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IIT Madras: Admission via JEE Advanced, Fees, Cut-Off and More

Last updated on September 24th, 2020 at 04:59 pm

Ranked 1st among the top engineering colleges in India, IIT Madras is the institute of international repute, excellent student community, and a brilliant set of technical staff. Established in 1959, it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and AICTE.

  • Among the top-tier IITs in India, IIT Madras holds the 1st position in NIRF rankings for the second time in a row.
  • The institute is presently running with 550 faculty members, 8000 students and 1250 administrative and supportive staff members.
  • The campus is stretched over an area of 250 hectares.
  • IIT Madras boasts of various faculty achievements. For example, Dr. E.G Tulapurkara, a faculty member possesses an award for excellence in Aerospace education by the Aeronautical Society of India.
  • The institute conducts various exchange programs for students to enhance the mobility of undergraduate students.

Latest Updates:

  • JAB has wiped off the 12th boards eligibility criterion for IITs admission. Therefore, JEE Advanced 2020 can be taken by students who were declared pass in 12th class.
  • The decision is considered as temporary relief amid COVID-19. Read More

Let us delve deeper into the insights of the institute in the following sections to understand more about the institute.

IIT Madras – Highlights

Particulars Details
Official Website www.iitm.ac.in
Type of Programs UG, PG, Doctoral (PhD)
Admission Criteria JEE Main, JEE Advanced and 10+2 percentage (for B.Tech admissions)
Application Mode Online
NIRF Rankings 1st

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Admission in IIT Madras through JEE Advanced

In IIT Madras, the courses are divided into semesters and candidates are evaluated on the basis of their performance. The institute arranges other activities along with the rigorous academic curriculum.

  • Similar to other IITs, IIT Madras admissions are done on the basis of the scores of JEE Advanced.
  • Only the top scorers of the JEE Main are eligible to sit for JEE Advanced entrance examination.
  • After getting the required scores in JEE Advanced, candidates go through several rounds of JoSAA counselling and finally report to the college.

Various B.Tech courses in IIT Madras

  • Tech courses are 4 – years courses. IIT Madras offers B.Tech under 9 specializations.
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science & Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Physics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgical & Material Engineering
    • Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

IIT Madras offers B. Tech + M.Tech dual degrees in the given disciplines. The institute offers a combination of different disciplines such as:

1 – B.Tech in Aerospace Engg. and M.Tech in Applied Mechanics with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering.

2 – B.Tech in Electrical Engg. and M.Tech in Applied Mechanics with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering.

3 – B.Tech in Civil Engg. and M.Tech in Applied Mechanics with a specialization in Solid Mechanics / Fluid Mechanics.

4 – B.Tech in Naval Architecture and M.Tech in Applied Mechanics with a specialization in Solid Mechanics / Fluid Mechanics.

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Why should one opt for a dual degree in IIT Madras?

The need for the program arises due to the decline in PG programs over the years. The growing demand for computer engineers and their sky-limit salaries is much more than M.Tech stipend making it less attractive. Therefore, dual degrees help here.

  • The student earns an M.tech degree with just an extra year of effort saving at least 6 months.
  • The program focuses on all the core areas of both B.Tech and M.Tech programs.
  • Dual degrees help the students with additional summer and winter which can be put to use by doing internships.
  • Students pursuing dual degrees perform a lot more coding than B.Tech courses.
  • The course is very attractive for the students who are interested in research work as well.

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IIT Madras Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 examination with a minimum of 75% (65% for SC/ST) or have come in the top 20 percentile in their respective board.
  • Candidates will have to sit for JEE Main followed by JEE Advanced and get the minimum cut off to be eligible for IIT Kanpur Admission.

IIT Madras Admission Process 2020

Candidates should conform to the following eligibility criterion to get admission to IIT Madras.

  • Candidates should complete 10+2 examinations from a recognized board and score a minimum of 75% marks (65% in case of SC/ST category).
  • They should appear for JEE Main exams and make their place in the top 1,50,000 ranks to fulfil JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria.
  • After taking JEE Advanced and scoring necessary marks in JEE Advanced Results, a merit list of AIRs is prepared.
  • The eligible candidates will then enrol themselves for JEE Advanced Counselling conducted by JoSAA. Candidates register themselves online and undergo the process of choice filling and locking.
  • After all the rounds of the JoSAA Counselling, they will report to the college.

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IIT Madras: JEE Advanced 2019 Cut off for Top Courses

IIT Madras cut off are given below. Candidates will be able to check the minimum ranks that are needed to secure higher chances of admission into the course that is offered by the limited number of institutes. It is a screening process, and the cutoff for B.Tech is different for each institute, category and gender.

While preparing the cutoff, the authorities consider a variety of factors related to JEE Advanced or JEE Main or the institute such as the number of seats, previous cutoff and more.

