis and photodynamic control of chemical reactions, biomolecular thermodynamics, protein folding and ultrafast spectroscopy/dynamics are other areas of active research.

Findings from the investigations in the above mentioned areas are reported in about 125 publications per year in most prestigious journals and have been recognized through many fellowships of INSA, IASc., NASI and SS Bhatnagar, Swarna Jayanti and other awards.

The research facilities available in the department include: several FTIR and UV Spectrophotometers, GC and HPLCs; C,H,N analyser, spectropolarimeter, spectrofluorimeter, TGA/DTA, cyclic voltameter, Faraday magnetic susceptibility balance, powder and single crystal X-Ray diffractometers, 400 MHz NMR facility, Femtosecond fluorescence upconversion facility, QTOF mass spectrometer, peptide sequencer, nano-second / pico-second time resolved ultra-fast setup. PC’s and high end workstations with GAUSSIAN, SPARTAN, HYPERCHEM, GAMESS and GROMOS packages are also available within the department.

In addition to institute Scholarships, two Dr. Burjor Godrej Merit Scholarships of Rs. 5000 per month, six Dr. Burjor Godrej Merit cum Means Scholarships of Rs. 2000 per month and ten Prof. M V Pandya Merit cum Means Scholarships of Rs. 1000 per month are available to students admitted to M. Sc. Chemistry programmes at IIT Bombay.

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Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences offers academic programmes leading to M.Sc. (Applied Geology), M.Sc. (Applied Geophysics), M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree (Applied Geology), M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree (Applied Geophysics), M.Tech. (Geoexploration), M. Tech (Petroleum Geoscience) and Doctoral degrees. The Department annually admits 25 to 30 students in its M.Sc. programmes, 10 students in its M.Tech. programmes and about 10 students for the doctoral programme. Currently the Department has 18 faculty members, 25 research scholars, 45 M.Tech. students and 55 M.Sc. students.

The two year M.Sc. programmes in Applied Geology and Applied Geophysics build a strong theoretical and practical framework in Earth Sciences to enable students to tackle routine work in industry as well as to take up research in challenging new areas.

The Applied Geology programme involves advanced courses in several fields of applied geosciences such as economic geology, geological and geochemical exploration, geochemistry, engineering geology, environmental geology, climate geology, mineralogy, mining geology, petrology, palaeontology, petroleum geology, ore petrology, remote sensing, sedimentology, structural geology, etc. Equal emphasis is placed on practical training in field-based skills and laboratory studies. There are two educational field programmes in the 2nd and 4th semesters, respectively, apart from the practical industry training in mining and petroleum related industries at the end of the 2nd semester. A home paper project in the last semester provides an opportunity to students to explore their research capabilities.

The Applied Geophysics programme offers students with a strong background in Physics and Mathematics an opportunity to study the physics, structure and composition of the earth and explore its natural resources. The programme offers an advanced and specialized training for professional work in exploration, research and education.

The programme is designed to build theoretical knowledge in Geophysical fields, provide strong foundation in basic geology, develop mathematical modeling and interpretational skills through applied work in laboratories and develop the ability to carry out independent field measurements. The programme offers a blend of courses on Exploration for Petroleum, Mineral and Groundwater resources and Solid Earth Geophysics including Earthquake Seismology, Exploration Seismology, Gravity, Magnetic, Electrical and Electromagnetic methods apart from supplementary subjects such as Geophysical Signal Processing, Mathematical Physics, Programming and Geology. The programme includes a two-week geological field training and a two-week visit to ONGC for training in 3-D seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation.

On completion of the programme, students can either go for higher studies or get placements in the leading industries/ organizations in the petroleum, applications software, mining and groundwater sectors. The students have been recruited by the organizations viz., Shell India Pvt. Ltd., British Gas India Pvt. Ltd., Reliance Industries Ltd, Cairn Energy India Pvt. Ltd., Schlumberger Services India Ltd, UCIL, ONGC, GSI, GSWB and ACC.

The major areas of research in the Department include Active tectonics, Fluid and melt inclusion research, Earthquake Seismology, Electromagnetism, Geochemistry, Geomagnetism, Geothermics, Geostatistics, Gravity and Magnetics, Geodynamics, Geochronology, Igneous petrology, Isotope geology, Metamorphic petrology, Micropaleontology, Mineralogy, Ore petrology, Organic Geochemistry, Petroleum geology, Remote sensing, Rock engineering, Sedimentology, Structural Geology and Volcanology. Research work carried out in the Department leads to about 25-30 research publications per year in reputed journals.

The Department supports well-equipped laboratories that aid in teaching and research activities. Some of the major research facilities available are X-ray diffractometer, SEM-EDAX, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, ICP-AES, AAS, Transmitted and reflected microscopes, Cathodo-luminescence microscope, Heating and freezing stage for fluid inclusion study, Triaxial, tensile and shear strength equipments, Blast vibration monitors, Tape extensiometer, Magnetic susceptibility systems, Sandbox deformation rigs, Raman spectrometer, Noble gas mass spectrometer, Broadband seismographs, Fluxgate and Proton precession magnetometers, Gravity meter, Electrical resistivity and VLF-EM equipments, Computational facilities, Softwares for data processing, Modeling and interpretation, 3D seismic and well log data sets.

Besides the departmental infrastructure, students and faculty have access to various facilities of other departments and centres.

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Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers two Masters programmes - M.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics and Informatics. Both programmes offer students considerable freedom in their choice of courses in their second year with elective courses in pure and applied mathematics and statistics as options.

The M.Sc. Mathematics programme allows students to acquire a broad mathematical education, especially suitable for careers in research and teaching. More recently, graduating students have also been increasingly absorbed in the industrial and service sectors as the demand for mathematical skills rises.

The M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics programme has been specially designed for students aspiring to professions that demand skills and techniques in Statistics and Computer Science. The course structure offers a unique blend of courses in computer science, statistics and mathematics. The programme has been highly successful in placing its graduating students in prestigious Indian and multinational companies.

Students may also benefit from exposure to the active research pursued in many areas of mathematics and statistics in the department, and also from the individual and institutional contacts between the department and other educational, research and industrial organizations, both within and outside the country.

In addition to the merit-cum-means and other scholarships given by the Institute, the top two students in the Applied Statistics and Informatics programme are given a scholarship of Rs. 1,200/- a month by Pfizer Limited.

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Department of Physics

The Department consists of about 26 faculty members. It offers a 4-year B.Tech. programme in Engineering Physics and a 5 year B.Tech.-M.Tech. Dual Degree in Engineering Physics with specialization in nanoscience. The Department also offers a 2-year M.Sc. programme. From the academic year 2012, a new 4 year dual degree programme in M.Sc. (Physics)-M.Tech. (Material Science) with a specialization in Nano-Science and technology is offered jointly by the Department of Physics and the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science and a 6 year M.Sc.- Ph.D. dual degree programme in Physics. A very vibrant and active Ph.D. programme, in which 68 research students are currently enrolled, is a highlight of the department.

The Department has a dynamic research programme in the frontiers of condensed matter physics, statistical physics, photonics, nuclear physics and high energy physics both in theory as well as experiments. It has well equipped laboratories to carry out experimental research in various thrust areas such as magnetic and superconducting materials, semiconductor thin films, multilayers and nanostructures, ultrafast processes and nonlinear optics and nuclear structure and reaction studies. Some of the major facilities of the department include sputtering, laser ablation and Langmuir-Blodgett facilities for thin film preparation, low temperature measurements and femto and nano second lasers. In view of the current interest of the Department in nano-science and technology, state of the art facilities such as high resolution x-ray diffractometer, low energy electron diffraction and scanning probe microscope have been setup. A versatile Surface Analysis Instrument consisting of Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis-Scanning Auger Nanoprobe has been setup in the department as a central facility of the institute. The department has presently undertaken over 20 R & D projects from various sponsoring agencies. It is also involved in several international collaborations and industrial consultancy projects. The research work carried out in the department appears in the form of over 50 research publications per year in reputed journals and in a large number of presentations by the faculty and Ph.D. students at national and international forums.

The M.Sc. programme has been designed to make the foundations of Physics strong in our students. The 6 year dual degree programme of M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics is essentially an extension of the existing M.Sc. programme leading to a Ph.D. degree. The curriculum includes substantial basic preparation in Mathematical Physics, Classical, Quantum and Statistical Mechanics, Electromagnetic theory as also courses in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics and Quantum Electronics. This is complemented by intensive laboratory programme, including laboratory courses in Electronics and Computer Programming. Specialization in specific areas of Physics is offered through elective courses such as Elementary Particle Physics, Applied Solid State Physics, Applied Nuclear Physics and Photonics. An avenue into contemporary research is provided through a year long M.Sc. Project with individual supervision. Our research laboratories and computational facilities help in acquainting the students with methodologies of modern day research and play a very crucial role in shaping them as future scientists. Efforts are also made to continuously review the scope and content of our teaching programme to keep it on tune with the modern developments both in experimental as well as theoretical physics. Some of the recent additions to the M.Sc. curricula are Methods in analytical techniques, Methods in experimental nuclear and particle physics, Nonlinear dynamics, Nanophysics and advanced simulation techniques in Physics.

