The centre is located at IIT Bombay. IIT Bombay was set up by an Act of Parliament and established in 1958, at Powai, a suburb of Mumbai. IIT Bombay has a strong tradition of inter-disciplinary activity. IIT Bombay has a two decade old tradition of running programmes in Energy. This led to the setting up of the Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) at IIT Bombay in 2007, the first such Department at any major academic institution in India.
Today, the Institute is recognized as one of the centers of academic excellence in the country. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities. Concurrently, facilities and infrastructure have been improved to keep abreast with the best institutions in the world.