Indian Institute of Technology Madras

(Institutes of National Importance)



Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959.

The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. The IIT system has seven Institutes of Technology located at Kharagpur (estb. 1951), Mumbai (estb. 1958), Chennai (estb. 1959), Kanpur (estb. 1959), Delhi (estb. 1961), Guwahati (estb. 1994) and Roorkee (estb. 1847, joined IITs in 2001).

Courses Offered

  1. B.Tech Dual Degree
  2. M.Tech
  3. M.Sc
  4. MBA
  5. M.S.
  6. Ph.D
  7. B.Tech
  8. M.Tech

Branches of Study
1. Aerospace Engineering
2. Bio-Technology
3. Chemical Engineering
4. Civil Engineering
5. Computer Science and Engineering
6. Electrical Engineering
7. Engineering Physics
8. Mechanical Engineering
9. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
10. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

M.A. Integrated Programme
Humanities and Social Sciences

Dual Degree Programs ( B.Tech and M Tech): IIT Madras offers 5-year Dual Degree programs in Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Communication Engineering, Micro Electronics & VLSI Design, Power Systems & Power Electronics), Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology, Product Design, and Intelligent Manufacturing), Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, and Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.

M.Tech: IIT Madras offers 2-year M.Tech programs in Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Medical Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Building Technology & Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic water resources Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Technology & Management, Computational Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Communication systems, Power & Control Engineering, Microelectronics & VLSI Design, Industrial Maths & Scientific Computing, Combustion & Propulsion, Heat Transfer & Thermal Power, Hydroturbo Machines, Internal Combustion Engines & Gas Turbines, Refrigeration & Airconditioning, Thermal Turbomachines, Machine Design, Machine Dynamics, Composite Design & Manufacture, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Physics, and Solid State Technology.

Besides, the above programs, IIT Chennai also conduct M.Sc, M.S., Ph.D, and MBA programs.

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) coordinates the continuing education programmes of the Institute. Among its activities, it helps in the organization of Continuing Education Programmes aimed at industry as well as short-term Courses under QIP and ISTE, meant for faculty in engineering institutions. Further, the Centre facilitates other programmes such as book writing scheme, continuing education modules for industry and IIT Madras series in Science and Engineering. The Education Technology Cell, established by MHRD for the purpose of creating educational videos and other software of broadcast quality in Science and Technology using the expertise of the faculty and the facilities at IIT, is also associated with this Centre. The Centre is located on the 3rd Floor of the IC&SR Building.


  1. Quality Improvement Programme
  2. Short Term Courses Under QIP
  3. Model Curriculum
  4. Continuing Education Programme
  5. Curriculum Development Cell
  6. Book Writing Scheme
  7. Education Technology Programme
  8. Education Technology Cell – Facilities
  9. A sound proof three camera based broadcast quality television studio
  10. Audio mixing and recording facility
  11. Video editing unit consisting of a fully computerized A/B roll edit controller and special effect generator
  12. Multiplexer chain for conversion of 35mm slide and 16mm movie films to video
  13. Chroma keryer for creation of visual special effects
  14. 2 E N G outdoor units
  15. 2 Graphics and animation computer with multimedia facility

User-Oriented Programmes
The departments at IIT may be approached by the industry/commercial establishments for specialized programs for specific groups of employees to keep them abreast of the latest developments in the field. Such programs are offered on the basis of a special memorandum signed between the organization and the institute. Full time 4 semesters programs are possible under this scheme.

In the past, Larsen and Toubro, the Defence Research and Development Organization, TATA Consultancy Services, Institute of Port Management etc. have benefited from specially tailored User Oriented Programs for their employees.

At present, we have User Oriented Programme with Larsen & Toubro (Construction Technology & Management), TVS Motors (Automotive Technology) & NIOT (Ocean Technology & Mgmt.). The programme with Border Road Organisation (Pavement Engineering) is yet to start.

Admission Process

Admission Tests
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a common admission test for candidates seeking admission to the B.Tech programme. It is conducted by all the seven IITsin the month of April every year. Candidates who have secured 60% (5% relaxation for SC/ST/PD) marks in aggregate in their respective board examination are eligible for the test. The JEE will be a single objective type examination which will test the comprehension and analytical abilities of students. For more details refere to the JEE brochure.
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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India Examination conducted by all the IITs and IISc to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post-graduate programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy at National level.Information relating to GATE will be available through the announcements link and the GATE Brochure.
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The Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) is a common admission test for candidates seeking admission to the MBA programme at all the IITs and IISc. However, the candidates will have to apply separately to each IIT and IISc as per their choices. The application forms and the details for each Institute are provided with the JMET booklet and brochure. The JMET is usually conducted in December every year and the results of the test are announced a month later.
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The Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) is a common admission test for candidates seeking admission to the 2-year M.Sc programme in physics, chemistry & mathematics at IITS; and a 3-year post B.Sc programme (MCA & M.Tech in Applied Geology / Applied Geophysics) at IIT Roorkee; and M.Sc. – Ph.D dual degree programme in Physics at IIT Kanpur.
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The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) is an admission test for 5 year integrated Masters of Arts (M.A) degree programme in the following disciplines: Economics, English Studies and Development Studies. Students who have passed their 12th standard examination in India can apply for admission into this programme. This unique and innovative masters programme started in 2007-08 is available only in IIT Madras.

More details are available at
For B.Tech/M.Tech Admissions, contact
The Deputy Registrar (Academic)
Phone: +91 (44) 2257 8033, 2257 8035
EMail: [email protected]

For MS/Ph.D Admissions, contact
The Deputy Registrar (Academic)
Phone: +91 (44) 2257 8033, 2257 8044
EMail: [email protected].


Indian Institute of Technology Madras
(Institutes of National Importance)

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Chennai – 600 036

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