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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

College Details :

It was the third IIT established in India in 1959. It is deemed as the institute of National Importance by the Government of India under IIT Act. It was an Indo German initiative. IIT, Madras is spread across 2.5 square kilo meters of area and resides around 550 members of faculty and 8,000 postgraduate and undergraduate students.IIT Madras has world class infrastructure. It houses 18 Hostels, a hospital, shopping centre’s, food shops, a gym, a swimming pool and cricket, football, hockey, badminton stadiums for recreational activities in the institute for the students. Shastra and Sarang are the student organized tests at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Placements :

Some of the top recruiters that visit Indian Institute of Technology, Madras campus are

  • Facebook
  • Flipkart
  • Cisco
  • ITC
  • Urban Ladder
  • Hindustan Unilever

The highest package offered in the year 2015 to a student of IIT, Madraswas of $129,500 by Facebook. Several recruiters in the field of Consultancy are namely IT, Finance, Analytics, Research, Core Bio-tech, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Textile offer jobs to the students at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Some of the notable alumni of IIT Madras are :
  1. B.N. Muthuraman (Managing Director, TATA Steel)
  2. Krishna Bharat (Creator of Google News)
  3. R.Prasanna (Guitarist,Carnatic Music)

IIT Madras Courses and Fee :

IIT Madras offers more than 35 programmes at UG, PG and doctoral level. IIT Madras application form 2021 for all these courses can be filed by visit the official website of respective national/ state-level exams. Candidates seeking admission to any of these courses must appear for the respective entrance exam and qualify its cutoff. A course-wise split of IIT Madras admission process is given below:


Semester Fee

Selection Criteria

IIT Madras BTech Admission :

The selection of candidates to IIT Madras’ BTech programme is based on their JEE Advanced score.IIT Madras eligibility for BTech admission is given below:

BTech Eligibility, Specialisations & Seat Intake

Eligibility Criteria: Passed Class 12 from a recognised board with a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates)

Aerospace Engineering (63)

Computer Science and Engineering (87)

Mechanical Engineering (215)

Chemical Engineering (117)

Electrical Engineering (154)

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (68)

Civil Engineering (127)

Engineering Physics (42)

Ocean Engineering (78)

Rs 1,00,550

JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling

IIT Madras Admission : BTech-MTech

IIT Madras also offers BTech-MTech (Dual Degree) programme in full-time mode. The programme is offered for a duration of five years, comprising 10 semesters.

Eligibility: Passed Class 12 from a recognised board with a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates).

The name of specialisations along with annual seat intake are listed in the table below:

BTech-MTech (Dual Degree)


Seat Intake

Aerospace Engineering


Biological Engineering


Engineering Design


Rs 1,00,550

JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling

IIT Madras Admission : BS-MS

IIT Madras BS-MS (Dual Degree) admission is based on a candidate’s performance in JEE Advanced score. Eligible aspirants need to qualify for course and college-specific cut off rank released by JoSAA through seven rounds of counselling.

Eligibility: Passed Class 12 from a recognised board with a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates).

BS-MS (Dual Degree)


Seat Intake

Biological Sciences




Rs 1,00,550

JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling

Integrated MA

Rs 3,500


IIT Madras Admission : Online BSc

IITM offers the world’s first online BSc degree programme in Programming and Data Science. The course comprises four-week online classes, followed by a qualifier test. Those who get minimum required scores in the qualifier exam get to register for foundational-level courses. The programme is split into three levels that have to be completed strictly in sequence:

  1. Foundational Level (8 courses)
  2. Diploma Level (6 Programming courses + 6 Data Science courses)
  3. Degree Level (11 courses)

19 Dec '20 -

12 Feb '21

Qualifier-1 application form window

28 Feb '21

Qualifier-1 course start date

4 Apr '21 -

11 Apr '21

Foundation application form window

7 Aug '21

Foundation exam date

28 Feb '21 -

29 Aug '21

Qualifier-2 application form window


9 Oct '21

Qualifier-2 exam date

5 Sep '21

Qualifier-2 course start date

- Foundational-level

- Skill enhancement courses

- Remaining courses

- Rs 4,000 per course

- Rs 5,000 per course

- Rs 10,000 per course

- Regular entry: Qualifier test

- Diploma only entry: Merit-based

IIT Madras MTech Admission

The institute offers 26 M. Tech majors and three interdisciplinary majors for BE / B. Tech graduates from 13 departments. The course lasts two years and is divided into semesters. More highlights of the IIT Chennai M. Tech program are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility requirements are different for both regular and sponsored category as given below:

Regular Category

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture from educational institutions approved by the AICTE/ Government, OR
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry/ Life Sciences/ Mathematics/ Physics/ related subjects from educational institutions approved by the UGC/ government, OR
  • Degree obtained through distance education/ correspondence mode for the qualifying degree specified in first two eligibility criteria. The departments will follow suitability test/ interview procedure for screening in such cases, OR
  • Candidates yet to appear or have appeared in the final examination for the qualifying degree and whose results are likely to be declared by July 2021, OR
  • IIT BTech graduates having 8.0 and above CGPA (7.5 for SC/ST) can apply without GATE

