Physical and Mental Fitness

How physically fit are you?

15% considered themselves to be fitness freaks, while 59% believed physical activity as a necessary part of their lives. 6% of the respondents considered physical activities to be a waste of their time.

Have you ever had to consult a psychiatrist/counselor for mental illness?

86.5% of the respondents denied having had to visit the psychiatrist, while 13.5% mentioned having visited the psychiatrist during some period of their stay in IITB. While ‘ Had to visit the psychiatrist throughout my stay’ was an option, no respondents selected it.

Alcohol and Nicotine Consumption

On an average, how frequently did you drink alcohol?

38% of the respondents said that they drink alcohol very occasionally, while 32.3% abstained from it during their stay in IITB. 13% and 13.5% respondents stated their consumption frequency was once in a month and once a week respectively. 3.1% responded that their consumption of alcohol occurred more than once every week.

What was your favourite place to drink?

Out of the respondents who drink, a notable proportion stated the two outlets outside the main gate as their favourite places to drink (10.9% for Laxmi and 14.1% for Sunny). 9.9% stated that they preferred their own room.

When did you start drinking?

Of the 130 respondents who drink, 91 started drinking after their freshie year, while only 12% had already been drinking by the time they came to the institute.

How frequently do/did you smoke cigarettes?

A staggering majority of 84.9% have said that they do not smoke cigarettes. Out of the 15.1% that smoke, 7.3% have stated that they smoke once every 2-3 weeks, while the percentage of daily smokers stand at 5.2%.

When did you start smoking?

Out of those who smoke, 79% started smoking after their freshie year, while 10% had already been smoking before they came to IITB.

Peer Pressure

Which of the following peer pressures did you face at IIT Bombay?

More than half of the respondents faced a peer pressure to pull night-outs or to sleep late, while 41% claimed to have faced a pressure to perform better academically. Only around 15% were pressured to cheat in examinations or assignments.


Where do you peg your monthly expenditure?

What was the major cause of your spending?

Around 35.9% of the students pegged their monthly expenditure between 1000 and 3000 Rupees, while a quarter of the respondents spend over 5000 Rupees per month. Of their expenditures, the largest majority was spent on food.

Bucket List

Which of these have you ticked off your bucket-list?

4.2% of the people haven’t ticked any of the above off their bucket list.

Around half of the respondents (51.8%) had gone for a Goa Trip with their friends, while a large majority of 74.3% had travelled ticketless on a local. 31.9% claimed that they had not participated in any GC during their hostel life, while 20.4% and 15.7% displayed their endurance by participating in a marathon and cycling to Marine Drive respectively.

Which of these places have you visited during your stay at IIT-Bombay?

89.6% have been to the boathouse and 80.7% have climbed upon Sameer Hill. Only 34.4% have been to the edge of Vihar lake, while 41.1% and 3.6% have never been inside H10 and the library respectively.


How often did you take a bath (on an average)?

Quality of Life

On a scale of 1-10, how satisfied are you with the quality of your life in the institute (1 being ‘not at all’, 10 being ‘very much’)?

Out of all respondents, 34.4% have rated their quality of life as 8, followed by 19.8% who rated it as 7 and 18.2% who rated it as 9. The fact that the number of respondents who gave their quality of life a 10 rating is significantly higher than lowest five rating combined which shows that the respondents perceived their quality of life in IITB to be good enough.