JAM 2017

Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076


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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, 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 other parts ofthe 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 16 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. IIT Bombay offers several programmes for JAM qualified candidates.


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 an 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 7 year M.Sc.- Ph.D dual degree programmes in Environmental Science & Engineering and Operations Research, through JAM.



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 7 years as follows:


1. Rs.  6,000/- p.m. :    from 1st to 4th Semester

2. Rs. 25,000/- p.m.:    from 5th to 8th Semester

3. Rs. 28,000/- p.m.:    from 9th to 14th Semester


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.


For more information and details about scholarships, see: http://www.iitb.ac.in



Fees, Deposits and Hostel Rent

(This fee structure is for Academic year 2016-17. The revised fee structure, if any, for the Academic year 2017-18 will be announced shortly)

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SC/ST students are eligible for a tuition fee waiver.

In addition to the above, students are required to pay a semester mess advance of Rs. 15,000/- and a refundable mess advance of Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 1000/- towards Bus pass (campus internal).


Click on the links below to see Departmental Profiles.


Ř  Department of Biosciences and Bioegineering

Ř  Department of Chemistry

Ř  Department of Earth Sciences

Ř  Department of Mathematics

Ř  Department of Physics

Ř  Industrial Engineering and Operation Research (IEOR)

Ř  Center for Environmental Science and Engineering




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