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Department of Energy Science & Engineering

The energy sector provides significant research challenges in the development of new materials, devices and energy systems. Fundamental research contributions are required for the development of cost-effective and sustainable energy systems. Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) was founded in 1981 as an inter-disciplinary group at IIT Bombay offering M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes. ESE has graduated about 388 M. Tech. and 64 Ph.Ds since its inception and currently has an output of 25-30 postgraduate (M. Tech., Ph.D.) each year. The new Department is expected to provide critical manpower and research inputs that are critical for the growth of India’s energy sector and provide innovative energy technologies and systems to mitigate the global problem of climate change. This is the first such department in the IIT system. It is also unique since it combines science and engineering.

DESE has started an integrated M.Sc.- Ph.D. programme in Energy from 2007 and a Dual Degree B.Tech (Energy Engineering) and M.Tech. (Energy Systems Engineering) programme in 2008. The Department currently has 15 core faculty and about 30 associated faculty from across the Institute. The projected student strength of the Department is about 300 (in 2013) with a core faculty of 20-25 and another 30-40 associated from other departments in the Institute. DESE has significant industry linkages with industry sponsored labs (Cummins Engines Lab, ONGC Underground Coal Gasification Facility, Forbes Marshall Energy Efficiency Lab), industry sponsored projects (Applied Materials, Cummins, Forbes Marshall), Continuing Education Programmes for industry and several industry sponsored student fellowships.

The Dual Degree M.Sc.- Ph.D. programme plans to develop researchers who can provide fundamental inputs required to meet the challenges of the energy sector. The intake is to be through JAM (a total of 18 seats with 7 from JAM- Physics, 7 from JAM- Chemistry and 3 from JAM- Mathematics and 1 open for ST candidates from Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics).

The core course will provide a background of analytical and laboratory techniques as well as courses related to understanding energy systems. Several electives are provided in the curriculum to enable the student to specialise in their area of interest.

The problems of finite fossil fuel reserves and global warming require fundamental breakthroughs in energy extraction, processing, conversion and utilisation. For instance, recent advances in nanoscience and nano-technology have already resulted in potential applications for new materials in hydrogen energy storage, improved batteries, super capacitors, fuel cells. Several innovative research solutions are required to shape the sustainable energy systems of the future. The possible research areas could be Nano materials for energy, Hydrogen storage and fuel cells, Advanced solar photovoltaic, Energy systems modeling and optimization, Biomass gasification and pyrolysis, 2nd and 3rd generation biofule, Solar thermal and wind energy systems, Nuclear energy. We expect that there will be several challenging research careers in industry and academics for the Dual-Degree graduates in Energy. The Institute fellowship will be available for all selected students.

The department is leading a consortium to build a MW scale solar thermal power plant as a national testing cum research facility. Also department is jointly setting up a National Centre in PV ie. National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) with support from Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The Department will have a new building (approx 100,000ft2 of built up area) as a zero energy building using passive solar, building integrated PV, daylighting. Specialised laboratories being planned are the Efficiency laboratory, Solar PV laboratory, Fuel cells and Hydrogen laboratory, Energy Innovation Laboratory, Alternative fuels laboratory apart from the existing Solar and Energy Systems Laboratories, Bioenergy Laboratory.

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Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)

IEOR at IIT Bombay has been offering Ph.D, programmes for B.Tech, M.Tech and M.Sc. (Operations Research/Statistics/Mathematics) students. It also offers M.Tech programme for B.Tech students. The dual degree M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Operations Research was introduced in July 2009 for admission through JAM exam (MA or MS papers). The minimum educational qualification for admission to the dual degree M.Sc.-Ph.D. Operations Research programme is Bachelor’s degree with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years or four semesters.

Students in the dual degree in M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme will have an opportunity to work in interdisciplinary areas including engineering, computing and analysis, with an exposure to a range of application areas. The programme offers a direct entry to doctoral studies, and students will typically get an early start to research and can expect a quicker finish to a doctoral degree. The professional prospects for doctoral graduates are growing in a variety of areas including academia, research labs and industry.

The course-work in the dual degree M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme includes compulsory courses that are exclusive to this programme. The first year courses emphasize introduction to various models and their computational aspects along with exposure to various decision making paradigms and concepts of IEOR, including engineering and service systems. In their second year students will build on the first year course work. Laboratory courses to strengthen the computational and computer-based modeling skills are an integral part of the curriculum. The first 2 years of course work is towards M.Sc. (Operations Research) degree, followed by research work of minimum 3 years towards the Ph.D. degree. As part of Ph.D. requirements, students need to do an IEOR Ph.D. level course and a project before starting work on their Ph.D. thesis. Students need to take their Ph.D. Qualifying exam during their third year.

