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Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai – 400076

Phone: +91-022-25767771

Fax: +91-022-25767760


Head: Prof. Rohit Srivastava


Map from IITB Main Gate to the Department

How to Reach IITBombay

IIT Bombay is located at Powai, which is an eastern suburb in the North-Eastern part of Mumbai.

Mumbai is in the form of a long narrow island, almost a peninsula, thrusting south wards into the Arabian Sea. It can be broadly divided into four zones.

South Bombay (Colaba, CST,Fort, Chruchgate, Nariman Point etc.)
Central Bombay (Dadar, Bombay Central, Worli etc)
The Western suburbs (Bandra, Juhu, Andheri, Borivali etc)
The Eastern Suburbs(Kurla, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli etc.)

There is also New Bombay (Vashi, Turbhe etc.) across Thane Creek on the mainland.

How to Travel

From the Airport
International flights land at Terminal 2, Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Sahar Airport), which is about 10 kms from IIT Bombay. The Domestic Airport is at Terminal1A and Terminal1B (SantaCruz), which is about 15 kms. Call taxis and Pre-paid taxis and autorickshaws are available at the airports.

Central Railway
If you are coming on the central railway line (e.g. Kalyan, Thane, Kurla, Dadar, CST/VT) you may take a local train and get down at Kanjur Marg (West) station or Vikhroli (West) station which are the nearest stations to IITB and take a bus (there are several buses to IIT) or take an auto rickshaw to IIT (main gate).

Western Railway
If you are coming on the western railway line (e.g. Borivali, Andheri, Bombay Central, or Churchgate), get off at Dadar station and change to the central railway line and take a local train to Kanjur Marg (West) station or Vikhroli (West) station and then take a bus (there are several buses to IIT) or auto rickshaw to IIT (main gate).

Reaching the Department
There are two gates to IIT Bombay. It is advisable to enter through the main gate. If you are coming by an auto rickshaw/taxi, enquire from the security at the main gate for directions to the department. Do not alight from the auto rickshaw at the main gate.

Other Info

Buses from Andheri (East) station to IIT Bombay (main gate):
396 ltd, 496 ltd, 403 ltd, 409 ltd, 445 ltd, 336, 337, 392, 185 to IIT Bombay (main gate).

Buses from Kanjur Marg (West) station to IIT Bombay (main gate):
409 ltd, 396 ltd, 403 ltd, 425 ltd, 398 ltd, 425, 424, 422, 307, 346 ltd, 496 ltd, 459 ltd, 461 ltd, 460 ltd

Buses from Vikhroli (West) station to IIT Bombay (main gate):
337, 392

Ph.D. TA International Applicants

We encourage international students to apply for the IIT Bombay institute TA fellowships for our PhD programs. More details about this can be found here: