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Kouti Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Aerospace), batch of 2017
06 Sep 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Classes start at morning 8am for everyone and ends at different timings. Exams usually we IIT\'inas call them as quiz1 quiz2 & end semesters. Attendance 85% is MANDATORY. If the attendance is below 85% institution does not allow the student to attend the exam and no supplies for that you need to repeat the entire course.
  • Teaching faculties are good.
  • The college life you experience is good.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:

SAARANG

is the annual social and cultural festival of IIT Madras. It is a five-day long event held usually in the second week of January every year and is attended by over 50,000 students from colleges all across South India. This five-day festival is the traditional meeting place for the young and those young at heart. Saarang is very popular among college students and Chennai locals alike because of the wide variety of cultural events (music and dance shows), celebrities and competitions it hosts. Saarang is characterized with the days jam-packed with events and competitions, and then the nights where, the best professional artistes from India and abroad enthrall the packed Open Air Theater at IIT Madras.

Saarang is an entirely non-profit organisation run by the students of IIT Madras.The organisational structure of Saarang comprises the Core group members (or Cores), and Co-ordinators. The Cores head the various departments of Sponsorship & PR, Finance, Publicity, Web-ops, Events, Design, Hospitality, Facilities and Requirements, Security and QMS (Quality Management System). They are assisted by the co-ordinators (around 250 in number) who are assigned more specific work.

SHASTRA

Shaastra is the annual technical festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India. The Sanskrit word ‘Shaastra’ means science and the festival accordingly consists of various engineering, science and technology competitions, summits, lectures, video conferences, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops. The festival is traditionally held over four days and four nights during the first week of January. It has so far seen fifteen editions, having started in its current avatar in the year 2000. Shaastra attracts participation from all over India, and seeks to provide collegiate students with a platform to showcase their scientific and engineering talents. Shaastra is entirely student managed and holds the distinction of being the first such event in the world to be ISO 9001:2000 certified for implementing a Quality Management System.

