Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras)


Rank: 37

College:  Institute of Technology

Location: Madras

Year Established: 1959


Exam: CAT

Summary: Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public engineering and research institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is one of India’s most prestigious universities. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.  Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the former government of West Germany, it was the third Indian Institute of Technology that was established by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament, to provide education and research facilities in engineering and technology. IIT Madras is a residential institute that occupies a 2.5 km² campus that was formerly part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. The institute has nearly 550 faculty, 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff. Growing ever since it obtained its charter from the Indian Parliament in 1961, much of the campus is a protected forest, carved out of the Guindy National Park, home to large numbers of chital (spotted deer), black buck, monkeys, and other rare wildlife. A natural lake, deepened in 1988 and 2003, drains most of its rainwater.

Courses at IIT-M

Course Duration Degree Awarded
MBA 2 years MBA
Postgraduate programme for executives for visionary leadership in manufacturing 1 year (PGPEX-VLM)
Ph.D in Management 1  year Ph.D

 Admissions at IIT-M

Admission to the full time MBA is done through the CAT – Common Admission Test. Based on CAT’s results, candidates are shortlisted and called for an in-person evaluation which includes a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview.