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Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Technology
Complete Mailing Address: IIT Madras P.O., Chennai 600036, INDIA
Contact Person For Admission: Deputy Registrar (Academic Courses)
Designation: Deputy Registrar
Email: drcourses@iitm.ac.in
Alternate Email: cacad@iitm.ac.in
Phone Nos: 91-44-22578035
Fax No: 91-44-22578042
Mobile No.:
About the Institute:
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is among the finest, globally reputed higher technological institutions that sensitive and constructively responsive to student expectations and national needs. IITM was founded in 1959 as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by Government of India with technical and financial assistance from the Federal Republic of West Germany. IITM celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 2008-09. During these 50+ years, IIT Madras has gained reputation for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding caliber of the students in the undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. IITM is recognized as a centre of academic and research excellence offering engineering, science, management and humanities education on par with the best in the world. IITM has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the third consecutive year in India Ranking 2021 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education, Government of India. The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for six consecutive years – from 2016 to 2021 and In the newly-launched category of ‘Research Institutions’, IIT Madras was Ranked #2 in the country. It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019 and 2020. ARIIA Ranking was launched by the Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education.

IITM campus is famous for its serene and scenic natural environment. Comprising 650 acres of lush green forest, including a large lake and a rich variety of flora and fauna, the campus is the pride of its residents and provides an ideal setting for serious academic and developmental pursuits.

It is an autonomous body under the administrative control of a Board of Governors appointed by the Government of India. IITM is a residential institute with nearly 598 faculty, 10000 students and 584 administrative  and supporting staff and is a self-contained campus. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.

The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical and supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras.

IIT Madras offers B.Tech/Dual Degree in twelve disciplines; M.Sc. in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics; M.Tech. in several advanced streams; M.B.A, E.M.B.A and Integrated M.A., and research degrees through the M.S. and Ph.D. programmes. Life at IIT Madras is an exciting mix of academic, sporting and cultural activities. Our graduates have succeeded with brilliance all over the world, and leave a distinctive mark everywhere they go giving IIT Madras its global reputation.

Fee Structure:

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Fees for the Indian students to be admitted in the academic year 2021-22

S.No

Items of Fees & Deposits

(Value in Rs.)

B.Tech./DD @

I.  INSTITUTE FEES

A. One time Fees:    

1

Admission fee

150

2

Grade card fee

150

3

Provisional certificate

100

4

Medical Exam fee

100

5

Student welfare fund

1000

6

Modernization fee

300

7

Alumni Life Membership Fee (NS)

1500

8

Publication fee (NS)

250

 

Total A (One Time Fees)

3550

B.   Semester Fees:    

1

Tuition fee +

100000

2

Examination fee

350

3

Registration-Enrolment fee

200

4

Medical fee  *

700

5

Seat Rent # *

6000

6

Fan, Elec. & Water Charges # *

1000

 

Total B (Jul-Nov 2020 semester fee)

100550

C.  Deposits (Refundable):

 Institute Deposit and Library Deposit  (each Rs.1000) *

2000

Total to be paid when IITM reopens

9700

Institute fees payable through online at https://www.iitm.ac.in/academics & https://pay.iitm.ac.in

Hostellers

GE/OBC/EWS

104100

SC/ST/PwD

4100

Day scholars

GE/OBC/EWS

104100

SC/ST/PwD

4100

 

II.   HOSTEL FEES & MESS CHARGES PER SEMESTER (Subject to Revision)

S.No

Items of Fees & Deposits

Hosteller

Day Scholar

1

Hostel Admission fee

250

-

2

Hostel Deposit (NS)- (refundable)

3000

-

3

Estt.’A’ charges

6000

6000

4

Estt.’B’ charges *

1500

-

5

Extra-curricular Fee *

1500

1500

6

Advance Dining charges *

17500

-

7

Medical Insurance Premium (per annum)

792

792

8

Student Wellness Fee

200

200

Hostel Fees payable through online at

https://ccw.iitm.ac.in & https://dost.iit.ac.in/iitmdost/

6992

6992

Hostel Fees to be paid when IITM reopens

23750

1500

 

* Due to Covid-19 Lock-down, the components are suspended till the students joins the Institute/ Hostel.

 

NS  -  Non-Statutory fees                                # For Hostellers Only

+     -   a) SC/ST/PwD students are exempted from payment of tuition fee irrespective of their parental income.

           b) The most economically backward students (whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum) shall get full remission of the fee.

           c) The other economically backward students (whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakhs per annum) shall get remission of 2/3rd of the tuition fee.

          d) All the students shall have access to interest free loan under Vidyalaxmi scheme for the total portion of the tuition fee payable

@    -  Dual Degree students have to pay B.Tech. fees for the first 8 semesters and M.Tech. fees for 9th & 10th semesters


Fees for Foreign Nationals to be admitted in the academic year 2021-22

  

S.No

Items of Fees & Deposits

(Value in Rs.)

B.Tech./DD @

I.  INSTITUTE FEES

A. One time Fees:    

1

Admission fee

18500

2

Grade card fee

3

Provisional certificate

4

Medical Exam fee

5

Student welfare fund

6

Modernization fee

7

Alumni Life Membership Fee (NS)

8

Publication fee (NS)

 

Total A (One Time Fees)

18500

B. Semester Fees per semester:    

1

Tuition fee per semester

INR

 300000

2

Medical fee *

INR

700

3

Seat Rent # *

INR

6000

4

Fan, Elec. & Water Charges # *

INR

1000

 

Total B (Jul-Nov 2020 semester fee)

INR

300000

C. Deposits (Refundable)

 

Institute Deposit and Library Deposit (each INR 1000) *

2000

Institute fees payable through online at https://www.iitm.ac.in/academics & https://pay.iitm.ac.in

GRAND TOTAL

318500

Total to be paid when IITM reopens

9700

 

II.   HOSTEL FEES & MESS CHARGES PER SEMESTER (Subject to Revision)

1

Hostel Admission fee *

INR

250

2

Hostel Deposit (NS)- (refundable) *

INR

3000

3

Estt.’A’ charges

INR

6000

4

Estt.’B’ charges  *

INR

1500

5

Extra-curricular Fees *

INR

1500

6

Advance Dining charges *

INR

17500

7

Medical Insurance Premium (per annum)

INR

1084

 

Student Wellness fee

INR

200

Hostel Fees payable through online at https://ccw.iitm.ac.in & https://dost.iit.ac.in/iitmdost/

INR

6992

Hostel Fees to be paid when IITM reopens

INR

23750

 

*  Due to Covid-19 Lock-down, the components are suspended till the students joins the Institute/ Hostel.

 

NS  -  Non-Statutory fees     # For Hostellers Only

Procedure for balance fee payment over and above the fee paid at the time of Seat Acceptance

i) Please enter the roll number assigned to you in theAcademic Fee Payment Portal’ at https://www.iitm.ac.in/academics to pay the INSTITUTE FEE.  Verify your name and date of birth before proceeding for payment.  (Example ) Roll No. AE20B001

ii)  Enter the balance fee payment, over and above the fee paid at the time of Seat Acceptance against others.  (all categories)

Note: 

i)  Students who paid more than Institute fees applicable to them as indicated above at the time of Seat Acceptance need not pay any fee at the time of admission

ii)  All the students have to pay the Hostel fees through  online at https://ccw.iitm.ac.in & https://dost.iit.ac.in/iitmdost/

 

Academic Structure:

The institute offers high quality academic programmes leading to B.Tech., Dual degree B.Tech. and M.Tech., Dual degree B.S. and M.S. (Physics and Biological Sciences), M.Sc., M.A., M.B.A., E.M.B.A., M.S. (Research), and Ph.D. degrees through its technology, engineering, science, management and Humanities and Social Sciences Departments. Students seeking a wholesome, academically rigorous, intellectually challenging, personally enriching and value-laden educational experience have for long found IIT Madras an ideal institute for pursuing their higher studies.

The four-year B.Tech. and the five-year dual degree (B.Tech. + M.Tech. and B.S. + M.S.) programmes consist of an amalgamation of core courses in the chosen engineering/science discipline along with courses in basic sciences, humanities and practical engineering skills. Laboratory courses and an industry internship give students a platform to test the fundamentals acquired in the classroom. The institute follows a policy of relative grading and continuous assessment done through class tests, assignments and examinations. The curriculum of the five-year dual degree programme is common with the four-year programme for the first three years, after which electives are offered based on the chosen M.Tech./M.S. specialization.

Honours Programme

Students admitted to IIT Madras in four-year B.Tech. or five-year dual degree programmes can opt for B.Tech. (Honours) during fifth semester.

They should have a minimum CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 8.5 (on a scale of 10), and should have cleared all the courses as prescribed in the curriculum in the first attempt. In addition, B.Tech. (Honours) students must complete additional courses specified and a project. Dual degree students who meet the above criteria will be awarded B.Tech. (Honours) and M.Tech /B.S. (Honours) and M.S. degrees. 

Programme Description

With focus on research and development, in the complex changing scenario of today’s industry, IITM curriculum constantly reflects key trends and emerging areas of interest.   The curriculum is reviewed regularly and changes are incorporated to enable IITM students to be well-prepared for the future.   The greatest strengths of the IITM curriculum are its academic rigor and the variety it offers one to pursue one’s interest in diverse disciplines ranging from engineering, technology, pure sciences, management, and humanities and social sciences including economics, sociology, philosophy, development studies and literature. Interdisciplinary learning is encouraged and achieved through the policy of giving students freedom in choosing their electives and minor streams. The curriculum, pedagogy and the atmosphere together infuse in our students a strong spirit of inquiry, the joys of learning, and the excitement of discovery.  

Credits

(i)   One credit indicates an effort of 50 minutes (1 credit-hour) per working week. 

(ii)  One credit-hour of lecture is assumed to need two credit-hours(1 hour 40 minutes) outside the class room in terms of student effort to thoroughly comprehend the subject material, do the home works etc. Thus, a course with 3 lectures a week will be a 3+(3 x 2)=9 credit course, indicating that a student needs to put in 9 credit-hours(7 hours 30 minutes) of work a week on this course, inside and outside the classroom put together. 

(iii)   A one credit-hour supervised session with no effort required outside should count for one credit. Thus, an afternoon (2 hours 30 minutes) laboratory session, where the student runs an experiment, collects data, interprets it and writes a report should be awarded 3 credits. If a laboratory course requires effort outside of the allotted 2.5 hour slot, appropriate credit should be awarded (1 credit for 1 credit-hour, i.e., 50 minutes). In the same vein, a 1 credit-hour tutorial session should be awarded 1 credit, if no work is expected outside.  

The number of credits for various programmes of study are given below : 

B.Tech                                     : 432 ± 2 

B.Tech. (Honours)                   : 459 ± 2 (465 ± 2 for Computer Science) 

DD [B.Tech. + M.Tech.]         : 553 ± 2 (For IDDD program 550 credits) 

DD [BS + MS]                         : 553 ± 2 

DD [B.Tech. (Honours) + M.Tech.] : 580 ± 2 (For IDDD program 577 credits)

Inter-disciplinary Dual Degree programmes (ID-DD)

The Institute also offers ‘Inter-disciplinary Dual Degree programmes’ (ID-DD) in the following areas:

1.     Advanced Materials and Nano Technology

2.    Biomedical Engineering

3.    Computational Engineering

4.    Data Science

5.    Energy Systems

6.    Robotics

7.    Tech M.B.A

8.    Quantum Science and Technology

9.    Complex Systems & Dynamics

10.  Cyber Physical Systems


ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES (in detail)

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING – IIT Madras

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

Aerospace engineers are concerned with the design, analysis, construction, testing and operation of flight vehicles, including airplanes, helicopters, rockets and spacecraft. The core programme is based on the fundamentals of fluid dynamics, materials science, structural analysis, propulsion, flight controls and guidance, and aerospace design. The curriculum also includes courses in basic sciences, basic engineering and humanities, along with flexibility to choose from a basket of post-graduate professional and free electives. An optional individual engineering project in the final year is also available.

Five-Year Dual-Degree Programme (B.Tech and M.Tech)

The dual-degree is an integrated programme in Aerospace Engineering that revolves around the design, analysis, construction, testing and operation of flight vehicles, including airplanes, helicopters, rockets and spacecraft. The core programme is based on the fundamentals of fluid dynamics, materials science, structural analysis, propulsion, flight controls and guidance, and aerospace design. The curriculum also includes courses in basic sciences, basic engineering and humanities, along with flexibility to choose from a basket of professional and free electives. A number of M.Tech. - level electives are available for further specialization in one of the above areas. Furthermore, students carry out a fourteen-month guided project in their area of interest, and can avail modern experimental and computational facilities of the department and the institute for their project work.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities please visit http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/

BIOTECHNOLOGY 

The Dept of Biotechnology at IIT Madras offers two unique five-year Dual degree programs in Biological Engineering (B.Tech and M.Tech) and Biological Sciences (B.S. and M.S.).  Biology at school level is not a prerequisite for admission to these programs. Students lacking high-school biology can easily bridge the gap with the introductory course taught in the first semester. Both these programs involve four years of course-work and a final-year research project required for the Master’s degree.  The intensive research training equips the students with the necessary skills to be employed in biotechnology industries, which desire such a background. The Dual degree programs also facilitate their entry into doctoral programs in prestigious institutions. 

The design of the undergraduate curriculum at IIT Madras and course-work requirements in both programs is designed to be highly flexible, with various stream-specializations within each program.  Electives constitute nearly 50% of the curriculum at IIT Madras, which also allow students to take courses across different Departments.  In lieu of their Dual Degree specialization, students can even enrol in inter-disciplinary dual degree (IDDD) programs such as Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Computational engineering, Data sciences, Energy Systems, Robotics, etc.  Thus, the diversity of Dual Degree programs offer a large variety of choices for the student to shape their careers.

Five-year Dual Degree Programme (B.Tech. & M.Tech.) Biological Engineering 

The Dual Degree B.Tech. & M.Tech. in Biological Engineering has a broad-based curriculum, which provides a solid foundation towards the application of engineering principles to biological systems.  The programme emphasises core courses in basic sciences, engineering and molecular bio-sciences and stream specializations based on a basket of electives in different areas such as bioprocess engineering, biomedical engineering and computational biology. The knowledge in different areas of the biology-engineering interface enables the students to evolve interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and develop bio-technologies having applications in diverse areas such as biopharmaceuticals, diganostics, biomaterials, bio-energy, food processing and environment.  

Five-year Dual Degree Programme (B.S. & M.S.) in Biological Sciences

The dual degree in Biological Sciences (B.S. & M.S.) provides a strong foundation in various aspects of modern biology. This programme encompasses the study of living organisms and life processes at all levels, from individual organisms to tissues, cells, subcellular structures, and molecules.  The programme offers fundamental courses in biological sciences and stream specializations in bio-medical sciences. The curriculum imparts specific skills on interfacing cellular, molecular and computational biology. A unique feature which differentiates the Biological Sciences program at IIT Madras from other such undergraduate programs is the level of training that students get in quantitative and analytical skills, which gives them a distinct advantage compared to other graduates in bio-sciences.  These skills are highly sought after by industry as well as by top-notch institutions offering doctoral programs in bio-sciences.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities, please visit https://biotech.iitm.ac.in/

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

Chemical engineering deals with the development, control and improvement of processes and materials. Chemical engineers work in diverse fields such as petroleum refining, petrochemicals and polymers, personal care products, food and agricultural products, conventional and unconventional energy production, fertilizer technology, drug discovery, water and water distribution networks, and prevention and control of environmental pollution.  They also work in design, construction, operation, management and safety of the plants built for these processes.  Research in chemical engineering focusses on developing cleaner, safer and more efficient processes that ensure sustainability of natural resources

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facilities, and various Department-level student activities, please visit: http://www.che.iitm.ac.in

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Four-Year B. Tech. Programme 

A Civil Engineer is concerned with planning, analysis, design, construction and maintenance of a variety of facilities such as buildings, highways and railways, airports, waterways and canals, dams and power houses, water treatment and waste water disposal systems, environmental quality control, docks and  harbours, bridges and tunnels. A civil engineer is also required to deal with critical problems of today such as disaster mitigation and management, constructing offshore structures for oil production, flood forecasting and flood control, traffic congestion, transportation planning, use of non-conventional energy resources, for example, wind, tides, waves, etc. The breadth and diversity of the civil engineering profession make it particularly attractive. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and software development for various civil engineering facilities have become integral parts of civil engineering profession. 

All the students are first admitted to the 4-year B Tech programme in Civil Engineering. Students who are interested in upgrading to the Dual degree programme will be provided option at the end of their 6thsemester. By then, they will have a better perspective of the specializations and will be in a position to make a right choice. The allocation of specialisation will be done based on the academic performance at the end of 6thsemester and choice exercised by the student.

Five-Year Dual Degree Programme (B. Tech & M. Tech) (as upgradation option from B. Tech)

The following specializations are available for B. Tech students who are upgrading from B. Tech (Civil Engineering) to Dual Degree programme in Civil Engineering.

Building Technology and Construction Management (CE1)

Building Technology and Construction Management (BTCM) is a multi-faceted group of faculty members who work in broad areas of Materials and ConstructionConstruction Engineering & Management, and Functional Design of Buildings and Infrastructures

BTCM has four independent state-of-the-art laboratories; these are Acoustics and Lighting LaboratoryMaterials and Systems LaboratoryAdvanced Surveying Instruments Laboratory, and the Integrated Construction Practice (ICP) Laboratory. The ICP laboratory is the nucleus for a consortium of facility owners, contractors, consultants and researchers and serves as a learning center for architects, civil, electrical and mechanical engineers on the use of Digital tools such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery. In essence, the laboratories facilitate in preparing future generations of professionals with the latest tools to improve industry effectiveness.

The group is focused towards providing new, innovative and efficient methods of construction practice for buildings and infrastructures. BTCM shoulders responsibility of spearheading the industry sponsored M. Tech (UoP) in Construction Technology & Management for M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited, India and PG Diploma Course in Metro Rail Technology and Management for M/s Chennai Metro Rail Limited. Besides, the faculty members undertake socially relevant projects like restoration and rehabilitation of heritage structures in India and abroad, and have won awards for their contributions.

This unique specialization offers courses covering a range of subjects in Building Sciences, Construction Materials, and Construction Engineering and Management areas, which include: (1) Building Science: Functional design of buildings, Buildings acoustics & noise control, Building services, and Energy management in buildings; (2) Construction Materials: Modern construction materials, Characterisation of construction materials, Advanced concrete technology, and Maintenance & rehabilitation of constructed facilities; and (3) Construction Engineering and Management: Construction methods and equipment, Sustainable Construction, Construction planning and control, Construction project management,  Construction economics and finance, Quality and safety management, Lean construction, Construction contracts & specifications, and Computer applications in construction.

Environmental Engineering (CE2)

Environmental Engineering is a group of seven core and allied accomplished faculty members with diverse research expertise. The broad teaching and research areas of the group are Environmental Engineering, air quality management, atmospheric and climate science, etc. Some specific areas of research under these broad areas include:

Environmental Engineering: Air and water quality modelling, monitoring and management; Water and wastewater treatment; Solid and hazardous waste management; Bioremediation of contaminated sites; Subsurface contaminant transport, air quality management and control, atmospheric and climate science, etc.

This interdisciplinary Programme is designed to meet the need of government departments/ public sector and industry, with emphasis on various aspects like protected water supply and sanitation for public health, pollution control, sustainable development, and fundamental science of various climate interaction and processes. The topics to be covered include protected water supply, waste water management, air pollution control, solid waste management, ground water pollution-fate, transport and remediation, environmental planning and impact assessment, modelling of air and water quality environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology biotechnology and environmental systems analysis, fundamentals of atmospheric and climate sciences.

The laboratory is equipped with sophisticated instrumentation facility with Gas chromatographs, High pressure Liquid Chromatograph, Ion chromatograph, Elemental analyser, Total organic compound analyser, FTIR and UV Spectrophotometers is one of the best facilities in the Country for environmental sample analyses. State-of-the-art and high end instruments for air pollution and climate research including aerosol research. The climate modelling facilities including WRF, GEOS – Chem, CALPUFF, AERMOD are routinely used to deal with air pollution and climate change related studies.

Geotechnical Engineering (CE3)

Geotechnical engineering is an active group of eleven faculty members with expertise in different areas. Some of the major research areas include Soil mechanics; constitutive modelling; geomechanics; Shallow and deep foundations; numerical analysis; Soil dynamics and earthquake geotechnical engineering; Soil stabilization, geosynthetics and reinforced soil structures; tunnelling and underground excavations; Field instrumentation and monitoring; Geoenvironmental engineering; Unsaturated soil behaviour; Reliability analysis of geotechnical systems. Well-equipped laboratories aid in both imparting world-class education to undergraduate and postgraduate students and facilitate fundamental and applied research. Some important facilities available include geotechnical centrifuge, cyclic triaxial test setups, Bishop-Wesley stress path systems, large scale geosynthetic pull-out test facility, Resonant column test apparatus, cyclic simple shear test apparatus, atomic absorption spectrometer, gas chromatography, high-pressure gas sorption analyzer, thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA/DTA), differential scanning calorimeter, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, xenon arc weather meter, MASW, WP4, SWCC Cell, and a shake table.

Faculty members actively participate in research projects and offer several Short Term Courses and Training Programmes for college teachers and practising engineers.  A wide range of subjects such as advanced soil mechanics, advanced foundation engineering, rock mechanics, soil exploration and testing, applied soil mechanics, soil dynamics and machine foundations, earthquake geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental engineering, geo-synthetics and reinforced soil structures, ground improvement, finite element analysis and constitutive modelling of soils, geotechnics for infrastructures, and seismic site characterization are included in the curriculum.

Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering (CE4)

The Hydraulic Engineering laboratory, established in 1969, is one of its kind in the country and has facilities like large towing tank, different types of flumes, open air physical models, and latest table-top hydraulic models.

Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering is a group of nine core and allied accomplished faculty members with diverse research expertise. Some specific areas of research under these broad areas include: Hydrologic modelling including stochastic and spatial hydrology; Conjunctive use of surface and ground water; Aquifer modelling and management; Urban water supply; Water resources planning and management; GIS/remote sensing applications; river engineering. 

The major emphasis in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering is to provide specialized and practical knowledge in: soft computing in water resources, hydrologic modelling, stochastic and spatial hydrology, computational hydraulics, river flow, flood mitigation, dam-break flow, tsunami and storm surge propagation, coastal and estuarine flow, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, aquifer modelling and management, pollutant and sediment transport in rivers, water resources planning and management, irrigation water management, climate change, urban water supply and GIS/remote sensing applications. The laboratory has several flumes for conducting various open-channel flow experiments. In addition, the laboratory is equipped with several table top models (hydraulic benches) to demonstrate basic hydraulic and hydrologic phenomenon. Further, a number of high end workstations are available to meet the requirements of the graduate students. The computational laboratory is equipped with commercial software packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS, MIKE FLOOD, TUFLOW, FLO-2D, MODFLOW, MT3D, HYDRUS, HEC-GeoHMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM, SWAT, Comsol Multiphysics, RSWMS, FE FLOW. Advanced technical, computational and mathematical software tools required for design and simulation of water and environmental systems are available for class projects and research use. Faculty members undertake many socially relevant projects and offer various training programmes to solve pressing water and environmental issues in a sustainable way.

Structural Engineering (CE5)

Structural Engineering with a dynamic group of sixteen faculty members extensively involve with theoretical, practical and real problem solving expertise in various themes. The broad areas of research of the group include: Earthquake Disaster Mitigation, Computer Aided Analysis and Design, Structural Dynamics, Structural Stability, Structural Optimisation, Design of Masonry, Fracture Mechanics, Reinforced and Pre-stressed Concrete, and Steel Structures, precast and prefabricated structural systems.

This Programme deals with the following major areas:  advanced structural mechanics, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, structural stability, structural reliability, structural optimization, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, fracture mechanics, precast and prefabricated structures, steel structures, design for wind and earthquake, plates and shells, bridges, tall buildings, towers, computer applications in structural engineering, fracture mechanics, masonry structures, power plant structures, composite structures.

The Structural Engineering Laboratory, one of the best experimental facilitator in the country, has two facilities for testing and casting of large scale structural systems. Large scale prefabricated specimens can also be tested. Testing facility has two zones; first is provided with a strong floor with loading frame capacity of 2000kN. Other test facilities such as 6000kN compression testing machine, and high and low frequency pulsators for fatigue test machines. Various academic and research activities are undertaken in this zone. The second testing zone has a strong wall and floor system with 1000kN attached with computer controlled actuators for pseudo-dynamic tests. In addition, relaxation and smart materials testing facilities are available. A shake table facility for performing earthquake resistant studies on buildings is a new addition to the Structural Engineering Laboratory.

The Structural Engineering group continues to participate for social and industrial development of the country by involving in various challenging sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects to solve several practical problems including analysis, design, optimization,repair and retrofitting of buildings, bridges and other industrial structures. This group actively participates in preparation of design provisions for various standards and codes.

Transportation Engineering (CE6)

The programme covers planning, design, operations, and management of roadways, broadly under two major areas of Pavement Engineering and Traffic Engineering & Transportation Planning. Under Pavement Engineering, Characterization of pavement materials; Investigation on binders; Performance based design of bituminous mixes; Concrete pavements; Valorization of Waste Materials; Pavement construction and maintenance; and Road infrastructure asset management are some of the research topics of interest. Important facilities available include vacuum capillary viscometer, simple performance test equipment, gyratory compactor, CORELOK, rotary evaporator, ARRB’s handheld Roughometer, Dynamic Cone Penetrometer and automatic penetrometer. Under Traffic Engineering & Transportation Planning, Traffic operations and control, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Traffic-flow modeling, Traffic Simulation, Congestion Analysis, Activity-based travel demand modeling, Dynamic and stochastic modeling of transportation networks, urban freight transportation, sustainable transportation, and traffic safety are some of the major areas of research. A state-of-the-art ITS Laboratory receiving real-time local traffic data from various sensors such as video, infra-red sensor, radar sensor, inductive loop sensors, wi-fi and Bluetooth sensors, and GPS devices is one of the major facilities available. 

Besides, an exclusive 24-hour computing facility, with latest versions of several software packages for research is accessible to graduate students and research scholars. The programme trains the students with the needed expertise and proficiency for a professional career in the field of transportation engineering. The students are imparted hands-on training on using state-of-the-art equipment by associating them in several industry-sponsored research projects. The students specialized in the area of Transportation Engineering are well placed in leading consultancy and research organizations/institutions in India and abroad.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities please visit http://www.civil.iitm.ac.in/

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

The program deals with scientific and engineering aspects of designing and building computing systems. Computer Science aspects include foundational subjects such as Programming, Design and Analysis of Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science. Building on these foundations, the engineering aspects address the theoretical and applied aspects of system building including Computer Organization and Architecture, Systems and Application Software, Compiler Design, Data base Systems, Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data and Human-Computer Interaction.

ENGINEERING DESIGN

Department of Engineering Design was established in the year 2006 with a focus on interdisciplinary teaching and research to meet the industry demand for professional designers. The mission of the department is to develop design professionals with a strong multidisciplinary background and a deep sense of aesthetics, with a focus on emerging fields of engineering, and design for life. The academic programme is aimed to impart important class-room and practical learning aspects in the development of a concept, form, and engineering to meet functional, aesthetic, and environmental needs in designing a product or a device. The mission of the programme is to make IIT Madras a Global centre of Excellence in Engineering Design. We are looking at students with exceptional abilities to provide leadership to the Indian industry in the area of design and manufacture of new products in the increasingly globalised economy. 

Five-Year Dual Degree Programme (B.Tech & M.Tech) in Engineering Design

Engineering Design is an exciting dual degree programme recently introduced at IIT Madras and only one of its kind. The programme consists of B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Engineering Design with a post graduate specialization in Automotive Engineering or Biomedical Design. The choice between these 2 specialization is made at the end of 4th semester. Students can also opt for the interdisciplinary dual degree programs (IDDD) like robotics, data science etc. offered at IIT Madras. A new IDDD program in Electric Vehicle will be introduced shortly.

Engineering Design With M.Tech. in Automotive Engineering

The course will be a dual degree programme with a B.Tech in Engineering Design and a M.Tech. in Automotive Engineering.  The objective of the programme is to produce engineering graduates well versed in the process of design with the domain knowledge in automotive systems. This involves designing products to meet customer requirements, for the required quality standards, taking into account manufacturability, serviceability, reliability, human factors, efficiency of operation and economics.

The programme represents a shift in emphasis from analysis to skill sets appropriate for design, development and prototyping and will encompass best design practices followed world-over. Emphasis on creativity, efficient use of materials, sensitivity to environment and managerial skill development are some of the aspects of the programme.  The curriculum focuses on the aspects of learning to learn and teaching of concepts through case studies especially in unstructured design situations.

Engineering Design With M.Tech. on Biomedical Design

The course will be a dual degree programme with a B.Tech in Engineering Design and a M.Tech. in Biomedical Design. A medical equipment is any instrument, apparatus, or material that is used in diagnosing, treating, and/or preventing diseases in humans. Medical devices constitute one of the fastest growing industries.  An analysis of the costing of medical devices reveals that the highest component is the intellectual content and development costs of the invention, and the actual product cost is very much less by comparison.

The major objective of this course is to develop biomedical designers who have the background to design, manufacture, test and market such products. The biomedical instrumentation, as the course is called in many Indian universities, is usually tuned towards maintenance of medical instrumentation and is heavily biased towards electrical engineering. Though such courses are no doubt important, there is a need to develop biomedical designers, who have an interdisciplinary background in mechanical design, controls, mechatronics and manufacturing science. Apart from this they should be well versed in human anatomy and physiology, mechanics as applied to physiology and biology, biosensors, protocol and procedures for animal models, signal processing and so on. In our opinion, no such course which systematically builds a designer exists.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities please visit http://www.ed.iitm.ac.in

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

Electrical Engineering (EE) education, globally, occupies an important position because of the rapid advances in wireless, fibre-optics, renewable energy, robotics, VLSI, sensors, instrumentation, and other areas related to EE. The growth in EE has been exponential in the last two decades. EE technologies impact all aspects of daily life in increasing measure. With the deployment of 5G, deep learning, data analytics, cyber physical systems, IoT, electric vehicles, smart cities and power grids, electrical engineering will continue to grow and provide new technological opportunities.

At IIT Madras, the EE department offers a comprehensive and integrated electrical engineering programme that covers all the major areas within EE - communications and signal processing, power systems and power electronics, semiconductor technology and nano-electronics, control systems and optimization, electronic systems and instrumentation, photonics and RF, and integrated circuits and systems. EE Department has 70 faculty members whose expertise covers all the major areas of EE and ~1400 students, who are enrolled in one of our undergraduate, master, or doctoral degree programmes, all housed under one roof. The IITM EE faculty are recognised in India and internationally for their contributions towards the advancements through research, technology development, and entrepreneurship. Faculty and students of EE department work on innovative and cutting-edge projects both at the research labs within the department and in the IITM Research Park (IITMRP), which is India’s first university-based research park and home to India’s leading deep-tech start-up hub. Our students regularly participate and win national and international competitions for their innovative work. The EE department has set up eleven Centres of Excellence (CoE) to pursue cutting edge R&D in diverse areas within EE.

The B.Tech. (EE) programme is one of the flagship programmes at IIT Madras that prepares students with a solid foundation in EE and enables students to pursue career options in industry and academia with confidence to handle real-world challenges. The B.Tech (EE) curriculum offers flexibility for students to specialise in their areas of interest. Students with good academic performance are given the opportunity to take up the B.Tech (Honours) and the Dual Degree Options, and to pursue a Minor in diverse inter-disciplinary areas. The students of the EE department have excellent opportunities for job placements and to pursue higher studies. The innovation culture of IITM provides a platform for students to explore the entrepreneurship ecosystem. With highly trained staff and modern infrastructure to support the academic programmes, the EE department of IITM is globally recognised and is one of the leading comprehensive EE undergraduate programs in India.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research projects, laboratories and infrastructure facilities and EE student activities, please visit http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the principles, design, operation and maintenance of machines and their components; mechanisms, machine tools, manufacturing processes and systems; automation and control, robotics and mechatronics; components of fluid and thermal power systems; energy conversion systems  including internal combustion engines and turbo machinery; solar energy, heat transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning. The students of Mechanical Engineering will have an opportunity to study both the fundamental and applied aspects of these areas.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities please visit http://mech.iitm.ac.in/

METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

Advances in technology depend on the availability of high performance materials. The field of engineering materials has expanded enormously in the recent past and has encompassed a variety of materials such as ceramics, polymers, electrical and magnetic materials, glasses and composites, along with the traditionally important metals and alloys. Critical selection of such materials for advanced Engineering applications in high technology areas such as space, energy, transport and communictions, is of utmost importance.

The B.Tech. programme encompassing metallurgical engineering and materials science/engineering has been designed to train engineering graduates to become highly competent in meeting the emerging needs of the globe in advanced materials and processes as well as in conventional metallurgical engineering. This comprehensive programme allows the student to grasp the fundamentals of metal extraction, processing, characterization and selection of engineering materials along with basic concepts of modeling. A wide variety of electives are available during the third and fourth years of study to give an opportunity to the student to develop comprehensive understanding in an area of his/her choice 

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various department level student activities please visit http://mme.iitm.ac.in/

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme

Naval Architecture deals with the design, construction, repair, maintenance and recycling of all water transport vehicles and systems including ocean going ships and inland vessels/ships. Ocean Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that is concerned with offshore structures and all other aspects of ocean structures for the benefit of mankind without endangering the ecological system.  Apart from the advanced training in science and mathematics, well-structured courses in fluid and solid mechanics, wave hydrodynamics, ship hydrodynamics, ship structures, design and analysis of ships,  offshore, coastal, port and harbour structures and, ocean energy systems are taught.  The programme also imparts elaborate design and experimental skills.  The courses in the advanced semesters lay emphasis on numerical modelling and CAD, with electives from many postgraduate courses.  Excellent facilities exist for carrying out the final year project work on advanced design, and experimental as well as numerical analysis of ocean engineering systems including marine vehicles.

A wide variety of job opportunities are available to the graduates  in companies dealing with offshore engineering, ship building and ship repair, coastal and port engineering, shipping companies, classification societies, statutory bodies, Port Trusts, Coast Guard, the Indian Navy and consulting organizations.  Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, a large number of graduates find employment in allied engineering professions and management area also. Graduates can also pursue higher studies in naval architecture, ocean engineering and related disciplines.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities please visit http://www.doe.iitm.ac.in.

PHYSICS

Four-Year B.Tech. Programme in Engineering Physics:

The Engineering Physics programme at IIT Madras encourages students to learn the fundamental and applied aspects of frontier areas in Physics and Electrical Engineering. In addition to several core courses in Physics, Electrical Engineering and other engineering branches, special topics will be covered by elective courses such as IC Design, Quantum Information and Quantum computing, Materials Technology, Nanotechnology, Communications Engineering and Photonics. The academic curriculum provides excellent academic / laboratory training in Thematic Physics laboratories, Digital Electronics, VLSI, Communication Systems, and experiments based on advanced principles of physics.

These academic programmes will be suitable for those students who intend to pursue higher studies in physics (basic and applied), or would like to take up advanced studies in engineering requiring a good grasp of physical principles or wish to branch out after graduation in industrial research and development programmes. Good employment opportunities for Engineering Physics graduates exist in universities, Industry and in research and development sections of national and international laboratories.

Five-Year Dual Degree Programme (BS & MS) in Physics:

The five-year integrated Dual Degree, B.S. and M.S. in Physics, has been introduced by IIT Madras in 2009. This special course is designed to impart an exciting curriculum in the foundations and applications of Physics to students who would become distinguished scientists and/or leaders in the academic world or play a lead role in pure and applied research and development in interdisciplinary areas which requires a strong background in Physics. Students would get accelerated exposure to advanced principles and applications in a curriculum format that is carefully paced to make comprehensive learning an exciting and fulfilling experience. A strong research component in the final year will be a stimulating component of this programme.

For detailed information on faculty expertise, courses offered, research programme, laboratories and 

Infrastructure facility and various depart level student activities please visit http://www.physics.iitm.ac.in


Rules For Change Branch:

The academic programmes offer ample flexibility for areas of specialization. Branch Change will not be there for 2021-22 batch of admission. 


Upgradation from B.Tech to Dual Degree (B.Tech & M.Tech)

B.Tech Students who are maintain a CGPA of 8 without any backlog at the end of 5thsemester are eligible for transfer from four-year B.Tech to five-year Dual Degree (B.Tech & M.Tech) programme in the same department with  effect from the 7thsemester. In the final year (9th& 10thSemester) the student will have to pay the fees as applicable to M.Tech Students.

