Post-independence, the Government of India instituted the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to provide scientists and technologists of the highest calibre who would engage in research, design and development to help building the nation towards self-reliance in her technological needs. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. 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. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India.
IIT Madras is an Institute of Eminence, conferred by the Government of India. IIT Madras is known both nationally and internationally for excellence in technical education, basic and applied research, innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial consultancy.
IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for eight consecutive years as well as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings for the last five years, put out by the Ministry of Education. IIT Madras also ranks No.1 in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) among the institutes of national importance in India.
The Department of Management Studies (DoMS) was established in the year 2004 as a home to the popular Master in Business Administration course being taught since August 2001, and currently has the largest number of management research scholars in India. Besides the MBA program, the department has research programs at the Master’s (MS) and Doctoral (PhD) levels and an Executive MBA program for the middle and senior level executives. The department is also a partner in multi-institutional Diploma program (PGPEX - VLM) for Visionary Leaders in Manufacturing, along with IIM Calcutta and IIT Kanpur. Consultancy and Executive Development programs are some of the other activities undertaken by the Department.