About DRF

IITB DRF is a section 8 company established to work towards, facilitating and supporting the furtherance of the objects of IITB and related activities; to serve the alumni and other well- wishers of IITB and, engage with alumni segments/ corporates/ trusts/ foundations and other well- wishers, and develop long- term sustainable relationships with them.

With a goal of enhancing personal connections between the Institute and its donors, DRF is focused on relationship building, fundraising, gift acknowledgement and celebration, and philanthropic impact reporting. DRF supports Institute’s fundraising through donor solicitation, gift processing, accounting, report development, data analytics and other information services, and alumni and donor record management.

  • Encouraging financial investment that ensures the success of the Institute’s mission and goals
  • Transforming IIT Bombay into a world class institute internationally recognized for educational innovation and exceptional programs that prepare our students for academic and professional success
  • Cultivating and strengthening the Institute’s strategic relationships among business, community, educational, cultural, political, and philanthropic leaders
  • Raising the Institute’s profile through strategic communications
  • Planning and executing successful comprehensive and targeted fundraising efforts
  • Leading the creation of a culture of philanthropy and engagement with and among students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the institute

Development and Relations Foundation focuses on strengthening relationships with the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment and support of the Institutes, its mission, goals and programs in support of student and alumni success.

  • Excellence: We take pride in our work and strive for the highest quality.
  • Innovation: We empower ourselves and others to be risk-takers and reach beyond the current paradigm. We are open to change and creative ideas in fulfilling our mission.
  • Respect and Collaboration: We honor the expertise and celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues and respect diversity while working together toward the common goal of advancing the academic endeavor.
  • Pursuing a Public Good: We believe we are stewards of place responsive to and responsible for the communities in which we serve.
  • Transparency and Accountability: As stewards of the public trust, we ensure that promises to our supporters are fulfilled and hold ourselves and our partners on campus accountable for using our resources wisely.
  • Ethical Action: We adhere to high ethical standards; we build relationships based on trust, honesty, and integrity; and we respect privacy and confidentiality.

Alumni Engagement

Alumni Relations encourages an active and positive connection between Institute and its graduates. With a variety of ways to engage - including volunteerism, advocacy, mentorship, career services, educational and family events, networking opportunities, awards and recognition - alumni can continue to be part of the campus community throughout their lives.

Corporate Engagement

Faculties, units, research, students and initiatives across the Institute campus benefit from the work of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, who match the philanthropic interests of key corporate and foundation donors to institute needs.

Internal Engagement

In partnership with faculty and other senior campus leadership, Faculty Development shapes the strategic direction and fundraising priorities for all the departments, faculties, academic and student support units across Institute.

IT & Operations

Strategic Communications provides advice, strategies and tactics to increase the willingness of individuals, organizations and corporations to support Institute. Work includes development and execution of communications and marketing campaigns in support of alumni engagement and fundraising initiatives.

Our Team

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Prof. Suhas Joshi


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Mr. Ravishankar Gedela


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Mr. Dhananjay Satale

VP Operations

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Mrs. Manjula Mehta

Sr. AVP Stewardship, administration and accounts

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Mrs. Dipti Datye

AVP Internal Engagement


Tata Centre for Technology and Design – IIT Bombay

TCTD, IITB has been established to design technology solutions that can take on the unmet needs of resource-constrained communities, within India and across the world. Using an end to end innovation approach, TCTD, IITB acts as a virtual centre with research and academic components and draws faculty members and graduate students from various units across IIT Bombay.

Desai Sethi Centre for Entrepreneurship

DSCE was established in 2014 at IIT Bombay to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Aspiring entrepreneurs benefit from mentoring programs and micro-grants. This includes I-NCUBATE program for market immersion, IDEAS-MAP for product development, and I-WiE for women in entrepreneurship. In the last five years, over 1400 students have benefited from DSCE courses and mentoring programs. More than 25 teams created start-up companies.

Wadhwani Research Centre for Bioengineering

WRCB’s main focus has been on technology translation in the broad domain of healthcare delivery, with emphasis on technology innovation. Key areas of the centre include portable and affordable diagnostics, bio-manufacturing, drug delivery technologies and biomedical devices. Over 25 faculty members from the various science and engineering departments of the institute participate in the centre and undertake translational projects.

Unmesh Mashruwala Innovation Cell

A design and engineering center that enables students across IIT-Bombay to come together to develop technological innovations and participate in national and international competitions.

Shenoy Innovation Studio

Shenoy Innovation Studio has been created at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay to create a paradigm shift in design so that the student projects can be nurtured to innovation. The studio also support industries by conducting industry workshops to facilitate in-house innovation. Our studio is working on projects for the Design Innovation Centre (DIC); The Khel for the Rajya Shiksha Kendra,Madhya Pradesh; AJANTA; Mumbai Transport Projects; MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development)

Wadhwani Electronics Laboratory

The Wadhwani lab houses all the major electronics hardware activities of the EE department at IIT Bombay. Twelve major laboratory courses are conducted every year. Each year, about 600 undergraduate and about 200 post-graduate and Dual-Degree students do their courses in the laboratory. In addition to courses, the lab is home to all major electronics projects done by students in the EE Department. The lab is actively involved in spreading electronics education through the "Virtual Labs" initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

Contact Us

Address: Development and Relations Foundation
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Dean ACR office
Main Gate Road, IIT Area,
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076
Phone: +91 (22) 2572 2545
Fax: +91 (22) 2572 3480