Subject 2019 Cut-off – Male 2019 Cut-off – Female
Aerospace Engineering 1971 4805
Chemical Engineering 831 4562
Civil Engineering 2220 5710
Computer Science & Engineering 90 349
Electrical Engineering 182 805
Engineering Physics 1430 3181
Mechanical Engineering 722 2721
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 3407 6166
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering 4463 9833

IIT Madras JEE Advanced 2019 Cut off

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Study in IIT Madras during COVID-19

The world is hit by one of the worst pandemics in history; countries are locked down since March. Our country is no exception to this and all the institutes are trying to function in a way which is in best interest for all the parties involved. Let us see how IIT Madras is functioning amidst the global pandemic:

  • Since April 14, IIT Madras has been conducting online lectures for the students on NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning).
  • The motive of these lectures is to promote career guidance, knowledge of general topics and technology amidst the lockdown.
  • Students are also welcoming this initiative as the first video on “film sense” gained 11,000 views.
  • The duration of the lecture is 1 hour which is segregated between 45 minutes learning session and 15 minutes question and answer session. The Q/A session is to promote interaction and eliminate communication gaps.

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Why Opt For IIT Madras?

There are a lot of reasons why IIT Madras is ranked 1st in the NIRF rankings in the category of the top engineering colleges in India. The mission of the institute is to be on par with MIT in the USA. Some of the reasons why one should opt for IIT Madras are as follows:

  • Academic Excellence:
    • IIT Madras is known to the world for its academic excellence and the plethora of courses it offers in all the disciplines.
    • Students who want to study in a rigorous academic environment with value-laden education experience should blindly enrol themselves here.
  • Residential Facilities:
    • The hostels are well-equipped with internet and computer facilities.
    • Other residential facilities include Open Air Theatre, Student Facilities Centre, food courts and Bank facilities.
  • Student Life at Institute:
    • The institute has a hospital that caters to all the general ailment problems of the students. Its charges are minimal.
    • MiTR is a student body of faculty and other students that provide guidance to the students on academics and extracurricular activities.
    • Special help is provided to people with disabilities and weaker sections.
  • Training and Placement:
    • More than 200 companies arrive at the campus year after year to recruit students.
    • The placement package sometimes exceeds the seven zeros mark.
    • Both national and international companies of world-wide recognition come to offer jobs to the students at IIT Madras.
  • Industrial and Alumni Relations: 
    • Student exchange programs are conducted to increase the mobility of students.
    • International communities on the campus allow students to interact extensively with everyone.
  • Extracurricular Activities: 
    • Students are involved in various Lit Soc and Tech Soc activities.
    • IIT Madras focuses on promoting student invention and innovation and thrive in a technological-friendly environment.

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IIT Madras Cut Off 2019 for B.Tech Specializations

Aerospace Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1471 3356
EWS 371
General 3612 6859
SC 866
ST 473 900

Chemical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1594 2938
EWS 291 890
General 3308 6314
SC 1133 1324
ST 613 1107

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Civil Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1690 3041
EWS 470 920
General 4839 7956
SC 872 1128
ST 222 491

Computer Science and Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 83 248
EWS 17 57
General 188 690
SC 48 151
ST 28 113

Electrical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC NA 1064
EWS 61 320
General 722 2074
SC 257 295
ST 137 216


Engineering Physics

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 1304 2694
EWS 252
General 2569 5839
SC 1021 2224
ST 700

Mechanical Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 846 2312
EWS 167 496
General 2032 4934
SC 534 1122
ST 253 1012

Metallurgical and Mechanics Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 2132 4569
EWS 615
General 5112 9332
SC 1513 1924
ST 774 1192

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 2418 5324
EWS 812
General 6618 12924
SC 1712 2704
ST 840

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Biological Engineering

Category Gender Neutral Female Only
OBC 3391 5231
EWS 952 1111
General 7028 10190
SC 2160
ST 1115

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Faculty at IIT Madras

Several faculty members at IIT Madras have exemplary teaching/research capabilities.

  • Most of the teachers are PhD holders and are some of the best in the country.
  • The faculty members are the owner of several academic distinctions,, fellowships of professional societies, honours and awards and memberships on editorial boards of journals.
  • They have been bestowed on the faculty due to the recognition of their academic achievements. For example, SS Bhatnagar award, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and so on.
  • In order to motivate teachers with excellence in teaching with high-quality research, a scheme of awards for young faculty members (less than 40 years of age) is arranged.
  • Two awards for faculty in Engineering Departments and one award in the Departments of Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management Studies are given annually.

Facilities at IIT Madras

IIT Madras is a consortium of facilities. Known for its grandeur and academic excellence, the facilities in the institute are well enough that it can compete on an international level. Some of the highlights of those facilities include:

  • Central Library
    • It is a five-storey building completely stacked with books, journals, periodicals, etc.
    • The library has the subscription to most of the renowned journals in the world.
    • Students have access to all these via a smart card.
  • Laboratories – 
    • IIT Madras has laboratories of the most basic to advanced level to complete the pursuit of the academics.
    • The lab has cutting edge technology with industry partners.
    • Moreover, the facilities include Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility. Material Science Research Center and Central Electronics Center.
  • E-Services
    • E-services focus on things like email, web access, web system configuration, storage solutions, etc.
  • Hostel Facilities – 
    • There are 20 hostels.
    • The rooms include LAN networks and every hostel has computer facilities.
    • To make a green impact on nature, students are not allowed to drive power-motorized vehicles.
    • Each hostel has a warden, faculty member and the residential warden.
  • Food – 
    • It has two large dining halls named Vindhya and Himalaya.
    • Students get to choose the caterer and cuisine at the beginning of every month on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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IIT Madras Placements

The institute has set up a placement cell in the institute which is responsible for all the placements. This is the place where all the group discussion training, interviews, etc. take place. To gain hands-on industrial experience, the institute ensures that students do an internship of at least six weeks in the core industrial company.

  • The placement rates of B.tech and dual degree courses were as high as 85.38% and 85.52% respectively.
  • This is the placement report of 2019 of IIT Madras.
Particulars Details 
No. of companies 246
Students placed 872
Offers made 1015
PPOs 136
PPOs accepted 99
Highest CTC 1.33 Cr PA
Average CTC 16.1 LPA
Top Recruiters Microsoft, Uber, Rubrik Inc, Micron Tech, Samsung, Jaguar, and so on
  • CSE discipline in B.Tech program sacked the highest CTC of INR 113 LPA and dual degree candidates got placed with maximum CTC of average INR 92.94 LPA.
  • On the other hand, M.Tech candidates bagged salary packages as high as 39.02 LPA.
  • The above-mentioned numbers are very attractive and make it quite evident that IIT Madras underwent a commendable placement season.

IIT Madras Placement Statistics

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Scholarship Offered at IIT Madras

There are multiple scholarship facilities that are offered by the institute most of them are for the low-income community or for the backward classes. There are detailed procedures for getting the scholarship and every scholarship application will be thoroughly checked and verified before approving them.

Dr K Vasanth Raju Scholarship

  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidates are evaluated based on the JEE Rank of the candidates. The annual income of parents should not be more than 5.50 LPA. Candidates should maintain a GPA of 6.5 or above to be eligible for the renewal of the scholarship scheme.
  • Benefit – Rs. 25,000 per annum.

Institute Free Relationship

The scholarship is offered to 25% of the admitted students.

  • Eligibility Criteria: The annual income of the parents should not exceed 4,50,000 PA. The selected students are required to maintain a consistent GPA of 5 or above to be eligible for the renewability of the scholarship scheme.
  • Benefits: 67% tuition fee waiver

Institute National Prize Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to 7% of the students.

  • Eligibility Criteria: The candidates are evaluated on the basis of JEE Rank. Also, the family income should not exceed 4,50,000 PA.
  • Benefits: One-time grant of Rs. 1000.

Institute SC/ST Scholarship

  • Eligibility Criteria: The annual income should be less than 4,50,000. Also to renew the scholarship scheme, students must maintain a GPA of 5 or above.
  • Benefits: Free messing and pocket allowance of Rs. 250 per month and above tuition fee exemption.

Girish Reddy Scholarship

  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidates’ highest JEE rank, overall performance in school shall be considered in selecting the candidates. The income of the parents should not exceed 5,00,000 PA. It is very important that the candidates maintain a GPA of 8 or above to successfully renew the scholarship.
  • Benefits: Offered to only three students, the benefit is as high as 25,000 INR per year.

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Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses at IIT Madras

Particulars Indian National Foreign National
Tuition Fee INR 108450 INR 307900
One Time Fee INR 3550 INR 18500
Refundable Amount INR 2000 INR 2000

Fee Waiver

Category Fee Waiver
SC/ST/Pwd 100%
Economically Backward (Family income less than INR 1 LPA) 100%
Other Economically Backward (Family Income between 1 LPA and 5 LPA) 2/3rd of the tuition fee

*All the students shall have access to interest-free loan under Vidyalaxmi scheme for the total portion of the tuition fee payable

General Food and Accommodation Fee

Particulars Amount in INR
Hostel 250
Dining Charges (Adv) 19,365
Establishment Charges A 6000
Establishment Charges B 1500
Gymkhana 1500

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IIT Madras FAQs

Ques. What is IIT Madras famous for?

Ans. IIT Madras is a premium center of research in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences with 100 labs. It is a residential suite of 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative staff. It is ranked 1st in the engineering category in the NIRF rankings.

Ques. Which course is best in IIT Madras?

Ans. Most recognized courses in IIT Madras are the B.Tech courses in various disciplines such as Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.

Ques. Are there any scholarships available in IIT Madras?

Ans. Yes, there are a plethora of scholarships and other financial assistance available in IIT Madras namely, Institute Free Scholarship, Institute National Prize Scholarship and so on.

Ques. How can I get admission in IIT Madras?

Ans. Candidates need to sit for JEE Main, JEE Advanced and subsequent rounds JoSAA counselling.


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