IIT Madras has established itself as a premier Institute in science and engineering education, research and industrial consultancy; both nationally and internationally. It is also known worldwide for the achievements of its alumni, who have made immense contribution to the society at large in various capacities in the fields of education, industry, research, business, entrepreneurship, and administration.
IIT Madras offers a supportive environment to its faculty and staff in all respects. The Institute has a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares in the heart of the city. The campus offers a peaceful and modern lifestyle to the faculty, staff and their families and is a great place for children to grow up with excellent schools and a stimulating environment.
The facilities and research atmosphere at IIT Madras supports its faculty in building successful teaching and research careers. The Institute has excellent infrastructure available in individual departments and centres; and has several centrally located facilities for researchers. As a faculty member you will join the community of highly motivated scholars both within your department and beyond it, with several opportunities in cross-disciplinary collaboration.
The Institute helps new faculty requiring initial startup grant in various ways – through Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (IC&SR) and the home department.
Teaching- Learning Centre of the Institute strengthens the teaching environment of the institute through several Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs).
On-campus housing is available for faculty. There are a several types of housing ranging from bungalows and apartments of various sizes; which are allocated by the Estate office based on eligibility. Net connectivity is available in the residences.
Health care facility is provided by the Institute through the hospital on campus. Resident physicians are available 24/7 and visiting specialists are available at different times in the day.
There are several facilities within the campus for faculty and their families such as Shopping Centres, Banks, Post Office, Schools, Day Care Centre, etc. The Open Air Theatre is the venue for the weekly Saturday night Film Club movie, GF & KR basketball matches and cultural events like professional shows and music concerts at Saarang and Bharat Utsav.
The Institute has a good number of sport facilities - football, tennis, basketball, hockey, skating, badminton court, swimming and a stadium matching international standards. There are exclusive tennis and basketball courts for the staff of the Institute. The Student Activities Centre houses the volleyball and the badminton courts as well as the indoor basketball court. The Gymnasium has state-of-the-art facilities.