Why Your Philanthropic Contribution Matters

IIT Bombay is an ‘Institution of Eminence’, and a leading global technology institute with a vision to provide a transformative education to create leaders and innovators and generate new knowledge for society and industry. Philanthropic gifts from our alumni, well-wishers, community organizations, foundations, and corporations, support our vision and contribute towards a transformative impact through education and research in science and technology.

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Causes to Donate

The Institute needs your support for a number of initiatives that are in critical need of funding


IIT Bombay is committed to nurturing entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and change-makers of tomorrow. Over the years the Institute has spent a lot of time, energy, and money on its students, faculty, researchers, and scientists as they innovate and create new inventions.

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Donor Impact

Any contribution you make – small or big - results in the growth and welfare of your alma mater as the numbers here prove

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Donor Wall

The Institute is extremely grateful to all its donors for rallying around us at all times. The donor wall honors and recognizes leading donors who have made a significant impact through their gifts to the Institute.

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The Power of Your Gift

Each of our donors below has given back to IIT Bombay for a specific cause closest to their hearts.

IIT Bombay Alumnus, Sanjeev Nabar, sets up the ‘Jaywant M. Nabar’ Diamond Level Scholarship

IIT Bombay alumnus, Sanjeev Nabar (B.Tech & DIIT, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, 1974), and currently, the Founder & Managing Director of Ikebana Engineering Ltd. has graciously committed to a Diamond Level Scholarship at the Institute. The ‘Jaywant M. Nabar’ scholarship will pay homage to Mr. Nabar’s father, the late Mr. Jaywant Mangesh Nabar, who would have celebrated his 100th birth anniversary on July 22, 2022.

Arpit Mathur: His Journey from Privilege to Philanthropy

He’s a super-successful high-flying asset manager whose career has taken him all over the world. Beyond those professional triumphs lies Arpit Mathur’s core life philosophy and he says, “I’ve been very fortunate in my life. But if I don’t use my good fortune and pay-it-forward to help people and our society, then what’s the point?”

IIT Bombay alumnus, Mr. Rajendra Gandhi, endows scholarship for women students

IIT Bombay alumnus, Rajendra Gandhi (B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering and Material Sciences, 1971) has graciously committed to a scholarship endowment for women students at IIT Bombay.

Recent Philanthropic Support

Annual scholarships to support children of IITB’s non-academic staff employees

IITB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prof. S. P. Sukhatme (Institute’s former Director and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mech. Eng.) on Oct 11, 2022. Through this initiative, annual student scholarships for meritorious children of employees of the IITB’s non-academic staff will be established.

IITB alumni turn founding donors for C-MInDS

IITB’s alumnus Mr. Arpit Mathur (B. Tech & M.Tech, CS, 2006) emerged as one of the ‘Founding Donors’ of the Centre for Machine Intelligence and Data Science (C-MInDS) through his generous contribution.

Visiting Chair Professorship in memory of a revered IITB professor

The ‘Dr. Rinti Banerjee Visiting Chair’ will bring leading women medical researchers, academicians, industrialists, practitioners, and entrepreneurs from various corners of the world to IIT Bombay. The Chair has been established in memory of the late Professor Dr. Rinti Banerjee, an eminent researcher and professor and former head of the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at IITB.

IITB launches a foundational initiative in the area of Digital Trust

IITB’s alumnus Dr. Viswanath Ramachandran’s (B.Tech, CSE, 1991) generous contribution has helped establish this first-of-its-kind Chair Professorship in Applied Statistics. The initiative will support education and research in Statistics and Mathematics.

IITB launches a foundational initiative in Digital Trust

IITB launched the 'IIT Bombay Trust Lab’ on September 15, 2022, established through the generous contribution by the Institute’s alumnus Dr. Shridhar Shukla (B. Tech, EE, 1983). This foundational initiative envisions strengthening the country’s digital environment and making it more trustworthy.

IITB alumni turn founding donors for C-MInDS

IIT Bombay’s Mr. Beerud Sheth (B.Tech, CSE, 1991) and co-founder of Gupshup is recognised as a ‘Founding Donor’ for C-MInDS. He has donated towards setting up the ‘Gupshup AI Conversational Lab,’ at the centre.

IITB partners with JSW Steel to establish a futuristic technology hub

On August 18, 2022, IITB signed a Memorandum of Understanding with JSW Group to establish a first-of-its-kind technology hub for research in steel manufacturing in India. The JSW Technology hub has been established through support from the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, and other industry partners.

Wife of late IITB professor donates property to the Institute

Mrs. Parvathy Subrahmonia Ayyar honoured her husband Prof. R. Subrahmonia Ayyar’s (one of the founding faculty members and the former Head of the Dept. of Civil Eng. at the Institute) memory by donating her property (two flats in Mumbai) to the Institute. Her gift will support the establishment of a Chair Professorship and the naming of a conference room in Prof. Ayyar's name in the Dept. of Civil Eng. at IITB.

IITB alumni turn founding donors for C-MInDS

The Institute’s alumnus Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju (B. Tech, CSE, 1998), became one of the ‘Founding Donors,’ through his generous donation towards the Centre for Machine Intelligence and Data Science (C-MInDS) at IIT Bombay.

IITB sets up a centre for advanced research on ageing diseases

IITB’s distinguished alumnus Mr. Sharad Sanghi (B. Tech., EE, 1989) has donated a generous amount towards the setting up of the Centre of Ageing and Neurodegenerative diseases at the Institute. The Centre envisions becoming a national leader in advanced research in this area.

IIT Bombay’s former Director sets up a Chair Professorship in Biostatics

Prof. S.P. Sukhatme, Padma Shri awardee and former Director of IIT Bombay has contributed generously towards establishing a Chair Professorship in Biostatistics. The initiative will provide a boost to this discipline as well as associated applications.

A Diamond Level Scholarship at IITB gets generous support from its alumnus

IITB alumnus, Sanjeev Nabar (B.Tech & DIIT, Mech. Eng. and ID, 1974), has graciously committed to a Diamond Level Scholarship at the Institute. The scholarship will support one meritorious student per year for a total period of 16 years.

IITB alumni turn founding donors for C-MInDS

IITB alumni Mr. Kashyap Deorah & Ms. Shruti Mahajan Deorah (B.Tech, EE, 2003), are celebrated as two of the ‘Founding Donors’ of C-MInDS. Their generous contribution is in honour of Mr. Kashyap Deorah’s parents.