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IIT Madras is one among the Institutes of National Importance recognized by Government of India. It was the third Indian Institute of Technology that was established through an act of parliament. The institute was inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs.

  • The campus is located 10 km from Chennai Airport and 12 km from Chennai Central Railway Station.
  • 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 land of about 250 hectares.
  • The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern of functioning.
  • There is an International and Alumni Relations Student Council which works with the Office of International and Alumni Relations.
  • To improve the quality of higher education in India, IIT Madras has come up with an initiative called NPTEL (National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning) in the year 1999.

Academics: IIT Madras offers undergraduate, post graduate and research degrees across 15 disciplines in Engineering, Science, Management and Humanities. The institute has 16 academic departments-

  • Applied mechanics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Ocean engineering

Research Park:

IIT Madras has a Research Park nearby to campus on an area of 11 acres. Research park focuses on incubation efforts and propelling innovation in R & D focused companies.

Extracurricular: Apart from setting up best academic standards, IIT.Madras is well known for its extracurricular achievements. The college lays emphasis on nurturing the essence of other activities for overall development of students. Students join varied hobbies clubs on the campus. They are-

  • Music Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Literary Club
  • Wild-life Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Photography Club

Placement Description: 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 favorite destination of recruitment for many firms.

Placements statistics of 2013-14 batch is listed below-

Number of students registered


Number of companies


No. of students placed




Total placed


Double placed


Total offers






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-

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, micro fiche 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 researches


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.

Medical Facilities 

There is a clinical lab, a dispensary and an operation theatre that is providing with medical care.

Sports and Recreation 

There are facilities for playing football, cricket, tennis and hockey. Inter-IIT sports meets are held.



  • Shaashtra : Shaastra is the annual technical festival of IIT Madras. It is typically held in the second week of January and is the first ISO 9001:2000 certified student festival in the world.
  • Saarang : Saarang is the annual social and cultural festival of IIT Madras. It is a five-day long event held towards the end of January every year.

Except these annual flagship fests several departments organize department festivals. Some of them are listed below-


Department of Management Studies




Computer Science and Engineering


Ocean Engineering


Mechanical Engineering And Engineering Design






QS World



QS Asian



India Today



Outlook India




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:

  • AERB Scholarship
  • Girish Ready Scholarship
  • Prof. Narasimhan Fellowship
  • Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

Student Awards - Some of the awards are:

  • Warner Prize
  • President of India prize
  • Coka Parthasarathy Prize
  • Larsen and Tourbo ECC Endowment Medal.
Course Avg. Annual Fees Rating No. of Seats
BE/B.Tech INR. 91,943 9.1 Out Of 10 --
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering INR. 12,379 9.1 Out Of 10 --
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management INR. 12,379 7.3 Out Of 10 --
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science INR. 12,379 -- --
M.Sc INR. 12,679 -- 25
MA INR. 12,064 -- --
MBA/PGDM INR. 2.13 Lakhs 7.3 Out Of 10 --
ME / M.Tech INR. 20,700 9.1 Out Of 10 --

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