The Office of Alumni Affairs (OAA) serves as the primary interface between the Institute and alumni - authorising alumni access to facilities in the campus and administering the Distinguished Alumnus Award program. It serves the alumni community by supporting networking activities, working with the IIT Madras Alumni Associations and supporting PanIIT activities.
OAA strategises and coordinates the Institute-related fundraising activities among the alumni. The office also serves the student community by facilitating mentorships with alumni and administering scholarships, awards and funds for student travel, projects, etc.
The OAA also promotes research & consultancy relationships between faculty & alumni and interactions between visiting faculty and local alumni.