IIT Madras to Celebrate its 60th Anniversary This Year

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With its academic excellence and innovation, it is recognised as the best engineering institute in India for three consecutive years

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras turns 60 this year. The institute is fuelled by a culture of academic excellence, innovation and cutting-edge research. Along with entering in its diamond jubilee year, it marks itself by becoming the top-ranked engineering institute in India for three consecutive years (NIRF Rankings).

The collective contribution of faculty, alumni and students over the past six decades has driven the rise of the Institute to become a globally recognised education centre of repute.
Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director at IIT Madras told that they have taken great strides since their Golden Jubilee in 2008 in every parameter by which you may choose to measure their institute’s growth and performance.

The institute is marking the Diamond jubilee year with a series of events throughout the year. The events include the technology summits in various countries to showcase IIT Madras research and development (R&D) and innovations. They will be held in locations such as the Bay Area and Houston, U.S., Toronto, Canada, London and England.

He also mentioned that as they enter the Diamond Jubilee year, they are confident enough to accelerate even further and scale new heights in research, teaching and innovation.

Visions of IIT Madras

IIT-M visions the advancement of knowledge through education and research, in both Pure and Applied Science, in engineering, Social science and Humanities. It also aims to provide service to the community and nation through the use of their resources both intellectual and material.
IIT-M is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. The Institute was formally inaugurated in 1959 by Prof Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs with approximately 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative and supporting staff.