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Online BSc Programme
A completely online programme aimed at creating a trained programmer, proficient in application development, data sciences and machine learning.
The B Tech programmes at IIT Madras encourage interdisciplinary studies and caters to the changing scientific and technological needs.
The postgraduate programmes are specialized programmes aimed at engaging the students in learning, teaching and research.
IIT Madras is internationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its research; and opportunities of active research in frontier areas.
International Masters’ Program
The I2MP courses are aimed at bringing students with diverse interests to the IIT Madras campus, and provide them the benefit of the rich teaching and research environment at IITM.
IIT Madras encourages collaborations with foreign universities through student exchange programmes and visiting faculty.
Established in 1969, the Department of Aerospace Engineering stands at the forefront of fundamental and applied…
Since its inception in 1959, the Department of Applied Mechanics has grown into a full-fledged interdisciplinary…
The Department of Biotechnology was founded in 2004 with a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in…
Aiming to be a global centre of academic and research excellence in chemical engineering sciences and technology,…
The Department of Chemistry is one of the first to function after IIT Madras was founded in 1959.
Since its inception in 1959, the Department of Civil Engineering has grown into a full-fledged department with…
Computer Science & Engineering
Conceived in 1973 with the acquisition of an IBM System/370 (one of the most powerful computers in India at that …
The Department of Electrical Engineering is actively involved with research from absolute fundamentals and component…
Established in 2006, the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras is the first of its kind in India.
Humanities and Social Sciences
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is one of the oldest departments at IIT Madras.
The Department of Management Studies was established in 2004 to accommodate the popular Master in Business…
Established in 1959 along with the Institute, the Department of Mathematics has taken the responsibility of teaching…
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is the largest of its kind in the country and one of the largest in Asia.…
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is one of the oldest having been started in the same year…
Originally conceived as the Ocean Engineering Centre (OEC) in 1977, the Department of Ocean Engineering (DOE) has…
Consultancy & Innovation
The Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR) was sta...
IIT Madras Bioincubator
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Message from the Director
Greetings to all!
It is with great pleasure that I write this in the capacity of the Director of this prestigious institute. I thank all the faculty members, students, and staff of IIT Madras for their continuing efforts every day in keeping this distinguished institute of national importance at the top of the ranking scales, year after year.
The role of a campus in ensuring quality learning is of great significance and IIT Madras, which already has a world-class campus, will now ensure it is further infused with the spirit of inclusivity, by celebrating the pluralism of cultures, nationalities, and personalities in a global world. We envision our campus to reflect the ethos of innovation, entrepreneurship, and dynamism of spirit. Each IITian should foster an endless, restless quest to look for solutions to real-world problems thereby contributing to the society we live in and helping our nation truly be “atma-nirbhar” (self-reliant). I envisage the good presence of IIT Madras to be perceptibly felt far beyond the walls of our campus, wherein every corner of our country and thereby the world, is able to tangibly feel the difference we intend to make to society with our leading innovations combined with our determined efforts to make the world a better place to live in.
Industry should be able to sit up and take notice of the impact we make and we should strive to ensure that our students continue to become part of global corporations and governments alike. As is said - change should be from within the system by being part of it and not exclusive to the system itself. It is also very important to bear in mind that consistency is key to maintaining excellence. The fact that we are #1 in National ranking is indeed a time to rejoice but not to relax.
A parallel area of focus should also be the micro-issues that impact the immediate society around us. These could be at a local level, or perhaps even at a community level. We must invest time to work on those problems and come up with feasible solutions. Giving back to society we operate in is a crucial guiding principle we must all bear in mind at all times. I re-affirm my commitment which I’ve made to ensure enhanced focus on local issues of relevance.
To conclude, I once again welcome you to this great centre of learning where the world amalgamates. Let us all continue to hold the torch high of IIT Madras as we look in to the future.
Prof. V. Kamakoti
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