Dual Degree Specialization Stream Allocation

Change of specialization will be considered in Dual Degree Programmes where there  are more than one specialization, at the end of 6thsemester,  (at the end of 4thsemester in the case of Dual Degree in Engineering Design), the student should have a minimum CGPA of 8 at the end of 5thsemester (3rdsemester  in case of Dual Degree in Engineering Design) 

Upgradation from B.Tech – B.Tech. +  MS (Entrepreneurship) Programme

At the end of 6thsemester, student with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 or qualify through GATE are eligible for HTRA from their 9thsemester onwards. The students will be required to complete all the credits required for their B.Tech programme (Dept. specific), and the B.Tech. project of 9 credits in the form of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) establishing pre-feasibility of the product/process to be developed. 5 courses for MS(E), but on case by case basis, General Test Committee (GTC) can decide to waive up to 3 courses, based on performance of the student and the expertise that he/she has acquired. DoMS quarter system based courses to be counted towards course requirements of MS(E) thesis. 

Upgradation from Dual Degree (B.Tech & M.Tech) to B.Tech + MS(Entrepreneurship)

Dual Degree students can convert to B.Tech + MS(E) programme at the end of their 3rdor 4thyear,and will have the same requirements as B.Tech students converting to B.Tech + MS(E) programme at the end of their 3rd year. They have to complete the B.Tech requirement in parent department (except the project) with the project credit being merged with their MS thesis. They will have to take 5 courses for MS(E), as discussed above.

Faculty:

IIT Madras has several faculty members with exemplary teaching / research capabilities.  Several academic distinctions, honours and awards, fellowships of professional societies, and memberships on editorial boards of journals, have been bestowed on our faculty, in recognition of their academic achievements.  SS Bhatnagar award, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri are some, to mention.  A complete account of the details of faculty members and the laurels won by them can be found from our website http://www.iitm.ac.in.  

In order to encourage excellence in teaching with high quality research, a scheme of awards for young faculty members (less than 40 years of age) is in place.  Two awards for faculty in Engineering Departments and one award in the Departments of Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management Studies are given annually.

Facilities:

Academic Facilities

Central Library

The Central Library https://cenlib.iitm.ac.in, a five-story, air-conditioned building, is home to many books and a wide range of journals and periodicals. The library is divided into different sections - Text Book/Reference, General Stacks, Reading Halls, Journals and Current Periodicals, Media Research Centre (for hosting lectures for students), and a Book Bank. The environmentally controlled reading halls, in every floor, with extensive and distributed provision for charging laptops and Wi-Fi facility attracts students till mid-night as a place multiple-activities including general reading, peer-learning in small teams, doing assignments and for the preparation of quiz/exams.

The library subscribes to most of the renowned research journals and databases of engineering, science, and technology including e-subscriptions to a palette of journals. The library has extensive collection of conventional print books, and eBooks from across the publishers. Library also facilitates “inter-library loan” and enables students to access of books/research papers and reference material from other libraries in India.  Well trained and proactive library staff help students in accessing the resources of their need.

The library website provides search tool for both hard copy as well as eBook collection, renewal of books, and book procurement request, reservation of books and provides extensive information on research support resources subscribed by IIT Madras. The library is fully automated with provision for self-check-in, check-out, online renewal of books. As a Digital Library, it facilitates students to access a vast number of online resources from anywhere within the campus (hostel room or Classroom) through due authentication.  Special provisions are made with publishers for “Remote access” through which students access the library resources from their home.  The “Book Bank Section” is periodically updated for catering to the textbook requirement of UG and PG students relating their core and elective courses. The Digital Knowledge Centre (DKC) provides computers for general use by students till mid-night. 

Laboratories

In order to fulfil the teaching and research pursuits, IIT Madras has laboratory facilities ranging from the very basic to highly sophisticated ones. The Institute houses many labs with cutting-edge technological resources built in collaboration with industry partners. The central lab  facilities include Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF), Material Science Research Centre (MSRC),  and  Central Electronics Centre (CEC). A complete list of all the labs under each department is available at the following link http://www.iitm.ac.in/departments.  You can select a department to view the list of labs it has. Research-oriented students pursuing their B.Tech/ Dual Degree may work in any of these labs under the guidance of professors and research scholars on projects.  Working in these labs will expose the student to the advances in research in that particular field. Alternatively, to get  hands-on engineering experience, they  can  work in  the  Centre for Innovation  (CFI), which is described later in this booklet.

Computer Centre

The Computer Centre at IIT Madras was established in 1973 to provide Centralized Computing resources and support to the Academic initiatives of the Institute. It has professionally maintained facilities, from the IBM system 370 in the 1970s, and the Siemens system in the 1980s, to the SGI and Sun systems in the earlier part of this millennium and the super-computers, communication and network services of today, which have served the IIT Madras community. Over the years, the computing and information technology requirements of IIT Madras community have changed.   The Computer Centre's organization has also evolved with these changing requirements.  In 2014-2015, the activities of the centre were organized under five verticals: High Performance Computing Environment (HPCE), Networks, E-Services, Data Centre, and Workflow.

High Performance Computing Environment:

The High Performance Computing Environment group (HPCE) was established to cater to the ever-increasing demand for supercomputing facilities by researchers at IIT Madras. The Virgo super cluster with 292 nodes and 2 master nodes of I-Dataplex Dx360M4 and with  FDR 10 infini-band connectivity is already in use.  These nodes have 2 X intel E5-2670, 8 core, 2.6 GHz processors and have 4 GB of memory per core. This machine  caters to the needs of the research community which mostly uses parallel programming. In terms of speed, this machine when commissioned was rated 224 in the world and is the fastest in educational institutes across India.  With energy efficiency of 932 MFop/Watt., this machine has set new benchmarks for energy efficiency.  It is the most energy efficient supercomputer in India and was ranked 5thworldwide. The Virgo system has a storage capacity of two 80 TB General _Parallel File systems and the NAS file system of 50TB for backup. Suselinux 11.2 has been installed on all nodes with Xcat as clustering software. Load leveler has been installed for scheduling jobs.

Networks

The campus computer network was established in 1994 connecting about 18  buildings in the academic zone using telephone cables. The initial bandwidth was 64Kbps.  Today, using Fiber Backbone high speed network connectivity to all the buildings in the academic zone is operational. In addition, a backbone interconnecting the three zones - Academic, Hostel and Residential is also operational.  The total number of nodes in the campus is approximately 18,000. The network equipment in the academic zone were upgraded to provide 100/1000 Mbps connectivity to the nodes. All the buildings in the academic zone are provided with dual fiber connectivity.  Facilitation for Video Conferencing is also provided under the network service.

E-Services

The E-Services vertical focuses on services such as web system configurations, e-mail, web access, web security, storage solutions, virtualization, web services etc.  Several new services were enhanced and added by the e-service group. For more details visit http://www.cc.iitm.ac.in/

Data Centre

The function of the Data Centre is to ensure the appropriate facility management for efficient functioning of all verticals of the computer centre.  These facilities include uninterrupted power supply, backup power supply (DG Set), CCTV, climate control, access control, water leakage system, fire protection and office space maintenance.

Workflow:

The implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, or what is internally referred to as a Workflow, has expanded its services in different sections of Academics, Administration, Accounts, ICSR, Stores and Purchase.

Workflow group at the Computer Centre works with various sections in the institute to support system usage, capture change requirements, involvement in process development activities, maintaining reporting websites that collects data from workflow and generating reports using new software tools. The workflow team works with users from different sections to re-engineer selected processes to streamline operations.  Reports from workflow have been widely used in administration, accounts and academics to easily manage the day-to-day operations. Workflow submissions that were enforced in few processes such as Leave, LTC, faculty visits, festival advance, children education allowance, purchase order creation, imprest claim, SRB, student course registrations, student travel approval, student worklog approvals, grade approvals etc in the previous financial year are successfully running. Based on the user feedback, change requests are raised to implement few modifications in these processes as well.

In the financial year 2014-2015, the data extracted from workflow has been analyzed and utilized by ISO internal audit team to improve the performance of administrative staff and better align our internal processes to support our vision for IIT-Madras.

Central Workshop

The workshop is an educational platform where science and technology intersect. The process of modernizing the workshop training is done in line with industry to suit industrial requirements is complete. The Central workshop is one of the support services of the Institute that enhances the academic process of B.Tech and M.Tech students M.S and PhD.Research Scholars.

The Central workshop facilities are utilized to impart practical skills for the students in major fields of engineering and technology. Experimental set ups are routinely fabricated in this facility with the utmost quality within the stipulated time to support research projects and teaching lab requirements of the Institute.

 

Residential Facilities

Hostels

There are currently 19 hostels out of which four are female hostels. All hostels are named after the prominent rivers of India. The number will become 20 during 2022.

In view of the unique and ecologically diverse nature of IITM campus, the students are not allowed to drive powered vehicles in the campus. They can use bicycles only or walk. The institute operates buses and vans from the main gate to different locations of the campus and also around the Hostel and Institute Zone at frequent intervals for easy travel.

Most hostels have a capacity of about 350 to 400 rooms. The first year undergraduate Students are accommodated in a separate hostel following a Supreme Court order related to ragging.   With couple of hostel building constructions nearing completion, the institute will have room for every student admitted to the institute.

Internet and Local Area Network (LAN) facility is provided in every room and there is a computer room /activity room in all hostels as well. Students will also be given an email account on the institute server and it will generally read rollnumber@smail.iitm.ac.in.

Students can borrow novels and other reading material from the hostel library. Most hostels also have a garden. Every hostel has facilities for sports with all the equipment and gear. Every hostel has a Music room and a tech-room. Washing Machines are provided in all the hostels. Students can also avail the laundry facility in the campus. There is a room with television known as the ‘common room’ where most of the hostel gatherings take place. Students celebrate many festivals like Holi, Diwali, Pongal etc. The Hostel Night and Ice-Cream Night are two other occasions when the entire hostel meets.

Each hostel has a Warden, who is a faculty member, and a resident Assistant Warden. The Warden and Asst. Warden, with the help of the office staff, handle all administrative work concerning the hostel. The Hostel Council consisting of the warden and a number of student secretaries, elected by  the residents of each hostel, decides issues pertaining the hostel.

Open Air Theatre (OAT)

In between the Gajendra Circle (GC)  and the hostel zone, you will spot a  large arena called the OAT (Open Air  Theatre), where the  weekend movies are screened by the Film Club. The best of the latest movies in English, Hindi and regional languages are screened. Movies in other languages are also screened by the cultural associations. OAT is the venue where the Saarang Proshows are held. The capacity of this place is about 7000 and it looks splendid when it gets lit up during shows for Saarang.

Student Facilities Centre

There are many locations in the hostel zone in which general student facilities to cater to the needs of the students. The Students Facilities Centre (SFC) housing the Patisserie cum coffee shop, general store, gift shop, juice shop, saloon, travel agency, printing and photocopying, and ATM is a popular location for students.  This is a great place to spend your evenings as it is also a place for people to chat with their friends. Apart from this, there are facilities located near the Female hostels, Quark where a restaurant is opened on the ground floor with a first floor for use for cultural/Co-curricular activities. The Himalaya Food Court (HFC) is another place students frequently to chat and satiate their taste buds.

Food

Institute has three big dining facilities namely Himalaya and Vindhya and Nilgiri. We have a multitude of caterers operating the Himalaya dining facility, with a choice North Indian and South Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Students get to choose the caterer and the cuisine every month on a first- come-first-served basis. A two story sprawling food court (Food-For-Thought, FFT) is available in the Academic zone which provides a wide range of choices.

Bank Facilities

State Bank of India has a branch just down the road from the GC. Canara Bank has a branch in the  Shopping Centre. The Institute has two State Bank of India ATMs – one at the Bank and the other at the Taramani Guest house located and two Canara Bank ATMs: one at the shopping centre and another opposite to Narmada Hostel. The SBI ATMs can be used to make all payments to the institute. There is also an ICICI bank ATM in the Office of Hostel Management (CCW  Office).




Student Life at Institute:

Institute Hospital

Institute hospital has the facilities to take care of general health problems faced by the students. The Institute hospital runs round the clock service. The hospital is located at the centre of Hostel, Institute and residential zone. Apart from the regular doctors, there are a set of visiting specialist including a general surgeon, ENT surgeon, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, cardiologist and psychiatrist.  Well-equipped laboratories for all  tests, X-Rays, and inpatient ward are also present. Ambulance facility is also available. Apollo hospital runs the pharmacy in our hospital. All students are covered under medical insurance with a premium of Rs.792/- and an additional amount of Rs.200/- per semester as medical fee. For details visit https://hospital.iitm.ac.in/ 

MiTR

MiTR is a body comprising faculty and senior students. The objective _of MiTR is to counsel students to cope overwhelming emotional disturbances they face, such as curriculum-related, or otherwise. Trained MITR members offer emotional and other forms of support to students according to their needs. The moto of MITR is ‘No one in the campus should be unattended in their emotional distress’.

