Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) stands as an epitome of excellence, forging a legacy of brilliance in the realm of technical education and research. Nestled in the vibrant city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, this distinguished institution has continuously pushed the boundaries of innovation and transformed the lives of countless students. The Institute was established in the 1950.

At IIT Madras, education is not limited to the confines of textbooks; it is an immersive journey that fuels the pursuit of knowledge and the spirit of exploration. The institute’s illustrious faculty, comprising visionaries, scholars, and industry stalwarts, imparts wisdom and expertise, igniting a passion for learning and inspiring students to dream big.

Within the sprawling campus, a hub of intellectual fervor awaits. State-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge laboratories, and research centers provide the perfect ecosystem for students to unravel the mysteries of science and technology. The campus pulsates with an energy that nurtures innovation, creating an atmosphere where ideas take flight, and dreams transform into reality.

IIT Madras embraces the philosophy that true education encompasses both academic rigor and holistic development. The institute thrives on a rich tapestry of extracurricular activities, cultural festivals, and technical events that ignite the imagination and kindle the fire of creativity. Students explore uncharted territories, delve into the depths of their passions, and unlock their full potential, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Unleashing the power of research, IIT Madras stands at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries and technological advancements. From pioneering studies in artificial intelligence and renewable energy to advancements in healthcare and materials science, the institute’s research endeavors have the potential to shape the future and revolutionize industries. Here, students collaborate with renowned researchers, pushing the boundaries of innovation and contributing to the global body of knowledge.


Name of the institutionIndian Institute of Technology Madras
AbbreviationsIIT, Madras
Year of Establishment 1950
Approved By All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 
Campus Area617 Acres
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Discipline Offered Engineering, Sciences
Contact DetailsAddress-IIT P.O., Chennai 600 036India
Email ID:

Facilities and Infrastructure

IIT Madras takes pride in offering a world-class infrastructure and an array of modern facilities that enhance the learning experience and foster an environment of innovation. The institute’s commitment to providing a conducive and enriching academic environment is reflected in its state-of-the-art facilities and well-designed infrastructure.

  • Academic Buildings: IIT Madras boasts spacious and technologically advanced academic buildings that house lecture halls, classrooms, and tutorial rooms. These facilities are equipped with audio-visual aids and modern teaching tools, facilitating effective learning and interaction between faculty and students.
  • Laboratories and Research Centers: The institute is equipped with cutting-edge laboratories and research centers that cater to diverse disciplines. These facilities provide students and researchers with the necessary infrastructure and resources to conduct experiments, analyze data, and push the boundaries of scientific inquiry.
  • Library: The IIT Madras library is a treasure trove of knowledge, offering an extensive collection of books, journals, research papers, and digital resources. With its vast collection, digital access, and serene study spaces, the library serves as a hub for academic research and intellectual growth.
  • Computer Facilities: IIT Madras recognizes the importance of technology in education and research. The institute provides advanced computer facilities with high-speed internet connectivity, allowing students and faculty to access online resources, collaborate on projects, and engage in cutting-edge research.
  • Hostels: The institute provides comfortable and well-maintained hostels for students, ensuring a secure and homely environment. The hostels are equipped with amenities such as study areas, recreation rooms, mess facilities, and Wi-Fi connectivity, catering to the needs of the residents.
  • Sports and Recreation: IIT Madras encourages a healthy and balanced lifestyle, offering excellent sports and recreational facilities. The campus features sports complexes, playgrounds, gymnasiums, and courts for various indoor and outdoor sports, providing opportunities for students to engage in physical activities and develop their sporting prowess.
  • Auditoriums and Seminar Halls: The institute has spacious auditoriums and seminar halls equipped with modern audio-visual equipment, facilitating conferences, seminars, workshops, and cultural events. These venues serve as platforms for intellectual discussions, academic gatherings, and artistic performances.
  • Medical Facilities: The health and well-being of students and staff are of utmost importance at IIT Madras. The institute has a dedicated health center equipped with medical facilities and staff to provide primary healthcare services to the campus community.
  • Cafeterias and Food Courts: IIT Madras offers a range of dining options through its cafeterias and food courts. These facilities cater to diverse culinary preferences, providing students and staff with nutritious meals, snacks, and beverages.
  • Transportation: The campus is well-connected with an efficient transportation system, ensuring easy accessibility for students and staff. The institute provides shuttle services within the campus and has good connectivity to the city’s public transport networks.


