HSEE at IIT Madras is humanity and social sciences course so don’t expect a satisfying placement after pursuing this course. If you are willing to opt for civil services after the end of this course, then you may go for it. The highest package offered so far has been 12 LPA. Your placement package is determined by your caliber in the field.
Whereas IPM is a 5-year integrated course at IIM Indore. It endows you with an MBA after graduating from this 5-year course. Placement opportunities are tremendous in this course. The average salary ranged around 15.6 LPA for the students of the IPM batch.
NITIE Mumbai and IIT Madras are both among the most reputed engineering colleges in India. Both of these colleges have a great curriculum and the faculty members are highly qualified.
However, if you see from the placement point of view, then NITIE PGDPM is the better option. NITIE has an amazing placement record with an average CTC of 20 LPA. After 10 years if you have the right skill and talent, you can expect your salary to be around 50 to 60 LPA.
On the other hand, in IIT Madras the average CTC is around 15 LPA and after 10 years your salary average belongs between 25 LPA to 30 LPA. The highest package this year is 88.82 LPA but that doesn’t give a clear picture of the placement drive as the average CTC is less.
So, judging by placement record, NITIE is definitely the better choice between the two as it has a better ROI.
You should prepare yourself for the overall year that you are going to have. You will come to know about the academic nitty-gritty on your way. The syllabus is definitely vast as the IITs will help you develop yourself more as a person than a student.
You can find the syllabus for the first year on the official website. You will find the syllabus of different branches on their departmental pages. If you have any specific doubts you can reach out to the current students or alumni of the institute. There is an IIT Madras Freshman Forum.
IIT Madras is definitely the better option. It is the top-ranked institute among other IITs. If you are considering doing some part of your education abroad, the college also has collaborations with Germany that help you become eligible for semester exchange programs.
Moreover, you will also be able to use a wide range of machine-building mechanisms that may not be available in other engineering colleges.
In terms of faculty, research facilities, peer group, IIT Madras is way better than Anna University.
Here is a brief comparison of the institutes.
Microsoft, Qualcomm, Goldman Sachs
Axis Bank, IBM, Dell, Google
Overall, IIT Madras is definitely better than Anna University. The IIT tag will have a better impact on your career too.
If you are talking exclusively about GATE, remember, the results depend upon your rank.
If you were to opt for CS (general category) and have a rank below 150, your chances of admission are high. This may be the same for other branches as well.
Ranks vary with the specialization you opt for. For instance, when it comes to electrical, VLSI is one such specialization that fills up before others. For VLSI, your rank should be close to 100.
As far as CS is concerned, you do not need a specific specialization. No interview would be conducted and your admission would depend upon one factor- your GATE score. For MS, there would be a proper entrance followed by an interview and its eligibility depends upon your GATE score exclusively.
Admission Procedure: All IITs conduct their own admission and almost everyone applies there. Because of this, not one, but 4-5 lists are published by IIT-M because of the number of varying offers.
Spot admissions also take place in the case of seats that remain unfilled. All the information about these spot rounds would be disclosed on the website.
IIT Madras offers several courses. The eligibility criteria for these courses are different. Here are the basic eligibility criteria of the popular courses offered by IIT Madras.
B.Tech - For B.Tech you will need a good IIT JEE score.
M.Tech - You will need a good GATE score. Also, you can get a chance to do your M.Tech from the institute if your employer has a tie-up with the institute and your employer sponsors you. But there will be a written test and an interview for selection.
P.hD. - In order to do a P.hD. you will have to perform well in the entrance examination. There will also be a written test and interview.
M.S - You can get admission in M.S through JAM.
Hope this provides some clarity.
IIT Madras is one such place that will surely provide you the exposure you require in terms of academics and extracurricular activities. Here is a brief insight into the life at IIT Madras.
Campus: The campus of IIT-M is a part of the 2.5km² land which was formerly a part of Guindy National Park. All the facilities necessary for the students are available on campus. The Humanities and Science Block has the capacity to include 400 students at once.
Climate: The weather in Chennai is mostly dry, so you have to make sure you carry water. The temperature inside the campus varies from the main city because of the greenery. Initially, it is difficult for people who are from the North but they can always get into the library which is fully air-conditioned.
