The Goals and Objectives were derived from the Sarkar Committee Report and embodied in the IIT Act. In addition to the Sarkar Committee report, the IIT act and the Statutes of the IITs indicate the lines along which IITs should develop. According to these documents IITs are expected
IIT Madras is a public engineering institute that was set up in the year 1959 in Madras through an Act of Parliament. IIT Madras Admissions are entirely based on the marks in National level entrance exams such as IIT JAM, JEE Advanced, CAT etc. IIT Madras was the third Indian Institute of Technology after IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. The 617.8-Acre campus is one of India’s most prestigious institute to gain recognition as an Institute of National Importance by Government of India.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. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.
1. IIT Madras also ranked first among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2018 and second overall. It was ranked fourth among engineering colleges in India in 2017 by The Week.
2. The institute has departments and advanced research centres across the disciplines of engineering and the pure sciences, and nearly 100 laboratories.
3. To improve the quality of higher education in India, IIT Madras came up with an initiative called NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) in the year 1999.