MiTR student volunteers will be your first friends on campus. For anything you may need, just contact MiTR team and they will always be there to help you. Contact details of MiTR team is available online (welnessiitm.com). The responsibilities of MiTR also includes helping out students who find it difficult to cope with the academic load with connecting to tutors who will do the needful. Look out for interesting talks and workshops by people from various parts of the institute, arranged by MiTR, to facilitate acquaintance with them so that students can contact the right person(s) freely as and when necessary. MiTR is not just limited to first year students; MiTR associates are also actively involved in counseling or offering any kind of help to the students even in the higher semesters. You can reach MiTR at any time for any kind of difficulties and they will solve them just the way your friend would.

SAATHI

SAATHI is a proactive platform for self-growth and well-being of the students.  The SAATHI team focuses on proactive measures that raise awareness in the campus about various pertinent issues and plan several informal gatherings, lectures, and sessions, open to all. They also provide guidance to the students on various academic and extra-curricular activities on campus, expose them to various life skills. When a new student joins the institute, he/she needs a lot of information and orientation to adjust to the new place. SAATHI plays a key role in making the transition from a new student to an IITian viz. the process of instilling a sense of pride and confidence in oneself, an essential to do anything to the expected level at IIT. Contact details of SAATHI team is available online (welnessiitm.com).

Counselling Services

To help students who require counselling, expert/professional counsellors are engaged by the Institute and are available in a counselling room located in the Central Library/Dost Office.  They are also available 24×7  through telephone/online.  Apart from this, the Institute hospital has 2 specialists Psychiatrist who take care of students who seek their help or who are referred by MiTR or faculty advisors. Contact details of Wellness Centre team is available online (welnessiitm.com).

Weaker Section

Special support is provided for the needy students. The Advisor for weaker section provides the required nurturing wherever required and tutoring by senior students is provided.  SC/ST Students are benefited significantly through the help provided at the different stages.

Students with Physical Disability

For the benefits of PwD (Persons with Disability) students, all the buildings are installed with elevators (braille assisted) and ramps to facilitate access students with physical disability, and are assigned specially designed hostel rooms with attached bathroom in ground floor.  The Advisor (Weaker Section) takes care of academic and general well-being of these students.  Dean (Academic Courses), Advisor (Weaker Section) and Dean (Students) meet with each of these students periodically to understand the special attention/requirements on a case to case basis, additional requirements like large font question paper, extra time during examinations, suitable requirement/assistance in conduct of laboratory experiments, flexible curriculum requirements are provided.

Faculty Advisor/HOD/Deans

To help the students in planning their courses of study and for getting general advice on the academic programme, the concerned Department will assign 10 students to a Faculty member who will be called their Faculty Adviser.  The students should always feel free approach any faculty member in the department.  The head of the department and Dean (Academic Courses) are always available for any help required by the students.  Parents are always encouraged/requested to stay connect with the faculty advisor.  In case of any concerns, students and their parents can always meet with Dean (Academic Courses) and Dean (Students).


Financial Assistance:

IIT Madras offers many scholarships which are based on financial situation of the student or academic performance of the student.  There are also scholarships which are based on both financial condition and academic performance of student. 

For more details https://www.iitm.ac.in/scholarships 


Scholarships for SC/ST students

Scholarship

Eligibility/Condition

Benefits of scholarship

Institute SC/ST Scholarship

Annual income of parents should not be more than Rs.4,50,000/- 

How to Apply :

Students should download the application forms from IITM website and submit to Academic section.

Free messing (basic menu only) with pocket allowance of Rs.250 p.m. and exemption of hostel seat rent. (Tuition fee is exempted for all SC/ST students). Renewal of scholarship in the subsequent years is subject to maintaining 5.0 CGPA (minimum).

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GoI. Central Sector Scholarship For SC students

2018 batch onwards: Based on JEE (Adv.) rank and total family annual income not exceeding Rs.8 lakhs.

How to Apply :

Online mode : SC students admitted based on JEE advanced rank to apply on national scholarship portal : https://scholarships.gov.in/

Students will submit the printed copy of application along with supported documents to Academic section for verification.

Personal PC Rs.45000/- (one time); Living Expenses Rs.3000/- per month; Books and Stationery Rs.5000/- per annum; Reimbursement of fees. Renewal of scholarship in the subsequent years is subject to satisfactory performance. (5.0 CGPA).

Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI.  Central Sector Scholarship For ST students

Annual income of parents should not exceeding Rs.6.0 lakhs.

How to Apply: Student should apply on national scholarship portal : https://scholarships.gov.in/

Submit the printed copy of application along with supported documents to Academic section.

Personal PC Rs.45000/- (one time); Living Expenses Rs.2200 per month; Books and Stationery Rs.3000/- per annum; Reimbursement of fees. Renewal of scholarship in the subsequent years is subject to satisfactory performance. (5.0 CGPA).

Engineers India limited Scholarship for SC/ST students

10 Scholarships to SC students and 5 Scholarships to ST students of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer science and Chemical engineering department.

Parent Annual income should not exceed Rs.3,00,000 per annum.

How to Apply: Student should download application forms from 

http://www.engineersindia.com/

and submit application to Academic section. Academic Section will forward the application to EIL.

Rs.3,000  per month for 12 months.

 

Renewal based on successful completion of all the courses in previous academic year.

Institute Sports Scholarship

One each for Male, Female and Para-sports person for best achievements in sports at National/State/District level

Any student entering in the first year of B.Tech./Dual Degree/MA program and Received Medal at District level / University level (Some affiliated colleges involve University representation (similar to District level representation) or Represented at State/National Level.

How to Apply: Student should download application form from https://dost.iitm.ac.in/iitmdost/sports-scholarship/

and submit application to Academic section. Academic Section will forward the application to the Advisor Sports.

Every year, students entering in the first year in B.Tech./Dual Degree/MA courses will be eligible for the award. The selected student will continue to receive the award every year during the whole tenure of studies.

The best performer will receive the Award to support Full Academic Fee Waiver (Four years for B.Tech./ Five years of DD/MA program). It is tied to active participation and representing IITM at Inter-IIT and other competitions (including Para-sports competitions).

 

Scholarships for GE/OBC with parental income below 4.5 Lakhs per Annum

Scholarship

Eligibility/Condition

Benefits of scholarship

Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

Annual income of parents should not be more than Rs.4,50,000/-/ Awarded on 25% of the students admitted.

Amount of Rs.1000/- every month. 

-Renewal of scholarship in the subsequent years is subject to maintain 5.0 CGPA (minimum).

MCM scholarship from various Donors

(Sanction of this  scholarship depends on the availability of donor

Annual income of parents should be between Rs.1,00,000 to Rs.9 Lakhs

How to apply: Academic Section will forward receive MCM applications falling in the specified income criteria to Alumni office. 

Started from  2016 batch onwards

- From 2016, tuition fee has been revised to Rs.2 lakhs per annum. The Govt. Merit-Cum Scholarship has been revised to 2/3rd of Rs.2 lakhs (ie 1.33 Lakhs). This leaves a sum of Rs. 66,667/- to be borne by the student.

- Various donors will sponsor    Rs. 66,667/- for each student.


Scholarships given by State Governments:

Madhya Pradesh State:

Scholarship

Eligibility/Condition

Benefits of scholarship_

Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana (MMVY)

B.Tech/DD Students from MadhyaPradesh state admitted in IITs are eligible.

How to apply: Student should apply on MMVY portal and submit application to Academic Section. Academic section verifies the documents and approves the application.

Rs.44,683/- per semester

 

- IITM will receive the scholarship amount and then disburses to students.

Scholarships for 1stYear B.Tech/ Dual Degree students

1styear B.S and M.S Physics and Biological Science students:

Inspire Scholarship

Dual Degree (BS & MS) Physics and Biological Science.  Selection as per DST norms.

How to Apply: 1.Academic section will select students, who secured JEE advanced rank below 10,000.

2. Students, who are among top 1%  of respective state board exam in class 12 has to submit application to Academic section.

3.KVPY scholarship recipients has to submit application to academic section.

Rs.60,000/- per year and additional Rs.20,000/- per year for  summer time research project. Renewal of scholarship in the subsequent years is subject to maintain 6.0 GPA (minimum) in each semester.

Industry Funded Scholarships for 1styear B.Tech/DD students:

Scholarship

Eligibility/Condition

Benefits of scholarship

HFCL Scholarship

Top 5 students from B.Tech / DD based on JEE (Adv.) rank and annual family income should not exceed Rs.6.75 lakhs

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the students based on JEE (Advanced) rank.

Rs.3,00,000/- per year per student. 

-Renewal subject to 8.0 CGPA.

Samsung Star Scholarship

The selection of student of B.Tech./ DD from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya will be made by the Samsung Star Group based on JEE (Adv.) Rank

How to apply: Students studied in JNV up to class X or XII should download the application forms from Samsung website and submit to Academic section. Academic section will forward the submitted applications to Samsung Group.

Rs.2,00,000/- per year per student

-Renewal based on the condition that student should be in top 50% of their respective Department.

-Student will receive cheque from Samsung.

Societe Generale Global Solution centre (SCGSC) Talent Scholarship

Based on JEE (Adv.) Rank and annual family income should not exceed Rs.5 lakhs

How to apply : Academic section will shortlist 10 students based on JEE rank and forward to SGGSC. SGGSC will conduct interview at IITM and select the students.

Institute fees (inclusive of Tuition fees), Hostel and Mess fees. R_enewal based on the condition that the student maintains a good level of academic performance.

Aditya Birla Scholarship

The top 20 students in JEE (Adv.) Rank. Selection based on written test and interview at Mumbai.

How to apply: Academic section will select the top 20 ranked students in JEE (Adv). 

Up to  2018-19 - Rs.65,000/- per annum 

2018-19  onwards –Rs. 1,00,000 per annum and renewal  every year subject to norms fixed by the Aditya Birla Group.


Donor based Scholarships for 1stYear B.Tech/ D.D students : 


Scholarship

Eligibility/Condition

Benefits of scholarship

Deepak Memorial Scholarship

 One scholarship to first year B.Tech/D.D student based on JEE advanced rank from 2018 batch onwards.

- Parental annual income should be between Rs. 4.5 lakhs - Rs. 8 lakhs 

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the student based on JEE (Advanced) rank and income criteria

Rs.1,60,000/- per year. _Renewal subject to CGPA of 8.0 and above

R Ramanan Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship to first year B.Tech/D.D Electrical Engineering student based on JEE advanced rank from 2018 batch onwards.

- Parental annual income should be between Rs. 4.5 lakhs - Rs. 8 lakhs 

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the student based on JEE (Advanced) rank and income criteria. 

Rs.1,60,000/- per year. Renewal subject to CGPA of 8.0 and above

Smt Hattiangadi Manorama Bai Scholarship

One girl student based on  top JEE(Adv.) rank with parental income between Rs.4.50 lakhs to Rs.6.75 lakhs

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the student based on JEE (Advanced) rank and income criteria.

Rs.1,40,000/- per year. Renewal subject to CGPA of 8.0 and above.

Prof G V N Rayudu Memorial Merit Scholarship

One student of B.Tech/Dual Degree Mechanical Engineering based on JEE (Adv.) rank and parental income less than Rs.4.50 lakhs (MCM norms)–Once in four years

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the ME student based on JEE (Advanced) rank and income criteria. 

Rs.1,25,000/- per year and Renewal subject to CGPA of 8.0 and above.

Ram Shriram Scholarship

Top 7 students from B.Tech / DD based on JEE (Adv.) rank and annual family income should not exceed Rs.12 lakhs

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the student based on JEE (Advanced) rank and income criteria.

Rs.1,20,000/- per year per student. Renewal subject to 8.0 CGPA and above.

Sriram Srinivasan Scholarship

One student based on Parents annual income upto Rs.5.50 lakhs based on JEE (Adv.) rank

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the students based on JEE (Advanced) rank and income criteria.

Reimbursement of tuition fee plus Rs.1000/- p.m. and renewal subject to CGPA 6.5 and above.

Girish Reddy Scholarship

-Two scholarships on the basis of highest JEE(Adv.)rank and parents income not exceeding Rs.5,00,000/-  

-One scholarship  on the basis of best all round performance in the previous school years and parents annual income not exceeding Rs.5,00,000/- 

How to apply:  Academic section will shortlist the students based on JEE (Advanced) rank and all-round performance in previous years.

