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Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Chennai Indian Institute of Technology is a Public College and it was established in 1959 and accredited by AICTE. Indian Institute of Technology offers 92 courses in Science, Management, Arts and Humanities, Engineering streams. Popular courses are M.Tech, MA, MBA, MSc, B.Tech+M.Tech. The placement record of the college varies from stream to stream. Highest package was 17.5 Lacs in 2018 academic year.

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INR 84.3 L
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INR 5 K - 3 Lacs
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Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai Overview

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.

IITM Highlights 2021

Some important information related to the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has been put into the following table as highlights - 

Founding Year of the Institute


Previous Year NIRF Ranking


Programmes Offered

B.Tech, Integrated B.Tech+M.Tech, BS & MS, MA, M.Sc, M.Tech and MBA

Type of InstitutePublic
LocationChennai, Tamil Nadu
Application ProcessOnline
Admission CriteriaReputed entrance exam scores
Entrance Exams AcceptedJEE Main, JEE Advanced, HSEE, IIT JAM, GATE and CAT
Placement Percentage100%
Highest Package (In INR)84.3 LPA
Major RecruitersL&T, IBM, Infosys, TCS, Microsoft, Facebook, Google

Campus Area

630 Acres

Number of Hostels

19 (Boys = 15; Girls = 04)

IITM Course Eligibility 2021

The degree-wise eligibility criteria of IIT-M has been discussed in the table below - 

Name of the Degree/Course

Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech/Integrated B.Tech & M.Tech (5 Years)/BS & MS

10+2 Science stream (PCM) qualified candidates with a minimum aggregate of 60% and a valid score in the JEE Main followed by the JEE Advanced exam can apply

MA (English/Development Studies)

10+2 qualified candidates (any stream) from any reputed Board with at least 60% aggregate and a valid score in the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE), conducted by IIT-M, can apply


BS/B.Sc/B.Tech degree holders from any recognized university with a valid IIT JAM exam score can apply


B.Tech candidates with an overall 60% aggregate and a valid GATE score can apply


Bachelor’s degree holders (any discipline) with a minimum qualifying degree aggregate score of 60% and a valid CAT score can apply

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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IIT CHENNAI Top Courses & Fees Indian Institute of Technology Courses

B.Tech+M.Tech 26 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 2 Lacs
B.Tech 10 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 2 Lacs
BS+MS 2 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 10 K
M.Tech 29 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 10 K
MS 13 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 5 K
MBA 7 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 3 Lacs
MSc 3 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 6 K
MA 2 Courses OfferedAnnual FeeINR 6 K
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Exams Accepted

JEE Advanced


Exams Accepted


Indian Institute of Technology,Chennai Exams & Cutoffs Indian Institute of Technology Exams & Cutoffs

IIT CHENNAI,Chennai Placement and Salary Trends

  • Average Package
    INR 12.4 L
  • Total Offers
  • Max Package
    INR84.3 L

Scholarship at IIT CHENNAI

Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

Available for 25% of students admitted. Rs.1,000/- p.m. plus exemption from payment of tuition fees per semester for students upto 2007 batch and Rs 25,000/- per semester from 2008 batch onwards. Renewal of scholarship every semester is subject to a minimum GPA of 5.0. in the previous semester.

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IIT CHENNAI 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.

Top Recruiting Companies in Indian Institute of Technology IIT CHENNAI Recruitments

  • Google

  • Facebook

  • Microsoft

  • TCS

  • Infosys

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

  • IBM

  • L & T

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I need all the course list available in IITM.

-SanjayUpdated on January 07, 2021 12:40 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

IIT, Madras offers a total of 92 courses in offers courses in engineering, humanities, and social sciences, sciences, management, and technology. You can check all the courses offered by IITM on IIT Chennai Course List.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


Hi, I got 85 percentile under OBC category in jee mains 2020 can I get seat in IIT madras?

-AnonymousUpdated on September 16, 2020 02:19 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

It is quite difficult to get an NIT with 85 percentile in JEE Main as there are a huge competition and lakhs of aspirants in JEE Main score above 80 percentile. If you want to get a clear perception, you can convert your percentile to rank and compare it to last year cutoff. If you are still confused, you can check the JEE Main college predictor which will help you get an estimate that which college can you get with your JEE Main score.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance ...


Does IIT Chennai offer MBA courses in HRM?

-vaishnavi kurdeUpdated on August 25, 2020 09:43 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai offers MBA in HR & OB (Human Resource Department- Organizational Behavior). The choice of choosing specializations will be provided in the second year. You should note that the degree certificate issued by the college will not mention the specialization. The college also offers an MBA in Finance, Integrative Management, Marketing, Operations and Information System. You can visit the official website of the college in order to know more about the program. Admission for all the specialisations will be done on the basis of scores in CAT exam, Work experience, Past academic performance and ...


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IIT CHENNAI was established in the year 1959.

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