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enhancing the IIT Madras experience

IIT Madras, an Institute of Eminence (IoE), is among the country's pre-eminent institutes in technology, education and research. It is part of the government's vision to empower educational centres to be world-class teaching and research institutions. The three primary pillars of the IoE initiative are students, faculty and infrastructure. IIT Madras offers studies across 16 disciplines, nurturing the careers of close to 10,000 students.

The ‘Institute of Eminence’ (IoE) Scheme was launched by the Government of India to empower Higher Educational Institutions and help them become world-class teaching and research institutions. IIT Madras, one of the pre-eminent learning and research institutions has been chosen as one such Institute of Eminence. Pursuant to our commitment of fostering world class research, IIT Madras has set up several research initiatives in diverse fields of contemporary relevance. To foster a strong cross-culture based collaboration and learning, it is important to facilitate over-all growth and development in key areas such as students, faculty, and infrastructure.

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Students

Students can choose from various interdisciplinary courses in the areas of emerging technology based on their interests.

Faculty

The sustained focus on having exceptionally talented faculties with a global mindset helps ensure a strong culture of learning and innovation.

Infrastructure

A modern lab and a well-stocked library assist the learners and teachers to carry out innovative research.

IOE-IITM Research Initatives

Explorations

Research at the Frontiers

Research is the centerpiece of new initiatives launched at IIT Madras as an Institute of Eminence. More than 300 faculty members have formed multi-disciplinary teams and identified cutting-edge challenges in 21 clusters to explore over the next few years. All these efforts leverage prior strengths of the teams to address new problems hitherto not studied, with great potential for important breakthroughs in knowledge and applications. Some of these new initiatives will gain momentum rapidly and grow into global Centres of Excellence over the next five years.

You can browse through the new initiatives in each cluster and find out about the exciting problems they seek to address, the experts who are driving the effort, the international partners they are working with, and more. You can follow their work as they break new ground, and uncover ways to participate and collaborate, or benefit from their discoveries in some applications of interest to you. Make sure you follow the initiatives of interest and keep abreast of new developments.

Stay connected to Research@IITMadras!

- Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Advanced Manufacturing

The Centres in this cluster will work to build new technologies catering to advanced laser applications and nano-manufacturing technologies, develop technologies for Extra …

Advanced Material

The focus areas of the Centres will be to provide strong and meaningful contributions to various aspects of diagnosis and treatment of diseases, interdisciplinary research in the …

AI and Data Sciences

The Centres will work in the areas of accurate and safe Data modelling, deployable AI, scientific research in sports data-driven disease and clinical research.

Autonomous Systems

The centres will focus on developing state-of-the-art systems and technologies for autonomous operation of engineering systems and research in automation of marine operations.

Big Networks

The Centres will work towards developing and implementing connected and integrated mobility solutions for highly heterogeneous traffic and transit system, technical breakthroughs …

Chemistry

One of the centres will mimic the Biosystems using chemical systems and use the confined space to study chemical reactivity and the other will develop chiral technologies that will …

Circular Economy

The Centres will work on the development and implementation of ideas on low-carbon, lean construction technologies and exploration of fundamental scientific questions leading to …

Complex Systems

The focus of the Centres is to leverage the recent developments in data science to build mathematical models for large ordered complex systems and study critical transitions and …

Earth Sciences

The Centres will independently cater to the need of world class research in atmospheric and climate sciences, bridge the gap between fundamental science and improved ocean …

Energy, Propulsion, Renewables

The Centres under this cluster will work towards achieving the goals of sustainable gas turbine technology, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, development of source …

Humanities/Business

Exploring the relationship between memory, cognition, corporeality, and representation using a combination of AR/VR technology and Cognitive Studies and research on topics in the …

Mathematics and Cybersecurity

The focus will be on broader understanding of algebraic varieties, constructing reliable and powerful methods to secure digital information and leading research in Quantum …

Medical Technology

The focus areas will be consulting, advanced training and research in the areas of medical device regulations, standards and calibration, Non-invasive hemodynamics for early …

Medicine & Biology

The areas of research include genomic analysis of pancreatic cancers, multiscale digital neuroanatomy with an engineering research and development of drugs that target and treat …

Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits

The focus areas include developing next-generation high-speed, non-volatile memory and computing technologies, reliable technologies for fabrication of e-mode AllnN/GaN Fin …

Microscopy

The areas of focus include studying materials with advanced microscopy tools and Defect Engineered Materials Design for developing high-performance materials tailored for defects.

Ocean Technology

The research will focus on assessing the physical processes occuring in the Ocean through hybrid computational schemes and technological innovations and evolution of new ideas and …

Physics

The focus of the Centres will be on making world-leading measurements in experimental particle physics and investigations in classical general relativity, through semi-classical …

Quantum Science and Technology

Some of the focus areas will be on developing energy efficient quantum electronic devices from large area CVD 2D layered materials, exploring and identifying entanglement measures …

Safety Science & Systems

The focus areas of the Centres will be on Road Safety, Patient Safety, Industrial Safety and Standards through data-driven policy-making, Human Factor Engineering, Behavioral & …

Sensing and Vision

Some of the focus areas of the Centres will be - a holistic approach to removing bottlenecks in accurate and precise sensing/imaging in healthcare, creating algorithms for vision …

News

News IIT Madras Launches Research Centre On Start-ups And Risk Financing

IIT Madras Launches Research Centre On Start-ups And Risk Financing

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched a ‘Centre for Research …

Jun 23, 2021
NDTV
News IIT Madras, ICCW plan studies to forecast groundwater quality

IIT Madras, ICCW plan studies to forecast groundwater quality

ICCW plan studies to forecast groundwater quality

May 31, 2021
The Times of India
News IIT Madras & IBM Collaborate To Offer Quantum Computing Courses

IIT Madras & IBM Collaborate To Offer Quantum Computing Courses

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is all set to collaborate with …

May 31, 2021
Analytics India Magazine
News In Brief: International Memory Studies Workshop

In Brief: International Memory Studies Workshop

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Centre for Memory Studies hosted …

May 26, 2021
The Pioneer

Events

Events Complex Systems and Dynamics pCoE Activity

Complex Systems and Dynamics pCoE Activity

The focus of the meeting is to learn and understand the world of multiphase flow …

Oct 28, 2021
Zoom platform, IIT Madras
Events UAV Based meteorology for Artillery

UAV Based meteorology for Artillery

Date : oct 27, 2021 Time : 04:00 PM Venue : Zoom platform, IIT Madras Link : …

Oct 27, 2021
Zoom platform, IIT Madras
Events Geophysical Flows Lab webinar

Geophysical Flows Lab webinar

Date : oct 06, 2021 Time : 04:00 PM Venue : Zoom platform, IIT Madras Link : …

Oct 6, 2021
Zoom platform, IIT Madras
Events Photonic Integrated Circuits

Photonic Integrated Circuits

The proposed centre aims for the demonstrations of functional photonic …

Oct 1, 2021
Zoom platform, IIT Madras