IIT Madras launches India’s first international interdisciplinary master’s programme

IIT Madras will provide scholarships for accepted international students with outstanding records. The last date to apply for the programme is March 31.


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Anu Parthiban | February 28, 2022 | 01:51 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched an International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program (I2MP) in nine unique areas that include next generation technologies such as quantum science. IIT Madras is the only educational Institution in India to offer this Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree, “providing students an unprecedented level of academic flexibility to learn and work in current areas that would define the future of Global engineering and technology”.

“These two-year programs provide international students from any engineering background with an opportunity to be part of the vibrant and world-class learning environment at IIT Madras,” it said.

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The institute informed that scholarships will be provided for accepted international students with outstanding records. The last date to apply for the programme is March 31, 2022. Interested students can apply through the following link - ge.iitm.ac.in/I2MP.

Speaking about the launch, IIT Madras director, V Kamakoti said “We are excited to offer these niche programs aimed at internationalisation of the IIT Madras campus, introducing students to a diversity of thoughts and cultures, which will serve them well when they compete in a global marketplace. This initiative is a step in the direction of establishing the Vishwa Guru status of India.”

IIT Madras said, “In addition to courses in Data Science, and Biomedical Engineering, among others, the international students will take up courses in Indian culture as well. A dedicated research skills course will prepare them for their master’s thesis work. International students interested in traditional departmental programs may also apply to the Master’s programs in any of the 16 departments at IIT Madras.”

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IIT Madras’s Interdisciplinary Master’s degrees

The International Interdisciplinary Master’s degrees are available in nine interdisciplinary areas:

  • Energy systems,
  • Robotics,
  • Quantum Science and Technology,
  • Computational Engineering,
  • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology,
  • Data Science,
  • Cyber Physical Systems,
  • Complex Systems and Dynamics, and
  • Biomedical Engineering.

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