Amended Norms :

i)    From the year 2018, four scholarship for highest JEE ranking students with parental income from 5 lakhs to 8 Lakhs.

ii)   Scholarship amount: Rs.75,000/- per annum.

iii) Renewal of scholarship for the subsequent years is subject to maintaining minimum CGPA of 8.0.

Note: For 2015 & 2016 batch scholarship recipients there is no change in the renewal norms and will be paid till they graduate.

Rs.25,000/- per year and the renewal subject to a GPA of 8. in the previous semesters.

64 Foundation Endowments - Freeship Scholarship

Scholarship norms upto 2016

B.Tech. and Dual degree students who are receiving tuition fee waiver alone (Rs.50,000/-) through Merit Scholarship will be eligible for additional support of Rs.12,000/- per annum.

M.Sc. students who are provided with Merit Scholarship support of Rs.6,000/- (partial tuition fee waiver) will be eligible for additional support of Rs.12,000/- per annum through this endowment.

M.A. students who are provided with Merit Scholarship support of Rs.6000/- (partial tuition fee waiver) will be eligible for additional support of Rs.12,000/- per annum through this endowment.

M.Sc. students who are provided with Merit Scholarship support of Rs.3000/- (partial tuition fee waiver) will be eligible for additional support of Rs.15,000/- per annum through this endowment.

Amended norms :

i)    From 2018 batch onwards B.Tech /DD students belonging to all categories with parental income from 4.5 lakhs to 8 lakhs will get a support of  Rs.17,000/- per annum(SC/ST) and other students will get support of Rs.9000/- per annum

Note: For M.Sc & MA students there is no change in the existing norms._

Scholarships for 2ndyear B.Tech/D.D students:

Sarasvidya Scholarship

Top 2 students from 2ndyear B.Tech / DD with highest CGPA at the end of 2ndsemester and annual family income should not exceed Rs.12 lakhs._How to apply: Academic section will select the students based on first year results and income criteria. 

Rs.1,50,000/- per year per student. Renewal of scholarship in the subsequent years is subject to minimum 7.0 CGPA.

ST Engineering Scholarship

Top 10% of students in AE Department based on first year results.

How to apply: Academic section will select the top 10% students in AE department based on first year results 

Rs.1,25,000/- per year.  R_enewal based on the condition that the student maintains 8.0 CGPA (minimum).

OPJEMS Scholarship

3 toppers from 2nd, 3rd, and 4thyear of B.Tech students in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering. Selection based on written test and interview at IIT Madras.

(Norms will be framed by OPJEMS every year)

How to apply: Academic section will nominate the 3 toppers from 2nd, 3rd, and 4thyear of B.Tech students in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering for OPJEMS online  test. 

Rs.80,000/-  one time payment 

Scholarships for 3rdyear B.Tech/D.D students :

Huawei Scholarship for Excellence

-Three scholarships to third year B.Tech computer science and Engineering department students and Three scholarships to fourth year B.Tech computer science and Engineering department students

Selection: -Top three students based on CGPA at the end of second year and third year and not covered by any other scholarship from institute.

How to apply: Academic section will select the students based on CGPA at the end of second year and third year. 

6 scholarships of Rs.70,000/-each (One time)

Kalidas Madhavpeddi Scholarship

One Meritorious student from 3rd year B.Tech / DD in Civil Engineering Department based on highest CGPA and cocurricular activites

How to apply: Academic section will shortlist the student based on CGPA at the end of 4th semester and curricular activities. Prizes, Awards and Scholarship subcommittee will review the selection and approves the scholarship.

Rs.53,000/- (one time)

B Jayant Baliga Scholarship

One Meritorious student (highest CGPA) from 3rd year and one Meritorious student (highest CGPA)  from 4th year B.Tech / DD in Electrical Engineering Department

How to apply: Academic section will shortlist the students based on CGPA at the end of 4th and 6th semesters.

Rs.45,000/- (one time)

M Sankaraiah and M Saradha (Mithigiri) Scholarhsip

Students of 3rd year B.Tech / Dual Degree Electrical Engineering are eligible based on highest CGPA at the end of 4th semester.

How to apply: Academic section will shortlist the students based on CGPA at the end of 4th semester.

Rs 20,000/- (one time)

Scholarships for 4thyear B.Tech/D.D students :

Following merit based scholarships are available for 4thyear B.Tech/D.D students:

1.    B Jayant Baliga Scholarship 

2.    OPJEMS scholarship 

3.    Huawei Scholarship for Excellence

Half Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) 

The final year Dual Degree students are eligible for HTTA of Rs.12,400/ p.m.  Student those who secure CGPA of 8.0 and earned minimum credits specified by the senate at the end of 8th semester or “Having valid GATE score and earned minimum credit  specified by the senate at the end of 8th semester”.

Students’ Welfare Fund 

Students welfare fund has been established to provide financial assistance for various welfare schemes and measures for the needy students such as aid for physically handicapped, accident or sudden illness related expenses that are not otherwise met by the regular medical insurance, and loan to individual students to meet expenses related to travel and other expenses when they have to go on a study abroad schemes,

Student’s Distress Fund Supported by Alumni 

IITM Alumni have created a corpus to provide help to deserving students who have been identified to be under financial distress due to any reason such as loss of bread-winner in the family.  Such requests are considered by the Dean (IAR) and approve the required financial support every semester.

Educational Loan by Campus Nationalized Bank 

 Along with the letter of admission, a certified statement of total educational expenses (including boarding & lodging) is sent for all students.  This will help the student to avail bank loan from any of the banks in their place of residence. All students offered admission to IIT Madras are provided along with the admission letter, a welcome kit by a SBI offering (i) Zero balance SB account; (ii) Online Transaction Facility; (iii) Debit card; (iv) Pre-approved bank loan which will cover entire 4/5 years expenses.

Alumni Funded Interest Free Loan(SSAN ANANYA IITM Educational Trust) 

An alumnus, Mr. Sunderam Swaminathan, has created “SSAN ANANYA IITM EDUCATIONAL TRUST”to provide financial assistance in the form of interest free loanto B.Tech/Dual Degree students at IIT Madras for the purpose of covering tuition fees and living expenses. He has committed to support 5 students from the first academic year 2014-15 at Rs. 1.2 lakhs each, and add 5 students every year for the next 3-4 years. His vision is to see this scheme supports at least 100 students within 12-18 years and start growing exponentially further. He intends to achieve this by having beneficiaries pay back into the programme directly within about 5 years after they start earning. The candidates should realize that this Trust is started purely with a vision to make the Trust large enough to ensure no candidate is deprived of education in IITM due to financial reasons. This means that its success solely depends on these candidates giving back the amount within, say, 5 years (this will be about Rs. 10,000 / month which is very reasonable) once they start earning. No interest will be applicable. They can even contribute more, if they wish.

 

Half Time Teaching Assistantship (HTTA) 

The final year Dual Degree students are eligible for HTTA of Rs.12,400/ p.m.  Student those who secure CGPA of 8.0 and earned minimum credits specified by the senate at the end of 8th semester or “Having valid GATE score and earned minimum credit  specified by the senate at the end of 8th semester”.

Medical Insurance Coverage for all students  

All students are coverd under a medical Insurance scheme exclusively designed for students.  Annual premium is paid by the student.  All minor ailments are attended to by the Institute hospital.

Travel Support by Alumni  

The IITM alumni funded IITMAANA Travel Grant programme is designed to assist IITM students, faculty and staff to visit USA and other countries abroad and present their papers at internationally recognized technical conferences. Participation in summits, workshops, competitions and internship and semester exchange programmes may also be funded through this Programme. The main objectives are to help IITM students, faculty and staff participate in International events in the U.S. and  other countries, promote the ‘IIT Madras’ brand at these venues, promote Research and Development in Technical Education by providing an opportunity to deserving students to interact with peers and experts at International level  and support personal and professional development among IITians by facilitating participation in foreign internships, workshops, competitions, and summits.  For more details log in to http://alumni.iitm.ac.in/

PRIZES & RECOGNITION 

No competent and deserving candidate goes unrecognized at IIT Madras! They win prizes for achievements ranging from commendable academic performance to those excelling in extra-curricular, cultural, co-curricular, sports activities. Annual sports prizes are tied to representing to podium finishes (medallist) at the official District/State/National level tournament or representation of the state at nationals. The highest honour is the President’s Gold Medal followed by the Governor’s Medal. All round meritorious performances by students earn them the prestigious ‘Institute Blues’ award. 

Training & Placement:

The Placement Office is involved in securing placements for  students graduating from the institute. The office maintains a  close liaison with various industrial establishments (both private _discussions, placement tests and interviews. Nearly 300 companies visit the campus every year for holding campus interviews. To give students an exposure to the application of technology in the industry and hands-on work experience, the institute mandates that students do an internship in a company in India engaged in core industrial activity for a minimum duration of six weeks, over the summer following third year. This internship is included in the curriculum and carries credits. The Institute has a dedicated Internship office with a Faculty-in-charge to coordinate Internship related activities. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, GE, Schlumberger, ITC, Airbus, Shell Technology, Texas Instruments, Eaton, Robert Bosch, NVidia, to name a few, visited IITM for internships as well as campus placements last year. The students  of  IITM  are placed in various sectors, namely, Core Engineering, Software/IT, FMCG, Finance/Consulting and R&D. ​Since the recruitment scenario is constantly changing across the globe, it is essential that students acquire a range of skills in order to make them employable in this changing scenario. To this end, students are guided about their career choices not only in their final year but all through their study at IITM starting right from their first year.  A new early career development programme has been setup for this purpose. This is staffed by trained professionals with able guidance from the faculty and alumni of the institute.

Industry And Alumni Relations:

Office of Global Engagement:

Internationalization is inherent to the mission of IIT Madras, and the Office of Global Engagement is committed to this mission through a focused approach in an increasingly complex and challenging time for the higher education sector.

IIT Madras offers many opportunities for students to spend time at Universities abroad. Course-based exchange programs and research-based internships are available through more than 280 MoUs and Student Exchange Agreements established with the best academic institutions worldwide. Students will have a chance to take credit courses taught by some of the best practitioners in the field. IIT Madras students are armed with the benefits of a culturally diverse experience which empowers them to transcend social and economic boundaries and truly become world citizens. We strive to provide innovatively taught courses unhindered by geography to meet this need. IITM has 19 Joint Doctoral, 7 Supervision, and 2 Masters programs with globally renowned partner universities. Student exchange opportunities span a wide range of programs that include courses, projects, and research. Our exclusive internship program, GRIESHMA, which is available in the online and physical format, offers students the unique opportunity of interacting with experienced IITM faculty while working in a research-intensive atmosphere focused on individual learning.

Students benefit through interactions with peers and faculty to gain new insights and perspectives. A thriving global community of students and visiting international faculty on campus imparts an international character to teaching and research on campus.

For more information, Please visit: ge.iitm.ac.in

Alumni & Corporate Relations Office

The primary mission of A & CR office is to serve as the outward - facing window from the institute to the alumni and drive institute - related fund-raising activities among alumni and to use the experience of the Alumni to help students to achieve their dreams.

We represent about 50,000 plus IITM alumni in various chapters spread across the globe, joining hands to make IIT Madras a world- class institution. 

The Alumni & Corporate Relations Mission Statement is as follows:

·         Serve as an outward-facing window from the Institute to the Alumni

·         Drive Institute-related fund-raising activities among Alumni

·         Register graduating students into the Alumni database

·         Serve the student community

·         Serve the faculty community

·         Serve the Alumni community


For more information please visit: http://acr.iitm.ac.in/

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

IITM is a vibrant campus with a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.  There are as many as 40 different co-curricular and cultural clubs that keep our 9000+ students intellectually and socially engaged. These pave the way for students to develop their talent, passion and skills and also to showcase their abilities.  Many explore new dimensions of their interests to discover their passion.

Many competitions and festivals are held.  The prominent ones are the technical festival named Shaastraand the cultural festival named Saarang.  There are many smaller versions of festivals conducted by the clubs on campus such as Quiz Fest Saahitya (Lit-Fest) and E-Summit.  Apart from these, some departments also conduct special festivals at different times in the year. Some of the prominent ones are CEA Fest, Exebit, Biofest, Amalgam, Forays, Wavez, Mechanica, Samanvay, and Chemclave.

Descriptions of some of these activities and facilities are provided below:

Centre for Innovation (CFI)

Envisioned to promote student invention and innovation, with a focus on technology environment, this ‘student lab’ at IIT-Madras was set up with funds donated by the Alumni batch of 1981.  It makes a positive impact to the environment and society with its contributions. This lab serves as an intellectual environment to provide facilities to the students to work on hands-on engineering activities. This lab supplements the engineering learnt in class with another important component of engineering: Innovation and Creativity.

Since its inception, CFI has played a major role in fostering student interest in technical activities, through various projects that it has funded and supported. A few of them are even being patented, depending upon the social and economic impacts of the project. CFI has also been associated with several major, long-term projects and competitions such as Robocon and Formula-SAE. The Spirit of Engineering projects, displayed at Shaastra (Annual Technical Festival) are major highlights such as, the Yu- Fly VTOL Craft, Robo-fish, the paper suspension bridge (the world’s longest paper bridge 11m in length), the automatic page flipper, have all been SOEs in the past. CFI fosters and channels students’ interest through its various clubs such as the Ibot club, Auto club, Aero club, 3D Animation club, Computer Vision group, the HAM Radio club and the Electronics club. In summary, CFI is a place where a student can ‘walk in with an idea and walk out with a product’.

Lit Soc activities

Lit Soc is a yearlong inter-hostel battle royale. All the hostels go head to head over the course of the academic year and battle it out with each other trying to win different competitions in an effort to get the necessary points to take the Lit Soc cup home at the end of the year and be crowned champions. The various events have different points and special points are awarded to enthusiastic and talented freshers! Freshie events are also be held towards the beginning of the odd semester to initiate them into Lit Soc and give them a feel of how intense and enjoyable Lit Soc events can be. It is a matter of great pride for a hostel to win Lit Soc and as a resident of your hostel, it will be up to you to help your hostel win it. 

Tech Soc activities

Very simply put, Tech-Soc was born as a tournament where hostels could compete against each other in all tech-related events for points, power and fame. Tech-Soc was started in 2005 and has since then grown steadily, adding events to its repertoire every year. Together with Schroeter and Lit-Soc, it forms the set of three independent “Big” trophies that hostels compete for every year. Tech-Soc is being re-envisioned as forum with a much wider reach than just inter-hostel events.  It has now become the umbrella under which all tech-related student initiatives will be encouraged and nurtured. In the odd semester, various informal sessions like “Fundae” sessions and Tech interaction sessions will also be organized so that the first year students can learn about the tech world they are about to step into. Apart from these, there are various clubs related to the technical activities which one can join. For the tech-savvy we always have something or the other going on. You get to dirty your hands and build stuff on your own or participate in tech quizzes or watch the spectacle as different hostels battle it out in Tech-Soc. 

C-TIDES

The Cell for Technology Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship Support (C-TIDES) acts as a platform that bridges the gap between established entrepreneurs and aspiring students of IIT Madras. In order to foster and encourage this spirit of entrepreneurship, C-TIDES was established in 1998. The cell provides budding entrepreneurs with a platform to support them, thereby helping them realize their ideas and converting them to reality. Events and workshops are conducted all-round the year emphasizing at least one of the many aspects of entrepreneurship. So if you are a person who is constantly dreaming and striving to get the best out of the things around you and looking for places where you can make a difference, you are similar to a class of people opting for their own ventures in their careers and becoming entrepreneurs.

C-TIDES is something in between being a Student Club and an institute body. Though primarily a student-managed cell, it is mentored by professors, renowned entrepreneurs, and alumni. C-TIDES also organizes Breakthrough, a technical Business Plan competition, as well as Genesis, which is one of the largest Social Entrepreneurial competitions in the whole world. 

Techno Entrepreneurial Social Initiatives

IIT-Madras is well known for the diversity in the range of activities that its students and the administration take up. The Institute aims not only at the academic development of its students, but also their overall development. IITM is actively involved in several initiatives which help its students put their technical knowledge to practical use, encourages them to hone their interests, and also target at making a difference to the Society and Environment.

STUDENT CLUBS

A large number of student-managed clubs are active in the institute. It is strongly encouraged that the students actively take part in at least a few of them. They play a key role in the all-round development as well as honing skill-sets. Further, no prior knowledge is required in many of these clubs. A keen interest and enthusiasm is all that is necessary to participate and excel. These clubs act as pathways in developing hobbies to a higher level. 

Astronomy Club

Enthusiastic about astronomy, gazing and studying stars? Then this is a must visit club for you, even if you don’t have any prior knowledge of the subject. Theory sessions are organized, where interesting observations in astronomy and astrophysics are discussed. There are members having astrophotography equipment. Even a novice can learn a lot from these sessions. Members of this club watch out for planets, open clusters, globular clusters, and galaxies.

Data Analytics Club

The Analytics Club helps students acquire the skills required to extract meaning from data, which can be put to use doing live projects with real-world data in partnership with companies in the field of analytics.

Linux Users Group

Also known as LUG, it is a club which provides support and education for Linux users (particularly inexperienced users). It also helps in promoting the use of open source software. Those with an interest in developing stuff need not worry. There are a few very good developers in the group. Lectures and workshops are conducted regularly for the members.

Design Club

The Design Club of IIT Madras is a great way to immerse yourself into the graphic design community. We intend to inspire you to become active and creative. You can meet other designers, present and share ideas, ask questions, talk about the latest design news, ask for feedback about your work and much more. Being active in a design community is also a great way to promote your own work and get your name out there. Above all it is also a learning platform for all the budding Graphic Designers. Anybody can become a collaborator of the Design Club by contributing designs and ideas by means of Blog posts, Facebook posts etc.

Music Club

If you are a music lover, then this is the ideal place for you. This is a club specially formed for promoting music in the institute. For the past 30 years, it has been responsible for bringing famous musicians to the Institute. It is actively engaging music enthusiasts with concerts almost every month. A series called ClassFest is also organized during which leading musicians perform in the Institute.

Adventure Club

“Adventure is not outside man. It is within.” It is with the sole purpose of exploring this adventurous side of students that three adventure enthusiasts started the club in 2011. The activities of the Club include trekking and cycling. Treks to Nagala, Tada, Talakona, Yercaud are organized by our organizers on a fortnightly basis. Cycling to Mahabalipuram, Kovalam beach and Elliots beach are organized on a monthly basis. Started in February last year, the club has already made 3 trips: 2 Trekking trips to the famous Nagala hills and 1 cycling trip to Kovalam. The club has also nurtured sister clubs in other colleges like NIFT, thus helping in socializing with other college students for greater exposure to the outside world. IAC gives you a great platform to interact with like-minded people who love adventure. Also, IAC seeks to help you out with ways and means to explore the unexplored and dare the daring! After all, “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves”.

Quiz Club

Quizzing has always been a popular pastime on IITM campus. Consisting of a bunch of people united by a common passion, the IITM Quiz Club conducts several quizzes throughout the academic year. Quizzes are conducted on a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from sports and entertainment to science and technology. The quizzes at Saarang and Shaastra (as well as LitSoc and TechSoc) are also organized by QC members. Whether you’ve quizzed before or are new to quizzing, this is a great way to meet people and have a lot of fun!

Word Games Club

Interested in quirky word origins, bamboozling anagrams and cryptic crosswords? If you love scrabbling, solving word puzzles and other teaser word games; any friend of the English language is a friend of yours; if the polymorphous intricacies of language enthrall you – then this is your “Mecca”. Their primary activities are Scrabble, Cryptic Crosswords and WTGW (What’s the Good Word?) with a lot of other random word puzzles. The club meets every fortnight or so for WGC activities. They organize an Institute Scrabble tourney, a national Scrabble tourney and Crossie Open in addition to various activities for both Saarang and LitSoc.

IViL

A completely student-run initiative, IIT for Villages (IViL) has been a life-changing experience for many. Whether it is helping women self-help groups or working towards rural sensitivity amongst urban students, IViLians have no boundaries restricting the scope of their work. With members across all batches and courses, the only prerequisite to joining the group is a desire and willingness to get down on the ground and understand grass root level reality. Whether it is the Integrated Knowledge Centre that IViL helped set up or cottage industries that it helps promote, IViL helps you make a difference in the lives of those around us, and grow in the process. Being an IViLian is known to help in more ways than one – seeing the India most IITians don’t, sharing life-changing experiences and having stories to tell, learning to be proactive and always spreading the joy!

Prakriti

This is a group of environmentally conscious people, which mainly works towards making young students aware of environmental issues on our campus, our country and on planet earth. It also strives to preserve and improve the ecology of the IIT campus. In addition, The forum strives to create awareness among the campus residents in preserving the endangered species that inhabit our campus.

Oratory Club

The perfect place for all the literature enthusiasts: this is the longest running literary club in the institute. As a completely student-managed club, it has helped a lot of students overcome their public speaking inhibitions and improve their oratory skills. Its informal nature has attracted all kinds of students. It creates an ideal platform wherein all the people can participate and learn a lot from each other. This club organizes JAM sessions, extempore, and a host of other activities. Spending time with this club guarantees to make you an orator and probably a good one at that!

Colloquium

The Colloquium is an informal student discussion forum that conducts open discussions on various current affairs and topics of social relevance. The forum seeks active engagement from its participants and promotes debate and exchange of ideas through weekly discussions. The forum maintains an active online presence in the form of a Facebook page which serves as a hub for sharing interesting thoughts and articles as well as initiating and scheduling discussions.

The Harvard US-India Initiative

The Harvard US-India Initiative or the UII, as it is called, is a new addition to the numerous student clubs that exist on campus. The UII seeks to foster interactions and long term cooperation between youth from the United States and India and to leverage these relationships to address socially relevant issues. The UII, has in its short span of existence, achieved significant results and we hope that the IIT Madras chapter will follow the trend.

The Fifth Estate

The Fourth Estate is defined in a dictionary as ‘the press, including journalists, newspaper writers, and photographers’. As IIT Madras’ official magazine and news body, we are all this and more! We cover events and news in the campus and also publish op-eds, editorials, interviews and investigative pieces. Apart from this, we bring out several photo-series and other popular features, such as Humans of Insti. Usually, we have something to say about everything that happens on campus, and never fail to bring our 11,000 strong following the latest on campus buzz. Finally, we also function as a forum where campus inhabitants’ can voice their opinions on institute events.

Chennai36

Once at IITM, always at IITM! We never forget our alumni and constantly have them interviewed by correspondents on this blog.  Alumni talk about their lives after their wonderful and enriching campus life and how they have strived to keep up the name of their alma mater. The Alumni Association has also started the ‘I Love Insti’ video series that captures every aspect of our beautiful campus life and culture.

Reflections

Perception. Introspection. Retrospection...  Reflection. The transformation every human goes through: and to keep the spirit alive, up and fighting, Reflections was born. Reflections works towards bringing out various unexplored horizons that lie within and lead to better living. We are a team of people who, in our own way, are trying to help keep the spirits up and alive. Reflections conducts programmes to encourage discussions on issues pertaining to everyday life which have a far deeper impact than normally perceived. It brings out the “Reflections” magazine, which contains articles from alumni, professors and students. Many writers from outside the campus have been actively contributing every year. It provides a platform for expression to everyone. Talks, diverse topics, by speakers ranging from the fields of engineering to science to psychology are conducted, which encourage thinking and help in understanding things which we normally neglect in our day to day lives. Panel discussions are held to question, share, contradict and explain, and movies screened to touch, teach and inspire.

EMLs (Extra Mural Lectures)

As children, we admire; as adolescents, we aspire; as adults we perspire; and as responsible, successful citizens, we inspire. It is this inspiration that one gets in these lectures. One cannot achieve big without listening to people who have done it before. It is as they say; we shall not live long enough to learn from our own mistakes. We shall have to learn from others’ too. The Extra Mural Lectures in IITM cover diverse topics, and bring in people from across the globe; those people, who have been pioneers and who have received the highest honours in their fields. Where else do you get to interact with people so knowledgeable, so experienced and so successful? The faces that you came closest to on television screens or online, are now brought before you to dispense their wisdom in person! These lectures unfold tales of unfathomable perspiration and unmatched genius. It is said that we cannot discover new continents with the fear of losing sight of the shore. We provide you with the tales of these conquests and much more..._ 

The Open Forum

It is an ambitious plan to get students closer to professors and the topics of research undertaken by them. It is often characteristic of research that progress happens in steps and not in continuity. Be it the professors or their doctoral students, many a times they find themselves stuck at a stage which ranges from a conceptual hurdle to a tough mathematical equation to solve. Our proposal shall have these students/professors put these problems they face out on an open forum such that it could be tackled by any student at IITM.

