IIT Madras: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Ayesha Taneem Ayesha Taneem | Jun 1, 2023
Ayesha Taneem
Ayesha Taneem

Updated on - Jun 1, 2023

Latest Update for IIT Madras

  • 04 June 2023 :

    JEE Advanced 2023 cut off will be released by IIT Guwahati on Jun 18, 2023. Read More

  • 01 June 2023 :

    IIT JAM counselling 2023 first admission list has been released on Jun 1, 2023. Read More

  • 01 June 2023 :

    JEE Advanced 2023 exam is scheduled to be held on Jun 4, 2023. Read More

  • 29 May 2023 :

    IIT Madras admission 2023 open for BS programme in Medical Sciences and Engineering. Apply till June 30, 2023.

IIT Madras was established in 1959. The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Madras is known nationally and internationally for excellence in technical education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and industrial consultancy. IIT Madras is ranked first in the NIRF's Engineering category for the sixth year in a row. Candidates who have passed JEE Main can register online at the institute's official website.  

IIT Madras provides courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in engineering and management. The B.Tech course is the most popular program at IITM, and the annualfee for this program is INR 2.05 Lakhs. The campus is located in Chennai, previously known as Madras. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras features a big and diverse faculty of 630 members across all academic departments, with all holding Ph.D. degrees in their respective professions.

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IIT Madras Quick Insights

IIT Madras was set up in the year 1959. The highlights of the institution are listed, including its establishment year, type of college, infrastructure facilities, accreditation, address, contact details, and courses it offers.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Year of Establishment 1959
Type of institute Public
Accreditation  ISO
Campus Area 620 acres
Courses/Degree Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Infrastructure Facilities Auditorium, hostel, transport, library, canteen, etc.
Location Chennai

IIT Madras admission dates are notified on the official website. The candidates can check the important dates regarding admissions below.

Event Date

GATE 2023 exam date

February 04, 2023 - February 12, 2023

Exam date (IIT JAM 2023)

February 12, 2023

Declaration of IIT JAM 2023 result

March 22, 2023

Online application for admission after JAM result

April 11, 2023 - April 25, 202

IIT Madras Ranking

IIT Madras is indeed the largest engineering institute in India. It ranked first in the NIRF's Engineering category for the sixth year. Some of its other rankings and achievements are

  • According to the 2022 report, the institute ranked 1st, 2nd among research institutes, and 10th among management institutions in the NIRF rankings 2022.
  • In the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university is ranked 250th.

IIT Madras Courses

IIT Madras provides undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses. The main courses that this institution offers are shown below

Course Duration Selection Criteria
B.Tech 3 Years 10+2 in the PCM stream with a minimum of 50% marks + JEE Advanced + JoSAA Counselling
M.Tech 2 Years Graduation + GATE Score + COAP Counselling followed by Written Test and/or Interview
M.Sc 2 Years Bachelor’s degree + IIT JAM 
MBA 2 Years Bachelor’s degree +  CAT, Group Discussion and Interview Round
Ph.D 2 Years M.E/ M.Tech or MD degree with at least 60% + GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview

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IIT Madras Fee Details

IIT Madras offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in science, management, law, etc. Applicants pay their fees online or offline mode. Given below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute

Course Total Tuition Fee
B.Tech INR 5.0 Lakh
M.Tech INR 50,000
M.Sc INR 6,000
MBA INR 3.20 Lakh
Ph.D INR 10,000

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IIT Madras Departments

IIT Madras offers over 100 courses across three levels of study namely undergraduate, postgraduate, and research. The list of a few departments that IIT Madras has is provided below

Aerospace Engineering Computational and Experimental Mechanics Chemical Engineering
Communication and Signal Processing Communication and Signal Processing Functional Materials and Nanotechnology
Chemistry Marketing Finance
Management Mathematics Entrepreneurship

IIT Madras Admission

IIT Madras admission 2023 would be open after JEE Advance exams. Tentative dates of the admissions are expected in July, 2023 and the HSEE 2023 admission cards were made available by IIT Madras. Candidates can download the admit cards with their email address and password. The candidates willing to apply to the university are advised to visit the official website on a timely basis for any notifications posted as admission alerts will not be sent individually.

