Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT Madras), Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Estd : 1959 Approved by : AICTE Type : Public
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Indian Institute of Technology

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras is one of the oldest and popular IITs in India. IIT Madras was founded in 1959 and the institute has been dominating in the field of engineering education and research output. IIT Madras has shown exceptional performance in national and international rankings. The premier institute bagged the top spot in NIRF Rankings awarded by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). As far as international rankings are concerned, IIT Madras has always featured in the list of top 500-1000 institutes across the globe. The performance of IIT Madras in international rankings is the major reason for the presence of international students on the campus.

The fully residential IIT Madras has 550 faculty members who have excellent knowledge and experience in diverse fields of engineering, management, technology, and sciences. Almost 8,500 are pursuing various courses at IIT Madras. On the other hand, IIT Madras has 16 academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of pure sciences and engineering. IIT Madras has around 100 laboratories on campus, which clearly indicates that practical learning is the priority at IIT Madras.

The curriculum of IIT Madras is designed in a way to encourage students to balance both academics and research. The curriculum gives enough opportunities for students to attain practical knowledge in diverse fields of engineering and pure sciences. Many students of IIT Madras set up startups through their innovative ideas. The premier institute helps students in incubating startups. Financial support is also given to selected ventures.

A Board of Governors (BoG) governs IIT Madras, and any discussion is implemented only after holding consultation with the BoG. Chairperson of IIT Madras heads the BoG. The institute also has a Director who plays a vital role in the functioning and development of the institute. Reputed stalwarts from industry and academia are appointed as Chairperson of IIT Madras.

Apart from Indian students, International students can seek admission in the courses offered by IIT Madras, and the premier institute has all the facilities to accommodate international students. In order to address the issues of international students, IIT Madras has also set up a specific international student centre.

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Top Courses & Fees

  • B.Tech+M.Tech 26 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 2 Lacs
  • B.Tech 10 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 2 Lacs
  • BS+MS 2 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 10 K
  • M.Tech 29 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 10 K
  • MS 13 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 5 K
  • MSc 3 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 6 K
  • MA 2 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 6 K
  • MBA 1 Courses Available
    Avg Annual Fee 3 Lacs


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Awards and Rankings

  • Ranked 4th by India Today in 2012
  • Ranked 5th by Outlook India in 2012
  • Ranked 2nd by Dataquest in 2011
  • Ranked 1st Among Engineering institution by GOI.

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    IIT Madras P.O., Chennai 600036, INDIA

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