IIT Madras is the top technical and research university founded in 1959. IIT Madras has been consistently ranked #1 among the top engineering colleges in India as well as in the overall category. IIT Madras offers more than 100 program via its 19 departments. IIT Madras is located over a sprawling 250 hectares of campus and houses over 550 faculty members, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & Supporting staff. IIT Madras has signed MOUs with a number of foreign universities for student exchange programs. As per the MoUs signed, students pursuing UG, PG, and Dual Degree programs at the institute spend a semester abroad for broad exposure.

Out of the 121 courses offered by IIT Madras, BTech and Online Degree program has the highest popularity. BTech is the flagship program of the institute. Admission to the course is done on the basis of rank obtained in the JEE Advanced exam. The minimum rank required for the IIT Madras BTech program is 42 to 3150. The annual fee for the BTech program is INR 2.1 Lakhs. Check More: IIT Madras Courses & Fees

IIT Madras placements 2023 have been concluded and the highest package offered to BTech and MTech programs remained INR 1.31 CPA and INR 49.5 LPA respectively. For the 2023 placements, 1612 offers were made to IIT Madras students. The toal PPOs offered were 258 and the top recruiters were American Express, Cogoport, Line craft, AI, SAP Labs etc. Check more: Do engineering design students at IIT Madras get a good package?

IIT Madras Highlights

Category Statistics
Established Year 1959
Campus Area 617 Acres
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Institute Type Public
Cutoff 148 - 3150 rank
Total No. Of Courses 16 Departments and 100+ Courses
Accepted Entrance Exams JEE Main and JEE Advanced scores, GATE, etc.
Total No. of Companies Visited 480+ Companies
Total No. Of Offers 1,612 offers
Total No. Of Students Registered 1722
Highest Package Offered  INR 1.31 CPA
Average Package Offered INR 49.7 LPA
Median Package Offered INR 5.4 LPA
Internship Percentage 36%
Recruiters Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Cetak Ltd, Qualcomm, JP Morgan Chase & Co, etc.
NIRF Ranking 1st Rank Under Overall category, 1st Rank Under Engineering category and 15th Under Management category

IIT Madras Important Dates

Events Dates
BTech Events
Release of JEE Main Notification 2024 November 2023
JEE Mains 2024 exam date session 1 January 24 to February 1, 2024
NTA JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date April session April 1 to 15, 2024
MBA Events
Admit Card Download November 07, 2023
CAT 2023 Exam Date November 26, 2023
CAT Result Declaration Second Week of January
MTech Events
Modifications in GATE 2024 Application November 07 - November 11, 2023
Availability of GATE Admit Cards for Download January 03, 2023
GATE Exam Date (Tentative) February 3,4,10, & 11, 2024
MSc Events
Availability of IIT JAM Admit Card January 08, 2024
IIT JAM Exam Date February 11, 2024
IIT JAM Result Declaration March 22, 2024
IIT JAM Application For New Admission April 10, 2024
PhD Events
Application Window Reopens November 13, 2023
Application Submission Date November 13, 2023

IIT Madras Course & Fees

IIT Madras offers more than 100 courses through Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research degrees. The courses offered are in the streams of Engineering, Sciences, Humanities, and Management. Admission to these courses is based on national-level exam scores such as JEE Advanced, GATE, and IIT JAM. Given below is a brief about the programs with their eligibility:

Program Eligibility IIT Madras Fees/year
B.Tech Eligibility: The applicant must have passed 10+2 in the PCM stream with a minimum of 50% marks.
Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced + JoSAA Counselling
INR 2.1 Lakhs

Eligibility: Graduation 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 19,850
B.Tech+M.Tech (Dual Degree) Eligibility: Class 12 with 60% aggregate marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD)
Selection Criteria: JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling
INR 2.1 Lakhs
M.Sc Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in respective discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks
Selection Criteria: IIT JAM 
INR 19,850
MBA Eligibility: Bachelor’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 6,53,450

Eligibility: M.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

INR 15,650

IIT Madras BTech Cutoff 2023

IIT Madras BTech Cutoff 2023 has been released by JoSAA. Admissions will be granted on the basis of cutoff marks for respective specialization of the BTech program. The cutoff depends on various factors such as rank secured in the JEE Advanced examination, availability of seats, choice filling, reservation criteria, etc. The JEE Advanced cutoff 2023 for general category candidates based on pat 3 year trends is tabulated below:

