Our Alma Mater - The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one amongst the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute for higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed in 1959.
The institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. The IIT system has including the old IITs, newly approved IITs and the upgraded one, total of 23 approved IITs.
IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students, and 1250 administrative & supporting staff.It has a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier center for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.
The institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamilnadu, a southern state in India.
The Office of Alumni Affairs coordinates the interaction between the institute and the alumni. It is established under the office of the Dean, Industrial Consulting & Sponsored Research (IC&SR). Its mission is to provide support to the IITMAA, IITMAANA and their Chapters in India and around the world.
- Enabling interaction between the alumni, faculty, and students.
- Receiving nominations for distinguished alumnus awards (separate page with full details/photos etc. & form)
- Providing a common alumni database
- Alumni e-mail service
- Fund raising
- Tracking of alumni sponsored projects
- Coordinate reunions with IITMAA and batches
- Coordinate alumni visits to campus
Dean (IC & SR), in-charge Alumni Affairs
Prof. T.T. Narendran
Advisor (Office of Alumni Affairs)
Room No. 24, 1st Floor, IC&SR Building
IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036
Tel.:+91-44-2257 4268 (Direct) / 8390 (Off)
For further information, please contact:
Office of Alumni Affairs
Room No 25, 2nd Floor, IC&SR Building
IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036
Phone: +91-44-2257 8390
Fax: +91-44-2257 0545
IIT Madras alumni association of North America (IITMAANA) is the umbrella organization of all IITM alumni in the USA, Canada and Mexico. This IITMAANA website is the official platform for information exchange and online interactions. We focus on Connecting alumni, Collaborating with one another to provide benefits mutually rewarding to one and all, and Contributing to the growth of IITMAANA by providing service of value to its members, and to IIT Madras as a beacon of excellence in education and research around the world. Here are the excerpts of the most relevant news of interest to IITM alumni.
IITMAANA aims to:
- Engage in charitable activities that promote education.
- Provide a forum for exchange and interaction between the Alumni of IIT Madras and the students, faculty, and friends of IIT Madras and foster international friendship and understanding.
- Provide counseling, guidance, and assistance to the Alumni of IIT Madras in their pursuit of advanced education and social assimilation.