COLLEGE LIFE IN IIT-M

  1. Amazing Internet and DC++: Individual Single Rooms with Internet access 24 hours, 1 gb high speed netaccess which cups mostly. And unlimited GB of hproxy net. Apart from that DC++ is the most heavenly thing, you can never get tired of downloading things. Everything you need to keep yourself entertained you will find there.
  2. Rooms: You will get a cot, an almirah fitted in wall, a FAN, table and a chair. There will be plug points and lan port available. Condition of room depends upon the previous occupant.
  3. Common washrooms: Cleanliness of them depends upon your wing mates, Cleaned daily once a day.
  4. Entry of Girls in Boys hostel: Yeaa, some hostels in IIT Madras allow the entry of gals from morning 9 am to evening 7 PM, the discretion lies in the hand of the warden, that is why all the hostels dont have this freedom. But let me tell you this entry is for academic purpose only. Boys can enter girls hostel only during hostel nite, which happens once in a year in the month of april apart from that NO ENTRY.
  5. TV: All hostels have common room, you can watch tv there. Full during cricket and football matches. Otherwise people hang no to tv series and youtube.
  6. Sports: Almost every hostel will have a TT room, apart from that some of them have a pool table as well. Some hostels have football ground, cricket ground, basketball court within the premises. Apart from the hostel facilities their are many common facilities. GYM is FREE, Swimming pool is tad cheap. Apart from that there is amazing tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, hockey ground, cricket ground, skating ring in common facilities.
  7. Restaurant: IIT has its own restaurant cum dine in canteen as Quark, right now Zaitoon serves there, you can find all the special delicacies at amazing prices in one of the best surroundings in the city.
  8. 24x7 Canteen: IRCTC operates a 24x7 canteen which serves tea, juice and dosas whole night and food till 12.
  9. Ramu Tea stall: A tea stall which is open till 4 am in the morning, serving sandwiches and tea at just Rs 5 [Writing answer from Ramu itself]. Apart from that you can buy snacks, cold drinks here.. even at night when whole city sleeps.
  10. Campus cafe: Most subsidized place of campus, you get everything cheap here, best place when you are broke.
  11. International cafe: Located in the heart of campus, this place had discounted CCD before, then came bullshit Kickstart which was recently kicked, now waiting for CCD to come back again or even better cafe. Right now CCD is also operating in campus at himalyas.
  12. HUL canteen: Noodles, rolls and wraps and cool place to cut birthday cakes at himalya, they also have some outlet inside hostel.
  13. Vending machines: Some of the hostel have vending machines, to get all the food you want to hogg upon.
  14. Insti Lingo: IIT madras has its own lingo, where we PUT everything, but still things CUP..!!
Prudhvi B.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2019
23 Jul 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • College starts at 8.00AM in the morning and ends at 5.45PM in the evening. For every month we will be having quizzes for each course.In the last month of the semester there will be end sem exams. Assignments are given weekly. Many opportunities to do projects.
  • Quality and method of teaching are good.
  • Interactive and exiciting.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  • There are many clubs in the campus.
  • SAARANG and SHAASTRA are the main festivals.
  • College life is Awesome.
B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2018
14 Jun 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Mostly classes are in the morning with afternoon slots occupied by labs for around 3 hours, or tutorial / assignment classes which run from anywhere between 1-2.5 hours. The course material is extensively covered over the duration of the semester with 1 tutorial test/class per week.
  • Exams are conducted once in a month ( Quiz-1, Quiz-2 and end semester) ( Each semester is for 4 months ). Also we have surprise tests ( which generally depends upon the professor taking the course ), which help us to be better prepared for exams. 
  • Over and above all these we get assignments ( usually given if tutorials are not regularly conducted) and end of semester projects which count towards our final evaluation. 
  • The professors are very learned and excel in their chosen field of teaching. Being friendly and approchable one can always approach them with doubts pertaining to the subject. Apart from clearing doubts they are mostly always open to students approaching them with novel and innovative ideas. 
  • We also have the option to work on a project under a professor or start a project on our own with the guidance/ assistance from a professor.
  • The overall experience so far, in my opinion has been very satisfactory.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  • There are several clubs like Fine Arts club, Cultural club, Music Club , Wordgames club, Oratory club, nature clus, phtography club etc to name a few. 
  • Students can also join Tamil sangham, Kerala kala samithi, Bharathiya Kala samithi, etc depending on the region they hail from.
  • Several activities are conducted through out the semester by the clubs which are open to all interested students.
  • IIT-Madras has 2 main festivals - SHAASTRA - Tech festival and SAARANG- Cultural festival , both of which are conducted in January, and often see international participation.
  • Every December All IIT\'s converge at one of the 7 oldest IIT\'s ( IIT-Madras, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Guwahati ) For the INTER IIT sports meet.
  • It witnesses huge participants from the talented sports men and women of the country.
  • The winner gets to go home with the General Championship cup which is fought over again in the next inter IIT meet.
  • Apart from all these, there are several other mini-fests conducted by the departments, clubs , organizations etc on campus.
  • For EG : CFI ( Center For Innovation ) conducted open house.
  • Life on campus is excellent. Apart from getting good exposure academics wise, we have several other extra-curricular activities to grab our interest.
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Dhanraj Dual Degree (Btech plus Mtech) in Electrical Engg., batch of 2019
13 Jun 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Daily routine is good. 8 AM class commences and it goes till 4:30 PM.
  • Exams are tough but there are plenty of assignmnets given and graded which ensure you atleast pass.
  • There is not much project orientaition in Academics. But there are clubs which one can join and pursue a project of his interest.
  • Quality and method of teaching is good. Many teachers teach in a practical way, more examples, more "real life" examples and problems a challenge to think.
  • College is amazing more exposure to extra curicular, co-curicular. Students efficiency inceases alot and anyone institute is never free always engrosed in some or the other activity. 
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  • There many clubs insude IITM for activites of Tech, CLuture, Entrepreneurship, Arts, Sports.
  • Shaastra Tech fest, Saraang Clutural fest, E-Summit Entrepreneurial Fest and & other each departmental festival.
  • College life is amanzing with good amount of pain .
Nikhil Integrated B-Tech and M-Tech (Aerospace), batch of 2018
13 Jun 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Some of the things in this review might not still hold due to the change in curriculum and a few points might be inclined towards my own program of study.
  • Daily routine in any IIT is more or less the same. Class timings from morning 8 AM to afternoon or evening (depends on the program and year of student). Exams are really competitive but the fact that the grading is mostly relative, gives a sigh of relief. (Relative grading: Instead of how much you score, its how much you score relative to others in your batch). Assignments form a regular part of the semester and are given out at regular intervals. Each assignment carries a certain weightage for that course. Projects are an integral part ofthe curriculum. Dual Degree students have to compulsorily do a final year project with a professor, while in B.Tech one has a choice of either a final year project or an extra set of courses.
  • The quality of education and teaching is superb. The professors are highly qualified and experienced in their field of research and teaching. And they are always willing to help, regarding any academic and non-academic guidance.
  • I have experienced a very different and exciting lifestyle in here. The freedom to do anything of our interests assists us to extra curricular skills. And this can be experienced pretty well, just by a visit here.
Sri B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2018
13 Jun 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • The daily routine is well spaced and manageable. Classes generally start at 8 am and end latest by around 4.30 PM with free hours in between. Exams are scheduled almost once a month and assignments and projectss are informed well beforehand.
  • The Quality and method of teaching is top-notc. Most of the learning is by self-study once the concepts have been covered in the classes. The professors act as great facilitators of learning.
  •  I can dare say without the slightest of doubts that college life is great in IIT Madras and the atmosphere here is the best and most conducive for a jumpstart to our careers.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  • There are a lot of clubs for ethnic groups as well as for vocational groups.
  • Saarang (Cultural fest), Shaastra (Tech Fest), Department Symposiums (Including Management) and Sports Fest and Inter-IIT Sports Fest.
  • College life is great.
Shiva B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2019
21 Apr 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Timing are very comfortable for students and we have projects in third or fourth year , coming to exams we have two quizzes (or one mid sem ) and end semester exams, not too many exams. Assignments it depends on which course it is some of them have assignments and some don\'t ,but the assignment are not gonna be lengthy. The maximum number of hours of work you can have is 60 per week including classes .
  • In IIT Madras you are going to be taught by top notch professors in our country , recently IIT Madras is ranked as No.1 engineering college in India . Now I think you have a great idea about quality of teaching. Coming to methods ,we here in IIT Madras have modern labs and teaching assistants to help in all our academic activities and professors are also use computer based teaching methods in classes for teaching.
  • In IIT Madras you gonna find it as a place where you can learn things from a group of talented professors ,seniors and your classmates too. You can do anything in which you are interested in and definitely you will be helped by other members of same interest (there are many clubs of different aspects) . Chennai is one of the best city in India and you can see different culture as well .
Saeel B.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2019
08 Apr 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Classes generally begin at 8 AM and end at 5.45 PM. However, there are quite a few free slots during the day which can be effectively utilized for studying. Assignments and projects depend on the subject and professors. For some courses regular submission of assignments is necessary and it caries marks. However, for some other subjects, tutorials are uploaded on Moodle which students are expected to solve. For every major subject, there is a tutorial class every week where students can get their doubts clarified by the TAs. The examination format is 2 quizzes and one end semester exams for some subjects, where as it is one mid term plus one end sem exam for some others. The faculty here are very good, knowledgeable and approachable. Most profs are student friendly. The experience here is just fantabulous. The sports facilities are outstanding and the number and variety of different clubs here are simply amazing.
JASHWANT SINGH M.Sc (Maths), batch of 2016
08 Mar 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Class Timing from Morning 8:00am to 2:00pm, Project on Mathematical Modelling, Assignments on Core coding of Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Its Good
  • Now in Second Year it very Nice.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  • There are atleast 10 official club and 6 to 8 societies.
  • Sarang and Shastra is most famous fest in our college.
  • In one word College Life is awesome.
Aayush Dual Degree (B-tech plus Mtech), batch of 2017
22 Feb 2016 Rating :
ACADEMICS & FACULTY:
  • Daily routine is pretty balanced, we have around 24 hours of classes every week which includes lab hours as well. Generally there are exams every 5th week of the semester (which is 4 month long). So we have two quizzes and end semester exam in total. Generally the waitage for quizzes is 40% in total and end semester is for 40-60% depending upon some if course has some projects or assignments.
  • Quility of teaching varies, few professor have real passion for teaching but not all. But all of them are really good at their study of research.
  • Over all its a awesome college to study with most beautiful campus and a very well organized system developed over the years.
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:
  • Clubs in the campus are very active and mark their presence really well. There are lots of clubs in the campus which vary from dramatics to technical clubs which all involved in participating and conducting various competitions, which makes the campus as a lively place.
  • There are two main festivals in the college Shaastra - Technical fest and Saarang - Cultural fest. All the festivals are fully organized by student body and recieves a great footfall from all around India. Schoiter is institute sports festival which has various inter hostel competitons. And there is a inter college sports fest as well known as Inter IIT Sports Meet, which recieves huge partipition.
  • Overall college life is really fun with lots of avenues to boost a amazing career in future. Hostel life to acamedics every thing is very well balanced and organized, motivates you to give your best at every step.

About Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai

IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.

The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras.

Programmes Offered

IIT Madras offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs leading to the award of BTech, Dual Degree, MTech, MSc, MS, PhD, MBA and MA degrees. Details of each of the programs and their admission processes are given below.

Prog NameNo of StudentsPercentage
MBA 133 1.48
B.Tech 1903 21.22
M.Sc 279 3.11
Ph.D 2162 24.11
Foreign 220 2.45
MA 218 2.43
Dual Degree 1983 22.12
M.Tech 990 11.04
M.S 913 10.18
PGDMEM 100 1.12
Non Student 65 0.72
TOTAL 8966

 

 

Facilities:

 Hostels 

 

There are 18 independent hostels inside the campus. The hostels are named after the principal rivers of India and the campus dining facilities are named after mountains. Such as-

  • Boys’ Hostels- Alaknanda, Ganga, Godavari, Narmada

  • Girls’ Hostels- Saryu, Sabarmati

 

Central Library 

 

There are about 2 million books that cover all the disciplines of engineering, science, technology, humanities and social sciences.

  • There are documents kept preserved like that of reports, standards, th

Companies Visited This College :

  • Pramati Technologies
  • Airbus engineering
  • Renen Power
  • tower research capital
  • Dev Factory
  • Deep Value Technologies
  • Citicorp Finance India Ltd.
  • Cosmic Circuits
  • K L University
  • KRDS Software Development Pvt Ltd
  • APTINA IMAGING
  • Maas360
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Eigi Equipment
  • power grid corporation
  • Works Applications
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies
  • Zynga
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • CD-adapco India Pvt Ltd
  • SAIPEM
  • FMC Technologies
  • Muruguppa Group
  • Educational Media

Scholarships/Awards: Scholarship and awards are offered to students so that they aspire for excellence. It is a reward to them for their hard work. IIT-M is quite generous in its offerings for diligent students. Some of them are as follows:

  • AERB Scholarship

  • Girish Ready Scholarship

  • Prof. Narasimhan Fellowship

  • Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

Student Awards - Some of the awards are:

  • Warner Prize

  • President of India prize

  • Coka Parthasarathy Prize

  • Larsen and Tourbo ECC Endowment Medal.

 

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