IIT Madras has been actively interacting with leading industries through R & D, consultancy projects and continuing education programs. Several projects have been undertaken towards the development of products and processes. The institute has also been successfully running User Oriented M.Tech Programs for professionals from industries. Based on the approval and the guidelines of the Senate and the needs of Industries, IIT Madras has come up with Web Enabled M.Tech programs which can be attended by candidates from their places of work in the evenings. These programs are designed and conducted so as to offer adequate opportunity for student teacher interaction. Post-class interaction is facilitated by effective course management systems. Candidates have to take approved core courses in addition to elective courses, laboratory courses and projects as per the curriculum of the program concerned. They can complete the entire M.Tech program at their own pace. On completion of each course in a program, a certificate will be awarded. On finishing the required credits in different categories, the candidate will be eligible for an M.Tech degree. Academic rigour and attendance requirements for this program are the same as those for other M.Tech programmes of the institute.
Seven programs jointly worked out with industries by the concerned departments have been approved by the Senate. The details are given below. The first batch of students joined the M.Tech (Automotive Technology), M.Tech (Communication Systems and Signal Processing) and M.Tech (Integrated Circuits and Systems) in 2017. In the above three programs the second batch of students have also been admitted.
The following list of the programs that are currently running and the details of the ongoing programs can be had by clicking on their title.
WEB M.TECH PROGRAMMES
A total of 453 students have joined are currently in the various Web M.Tech Programs. We are happy to share with you the news that in 2020 Convocation, 14 Students received the M.Tech Degree.
The following companies have sponsored their employees for the Web M.Tech Programs. Mahindra and Mahindra, Robert Bosch India, Sundaram Clayton, TAFE, FCA, Daimler India, TVS Motors, Qualcomm India, Bharat Electronics, Signal Chip, Sankalp (HCL), Valeo, Lam Research, Siemens, Analog Devices, Cypress (Infineon), BNY Mellon, HAL, Hanon Auto, Silabs, Synopsys, Honeywell and Gartner.
The companies have to sign an MOU with IIT Madras for participating in these programs.
Only candidates who are sponsored by the industries can apply. No candidate can pay the fees on his own; only the company concerned can pay the fees for a student. Candidates have to attend courses in the evenings in any company approved location where adequate video conferencing facilities and internet connectivity speed is ensured. Depending on the curriculum candidates have to be physically present in IIT Madras for laboratory exercises and project evaluation. The exams will be conducted and supervised by personnel authorized by IIT Madras in the companies or at IIT Madras itself. The project can be done at the company or at IIT Madras. Both modes exist. In all cases the project work will be periodically evaluated by an appointed committee consisting of faculty members from IIT Madras in order to ensure quality and quantum of work needed for the award of the M.Tech degree. The minimum number of candidates needed to run a program is 30 (totally from all companies participating in that program).
Department / Faculty members desirous of initiating WEB Enabled M.Tech program for Industires can contact Chairman, CCE.