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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Civil Engineering), batch of 2018
  • There are around 21 hostels on campus. Out of which 18 are boys hostels and 3 are girls hostels. The hostel facilities including mess facilities are up-to-date and furnished for students convenience and comfort.
  • Hostel fees per semester amounts to around INR18,150/- including mess charges also.
  • There are around 14 or 15 messes in campus, accessible to students, which include a food court, jain mess and a non-vegetarian mess. 
  • Students have the option of changing their mess every month and thus dining in the mess which best suits their preferences. They also have the option to change their mess in between, after some formalities.
  • The food is generally good, In my opinion I would give it a rating of 2.5 - 3 out of 5. 
  • Common courses are usually conducted in Lecture halls in Class room complex ( A/C classes ) and the branch related courses are conducted in department. Department related labs are also conducted in the department. Non A/C classes are also there, and classes with relatively lower strength are conducted there.
  • Wi-Fi is available in the Department Computer facility and students can access them.
  • Overall the infrastructure on campus is very good. I would give it a rating of around 4/5.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2019
  • There are around 18 hostels in our campus, hostel fees per semester is Rs 21000 (four months and also includes mess fees).
  • Food quality and maintenance will be good and if you have any issues or complaints you can report in hostel management office. As I mentioned above if you are a hostel member then only you can register for mess .
  • Infrastructure is a bit old but certain renovations are done to improve the efficiency. Students are provided LAN ports in hostel rooms with high speed and 24 hours internet. WiFi facility is available in major part of the campus. Library in IIT Madras is one of the largest in India.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2020
  • Hostels are very good with all kinds of facilities wifi lan,tech room,music room,TV room,each hostel has a library and extracurricular rooms. Washing machines are available for everyone to use.
  • PGs are available but nobody prefers then as you get to live in hostel with Rs 20,000 only for 6 months but yes pg facilities available outside.
  • The food is pretty good with over 15 mess to choose from so you never get bored it is around Rs 1500 per month. Rest calculate.
  • As it is IITM you don't need to worry about classrooms they are very good with ac and without ac all but very well maintained and a good place to learn. The dining halls are excellent and the building is awesome. The library is one of the biggest in the city 5 story building full ac full high speed wifi and 3 computer labs with all kinds of books and magazines available anything you wish. The LAN speed is unbelievable about 100 mb per second download anything in just 10 or 20 seconds and wifi is also available everywhere in campus and very fast

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Master of Science [M.Sc] Reviews

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2016
  • There are 13 Hostels, 9 Boys hostel and 4 Girls hostel
  • PG are good but still expensive, may be their cost around Rs 10K per month.
  • Institute food much better than outside food. 
  • Classroom are very nice, as well as Labs. My opinion here about the library that it is one of the best library in India.

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2016
  • The hostel fee is INR 18000 per annum ar Indian Institute of Technology
  • The quality of food is good in the college

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Engineering), batch of 2017
  • Hostels in Indian Institute of Technology are just about tolerable.
  • The hostel fee is very reasonable, about 18k INR per semester (for dining and hostel facilities).
  • Nobody stays in PGs etc. as hostel rooms are available to everyone and they tend to be better than the PGs.
  • The food in the mess, though not great by any standards, is average and one can survive on it.
  • The classrooms are fairly OK. Some are airconditioned.  The infrastructure is very good and much better when compared to the average colleges.

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Master of Arts [MA] Reviews

Master of Arts [MA] (Rural Development), batch of 2022

Hostel life is the best part. Good councils (student-run) to aid the overall running of the campus.

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Master of Technology [M.Tech] Reviews

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Computer Science & Technology), batch of 2017

There are 3 to 4 hostels for girls. For boys it is more than 15. Hostel fee is around INR 21,000 per semester. Food in college is good. It costs around INR 90 per day. Infrastructure is also pretty good in IIT Madras.

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure Facilities at Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Chennai 


  • There are 18 independent hostels inside the campus. The hostels are named after the principal rivers of India and the IIT, Chennai 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, theses, books, patents, journal back volumes and atlases.
  • In the non-book collection, there are audio and video cassettes, microfiche or film and of course CD-ROM discs. There is ‘Book Bank’ facility also. There are about 1,000 journals (scholarly journals) in the field of engineering, sciences and humanities.
  • The institute subscribes to 32 e-books.
  • It has been accredited with 9001:2008 quality standards by TUV Nord of Germany.

Computer Centre:

  • The computer center was set up with the aim to provided computational atmosphere and conduction various researchers.

Medical Facilities:

  • National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has been set up with the collaboration with the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science that is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Various web courses (129) were developed in the first phase. 110 courses are there in the video format.

Sports and Recreation:

  • There are facilities for playing football, cricket, tennis and hockey.

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