Campus Life at IIT Bombay: Experience it with Mohak Goyal
Updated on Sep 5, 2017 - 5:25 p.m. IST by Saakshi Lama
Applications Open Now
Lovely Professional University B.Tech Admissions 2020
VITEEE 2020 - VIT Engineering Entrance Examination

IIT Bombay is ranked among the top IITs of the nation. With most aspirants aiming for admissions into the institute, there must be many who are curious about the real campus life in IIT Bombay. We, at Careers360, had a chance to talk to Mohak Goyal, a student from the department of Electrical Engineering of IIT Bombay. An avid Tennis player, Mohak speaks about his journey at the institute so far, how different IIT Bombay was actually than what he had imagined, the various co-curricular activities provided and more details about IIT Bombay campus life. Giving insight into the campus life in IIT Bombay, Mohak Goyal provides a clearer picture for all aspirant who later wish to pursue their B.Tech studies in this instiute. Read the full article and experience the campus life in IIT Bombay with Mohak Goyal. 


Careers360: Tell me about yourself?

Mohak Goyal: I am a fourth-year dual degree student in the department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. I am from Agra. My academic interests are in signal processing and mathematics. I like to play tennis.


Careers360: How has your journey been so far at the institute?

Compare Colleges

College Comparison based on Courses, Placement, Rank, Fee

Compare Now

Mohak Goyal:  It has been an excellent journey so far in the campus of IIT Bombay.  I got to learn a lot in these four years.  I met a lot of good and interesting people. I got to know my strengths and weaknesses.


Careers360: Is there any difference in actuality about how you had imagined an IIT would be?

Applications Open Now
SRMHCAT 2020 Admissions Open | International & Industry Collaborations | Recognized by UGC,AIU,Bar Council
CMR University School of Engineering and Technology
B.Tech Admissions 2020 Open| Highest CTC: 16.4 LPA| Scholarship available| Apply Now

Mohak Goyal:  I had imagined that life at IIT Bombay would be just about academics and that there would be tremendous pressure. In actuality here you have ample opportunity to develop other skills and one has time to enjoy too.


Careers360: What all activities are you a part of in the campus?

Mohak Goyal:  I was part of IIT Bombay Racing team in my second year. We made an electric race car. Apart from that, I play Tennis and Chess.


Careers360: Can you run us through a day at your institute (starting from how your day starts and how it ends)? Also, about your schedule throughout the semesters so far?

Mohak Goyal:  All days are not the same. It depends on your lecture schedule. In this semester, I have 5 lectures on Mondays and Thusdays while on other days I have only two lectures. I have also taken up Teaching Assistantship and have to hold a tutorial session once a week. I find time to play tennis 2-3 times a week. Assignments are usually completed during the weekends. I usually stay up till late in the night.


Careers360: Tell us about the faculty-student ratio here and about the teacher-student relationship in your understanding.

Mohak Goyal: The faculty-student ratio depends on the branch of engineering. The batch is divided into sub-batches for labs and tutorials. The sub batches generally have 30-40 students. In certain courses there might be just 10 students while there can be upto 300 in another.

Most professors are extremely helpful and easily approachable for clearing doubts.


Careers360: What all facilities do you have in the campus? What do you like here the most which you feel is unique and differentiating? What are the challenges you had faced initially at the campus and now you might be facing?

Mohak Goyal:  We have a large sport complex, comprising of a football field, hockey field, cricket ground, volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton, squash, Table Tennis courts and a central gym. The central library has almost every book a student would need or want to read. Most research labs have the best equipments in the country. The people are helpful and the environment is conducive for learning. In my first year I had trouble managing time but now I manage.


Careers360: What would you say about the state of infrastructure, labs, mess, hostels, and other facilities at the campus?

Mohak Goyal:  Hostels are old and the rooms are small. Apart from that all facilities are good.


Careers360: Is there anything you miss here? What else do you expect from your institute? Any suggestions on areas where the institute must focus or work on?

Mohak Goyal: The curriculum has a lot of redundancy. It needs revision to make it more relevant and reduce stress on students.


Careers360: How comfortable are your hostels and how about the cleanliness factor over there?

Mohak Goyal:  Hostels are definitely not the best part of the institute. Cleanliness is not not upto the mark.


Careers360: How do you balance your studies, projects, exams and other activities?

Mohak Goyal:  It is important to set the priorities right. One can give more time to the projects and other activities when exams are not approaching. The other important aspect is to pay attention in the class as it will help to decrease effort that you are putting in. One learns to balance things eventually. Sometimes one has to sacrifice some things to do well in other areas.


Careers360: Tell us about the clubs and societies at the campus and how significant are they from your point of view or from students point of view?

Mohak Goyal: There are clubs and societies for almost every activity one can imagine. These societies play a pivotal role in helping the students to enhance their talent. They also help the students to connect with each other in the campus. Having said that, one should be careful not to waste too much time in activities that are not fruitful.


Careers360: Is there any in-house magazine or journal for the latest events or happenings at the institute?

Mohak Goyal: Yes. The institute student media body, Insight, publishes journals for the latest events in the institute. 


Careers360: What are the popular hangouts at the institute? What, according to you, are the most-visited places nearby?

Mohak Goyal:  The eateries like Campus hub, Brewberries, Gulmohar Cafetaria etc., are the popular hangouts. Lakeside and Sameer hill are famous among the nature lovers. Just outside the campus we have the Hiranandani market with a lot of good places to eat at.


Careers360: How do you spend your leisure time at the campus?

Mohak Goyal:  I spend my leisure time playing tennis or chess or pool. There is a whole lot of things to do here. Having random discussions with people on a variety of topics is also a good way to pass time.


