Established in 1958, the second of its kind, IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance. The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes. Research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by an outstanding faculty, many of whom are reputed for their research contributions internationally. Over the years, the institute has created a niche for its innovative short-term courses through continuing education and distance education programmes.