IIT Madras is one of the top three technical institutes in India, which is known for offering excellent education to those students who aspire to become an engineer or aim of achieving higher position in the new and exotic branches of engineering. It was established in the year 1959 by the Government of India with technical and financial assistance from the government of former West Germany.
Being one of the deemed university, the institute offers undergraduate degrees across different branches of engineering such as Automobile engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronics and communication Engineering, Food processing technology, Information technology and Mechanical engineering. It also imparts Master level program in technology i.e. M.Tech .
The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) is a common admission test for students seeking admission to undergraduate programmes of all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. To be eligible to write JEE (Advanced), the candidates have to first appear in the JEE (Main) conducted by JEE Apex Board, in the month of April. JEE(Advanced) is conducted by IITs in the month of June. Only the top 1,50,000 scorers in JEE (Main), which includes students from all categories (GE, OBC (NCL), SC, ST and PD) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced). The JEE (Advanced) will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India Examination conducted by all the IITs and IISc to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post-graduate programmes in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy at National level.Information relating to GATE will be available through the announcements link and the GATE Brochure.
The Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) is an all India examination conducted to provide admissions to various M. Sc. (Two Year) / M. Sc.-Ph. D. Dual Degree and other post-B. Sc. programmes based on the performance in a single test and consolidate 'Science' as a career option for bright students from across the country.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) is an admission test for 5 year integrated Masters of Arts (M.A) degree programme in the following disciplines: English Studies and Development Studies. Students who have passed their 12th standard examination in India can apply for admission into this programme. This unique and innovative masters programme started in 2007-08 is available only in IIT Madras.
The institute is located on Sardar Patel Road in Chennai, previously Madras. The institute is well equipped with all the modern facilities. It has well maintained book library, computer lab with high speed internet connectivity. The campus is located 10 km from the Chennai Airport, 12 km from the Chennai Central Railway station, and is well connected by buses.
Today, IIT Madras enjoys the place of esteem among the leading management institutions and the patronage of reputed business organizations in the country.
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