Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, witnessed a year filled with momentous occasions.
During this year, IIT Madras bagged all top honours in National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) 2019 and the very first edition of Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA). It has been ranked as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in the Country in the latest edition of National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) 2019, which was released on 8th April 2019 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
In overall category, IIT Madras was also ranked No: 1 this year, bettering last year’s position of no: 2. And, for the fourth consecutive year, the Institute was declared as the No.1 Institution in the country in Engineering Institutions category in the same Rankings.
IIT Madras also emerged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in the maiden edition of the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), launched by the Innovation Cell of MHRD in 2018, bagging the Rank no: 1 in Government Institutions category.
Yet another feather in its cap was that IIT Madras was recognized as an ‘Institution of Eminence (IoE).’ The Ministry of Human Resource Development made the announcement on 5th September 2019. The IoE initiative is part of a focused effort undertaken by the Government of India to improve the quality of higher educational institutions and make them world class.
PM attends Convocation
Another momentous occasion this year was the esteemed presence of the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi for the Convocation. A total of 2,585 degrees were awarded during the 56th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, held on 30th September 2019. The Honourable Prime Minister also attended another event at the IIT Madras Research where he interacted with startups incubated by the IIT Madras Incubation Cell
Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research
IIT Madras occupies a unique position among the academic institutions in the country as it continues to strengthen its industry connect through research and consultancy projects. Over the past five decades, IIT Madras has worked with State and Central governmental agencies, public and private sector industries and international institutions.