Indian Institute of Technology Madras: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#605 of 14,131 In the World
#100 of 5,830 In Asia
#6 of 876 In India
#1 of 53 In Tamil Nadu
#1 of 25 In Chennai
#32 of 1,018 For Marine Engineering
Top50% For 78 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.iitm.ac.in
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
8%*

* Indian Institute of Technology Madras is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsBTech: 12th year senior secondary/intermediate examination or recognized foreign equivalent, and all Indian Competitive Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the 6 Institutes of Technology (IITs). MTech/MS: BE/BTech with GATE. PhD: ME/MTech/MSc with a National level test
Academic CalendarJuly to May (July - November; January-May)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee550
Student:staff ratio23:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
30,770
Citations
518,047

Indian Institute of Technology Madras majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
15,750 / 284,960
Chemistry
12,144 / 253,944
Physics
11,482 / 226,848
Materials Science
9,316 / 185,510
Computer Science
3,341 / 48,151
Environmental Science
1,704 / 33,129
Biology
1,652 / 47,484
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,475 / 22,132
Chemical Engineering
1,270 / 32,145
Automation and Control engineering
1,224 / 19,515
Metallurgical Engineering
1,198 / 32,917
Medicine
1,168 / 18,813
Mathematics
1,150 / 15,590
Optical Engineering
1,131 / 13,646
Structural Engineering
1,108 / 15,301
Inorganic Chemistry
1,049 / 34,637
Business
748 / 15,820
Condensed Matter Physics
722 / 9,216
Electronic Engineering
712 / 11,330
Organic Chemistry
698 / 16,917
Computer Networking
584 / 7,861
Geology
567 / 3,668
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
555 / 7,182
Nanotechnology
538 / 24,501
Computer Vision
464 / 6,859
Blockchain and Cryptography
457 / 7,332
Geotechnical Engineering
432 / 8,741
Computational Linguistics
423 / 8,647
Acoustical Engineering
423 / 5,337
Quantum and Particle physics
412 / 11,900
Electrical Engineering
390 / 4,685
Atomic and Molecular physics
389 / 5,072
Mechanical Engineering
386 / 5,905
Economics
376 / 4,134
Radiochemistry
359 / 11,030
Applied Mathematics
326 / 3,019
Pharmacy
315 / 4,457
Biochemistry
291 / 6,472
Machine Learning
273 / 4,856
Environmental Management
273 / 6,588

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 260 1102
1992 285 1091
1993 330 1271
1994 328 1379
1995 351 1404
1996 350 1683
1997 345 1756
1998 314 1944
1999 289 2280
2000 292 2563
2001 285 2955
2002 298 3348
2003 385 3931
2004 432 4855
2005 600 5897
2006 760 7858
2007 863 9546
2008 1037 12062
2009 1100 15369
2010 1297 18488
2011 1322 23493
2012 1394 26730
2013 1540 31326
2014 1844 36629
2015 1934 38784
2016 2109 41144
2017 2341 44392
2018 2545 48530
2019 3026 58196
2020 3027 68917
2021 3074 82533

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $1,750$1,750
International students $1,750$1,750

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bachelor's Degree Engineering
Master's Degree Chemistry, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Physics
Doctor of Philosophy Engineering, Natural Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras alumni

  1. Prem Watsa

    Prem Watsa
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering
    Occupations
    businesspersoninvestorchief executive officerfinancierChartered Financial Analyst
    Biography

    Prem Watsa is an Indian-Canadian billionaire businessman who is the founder, chairman, and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto. He has been called the "Canadian Warren Buffett." He was awarded the fourth highest civilian award of India, Padma Shri, in January 2020.

  2. Kris Gopalakrishnan

    Kris Gopalakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan is an Indian billionaire businessman who is recognized as a global business and technology thought leader for his role in growing the IT services industry worldwide. He co-founded Infosys, where he served as the chief executive officer and managing director from 2007 to 2011, and as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014. Following his retirement from Infosys, Kris has been very active in promoting the Indian startup ecosystem, and philanthropically supporting research on brain sciences, aging related disorders, and healthcare in India. He has also been on the board of trustees for the Infosys Science Foundation from 2009, and currently serves as the President of the Board. According to Forbes,He has an estimated net worth of US$4.60 Billion as of December,2021 making him one of the richest people in India.

  3. Subra Suresh

    Subra Suresh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    researcheracademicuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Subra Suresh is an Indian-American biological engineer, materials scientist, and academic administrator. On 1 January 2018, he was inaugurated as the fourth President of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, where he is also the inaugural Distinguished University Professor. He was the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Dean of the School of Engineering at MIT from 2007 to 2010 before being appointed as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) by Barack Obama, where he served from 2010 to 2013. He was the president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 2013 to 2017.

  4. Vic Gundotra

    Vic Gundotra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vivek Paul "Vic" Gundotra is an Indian-born American businessman who served as the Senior Vice President, Social for Google until 24 April 2014. Prior to joining Google, he was a general manager at Microsoft.

General info

Alternative names IITM
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान मद्रास
Founded 1959
Accreditation Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Motto The Nature of Success is Hard Work
Colors maroon, gold
Academic structure Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Applied Mechanics
Department of Biotechnology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Engineering Design
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Department of Ocean Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Management Studies
Affiliations and memberships Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Location and Contacts

Address Beside Adyar Cancer Institute, Opposite to C.L.R.I, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600 036
India
City population 10,265,000
Phone +91 (44) 2257 8000
Fax +91 (44) 2257 0509

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