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science and Technology
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Physics

Academic Programmes 

Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech Courses) 

CoursesDuration of years Seat Intake 
Aerospace Engineering4 Years63
Chemical Engineering4 Years117
Civil Engineering4 Years127
Computer Science & Engineering4 Years97
Electrical Engineering4 Years154
Electrical Physics42
Mechanical Engineering 4 Years215
Metallurgy and Materials engineering 4 Years68
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering4 Years78

Postgraduate Programmes (M. Tech Course)

CoursesDuration of years Seat Intake 
Aerospace Engineering2 Years10
Applied Mechanics 2 Years
Biotechnology 2 Years43
Civil Engineering2 Years
Chemical Engineering 2 Years
Mathematics2 Years
Electrical Engineering 2 Years
Mechanical Engineering2 Years
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering2 Years
Ocean Engineering 2 Years
Physics 2 Years

Fees Structure

Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech Courses) 

Aerospace EngineeringRs. 32, 400/-
Chemical EngineeringRs. 32, 400/-
Civil EngineeringRs. 32, 400/-
Computer Science & EngineeringRs. 32, 400/-
Electrical EngineeringRs. 32, 400/-
Electrical PhysicsRs. 32, 400/-
Mechanical Engineering Rs. 32, 400/-
Metallurgy and Materials engineering Rs. 32, 400/-
Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringRs. 32, 400/-

Post-graduate Programmes (M. Tech Courses)

CoursesRs. 31,500/-
Aerospace EngineeringRs. 31,500/-
Applied Mechanics Rs. 31,500/-
Biotechnology Rs. 31,500/-
Civil EngineeringRs. 31,500/-
Chemical Engineering Rs. 31,500/-
MathematicsRs. 31,500/-
Electrical Engineering Rs. 31,500/-
Mechanical EngineeringRs. 31,500/-
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringRs. 31,500/-
Ocean Engineering Rs. 31,500/-
Physics Rs. 31,500/-

Research and Innovation, IIT Madras

Aspects Details
Artificial IntelligenceResearchers in this field focus on developing advanced algorithms and systems for various applications such as natural language processing, computer vision, machine learning, and robotics. They explore areas like deep learning, reinforcement learning, and neural networks to create intelligent systems that can perform complex tasks.
NanotechnologyThis research area involves the study of materials at the nanoscale level. Researchers at IIT Madras investigate the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their applications in diverse fields, including electronics, energy storage, sensors, and biomedical engineering. They explore novel properties and functionalities exhibited by nanomaterials for technological advancements.
Renewable EnergyThis field focuses on finding sustainable energy solutions to address the increasing global energy demand. Researchers at IIT Madras work on various aspects of renewable energy, including solar, wind, biomass, and hydroelectric power. They develop efficient energy conversion and storage devices, explore new materials for solar cells, and optimize energy systems for maximum efficiency
RoboticsThe robotics research at IIT Madras involves the design and development of intelligent robots and autonomous systems. Researchers explore areas such as motion planning, perception, control systems, and human-robot interaction. Their work extends to applications like industrial automation, healthcare, agriculture, and disaster response.
BiotechnologyThis research area involves the application of biological knowledge to develop innovative solutions for various sectors. Researchers at IIT Madras work on genetic engineering, bioinformatics, drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, and biomaterials. They aim to develop technologies that improve healthcare, agriculture, and environmental sustainability.
Materials ScienceResearchers in this field study the properties and behavior of materials to discover new materials with unique properties. They investigate the synthesis, characterization, and manipulation of materials for applications in electronics, energy, catalysis, and healthcare. The research includes materials like polymers, composites, semiconductors, and biomaterials.
Data ScienceThe field focuses on extracting insights and knowledge from large and complex datasets. Researchers at IIT Madras develop algorithms, statistical models, and computational methods for data analysis, data mining, and machine learning. They apply data science techniques to various domains such as finance, healthcare, social networks, and smart cities.
Sustainable InfrastructureResearchers in this area work on designing and developing infrastructure systems that are environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and resilient to climate change. They explore sustainable construction materials, energy-efficient building designs, smart grids, and transportation systems. The research aims to create sustainable urban environments and infrastructure networks.
Healthcare TechnologyThis research area involves developing innovative technologies and devices for healthcare applications. Researchers at IIT Madras work on medical imaging, biosensors, telemedicine, prosthetics, and assistive devices. They aim to improve healthcare delivery, diagnostics, and treatment outcomes through technological advancements.
Environmental ScienceResearchers in this field study the impact of human activities on the environment and work towards sustainable solutions. They investigate issues such as air and water pollution, waste management, climate change, and biodiversity conservation. The research aims to develop strategies for environmental protection and sustainable resource management.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility CriteriaDescription
Qualifying ExamMust have passed the Class 12th or equivalent examination
Academic RequirementsMust have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects
Minimum PercentageGeneral category candidates must have scored at least 75% aggregate marksSC, ST, and PwD category candidates must have scored at least 65% aggregate marks
Age LimitMust be born on or after October 1, 1998, for the academic year
Entrance ExamMust have qualified in the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main and AdvancedJEE Main: Must meet the minimum cutoff score decided by IIT MadrasJEE Advanced: Must be among the top rankers based on the cutoff ranks
JoSAA CounsellingMust participate in the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) CounsellingProcess for seat allocation in IITs

