Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT Madras), Chennai

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ESTD - 1959
Institute Type - College
NIRF - Ranking 15
Approved By - AICTE
CK Ranking - 17

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Overview

OVERVIEW

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras is one of the oldest and popular IITs in India. IIT Madras was founded in 1959 and the institute has been dominating in the field of engineering education and research output. IIT Madras has shown exceptional performance in national and international rankings. The premier institute bagged the top spot in NIRF Rankings awarded by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). As far as international rankings are concerned, IIT Madras has always featured in the list of top 500-1000 institutes across the globe. The performance of IIT Madras in international rankings is the major reason for the presence of international students on the campus.

The fully residential IIT Madras has 550 faculty members who have excellent knowledge and experience in diverse fields of engineering, management, technology, and sciences. Almost 8,500 are pursuing various courses at IIT Madras. On the other hand, IIT Madras has 16 academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of pure sciences and engineering. IIT Madras has around 100 laboratories on campus, which clearly indicates that practical learning is the priority at IIT Madras.

The curriculum of IIT Madras is designed in a way to encourage students to balance both academics and research. The curriculum gives enough opportunities for students to attain practical knowledge in diverse fields of engineering and pure sciences. Many students of IIT Madras set up startups through their innovative ideas. The premier institute helps students in incubating startups. Financial support is also given to selected ventures.

A Board of Governors (BoG) governs IIT Madras, and any discussion is implemented only after holding consultation with the BoG. Chairperson of IIT Madras heads the BoG. The institute also has a Director who plays a vital role in the functioning and development of the institute. Reputed stalwarts from industry and academia are appointed as Chairperson of IIT Madras.

Apart from Indian students, International students can seek admission in the courses offered by IIT Madras, and the premier institute has all the facilities to accommodate international students. In order to address the issues of international students, IIT Madras has also set up a specific international student centre.

 

Course

Admission

ADMISSION DETAILS

IIT Madras releases an official schedule for admission to the various courses on its official website. Admissions in all the courses are through an entrance exam. The entrance exam varies from one course to another. Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified by IIT Madras to secure admission in any of the courses. All details about IIT Madras course wise eligibility criteria, admission process, and entrance exams can be checked below and it is advisable for candidates to go through the eligibility criteria specified for each course before beginning with the application process in order to take admission.

IIT Madras B.Tech Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates must have passed Class 12 in Science stream (PCM) with a minimum of 60% marks. Marks of JEE Main and JEE Advanced are a must for admission into IIT Madras B.Tech programme. Firstly, the candidates must clear JEE Main to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.

IIT Madras B.Tech Selection Process 2019

The selection of candidates is purely based on the candidates’ rank in JEE Advanced. JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) will conduct the admission process.

IIT Madras B.Tech and M.Tech Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates must have passed Class 12 in Science stream (PCM) with a minimum of 60% marks. The candidates will have to produce mark sheet of both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Firstly, the candidates must clear JEE Main to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.

IIT Madras B.Tech and M.Tech Eligibility Criteria 2019

The selection of candidates is purely based on his/ her rank in JEE Advanced. JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) will conduct the admission process.

IIT Madras MA Eligibility Criteria 2019

Integrated M.A. in Development Studies and Integrated M.A. in English Studies programmes are offered at IIT Madras for the interested candidates. For any of these courses, the candidates must have passed class 12 (any stream) with a minimum of 60% marks. The candidates must also clear the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE).

IIT Madras MA Selection Process 2019

The admission process is purely based on the candidate’s performance and score in the HSEE exam.

IIT Madras M.Tech Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates must have a B.Tech degree with a minimum of 60% marks. It is important for the candidates to have cleared the GATE test in order to be eligible for the IIT Madras M.Tech programme.

IIT Madras M.Tech Selection Process 2019

The admission process is based on the score secured by candidates in GATE. For some M.Tech specializations, IIT Madras may conduct an interview.

IIT Madras MBA Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks. It is also important for the candidates to produce the mark sheet of CAT.

IIT Madras MBA Selection Process 2019

The selection of candidates is purely based on his/ her score in the CAT examination. The candidates will be shortlisted based on the CAT score. The shortlisted candidates will be called for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The final selection is based on the overall performance of candidates in CAT, WAT, and PI.

IIT Madras M.Sc Eligibility Criteria 2019

The candidates must have a B.Sc/ B.S/ B.Tech degree to secure admission in M.Sc course. It is also important for the aspirants to produce mark sheet of IIT JAM entrance with the prescribed cut-off marks.

IIT Madras M.Sc Selection Process 2019

The selection of candidates is based on his/ her performance in IIT JAM exam.

