Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 ESTD 1959
 Public College
 NIRF Ranking - 1
 AICTE Approved

About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai

Last Updated By: Avantika on 10th September, 2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is an engineering and technology school in Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India. Recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India, it is regarded as one of the finest engineering institutions in India. Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the German Government, IIT Madras is third among currently sixteen Indian Institutes of Technology (including 6 new IITs started in 2008 and 2 more in 2009) established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology.

Spread across 2.5 sq. km (630 acres) IIT Madras campus which was formerly a part of the Guindy National Park, The campus has a protected forest being home to many wildlife animals such as chital, black buck etc. The institute has nearly 550 faculties, 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff, administered by IIT council an apex body formed to keep an eye into the working of all the IITs present in the country.

There are various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by IIT Madras such as B.Tech, M.Tech. M.Sc, M.A, and PhD. Admissions at IIT Madras for courses like B.Tech is on the basis of JEE Advanced, the M.Tech course is on the basis of GATE, M.Sc course is on the basis of IIT-JAM, M.A course is on the basis of HSEE, Pd.D course on the basis of GATE, CSIR-NET or UGC-NET

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IIT Madras Scholarship

Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: This scholarship is given to those students whose parents income is less than 4,50,000 per annum. The benefit of this scholarship is an exemption of 67% tuition fee.

Institute National Prize: This scholarship is given to the students on the basis of JEE rank and whose parents income is less than 4,50,000 per annum. The benefit of this scholarship is a one-time grant of Rs. 1000.

Indian Women's Association at Bonn Scholarship: This scholarship is given to the students on the basis of JEE rank and whose parents income is less than 5 lakhs per annum. One B.Tech student will be given Rs. 1250 per month for 12 months only.

IIT Madras Placement

Being one of the most prestigious Engineering Institute it's a home for top recruiters to conduct their recruitment activity and hire the top-notch engineers. The institute has some exceptional placements record with the highest package around 1 crore. Some of the Top recruiters are Deloitte, Dr. Reddy's, Deutsche Bank, Capgemini Dell, International Services, Citibank, Asian Paints Ltd, Axis Bank Ltd, Avanti Fellows etc.


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Highest and average package for B.Tech / B.E.

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Industry Average for B.Tech / B.E.
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai Admission

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is popularly known as IIT Madras. It was established in 1959. IIT Madras offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as B.Tech, M.Tech. M.Sc, M.A, and Ph.D.

  • Admission to the B.Tech course is on the basis of JEE Main examination score followed by JoSAA counseling
  • For the final admission, the candidate should have cleared both JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
  • Admission to the M.Tech course is on the basis of GATE examination score.
  • Admission to the M.Sc course is on the basis of JAM examination score.
  • Admission to the MA course is on the basis of HSEE (Humanities & Social Science Entrance Exam) score. This exam is conducted by the institute.
  • Admission to the Ph.D. course is on the basis of GATE, CSIR-NET or UGC-NET score which is followed by counseling at the institute level.


IIT Madras Courses and Eligibility:






Aerospace Engineering


Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Ocean Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Design

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Candidate should have scored minimum 75% marks in 10+2.


Developmental Studies

English Language

Candidate should have scored minimum 60% marks in 10+2.



Computational & Experimental Mechanics

Petroleum Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering


Building Technology & Construction

Hydraulic & water resources




Computer Science & Engineering

Communication and signal processing

Power systems & power electronics

Microelectronics & VLSI Design

Control & Instrumentation

Microelectronics & Photonics

Integrated Circuits & Systems

Industrial Mathematics & scientific computing

Thermal Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Metallurgical and materials engineering

Ocean engineering

Functional materials

Catalysis Technology

Clinical engineering

Candidate should have passed Bachelors degree in relevant specialization with 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA. (55% for SC/ST/PH)





Candidate should have passed Bachelors degree in relevant specialization with 55% marks

M.S (By Research)



Candidate should have B.E./B.Tech. Degree in relevant specialization.



Humanities & Social Science


Candidate should have a dual degree or Masters degree in relevant specialization with minimum 6.5 CGPA.


Entrance Exam Dates:



Entrance Exam

Entrance Exam Date


JEE Main and JEE Advanced

Online – April 15 and 16, 2018

Offline – April 8, 2018



February 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018






February 11, 2018

IIT Madras Application Procedure 2018
The application procedure for undergraduate courses:
  • Visit the JEE Main official website.
  • At home page click on the apply link.
  • Register yourself with a valid mobile number and e-mail address.
  • Read all the information carefully on information bulletin.
  • click on ``Proceed'' tab.
  • Fill all the necessary details.
  • Scanned copies of the following documents need to be uploaded: signature, thumb impression, and photograph.
  • The application fee can be paid through Credit/Debit Cards or e-challan. The application fee is INR 1000 and INR 500 for Girls.

IIT Madras, ONGC sign MoU to develop Database Management Systems for Offshore Platforms

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has collaborated with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to enhance the operational life cycle of existing platforms and minimize operation cost by optimum use of offshore survey requirements.

According to the statement issued by the institute, “The IIT Madras is going to develop a database management system for all the 280-plus platforms of the ONGC and develop software for Structural Integrity Management System (SIMS) as well.”

The statement also notified that considerable efforts had been made regarding the structural stability and strength of the platforms for last 10-15 years. The project is led by Prof. S Nallayarasu from IIT Delhi. Prof. S Nallayarasu has an experience of over 25 years in the oil and gas industry, research and teaching.

IIT Madras

Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research) IIT Madras said, “This is an important collaboration that has the potential to bring about significant results. We are sure this will be the first of many such tie-ups between IIT Madras and ONGC.”

Mr. Dinesh Kumar, Executive Director, Head of Institute of Engineering and Ocean Technology, ONGC said, “This kind of collaboration will go a long way in benefitting the country. This is part of a concerted effort to further industry-academic collaboration and a good start has been made between IIT Madras and ONGC.”

Prof. Ravindra Gettu and Mr. Dinesh Kumar signed the agreement for the Collaborative Research and Development project named ‘Development of Structural Integrity Management System (SIMS) for Offshore Platforms of ONGC'.

About IIT Madras:

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras was established in the year 1956 and is a residential institute with more than 550 faculty members, 8000 students, and 1250 administrative & supporting staff. The institute comprises of 16 Academic Departments and few advanced research centres in the field of engineering and pure science. The institute offers B.Tech., Dual degree, M.A., M.Sc., M.Tech., MBA, EMBA, QIP and Research programmes in various disciplines. 


IIGP 2.0 Open Innovation Challenge

Team if IIT Madras wins IIGP 2.0 Open Innovation Challenge.

Best Poster Award

Best Poster Award was won by Aparna (ED Scholar) for her poster `Diagnostics of thermal ageing level in transformer insulation material' at NPERSC-2018.


Student Faculty Ratio

390 PHD faculty

     460 faculty

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Position: Director
Dr. Ajith Varki
Position: Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training
Prof. Jagadish N. Bhagwati
Position: University Professor Dept. of Economics
Prof. Horst W. Hahn
Position: Executive Director Institute of Nanotechnology
Dr. Luoyi Tao
Position: Associate Professor
Speciality: Mathematical Modelling of Systems and Processes