The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is known both nationally and internationally for excellence in technical education, basic and applied research, innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy was established in 1959. The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. The institution was established as the result of the first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany.
The IIT system has sixteen Institutes of Technology – the first of these to be instituted were at Kharagpur (estb. 1951), Mumbai (estb. 1958), Chennai (estb. 1959), Kanpur (estb. 1959), Delhi (estb. 1961), Guwahati (estb. 1994) and Roorkee (estb. 1847, joined IITs in 2001). 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.
The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. The Institute is proud to bear the laureate of being the No.1 engineering university in India. More recently, IIT Madras has been given the title of Institute of Eminence. IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for four consecutive years as well as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the NIRF Rankings of 2019 put out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Highlights of the college are mentioned below.
|Highlights of IIT Madras|
|Year of Establishment||1959|
|Chairman||Pawan Kumar Goenka|
|Location||Tamil Nadu, India|
|2020 Fees Structure||IITM fee structure|
|2020 Admission||IITM admission|
|Infrastructure Facilities||Auditorium, hostel, transport, library, canteen|
|IITM Address||Indian Institute of Technology MadrasIIT P.O., Chennai, India - 600036|
|IITM Placement||McKinsey & Company, BAIN & COMPANY, BCG, Goldman Sachs|
|IITM Contact Number||044 2257 8000|
|Programs Offered||UG, PG, Ph.D., dual degree, MBA, MS|
The college offers several undergraduate, postgraduate, research programs for prospective students to apply to.
B.Tech + M.Tech
Continuing Education Program
|Short Term Training Program||-|
|Quality Improvement Program||-|
Humanities and Social Sciences
The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern. The departments namely,
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. Kasturba Nagar is the nearest station on the Chennai MRTS line. The facilities provided by the college include student governance council, transportation, library, the centre of innovation, banks, post office, hospitals, schools and many others.
The Central Library provides information services and access to bibliographic as well as full-text digital and printed resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the Institute community. Well-equipped with modern facilities, the five-storey air-conditioned and WiFi-enabled facility contains a myriad of resources including CD- ROMs, online databases, audio-video cassettes, books, e-journals, patents, e-standards, theses, reports, monographs, full-text and bibliographical databases among others. The library is divided into different sections - Textbook/Reference, General Stacks, Reading Halls, Journals and Current Periodicals, Media Research Centre (which regularly screens educational and scientific videos), a Book Bank, among many others.
Student Government Body:
The student government operates at three levels which are Institute level, Hostel level and Department level. The Student Governance at IIT Madras has a legislative body. It comprises the Student Legislative Council (SLC), the Executive Council and the Student Ethics and Constitution Council. It consists of nearly 60 student legislators elected from various hostels and departments.
The Centre of Innovation:
The Centre for Innovation (CFI) is one of India’s biggest 24/7 student labs, this unique lab was set up in 2008 with funds donated by the batch of 1981, and is located in the New Academic Complex at the heart of the campus. A comprehensive inventory, great workspace, ample guidance from faculty and students and the zeal and passion of the CFI family make it a gifted asset for the IIT Madras community.
Banks and Post Office:
The Institute has two banks situated in the campus, State Bank of India and Canara Bank. Both banks are regular branches in the campus and are housed in separate buildings. Application forms for important national level exams such as JEE, GATE and CAT are sold in these banks. The campus has a Post Office and a Telecom Centre, which come under separate postal zones.
The campus has two shopping centres that cater to the needs of the students and residents. One is the Student Facility Centre (Gurunath) and the other is located in the residential area. The second complex offers everything from general supplies and groceries to a bakery and saloon.
The Institute hospital, located near the Central Workshop, includes facilities to address the general health problems of students. Apart from regular doctors, there is a set of visiting specialists that include a general surgeon, ENT surgeon, ophthalmologist, orthopedics, cardiologist and psychiatrist. There are well-equipped laboratories for all tests, X-Ray and in-patient wards, while an ambulance facility is also available. The Apollo hospital runs the pharmacy in the hospital.
