IIT Madras Ranking

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked as the best Engineering institute in India by recognising platforms for its excellence in the field. The following are some of the rankings:

  • The QS World University Rankings 2023 place it at number 250.
  • The ARIIA rankings 2021 place it first.
  • NIRF 2021 ranked first in the Overall category.
  • NIRF 2021 ranked first in the Engineering category.
  • The QS Global World Rankings 2022 place her at #255.
  • The QS Asia Rankings 2021 place her 50th.
  • NIRF Ranking 2020 places us first in both the Engineering and Overall categories.
  • Outlook Ranking 2019 places us first in the Engineering category.
  • ARWU Ranking 2019 places it second in the world.
  • Jagranjosh Ranking 2019 places us first in the Engineering category.
  • Times Higher Education Ranking 2020 places it between #200 and #250 in the world.
  • QS Ranking 2020 places it fourth overall.
  • US News Ranking 2020 places it 654th in the world.
  • The Week Ranking 2019 ranks 3rd in the Engineering category.

IIT Madras Faculty

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has a large and diverse faculty of 630 members across all academic departments, all of whom have Ph. D.s in their respective fields. The best-in-class faculty members are all alumni of prestigious national and international universities with extensive experience in their fields. Professors, assistant professors, associate professors, and others are among the faculty members. They are all extremely encouraging to students, even outside of the classroom and in lectures, to clarify all of their concepts and doubts. Teachers use interactive and unique methods to educate students.

IIT Madras Scholarships

IIT Madras provides a variety of scholarships and fee waivers to encourage meritorious students and provide financial assistance to needy students. There are several schemes available for financial assistance from alumni, companies, the Government of India, and the IITM Institute. The following scholarships are well-known among IITM students.

  • Merit-cum-Means Institute Scholarships: IITM offers up to 67 percent tuition fee exemption to only 25 percent of admitted students. MCM scholarships are available to students whose annual parental income is less than INR 4.5 Lakhs. In addition, a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the previous semester is required to renew this scholarship.
  • Similar to the MCM scholarship, IIT Madras provides a free studentship to students whose annual parental income is less than INR 4,50,000 lakhs. Under this scheme, students are exempt from paying 67 percent of the tuition fee. However, only 25% of UG students are eligible for the scholarship.
  • Institute Notional Prize: Based on JEE rank and annual parental income of less than INR 4,50,000, IITM awards a one-time grant of INR 1000 to the top 7% of admitted students.
  • SC/ST Scholarship: IITM provides renewable institute SC/ST scholarships to students from SC/ST categories whose annual parental income does not exceed INR 4,50,000. Tuition fees are waived for students who participate in this scheme, as well as free messing and a monthly pocket allowance of INR 250.

IIT Madras FAQs

Q. Is IIT Madras expensive?

Ans. For the general category, studying at IIT Madras will cost you INR 8-9 lakhs. While the SC/ST/PH category will pay INR 3-4 lakhs. This fee structure for the B.Tech programme is a little steep for those from low-income families. Scholarships and fee waivers may be useful in this situation.

Q. Where does IIT Madras stand in the world?

Ans. IIT Madras is ranked #255 in the QS World University Rankings 2022 and #50 in the QS Asia Rankings 2021. Furthermore, the institute performs well in Times Higher Education Rankings, US News Rankings, and so on.

Q. What is the best course at IIT Madras?

Ans. Apart from Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras offers three other popular courses: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Design, and Mechanical Engineering. Because of their placement prospects, these courses are the most popular after CS.

Q. How good is IIT Madras?

Ans. IIT Madras is India's top-ranked IIT. For the past three years, NIRF has consistently rated it first. IIT Madras offers the best placement opportunities to its students, with an 80 percent placement rate. In 2021, the highest package at IIT Madras was INR 70 LPA for the B.Tech CSE branch. The institute is highly recommended and well worth visiting.

Q. Can poor students attend IIT?

Ans. Yes, IITs now offer full tuition waivers to students from the SC/ST/PH categories. Students with annual family incomes of less than 9 lakhs are also eligible for a variety of merit-based scholarships and educational loans from the institute.

Q. What courses are available at IIT Madras?

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

Q. How is IIT Madras doing?

Ans. According to NIRF Ranking 2019 and Outlook Ranking 2019, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is ranked first in the Engineering category, making it the leading engineering institute in India and the first choice for many qualified candidates. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been recognized for its excellence in the field as the leading Engineering institute in India.

Q. How is the placement opportunity at IIT Madras?

Ans. IIT Madras' placement cell is very active. They strive for equal placement for all of their students. They find students field-specific placements. 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 were among the recruiters.

Q. Are there any scholarships available for IIT Madras students?

  • Ans. Yes, IIT Madras provides scholarships to students pursuing various courses. They are as follows:
  • Facebook's Grace Hopper Scholarship for 2014: This scholarship is awarded to 25 female students from around the world and includes paid registration for the Grace Hopper Conference in Arizona (US), paid travel and lodging, and reception with Facebook's Engineering team.
  • Google Asia Pacific Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is given to women who have excelled in computer science, demonstrated leadership, and have a strong interest in technology.
  • Aside from these, the Institute provides DAAD Scholarships and Aditya Birla Scholarships to deserving students.

Q. Are there any hostel facilities at IIT Madras?

Ans. Yes, there are hostels on the college campus for both boys and girls. The hostels are designed with green lawns and a variety of amenities for residents, including libraries, common rooms, indoor games, TV, delicious mess food, music rooms, dance rooms, and more. The Hostel Library has a large selection of general books, fiction, comic books, and other items.

Q. What GATE score is required for admission to the M.Tech program at IIT Madras?

Ans. For general category applicants, admission to the M.Tech program at IIT Madras requires a minimum score of 695 in the GATE entrance exam. The final decision will be made following the institute's personal interview.

Q. Is the online degree from IIT Madras recognized for job placement?

Ans. Yes, IIT Madras has an excellent online program in programming and data science that includes an internship program at the end. Students with this degree can also become IIT Madras alumni.

Q. What distinguishes IIT Madras from other institutes?

Ans. IIT Madras is the third oldest IIT and has worked with West Germany on financial and technical matters. Its lush green campus provides a tranquil setting where deer and blackbuck coexist with the student body. The institute also has an open-air theatre where movies in English, Hindi, and regional languages are shown every Saturday at 8 p.m.

Q. What extracurricular activities does IIT Madras organize?

Ans. In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Madras East, IIT Madras hosts the annual Chennai edition of the Terry Fox Run for cancer awareness and research. Aside from that, the institute hosts a variety of workshops, seminars, competitions, annual fests, and other events.

Q. What extracurricular activities does IIT Madras organize?

Ans. In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Madras East, IIT Madras hosts the annual Chennai edition of the Terry Fox Run for cancer awareness and research. Aside from that, the institute hosts a variety of workshops, seminars, competitions, annual fests, and other events.