An interdisciplinary master’s degree at IIT Madras will serve to build a generation of students trained for present-day careers at the interfaces of traditional engineering and science disciplines. The program brings together innovative curricula with IIT Madras’ award-winning pedagogy and research methodology. The world is moving towards a future where engineers cut across traditional domains in their expertise and skills. The boundaries between various engineering disciplines are dissolving, and solutions to current-day problems necessarily involve collaborations between experts in a host of fields. The I2MP program precisely aims to bridge the boundaries between various disciplines and train individuals for a holistic approach.
There are nine interdisciplinary degrees on offer. The two-year program is specially crafted
for highly motivated top-tier international Science and Engineering students interested in an
interdisciplinary master’s degree.
In the recent past, the interdisciplinary degree students have been remarkably successful in
bridging gaps and exploring these synergies.
IIT Madras stands tall among the top institutions in the country as the most innovative,
winning the ARIIA #1 ranking for the past 3 years. The institution is constantly striving to
expand the horizons of traditional engineering education and research, and is home to the best
and brightest. The institute has a rich culture of deep research, technology development, and
entrepreneurship, which have been developed over the decades without compromise on the
teaching/learning of foundational science and engineering.
It is a residential institute with a self-contained campus. There are 642 faculty members,
nearly 10,000 students and 677 administrative & supporting staff. 18% of the student
population comprises women. The sylvan estate spans 250 hectares of wooded land located
right in the heart of the bustling metropolis that is Chennai. The campus has separate hostels
for men and women, dining commons, banks, a hospital, a school, shopping centres, an
Olympic-standard swimming pool, a stadium, gymnasium, food joints and cafés. There are
several places of worship located in and around the institute for Hindus, Muslims, Christians,
and other faiths. The campus boasts 24-hour security as well as internal transport services.
Student life is never dull with different clubs and activities, campus festivals and access to the
best sporting facilities.
We encourage students to determine an interdisciplinary area that matches well with their undergraduate degree and their own interest, and apply accordingly. These IIT Madras master’s degrees require a 4+ year undergraduate degree in Engineering or a Master's in Science and demonstrated competence in English. Applicants must be citizens of foreign countries (non-Indian).
Applications are open until 15th May 2022. If shortlisted, you may expect to attend online interviews in May-Jun 2022. The final selections will be announced by mid-June 2022. The program duration is from the end of July 2022 to May 2024.
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Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an online interview.
The I2MP program is intended to produce graduates with up-to-date and fundamental
understanding of real life applications by integrating various engineering disciplines. This
program aims to produce graduates who are ready to hit the ground running in industry, as
well as foster new knowledge and evolve leadership in research and entrepreneurship.
The program also provides exciting possibilities to explore the option of further studies as an
excellent fit for application-oriented product development.
Furthermore, depending on the path the students build for themselves, they are expected to
be placed in most of the highly ranked private and public sector companies. The students
could pursue a career in the R&D group and/or Analysis and Design groups of these
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No, this is limited for foreign nationals to study at IIT Madras who are outside of India and are not Indian citizens or permanent residents of India.