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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one foremost insititutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. 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.

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.

The Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras was founded in 2004 with a vision to take forward the development of Biotechnology in India. The department is housed in the ‘Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta School of BioSciences’. The focus of the department includes basic research in modern biotechnology and molecular basis of life processes; enhancing knowledge base and human resource development; and biotechnology for societal development.

Established: 1959

Courses Offered:

  • Doctorate courses:
    1. PhD in Biological Sciences
    2. PhD in Biological Engineering
    3. PhD in Computational Biology
    4. PhD in Chemical Sciences
    5. PhD in Biomedical Devices and Technology
  • Master’s Degree:
    1. 5 year Dual Degree (M.Tech) in Biological Engineering
    2. 5 year Dual Degree (M.S) in Biological Engineering
    3. M.Tech. in Clinical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree: NA


The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the most reputed institutes for technological education and research in India. Known for its strong relations with the industry, the Institute has always been a favourite destination of recruitment for many firms.

Top Companies:

  • Premier Biosoft (India) Pvt. Ltd
  • Strand Life Sciences
  • Vantage Research
  • ational Brain Research Centre

College Facilities:

  • Laboratories
  • Canteen
  • Library
  • Hostels
  • Guest House
  • Sports Facilities

Head of Biotechnology: Prof. Karunagaran D

Contact Details:
Address: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, India
Tel: 91-44-22574101
Fax: 91-44-22574102
Email: btoffice@iitm·ac·in
Website: https://www.iitm.ac.in/

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