IIT Madras Eligibility Criteria

IIT Madras Admission 2023 is a competitive process. The institute admits students to its 100+ courses through entrance exams such as JEE Advanced, GATE, CAT, JAM, HSEE, and its own written test. IIT Madras has a detailed explanation of the eligibility for the UG, PG, and research programs for the candidate's reference who are interested to apply.

M.Sc Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in science stream or equivalent.
  • The candidate should have cleared the JAM examination.

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university in engineering/technology or equivalent.
  • The candidate should have cleared the GATE examination.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of three years from a recognized board.
  • The candidates should have a valid CAT score.

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Why Choose IIT Madras?

IIT Madras strongly believes that talent and good ideas can come from anywhere and has a remarkably diverse community, drawing students from all Indian states and various countries. Intensely curious and driven to explore, the student community of IIT Madras value rigorous analytical thinking, ingenuity, hands-on problem solving, and significant new ideas.

IIT Madras Academic Advantages

The Institute has sixteen academic departments, a few advanced research centers in various engineering and pure science disciplines, and nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern. Some of its academic benefits include

  • The IIT Madras training and placement center assists students in locating their best career match and equips them with the necessary skills.
  • The faculty sponsors conferences, symposia, and workshops that draw academics worldwide.
  • Several scholarships are available to deserving IIT Madras students.
  • The excellent infrastructure at IIT Madras allows students to study subjects from a theoretical and practical standpoint.

IIT Madras Cutoff

IIT Madras cutoff 2022 for some courses has been released by the college. Candidates applying for B.Tech/ B.Sc, M.Sc, MBA, and M.Tech courses are required to qualify in JEE Advanced, IIT JAM, CAT and GATE respectively to become eligible. IIT Bombay released the GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) 2022 Round 5 Seat Allotment result on June 17, 2022. Candidates can check their IIT Madras GATE cutoff 2022 on the COAP 2022 official website by entering their login ID and password. 

IIT Madras B.Tech JEE Advanced Cutoff 2022

B.Tech Specializations Opening Rank Closing Rank
Computer Science Engineering



Mechanical Engineering



Chemical Engineering



Engineering Physics



Naval architecture & Ocean Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Aerospace Engineering



Civil Engineering



Metallurgical and Materials Engineering



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IIT Madras Infrastructure

IIT Madras is a residential institute that occupies a 617-acre campus that was formerly part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. The campus is located 10 km from the Chennai Airport, 12 km from the Chennai Central Railway station, and is well connected by city buses. The facilities provided by the college are mentioned below

  • Student governance council
  • Transportation
  • Library
  • The center of innovation
  • Banks 
  • Post office
  • Hospitals
  • Shopping Complex

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IIT Madras Placements 

IIT Madras provides its students with the tools to excel in this highly competitive and fast-advancing world.  There have been 1316 bids so far. A total of 1500 students registered for placements during the 2021–2022 placements in phase one, and 1316 offers were provided by 226 participating recruiters, including 45 overseas offers made by 14 recruiters and 186 offers made by 62 start-ups.

  • The highest CTC was INR 1.89 CPA.
  • The average CTC was INR 22.7 LPA

IIT Madras Top Recruiters

IIT Madras Placements 2022 is in progress. Day 1 of the placement drive witnessed a participation of 226 recruiters. Major recruiters include

McKinsey & Company Goldman Sachs JP Morgan Chase
Dalberg Deloitte Meibach
Google Microsoft ICICI Bank

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IIT Madras Scholarships

IIT Madras supports its deserving and needy students by offering a variety of scholarships and financial aid to help them out financially. For its female students and SC/ST students, the institute has certain unique scholarship programs. Some of the scholarships are sponsored through the Government of India's scholarship programs, while others are offered by the institute's alumni. The following list includes a few of the institute's well-known scholarships

Scholarship Description
Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship IITM offers up to 67% tuition fee exemption to only 25% of students admitted. Students whose annual parental income is less than INR 4.5 Lakhs are eligible to apply for MCM scholarships. Also, the subject of renewing this scholarship is a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the previous semester.
Institute Free Studentship Likewise MCM scholarship, IIT Madras offers a free studentship for the students whose annual parental income is less than INR 4,50,000 lakhs. Students are exempted from the payment of 67% of the tuition fee under this scheme. However, the scholarship is only offered to 25% of the UG students.
Institute Notional Prize On the basis of the JEE rank and annual parental income not exceeding INR 4,50,000, IITM offers a one-time grant of INR 1000 to the 7% of the students admitted.
SC/ST Scholarship IITM offers renewable institute SC/ST scholarship especially for the students belonging from SC/ST categories whose annual parental income doesn’t exceed INR 4,50,000. Students under this scheme are offered tuition fee exemption along with a free messing and monthly pocket allowance of INR 250. 

