IIT Madras, formally known as the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, was founded in 1959 as a public technical and research university. According to the Institutes of Technology Act, IIT Madras is an autonomous statutory organisation. The National Institutional Ranking Framework of the Ministry of Education has placed IIT Madras as India’s top engineering institution. It is ranked in first place with a score of 90.04 by NIRF in 2022 for the fourth time in a row.
Through its 16 departments, the Institute provides more than 100 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. These include four national and ten institute-based research centres. IIT Madras offers courses in a variety of subject areas, including engineering, science, the humanities, and management. The flagship course of the institute is the B.Tech.
The selection of candidates for various courses is based on the national-level entrance exams such as JEE Mains, IIT JAM, GATE, etc. The highest package recorded by the institute in 2022 was INR 2.14 crore.
IIT Madras Highlights
|Name||Indian Institute of Technology, Madras|
|Courses offered||UG, PG, Doctorate|
|Selection Process||Entrance Exam|
|Highest Package||INR 2.14 crore|
IIT Madras Admission 2023
Admission to most of the courses in the institute is based on the scores of candidates in the national-level entrance exam. Candidates taking the qualifying tests must receive a minimum score of 50%. A list of important dates, along with the entrance exam and cut-off for admission to IITM, is provided below.
|First Admission List Declaration||1 June 2023|
|JEE Advanced 2023 Exam||4 June 2023|
|Second Admission List Declaration||15 June 2023|
|Third Admission List Declaration||26 June 2023|
|JEE Main 2023 Counselling||19 June 2023-30 June 2023|
|Fourth Admission List Declaration||7 July 2023|
|CAT 2023 registration||Aug 2023 – September 2023|
Admission to popular courses such as B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA, etc. is based on the performance of candidates in the national-level exams. The list of entrance exams accepted by IITM is provided below.
- BE/BTech: JEE Mains/JEE Advanced
- B.Sc: Qualifier Exam/ JEE Advanced
- MTech: GATE
- MSc: IIT JAM
- MBA: CAT followed by GD and PI
JEE-Advanced total cutoff ranges from 167 to 3707 positions for the general category. The JEE-Advanced Cutoff for the General Category at IIT Madras is listed below.
|Courses||Cutoff By Rank (2022)|
|B.Tech Aerospace Engineering||3707|
|B.Tech Engineering Physics||2037|
|B.Tech Chemical Engineering||4477|
IIT Madras Ranking and Accreditations
The IITM is ranked among the most prestigious public universities in Chennai. It has been ranked number one by NIRF four times in a row in both the engineering and overall categories. It is also ranked by the QS World University Ranking 2023 (Engineering & Technology) in the 68th position.
|Accredited By||NAAC : A|
|NIRF (Overall Category)2022||1|
|QS World Universiy Rankings 2023||250|
|QS World Universiy Rankings 2023|
(Engineering and Technology)
IIT Madras Infrastrusture
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is spread over an area of 617 acres. The campus is easily accessible by city buses, just 10 km from the Chennai Airport and 12 km from the Central Railway Station. The campus includes the Central Lecture Theatre, the Open Air Theatre, an academic complex, and much more.
List of facilites provided at IITM
- Wi-Fi Campus
- Open Air Theatre
- Shuttle service
- Hospital / Medical Facilities
- Sports Fields and Complex
IIT Madras Popular Courses
The IITM offers more than 100 courses in various disciplines such as engineering, science, the humanities, and management. The top courses at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras are B.Tech. and M.Tech. The list of courses, along with the eligibility criteria, selection process, and fee, is provided below.
|Course||Eligibility||Selection process||Tuition Fee|
|B.Tech||10+2 : 75 %||JEE Main, JEE Advanced||INR 5.31 L – 10 L|
|M.Tech||10+2: 75%||GATE, JEE Main, COAP, JEE Advanced||INR 20 K – 10 L|
|B.Sc.||10+2 : 75 %||JEE Main, JEE Advanced||INR 2.21 L|
|MSc||10+2: 75%||IIT JAM, JEE Main, JEE Advanced||INR 12,0000|
|MBA||UG: 60 %||CAT||INR 9.14 L|
|BA||–||HSSE||INR 3 L|
|Master of Surgery||10+2 :60%||GATE, NEET PG||INR 10 K – 12 K|
|PhD||–||UGC NET, CAT, GATE||INR 15 K|
IIT Madras Scholarship
The institute offers merit cum means scholarships based on the performance of candidates. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will get the scholarship. Apart from this, the institute also offers free studentships, the Girish Ready Scholarship, etc. Candidates can review the list of scholarships along with the eligibility criteria in the given table.
|Institute Merit-cumMeans Scholarship||Candidates parents’ annual income not exceeding Rs. 4,50,000/- |
A 67% tuition fee exemption will be given to 25% of admitted students.
|Girish Ready Scholarship||On the basis of the highest JEE rank, Rs. 25,000 will be given per year to those candidates whose parents income is less than or equal to Rs. 5,00,000/-.|
|Dr K Vasanth Rau Scholarship||Rs. 25,000 per annum will be given to candidates based on JEE rank and parental income up to Rs. 5.50 lakhs.|
IIT Madras Placements
The institute has published the placement statistics for 2023 on its official website. There were 445 offers in Phase I. 25 of these offers had annual salaries that exceeded INR 1 crore. Reports state that IITM has received 407 pre-placement offers. The institution has a 100% placement rate for its MBA batch, with a 20 LPA median pay.
|Highest package||INR 2.14 crore( B.Tech)|
|Average package||INR 21.48 LPA|
|Top Recruiters||Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company|
IIT Madras FAQs
Ans- It is ranked in first place with a score of 90.04 by NIRF in 2022 for the fourth time in a row.
Ans- Admission to various courses at IITM is based on the score of the nation-level entrance exams such as JEE Mains, JEE Advance, GATE, etc.
Ans-The tuition fee for B.Tech. at IIT Madras is INR 5.31 L-10 L.
Ans-The popular courses offered by IITM are B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA, etc.
Ans-The highest package offered by the IITM is INR 2.14 crore in B.Tech.
Ans- The placement rate at IITM is 100% in the MBA batch in 2023.
Ans- Yes, IITM offers online degree courses.
Ans- The average package offered by the IITM in B.Tech. is INR 21.48 LPA.
Ans-No, MAT results are not accepted for admission to the MBA programme at IITM.
Ans- Yes, IITM offers merit and need-based scholarships based on the performance of candidates.