Academic life: The classes are conducted for a total of 4-5 hours and the rest of the 19-20 is for you to self-study. You can also take part in extracurriculars or pick up membership of the Centre for Innovation so that your imagination is enhanced. Great industrial collaborations take place at IIT-M as well.
Hostel: The double-occupancy style hostels are available for students in their first years. There is a common computer room for hostels too. Washing machines, music rooms, sports facilities, TV and tech rooms are available. All hostel meetings take place in common rooms of respective hostel rooms.
Sports: Swimming pool, cricket ground, gym, stadium, and multipurpose indoor stadiums are available for the student's activity centre.
The sports fest takes place every September wherein students from the state meet each other for volleyball, tennis, hockey, basketball, table tennis, football, badminton, and weightlifting.
Hope this gives you a picture of the life at IIT Madras.
A friend of mine is an alumnus of IIT Madras and was a part of the Department of Management Studies (DoMS). This is his input on what makes the institute unique.
German Connection: It is the third oldest IITs presently built with financial and technical support from Germany.
Campus: The whole campus is quite green and serene. The endangered blackbuck and the spotted deer roam around free on the campus feeling safe amidst the students.
Student Activity: An activity club exclusive for students to take part in is present for the students- suitable for their interests.
No time restriction: The campus doesn't restrict the student's entry and exit time.
IIT-M research park: The purpose of this research park is to motivate innovation and support startups that come with great infrastructure, R&D support, and an excellent faculty base.
IIT-M lingo: You would see a unique blend of five languages at IIT-M, which are- Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, and English.
OAT- Open Air Theatre: The capacity of this OAT is for 7000 students. Every Saturday at 8 PM, these people air movies in English, Hindi, and even regional languages. This hall also hosts various concerts and functions.
Fastest computing system: With a computing power that encompasses 97 teraflops, the IBM Virgo Supercluster, present at P.G. Senapathy Centre for the Computing Resources, happens to be one of the fastest among all education systems around!.
85% mandatory attendance: You have to maintain an attendance record of 85%.
Everything mentioned in the points sums up how IIT Madras is. Take pride in being associated with it.
Some of my friends are IIT Madras alumni and they were able to give some insight into the hostel life on campus.
Brilliant Internet/ DC++: You would have individual rooms with access to the internet 24×7. You will also have DC++ access.
Rooms: Your room would contain a cot, cupboards fit into the room walls, a chair, a table, and a ceiling fan. A LAN port would be available along with some plug points. However, in what condition you find the room depends upon how the person living before you.
Common washrooms: The washrooms are common and cleaned at least once a day.
Girls are permitted to enter boy's hostels: Certain hostels permit girls to enter the boy's hostel from 9 AM to 7 PM. The warden is responsible for any discretion and that is why most of the hostels do not provide this freedom. The reason girls are allowed into boy's hostels is because of academic reasons. Boys are permitted into the girl’s hostel only in the hostel night event.
TV: TV is present in the common room of hostels. The room is vibrant when there's a cricket/football match.
Sports: Hostels include table tennis rooms and pool tables. Some hostels also include cricket, football, and basketball courts on the premises. The gym is free for all. Common grounds also include basketball, hockey, volleyball, skating, and cricket.
24×7 canteen facilities: The canteen is operated by IRCTC and serves till 12 AM.
Ramu Tea Stall, International café, HUL canteen are some of the places where students hang out most of the time. You will definitely come out of IIT Madras making lots of memories.
IIT Madras is well known for its MBA program as well as its Engineering programs. The MBA program started under the Department of Humanities and Social Science and later in the Department of Management Studies was separately formed.
Faculty: The faculty of DoMS IITM is one of the best faculties in India and has got a faculty-student ratio of 1:9. The faculties are available for doubt clearing sessions round the clock and one of the benefits is the low size of the batch which ensures that every student gets enough attention.
Placement: The placement record for DoMS IITM has been great over the years. Companies such as Google, Amazon, StanChart are the major recruiters at the campus. According to the 2020 placementS, the average CTC offered was 14.38 LPA.
IIT Madras also offers international exchange programs and internships with high-end companies and tech giants.
Surrounded by parks and lush fields, this campus of IIT Madras is truly beautiful. Studying MBA in IIT Madras will definitely prove beneficial for your goals and career.