IIT Madras - Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IIT P.O., Chennai 600036, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras was established as a result of the Indo-German agreement in Bonn, in 1959. IIT Madras is known for its excellence in technical education, innovation, basic and applied research entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy. According to NIRF Ranking 2021, the institute has been ranked 13th in the management category. IIT Madras has secured 1st rank in the engineering and overall category in NIRF 2021 Ranking. The institute has secured 2nd in the research category in NIRF 2021. It was also ranked first in engineering and overall category in NIRF 2020 Ranking.  IIT Madras was ranked at 14th position in the management category in NIRF Ranking 2020.

IIT Madras is an autonomous statutory institute administered by the IIT Council. The Minister of Human Resource & Development has been made the Chairman of this Council. IIT Madras is a residential institute with a self-contained campus spread over 250 hectares of beautiful wooded land. It consists of nearly 550 faculty, 1250 administrative and supporting staff, sixteen academic departments, various advanced research centres for various disciplines of science, technology and engineering and nearly 100 laboratories classified in a unique pattern. IIT Madras provides an array of courses at various levels. It provides undergraduate, postgraduate, research, joint degree and online programmes. It also offers an exchange programme for more collaborative learning. IIT Madras is a part of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project by the MHRD which offers online certificate courses in five core disciplines of engineering. It also has a Centre for Continuing Education in place offering programmes for the industry, short-term courses for the engineering faculty and courses under the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN).

  • Strong Alumini Networks
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Highly experienced & skilled faculty members

IIT Madras is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The main entrance of the institution is on Sardar Patel Road. The campus is 10 km away from the Chennai Airport, students can reach the campus in 20-25 minutes. Chennai Central Railway station is 13km away from the campus and the students can reach the campus within 25-30 minutes. The campus is well connected by the city buses and Kasturba Nagar station is preferred while travelling by the Chennai MRTS line.

  • IIT Madras to launch a Master’s Programme on Electric Vehicles

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is going to begin a master's programme on electric vehicles for its B.Tech and dual degree courses students. This Interdisciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) will equip students with necessary skills to make their career in electric mobility sector. The seat intake of the introductory batch is excepted to be 25. 

  • Free Python and AI courses are offered to 1 million disadvantaged students

IIT Madras has helped the entrepreneurs to develop the startup "GUVI" partnering with AICTE to offer free Python and AI courses to 1 million disadvantaged students. NEAT 3.0 (National Educational Alliance for Technology - AICTE) was launched by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Education Minister, Government of India in New Delhi on January 3, 2021, in which GUVI startup founders also participated.

  • Strong Pre-Placement Offers for Students during COVID-19

Indian Institute of Technology Madras recorded high numbers of pre-placement offers during the 2020-21 academic year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 182 pre-placement offers were recorded this academic year compared to the 170 offers made during the 2019-20 Academic year.

  • Wipro GE Healthcare partners with IIT Madras to further Industry-Academia Collaboration

Wipro GE Healthcare Private Limited (WGE) announces a fellowship partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to provide more opportunities to Research Scholars and financial aid and industrial expertise to chosen Masters (MS) in Research Scholars at IIT Madras.

  • IIT Madras faculty book launched by Kamal Hassan

'Thoduvanam Thedi', a book authored by the faculty members of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras was released by Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on Thursday.

  • IIT Madras introduces courses in Insurance, Banking and Financial Services

IIT Madras' Digital Skills Academy’ in partnership with Infact pro trainers (OPC) Pvt Ltd has started imparting training courses in Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance Sector (BFSI).

  • Microsoft

  • Texas Instruments 

  • Bajaj Auto 

  • ISRO

  • Alphonso

  • TSMC 

  • KLA Tencor 

  • GE, Wipro

  • Dr. Girija Vaidyanathan
    Chief Secretary, (Retd.) Govt of Tamil Nadu
  • Mr. Arvind Nithrakashyap
    Co-Founder and CTO at Rubrik, Inc
  • Mr. Rajkumar Duraiswamy
    Chairman & Managing Director at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Pass in 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English with a minimum of 50% marks from any recognized board.


  1. Transport: Institute provides transport facilities for students every half an hour. Since it is a large campus, the institute has buses and mini autos connecting the main gate of the college to two different parts including the hostel. Students are encouraged to use bicycles or walk apart from utilising these transport services. Every hostel is governed by the internal administration having a council of wardens and each hostel has a warden and an assistant for the warden, and student secretaries responsible for looking into the hostel-related issues. The hostel council is responsible for the budget management and coordination of several activities within the hostels. The general secretary is responsible for the maintenance of the hostel facilities and the mess secretary is responsible for procuring, planning and maintaining hygiene in the kitchen and mess hall.
  2. Student Mentorship Cell: This cell is designated for the smooth transition of students from freshers to institute life and it helps students get involved in various activities and gives the required knowledge of the campus departments in various facilities.
  3. Open Air Theatre: Open Air Theatre is available in a large spot or arena near the hostel where every weekend the film club screens movies
  4. Places of Worship: Places of worship within the campus has three temples, one chapel, and prayer hall to serve students from different religious backgrounds. 
  5. Campus Security: Campus Security maintains strong rules and regulations for visitors and residents. They function round the clock to prevent any breach of security. 
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