IIT Madras


The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is known both nationally and internationally for excellence in technical education, basic and applied research, innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy. A faculty of international repute, a highly motivated and brilliant student community, excellent technical and supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. The Institute is proud to bear the laureate of being No.1 engineering university in India. More recently, IIT Madras has been given the title of Institute of Eminence.

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 were 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).

A globally recognised Institute
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. 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.

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.

IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for four consecutive years as well as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the NIRF Rankings of 2019 put out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Insti Lingo
Any visitor to IIT Madras who spends a few minutes in the campus will find themselves in the midst of conversations that are happening in a different tongue. This is our very own Insti lingo – the IIT Madras lingo – which include words that extend beyond the realm of the bulkiest Oxford Dictionaries or the most exhaustive Websters.

Over the years, our students have developed their own indigenous vocabulary that symbolises the two traits of an IITian that distinguish him from the average guy next door—creativity and brevity. Simple phrases , such as “I crashed da...”, “Psued da.. ” or “Don’t put psued macha!”, will eventually come to make sense to a resident, who will marvel at the ingenuity of the lingo as they come to terms with it.


IIT Madras has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country, through the 16 academic departments and several advanced research centres in various disciplines. The core curriculum of the Institute provides its students with a common and challenging academic foundation before they begin courses that are specific to their fields of study. The curriculum and teaching at IIT Madras engages the minds of its students and encourages them to apply technical knowledge, think creatively, evaluate critically in addition to inculcating a sense of leadership and enterprise.


The IIT Madras highest package during 2022 placements was INR 2.14 crore per annum and was offered to BTech/ DD/ IDDD students.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras today started its placements for 2022-23 academic year. A total of 25 students have received packages of more than Rs 1 crore this year. A total of 445 students were placed at the end of session 1.1 on day one of the placements.

IIT-Madras institute has recorded the highest ever pre-placement offers this year, which is nearly 10 per cent higher than last year’s figure of 407.

This year, the top companies that offered majority of the offers to IIT-Madras students were: Texas Instruments (14 offers), Bajaj Auto Ltd. & Chetak Tech. Ltd. (10 offers), Qualcomm (8 offers), J P Morgan Chase & Co (9 offers), Proctor & Gamble (7 offers), Morgan Stanley (6 offers), Graviton (6 offers), McKinsey & Company (5 offers) and Cohesity (5 offers).

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Tuition fee is waived off for SC/ST/PwD category students and for UR/EWS/OB-NCL category students with income limit less than 1 lakh rupees per annum.

The other economically backward students with family income between 1 lakh rupees to 5 lakhs per annum will get remission of two-third of the tuition fee.


For an IIT aspirant, after a long journey of hard work and dedication towards a prime goal, and a plethora of ups and downs throughout the journey of success, IIT Guwahati is a worthwhile destination by all means. The Institute is an experience in itself and it is happy to welcome the best minds from the crowd of million to the world of dreams, where success meets passion and hard work.

Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahati (IITG), born in the year of 1994, issituated in the lap of the seven sisters,amidst mesmerizingmountains and theshore of mighty Brahmaputra. Theinstitution was started with a solepurpose to serve the best minds of thecountry, and taking the responsibility ofstretching their limits in scientific,mental, physical and social domains.

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati's campus is on a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 kms. from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and lakes on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning.IITGuwahati is counted amongst one of the most beautiful and scenic campuses in India. Moreover, the perfect blend of natural beauty and splendid architecture makes this institute all the more stunning.

Campus life
IIT Guwahati is a part of the elite group of the ‘old IITs’ that are believed to be more reputed than the new ones. IIT Guwahati campus life offers a colourful variety of opportunities to students. To interact with each other, the campus community is very open to ideas and sharing. Student diversity is one of the very important assets of its campus life. The beauty of IIT Guwahati campus is breath-taking, given its location in the lap of nature. A long walk through the beautiful woods and rolling mountains can be a panacea for any stress. Unlike most old IITs which are female-starved, IIT Guwahati has a better student gender ratio.

Campus Infrastructure
The 74,000 square metre Academic Complex houses the academic departments, centres, their laboratories, classrooms, etc. A spacious Administrative Building accommodates the offices of the Institute. The Computer and Communication Centre houses a modern Computer Centre and Central Library. A lecture hall complex with four lecture halls, each capable of seating 250 scholars and an auditorium of 1500 capacitywith state of the art sound system,a smaller mini-auditorium and a conference complex having four conference halls provide space for teaching and holding various events/programmes.

Classes are held in the lecture theatres or in smaller classrooms distributed around the academic complex. Instructional laboratories are available in the individual departments. A large six-storied classroom complex, a research building with all modern amenities has provide best facilities for their classroom lectures as well as research.

The LakshminathBezbaroa Central Library, one of the important central facilities of the Institute, is a window to the world of latest information in sciences, engineering, technology, humanities & social sciences. Being a major central service point, it provides all necessary supports for teaching, learning, research activities of the Institute by creating state-of-the-art facilities and offering innovative services to the academic community.

The Computer & Communication Center remains open almost round the clock and the students visit the Center for their computing tasks. Most of the departments conduct their computer programming practical in the Center for the first year Btech students. Other facilities include a campus wide network on a Gigabit Ethernet backbone with access points in every hostel room, an internal EPABX, high capacity internet connections (including access from residences).

The Sports Complex comprising of an indoor sports stadium with synthetic badminton, table tennis and squash courts, gymnasium and the Students Gymkhana office, an 8 lane 50 m long swimming pool and flood-lit playing fields for all major outdoor games provide ample scope of recreation for the campus residents.

Two well facilitated Guest Houses, ample faculty and staff quarters, married students’ flat-lets, eleven men’s and two women’s hostels with single occupancy rooms make the residential component of the infrastructure. The Institute also has a hospital with 30 beds, a commercial complex with a restaurant and several shops, a food court with various food stalls and multi-cuisines, three community halls and many cafeterias. Two Activity Centre give exposure to students’ extra-curricular activities vide various clubs and hobby groups.

Boarding and Lodging :
There are eleven boys’ hoste ls and two girls’ hostels for accommodating students with their own individual rooms. The accommodation is single-seater. These hostels are equipped with all modern amenities. Each of these hostels has its own mess, canteen, stationary shop, juice center, pantry, indoor games facilities, gymnasium, music rooms, library, TV room, laundry room among many other facilities with uninterrupted power supply. High speed LAN connections are provided in every room. Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball and football are also there. All the students of the Institute have been provided with hostel rooms in the campus.

The Institute also has two large Guest Houses for accommodating visitors. Parents of students who want to visit the campus can request accommodation in the Institute Guest Houses during their visit subject to availability of rooms. In addition, there are a large number of apartments, for married students. Residential quarters are also provided in campus for all faculty and staff. This helps to promote strong linkages and healthy interaction between students, staff and faculty in the social, cultural and educational events organized on campus.