Arun Panda

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics) | Batch of 2017

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Bombay Review by arun

Overall Rating : 9 / 10

Written on 14 Sep 2016

Academics & Faculty
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9 /10

  • We mostly have 3-5 hours of class between 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Some professors do assign projects in their coursework. Officially we have 2 quizzes, one mid-sem, and one final exam, which also vary from prof. to prof., some of whom also give assignments for better understanding of the topics.
  • The quality of teaching is very nice, and the teaching method comprises of lectures with in-class tutorials to enhance problem solving skills of the students.
  • The overall experience of the institute is very good with a great scope for scientific research.

Fees & Scholarship
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7 /10

  • Course fee is Rs 75 thousand per year.
  • There are institute scholarships, and some private scholarships are also available to the students.
  • Around 15-20% of the students get the scholarship.
  • Sometimes loans are needed for fee payment. Leading banks like SBI, Canara Bank etc. are easily providing the loans.

Placements & Alumni Network
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9 /10

  • I am currently enrolled in a project at TIFR, Mumbai.
  • Key companies and organisations that hire from our campus are; Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Mercedes, DRDO, and many others. The main role of these companies is software development, and R&D.
  • Average salary per year is around Rs 8.6 Lakhs per year; highest salary is Rs 2.2 crore per year.
  • The alumni network of IIT Bombay is extremely diverse, there are many alumni at reputed places the in country and abroad with founder of leading companies to cabinet ministers of our country.

Infrastructure & Transportation
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9 /10

  • There is 16 hostels, including 2 for girls, and 2 hostel common for both boys and girls. The hostels are good, the older ones need some repairing. Hostel fees are Rs 2000 per month.
  • The PGs cost outside is very high as the institute is situated at the heart of the city. The cost outside is around Rs 10000-15000 per month.
  • The quality of food is good, and the sanitation facility is also very nice. Students get four times a day food in the food arena. The cost per is around 50 rupees.
  • Classrooms are well designed for better use, it has projectors, scanners, boards etc. Labs are furnished with all modern equipment, and have experts for any query. There is a central library with more than 1crore books in it. All the aforesaid places are Wi-fi enabled including the dining halls which are very clean, and have a large space to accommodate all the students.

Clubs & Associations
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9 /10

  • There are many student societies working on various fields; like PG & UG council for respective bodies, Cultural association for cultural development, institute dance club, sports club, Photographic club, mountaineering club, Dramatics association etc. There are many scientific societies and clubs like Robotics club, MSI (Mars Society India), Kritika (for space exploration) etc. working in the campus. Many states also have their respective cultural socities for the advancement of their cultures among the students.
  • For technology there is Techfest (Asia's largest college technological festival), Mood Indigo (Asia's largest college cultural festival), Inter IIT sports (sports meet of all IITs), Avenues (the management school annual festival).
  • The life in college actually vary from person to person, and it also depends on the persons ability to tackle things. Sometimes it seems pressurizing during exams, and chilling during the culturals and festivals. In general, the life in campus is very good; a lot of scope in almost every field, you get enough chance to explore yourself with a lot of enthusiasts in your company.

Eligibility Criteria & Admission Process
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  • The eligibility for the course I am enrolled in was bachelors in science/engineering, and there was a centralized admission system based on the all India rank obtained in the qualifying entrance examination.
  • I took the examination called JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) for selection in this course.
  • For admission here the cutoff rank was AIR 275 in our batch. Typically, the cutoff is below AIR 300.

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