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Life @ IDC

Like a trusted balm, IIT Bombay's campus never fails to soothe, to revive. A vast range of cultural, educational, athletic and social activities is available to IDC's students, faculty and staff.

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Sports and Recreation

The wide-open spaces of our campus are in direct contrast to its crowded event calendars. Every month is marked by a large number of sports and recreational activities, not to mention workshops, competitions and conferences. The Gymkhana organises competitions in about 14 different sport and games apart from treks and courses. And then there are the clubs: Technic–the tech club; The Quiz Club, The Scrabble Club, The Speakers Club, The Ham Club, Astronomy Club, The mountaineering Club, Fourth Wall–the drama club, Rang–the fine arts club, In sync–the dance club, Saaz—the music club, GRA–a group for rural activities and SIGFIN–special interest in finance group plus an Adventure Club, Skating Club and a Cycling Club to boot.

Cultural Festivals

Come December, the lush green campus at Powai turns a resplendent indigo, as this is the season for the institute’s annual cultural festival — Mood Indigo, often shortened to an affectionate Mood I. With budgets stretching towards eight figures and over 80 competitions, Mood I is the largest college cultural festival in Asia (in terms of participation and number of events). The last edition registered 75,000 student participants, drawn across far corners of the country. Mood I is a four-day long cultural festival which began way back in 1973, offering an unique platform for recognition of talent.


Student Hostels at IIT Bombay:
IIT Bombay has 13 hostels for students. Each hostel is an independent entity with its own mess facilities, recreational areas, etc.
Students can also choose to make their own arrangement for accommodation outside the campus.

Students Gymkhana:
Student activities are organized through 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. Various clubs of the gymkhana encourage individual talents like painting, modeling, music, photography, etc.

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.

There are also a few campus publications by the students. "Aksh"(in Hindi). "Technik" (in English), "Tantra" (in Marathi) and "On the move" are magazines containing students views and comments on all aspects of campus life. "Pragati" is a multilingual annual publication of Students' Gymkhana.


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 connected to the city proper, an hour's distance through 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 going on that complement academic life.