The discipline of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) essentially deals with the efficient operation of systems and optimal utilization of resources. Concepts and results from the discipline are becoming increasingly important these days in almost all sectors of the economy viz., industrial, transport, service, agriculture, education, communication, etc. With present day technology, various types of data, including the transactional type, are available relatively easily and designing appropriate decision making algorithms is becoming a realistic goal, sought by competitive and forward looking organizations in both private and public sector. Also, the role of theory to provide some insight into the tradeoffs involved in decision making becomes significant. There is an opportunity to work on interesting problems that involve modeling, analysis and computation.

IEOR at IIT Bombay conducts research in a unique and insightful manner in today’s economic context. IEOR offers a blend of theory, modeling and application, drawing from traditional as well as modern areas of operations research, together with a systems view derived from long-standing principles of industrial engineering. IEOR is unique in its contemporary flavor, with specialized courses in Integer Programming, Game Theory, Markov Decision Processes, Services Management, Supply Chain Management, Financial Engineering, Knowledge-based systems, Neural Networks, System Dynamics to name a few. Also, it is equally strong in background building with updated courses in Optimization Techniques, Stochastic Models and Simulation. Broad areas of application are in manufacturing systems, supply chains, logistics, transport including railways, finance, communication networks, services, infrastructure and other industrial systems; application of quantitative methods in quality and maintenance management systems; development and application of decision support, intelligent and knowledge-based systems.

The website has details on the faculty members, students, research, teaching, academics, admissions, and other activities of IEOR.

Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering

The Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) at Bombay was established in 1977. Since inception, the Centre has been offering M. Tech and Ph.D. programmes that are truly interdisciplinary in nature, and consist of course work followed by a research project. CESE is currently comprised of eleven faculty members with multi-disciplinary backgrounds and a strong focus on teaching and research. Approximately 275 M.Tech and 75 Ph.D. students have graduated from CESE.

The Centre has ongoing research in the fields of Aerosols and Air Quality, Water and Wastewater Treatment; Environmental Biotechnology; Clean Technology; Environmental Systems Modeling and Optimization; Environmental Impact Assessment, Statistical Modeling, Climate Change Impact Assessment, Municipal/Industrial/Hazardous Waste Management. CESE has strong links established with leading industries, academic institutions and national and international agencies through sponsored research projects, consultancy and collaborations. Research projects are currently funded by renowned agencies such as DST (Department of Science and Technology), DBT (Department of Biotechnology), AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board), Central pollution Control Board (CPCB), MOEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests), MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy), World Bank, European Union and SIDA. The research activities of CESE are supported by excellent experimental and computational facilities, competent and dedicated technical staff and high quality students. The centre is also actively engaged in a variety of outreach programmes including organizing workshops, conferences and Continuing Education Programmes (CEP) courses, which regularly attract participants from academia, industries and governmental and non-governmental sectors.

The mandate of the centre is to provide adequate manpower trained in addressing environmental issues at the national and international levels by encouraging research activities focused on developing innovative technologies for mitigating environmental problems and adopting unique approaches for environmental monitoring to facilitate sustainable economic growth of India. CESE is starting a dual degree MSc-PhD programme from July 2010 for admitting students with a degree of Bachelor of Science. The core theory and laboratory courses will provide a holistic to specialize in the area of their choice. Dual degree M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme aims at importing strong foundation and research skills to dedicated, bright and talented science graduates. The graduating students will also have excellent job opportunities in industries, regulatory agencies, regulatory agencies, banking and commercial establishments as well as developmental agencies and consultancy firms. The institute teaching assistantship will be available for all selected students

In response to the recent directive of HRD Ministry to IITs to expand their base by offering advanced programmes to non-engineering students, CESE has proposed the above mentioned programme for admitting students with science background. At present, CESE offers entry to students with M.Sc. degree. In this new programme, interested students with B.Sc. degree can join the environmental science and engineering programme earlier and undergo a longer period of training in the subject. Thus, we can motivate the students at a relatively younger age.

Moreover, this programme is essential because every university and institution will be teaching a compulsory course on “Environment Studies” and will need dedicated professors to teach in their Environmental Science departments. The graduating students will also have an excellent job opportunity in industry, regulatory agencies, banks and commercial establishments as well as developmental agencies and consultancy firms.

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