Courses 2023 Cutoff By Rank 2022 Cutoff By Rank 2021 Cutoff By Rank
B.Tech Computer Science Engineering 148 175 163
B.Tech Electrical Engineering 964 1028 1009
B.Tech Engineering Physics 1877 2090 1884
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2572 2786 2491
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering 3237 3881 3259
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IIT Madras M.Sc Cutoff 2023

IIT Madras offers Msc program in 3 specailizations. IIT Madras MSc admission are based on IIT JAM Score and the 4 rounds of cutoff has been released by IIT Madras. The closing cutoff for the past 2 year of IIT Madras cutoff is given below

Courses 2023 Cutoff By Rank 2022 Cutoff By Rank
M.Sc Mathematics 356 388
M.Sc Physics 361 257
M.Sc Chemistry 440 337

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IIT Madras MTech Cutoff 2023

The cutoff for IIT Madras for the year 2023 is given below, check

AE1Y 647
AE1Y* 756
AE1Y* 788
AE1Y* -
AM1Y 732
AM2Y 598
AM2Y* 615
AM2Y* 730
BT1Y 765
CA1Y 598
CA1Y 657
CE1Y 755
CE1Y 842
CE1Y* -
CE2Y 698
CE2Y* 731
CE3Y 731
CE3Y* -
CE4Y 691
CE4Y* 701
CE4Y* -
CE5Y 789
CE5Y* -
CE6Y 747
CE6Y* 787
CH1Y 603
CH1Y* -
-CL1Y 432
CL1Y 727
CL1Y 601
CL1Y 708
CS1Y 820
EE1Y 683
EE2Y 782
EE3Y 831
EE4Y 832
EE5Y 669
EE5Y 782
EE6Y 877
EE7Y 770
MA1Y 659
MA1Y* 742
MA1Y* 875
ME1Y 755
ME1Y* 822
ME2Y 795
ME2Y* -
ME3Y 717
ME3Y* 722
MM1Y 492
MM1Y* 678
OE1Y 646
OE2Y 626
PE1Y 753
PH1Y 529
PH1Y* 602
PH1Y* 735

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The Admission process of IIT Madras is given below

Admission Stages Steps
Application starts Apply for JEE Main
JEE Advanced  Candidates having a valid JEE Main score should appear for JEE Advanced
JoSAA Counselling & Cutoff As per the JEE Advanced cutoff, candidates need to apply for JoSAA and as per cutoff apply for IIT Madras
Final Admission Offer Accept the seat

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Candidates willing for admissions to various courses by IIT Madras are selected on the basis of eligibility for the particular course followed by the Entrance score/ merit required in the examination. Check

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IIT Madras Ranking

Being the best Engineering institute in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked by recognizing platforms for its excellence in the field. Some of the rankings are as follows: 

IIT Madras Ranking
Body/Magazine  Category Ranking Year
International rankings 
QS World University University 285 2024
QS World University University 250 2023
QS Global World Rankings  University 255 2022
QS Asia Rankings  University 50 2021
QS ranking  Overall  2020
National rankings 
NIRF Overall 1 2023
NIRF Research 2 2023
NIRF Engineering 1 2023
NIRF Management 15 2023
NIRF Innovation 2 2023

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IIT Madras Placements

IIT Madras Placements 2023 received 1612 offers, including 258 PPOs. This placement drive was attended by 480+ companies. On the first day, 25 students received INR 1 CPA job offers, while 15 foreign offers were made by four companies. Microsoft, Graviton, Flipkart, Texas Instruments, Goldman Sachs, Qual comm, Boston Consulting Group, and Morgan Stanley were among the top recruiters at this year's IIT Madras Placement drive 2023. 

