IIT Madras has maintained its 1st position in NIRF Engineering Ranking with 89.93 scores. Whereas the QS World has ranked IIT Madras at 275 out of 500 and 50th position by QS 2021 Asia Ranking.

IITM has 16 academic departments and numerous research centres that offer postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in distinct disciplines of engineering, technology and pure sciences. 

B.Tech is the flagship course of IITM and it further offers admission to various other integrated courses such as B.Tech-M.Tech, B.Sc-M.Sc and MA

At the Postgraduate level, IIT Madras offers courses like M.Sc, M.TechEMBA

Admission to the courses will be based on the marks secured in the several entrance examinations as followed:

  • B.Tech: JEE Advanced Score along with JoSSA Counselling 
  • M.Tech: GATE Score followed by Written Test and/or Interview
  • M.Sc: IIT JAM
  • MBA/EMBA: CAT, Group Discussion and Interview Round
  • PhD: GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview
  • UG Integrated Courses: JEE Advanced Score along with JoSSA
  • MA: HSEE

IITM also offers a Diploma in Programming, Data Science and B.Sc in Programming and Data Science over online mode. The application form generally takes place in the month of January and the qualifier phase starts in March every year.

IIT Madras Admission Update: The Registration date for JEE Advanced will be announced shortly and the date for JEE Advanced is June 3. Check JEE Advanced Syllabus

Also, the names of shortlisted candidates for MBA admission from DOMs is released and it can be checked by Logging in through the official website of DOMs. Check Now

IIT Madras Key Highlights:

  • IIT Madras is having a campus of 617 acres
  • IIT Madras has a fee of INR 75,116/- (1st Year Fees) and the hostel fee is INR 7500/-
  • The placement of IIT Madras has a great ROI with the highest salary offered is INR 88.82 LPA to Computer Science Engineering
  • The median salary offered is INR 24.57 LPA in CSE
  • Electrical Engineering Students has been offered the highest CTC of INR 56.17 LPA and the median CTC offered is INR 20.23 LPA
  • IITM in addition offers a wide range of facilities to the students which include Hostel Facilities, Sports, Clubs, Campus Festivals, Campus amenities and a library.

IIT Madras B.Tech Admission: IIT Madras offers admission to B.Tech for which JEE is a compulsory eligibility test followed by JoSSA. Cutoff/rank is released by the institute according to which admission takes place. 

Last year the opening and closing rank released for the most looked course, CSE was 49 and 158 respectively.

Closing and opening rank for each course offered by IITM is given below:

IIT Madras Cut Off (BTech): General Category

Specialisation

Opening Rank (Round 1)

Closing Rank (Round 6)

Aerospace Engineering

2,243

3,678

Chemical Engineering

2,076

3,636

Civil Engineering

2,457

5,727

Computer Science and Engineering

49

158

Electrical Engineering

166

844

Engineering Physics

1,166 

1,589

Mechanical Engineering

844

2,314

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

3,590

5,554

Ocean Engineering

5,124

7,929

Check: IIT Madras Admission

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 rankings are as follows: 

  • Ranked 1st in Engineering as well as Overall categories by NIRF Ranking 2020.
  • 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. 

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IIT Madras Courses, Fee and Selection Criteria

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 Selection Criteria 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.  JEE Advanced Score INR 75,116
Civil Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Ocean Engineer
Engineering Physics
Electrical Engineering
Metallurgical & Materials 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

GATE Score followed by Written Test and/or Interview INR 2,11,847
Structure Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Chemical Engineering
M.Sc Physics Bachelor’s degree in respective discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks IIT JAM 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
CAT, Group Discussion and Interview Round 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

GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview INR 19,670
Computer Science and Engineering
Applied Mechanics 
Chemical Engineering 

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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 this academic session, a total of 1,443 students have registered for placements across different streams of study. As many as 256 companies will be recruiting for 472 profiles. A total of 71 start-ups have registered for recruitment in the ongoing academic year 2020-21.

IIT Madras Placement

Source: IIT Madras Placement Report (pdf)

The following table represents the 2019-20 placement statistics:

Particular

Stats
Total No. of Companies 246
No. of Students Placed 872
Total No. of Offers Made 1015
Total No. of PPOs 170
No. of PPOs Accepted 99

Degree wise percentage of placement 

Degree wise percentage of placement 

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.