IIT Bombay is a small township in itself. Consciously developed, the campus has retained and increased its green cover, rich in natural flora and fauna.
The Institute has a great location for an academic environment nestled between Powai and Vihar lakes along with scenic hills adjoining the campus. The Institute is located on a 220 hectares green campus in the north eastern suburbs of Mumbai.
The campus is at an hour's distance from the city connected by buses and local trains. However, most facilities are available on campus itself, including two banks, a shopping centre, two excellent schools for children, and a well equipped hospital.
All students and most faculties live on campus, in student hostels and IIT staff quarters. The peaceful atmosphere of the campus belies the full range of activities that complement academic life.
Student activities are organized by the Students Gymkhana and are held primarily at the Students Activities Centre. There are excellent facilities for sports, including a swimming pool, tennis, badminton and squash courts, and vast playgrounds for field games. Wildlife camps and trekking are popular off-campus activities at IIT Bombay. The facilities for sports are matched by the cultural activities on campus. There are cultural and social clubs, film clubs, classical music societies, debating and drama clubs and a hobbies club.