IIT Madras is one among the Institutes of National Importance recognized by Government of India. It was the third Indian Institute of Technology that was established through an act of parliament. The institute was inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the then Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs.
Academics: IIT Madras offers undergraduate, post graduate and research degrees across 15 disciplines in Engineering, Science, Management and Humanities. The institute has 16 academic departments-
IIT Madras has a Research Park nearby to campus on an area of 11 acres. Research park focuses on incubation efforts and propelling innovation in R & D focused companies.
Extracurricular: Apart from setting up best academic standards, IIT.Madras is well known for its extracurricular achievements. The college lays emphasis on nurturing the essence of other activities for overall development of students. Students join varied hobbies clubs on the campus. They are-
Placement Description: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the most reputed institutes for technological education and research in India. Known for its strong relations with the industry, the Institute has always been a favorite destination of recruitment for many firms.
Placements statistics of 2013-14 batch is listed below-
Number of students registered
Number of companies
No. of students placed
There are 18 independent hostels inside the campus. The hostels are named after the principal rivers of India and the campus dining facilities are named after mountains. Such as-
Boys’ Hostels- Alaknanda, Ganga, Godavari, Narmada
Girls’ Hostels- Saryu, Sabarmati
There are about 2 million books that cover all the disciplines of engineering, science, technology, humanities and social sciences.
The computer center was set up with the aim to provided computational atmosphere and conduction various researches
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has been set up with the collaboration with the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science that is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Various web courses (129) were developed in the first phase. 110 courses are there in the video format.
There is a clinical lab, a dispensary and an operation theatre that is providing with medical care.
Sports and Recreation
There are facilities for playing football, cricket, tennis and hockey. Inter-IIT sports meets are held.
Except these annual flagship fests several departments organize department festivals. Some of them are listed below-
Department of Management Studies
Computer Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering And Engineering Design
Scholarships/Awards: Scholarship and awards are offered to students so that they aspire for excellence. It is a reward to them for their hard work. IIT-M is quite generous in its offerings for diligent students.Some of them are as follows:
Student Awards - Some of the awards are: