College Reviews Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Also known as: IIT Madras
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nimi sha
Posted on 30 May' 18 by nimi sha
Batch of 2022 | B.Tech Aerospace Engineering
There's a lot of exposure and harmony. you have to study and enjoy. college life is at its best with a beautiful campus. the faculties are not up to the mark and the compulsory attendance is a pain. hostels are good and have all the facilities. central library is the best place. there are a lot of eateries, affordable at the same time. the life is good here but people are very practical.
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It will bring the best out of you

Posted on 16 Mar' 18 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2022 | BS and MS Physics Dual Degree
Excellent infrastructure and corporate exposure. Competitive students and ample opportunities to bring the best out of you. Gender Ratio is low but a diverse culture of students from various parts of the country and background is there. Getting into the college is tough but, it is worth the hardwork that you put in to get into the college.
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Rahul M Narayan
Posted on 16 Mar' 18 by Rahul M Narayan
Batch of 2021 | BS and MS Physics Dual Degree
IIT-M is an institute to aspire for. I have known students who studied there did continue with their higher studies there itself and got settled in one form or other.None cold separates them for they were so obsessed with the super-duper Campus and so made up their minds to settle for life time in ITT-M. It is one of the best even known self-contained Campuses par excellence.The only glitch (really sickening) that I used to face while pursuing my higher research-studies there, in early-80s, was the "total lack of cooperation" from staff members 'at Workshops' -- their behavior and attitude towards students and researchers were not up to the mark/expectations, a truly disgusting experience, unpardonable. With the changes in the Leadership and remuneration packages for better, now the story must be very favourable. In my considered reckoning, every parent MUST encourage their children to dream for studying in IIT-M and help prepare them to realize their Dreams -- you will not regret not your children if an opportunity is there to get engaged with this Institute.
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Great Voyages Starts Here.

Pranav
Posted on 15 Mar' 18 by Pranav
Batch of 2022 | BS and MS Physics Dual Degree
IIT is known for the brand value all around the world and IIT Madras is definitely one of the best IITs in India. I joined this magnificent institution last Year. It was my dream since childhood to get a place in one of the most prestigious institute in India. Once you enter the gate you feel the lush green campus calling out for you. The Campus is Eco-friendly, filled with lots of trees and of course deers ! It is a perfect stage to find out your talent and develop your skills. IIT has much to offer than one could possibly imagine.
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A good one to start a life

Posted on 05 Mar' 18 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019 | B.Tech Chemical Engineering
One will get a lot of exposure to industries, various experiments happening all around the globe. Apart of all technical qualifications of IITM needless to say, the communication opportunities available at IITM are immense. People from all parts of the nation meet here and study and do research together which allows and helps in developing one's personality and behaviour too. The campus had 80% placements , which is good. The placement team of IITM strive for the benefit and placement of every eligible person. The highest placement package will be mostly given to computer science students. This year, the highest package is around one cross per annum has been touched. Coming to infrastructure, there will be a very good Wi-Fi and internet facility. Every person associated with IITM has their login ID and password so that one can access the internet. The classrooms are good and clean and big and can fit at least 100 members. The labs, medical facilities and sports and games are given preference in this institution. Considering faculty, every faculty is IITM are well qualified regarding quality and quantity. Every faculty of i IITM has the post graduate as well as post doctorate degree from the world's best universities. The teaching quality of marvelous and tremendous. Doing intern and projects under those faculties will help us learn more. They are probably the best in the country. The facilities available here are quite amazing. The quality of the food is decent but it's just that you should be switching meses from time to time. Hostel rooms are smaller than I imagined but it is decent for a single person. Infrastructure related issues occur but are taken care of as soon as possible
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My college is my soul

IIT Madras is a nice institute among what I have seen in my life. The mech department is the biggest of all with 66 faculty. There is a good relation between professors and companies. So if a student wants a challenging project he can directly go to the professors. We have an incubation cell. It give a lot of inputs to emerging startups. Please come to IIT madras if you want to excell in engineering.
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IITB is one of top college throughout the world

Posted on 26 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
IITB is one of most promising college in India .I am pursing my BTech in iitb and IITB is my dream college college.I had fulfilled my dream.And my other dream is to place in Facebook.IITB had good faculty.many students from iitb are being CEO of many companies.I too thinking I may also become a ceo in future.IITB college is widely spread college with 700acres
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Excellent place to gain knowledge.