IIT Madras Collaborations

IIT Madras has signed MoUs with different universities all across the world. Students get a chance to visit these universitieS, which enhances their learning and scientific temper. Following are a few universities of different countries with which IIT Madras has signed MoUs

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institutes
Germany RWTH Aachen University, EBS Business School, University of Passau
Austria MCI Management Center Innsbruck
Canada The University of British Columbia
Australia Curtin University

IIT Madras Alumni

IIT Madras Alumni has numerous organizations worldwide. The alumni associations have been active in providing a platform for all alumni to interact and network, and it organizes various events each year. Listed below are the Alumni associations and chapters across the globe

  • IIT Madras Alumni Associations
  • IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America
  • IIT Madras Alumni Foundation
Notable Alumni Profession
Kris Gopalakrishnan Indian Billionaire - Businessman
Prem Watsa Indian-Canadian Billionaire
Subra Suresh President of Nanyang Technological University
Arvind Narayanan Computer Scientist
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IIT Madras Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:14
Total Faculty 550
Year of Establishment 1959
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Area 620 Acres

IIT Madras Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
3 Engineering
5 Engineering
21 MBA
10 MBA
1 Engineering
1 Engineering

IIT Madras Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
BTech ₹4,00,000 5 Years
MBA ₹3,20,000 2 Years
MTech ₹50,000 2 Years
BA -- 5 Years
MA -- 5 Years
MSc ₹6,000 2 Years
PhD ₹10,000 2 Years

IIT Madras Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IIT Madras

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 3,20,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

MA [Master of Arts]

Full Time On Campus

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: IIT JAM

₹ 6,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: IIT JAM

Exams Accepted by IIT Madras


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023

IIT Madras FAQs

What types of courses does IIT Madras offer?

It offers 121 courses in engineering, science, humanities, and the management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

How is placement at IIT Madras?

Placements at IITM are very good. The average CTC was INR 22.7 LPA, while the highest CTC was INR 1.89 CPA.

What forms of scholarships does IIT Madras offer?

IIT Madras supports its deserving and needy students by offering a variety of scholarships such as, Merit Cum Means Scholarship, SC/ST Scholarship, Institute Free Studentship etc.

Which companies approach IITM to recruit?

The companies that visit IIT Madras to recruit are Microsoft, McKinsey & Company, Google, Meibach, etc.

What is the eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses at IIT Madras?

The candidate should have passed the higher secondary examination with minimum aggregate marks from a recognized board and the candidates should have cleared JEE (mains) and JEE(advance) examinations.

What is the success rate for GATE?

As per last year’s data, the success rate for GATE is 19%.

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Aswin M Batch 2018 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on May 18, 2018
5 Placements
3.5 Fees
4.5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Many companies are coming for placement process like Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Wipro, etc. INR 7 lakhs per annum is the average package and 100 % placement is there.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : You have to score 75% in PCM & above 300 ran

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Kunal Ahirwar Batch 2019 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Apr 22, 2018
4.5 Placements
5 Fees
4.5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I have gotten multiple internships through the institute and all of them have paid well. All kinds of companies from tech startups to global financial giants come to the institute. The average salary is around INR 10lpa and highest often go

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Nikhil Palakurthi Batch 2021 B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2018
3.5 Placements

Placements & Internships : I am a second-year student and haven't done any internships. This year IIT Madras placements are the no placements in India and their many key companies in IT as well as course-related companies. Some of the Key companies in IT are Apple,

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Mosikeeran Selvan Batch 2019 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2018
4 Placements
4.5 Fees
4.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I interned at Saint Gobain at Item research park. Spend was 15000 per month. For it department, even Facebook and Google hire. For us, average salary is about 9 lakh per annum. The senior I know got 14 lakh at Rovigo.

Fees & Scholarships :

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Arvind Narayanan Batch 2016 B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018
3.5 Placements
3.5 Fees
3.5 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I interned with Cadbury India Pvt. Ltd. Companies from FMCG, Finance, Consulting, IT and startups generally hire from IIT Chennai. The average salary would be approx INR 10 lakhs per annum with the highest packages going to CS graduates get

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