Nirmaan

Nirmaan at IIT-Madras is the nursery of start-up dreams among our students and faculty. Set up in 2015 to enable creative projects to explore business potential, Nirmaan helps committed teams validate their ideas, approach to market leading to establishment of a start-up company. Nirmaan act as a pre-incubator, and the students/scholars at IIT-M comes with various ideas and works towards incubating ideas and also approaches the Incubation Cell (IC) at IITM-Research Park. Nirmaan provides mentoring, pre-seed funding, workspace and arranges training workshops for pre-incubators. 

Please visit https://nirmaan.iitm.ac.in/ for further details.  

Leisure Time Activities Programme (LTAP)

This newly formed programme offers activities related to learning various skills in a structured manner.  These activities promote a student’s personal development, independence and confidence apart from social skills.  Offerings include leisure time courses such as, Introduction to Meditation, Psychology in Everyday Life, Beginner Painting, Appreciating Music, Appreciating Cinema, Blogging, Introduction to Writing, Robotics for Fun, Computer Generated Art, Coding in Java, Android programming, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Discovering India, English Speaking Skills, Mythology, Learn “language”, Learn Cooking, etc. The activities in the programme are planned, supervised, facilitated and guided by a leisure time activities coordinator. 

Please visit https://dost.iitm.ac.in/iitmdost/pages/l-tap for details concerning L-TAP courses.

REGIONAL CLUBS

IIT Madras also hosts a large number of regional clubs, including but not limited to the Telugu Samskruta Samiti, Kerala Kala Samiti, Marathi Mitra Mandal, Hindi Mitra Mandal, Kannada Sangha and SADINER (Student Association for the Socio-Economic Development of India’s North Eastern regions). These clubs host various cultural and social events throughout the year which provide a platform for students to share and revel in their respective cultures and make acquaintances and friends among the student body, staff and faculty. These events can involve lectures, music and dance performances, dinners, competitions and other kinds of performances and events. 

CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL FESTIVALS

Shaastra

Shaastra is the annual technical festival of IIT Madras. True to its name, Shaastra (signifying ‘science’) is a celebration of science and technology; a confluence of minds and a melting pot of diverse disciplines. It provides a chance to unleash the engineer and scientist within us, providing glimpses of the elegance and scope of evolving technology.

Shaastra has so far seen 15 editions, having started in its current avatar in the year 2000. It is scheduled to be held over four days and four nights during the first week of January. Shaastra is a veritable engineer’s paradise where fervent enthusiasts congregate, compete, learn and enjoy. Intense competitions, spectacular demonstrations, world-class lectures and a variety of informative workshops are just the tip of the iceberg. Shaastra attracts an immense number of participants from diverse technical, scientific and managerial backgrounds ranging from college students to graduates, from academicians to professionals, from design engineers to managers. The fest holds the distinction of being the first student managed event in the world to implement a Quality Management System and earn ISO 9001:2008 certification by TUV. This has been done to ensure that the standards of the festival are maintained at the highest level and assure our sponsors a consistent degree of exposure at Shaastra.

This is the platform to showcase our knowledge and enthusiasm. Shaastra is our way of celebrating our love for the spirit of engineering. And in the process we plan to give our visitors a show they will never forget. Shaastra has always been a phenomenal learning experience for the organizers and the participants alike. So at the end of the day we go back feeling much wiser and happier. Of course, if you are not a hard-core techie, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered too. Just walk in for a pleasant surprise. Shaastra nights are the icing on the cake. Laser shows, fireworks displays and so much more each year, proving that you don’t always need the know-how to appreciate what science can do. This is just a glimpse of the sort of stuff we have in Shaastra every year. How much more you uncover is entirely up to you. So welcome, make yourselves at home, and remember - don’t be shy when it comes to revealing the engineer in you.

Saarang

IIT Madras has seen a glorious 56 year journey, punctuated by many milestones – one of which was the advent of Mardi Gras, a pioneer student cultural extravaganza. Mardi Gras has the distinction of having hosted Uriah Heep, in one of their rare world tours, Buddha’s Babies and even A R Rahman as a college student. Almost forty years later, the legacy lives on, albeit in a new avatar as Saarang.

Saarang has always made heads turn. It is one of the largest cultural festivals in India attracting over 50,000 people from around the country. Held in the month of January every year, Saarang is commonly acknowledged as the mother of all cultural festivals, a reputation that we at IITM are honour-bound to uphold!

This five-day festival is the traditional meeting place for the young and those young at heart. Saarang is characterized by days jam-packed with enough events and competitions to make your head and your heart do cartwheels. Be it the theatre arts, musical displays such as Decibels or the laugh out loud wackiness of extempore and Just-A-Minute, Saarang always has the crowds screaming for more.

The mainstay at Saarang has always been the 4 Professional Shows, with past editions having seen performances by prominent classical artists such as Balamurali Krishna, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia; international acts such as Opeth and Skidrow; as well as light music shows by Shaan, S.P. Balsubramaniam, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Karthik, KK, Benny Dayal, Lucky Ali, Udit Narayan and Sonu Nigam.

Be it the acoustics, sound Systems, stage or seating capacity, Saarang promises a memorable experience for everyone. A large fraction of the student community works around the clock for months to ensure a better Saarang each time around. Cherishing the support of a bevy of sponsors throughout previous years, Saarang has always managed to strike a chord with the people who flock to see it all happen.

On the events front, we cater to all genres. We have quizzes on all topics. We also have other exciting events like WTGW, Picto and Tinto blend into Pot Pourri along with DumbCs, painting and modelling apart from theatre, speaking events, creative writing, music and so on. So just turn up, and figure out what floats your boat because this truly is the place to be!

E-Summit

Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Madras arranges an annual flagship event, E-summit, focused entirely on young entrepreneurs and their ventures. There is something for everyone to gain and learn, in the form of knowledge, competitions, funding opportunities for the startups. It provides a platform to learn about entrepreneurship, creativity, venture business ecosystem for any interested young ones. E-summit involves major events, namely, Youth conclave, Innovator’s conclave, Startup conclave and Growth conclave. Youth conclave is envisioned to promote entrepreneurial spirit and aptitude amongst the next generation of graduates hence paving the way for these young leaders to ride the wave of change in the careers they undertake. Innovators’ conclave focuses on a marathon of innovation through competitive Business planning and comprehensive case-study events. Startup conclave aims to accelerate startup growth, focuses on providing networking. Growth conclave brings in industry experts and it aims to provide the best learning opportunities to upskill oneself and one's startup via industry interactions.

SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES

Sports

Sports at IIT Madras generates a lot of enthusiasm, not only from within the campus, but from other colleges in the city and the country as well. The academic calendar is packed with sporting events, intra-hostel and inter-hostel events, inter-collegiate  and inter-IIT tournaments. All hostels actively compete to win the coveted Schroeter Cup which is the Inter-Hostel sports championship.

The institute has excellent sporting facilities in the campus which include:

•    IIT-Chemplast cricket field

•    Athletics stadium

•    Synthetic tennis & wooden badminton courts

•    Three floodlit synthetic basketball and three volleyball courts

•    A swimming pool of Olympic standards

•    Hockey & football fields with flood-lights

•    A well-equipped gymnasium

•    Two newly constructed world class squash courts

All this, combined with the untiring commitment and enthusiasm of the student community, with encouragement and guidance from the faculty has created tremendous opportunities for students to hone their talents. It is no wonder then that tournaments in IITM have continued to  draw teams and colleges from all over the country.

Blessed with a sprawling and spacious campus, IITM has the facilities to cater to the most active sportsmen and sportswomen.

Intra-Hostel  and Inter-Hostel Competition

During the course of the year, all the hostels compete for the ‘Schroeter’ (pronounced as “shroy-eter” ... read more about it on the IITM sports website) – a trophy for the best hostel in sports. So fierce is the competition, that you might just be reminded of an India-Pakistan Cricket match! You have got to witness it to believe it. In September, every year, the institute hosts Sportsfest, an intercollegiate meet for local colleges, in Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton and Aquatics. Other specific sports events are also  hosted such as Sanmar cricket tournament and Gerhard Fischer and Kokila Rajaiah, All-India Basketball tournament for men and women.

The even semester (Jan – May semester) arrives and you have a feast of informal events starting from 6-a-side hockey, 3-a-side-baski, 6-a-side footer (football), 9-a-side cricket, 3-a-side volley and so on. All this and more await you— a seemingly endless list of events-all played at Sangam (look up campus map to locate it!) under floodlights. The Gymkhana Day marks the culmination of all the sports activities for the academic year. Sign of true celebrations is sure to erupt from the Schoeter-winning hostel.

One sec… Where does it all begin? Where do you start off if you are a novice in sports? Well, the answer won’t lie far away once you are in the hostel. In addition to a playing area within its quadrangle where Cricket, Football, Hockey, etc. are played, every hostel has facilities for TT, Carrom, Chess, Volleyball and Baski. There is nothing to be bashful about being a beginner. Every year, there are a few people in every sport team, who had started playing only after they came to the institute, and learnt to play well enough to represent the Institute in Inter-IIT, one of the highest honours in sports that an IITian sportsperson can hold. Everyone has to make a beginning somewhere. Use the available resources to the fullest!

Inter-IIT Sports

Held annually by rotation among the IITs, the Inter-IIT meets aim at promoting the interaction between students of the various IITs and encouraging sportsmanship. The meet is held in December after the end of the odd semester. IIT Madras had hosted the event a couple of years ago in conjunction with its Golden Jubilee celebrations. A General Championship (GC) is awarded to the team with the best performance in the Inter-IIT Sports meet and the Inter-IIT Aquatics meet (held in October). In these games, a fierce competition coupled with  a great spirit of sportsmanship mark these as the most memorable moments of any IIT student life. It is during this week-long event, that IITians get perhaps their only opportunity to meet and interact with students from other IITs. IIT Madras has excelled continually at these games, winning the general championship (GC) eleven times in a row in the past. IIT Madras has a great history in Inter-IIT with over 19 wins in the 47 meets, thanks to an excellent performance of IITM students.

Location and Accessibility:

IIT Madras campus is located on the Sardar Patel Road, about 12 kms from Chennai Central Railway Station.  The notable landmarks around our campus are the Guindy Snake Park adjacent to the IIT main gate, Gandhi Mandapam (Anna University stop), Madhya Kailash temple and the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) campus directly opposite to our campus.  


For more information please visit: http://www.iitm.ac.in
Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Program-Total
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
110 4101 Aerospace Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 19 1 4 1 7 1 3 1 13 0 50
62 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0 13
(including "1" Supernumerary)
110 4107 Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 36 2 9 0 14 0 6 0 24 2 93
114 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 10 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 6 0 24
(including "3" Supernumerary)
110 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 39 2 10 0 14 1 7 0 26 2 101
121 6
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 10 0 3 0 3 1 2 0 6 1 26
(including "6" Supernumerary)
110 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 27 2 6 0 10 0 5 1 17 1 69
81 6
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 7 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 4 1 18
(including "6" Supernumerary)
110 4111 Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 48 3 11 0 18 1 9 0 32 1 123
148 6
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 12 0 3 0 4 0 3 0 8 1 31
(including "6" Supernumerary)
110 4117 Engineering Physics (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 13 0 3 0 4 1 3 0 9 0 33
37 5
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 9
(including "5" Supernumerary)
110 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 66 3 17 1 24 1 13 0 44 3 172
183 32
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 17 1 4 0 6 1 3 0 11 0 43
(including "32" Supernumerary)
110 4127 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 21 1 5 1 8 0 4 0 14 0 54
62 6
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 14
(including "6" Supernumerary)
110 4132 Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 24 1 6 1 8 0 5 0 16 1 62
69 9
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 6 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 4 1 16
(including "9" Supernumerary)
110 5201 Aerospace Engineering (5 Years, Bachelor and Master of Technology (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8
10 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
(including "0" Supernumerary)
110 5207 Biological Engineering (5 Years, Bachelor and Master of Technology (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 13 1 3 1 4 1 3 0 8 0 34
42 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 9
(including "1" Supernumerary)
110 5227 Engineering Design (5 Years, Bachelor and Master of Technology (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 22 1 5 1 9 0 4 1 15 1 59
71 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 6 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 1 15
(including "3" Supernumerary)
110 5601 Biological Sciences (5 Years, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 12 1 3 0 4 1 3 0 9 0 33
42 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 9
(including "0" Supernumerary)
110 5602 Physics (5 Years, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (Dual Degree)) All India Gender-Neutral 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
12 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
(including "1" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 436 23 0 0 161 9 81 4 290 16 1133
1054 79

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