The highest package offered in the IIT Madras placements is INR 1.31 CPA and this package was offered to BTech student. The placement stats of IIT Madras Placements 2023 are given below:

IIT Madras Placement
Particulars Placement Statistics 2023
PPOs offered 258
Total offers 1612
No. of companies visited 480+
Top Job Roles Software Development Engineer, Data Science, Quant, Core Engineer etc
Highest CTC offered INR 1.31 Crore Per Annum
Lowest CTC offered INR 5.4 LPA
Offers above INR 30 LPA 172
Offers between INR 25 LPA – INR 30 LPA 48
Offers between INR 20 LPA – INR 25 LPA 135
Offers between INR 15 LPA – INR 20 LPA 312
Offers between INR 10 LPA – INR 15 LPA 226
Offers between INR 5 LPA – INR 10 LPA 152
Popular recruiters American Express, Cogoport, Linecraft AI, SAP Labs

IIT Madras Course wise Placements

IIT Madras Placements 2022-23 have been concluded. The course wise stats is as follows

BTech Highest Package INR 1.31 CPA
MTech Highest Package INR 49.7 LPA
MS (Engineering Streams) Median Package  INR 15 LPA
MSc (Science Stream) INR 9.62 LPA
MA Highest Package  INR 26.57 LPA
MBA Highest Package INR 30.66 LPA
PhD Highest Package INR 35.89 LPA

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IIT Madras Scholarships 

To encourage meritorious students and help needy students with financial support, IIT Madras offers different types of scholarships and fee waivers. There are several schemes available for financial assistance by alumni, companies, Govt. of India, and institute at IITM. The following scholarships are famous among IITM students.

  • Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarships: IITM offers up to 67% tuition fee exemption to only 25% of students admitted. Students whose annual parental income is less than INR 4.5 Lakhs are eligible to apply for MCM scholarships. Also, the subject of renewing this scholarship is a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the previous semester.
  • Institute Free Studentship: Likewise MCM scholarship, IIT Madras offers a free studentship for the students whose annual parental income is less than INR 4,50,000 lakhs. Students are exempted from the payment of 67% of the tuition fee under this scheme. However, the scholarship is only offered to 25% of the UG students.
  • Institute Notional Prize:  On the basis of the JEE rank and annual parental income not exceeding INR 4,50,000, IITM offers a one-time grant of INR 1000 to the 7% of the students admitted.
  • SC/ST Scholarship: IITM offers renewable institute SC/ST scholarship especially for the students belonging from SC/ST categories whose annual parental income doesn’t exceed INR 4,50,000. Students under this scheme are offered tuition fee exemption along with a free messing and monthly pocket allowance of INR 250

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IIT Madras Notable Alumni

The notable alumni of IIT Madras are currently working in various sectors such as Engineering, Business Development, Marketing, HR, etc. The alumni have represented the country nationally and internationally through their social work and entrepreneurships. Some of the IIT Madras Top alumni are tabulated below:

Name Job position Degree pursued from IIT Madras
IIT Madras Alumni- Ramanathan V Guha
Ramanathan V. Guha
Creator of widely used web standards such as RSS, RDF and Schema.org. He is also responsible for products such as Google Custom Search. BTech in Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras Alumni- Venky Harinarayn
Venky Harinarayan
Co-founder of Cambrian Ventures and Kosmix. Harinarayan also Co-founded Junglee Corp BTech in Computer Science Engineering
IIT Madras Alumni- Kris Gopalkrishnan
Kris Gopalakrishnan
Popularly known as Kris Gopalakrishnan, is Chairman of Axilor Ventures. He is also a former Executive Vice Chairman of Infosys M.Sc in Physics and MTech in Computer Science
IIT Madras Alumni- Krishna Bharat
Krishna Bharat
Indian research scientist at Google Inc.
In 2015, Krishna received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his Alma mater IIT Madras.
BTech in CSE
IIT Madras Alumni- Vishwas Sringi
Vishwas Shringi
CoFounder at Voylla Retail Private Ltd. BTech in Chemical Engineering

IIT Madras Departments

Department CD Rating
Department of Management Studies (DOMS) 7.6/10

IIT Madras FAQs 

Ques. Is IIT Madras costly?

Ans. Studying at IIT Madras will cost you INR 8-9 lakhs in total for the general category. While INR 3-4 lakhs for the SC/ST/PH category. This fee structure for the B.Tech program is a bit expensive to those belonging to economically weak backgrounds. In this case, scholarships and fee waivers might help. 

Ques. What is the rank of IIT Madras in the world?

Ans. IIT Madras has been featured at #255 and #50 positions by QS World University Rankings 2022 and QS Asia Rankings 2021 respectively. Further, the institute is also doing well in Times Higher Education Rankings, US News Rankings, etc.

Ques. Which course is best in IIT Madras?

