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Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959. The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. The IIT system has sixteen Institutes of Technology. The first of these to be instituted are at Kharagpur (estb. 1951), Mumbai (estb. 1958), Chennai (estb. 1959), Kanpur (estb. 1959), Delhi (estb. 1961), Guwahati (estb. 1994) and Roorkee (estb. 1847, joined IITs in 2001). 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.

Country India
School name Indian Institute of Technology
City Chennai
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Engineering
Science
Biotechnology
Humanities, Social Sciences
Management
Faculty
(Graduate)
Engineering
Science
Biotechnology
Humanities, Social Sciences
Management
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1959
The number of students (Undergraduate) 2,900
The number of students (Graduate) 2,500
Test required for admission Document review
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) N/A
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 313
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address IIT P.O., Chennai 600 036
Link to official website http://www.iitm.ac.in/
Link to contact website http://www.iitm.ac.in/content/contact-details