JEE Main Cut-Off 2023


JEE Advanced Cut-off 2023

CategoryMinimum Marks in Each SubjectMinimum Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)555
OBC-NCL rank list550
General EWS rank list550
SC rank list328
ST rank list328
Common PwD rank list328
OBC-NCL PwD rank list328
General-NCL PwD rank list328
SC PwD rank list328
ST PwD rank list328
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists114

Indian Institute of Technology Madras JoSAA Cut-off 2022 (Round 6)

Biological Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Biological Science (4 Years, Bachelor of Science)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank
AIOPEN (PwD)150128P

Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Counselling Process

The counselling process for Engineering Colleges in India is conducted by two major authorities: the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) which is conducted by one of the IITs and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) conducted by any of the NITs.

These processes are aimed at providing a fair and transparent system for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate engineering programs in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

Candidates admitted to Josaa Counselling for engineering colleges across India have the option to register for CSAB counselling in case of remaining vacant seats, ensuring additional opportunities for securing admission to esteemed engineering institutions. Here’s an overview of the counselling process conducted by JoSAA :

Josaa Counseling Process

Detailed steps for the JoSAA Counselling are as follows; 

Step 1 Registration: 

In order to participate in JoSAA Counselling Process, eligible candidate should register themselves on the JoSAA Couselling website with following credentials

  • JEE (Main) Application Number and password for candidates who have appeared in JEE (Main).
  • JEE (Main) Application Number and password for candidates eligible through “one-time measure” and did not appear in JEE (Main).
  • JEE (Advanced) login-id and password for foreign nationals who did not appear in JEE (Main).

After logging in with the provided credentials, candidates are asked to fill out personal and academic information such as name, age, gender, qualification, and other specifics.

After filling out the necessary information, candidates can proceed to the choice-filling process.

Step 2 Choice Filling

  • Candidates should carefully order the academic programs when filling out the choices, keeping in mind that only those choices would be used to determine seat allocation.
  • Candidates are given a 10-day window to fill in their choices which include 2 mock seat allocations. This 10-day window will NOT be extended under any circumstances.
  • Candidates have 10 days to make their selections, which includes 2 mock seat allocations. This 10-day period will NOT be prolonged in any way.
  • Candidates must prioritize their choices in order of preferred courses/institutes, choosing only those academic programs from the choices that they are willing to enroll in.

Step 3 Choice Locking 

  • Candidates must “lock” their choices on or before the final day of choice filling after selecting their preferred colleges and academic programs.
  • If candidates don’t lock their choices, the most recent choices saved will be locked automatically when the selection deadline arrives.
  • The choices made by a candidate cannot be changed once they have been locked.  before the choice-filling deadline, candidates may edit their selections by first submitting a request to unlock in the online JoSAA portal. The registered mobile and email will receive an OTP that can be used to verify the unlock request. The candidate’s options will become available after being verified.