Posted on 21 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
College infrastructure includes swimming pool, the Knowledge center(library) with a wide range of books, air conditioned classrooms (only a few), renewable sources of energy like solar panels and solar heaters. The company of friends from various backgrounds is the best thing we get here. People from all over India come here to study a wide number of courses available. Talking about facilities in hostel, we have water dispensers in every wing or floor, we have a TV room, a TT(Table Tennis) room, a hostel library, a music room and also a tech room. We have solar heaters and a good water supply. Talking about affordability recent rise in the fee structure makes it a bit difficult for general category middle class families but the various number of scholarships that one can get can cover that.
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Millions of Opportunity

Siddiq
Posted on 20 Feb' 17 by Siddiq
Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
IIT Madras is a place filled with ample amount of opportunities. The infrastructure is one the best among government colleges. The freedom given here is the best part. But it is not soon you will realize that freedom comes with responsibility. Too much of freedom sometimes spoils us. There is always a tendency you develop here of "Putting too much effort towards the end (Last night pains before exams)". The famous saying of "Once you come to IIT , your life is settled" is the biggest lie you can hear. Of course it is true for people who use the various opportunities here. I am one of the persons who wasted these chances to groom myself during my initial year. Speaking of infrastructure and facilities I feel IITM provides much more than satisfactory levels. There are few professors like from structural engineering department who are really good at inspiring young students towards pursuing a career in core.
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Exciting and Competitive place to live in

Sivapriya
Posted on 19 Feb' 17 by Sivapriya
Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Electrical Engineering
Labs and teaching methods incorporated by professors are very good. We have to go for compulsory industry or research internship for about three months as part of curriculum. We have numerous clubs where we can join according to our interest and participate in their activities. Hostels are also pretty good, very clean and friendly environment. Student crowd is very interactive and helpful in all sorts of matter.
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Best minds and good education are always a treat to life

Vivek
Posted on 18 Feb' 17 by Vivek
Batch of 2018 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
Beginning with the entrance which always matters. Wonderful .Nature. Serene.Beautiful. I'm having so many adjectives which itself might suffice for the whole review. Lush green approach to the main point of the campus which is the Gajendra circle. Lazy engineers hence call it GC. Branching off to two sides from there. One to the academic section. Other to the hostels , library, departmental stores etc. Infrastructure wise I would not say that it is a aww to the eyes but yes.. You will definitely llike it no matter what. Simple and beautiful.Well the mess building doesn;t look like one. Atleast when I first stepped in here I thought of it as some fun place or basically a shopping centre. Blew my mind the next day as people were calling it a mess. Hostels have a good functional design . Leave apart the tower hostels. They can be called a nightmare come to life. The older hostels compensate for that. Department buildings are simple. Not much to talk about it. CRC being the class room complex has again a good functional design. The ground floor classrooms are uncomparable. Well no wonder students sleep in the morning 8am classes. Or rather they sleep always because it has something called AC which we very dearly miss in the hostels. Facilities are available in plenty. Whatever isn't inside is gettable just with a step outside the campus. No complaints about food centers which matters the most in a college student's life. Also matters to the moms more than us. They never change. Canteen available 24*7 also for those insomniacs who prefer gossip over a chai to tea over sleep . Well memories are created . Hence no complaints :) . Movies can be downloaded thorugh the intra hostel network. One of our lifelines here. You know what I mean. Mostly at the times of poor internet crisis. Gurunath stores. Well they are life savers. Got everything. If it's someone whom students owe a real treat to it is them. Remember the time during floods. They provided items for free. I mean pay later ( nothing comes for free ). Academics - Well I'm not the right person to talk about this. But nevermind .. maggus are busy studying. To be frank , the huge praises I had heard outside insti an what i'm experiencing vary a lot. Well that differs from proffesor to proffesor actually. Some profs have world class research but teach very poorly . Some are really excellent at teaching and you won't feel like missing any classes. Leave apart the teaching .. academic oppurtunities to avail are too many. Your institute mail is flooded with mails from universities abroad inviting you for an exchange semester, internship oppurtunities and also various companies opening up avenues for the grads to work with them. Also start a new start up. Well oppurtunities are plenty. Just that you have to know the right way to avail them. And also the right ones to avail. Can't get everything. Finally coming to the CGPA. I'm still searching for the senior who told me that CGPA doesn't matter. It does to a great extent. Keep it above 8 or 8.5 and you are free to sail happily. I mean if you choose to be happy and not greedy for more. Students - Well . If my facebook friends are taken and placed on the maps according to their hometown the whole map would be traced. Also some would step overseas. The foreign exchange ones. Made so many new friends from the country, Got to know about various cultures. Their language. And yeah .The homefood they bring. Those people are friends forever. Placements - No comments. I'm in my third year. Affordable - Yes from my side. That was it I guess . Can talk about my second home a lot but prefer to end it here . Simply saying - " A paradise you've earned for 4 straight years " .!
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The Transforming Era

