Latest Update: IIT Madras has introduced new courses in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sector. These courses will be launched by Digital Skills Academy.

IIT Madras is inviting application form for admission to the Executive MBA. The last date of applying is October 18. The application form can be filled online through the official website of the Institute and the application fee of INR 1500/- should be paid through the online gateways. The virtual test and interview will be held on 7th/8th/9th (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) of November 2020.

IIT Madras Important Dates

EVENT DATE
GATE 2021 Registration last date 07 Oct, 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Cutoff 05 Oct, 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Result 05 Oct, 2020
JoSAA Counselling start 06 Oct, 2020
Last Date for EMBA Registration 18 Oct, 2020
Interview and Virtual Test (EMBA) 7-9 Nov, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is ranked 1st in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019 as well as Outlook Ranking 2019, making it the leading engineering institute in India and the first option for many eligible candidates. The institute currently has as a total strength of 6,638‬ including male and female students, as well as a strong and highly qualified faculty of 630 members that are all Ph.D holders. The institute conducts various specializations under the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.

Admission to the offered courses is entirely based on the marks achieved in National level entrance exams such as the IIT JAM, JEE Advanced, CAT and more. IIT Madras was the third Indian Institute of Technology after IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. Featuring a 617.8-Acre campus, IIT Madras is one of India’s most prestigious institutes to gain recognition as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. The institute is also famous for its extremely good placement record every year. Last year, the highest CTC offer received was worth INR 1.33 Crore per annum, making it one of the highest offers ever. 

IIT Madras Highlights

Established | Type  1959 | Autonomous
Recognized By UGC, AICTE
Campus  617 acres
Official Website http://www.iitm.ac.in/
Popular Courses  UG, PG and Ph.D.
Entrance Test JEE, GATE and JAM
Application Mode Online

IIT Madras Ranking

Being the leading Engineering institute in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked by recognized platforms for its excellence in the field. Some of the ranking are as follows: 

  • Ranked 1st in Engineering as well as Overall categories by NIRF Ranking 2019.
  • Ranked 1st in the Engineering category by Outlook Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 2nd internationally by ARWU Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 1st in Engineering category by Jagranjosh Ranking 2019
  • Ranked #200 - #250 internationally by Times Higher Education Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 4th overall by QS Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 654th overall internationally by US News Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 3rd in Engineering category by The Week Ranking 2019. 

IIT Madras Courses

IIT Madras offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research programs in streams like Engineering, Sciences, Humanities, and Management. Given below is a brief about the programs with their eligibility:

Program Specialization Eligibility Tuition Fee (first year)
B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering The applicant must have passed 10+2 in PCM stream with a minimum of 75% marks. INR 75,116
Civil Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering

Graduation in a relevant subject (B.E./ B.Tech) with at least 6.5 CGPA (on 10 point scale) or 60% marks from a recognized Institute

INR 2,11,847
Structure Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Chemical Engineering
M.Sc Physics Bachelor’s degree in respective discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks INR 17,670
Chemistry
Mathematics
MBA Management Systems  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering /Technology/ Architecture /Pharmacy / B.Sc. Agri. Engg. (Minimum 4 year after 10+2) with at least 60% marks
OR
Master’s degree in any branch of Chemistry/ Computer Application, Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Environmental Science or Computational/ Information Sciences/ Electronics Sciences/ Agriculture/ Economics/ Commerce with minimum 60% marls
INR 6,00,000 
Telecommunication Systems Management
Technology Management 
Ph.D Civil Engineering 

M.E/ M.Tech or MD degree with at least 60% (55% for SC/ST/PH) marks in aggregate
OR
60% (55% for SC/ST/PH) marks in MBBS/ M.Sc/ MBA/ MA
OR
Minimum 70% marks in B.E/B.Tech

INR 19,670
Computer Science and Engineering
Applied Mechanics 
Chemical Engineering 

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IIT Madras Admissions

Given below are the exams accepted by the Institute for admission in its academic programs. The institute offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in multiple disciplines. IIT Delhi Admission is done through national level entrance exam scores.

Program Selection Criteria 
B.Tech JEE Main and JEE Advanced Score
M.Tech GATE Score followed by Written Test and/or Interview
M.Sc IIT JAM
MBA CAT, Group Discussion and Interview Round
Ph.D GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview

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IIT Madras Cutoff

Mentioned below is the JEE Advanced cutoff for admission to the B.Tech program at Indian Institute of Technology Madras: 

Course Male (Opening-Closing) Female (Opening-Closing)
Computer Science and Engineering 90-188 349-690
Electrical Engineering 182-717 805-2074
Mechanical Engineering 722-1891 2721-4635
Chemical Engineering 1831-3037 4562-5674

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IIT Madras Placements

Being the highest-ranked engineering college in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras also boasts a very impressive placement record, bringing in many recruiters and high packages. The Career and Placement Center at IIT madras assists students by training them professionally before administering them into the industry as better professionals and individuals who contribute to the industry in major ways. Students get recruited by some of the biggest industry giants across various departments.

In the academic session of 2018-2019, IIT Madras saw a successful placement season with 872 students in total getting placed across 246 of the visiting companies that made 1015 offers in total. The highest CTC offer was an impressive 1.33 Cr. per annum, with an average annual CTC going up to INR 16.1 LPA for the B.Tech program. The recruiters included major names in the industry such as Microsoft, Visa Inc, Rolls Royce India Pvt Ltd, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, ICICI Prudential, MRF, Boeing International Corp India Pvt Ltd, Apple India Private Limited, Uber and Google to name a few.  

