IIT Madras Reaches to Several Countries to Promote International Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme

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The Indian Institute of Technology 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.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 Programme, IIT Madras strives to become an inclusive institute for international students.

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

One of the important aspects of the National Education Policy 2022 is the internationalization of educational institutions. IIT Madras is excited to share knowledge and expertise across the globe through the International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program.

Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said,

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Speaking during the launch of the International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, Deepak Karanjikar, Chairman, Finance Committee, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, said, “I congratulate IIT Madras for launching this much-needed program. Based on my tour of the IIT Madras campus, it was evident that this institute has a blend of technology and culture. Hence, I request the institute to introduce an Indian Knowledge System for international students.”

IIT Madras Masters Programme

The International Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme provides students with an unprecedented level of academic flexibility to learn and work in areas that would define the future of global engineering and technology.

While the institute is reaching out to students from across the globe, special emphasis is given to increasing student enrolment from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan.

IIT Madras delegations visited Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and observed high interest and inquiries 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 April 15, 2022.

Interested students can apply through the following link – https://ge.iitm.ac.in/I2MP/

Speaking about the unique features of the programme, Prof. Preeti Aghalayam, Advisor, Global Academic Programs, IIT Madras said, ‘This is a really fantastic programme – we are very excited to welcome Internat犀利士 ional students in large numbers to our campus!”

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.

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

IIT Madras Scholarships

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

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