Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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IIT Madras was started with technical, academic and financial assistance from the Government of West  Germany and was at the time the largest international educational project sponsored by the West German government.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (popularly known as IITM or IIT Madras) is a public technical university located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is selected as one of the 8 public Institutes of Eminence of India. As one of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), it is recognized as an Institute of National Importance. 

Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the former government of West Germany, it was the third Indian Institute of Technology established by the Government of India. IIT Madras is ranked the top engineering institute in India by the Ministry of Education's National Institutional Ranking Framework since its inception in 2016. IIT Madras secured the first spot with a score of 90.04 in the National Institute Ranking Framework.

IIT Madras has the following departments

Aerospace Engineering

Applied Mechanics


Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 

Engineering Design

Humanities and Social Sciences 

Management Studies 


Mechanical Engineering 

Medical Science and Technology 

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Ocean Engineering


To study in IIT Madras: 

Non Campus BS programs: 

UG Programs: 

PG Programs: 

Research Programs : 

International Masters Program: interdisciplinary-masters-program-i2mp 

Joint Degree Program: 

Exchange Programs: 

Contact address: 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

IIT P.O., Chennai 600 036


Phone: (044) 22575905/22575908 


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