Cycling The New Mode of Transport at  IIT Bombay
Updated on Jun 24, 2014 - 11:25 a.m. IST by Prabha Dhavala
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For the past many years, the minibus like autorickshaws popularly known as tumtums have been the only centralized transport at IIT Bombay. With the increasing number of students and faculty, these have now become inadequate with lesser frequency, strikes of the drivers protesting against the fares and various other reasons. Students and faculty are finding it difficut to move around the campus in the absence of any other means.

To avoid the inconvenience, the IIT Bombay authorities are encouraging students to cycle across the campus. Plans are afoot to assist students who lack the bicycles with finance to purchase the same. Alternately bicycle pooling was looked at but was found to be non feasible. Monsoon is another problem with cycling virtually impossible during the heavy rains..

The institute has plans to procure five CNG-run regular buses to ply in the campus and these are to be outsourced. Another idea mooted was a dedicated sheltered walkway from Hostel 12 to the main building of IIT Bombay and the academic buildings. The authorities are seriously looking at all alternatives to end the problem.


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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
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  • 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
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  • NTPC – National Thermal Power Corporation
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  • BSNL – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
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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

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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.

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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)
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how to get admission in bombay iit

Afrin Hossain 20th Feb, 2020


IIT BOMBAY is one of the premium institutions of India .

For B.Tech Admission:

To get admission  in IIT B , you need to get a rank under 300 (All India Rank) at JEE ADVANCED.

Here is the link from where you can check the previous year cut-offs of IIT-B:

For M.Tech :

You need to crack the GATE examination .

For M.Sc :

You need to crack the JAM examination on your Respective subject.

You can visit their Official Website to get more information regarding their admissions.

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