The Institute provides bus transport facilities within the campus. Four regular buses and 10 battery-powered vehicles.
The campus has a couple of food joints, mostly visited by hostel members looking for something different.
The Institute has two guest houses within the campus. The one near the Gajendra Circle is the Bose-Einstein Guest House and the one in the hostel zone is called the Taramani Guest House (TGH). VIPs, Institute guests and invited guests are usually accommodated in the Bose-Einstein Guest House. The hostels also have guest rooms that can be booked for parents through the Office of Hostel Management.
Sports and Recreational Facilities:
Excellent facilities including an Olympic-standard swimming pool, a well-equipped gymnasium, the impressive IIT-Chemplast cricket ground, a vast stadium and a high-tech wood-floored multipurpose indoor stadium are available in the Students' Activities' Center.There are several Sporting Clubs namely,
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the most reputed institutes for technological education and research in India. Known for its strong relations with the industry, the Institute has always been a favourite destination of recruitment for many firms. The Training and Placement office is the nodal point of contact for companies seeking to establish a fruitful relationship with IIT Madras. IIT Madras provides our students with the tools to excel in this highly competitive and fast advancing world. The Placement Office has been striving continuously to match the students with their dream jobs, resulting in a win-win situation for the student and the hiring organization. The highest and median salary packages for every department are shown below:
|Department||Highest Salary||Median Salary|
|Aerospace Engineering||20 LPA||10 LPA|
|Applied Mechanics||12 LPA||7.5 LPA|
|Bio-Technology||48.75 LPA||11.6 LPA|
|Civil Engineering||18.95 LPA||9.6 LPA|
|Chemical Engineering||32 LPA||11 LPA|
|Chemistry||12 LPA||12 LPA|
|Computer Science Engineering||95.87 LPA||21 LPA|
|Electrical Engineering||39.02 LPA||15.05 LPA|
|Engineering Design||16.8 LPA||10.05 LPA|
|Humanities||10 LPA||9 LPA|
|Mathematics||12 LPA||7.82 LPA|
|Mechanical Engineering||26.04 LPA||10.01 LPA|
|Metallurgical and Mechanical Engineering||17.02 LPA||10.05 LPA|
|Ocean Engineering||48.75 LPA||10 LPA|
|Physics||20 LPA||10 LPA|
Some of the top recruiters include,
IIT Madras offers up to three fellowship schemes for its deserving candidates pursuing the M.Tech program. The three schemes are DAE-GF Scheme, AERB-GF Scheme, ESSO-MoES Scheme. The description of the schemes is stated in the following.
This scheme is offered by the Department of Atomic Energy in various engineering disciplines. The candidates who have qualified the GATE exams are selected under this scheme and a fellowship of Rs.35,000 per month is awarded. Once the candidate under this fellowship scheme completes their M.Tech program he/she will be placed in one of the DAE units.
This scheme is under the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Graduate Fellowship, where three students will be selected either from Mechanical Engg. Or Chemical Engineering or from both will be offered a stipend every month.
Under this scheme, a maximum of ten candidates will be selected belonging to the M.Tech in Ocean Technology discipline which may also include up to two candidates from the National Institute of Ocean Technology. These candidates will be sponsored by the Earth System Science Organization- Ministry of Earth sciences.
IITM has laid out a detailed fee structure for the reference of the students for the fee distribution. The candidates can refer to the below-mentioned fee structure and in case of any queries, they can contact the college management. This fee structure is subjected to change at any time by the college management.
|Courses||Amount in rupees|
|Dual Degree Sponsored||25000|
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IITM has a detailed explanation on the eligibility for the UG, PG and research programs for the candidate's reference who are interested to apply.
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.
