IIT Madras

IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the oldest and highly reputed IITs in India. The institute was established in the year 1959 with some help from the German government. Today, it is a leading institute of national importance in higher technological education. With such popularity, every year it attracts a lot of students from all over the country.

IIT Madras is a type of a residential institute and has around 550 faculty members, 8000 students and 1250 administrative and supporting staff. In essence, IITM has established itself as a premier centre for teaching and learning in the country. This public engineering institute is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Let us explore more details about the Institute below.

IIT Madras Ranking

IIT Madras Ranking
NIRF 1 2019
NIRF 1 2018
NIRF 1 2017
Outlook India 4 2016
Edu Rand 4 2015

IIT Madras Admission Criteria

Admissions into various undergraduate courses offered at IIT Madras are given on the basis of ranks obtained in JEE exams mainly JEE Advanced. For postgraduate courses like M.Tech, M.Sc, MA, students have to first qualify in entrance exams like GATE, JAM and HSEE respectively. For PhD and research, students have an option of anytime admission mode. Candidates who have completed their U.G/P.G degree can apply for it.

IIT Madras Courses Offered

IIT Madras offers a wide range of courses for interested candidates. As per reports, the institute currently has sixteen academic departments and several advanced research centres in various disciplines. Alternatively, the courses are further organized as semester programs and all the students are evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the semester. The medium of instruction is mainly English.

IIT Madras B.Tech Courses (Duration 4 years)
Chemical Engineering (CHE) Mechanical Engineering  (ME)
Civil Engineering (CE) Naval Arch. & Ocean Engineering (NAOE)
Engineering Physics (EP) Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Electrical Engineering (EE) Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
B.Tech and M.Tech – Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Civil Engineering (CE) Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering (CHE)
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering Design (ED) Metallurgical & Materials Eng.
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Naval Architecture & Ocean Eng. (NAOE)
B.S and M.S Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Biological Sciences Physics

IIT Madras Seats Availability

The seats in IITM fill up pretty fast as many candidates apply every year. However, we have broken down the number of seats available in the different departments.

Branch Total Seats
IIT Madras B.Tech Courses (Duration 4 years)
Aerospace Engineering 45
Mechanical Engineering 75
Chemical Engineering 73
Electrical Engineering 66
Computer Science & Engineering 42
Naval Architecture  & Ocean Engineering 36
Engineering Physics 30
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 36
Civil Engineering 63
B.Tech and M.Tech – Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Chemical Engineering 18
Engineering Design 57
Biological Engineering 34
Computer Science & Engineering 14
Civil Engineering 35
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 13
Electrical Engineering 53
Aerospace Engineering 13
Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering 18
Mechanical Engineering 72
B.S and M.S Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Physics 10
Biological Sciences 35
Total 838

IIT Madras Cutoff Ranks

Previous year cutoffs for IIT Madras are given below.

IIT Madras JEE Advanced 2018 Cutoff
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IIT Madras B.Tech Courses (Duration 4 years)
Civil Engineering 2525 3748 664 1433 348 568 297 357
Chemical Engineering 1582 2655 949 1346 411 839 367 609
Electrical Engineering 216 568 67 279 89 152 57 86
Computer Science & Eng. 51 200 22 63 22 63 13 37
Mechanical Eng. 689 1333 269 581 98 302 51 103
Engineering Physics 890 1743 516 785 355 792 553 709
Metallurgical & Materials Eng 3111 4218 1667 1984 842 1121 661 676
Naval Arch. & Ocean Eng. 2612 5830 1815 2606 1072 1582 786 23P

 