Facilities

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

Placements

PLACEMENT

IIT Madras has been performing exceptionally well in campus placements over the years. Usually, the placement process for the various courses offered by IIT Madras begins in December every year. The first phase placements of IIT Madras begin in the first week of December. Top companies visit the campus of IIT Madras to recruit students and students are offered jobs in top national and international companies. At the same time, these companies offer lucrative salary packages to students. The average placement percentage of institute stands at 75-80% every year.

Some of the top companies that visit the campus of IIT Madras are Samsung, Microsoft, Infosys, JP Morgan, Amazon, Deloitte, etc. Companies from Japan, Korea, etc also visit the campus of IIT Madras to recruit students.

The highest package offered by top companies goes up to Rs. 1 crore per annum every year. IIT Madras graduates have a huge demand in the job market. The placement cell of IIT Madras provides excellent placement assistance to students.

 

IIT Madras Phase-1 Placement Report 2020

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has just commenced the IIT Madras final placements, which began on 1st December 2019. This marks the beginning of the Phase-1 of the IIT Madras placements 2020. Here is the IIT Madras Phase-1 placement report 2020.

The first day of the phase-1 of IIT Madras placements, there have been over 100 job offers made to the students at the institute. Various organizations, like Microsoft and Uber, participated in the first day of the placements, where the institute witnessed a total of 102 offers being made its students.

Compared to the previous year’s placement report, more than 20 companies had made offers to the students on the first day of the placement session. Last year, there had been 85 offers made by 19 companies. Among the offers that had been made, 4 international offers had also been offered to the students, this year.

A report released by the Institute, states that most of the offers that had been made were from the domain of Computer Science and Consulting. Here is a list of the top recruiters who were engaged in the placement sessions for 2020 batch.

Top Recruiters in IIT Madras Placement Phase-1 for 2020 batch

These are some of the top recruiters in IIT Madras placement Phase-1 for 2020 batch that had made offers to the students from the batch of 2020.

Apart from the engineering internships, Department of Management Studies of IIT Madras has also recorded a significant growth in PPOs this year.

As per the release that had been posted by IIT Madras, 227 companies and organizations have registered for the Phase-1 of the IIT Madras placements 2020.

IIT Madras Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) 2019-20

IIT Madras Pre-Placement Offers witnessed an increase in the number of students receiving an offer. 158 students secured PPOs as compared to 135 students last year.A total of 1,334 students have registered for 2019-20 pre-placement

 

IIT Madras Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) 2019-20 Highlights

Check out the IIT Madras PPOs 2019-20 highlights in detail below:

IIT Madras Placements 2018-19

The first phase placements at IIT Madras concluded on December 08, 2018. Over 326 companies visited the campus this year.  A total of 92 offers (including six international offers) were made during the Day 1 of first phase placements at IIT Madras 2018-19. The first session of IIT Madras placements, which is also known as 1.1, witnessed the participation of popular recruiters such as Apple, Google and Microsoft. Consulting sector dominated the first phase (Day 1) placements at IIT Madras this year. The following are top international consulting firms that offered 13 jobs together –

  • Bain & Co.
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • McKinsey

Microsoft dominated the Day 1 placement with 25 offers in three job profiles. Other major companies that offered the maximum number of offers were –

  • Apple – 08 Offers
  • Goldman Sachs- 07 Offers

IIT Madras Sector Wise Placements 2018-19

Here are the complete details about the sector-wise break-up of job offers at IIT Madras Phase I placements 2018-19 –

 

Top Recruiters and Number of Offers at IIT Madras Phase I Placements 2018-19

A total number of 888 job offers were made to IIT Madras students during the Phase 1 placements for the academic session 2018-19. The following are the major recruiters which offered a maximum number of offers.

Major Highlights of IIT Madras Phase 1 Placements 2018-19

  • On Day 1 (first slot) of IIT Madras first phase placements 2018-19, 19 companies hired students across 32 job profiles.
  • Google, Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs and Texas Instruments were some of the top recruiters on Day 1.
  • The first time recruiters were Nutanix Technologies and Bain & Company.
  • The second slot of the placement process on Day 1 witnessed the participation of 23 companies offering 48 profiles.
  • Some of the popular companies that participated in the second slot on Day 1 were General Electric, Qualcomm, Intel, Star India, JPMorgan, Shell and Airbus.
  • In the first three days of IIT Madras placements 2018-19, over 133 companies made 680 offers to students.
  • 33% hiring was done by the Consulting sector while Core and Research & Development (R & D) accounted for 37%  job offers.
  • By Day 3 of campus hiring, IT (Information Technology) sector made 29% offers and FMCG with less than 1% offers.

Stay tuned for the updates on IIT Madras Phase II placements 2018-19.

2018 – Internship

IIT Madras Witnesses Increase in Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) in Placements 2018-19

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras has witnessed an increase in Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) this year. Close to 130 students (excluding Department of Management Studies) bagged PPOs until October 22, 2018. Compared to the previous year, there has been a significant growth in the pre-placement offers this year. One of the major reasons for the rise in PPOs at IIT Madras was robust internship programme of the premier institute, which has been helping students to secure internship opportunities in popular companies.

Apart from the engineering internships, Department of Management Studies of IIT Madras has also recorded a significant growth in PPOs this year.

Sector-Wise Percentage of PPOs Offered to IIT Madras Students 2018-19

Here is the sector-wise report of the percentage of pre-placement offers made to students by different companies this year –

 

Company-Wise PPOs Offered at IIT Madras Placements 2018-19

Here is the list of major recruiters that offered PPOs to IIT Madras students this year –

Other Recruiters

Apart from the above recruiters, the other major recruiters at IIT Madras placements 2018-19 is –

  • Crisil
  • Titan
  • Fresh Works
  • Wipro
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Tiger Analytics
  • IBM
  • Amazon
  • Ford
  • Dell
  • VIP Industries
  • Accenture

Some students were also selected for internships in social organisations such as Rural Technology Action Group and Madhya Pradesh Government Projects.

DoMS – IIT Madras Placements 2017

Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras successfully completed its final placement for its 2015-2017 batch. Companies from the various domain like Consulting, IT/ITES, E-Commerce, BFSI, Manufacturing actively participated in the placement process.

Highlights of DoMS – IIT Madras Final Placements 2017:

Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras achieved 98% placement for 2017 with 11% rise in the average salary offered as well as 6% increase in the highest salary. Google, Amazon, Dell, McKinsey & Company, ICICI Bank, etc. were some of the top recruiters at DoMS – IIT Madras.

Check out the sector-wise hiring done at the institute:

IIT Madras Placements 2017 – Engineering

The first phase placements at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras that started on December 1, 2017, has been concluded. The institute witnessed a magnificent increase in the number of offers made by different companies on the first day of the placement drive. Various reputed companies made 877 offers and 23 students bagged international offers. Companies like Microsoft, Indeed, Uber, Rubrik, Mercari, Sekisui Chemical and Softbank.

According to the placement report of IIT Madras, 62% of the students who registered for the placements bagged jobs in the first phase of placement. In 2016, 132 more students of the institute were placed before the end of the first phase of placement.

According to sources, the highest package offered on Day 1 was Rs. 1 crore per annum. Students took part in the placement process actively without much stress. IIT Madras’s decision to end the graveyard session this year reduced pressure and stress among the students. On day one of placements at IIT Madras, over 33 companies recruited students in two sessions. The total number of offers rolled out at the institute in the first phase of placement was 763.

Top Recruiters at IIT Madras Placements Day One: -

Sector-Wise Percentage of Recruitment on at IIT Madras Placements Day One: -

90% of the students from the Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering Design and Electrical Engineering departments were placed this season. There was also a 10% rise in the placements of Postgraduate students.

Also, the placements for research scholars saw a rise of 50% in 2017 and companies like UIDAI, Intel India, Qualcomm, ABInBev and Bajaj Autos recruited research scholars. This year, students of IIT Madras were also offered 114 PPOs. Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Qualcomm were the top companies that offered PPOs to students who excelled as interns.

32 startups also visited the Institute for placements this year and offered 85 jobs. The first phase of placement process began at most of the IITs on December 1, 2017. Reputed firms lined up to hire students on Day 1.

2017 – Internship

IIT Madras Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) – Engineering 2017

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has witnessed a 56% rise in the PPOs (Pre Placement Offers) for the academic session 2017-18. Compared to the previous academic session, there has been a widespread increase in the number of PPOs. This year, IIT Madras received 114 PPOs, whereas, the figure in 2016 was 73.

According to data released by IIT Madras, core sectors offered the highest number of PPOs. On the other hand, financial services firms also showed a keen interest in recruiting students from IIT Madras. The major firms that gave out PPOs at IIT Madras were: –

  • Texas Instruments

  • Samsung R & D

  • Goldman Sachs

  • Microsoft

  • Qualcomm

Students of electrical engineering and computer science engineering departments bagged over 60% of PPOs. Core engineering industry concentrated in offering PPOs to students of other departments.

A final year student from the civil engineering department, Nori Archana, bagged a PPO from Goldman Sachs. The student added that the number of PPOs have increased magnificently this year. She termed the scenario as a good sign for both students and companies. Many companies are drifting towards PPO format of recruitment from conventional campus placements, she added.

Advisor to Training & Placement, IIT Madras, Professor Manu Santhanam stated the main reason for the increase in PPOs. This year, there were many large recruiters and these companies evinced keen interest in offering PPOs to IIT Madras students, Santhanam opined.

At IIT Madras, the internships for students are facilitated through an institute-coordinated process.

Contact

Contact Details of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Contact No: +91-44-22578035
Email ID: drcourses@iitm.ac.in
Website: https://www.iitm.ac.in
Address: IIT Madras P.O., Chennai 600036, INDIA
 
 

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