Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Madras

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Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology – IIT  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.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 sixteen Institutes of Technology. The first of these to be instituted are 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).

IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 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 sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamilnadu, a southern state in India.

Through JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, or Architecture. Both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are awarded to candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs upon successful completion of the course curriculum. In a few of the IITs, students enrolled into the 4-year Bachelor’s program have the option to convert to B.Tech (Honors) and/or B.Tech. with Minors. The types of academic programs offered at IITs and their minimum duration are given in the next page.

However, not all programs and courses are available in all the institutes. The relevant programs and courses offered in 2018 are given in LIST of COURSES OFFERED IN 2018. The courses that will be offered in 2018 will be announced at the time of seat allocation (i.e., filling-in of choices for admission).

The programs are credit-based and thus offer the flexibility to progress at one’s own pace. A minimum level of performance is essential for satisfactory progress. The medium of instruction is English.

Degree Name                                                         Duration

B.Tech. Bachelor of Technology                         4 Years

B.S. Bachelor of Science                                      4 Years

B.Arch. Bachelor of Architecture                       5 Years

Dual Degree B.Tech.-M.Tech.

(Dual degree Bachelor of Technology

and Master of Technology )                                       5 YearsDual Degree

B.S. – M.S. Dual Degree

(Bachelor of Science and Master of Science )               5 Years

Integrated M.Tech. Integrated Master of Technology 5 Years

Integrated M.Sc. Integrated Master of Science               5 Years

Only those academic programs for which admission is based on JEE (Advanced) examination are shown here. These Institutes also have other academic programs (B.Des., M.Tech., M.Sc., M.Des., Ph.D., etc.) with different admission criteria
All Indians and foreign nationals who satisfy the eligibility criteria can appear in JEE (Advanced). The successful candidates meeting the Class XII performance criterion are eligible for admission into IITs. While allotting seats, certain policies are followed depending on candidates’ category and/or nationality.

For Other courses offered and more information visit IIT Madras at https://www.iitm.ac.in 

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