Ans. Apart from Computer Science and Engineering being the most sought course, IIT madras has 3 other popular courses i.e. Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, and Mechanical Engineering. These courses are the most opted ones after CS due to their perspective of placements.

Ques. Is IIT Madras good?

Ans. IIT Madras is the top-ranked IIT in India. It has been consecutively rated on 1st position by NIRF 2022. With a placement rate of 80%, IIT Madras provides the best placement opportunities to its students. The highest package at IIT Madras stood at INR 70 LPA for the B.Tech CSE branch in 2021. The institute is totally recommendable and worth going to.

Ques. Can poor students study at IIT?

Ans. Yes, IITs now offer a complete exemption of tuition fees for the students of SC/ST/PH categories. The institute also offers a variety of merit-based scholarships and educational loans to students whose annual family income is less than 9 lakhs.

Ques. What are the courses available at IIT Madras? 

Ans. The IIT Madras offers a multitude of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and research levels. The programs available are B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA, and Ph.D. 

Ques. How is IIT Madras? 

Ans. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is ranked 1st in the Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2022 as well as Outlook Ranking 2019, making it the leading engineering institute in India and the first option for many eligible candidates. Being the leading Engineering institute in India, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked by recognized platforms for its excellence in the field.

Ques. How is the placement avenue at IIT Madras? 

Ans. The placement cell of IIT Madras is very active. They strive to achieve equal placement for all its students. They find field-specific placements for their students. The recruiters included major names in the industry such as Microsoft, Visa Inc, Rolls Royce India Pvt Ltd, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, ICICI Prudential, MRF, Boeing International Corp India Pvt Ltd, Apple India Private Limited, Uber and Google to name a few. 

Ques. Are there any scholarships available for students at IIT Madras? 

Ans. Yes, IIT Madras offers various scholarships to its students from various courses. They are as under - 

  • Facebook’s 2014 Grace Hopper Scholarship: This scholarship is given to 25 women students from all over the world and includes paid registration fee for the Grace Hopper Conference in Arizona (US), paid travel and accommodation, and reception with Facebook’s Engineering team.
  • Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship (Asia Pacific): This scholarship is given to women for excellence in computer science, demonstrated leadership and passion for technology.
  • Apart from these, the Institute also offers DAAD Scholarship, Aditya Birla Scholarship to meritorious and deserving students.

Ques. Are there any hostel facilities available at IIT Madras? 

Ans. Yes, there are hostels available for both boys and girls on the college campus. The hostels are laid out with green lawns and many amenities available to residents such as libraries, common rooms, indoor games, TV, delicious mess food, music rooms, dance rooms, and more. The Hostel Library has a great collection of general books, fiction, comics and more.

Ques. What is the GATE cutoff required to get admission into the M.Tech program at IIT Madras?

Ans. Applicants need to score a minimum of 695 marks in the GATE entrance exam to get admission into the M.Tech program at IIT Madras for the general category applicants. The final selection will be done after the personal interview conducted by the institute.

Ques. Is the online degree from IIT Madras valid for placement opportunities?

Ans. Yes, IIT Madras offers an excellent online program in Programming and Data Science and offers an internship program at the end of the program. Students with this degree can also become alumni of IIT Madras. 

Ques. What is the unique feature of IIT Madras?

Ans. IIT Madras is the 3rd oldest IIT and has collaborated with West Germany for financial assistance and technicalities. Its lush green campus makes it a serene view where deer and blackbuck live in harmony with the student community. The open-air theatre is one more plus point for the institute where Movies in English, Hindi, and regional languages are screened every Saturday at 8 PM.

Ques. What are the extracurricular activities organized by IIT Madras?

Ans. IIT Madras hosts the annual Chennai edition of the Terry Fox Run for cancer awareness and research in association with the Rotary Club of Madras East. Apart from this, the institute also conducts various workshops, seminars, competitions, annual fests, etc.

Ques. What is IIT Madras?

Ans.Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public technical and research university located in Chennai, India.

Ques. What courses are offered at IIT Madras?

Ans.The Various Offered By IIT Madras and The Eligibility Criteria For The Courses are Mentioned Below:

B.Tech 10+2 with 75% + JEE Main
BA + MA 10+2
M.Tech Pass in Graduation + GATE
B.Tech + M.Tech 10+2 with 75% + JEE Main
M.Sc Pass in Graduation + GATE
Ph.D. Post Graduation
B.Tech + MBA 10+2 with 75% + JEE Main

Ques. What is the placement record of IIT Madras?