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IIT Madras B.Tech Courses (Duration 4 years)
Aerospace Eng 1506 2995 1077 1368 425 770 297 357
Civil Engineering 2261 3632 791 1203 330 672 132 214
Chemical Engineering 991 2802 923 1333 577 855 363 386
Electrical Engineering 40 641 97 259 29 216 34 103
Computer Science & Eng. 26 177 23 80 38 54 18 22
Mechanical Eng. 163 1222 222 520 87 271 96 149
Engineering Physics 773 2166 638 999 533 1095 337 390
Metallurgical & Materials Eng 3395 4546 1545 1861 1059 1199 573 679
Naval Arch. & Ocean Eng. 3351 5030 1872 2236 1029 1489 409 789
B.Tech and M.Tech – Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Biological Eng. 2522 6345 2128 2658 1238 1918 806 1016
Aerospace Eng. 869 3360 728 1425 771 805 493 493
Civil Engineering 3435 4435 973 1676 556 861 246 276
Chemical Engineering 2884 3507 1321 1509 952 975 474 474
Electrical Engineering 651 1095 324 522 274 352 147 245
Computer Science & Eng. 200 265 112 128 68 76 26 26
Mechanical Eng. 1216 1839 533 793 142 512 199 293
Engineering Design 1517 4173 1085 1808 545 1590 530 737
Naval Arch. & Ocean Engineering 4715 5740 2181 2559 1546 1681 789 1020
Metallurgical & Materials Eng. 4303 4694 1845 2029 1239 1315 679 836
B.S and M.S Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Biological Sciences 3438 8849 2776 3593 638 2152 874 1089
Physics 1146 3753 1915 2679 991 991 880 929

IIT Madras Fee Structure

Institution Fees

Category Amount To Be Paid
Caution Money (One Time, Refundable) Rs. 2,000
One Time Fees Rs. 3,050
Tuition Fee (per Semester) Rs. 1,00,000
Other fees (per Semester) Rs. 2,600
Annual Fees Rs. 1,297
Total Rs. 1,08,947

Hostel Fees

For B.Tech., Dual Degree and MA Students

Details (SC/ST Category)
Without scholarship With scholarship
Hostel Admission Fee 250 250 250
Advance Dining charges 18,180 18,180 5,000
Establishment `A’ charges 6,000 6,000 6,000
Establishment ‘B’ charges 1,500 1,500 1,500
Total 25,930 25,930 12,750

For M.Tech., M.B.A., M.Sc., students and M.S and PhD Scholars

Details Hostel Fees
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July 2018

Hostel Admission Fee 250 250
Advance Dining charges 13,530 13,530
Establishment `A’ charges 5,000 6,000
Establishment ‘B’ charges 1,500 1,500
Total 20,280 21,280

IIT Madras Placements

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a popular and most reputed institute for technological education and research in India. The institute maintains a strong relationship with the industry and many companies have made this place their favourite destination for recruitment.

In 2017-2018, a total of 224 companies took part in the placement activity. There were a total number of 854 offers and 739 students were placed.

The statistical data for 2017-2018 is given below;

Course (%) Placed
B.Tech Courses 73.96 %
Dual Degree Courses 81.03 %
M.Tech 74.37 %
MA 37.50 %
M.Sc 10.00 %
M.S. 72.83 %
PhD 36.21 %

IIT Madras Top Recruiters

Top Recruiters
Oracle Google I.T.C Goldman Sachs
VISA Samsung Fin Mechanics Roland Berger
Shell KPMG Facebook Microsoft

IIT Madras Notable Figures

Apart from the placements, the students of IIT Madras have always proved their capability in various fields including research, entrepreneurship, and social work. Some notable alumni from IIT Madras are:

  1. B.Muthuraman (MD, TATA STEEL).
  2. Chandu Thekkath (MD, Microsoft Research India).
  3. Jayant Baliga (Inventor of the Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor).
  4. Anant Agarwal (Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, CEO of EdX).
  5. Subra Suresh (President of Carnegie Mellon Univ., former Director of the NSF (National Science Foundation), former Dean of Engineering at MIT).

FAQ – IIT Madras

  • How do placements happen in IIT Madras?

All students who will be graduating from the institute by the end of the academic year can register for campus placements. However, placement registration will be open only for one academic year. Registrations are usually done during the month of August. MS and PhD scholars’ placements happen throughout the year.

  • What are the top branches to study in IIT Madras?

The most coveted branches in IIT Madras is Computers, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical engineering.

  • Does IITM have exchange programs?

The Institute has a good relationship with several other educational institutes in the world. More significantly, the Institute has signed Memoranda Of Understanding (MOU) with several foreign universities and this has resulted in co-operative projects and assignments.

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