Steps 4  Seat Allotment and Seat Acceptance:

  • The candidate is responsible for logging into the JoSAA portal and verifying whether a seat has been assigned in a specific round of seat allocation.
  • If the candidate is given a seat, they must complete “Online Reporting” before the last date or time allotted for the given round—the round in which the seat is allocated—in order to accept the seat.
  • Once all of the documents have been verified, the assigned seat will either be confirmed or canceled. To accept a seat that has been allotted to them, a candidate must download the “Initial Seat Allotment Intimation Slip” and follow the instructions.

Step A Accept the Seat:  The candidate must accept the seat offered and choose one of the following options for the academic program for the next round: “Freeze,” “Slide,” or “Float”

Step B Upload the documents: The candidate must upload each of the necessary documents  listed on the JoSAA Portal.

Step C : Pay the Seat Acceptance Fee:

  • To be eligible for a seat in the IITs or NIT+ system, a candidate MUST pay the seat acceptance fee and complete the entire JoSAA process.
  • If the candidate does not pay the seat acceptance fee, the documents they have uploaded cannot be verified. The admission fee is distinct from the seat acceptance fee and varies by institute and candidate category.

Step 5: Document Verification: 

Students must get their documentation verified in this step in accordance with the schedule. Verification of the documents will be done online. Students won’t be permitted to report to the designated location for final admission until all of their documentation has been verified.

Step 6: Reporting the college:

The final step is for applicants to report at the designated institute to pay the balance due as well as complete any remaining admissions requirements.

 Options on Seats Allotted in JoSAA Counselling

Floating: Candidates must choose this option if they want to accept the assigned seat but are also open to advancement and admission to more desirable institutions or programs.

Freezing: If a candidate is content with the seat they have been assigned and does not want to take part in any additional rounds of counseling, they must Freezing this option.

Sliding: Candidates who select the sliding option will be notified of their allotment but will also be eligible to enroll in a higher-level preferred course at the same institution.

JoSAA Counselling Fees

Before accepting the seats allotted by JoSAA Counseling, candidates must pay a Partial Admission Fee (PAF). The details for PAF for various categories are given below;

Categories(PAF) details
GEN/OBC-NCL/GEN-EWS Category₹40,000/
SC/ST/PwD Category₹20,000/

Payment method 

  •  After logging in, the JoSAA portal offers UPI, Net Banking, debit card, and credit card services.
  •  State Bank of India e-challan downloaded from the JoSAA portal upon login. 

Documents Required

  • Provisional JoSAA seat allotment letter 2023
  • Three passport-size photographs similar to one uploaded in JEE Main 2023 application form
  • Candidate Undertaking
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment by e-challan or Internet Banking through SBI
  • JEE Main Score Card 2023
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2023
  • Class 10th Standard Mark Sheet or Date of Birth Proof
  • Class 12 (or equivalent) Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate
  • Valid photo Identity Card
  • Medical Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI Certificate or PIO Card (if applicable)
  • Registration and Filled Choices for Seat Allotment

Placement and Alumni Network 


IIT Madras boasts an impressive placement record, attracting top-tier companies from diverse sectors. The institute’s placement cell acts as a bridge between students and the corporate world, facilitating smooth recruitment processes. Rigorous academics, research opportunities, and skill development initiatives contribute to the high percentage of students securing job offers. Career guidance and training sessions enhance students’ employability and interview skills, ensuring their success in the competitive job market.

Alumni Network:

IIT Madras has a vast and influential alumni network. Alumni, holding key positions globally, provide valuable guidance and support to current students. They serve as mentors, share industry insights, and organize networking events. Alumni also contribute back to the institute through internships, research collaborations, and philanthropic support. The network fosters collaboration, entrepreneurship, and social impact, offering a platform for knowledge exchange and business opportunities.

Contact Details 

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • Address– IIT P.O., Chennai 600 036, India
  • Email ID:
  • Website-

Engineering Predictors

Engineering predictors refer to tools that use historical data and algorithms to estimate a student’s rank or chances of admission in engineering entrance exams like JEE Main or JEE Advanced, or to predict their likelihood of getting into specific engineering colleges based on their exam performance and other relevant factors.

