Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras


The Indian Institute of Technology Madras also known as IIT Madras is an Institute for engineering and technology and is located in Chennai. It has been recognized as a school of national importance and is among the best engineering institutes in India. IIT Madras was founded in the year 1959 and is the 3rd among all the present 15 Indian Institutes of Technology. The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is a statutory autonomous institution that has been set up to offer education and research in Engineering and Technology.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is a residential school whose campus sprawls over an area of 620 acres. The campus is 12 kms from the Chennai Central Railway station and 10 kms from the Chennai Airport. IIT Madras has about 6,000 students, 360 faculty and 1,250 staff. Besides these, the Indian Institute of Technology has fifteen academic departments and advanced research centres.

Academic Departments in Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

IIT Madras has eleven Engineering Departments:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
There are five other departments:
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Management Studies
Academics Programmes at IIT- Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras provides undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in 15 disciplines like Engineering, Humanities, Sciences, and Management etc.

Admission to programmes at Undergraduate level is done through JEE (Join Entrance Examination)

IIT Madras also conducts the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam for admission to 5 Year "Integrated Masters Programme" which will lead to Master's degree in Economics, Development Studies, and English Studies.

Admissions to post graduate courses are done through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Admission to post graduate science programs are done through Joint Admission to M.Sc. (JAM).

Admission to MBA is done through Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET).

IIT Madras maintains a credit based system for estimating academic performances.

The other facilities provided by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras are residential accommodation 3 banks, shopping centers, hospital, food joints, a swimming pool, a gym.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has been successful in establishing itself as a leading centre for research, teaching, and industrial consultancy in India.

Last Updated on : March 23, 2016

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