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.
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
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.
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.
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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-
There are about 2 million books that cover all the disciplines of engineering, science, technology, humanities and social sciences.
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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:
Girish Ready Scholarship
Prof. Narasimhan Fellowship
Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
Student Awards - Some of the awards are:
President of India prize
Coka Parthasarathy Prize
Larsen and Tourbo ECC Endowment Medal.