We offer a range of valuable predictors to guide students through this crucial journey. Here are some of the Predictor that we provide,

  • JEE Main Rank Predictor
  • JEE Advanced Rank Predictor
  • JEE Main College Predictor
  • JEE Advanced College Predictor

Engineering Admission Consultant 

As a JoSAA Counselling Expert, we offer specialized guidance and support for engineering admissions through the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Counselling process. Our team of knowledgeable Engineering Admission Consultants is well-versed in Josaa and CSAB counselling process, and we are dedicated to helping students achieve their dream of pursuing a successful engineering career.

With our expertise, we provide personalized assistance at every step of the admission process. Whether it’s college selection, application support, or understanding the JoSAA Counselling procedure, we are here to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for aspiring engineers. Our Engineering Admission Consultant, also guide students for state level counseling.

Josaa Expert Counselling 

Our expert counselling services cover JoSAA Counselling, CSAB Counselling, admission to top private engineering colleges, state-level counselling, and NRI counselling. Whether you aim for prestigious institutions like IITs and NITs or seek admissions in private colleges or state government engineering institutes, we are here to assist you at every step. Our experienced counsellors provide personalized guidance, ensuring you make informed decisions throughout the admission process. Here’re some of the details about JoSAA Expert Counsellings we offered;

  • Josaa Counselling
  • CSAB Counselling
  • Top-Private Engineering College
  • State Level Counselling
  • Direct Admission Through Management Quota

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What makes IIT Madras stand out among other educational institutions?

A. IIT Madras stands out due to its exceptional blend of academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and a vibrant campus life. It consistently ranks among the top institutes in India and offers a transformative educational experience that prepares students to excel in their chosen fields.

Q. How does IIT Madras foster innovation and entrepreneurship?

A. IIT Madras is a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. The institute nurtures an entrepreneurial ecosystem through dedicated incubation centers, mentorship programs, and industry collaborations. It empowers students to transform their ideas into successful ventures and provides the necessary resources and support to navigate the startup landscape.

Q. What role does research play at IIT Madras?

A. Research is the driving force at IIT Madras. The institute is at the forefront of groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines. From developing cutting-edge technologies to addressing pressing societal challenges, IIT Madras researchers are making significant contributions that impact industries, communities, and the world at large.

Q. How does IIT Madras prepare students for successful careers?

A. IIT Madras not only imparts rigorous academic training but also focuses on holistic development. The institute’s curriculum is designed to cultivate critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a strong foundation in technical knowledge. Additionally, the placement cell’s proactive efforts, strong industry connections, and extensive alumni network ensure excellent career opportunities for students.

Q. What sets IIT Madras alumni apart?

A. IIT Madras alumni are trailblazers, leaving an indelible mark in various fields worldwide. They occupy influential positions in leading organizations, drive innovation, and contribute to society. The institute’s alumni network fosters a strong sense of community, providing valuable mentorship, networking opportunities, and lifelong connections.

Q. How does IIT Madras promote a vibrant campus life?

A. At IIT Madras, learning extends beyond the classrooms. The institute offers a dynamic campus life enriched with a plethora of extracurricular activities, clubs, and events. Students engage in cultural, technical, sports, and entrepreneurial activities, fostering personal growth, leadership skills, and a well-rounded development.

Q. Does IIT Madras have a global outlook?

A. IIT Madras maintains a global outlook through collaborations with renowned international institutions and universities. These partnerships facilitate student and faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and exposure to diverse perspectives. Students at IIT Madras benefit from a multicultural learning environment, preparing them to thrive in a globalized world.

Q. How does IIT Madras contribute to societal impact?

A. IIT Madras is committed to addressing societal challenges through its research and initiatives. From sustainable development to healthcare advancements and rural empowerment, the institute’s students and faculty actively engage in projects that positively impact communities, making a tangible difference in society.

Q. What opportunities does IIT Madras offer for personal and professional growth?

A. IIT Madras provides a nurturing environment that encourages personal and professional growth. Students have access to world-class facilities, research opportunities, internships, and industry collaborations. The institute also offers a range of leadership programs, entrepreneurship initiatives, and career guidance to enhance students’ skills and maximize their potential.

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