Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras – [DoMS IIT Madras], Chennai Overview

  Chennai   AICTE   ESTD 2004
  Chennai   AICTE   ESTD 2004

About College

Indian Institute of Technology Madras was established in the year 1959. At first, management education was offered in the form of M. Tech. (Industrial Engineering) by the Department of Humanities and Social science from 1959. In the year 2001, the MBA programme was introduced.

After three years of this, the Department of Management Studies was formed in the year 2004. Headed by Professor Dr L Prakash Sai IIT Madras DoMS offers four programmes Management in Business Administration, Executive Masters in Business Administration, MS, PhD, and PGPEX-VLM. The specializations of MBA, EMBA, and PhD are the same.

The specializations are Finance, Integrative Management, HR and OB, Marketing, Operations, and Information Systems. In the latest edition of the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019, the IIT Madras ranking secures top position beating the Indian Institute of Science.

This ranking is done in the overall category. Among the management institutes in India DoMS IIT Madras is in the 11th position. With 26 regular faculty, the Chennai IIT management department has a teacher-student ratio of 1.5. All the faculties are successful and enough experienced in their field to serve knowledge. Most of them are top researchers by leading journals.

The Department of Finance is headed by Arun Kumar. Information Systems department is assisted by Prof. Sundarraj R P, Prof. Kamalanabhan TJ serves his duty in the HR and OB department. L S Ganesh is appointed for Integrative Management and Asst. Prof. Varisha Rehman for Marketing, Prof. Rajendran C for Operations.

DoMS IIT Madras Courses offered and Fee Structure

IIT Madras DoMS offers several postgraduate and doctoral courses at its best. MBA, EMBA, MS, Ph.D., PGPEX-VLM are the programmes offered by DoMS IIT Madras. The programmes are designed in such a way that the students grow overall.

The students become fully ready to adapt to the changing business environment and can overcome the challenges while moving to top-level management.

DoMS IIT Madras Course Highlights
  • The institute provides MBA, EMBA, PhD in six different specializations, they are Finance, Marketing, HR and OB, Integrative Management, Information Systems, and Operations Management.
  • The unique programme called PGPEX-VLM covers up the current industry’s growing demand for techno-managerial leaders who can shape the neo-industrial revolution.
Course Duration Eligibility Fees
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2 years

Bachelors in any discipline with 60% aggregate marks or first class or equivalent grade with a valid CAT score


IIT graduate with CGPA of 8 out of 10

8 Lakhs

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 2 years

Graduates having 60% and above aggregate marks with at least 3 years of work experience

12 Lakhs
PGPEX-VLM 1 year

Engineers having first division marks along with four and a half years of work experience

11.25 Lakhs

4 to 5 years

Master’s degree or MSC/ LBA/ MCA equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in graduation


Qualification in CAT /AIMA/ GATE/UGC-NET JRF or Lectureship or equivalent


DoMS IIT Madras Admission Process

All the applicants get IIT Chennai MBA admission on the basis of marks scored in the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs. NRIs and other foreign students are also eligible for the admission process on the basis of their GMAT scores.

  • The candidate must have a graduation degree or equivalent from a university recognized by UGC with a minimum 60% of marks or first class.
  • The candidates who are appearing for the final year examination can also apply, they will be admitted provisionally on a condition that they will meet all the criteria for qualifying degree.
  • The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT score, past academic performance, work experience, and academic diversity.
  • The shortlisted candidates need to go through written ability test, personal interview.
  • The final selection will be done with respect to the composite score and other achievements.
  • For the PhD programme, applicants must have a masters degree with a minimum of 60% marks.

DoMS IIT Madras Placements

IIT Madras gives its students outstanding placement. Last year IIT Madras MBA placement rate was 100%. Out of the total intake, 63 students had participated in the placement drive, while two opted out. The institute delivered a 22% pre-placement offer.

A total of 34 companies participated in the IIT Madras placements 2018 drive among them two international offers were also there. Accenture, Amazon, CISCO, VIP, Tata, Cognizant, Infosys, Maybank, Dell, Wipro, etc. are some of the companies who offered maximum offers.

The highest package offered is 26.06 lakhs and the average salary is 12.44 lakhs. The highest recruited sector is Analytics.

DoMS IIT Madras Previous years Placement Trends
Year Average Salary (In INR) Highest Salary (In INR)
2019 12.44 lakhs 29.06 lakhs
2018 12.40 lakhs 17.50 lakhs
2017 11.92 lakhs 22.15 lakhs
2016 10.83 Lakhs 20.93 lakhs

DoMS IIT Madras Result and Cut-off

IIT Madras declares its cut-off after the results of the CAT exams are declared. The students who have scored above the cutoff mark and have applied for DoMS IIT Madras are shortlisted on the basis of various criteria. The cutoff varies year to year. Most of the time the cutoff mark is above 90% for the general student.

Category Expected Cut-off (CAT percentile)
General 94.39 (Male), 92.71(Female)
NC-OBC 88.22 (Male), 79.70 (Female)
SC 69.88 (Male), 60.16 (Female)
ST 81.53 (Male), 65.92 (Female)

DoMS IIT Madras Alumni Network

IIT Madras believes that alumni are one of the founding pillars that form the backbone of any institute. It does not only represent the scenario of the past but also brightens the path for the present and future batches. DoMS IIT Madras has a committee to form the alumni network.

It maintains regular contact with the alma mater of the institute and let them know about the events going on in the campus. Alumni of IIT Madras includes a large number of successful managers and established entrepreneurs, who are serving their best in their respective fields.

DoMS IIT Madras Scholarships

IIT Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu provides a lot of scholarship to its meritorious and financially backward students. Some of the scholarships are given to the students based on their annual family income.

There are some scholarships that are awarded on the basis of how meritorious a student. There are also some fee waiver schemes also.

DoMS IIT Madras Campus Facility

IIT Madras campus covers an area of 600 acres forest inside one of India’s largest metropolitan cities. The campus includes a massive library, lecture halls, and IT labs. This campus surrounded by a forest, which makes it a green campus with less amount of pollution.

The almost noise free campus allows the students to study without the disturbances and get fresh pure air which is good for their mental and physical health. The campus is enough spacious with large classrooms, hostels, playgrounds, gymnasium, several cafes, food joints, and an open-air theatre to enjoy movies on every Saturday.


Source Rank
The Week 20
The Times Group 36