Sponsored Category

  • Possess BE/ BTech first-class degree or a minimum of 60% aggregate in all the four years or AMIE or any other Associate membership with two years of professional experience

Below is an overview of the department-specific MTech specialisations along with its annual seat intake:




Seat Intake

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering


Department of Applied Mechanics

Computational and Experimental Mechanics


Biomedical Engineering


Department of Biotechnology

Bioprocess Engineering


Department of Civil Engineering

Building Technology and Construction Management


Environmental Engineering


Geotechnical Engineering


Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering


Structural Engineering


Transportation Engineering


Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering


Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering

Communication and Signal Processing


Power Systems and Power Electronics


Microelectronics and VLSI Design


Control and Instrumentation


RF and Photonics


Integrated Circuits and Systems


Department of Mathematics

Industrial Mathematics and Scientific Computing


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal Engineering


Mechanical Design


Manufacturing Engineering


Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Department of Ocean Engineering

Ocean Structures


Ocean Technology


Department of Physics

Functional Materials and Nanotechnology


Coordinating Department- Chemical Engineering)

Catalysis Technology


Coordinating Department- Biotechnology

Clinical Engineering


Coordinating Department- Ocean Engineering

Petroleum Engineering


In its continuing education center, the institute also offers industry professionals a networked MTech program, which is essentially user-oriented (self-paced). Candidates can participate in these courses from the workplace in the evening and provide ample opportunities for teacher-student interaction through an effective course management system. After completing each course in course, a certificate will be issued and an MTech degree will be awarded after completing the required credits. The program can be used in the following specialties:

Web-enabled MTech



Mechanical Engineering

- Automotive Technology

- Mechanical Design

Electrical Engineering

- Communication Systems and Signal Processing

- Integrated Circuits and Systems

- Multimedia Signal Processing

- Microelectronics

Computer Science & Engineering

Information Security

Rs 13,300

GATE and COAP Counselling

IIT Madras Admission : MBA

IIT Madras MBA admission is based on CAT score, followed by candidate’s performance in PI round. IIT graduates who have obtained a CGPA of 8 or above are exempted from CAT score. Every year, IIT Madras releases the shortlisting criteria and also institute-specific qualifying cut off based on which it accepts the admission of eligible applicants. The final admission is granted on the basis of CAT score, past academic record, work experience, performance in PI round, academic diversity, gender diversity and other achievements.

The duration of programme is two years, spread across seven quarters. The eligibility criteria for IIT Madras MBA admission is tabulated below:

MBA Eligibility Criteria & Specialisations

- Regular category: Possess a graduation degree in any stream from a recognised institute/ university with first-class or a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates),

- Sponsored category: Possess a graduation degree with first-class or 60% aggregate along with two years of valid work experience from the sponsoring organisation

- Defense personnel: Possess a graduation degree in any stream with a minimum of 55% aggregate


Integrative Management

Human Resource & Organizational Behaviour


Information Systems


Rs 1,66,500


IIT Madras Admission : EMBA

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a 24-months degree programme, designed for weekend learning for working professionals. IIT Madras EMBA admission is based on application data, video case study test and PI round ( conducted in virtual mode).

A few seats are available for company-sponsored candidates. Required to produce sponsorship letters in the prescribed format from their respective employers. The eligibility and specialisation details for the programme are as follows:

EMBA Eligibility Criteria & Specialisations
Eligibility Criteria: Possess a bachelor’s degree in any stream with first-class or a minimum of 60% aggregate and a work experience of three years or above


Information Systems

Human Resource & Organizational Behaviour


Integrative Management


Rs 13,00,000

Video case study test and PI round

IIT Madras MSc Admission

At the PG level, IIT Madras offers MSc programme across three specialisations. The duration of programme three years, spread in a semester pattern. Candidates, need to appear for an all-India-level online entrance exam, namely IIT JAM for admission. Further, the shortlisted candidates are allotted seats based on three rounds and two special rounds of CCMN Counselling. The table below enlists the eligibility criteria required for IIT Madras admission to MSc programme:



Eligibility Criteria

- Chemistry

- Mathematics

- Physics

Possess a bachelor’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 55% aggregate

In addition to all the PG courses mentioned above, IIT Madras also offers a Quality Improvement Program (QIP) sponsored by AICTE. This is a 24-month program designed to improve the experience of faculty and staff from degree-level engineering institutions approved by AICTE.

Rs 32,147

IIT JAM and CCMN Counselling


Rs 11,000

UGC NET / CSIR NET / JRF, written test and PI round

MS by Research

Rs 11,000

GATE, written test and PI round