Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMay 1late Julylate AprilBudget
FallMay 1late Julylate NovBudget
SpringNov 1mid Janlate AprilBudget
Calendar YearNov 1mid Janlate NovBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Hostel
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is among the foremost institutes of Indian national importance in higher technological education, basic research and applied research. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 8000 students and is a self-contained campus located in the beautiful city of Chennai in southern India. It has established itself as a premier center for teaching and research.


Faculties offering exchange opportunities:

Aerospace EngineeringYesYes
Applied MechanicsYesYes
Chemical EngineeringYesYes
Civil EngineeringYesYes
Computer Science and EngineernigYesYes
Electrical EngineeringYesYes
Engineering DesignYesYes
Humanities and Social SciencesNoYes
Management StudiesNoYes
Mechanical EngineeringYesYes
Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringYesYes
Ocean EngineeringYesYes

Full-time study load for one semester: Exchange students can take a maximum of 7 courses per semester. In general 21 credits (7 theory courses) are allowed in a semester.

Language(s) of instruction: English Language courses: German and French courses are offered as part Humanities department courses.


Chennai, formerly known as Madras, a 369-year-old city is the capital of the southern state of Tamilnadu and is India's sixth-largest city in terms of population with an estimated population of 7.45 million (2005). It serves as one of the main gateways to South India and has a thriving local culture and art scene. It is considered as one of the world's fastest growing cities.

It is on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal and has the second longest beachfront of any municipality in the world.

Chennai is gateway to the South, and its culture is distinctly different from that of any other city in India. Tamil tradition and culture are indigenous to this region and is essentially the celebration of the beauty, which is exemplified through dance, clothing, and sculptures. Chennai is both an orthodox and a modern cosmopolitan city; the culture of the city reflects its diverse population. The traditional arts, music, dance and all other art forms of Tamilnadu grow and flourish here. The food is a unique blend of traditional, to fast foods and filter kaapi. It’s a land of temples and priests. The architecture ranges from ancient temples to modern high-rises. Music is classical and western, to the growing nightlife in the city. You can find a school for traditional Bharatanatyam or Salsa dance and for music a veena / violin or for Guitar/drums school in almost every neighborhood of the city. Chennai checks reflects its traditionalism every December when the music season is in full swing. Clothes are generally conservative but young people are contemporary. From


IIT Madras provides accommodation to all its students in 17 independent hostels (including 2 women's hostels). Each room in the hostels includes a bed, a table, a chair, a bookshelf, and a ceiling fan. A washing machine is available in every hostel for use by the residents. Every hostels has telephones and internet connectivity. There are two large, modern, mega mess halls (dining halls), Himalaya for male students and Vindhya for femal students. Laundry service is also available in the hostel zone.

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