Careers360: Are you being equipped with everything at the institute that are required to meet your aspirations?

Mohak Goyal:  Yes. Nothing to complain on that front.


Careers360: What type of companies come for campus recruitment and what percentage of students get placed every year? How is the recruitment process here?

Mohak Goyal:  Both core and non-core companies come for the recruitment. The placement percentage depends on the department. The companies generally conduct an aptitude test followed by a group discussion, then the HR and the technical round.


Stay tuned to for more IIT and NIT campus interviews.


Get real-time alerts on exam & colleges at your fingertips with Careers360 App! Click Here to Install or Give a missed call on 08080944727 to get app link

Applications Open Now

Bennett University B.Tech 2020
Bennett University B.Tech 2020
MANIPAL Institute Of Technology B.Tech Admissions 2020
MANIPAL Institute Of Technolo...
UPES -  School of Engineering B.Tech Admissions 2020
UPES - School of Engineering...
UPES M.Tech Admissions 2020
UPES M.Tech Admissions 2020
SRM Institute of Science and Technology - SRMJEEE
SRM Institute of Science and ...
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham- M.Tech Admissions
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham- M...
BML Munjal University - B.Tech 2020
BML Munjal University - B.Tec...
View All Application Forms

More like IIT B

Questions related to IIT B

Showing 750 out of 750 Questions

Computer science and engineering in iit Mumbai???

Priyanka M 25th Feb, 2020

If you're asking if there's a CS branch in IIT Mumbai, then yes, there is. Otherwise I would like to make your question more clear.

1 View

taken admisson in polytechnic. tell me about it

Smrity 23rd Feb, 2020

Polytechnic is a technical course and it is also known as diploma in engineering.

It helps in getting a technical diploma degree.It is a three year course which makes the students familiar with the technical aspects of technology.

Various branches under which one can do polytechnic are:

  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Automobile engineering
  • Electronics and communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

One can pursue polytechnic in whichever stream they desire.

Job opportunities after polytechnic:

Public Sector

The Government or their allied Public Sector Units offer great career opportunities to Polytechnic Diploma holders. These companies hire Diploma holders for junior level positions (for both engineering and non-engineering candidates) and technician level jobs.

you can get a job at:

  • Railways
  • Indian Army
  • GAIL – Gas Authority of India Limited
  • ONGC – Oil & Natural Gas Corporation
  • DRDO – Defence Research and Development Organization
  • BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • NTPC – National Thermal Power Corporation
  • Public Work Departments
  • BSNL – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  • Irrigation Departments
  • Infrastructure Development Agencies
  • NSSO – National Sample Survey Organization

Similar to the public sector, even private sector companies, especially those dealing in manufacturing, construction and electronics and communication domains hire Polytechnic Diploma holders. However, these jobs are junior level and have very little scope of promotion or expansion.

private sectors hiring polytechnic degree holders

  • Airlines - Indigo, Spicejet, Jet Airways, etc.
  • Construction Firms – Unitech, DLF, Jaypee Associated, GMR Infra, Mitas, etc.
  • Communication Firms – Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, etc.
  • Computer Engineering Firms – TCS, HCL, Wipro, Polaris, etc.
  • Automobiles – Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, TATA Motors, Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, etc.
  • Electrical / Power Firms – Tata Power, BSES, Seimens, L&T, etc.
  • Mechanical Engg Firms – Hindustan Unilever, ACC Ltd, Voltas, etc.

One can also go for further  higher education and do via lateral Entry Scheme.

here are few colleges that offer through Lateral entry scheme for degree holders.

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar

Government College of Engineering, Pune

Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology, Delhi

Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Noida

Delhi Technological University, Delhi

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala

Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Delhi

KIITS University, Odisha

Guru Gobind Singh IP University, Delhi

Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar

You can either go for job or continue with further education.

Advantages of Polytechnic:

  • It costs less in pursuing three years polytechnic course than to normal education.
  • If the student is unable to continue his education, then he can get into job and then pursue engineering on a part-time basis without causing financial burden on the family.

Hope this helps.

All the best!


For ST candidate written/ interview are necessary in IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi.Mechanical engineering stream.For admission?

Md Azmer 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Yes, to get admission in the IITs for the Mtech you have to go through the interview even if you are from SC. I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


How to get IIT Bombay in two years of jee preparation.Can you give me clarity??

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,

Inorder, to get a seat in IIT,Bombay you gave to clear JEE ADVANCED Exam with outstanding marks because IIT,Bombay is one of the top 2 engineering institution in India. Follow these tips to crack JEE ADVANCED-
  • Solve multi conceptual problems.
  • Be crystal clear with concepts.
  • Solve all previous years question papers.
  • Ppepare a practical timetable and live up to it.

For more info go through this link-

How can I start my Jee preparation? I need to score well and I need IIT Bombay.Help me

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Getting into IITs is dream lakhs if aspirants, who prepare for JEE mains and appear every year with the dream in their eyes but oy few succeed.
Hardwork in right direct is what it takes to get a dream colleges.
JEE advance is considered one of the toughest exams in India and requires extraordinary efforts.

  • First of all Know your syllabus and exam pattern very well.
  • And then make a plan accordingly
  • Time Management Its is the most important aspect because you have to prepare for you class 11th and 12th, then JEE mains and then JEE advance so using time effectively and efficiently is must.
  • Practice as much as you can (practice makes a man perfect)
  • Stay away from distraction at all cost
  • Take care of your Heath bea use mental and physical health is equally important during preparation.

Check the link for best books you can have for preparation and strategy for each subject :

I hope this helps.
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books