About Mumbai:

The 46th International Physics Olympiad will be hosted in Mumbai (formerly, Bombay), the capital of the state of Maharashtra in India. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and is blessed with a natural harbour that has contributed in a major way to the growth of the city as the country’s financial hub. Here the medieval and modern co-exist; with a blend of Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco, and contemporary architectural styles. Many buildings, structures and historical monuments still remain from the British era.


                   University of Mumbai       Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly known as Victoria Terminus)

                             University of Mumbai                                            Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

                                                                                                   (formerly known as Victoria Terminus)


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                    Juhu Beach                                                    Subarban Trains


People from all parts of India have migrated here over the years to make Mumbai a vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Mumbai is home to some of India's premier scientific institutes and academic institutes like Tata Institute of Fundamental Reserach (TIFR), Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), University of Mumbai (MU) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, have their headquarters in Mumbai. Mumbai also has the hugely popular Hindi film and television industry- Bollywood. The city’s business opportunities and good educational institutes attract people from all over India, making it a melting pot of many communities and cultures. Public transport systems in Mumbai include the Mumbai Suburban Railway, Monorail, Metro, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses, taxis, auto rickshaws and ferries. The trains and the buses are the backbone of the city carrying more than 12 million passengers every day.


Climate of Mumbai in July


The climate of Mumbai is typically tropical: moderately hot with high level of humidity. In the month of July the city receives very heavy monsoon rain. The average maximum temperature for the month is about 30 °C with the average minimum at 25 °C.

Host Institution:

Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

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HBCSE is a National Centre of the TIFR, Mumbai. The Centre aims at promoting equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level, and encourages the growth of scientific literacy in the country.  It has a wide spectrum of inter-related activities which includes research and development concerning science education, teacher education, science popularization and talent nurture. It is the nodal centre of Olympiad programmes in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology and junior science. Another important programme is the National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS), concerning tertiary science education in India. It runs a Graduate School in Science Education. Students admitted to HBCSE Graduate School work towards the Ph.D. degree of the TIFR which is a Deemed University.

Websites: http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/, http://olympiads.hbcse.tifr.res.in/



Opening Ceremony Venue:  Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR


The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is a National Centre of the Government of India, under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, as well as a deemed University awarding degrees for master's and doctoral programs. Basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and science education is carried out at TIFR. The main campus is located in Mumbai with additional campuses in Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

 tifr homi bhabha auditorium

Address: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai. Website: www.tifr.res.in/



Closing Ceremony Venue: Convocation Hall, IIT-BOMBAY

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The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public engineering institutes of India. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was the second IIT to be established in 1958. It has a comprehensive graduate programme offering doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In global rankings, IIT Bombay has emerged as India’s top university.

Address: Indian Institute of Technology—Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.

Website: www.iitb.ac.in/



Exam (Theory and Experiment) Venue: Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)


BCEC is located in Goregaon conveniently accessible from the student lodging venue.

Address: Nesco Compound, Goregaon East, Mumbai.

Website: www.nesco.in/bec.html