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Industrial Research And Consultancy Centre

Industrial Research And Consultancy Centre (IRCC)

IRCC was established in 1976 as the nodal unit responsible for managing and coordinating all activities related to research and development at the Institute, including facilitating interactions with external agencies, setting up simplified processes for financial, manpower and intellectual property management, licensing activities and schemes for incentivizing and supporting researchers.


Role of IRCC

Research and development activities from the lifeline of a vibrant academic institution. Dean R&D and IRCC play a vital role in IITB’s intellectual output by providing end-to-end support, from conceptualization to commercialization, of research ideas, specifically by

  • Ensuring that environment is created / nurtured / maintained so that faculty and scientists at IITB are able to conduct research of the highest caliber.
  • Providing support for researchers to liaise with (potential) funding sources so as to be able to finance their research and development activities.
  • Spotting and nurturing opportunities for collaboration between researchers (within IITB) and their counterparts in other institutions.
  • Ensuring that IITB researchers are positioned to contribute to the state of the art in cutting edge and emerging areas of research in Science and Engineering.
  • Identifying and putting in place ways and means by which work done by researchers at IITB can be exploited whenever appropriate and possible – to address problems faced by society and industry. Towards this, licensing, commercialization and agile processes for industry-academia partnerships are a must.
  • Providing admin support for conducting research – management of human resources, financial management, procurement.

Our Mission

To nucleate, nurture, facilitate and disseminate research and development activities of the Institute for the benefit of government agencies, industry and society.

Our Vision

To elevate IIT Bombay research ecosystem so that it is counted among the top ten research institutes in the world, and to become the institute that innovates and creates solutions with highest societal impact.


Office of Dean(R&D)

2nd floor, Rahul Bajaj Technology Innovation Centre (RBTIC),

Opp. VMCC, IIT Bombay, Powai

Mumbai, Maharashtra-400076

91-22-2576 7039/5931