The following stats represent overall degree-wise placements:

Year B.Tech Dual M.Tech MA M.Sc M.S. Ph.D. Total
2017-18 74 81 74 38 10 73 36 70
2018-19 85 85 66 82 42 74 28 73
Tabulated below are number of students placed in different sectors across the industry: 
Criteria Analytics/
Consulting/
Finance
Core Education FMCG IT Others PSU Research &
Development
Total Companies 61 52 11 2 65 27 1 44
No. of students Offered 251 189 43 3 271 109 3 147
No. of students Placed 204 170 38 3 234 98 3 122
% of Placements 23 19 4 0 27 11 0 14

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IIT Madras Scholarship

Scholarships are offered to students so that they aspire for excellence. It is a reward to them for their hard work. IIT Madras is quite generous in its offerings for diligent students. Mentioned below are the scholarships offered by the Institute: 

  1. Facebook’s 2014 Grace Hopper Scholarship: This scholarship is given to 25 women students from all over the world and includes paid registration fee for the Grace Hopper Conference in Arizona (US), paid travel and accommodation and reception with Facebook’s Engineering team.
  2. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship (Asia Pacific): This scholarship is given to women for excellence in computer science, demonstrated leadership and passion for technology.  She will be receiving a scholarship amount of INR 1,00,000 and an invitation to the Scholars’ Retreat at the Google Tokyo Office.

Apart from these, the Institute also offers DAAD Scholarship, Aditya Birla Scholarship to meritorious and deserving students. 

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IIT Madras Faculty

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has a large and diverse faculty of 630 members in total across all academic departments, with all of them holding Ph.Ds in their respective fields. The best in class faculty members are all alumni from reputed national and international universities, and hold an immense amount of experience in their disciplines. The faculty members include professors, assistant professors, associate professors and others. They are all extremely encouraging toward students to clarify all their concepts and doubts, even outside of the classroom and lectures. Teachers follow interactive and unique methods to impart education to students. 

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IIT Madras Facilities

Being the most reputed Engineering institute in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras takes care of all requirements that students have on campus. Students at IIT Madras can enjoy convenient and enriching campus life with the following facilities: 

  • Hostel: There are hostels available for both boys and girls on the college campus. The hostels are laid out with green lawns and many amenities available to residents such as libraries, common rooms, indoor games, TV, delicious mess food, music rooms, dance rooms and more. The Hostel Library has a great collection of general books, fiction, comics and more.
  • Library:  The central library at IIT Madras has around 20,00,000 books covering all disciplines of science, engineering, technology, humanities & social science. 
  • Medical Facilities: There is a hospital available on campus that is in service 24x7. In case of severe emergencies, students can also be transported to the hospital in an ambulance. 
  • Food: Along with the mess facility provided to hostel residents at IIT Madras, the food court is also available to students. The food court offers various delicacies in the menu, serving meals and dishes from all across parts of India.
  • Sports: Students at IIT Madras receive a number of sports facilities on campus including a Swimming pool of Olympic standards, a well-equipped gymnasium, the impressive IIT-Chemplast cricket ground, a vast stadium and a hi-tech wood-floored multipurpose indoor stadium in the Students' Activities' Center. 

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IIT Madras FAQs 

Ques. What are the courses available at IIT Madras ? 

Ans. The IIT Madras offers a multitude of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. The programs available are B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA, and Ph.D. 

Ques. How is IIT Madras? 

Ans. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is ranked 1st in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019 as well as Outlook Ranking 2019, making it the leading engineering institute in India and the first option for many eligible candidates. Being the leading Engineering institute in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked by recognized platforms for its excellence in the field.

Ques. How is the placement avenue at IIT Madras ? 

Ans. The placement cell of IIT Madras is very active. They strive to achieve equal placement for all its students. They find field specific placements for their students. The recruiters included major names in the industry such as Microsoft, Visa Inc, Rolls Royce India Pvt Ltd, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, ICICI Prudential, MRF, Boeing International Corp India Pvt Ltd, Apple India Private Limited, Uber and Google to name a few. 

Ques. Are there any scholarships available for students at IIT Madras? 

Ans. Yes, IIT Madras offers various scholarships to its students from various courses. They are as under - 

  • Facebook’s 2014 Grace Hopper Scholarship: This scholarship is given to 25 women students from all over the world and includes paid registration fee for the Grace Hopper Conference in Arizona (US), paid travel and accommodation and reception with Facebook’s Engineering team.
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship (Asia Pacific): This scholarship is given to women for excellence in computer science, demonstrated leadership and passion for technology.
  • Apart from these, the Institute also offers DAAD Scholarship, Aditya Birla Scholarship to meritorious and deserving students.

Ques. Are there any hostel facilities available at IIT Madras? 

Ans. Yes, there are hostels available for both boys and girls on the college campus. The hostels are laid out with green lawns and many amenities available to residents such as libraries, common rooms, indoor games, TV, delicious mess food, music rooms, dance rooms and more. The Hostel Library has a great collection of general books, fiction, comics and more.

Ques. What are some of the facilities available at IIT Madras ? 

Ans. There are many facilities available at IIT Madras. Students at IIT Madras can enjoy convenient and enriching campus life with the following facilities:

  • Medical Facilities: There is a hospital available on campus that is in service 24x7.
  • Library: The central library at IIT Madras has around 20,00,000 books covering all disciplines of science, engineering, technology, humanities & social science.
  • Food: Along with the mess facility provided to hostel residents at IIT Madras, the food court is also available to students.
  • Sports: Students at IIT Madras receive a number of sports facilities on campus including a Swimming pool of Olympic standards, a well-equipped gymnasium, the impressive IIT-Chemplast cricket ground, a vast stadium and a hi-tech wood-floored multipurpose indoor stadium in the Students' Activities' Center.