Ans.IIT Madras has begun its 2023 recruitment drive. 445 students have already been placed on Day 1 of the placement drive. In addition, 407 pre-placement offers were made to students. A salary package of more than INR 1 CPA was given to 25 students. Students were assigned jobs such as Software Development Engineer, Data Science, Quant, Core Engineer, and so on.

Ques. What is the Admission process for IIT Madras?

Ans.Admissions to IIT Madras are based on entrance exams such as JEE Advanced for undergraduate programs and GATE for postgraduate programs.

Ques. How is the campus of IIT Madras?

Ans.The IIT Madras campus is located in Chennai and covers an area of around 2.5 square kilometers. It has a variety of facilities such as hostels, libraries, research centers, and sports facilities.

Ques. What are the documents required for admission at IIT Madras?

Ans.The documents required for admission at IIT Madras typically include mark sheets of Class 10 and 12 or equivalent examinations, transcripts of previous education, and proof of identity.

Ques. What is the cut-off for admission at IIT Madras?

Ans.The cut-off for admission at IIT Madras is determined based on the performance of candidates in entrance exams such as JEE Advanced and GATE. The Jee Advanced Cutoff For B.tech Cse at IIT Madras Ranges varies from 167-175 In 2022.

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Ques. When is the admission process at IIT Madras conducted?

Ans.The admission process at IIT Madras is typically conducted in the months of June and July, based on the results of entrance exams such as JEE Advanced and GATE.

Ques. Is IIT Madras good for research?

Ans.Yes, IIT Madras is one of the leading institutions for research in India, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and collaborations with industry and international institutions.

Ques. What are the hostel facilities at IIT Madras?

Ans.The hostels at IIT Madras have a variety of facilities such as single or double occupancy rooms, dining halls, common rooms, and recreational facilities. There are 16 hostels at IIT Madras for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Ques. Is there any preference for hostel allocation at IIT Madras?

Ans.Hostel allocation at IIT Madras is based on several factors such as merit, a program of study, and availability of seats. There is no fixed preference for hostel allocation.

Ques. Can anyone request a specific hostel or roommate at IIT Madras? 

Ans.Yes, students can request a specific hostel or roommate at IIT Madras, but it is subject to availability and approval.

Ques. Are meals provided in the hostels at IIT Madras?

Ans.Yes, meals are provided in the dining halls at the hostels. The menu is diverse and offers a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Ques. Is there any laundry service available in the hostels at IIT Madras?

Ans.Yes, there is a laundry service available in the hostels at IIT Madras. The service is typically offered at a nominal fee.

Ques. What are the sports facilities available at IIT Madras?

Ans.The sports facilities available at IIT Madras include a gymnasium, swimming pool, and courts for various games such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, and more.

Ques. Is there a library at IIT Madras?

Ans.Yes, IIT Madras has a library called the Central Library, which houses a large collection of books, journals, and digital resources. The Central Library, along with other Institute units, has 9001:2015 certification from TUV NORD of Germany for the establishment and maintenance of quality library systems, services, and procedures. The Central Library is well-equipped with modern facilities and resources such as CD-ROMs, Online databases, audio video cassettes, books, e-journals, patents, e-standards, theses, reports, and monographs, among other things. The library homepage will offer electronic access to a variety of full-text and bibliographical databases, as well as e-journals.

Ques. Are there any transportation facilities available at IIT Madras?

Ans.Yes, IIT Madras provides transportation facilities such as buses for students, faculty, and staff to commute within the campus and nearby areas.

Ques. Is there any student housing available at IIT Madras?

Ans.Yes, IIT Madras has hostels for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, offering single or double-occupancy rooms.

Ques. What Separates IIT Madras From Other Institutes?

Ans.IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students, and 1250 administrative and support staff on a self-contained campus of approximately 250 hectares. The campus is located in Chennai, formerly known as Madras.

Ques. What are the chances of a branch change occurring?

Ans.The branch change process is a mechanism for changing your engineering stream if you are not completely satisfied with your current line of study. Applications for branch change will be accepted before the end of your first semester. According to JEE distribution, you can switch to a more or less preferred branch. Only 10% of each branch is permitted to change branches. The only criterion is your first-semester CGPA. Only a small percentage of applicants are eventually permitted to change their engineering stream.