IIT Madras: News

06 May 2024

India

Indian startup launches first indigenously designed microcontroller chip

In a significant technological breakthrough, Mindgrove Technologies, a startup incubated at IIT Madras, has launched its first microprocessor chip.

21 Mar 2024

Technology

IIT Madras develops electric standing wheelchair to improve accessibility

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has unveiled an advanced electric standing wheelchair, christened 'NeoStand.'

07 Mar 2024

India

Everything we know about India's first flying taxi service

India's first flying taxi, the e200, is set to make its debut flight in October-November, according to Professor Satya Chakravarthy.

27 Feb 2024

Cancer

IIT Madras researchers patent Indian spices-based treatment for cancer 

IIT Madras researchers have patented a groundbreaking cancer treatment using Indian spices, with plans to make it available by 2028.

Indian-origin professor Ashok Veeraraghavan receives Texas' most prestigious award

Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan, a talented computer engineer and professor of Indian origin, has been awarded the prestigious Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award—the highest academic honor in Texas.

No women amongst recipients of India's top science award

After almost a year's delay, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced the 12 recipients of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2022, which is among the most prestigious awards for science in India.

04 Sep 2023

Latest Tech News

IIT-Madras start-up launches smart ring with fitness, payment facilities

Muse Wearables, a Bengaluru-based tech start-up from IIT Madras, has announced its own version of the smart ring 'Ring One.'

06 Jul 2023

Zanzibar

IIT to open first overseas campus in Tanzania's Zanzibar

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday announced that Tanzania's Zanzibar will become home to the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus outside India.

25 May 2023

Kolkata

80-year-old Howrah Bridge to undergo health checkup: Here's why

Kolkata's iconic Howrah Bridge, which sees around 80,000 vehicles every day, will undergo a detailed health checkup after 11 years, PTI reported, quoting an official from Kolkata Port, which maintains the structure.

22 Apr 2023

Chennai

IIT Madras student found dead, 4th suspected suicide this year

A 20-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Tamil Nadu's Chennai was found dead in his hostel room on Friday, reported Indian Express.

IIT Madras-ISRO collaborate to work on India's astronaut training program

IIT Madras and ISRO's Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) have collaborated to work on an astronaut training module for Indian Human Spaceflight Program (IHSP).

14 Dec 2022

Education

IIT Madras launches dual degree programme on Quantitative Finance

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has officially made available a new Interdisciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) program on Quantitative Finance.

10 Aug 2022

IIT Roorkee

IIT Bombay records highest job offers, packages this academic year

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) has received a record number of job offers during the campus placements this academic year.

08 Aug 2022

IIT-Delhi

IIT Madras records highest number of job offers and packages

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has received a record number of job offers during campus placements this academic year.

04 Aug 2022

Parliament

4,500 faculty posts lying vacant at IITs: Centre tells Parliament

Over 4,500 faculty positions are currently lying vacant at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses across the country, the central government informed the Parliament this week.

03 Aug 2022

Tamil Nadu

IIT Madras canteen worker arrested in student sexual assault case

The Chennai Police has arrested a canteen worker at IIT Madras for allegedly sexually assaulting a student on the campus premises last month.

03 Jul 2022

India

Students display innovation prowess at IIT Bombay's Invention Factory 2022

The Invention Factory program at IIT Bombay, a six-week idea-to-prototype-to-pitch initiative, concluded on July 1, 2022.

07 Jun 2022

India

80-year-old engineer appears for IIT entrance exam

When 80-year-old Nandakumar K. Menon appeared for an entrance exam, he had to convince the guards at the exam center in Kochi that he was an examinee and not someone's guardian!

07 Jun 2022

India

IIT Madras launches 'Out of the Box Thinking' mathematical course

Starting from July 2022, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) will offer a new mathematics course titled "Out of the Box Thinking."

20 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw makes India's first 5G call

IIT Madras played host to a historic event as union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw made the first 5G call on a trial network using indigenously-developed telecom gears.

23 Apr 2022

Delhi

Delhi's COVID-19 'R-value' crosses 2: Here's what it means

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, Delhi's R-value was recorded at 2.1 this week, according to an analysis by IIT Madras.

22 Apr 2022

Tamil Nadu

Is IIT Madras emerging as COVID-19 hotspot in Tamil Nadu?

Is the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) turning into a COVID-19 hotbed in Tamil Nadu? Well, the sudden surge in cases among the students does suggest so.

14 Dec 2020

Times of India

IIT-Madras locked down after 66 students test coronavirus positive

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras was put under temporary lockdown after 71 people, including 66 students, tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks.

11 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu

NIRF ranking: IIT Madras ranked best engineering institute again

On Thursday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank unveiled the NIRF rankings for the year 2020.

24 Dec 2019

India

IIT-Madras' German student made Nazi reference during CAA protest; deported

A German student, studying at IIT-Madras, was asked to leave India after he took part in protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), multiple reports said.

10 Nov 2019

India

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

A 19-year-old woman student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, was found dead in her hostel room on Saturday.

06 Nov 2019

India

IIT Madras launches India's first 'standing wheelchair' for differently-abled people

In a major development, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) has launched an affordable new 'standing wheelchair' for differently-abled people.

17 Aug 2019

Robots

This IIT-Madras robot can grab things like a human

Human hands have the dexterity to grab and handle all kinds of objects- light, heavy, or delicate.

07 Aug 2019

India

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

A new paper on biomedical engineering (BME) will be introduced in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from next year.

03 Aug 2019

India

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

02 Aug 2019

India

Over past 2 years, 2,500 students drop out of IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among the most coveted institutes in India.

31 Jul 2019

India

IIT Madras students develop sewer-cleaning robot to end manual scavenging

The problem of manual scavenging, which requires unskilled labor to walk down toxic manholes, has been plaguing India for decades.

27 Jul 2019

Elon Musk

Tesla in India by 2020: Elon Musk tells IIT-M students

While your dreams of owning a Batmobile, all gadgets in tow, may not come to fruition anytime soon, Indians could soon be driving their cars on autopilot, as tech entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to launch his electric automotive company Tesla in India by next year.

19 Jul 2019

India

IIT-Madras will soon start offering a five-year B.Tech+MBA course

A B.Tech and an MBA in India is like fries and ketchup: You can have one without the other, but people will look at you like you are some kind of lunatic. They shouldn't, but they will.

10 Jul 2019

India

6 notable and successful alumni of IIT-Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras), stands as one of the country's most esteemed and sought-after institutions for quality technical education.

09 Jul 2019

Times of India

This start-up by IIT graduate makes garbage bins 'smart'

An IIT-Madras graduate's start-up is all set to make your garbage collection smart.

05 Jul 2019

India

These IITians quit lucrative jobs to pursue their dreams, passions

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes reputed for producing graduates of outstanding caliber who often land jobs at the top global companies.

14 Jun 2019

India

Interview with IIT team that will present Hyperloop-concept to Musk

Avishkar Hyperloop, a team from IIT-Madras, is set to represent India on world stage for the final round of the prestigious SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 in July.

14 Jun 2019

India

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

13 Jun 2019

Chennai

This IIT-Madras team will present Hyperloop concept to Elon Musk

Later next month, a team of engineering students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras would be participating in the final round of the famed Hyperloop Pod Competition in Los Angeles, California.

05 Jun 2019

India

Five IITians turned social workers you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and are also are reputed for producing graduates of outstanding caliber who often land jobs at the top global companies.

22 May 2019

India

Boost for aerospace entrepreneurship: Boeing India partners with IITs, IISc

Recently, Boeing India launched the Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) program, and is inviting applications from students, professors and early-stage start-ups in India.

19 May 2019

India

#CareerBytes: Top IITs and their placement stats this year

In India, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most premier technical institutes that offer the best engineering and technology-related education in the country.

13 May 2019

India

Engineering aspirants not so interested in IITs anymore? Here's why

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has long been a reputed institution among young aspirants (and their parents, too). Out of India's top 10 engineering colleges, 8 are IITs.

12 May 2019

India

Inspiring stories of 5 IITians that prove nothing is impossible

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), comprising Main and Advanced exams, is the gateway to admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

11 May 2019

India

IITians who quit high-paying jobs to work in social sector

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and most people join IITs with a dream of landing jobs with fat pay packages at top companies.

CSK v/s MI: IIT-Madras exam paper asks who will win?

The IPL fever has gripped the nation this time as well.

30 Apr 2019

Engineering Colleges

IIT Madras registers 15% increase in placement offers, breaks record

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has concluded the campus placements for the session 2018-19 and recorded an increase of 15%, which is an all-time high.

25 Apr 2019

Chennai

This IIT-grad left Rs. 21LPA job to revolutionize education system

Divanshu Kumar, an IIT-Madras student pursuing final-year Mechanical Engineering, has given up a Rs. 21 LPA job offer to revolutionize the Indian education system.

20 Apr 2019

India

#CareerBytes: Top IITs and their placement stats this year

In India, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most premier technical institutes that offer the best engineering and technology-related education in the country.

08 Apr 2019

Education

NIRF Rankings 2019: IIT-Madras bags first rank in overall category

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday announced the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

19 Mar 2019

India

#TechBytes: 6 futuristic technologies developed by IITians

Steve Jobs once said if you put faith in people and give them the right tools, they do wonderful things!

17 Mar 2019

India

#CareerBytes: Alternate options for candidates who did not clear GATE

The results of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019, conducted by IIT Madras, were declared on Friday.

15 Mar 2019

ONGC

GATE 2019 results announced: Here's how you can check yours

A few minutes back, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras released the results of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2019). The results of all 24 papers have been declared.

12 Feb 2019

Odisha

Laborer's son to NASA scientist: Incredible story of Odisha boy

Hard work and determination never ditch you, and stories on a similar theme rarely fail to inspire us.

09 Dec 2018

Flipkart

History created: 195 companies offer 888 jobs at IIT-Madras placements

IIT-Madras has created history by receiving its highest-ever number of job offers during placements.

01 Dec 2018

Prakash Javadekar

Moving beyond learning: In patents' race, IITs, IISc lead

In the race for patents in 2018, four centrally funded universities are leading. The four institutes which have performed exceptionally well this year are IITs in Bombay, Delhi and Madras, and IISc in Bengaluru.

05 Nov 2018

India

'India's first 3D-printed house may be built within a year'

India could build its first 3D printed house within a year, according to a team from IIT Madras that has successfully printed a miniature single storey structure.

08 Aug 2018

India

IIT-Madras gives India its first home-grown, remote-controlled 'affordable' air-purifier

To tackle indoor air pollution, AirOK Technologies, a startup incubated by IIT Madras, has developed 'Vistar', a 'smart' air-purifier, which can be remotely monitored through a mobile phone.

07 Jun 2018

India

IIT-Madras team's solar-powered system can convert plastic into fuel

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar-powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces, and engines.

06 Mar 2018

Kharagpur

IIT-Kharagpur reaches out to rural students; launches new study model

Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur has launched a study model that equips students, especially those belonging to rural schools, to become confident and knowledgeable individuals.

IIT-Madras, Applied Materials India to conduct joint-research in Artificial Intelligence

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras signed a joint development agreement with Applied Materials India to conduct research in Data Sciences, Machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

02 Jun 2017

Tamil Nadu

Beef fest: IIT-Madras students continue protest, management refuses to act

Students of IIT-Madras continued their protests for the second day, demanding action against the alleged right-wing activists who attacked PhD student R Sooraj for organizing a beef fest.

12 May 2017

India

Now, obtain an M-Tech degree off campus from IIT-Madras

IIT Madras, is now offering its students the chance to obtain an M-Tech degree without being physically present at the campus.

04 May 2017

India

IIT-Delhi looking to restructure curriculum to keep suicides at bay

Facing flak for the increasing number of suicide cases in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has moved to renew its curriculum to help students cope with pressure and avoid suicides.

01 Apr 2017

India

IIT-Madras students develop mechanical toilet cleaner

5 students from IIT Madras have developed a hands-free mechanical device that sanitizes and cleans toilets before use.

06 Feb 2017

Delhi Police

11 Asha Kiran inmates died in 2 months, finds DCW

DCW said 11 inmates at the government-run Asha Kiran mental care home had died in two months.

09 Sep 2016

Computer Science

Two IITM alumni donate $1mn for setting up 'Visiting Chairs'

Two alumni of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras based in the Silicon Valley donated $1 million to their alma mater to create a corpus and fund Visiting Chairs in Computer Science.