Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs.IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 460 faculty, 4500 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country. The Institute has 15 academic departments and advanced research centres across various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories. The IITs are rated among the finest educational institutions in the world as ranked by their peers


15% for SC and 7.5 % for ST candidates with relaxed qualifying norms for admission. SC/ST candidates failing to qualify with relaxed admission norms but satisfying certain other minimum requirements may be offered admission to a preparatory course of 1 year duration. Candidates successfully completing the preparatory course will be offered admission against the vacant seats without going through the JEE again.

Hostel Facilities

The campus has 16 hostels, of which two (Sharavati and Sarayu) are exclusively for women. Sharavati and the four seven-storeyed men's hostels do not have mess halls. Dining facilities are now provided in two large centralized halls dubbed 'Vindhya' and 'Himalaya'. The hostels may accommodate undergraduate and graduate students, though they tend to keep the two apart. Students are assigned to hostels at the time of admission and usually spend their entire stay in the Institute in the same hostel.

Extracurricular activities

Saarang, the annual cultural festival, is held in winter. The Open Air Theatre is the venue for the traditional, weekly Saturday night movie and hosts other activities. The annual inter-hostel sports event is known as the Schroeter. There are several hobby clubs that include the speaking club, the astro club, dramatics, music and robotics clubs. The technical festival of the institute is known as Shaastra. Two student bodies, the Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC) and Reflections focus on spiritual discussions.


Undergraduate Program

JEE: The Joint Entrance Examination to the IITs is conducted every year and forms the basis of admission to the undergraduate programs. It is considered an extremely competitive exam.
HSEE: The Humanities and Social Sciences entrance Exam is conducted by IIT Madras for admission to the unique and innovative Five Year Integrated Masters Programme, leading to M.A. degrees in any of the 3 disciplines: Development Studies, Economics, and English Studies.

Post Graduate Programs

GATE: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the entrance exam used to govern admission to post graduate engineering programs at the IITs.
JAM: The Joint Admission to M.Sc. is the entrance exam used to govern admission to post graduate science programs at the IITs.

Management Program

JMET: The Joint Management Entrance Test is the entrance exam used to govern admission to the MBA programme at the IITs. It is followed by a group task exercise and a personal interview.


Dr. K. R. Rajagopal
Dr. Ananth Raman
Dr. Ramesh Govindan
Dr. Narayanaswami Ranganathan
Dr. Narasimhan Jegadeesh
Mr. Balasubramanian
Gopalkrishnan S.
B Muthuraman
B Santhanam
Hari T. N.
K.N. Radhakrishnan
B.N Narasimha Murthy
Arvind Raghunathan
C.V. Avadhani


Indian institute of technology, Chennai
Address: Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
I.I.T Post Office Chennai-600 036 India.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Telephone Number: 2257 8133



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