IIT Madras – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is a place of exposure and opportunity. IIT is the best platform to explore whatever we want. IIT is not just a college, it’s about discovering yourself, discovering what your passions are and discovering what you actually are. Most of the engineering who passed out from IIT madras do not work as engineers, they work on their passion. They will be good at communication, managing ,leading and will be a good techie too.This is not just about IIT Madras but all the IIT’s . I have chosen IIT Madras because I did my M.Tech from IIT Madras.
IIT Madras is located in the city of Chennai which is also the state capital of Tamilnadu, a southern state in India. The campus is spread over 250 hectares of lush green forest with deers and monkeys crossing the road. It is an eco-friendly place and anyone who enter the campus will get lost into the beauty of the campus.
IIT Madras is ranked first among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2019 and first overall.It is the third time in a row that IIT-M has been ranked India’s No.1 in the engineering colleges category, ahead of its older peers such as IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. It is also No.2 in the overall ranking of institutes of higher learning.
The Central Library is a 5 storey building which provide information services and access to bibliographic and full text digital and printed resources to support the scholarly and informational needs of the Institute Community.
IIT Madras is having one of the best infrastructure which is a mix of modern and traditional elements. Most of the classrooms are AC except a few.The institute has more than 100 laboratories and 23 Research Centre of Excellence. The research facilities are available to internal and external users (both from academic institutions and from industry).
There is a Student Lab at IIT Madras known as Centre for Innovation (CFI) . It started with a vision to promote informal learning and foster innovation and invention in technology, with a focus on technologies aimed at contributing positively to the environment and to the society. If you have an idea you can make it happen and walkout with the product.
Minimum Qualification for all faculty positions is Ph. D., with first class or equivalent (in terms of grades, etc.) at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch, with a very good academic record throughout. This make IIT’s different from other engineering colleges where the faculties are just M.Tech degree holders. Also the faculties work for industries as well which helps the students to get practical experience.
Great Student Facilities
The institute has large mess complex where more than 3000 people can dine together. This mess can be used by boys and girls. Special messes are available where only girls are allowed.
IIT Madras provides opportunity for students to exercise at the Institute Gymkhana or play games like Tennis, Basketball, TT or play cricket at the Chemplast Cricket Ground. You may also participate in various other sports at Manohar C Watsa Stadium or Sports Complex. There is also a well built and maintained swimming pool inside the campus.
The Open Air Theatre (OAT) is one of the most striking assets of IIT-Madras. Students, faculty and staff can watch recent movies on all Saturdays. It can seat over 7,000 people and usually plays to packed capacity.
Alumni are the back bone of any IIT Madras. They not only depict a picture about the past but light the way for the present and the future batches. , IIT Madras has produced large number of successful managers, leaders and entrepreneurs .
Alumni Committee of IIT Madras maintains a strong network of its alumni so that they always remain connected to their Alma Mater and each other. It is through these IIT Madras develops a mutually beneficial relationship between the Department and our Alumni.