Bhuvanesh Rajendran
Posted on 17 Feb' 17 by Bhuvanesh Rajendran
Batch of 2018 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras known for its excellency in engineering has been a life changing experience. The kind of exposure you get here is really a fantastic one. We have several clubs like Auto club, literary club, music club and most importantly centre for innovation that lies the basic platform for all the freshers to lead their technical life. As a matter of fact CFI is the best hands-on exposure which any fresher would aspire for. The competition which you get from your fellow friends is a major driving factor in pushing your academic records. You have abundant resources that helps a student to show a holistic development. We have insti sports team as well as hostel teams to get exposure towards sports. we were provided with internet facilities 24*7 that has made us to work round the clock. The diversity among students is a major hurdle which anybody needs to jump over. If you get adjusted to IIT culture then undoubtedly you can get adjusted to any situation. On the whole IIT Madras is the best to spend your 4 or 5 years to gain knowledge about your technical life.
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One of the greatest and unforgettable experiences of my life

Posted on 17 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2018 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
Insti gave me good life, friends who will last for life. College has really good infrastructure, the amount we pay is no where justified for the facilities they provide us. Insti always say they encourage enthu people but they finally need people who either have lot of skill or influence(contacts). The two most famous things are said in Insti but shouldn't believe in them are: 1)Enthu is all you need 2) CG doesn't matter. In civil engineering we have pretty good and cool professors. Talking to them and making good relationship with them might help you in getting forward in your carrier. They are the most experienced people in that field after all.
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Life Changing Experience

Posted on 16 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
The infrastructure available in the institute is of state-of-the-art quality. It is also easily accessible for the students. The industry exposure should be significantly increased for the students. Although, there is a good practical exposure for the students to gain experience from. The variety of life choices available in the institute surely molded my lifestyle and my thought process. The placement scenario in the campus is one of the best in the country. The hostels are of decent outlook with an average mess food quality. The professors in my institute sure are gems of the country. They are highly knowledgeable. The student diversity enables us to create a highly tolerant and neutral environment unlike most parts of the country.
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A roller coaster ride

Posted on 15 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
IIT Madras gives you the opportunity to take a shot at a wide range of domains, which is not common. Each and every student can find something or the other which is interesting, and then also get access to resources which help in doing something worthwhile with this interest. The student body is simply amazing, one can find all kinds of (intelligent) people from everywhere, and there is a healthy sense of competition which is crucial for self-improvement. Faculty is strong and renowned and is considerate towards students' wants and needs.In addition, the campus has essential facilities available to carry out most kinds of trending research work. Graduates have a wide array of options to choose from, mainly under the categories of jobs, higher education, or self-ventures.The access to a powerful alumni network is something with puts IITM a step further. Personal life on campus will be truly memorable. Hostel life is insane in a positive sense with so much to do any time even though the hostels themselves are old-school style and not too fancy. It's also highly affordable compared to other universities. The only downside in my opinion is the lack of female students on campus, which is a barrier to overall social and personal development for male students. I'm currently in my final year of undergraduate studies, and am going to pursue graduate studies after graduating. I can proudly say that I was fortunate to experience all that IITM offered me. It's easily one of the best, if not the best engineering institute in India, and I would strongly recommend IIT Madras to any aspiring engineer.
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The Place I never forget

