Dean IR Message

Welcome to International Relations at IIT Bombay! The role of the Office of International Relations (IR) is to oversee and coordinate the international activities on campus. We facilitate opportunities for students to come to IIT Bombay, for IIT Bombay students to travel to our partner institutes and many other activities.

Our office works to promote relationships between foreign universities and institutions and IIT Bombay (IITB), and to help define the scope of such relationships through appropriate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs). This involves, but is not limited to, interfacing with the appropriate authorities at the collaborating institutions on all matters defined in the scope of the MoUs, establishing and fostering linkages between researchers and experts in various areas, creating awareness about all such MoUs amongst the departments/centres/schools and students of IITB to ensure their full participation in envisaged programmes, etc. If your university has an interest in exploring joint exchange activities with IIT Bombay, do contact us.

We also promote exchange programmes for students through student exchange agreements with partner institutions. Students are encouraged to participate in course work and/or research work in partner institutions thus giving them international exposure and the opportunity to imbibe and learn from global work cultures. The students who can avail of these opportunities range all the way from undergraduates to PhD students. As a part of the student exchange agreements, our office co-ordinates with the Dean, Academic Programmes and Dean, Student Affairs in deciding policy matters affecting both outbound and inbound students participating in exchange programmes. We work closely with our partner institutes to set up research linkages with IIT Bombay faculty that lead to student exchange. If you are an IIT Bombay student who wishes to travel for coursework or research, do contact us.

An important aspect of the IR office activities is to interface with the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Ministry of External Affairs, and Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and State Government Offices on all matters pertaining to internationalization efforts of IITB. We also interface with embassies and consulates of various countries to increase educational and cultural linkages between organizations in the foreign countries and the Institute.

Finally, we arrange and administer foreign language courses for students and staff of IITB.

We look forward to hearing from the following stakeholders, both at IIT Bombay and from other universities: students who wish travel for academic opportunities, faculty who wish to engage with international collaborators and administrators who are interested in partnering with IIT Bombay.