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] 5 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 5 Lakh|
|Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] 4 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 4 Lakh|
|Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] 5 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 5 Lakh|
|Master of Technology [M.Tech] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 50,000|
|Ph.D 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 10,000|
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai Management Courses and Fees Structure
|Master of Business Administration [MBA] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 3.20 Lakh|
|Ph.D 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 10,000|
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai Science Courses and Fees Structure
|Master of Science [M.Sc] 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 6,000|
|Ph.D 2 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 10,000|
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
|Bachelor of Arts [BA] + Master of Arts [MA] 5 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 60,320|
|Master of Arts [MA] 5 year(s), Full Time||Rs. 15,000|
IIT Madras is a residential institute and provides accommodation to students in the hostels. There are 19 hostels, all named after the mighty rivers of India. Of the hostels, four are for girls and 15 are for boys. The first-year undergraduate students are accommodated in a double-occupancy style accommodation. In subsequent years, single/ double/ triple rooms are allotted depending on the hostel. Postgraduate students get single rooms. Internet and Local Area Network (LAN) facilities are provided in every room and there is a computer room in the hostels. Hostel facilities include a garden and a library from which students can borrow books.
Every hostel has washing machines, fully equipped sports facilities, music rooms, tech rooms and television rooms. Most hostel-level meetings take place in common rooms. The students celebrate festivals such as Holi, Pongal, Onam, Diwali, and New Year’s Eve. The hostel night is organized annually by each hostel, where the entire hostel celebrates with food and music. This occasion also commemorates the graduating seniors of that hostel. The Institute operates buses and mini autos connecting the main gate to different parts of the campus, including the Hostel and Academic zones at frequent intervals. Students are encouraged to traverse the vast campus on bicycles or on foot. Use of powered vehicles by students is not permitted.
|Course||Amount in Rupees|
|B.Tech/ Dual Degree/ MA||20500|
|M.Tech /MBA/ M.Sc./ Ph.D./ MS||15500|
|Address :||IIT P.O, Chennai - 600 036|
Shastra is a technical festival. Saarang is the cultural festival. There are many technical and literary clubs. College life is best. No restrictions for going out of campus and coming back. You can go at whatever time you want.
The Daily routine can get a little hectic depending on the department of study and the courses being taken. Teachers offer interesting projects to enthusiastic students when approached. The overall experience is awesome.
Students have complete freedom to start and work with student societies and clubs as per campus rules. The main festivals on campus are Shaastra( the tech fest), Saarang( the cultural fest) and Inter IIT sports meet. It is funded by the alumni donations primarily and also gets funds from multiple startups from seniors or alumni who used to work here.
Each semester students are allowed to do maximum 30 credits and minimum 19 credits. Commonly it is credit based course. A 2 credit course will be having 2 classes a week, 3 credit course will be having 3 classes a week, 4 credit course will be 4 classes a week. Quality and method of teaching will be dependent on the professor of a course. But overall our quality of learning is very excellent.
There are numerous activities in the colleges. They are of co-curricular, extracurricular types. Two major fests named shaastra and a technical festival and Saarang. Entire college life is filled with fun.
The daily routine is very flexible. Excellent faculty and a wide variety of subjects. Good interactive courses and holistic teaching.
Excellent opportunities for sports and cultural. There is a club for everything on campus.
1.60 credits per semester which means 6 courses, which includes làb, project in first semester in my course. Duration of one class is 50 minutes.
2.Method of teaching is through digital classroom
3.Over all experience is excellent
1.Many student societies, clubs and associations which includes làdies club, Finànce club, NSS and NCC team Telugu ,Tamil, Hindi, Kannada associations
2.shaastra is biggest technical fest and Saarang is cultural fest
3.Life at càmpus is excellent which we never forget
In a week each subject has 4 classes on average. Saturday and Sunday will be holidays. Assignments and projects will be there. Overall quality of teaching is nice.
There are no societies, but we have clubs like photography, choreography, music etc. The main festivals in the campus are SAARANG, the cultural festival and SAASHTRA, the tech festival. The college life will be nice.