Posted on 14 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
I have joined the college in 2013. What to say about college, It's one of the best in country. In my childhood I have heard stories that in ancient times education is pursued in forests and it became my dream to get a education like that. My dream came true by joining IIT Madras, such a lovely campus. College provides many opportunities to reinvent yourself in not only in as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities . The faculty and infrastructure provided to us is great. Faculty are always supporting and guiding us in our careers. The brand of college is enough to attract many international companies to come to our college for hiring the students.The hostel life is best life you can get. One thing to conclude my life would be incomplete if I didn't spend these four years here.
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The Era Of Maximum Personality Growth & More

Niranjhana Narayanan
Posted on 14 Feb' 17 by Niranjhana Narayanan
Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Engineering Physics
The four years of your college life go a long way in defining who you are as a person, your interests and your goals. I would say I have been very lucky to have been a part of IITM for that. The exposure, your peers, the competition, your friends, the environment, your life overall here is the best you'll ever have. By the time you graduate, you get to witness a much better and upgraded version of yourself and you'll be ever grateful to insti for it. Thank you, insti!
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Freedom with responsibility

Posted on 14 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2018 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
Excellent Infrastructure and faculty at my institute. It has a lot of diversified students. We get to learn a lot of things. It gives a lot of freedom to students. Students have lot of opportunities to pursue according to their wish and goals. Faculties are highly experienced. One can get good industry exposure by working in so many projects offered to the students. Finally one gains a lot of confidence that he/she can do whatever they wanted to do in their life.
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Life of IITian

Posted on 13 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | B.Tech Electrical Engineering
At IIT, the professors have good industry contacts and students who are in contact with good professors can avail benefits from it. For example i recently got an intern in one of the top research labs of India via my professors contacts. The infrastructure is good in terms of core electrical equipment. The college experience is enhanced by interaction with active professors and students. Immense research opportunities made my college life fruitful.
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Unmatched Rivalry

Posted on 13 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019 | B.Tech Electrical Engineering
The standard of IITs is ever increasing. Recently there have been many advances in the form of budget and the student body (or senate) so the improvement in infrastructure in form of new labs etc is immense. Although the facilities are really good already as compared to any Indian college but now we have reached comparable standards with top ivy league colleges. The industry exposure needs improvement. My college life was made enjoyable due to my peer group and the various societies at our campus. As for the scene of placement, industrial placement was weak this year but placement in R&D has improved.
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It is a great platform to develop all-round skills

Posted on 12 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
It is a great experience as we where provided with abundant opportunities to excel technically over the subject and we are even provided with good infrastructure facilities to develop sports.Campus have many extra curricular and co-curricular activities to enrich in arts and sciences too. Here in campus even facilities like gym are provided to maintain fit and healthy lifestyle.
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Excellent atmosphere

Posted on 11 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2016 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
I feel our campus life is nicely divided between fun and study. A lot of time is available with us to pursue our own interests. The Campus of IIT Madras is huge and has everything that is required by a student, whether it is for studies or for leisure. Also, the scenic beauty of the campus is amazingly refreshing.
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Best experience that anyone could get in India

TsAnand
Posted on 11 Feb' 17 by TsAnand
Batch of 2018 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
College life is awesome in IIT Madras. It is situated in the centre of the city and we have access to everything. We have been given full freedom to do whatever we want. This freedom also helps us to choose our own way of living and our own career. Placements are really good. Almost everyone who are decent enough get placed. Infrastructure is superb. Facilities for projects and research works are very good.
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A place to realize one's core values and purpose of life.

Srinivasan Vethathirri
Posted on 10 Feb' 17 by Srinivasan Vethathirri
Batch of 2018 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
Our college provides an exceptional platform to practically experience the learnings through many industrial visits and workshops. Also, we are allowed to do courses in other departments to get different flavor of engineering. The one thing which makes my college life memorable and enjoyable is the diverse student community to which I get exposed to. Hostel is a home to showcase our talents in sports, arts and technology. Dr. Devdas Menon from Civil Engineering Department is exceptional because apart from teaching civil engineering courses, he teaches how to be self-aware in all aspects of life. Studying here is affordable due to scholarships available. Students in our college are like butterflies of different colors doing things with full involvement. This is mainly due to the environment created by IIT Madras to find one's interest and to excel in that field. It is a great opportunity to be a part of campus which has many trees and animals. At the end of the day, IIT Madras gives us a feel of great satisfaction of the work we do and the credits we get.
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One of the best things that happened to me

Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
Exclusive pieces of infrastructure for both educational as well as recreational activities are present. The labs for each and every specialization are present and are maintained very well. Separate grounds for each sport fulfilling its own purpose. Industrial and site visits will be planned. Various opportunities to intern with a company help in enhancing industry exposure. It is a different, calm and peaceful world in itself. Unlimited opportunities from various sectors will be made available through placements. Hostels have sports facilities, music room, library, tech room etc. The faculty is amazing with exceptional educational background and huge network. Being a government institution, a lot of funding will be received by the government, which reduces the budget burden, thus making it affordable.
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Better Than your Imaginations

Nikhil
Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Nikhil
Batch of 2019 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
No words to describe my college life. Undoubtedly IIT-M is one of the best college in India. I feel our campus life is nicely divided between fun and study. A lot of time is available with us to pursue our own interests. The Campus of IIT Madras is huge and has everything that is required by a student, whether it is for studies or for leisure. Also, the scenic beauty of the campus is amazingly refreshing.
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Had an awesome experience with best of the crowd

Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2017 | B.Tech Civil Engineering
Campus of IIT Madras provides the foreground of future to the students with its stimulating aesthetics and modern infrastructure. Latest facilities, annual fests, inter-hostel competitions, and much more- IIT Madras has the blend of everything to offer which makes its student college life exciting and memorable.
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Good in terms of academics and innovation but stressful

Posted on 07 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019
Perfect place for excelling in academics or being a successful entrepreneur. College provides a Student-run Lab for projects and innovation. Experienced professors and intellectual batch mates will definitely help in performing better in academics. There are no restrictions in hostel as such regarding time limits but lack of fun, poor gender ratio and stressed life are inevitable here which can cause trouble in the college life.
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The best anyone can have

Posted on 07 Feb' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
Basically, the college opens to you a lot of opportunities to a wide range of fields. There are a lot of clubs like- Analytics, Astrology, Choreo(Dance), CVG(Computer Vision programming) etc. to encourage them and discover your interest. The college doesn't confine you to just your academics.
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Leader in the field of engineering education and research

Posted on 07 Feb' 17 by ENGINEER SHAFAQUE
Batch of 2019 | B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
The best part of my life is to be called as an IITian. Doing B.tech from IIT like Madras is the dream of every aspirant. But frankly speaking , It is a difficult task, but not impossible only need to put all the effort required. When I was preparing for this I too was very nervous but at last, I achieved. Now it all depend on your hard work and concentration. Now talking about the campus. Located in posh localities of CHENNAI although once you enter, it seems like a more or less self sufficient mini-city anyway. Rich in natural flora and fauna to begin with, the campus' green cover. it’s a pretty old campus, most of the laboratories, almost all the computer labs even in the hostels, and the central library are air conditioned. most facilities are available in campus itself, including banks, a shopping center, and a well-equipped hospital. Campus is like heaven for learning. IIT Madras provides the best learning facilities and the best possible learning environment.The programs & courses on offer have the flexibility to evolve and change in response to new requirements.The programs have a dual purpose of building a solid foundation of knowledge and at the same time enhance confidence creativity and innovation. Being such a prominent institute of India all opportunities at world wide level comes here their own. You only need to grab it. Huge 3-floored Mega mess known as 'Himalaya', The Ascendas I.T park. Huge food court which houses restaurants like McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut, etc.; other than this the nearby places would be Dominos pizza, Wang's kitchen, etc. The major festivals/organisations are: 'Shaastra': Technical festival of IIT Madras and 'Saarang': Cultural festival of IIT Madras The peaceful atmosphere of the campus belies the wide range of activities that complement academic life. Late night chats with friends, and hanging out in the CCD located inside the campus are the most common pastimes every weekend. There’s a million things to pursue, provided you find the time and provided you’re able to handle your rigorous academic schedule side by side. Total 17 hostel lushes with all facilities. Hostels aren’t, naturally, and it can get pretty hot in the summer months (which last for almost the entire year), but fortunately there’s enough greenery around to keep soaring temperatures in check. There is a great emphasis on core fundamentals in the classroom and examinations are designed to test the applicability of these fundamentals in real life situations. Course work is augmented by seminars, presentations and course projects to test the depth of understanding of subject. The professors here are very interactive and enthusiastic about the subjects they teach. The crowd, as you’d expect at a renowned institute, is pretty multicultural, coming from many parts of the country. Tremendous scholarship are available here.
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