Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: IIT Bombay.
First degree/qualification: 4 year bachelor's degree; 5 year integrated master's degree.
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 6.5/10.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree; or 5 year master's degree (integrated course); or completion of a bachelor degree followed by certain postgraduate diplomas which are either AIU (Association of Indian Universities) or AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approved; postgrad diplomas are all evaluated individually.
Documents required: Official mark sheets/transcripts/records; official certification of degree and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1958. Became an "institution of national importance" in 1961. IITs are the best engineering schools in India. Admission is selective. Usual admission requirements are a 12 year examination and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), a competitive national examination for entrance to all seven IITs.
Courses for years 3 and 4 are given 1.5 times more weight.
Some Indian institutions award class on last year; some on honours courses; some do not count failed/repeated courses. We calculate average on all marks/grades. Examinations held at end of semester.
Language of instruction: English.
Master's: 1.5-2 years after appropriate class I bachelor's or master's degree and qualifying score on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
Ph.D.: 2-3 years after appropriate class I degree; by research and thesis.
Last updated: Jul 28, 2008