Indian Institute of Technology, Madras also known as IITM was established in 1959 by the Govt of India along with the government of former West Germany. IITM is declared an institute of National Importance by the Govt of India. IITM celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2009.
IIT Madras conducts academic programmes of B.Tech., Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.Tech.), Integrated M.A, M.Tech., M.B.A, M.Sc., M.S. and Ph.D. in various disciplines.
IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.
The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. 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 Tamilnadu, a southern state in India.