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|Mission||To create and sustain a community of learning in which students acquire knowledge and learn to apply it professionally with due consideration for ethical, ecological, and economic issues. To pursue research and disseminate research findings. To provide knowledge-based technological services to satisfy the needs of society and the industry. To help in building national capabilities in technology, education and research.|
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 460 faculty, 4500 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares.
The Institute has fifteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamilnadu, a southern state in India.
The various academic departments in the institute offer course based degree programmes and also degree programmes that are inclined towards research. The following courses based degree programmes are offered by the departments:
1.Bachelor of Technology (B Tech)
2.Dual Degree progammes in Engineering leading to B Tech and M 3.Tech degrees
4.Master of Technology (M Tech)
5.Master of Science (MSc)
6.Master of Arts (MA)
7.Master of Business Administration (MBA)
List of Departments:
-Computer Science and Engineering
-Humanities and Social Sciences
-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering