Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is one of the leading technology institutions in India. Established in the year 1959, IIT Madras seeks to attract the best students from diverse backgrounds and offer them an excellent educational experience.

The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100+ laboratories organized in a unique pattern of functioning. IITM has also introduced inter disciplinary research areas. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre- eminent status of IIT Madras. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamil nadu, a southern state in India.


    To be an academic institution in dynamic equilibrium with its social, ecological and economic environment striving continuously for excellence in education, research and technological service to the nation.


    Excellence in teaching, developing human resources in the service of the nation, research, consultancy, and help to improve technical education in the country.

About IITM

In July 1956, the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, West German President Theodor Heuss and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer issued a joint

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Club and literary Activities

Life at IITM has more in store for you than just your Labs and experiments. A lot more in fact. One of the highlights of your stay here will most wide range

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The city of Chennai

Welcome to Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, and a charming host. 'Chennapatnam', the original name for 'Chennai', as it is now called, was until recent years known as Madras.

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The ASEAN PhD Fellowship Program

We welcome aspirants from ASEAN countries to apply to our PhD program through the ASEAN PhD fellowships to experience the world-class, cutting-edge research and innovation in the country’s top ranked research institute. IITM has over 591 academic staff and 4112 post-graduate students and is internationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its research. The faculty members of Engineering, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Management departments, along with their scholars, are involved in active research in frontier areas, publishing in acclaimed international and national journals and obtaining patents. Our faculty also undertake several application-oriented industrial consultancy projects with industries in India and abroad, as well as collaborative research projects with foreign universities. Undergraduate and post-graduate students have the opportunity to participate in these projects.

With 2925 PhD scholars and 773 MS Scholars spread across 16 departments and various interdisciplinary area of research, IITM is one of the best higher education Institutions (HEI) in the country


Master's degree in Engineering/Technology or a Master's degree by Research in Engineering/Technology or Master's degree in Sciences / Humanities and Social Sciences / Management Studies with a good academic record.


Foreign nationals applying to Engineering / Science / Management programs should have a valid GRE /GMAT score and should have cleared either IELTS/TOEFL with a minimum of 6.5 (overall) and 80 (overall) score respectively, if the medium of instruction for their qualifying degree was not English.

Fellowship Details:

Maximum tenure of each fellowship 5 years
Stipend per month INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years, INR 35,000/- for the next three years
Research grant Up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, contingency
Last date to apply 31 March 2021

Joint Doctoral Programme

IITM has collaborations with more than 250 foreign universities all over the world. Agreements are signed with partner universities to facilitate faculty collaborations and student exchanges. International collaborations have contributed towards the distinct international identity of IITM. Students pursuing a PhD at IITM have a unique opportunity to upgrade their PhD Program to a Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) with one among our 18 eminent partner universities.

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