Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai  Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 ESTD 1959
 Public College
 NIRF Ranking - 1
  AICTE Approved

Indian Institute of Technology , Chennai

Nupur Yadav

Latest Updates:  IIT Madras Admission 2023 are currently underway. Candidates seeking admission to the institute’s flagship BTech program can apply using their JEE Advanced score. Registration for JEE Advanced is open and the application deadline is May 07, 2023. As for MA and MTech programs, admissions via GATE are open, and the first round of offers will be released on May 20, 2023. For those interested in pursuing an IIT Madras BSc Data Science & Application, registration is currently open, and the deadline to apply is May 10, 2023. Additionally, IIT JAM Counseling admission list for Msc programs is expected to be announced on June 01, 2023.

About the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras): It is an engineering and technology school in Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India. Recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India, it is regarded as one of the finest engineering institutions in India. Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the German Government, IIT Madras is third among currently sixteen Indian Institutes of Technology (including 6 new IITs started in 2008 and 2 more in 2009) established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology.

Spread across 2.5 sq. km (630 acres) IIT Madras campus which was formerly a part of the Guindy National Park, The campus has a protected forest being home to many wildlife animals such as chital, black buck etc. The institute has nearly 550 faculties, 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff, administered by IIT council an apex body formed to keep an eye into the working of all the IITs present in the country.

IIT Madras boasts 16 departments, 14 research centers, and a Continuing Education Programs Centre (CEP). These entities collectively provide a diverse array of 121 courses encompassing Engineering, Science, Humanities, and Management. The institute has established Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with numerous foreign universities, facilitating enriching student exchange programs. Under these agreements, students pursuing Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG), and Dual Degree programs spend a semester abroad, gaining invaluable exposure. Furthermore, IIT Madras collaborates with 17 foreign universities for Joint Doctoral Programs (JDPs), and offers an AICTE-sponsored Quality Improvement Program (QIP).

The required rank for the IIT Madras BTech program falls within the range of 85 to 4000. The annual fee for this program amounts to INR 2.05 Lacs.

IIT Madras Online Degree represents India’s pioneering venture into online education in Data Science and Programming. Admission to this program hinges on the performance in a Qualifier exam, requiring candidates to achieve a minimum aggregate score of 50%. The fees for the online degree program range from INR 50k to 1 Lac.

Additionally, IIT Madras Placement cell maintains robust connections with various industries. The 2023 placement drive is currently in progress, with 1722 students participating in the process. As of now, 445 offers have been extended, including 25 offers with packages exceeding INR 1 Crore Per Annum (CPA). Notably, 15 international offers have been made. A total of 331 companies have registered, and students have received 407 Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs). For further information, you can explore whether engineering design students at IIT Madras secure lucrative packages.

More About IIT Madras

The idea of establishing IIT Madras originated in 1956 when the Indian government decided to set up technical institutes in the country. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, was invited to provide technical assistance in setting up IIT Madras. The institute was formally inaugurated on July 31, 1959, by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the then-Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs.

IIT Madras Important Dates

The table below mentions the IIT Madras Important dates :

B.Tech Events


JEE Advanced 2023 registration start dateApril 30, 2023
JEE Advanced 2023 registration last dateMay 7, 2023
Availability of JEE Advanced 2023 admit cardMay 29 - June 4, 2023
JEE Advanced 2023 Exam DateJune 4, 2023
JEE Advanced 2023 ResultJune 18, 2023

IIT Madras Courses

IIT Madras provides a wide range of courses across undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees, offering over 100 programs in fields such as Engineering, Sciences, Humanities, and Management. Admissions to these programs are based on national-level exam scores such as JEE Advanced, GATE, and IIT JAM.  Admissions at IIT Madras for courses like B.Tech is on the basis of JEE Advanced, the M.Tech course is on the basis of GATE, the M.Sc course is on the basis of IIT-JAM, M.A course is on the basis of HSEE, Pd.D course on the basis of GATE, CSIR-NET or UGC-NET. 

Here is a summary of the programs with their corresponding eligibility requirements:



IIT Madras Fees/year

B.TechThe applicant must have passed 10+2 in the PCM stream with a minimum of 50% marks.
Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced + JoSAA Counselling
INR 2,04,650
M.TechGraduation in a relevant subject (B.E./ B.Tech) with at least 6.5 CGPA (on 10 point scale) or 60% marks from a recognized institute
Selection Criteria: GATE Score + COAP Counselling followed by Written Test and/or Interview
INR 2,11,847
B.Tech+M.Tech (Dual Degree)Class 12 with 60% aggregate marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD)
Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling

INR 75,116


M.ScBachelor’s degree in respective discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks
Selection Criteria: IIT JAM 
INR 17,670
MBABachelor’s degree in Engineering /Technology/ Architecture /Pharmacy / B.Sc. Agri. Engg. (Minimum 4 year after 10+2) with at least 60% marks
Master’s degree in any branch of Chemistry/ Computer Application, Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Environmental Science or Computational/ Information Sciences/ Electronics Sciences/ Agriculture/ Economics/ Commerce with minimum 60% marks
Selection Criteria: CAT, Group Discussion and Interview Round
INR 6,00,000 
Ph.DM.E/ M.Tech or MD degree with at least 60% (55% for SC/ST/PH) marks in aggregate
60% (55% for SC/ST/PH) marks in MBBS/ M.Sc/ MBA/ MA
Minimum 70% marks in B.E/B.Tech
Selection Criteria: GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview


IIT Madras Campus and Infrastructure

IIT Madras has a sprawling 617.8-acre campus located in the heart of Chennai. The campus has a mix of modern and traditional architecture and boasts of world-class infrastructure. The campus is well connected to the city by road and rail.
The following table gives an overview of the facilities available at IIT Madras:



Academic Buildings16 academic departments, libraries, computer centers, and research centers
Research FacilitiesAdvanced research laboratories, incubation centers, and technology parks
Hostels20 hostels for students, staff quarters, and guest houses

Sports and Recreation


Sports complex, gymnasium, and indoor and outdoor sports facilities
Health and WellnessMedical center, counseling services, and yoga center


IIT Madras Notable Achievements

IIT Madras has been at the forefront of research and innovation in India. The institute has produced several notable alumni who have made significant contributions to the industry and academia. Some of the notable alumni of IIT Madras include Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google; Padmasree Warrior, former CTO of Cisco Systems; and Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys.
In addition, IIT Madras has been recognized as one of the top engineering institutes in India and has received numerous accolades for its research contributions. Some of the notable achievements of IIT Madras include:

  • Ranked as the top engineering institute in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019 and 2020
  • Ranked among the top 50 engineering institutes in the world by QS World University Rankings in 2021
  • Developed India’s first indigenous microprocessor, Shakti, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Developed an indigenously designed ventilator, "Shuddhi," during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the shortage of ventilators in the country
  • Developed an indigenous system to convert non-recyclable plastic waste into high-quality diesel and other petrochemical products 

IIT Madras Admission 2023

The admission process for IIT Madras B.Tech programs for 2023 is currently ongoing. The JEE Main Session 2 entrance exam will take place on April 6, April 8, April 10, April 11, and April 12. The schedule for JEE Advanced 2023, which is the gateway to IIT Madras’s BTech programs, has been announced. The registration for JEE Advanced 2023 will commence on April 30, 2023. Starting from March 18, 2023, aspirants for the IIT Madras MTech program can apply for COAP. The deadline for submitting PhD admission applications is March 31, 2023.

Admission StagesSteps
Application startsApply for JEE Main
JEE Advanced Candidates having a valid JEE Main score should appear for JEE Advanced
JoSAA Counselling & CutoffAs per the JEE Advanced cutoff, candidates need to apply for JoSAA and as per cutoff apply for IIT Madras
Final Admission OfferAccept the seat

IIT Madras Admissions Process

Admission to undergraduate programs at IIT Madras is through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and JEE Advanced, which are conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) respectively. Candidates who clear the JEE Advanced are eligible for admission to the B.Tech, Dual Degree, and Integrated programs at IIT Madras.
For postgraduate programs, the institute conducts its own entrance exam, called the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), which is a national-level examination for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering and technology. Candidates who clear the GATE are eligible for admission to M.Tech, MS (by Research), and Ph.D. programs at IIT Madras.

IIT Madras BTech Cutoff 2022

The JoSAA is expected to release the IIT Madras BTech Cutoff 2023 soon. Admissions to the BTech program will be granted based on the cutoff marks for the respective specialization, which will be influenced by various factors such as the rank secured in the JEE Advanced examination, availability of seats, choice filling, reservation criteria, etc. Below is a table indicating the expected JEE Advanced cutoff 2023 for general category candidates based on the JoSAA 2022 round 1 and round 6 closing ranks.

IIT Madras Placements 2023

During the IIT Madras Placements 2023, a total of 445 offers were received, out of which 407 were Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs). The placement drive witnessed the participation of 331 companies, who recruited for 722 job profiles. On the first day of the placement drive, 25 students were offered jobs with an annual salary package of INR 1 crore, while 15 foreign offers were made by four companies.
Some of the top recruiters at the IIT Madras Placements 2023 included Microsoft, Graviton, Flipkart, Texas Instruments, Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, Boston Consulting Group, and Morgan Stanley. Notably, the institute received the highest number of pre-placement offers in its history, which was around 10% more than the previous year. In the year 2022, over 480 firms made a total of 1491 offers, with the highest CTC offered being INR 2.14 crore. Read more: IIT Madras Placement

IIT Madras Rankings

IIT Madras Rankings are mentioned in the table below:

NIRF (Overall)20182
NIRF (Engineering)20181
The Week (Engineering)20174
QS (World)2018264
QS (BRICS)201818
Times (World)2018601-800
Times (BRICS)201735

IIT Madras Scholarship

Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: This scholarship is given to those students whose parents income is less than 4,50,000 per annum. The benefit of this scholarship is an exemption of 67% tuition fee.

Institute National Prize: This scholarship is given to the students on the basis of JEE rank and whose parents income is less than 4,50,000 per annum. The benefit of this scholarship is a one-time grant of Rs. 1000.

Indian Women’s Association at Bonn Scholarship: This scholarship is given to the students on the basis of JEE rank and whose parents income is less than 5 lakhs per annum. One B.Tech student will be given Rs. 1250 per month for 12 months only.

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