IIT Madras reaches out to several countries to promote MA in International Interdisciplinary

MA in International Interdisciplinary: IIT Madras has given special emphasis for increasing student enrolment from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan.

IIT Madras reaches out to several countries to promote MA in International Interdisciplinary IIT Madras: International Interdisciplinary Master’s programme was officially launched today
Anu Parthiban | Apr 4, 2022 - 4:28 p.m. IST
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CHENNAI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is actively reaching out to several countries to boost the enrolment of international students for the specially-curated two-year International Interdisciplinary Master’s programme (I2MP) offered by the institute.

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“IIT Madras, which is one of the first educational institutes in India to offer Interdisciplinary master’s degrees, has received overwhelming interest from international students for this program. By launching the International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, IIT Madras strives to become an inclusive institute for international students,” the institute said in a statement.

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The International Interdisciplinary Master’s programme was officially launched today, April 4, 2022, in the presence of IIT Madras Director V Kamakoti; and Deepak Karanjikar, Chairman, Finance committee, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

International 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.

“The program is structured in such a way that it provides a broader perspective and practical knowledge of interdisciplinary subjects to the students,” it added.

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The IIT Madras also offers scholarships for meritorious international students who are taking this programme.

“The Interdisciplinary Master’s programs - offered to international students via the I2MP (International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program), and to Indian students through the hugely popular Interdisciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) - represent the culmination of decades of excellence at IIT Madras,” it said.

Strategic countries

While the institute is reaching out to students from across the globe, special emphasis is given for increasing student enrolment from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. IIT Madras delegations visited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and observed high interests and enquiries from the students regarding this program. A delegation will also visit Nepal later this week.

The institute has also received a good number of applications from students across the globe. The last date to apply is 15th April 2022. Interested students can apply through the following link - ge.iitm.ac.in/I2MP/

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Delegates from the consulates of Sri Lanka, Japan, France, the United States and Bangladesh also participated in the launch event.

Highlighting the significance of the programme, IIT Madras Director V Kamakoti said, “One of the important aspects of the National Education Policy 2022 is internationalisation of educational institutions. IIT Madras is excited to share the knowledge and expertise across the globe through the International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program.”

Speaking about this programme, Supun Deshaprema, Second Secretary, Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission, said, “This program is a great initiative by IIT Madras. Students from Sri Lanka will definitely be interested in enrolling for this program.”

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