FAQs regarding admissions at IIT Madras

Here are some frequently asked questions about the admission process at IITM:

1. When is JEE Advanced 2024?
JEE Advanced was on 26 May 2024.

2. When are the results for JEE Advanced going to be declared?
JEE Advanced results are going to be declared on 9 June 2024.

3. When is the first JoSAA mock counselling round?
As per previous years’ JoSAA counselling schedule, the first JoSAA mock counselling round is estimated to start on 10 June 2024 and based on the choices filled in by the candidates, the results will be displayed on the official website on 16 June 2024.

4. What is the JoSAA timeline?
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) counselling will start on June 10, 2024, tentatively. The schedule for the JoSAA 2024 counselling process will be available on the official website.

5. Can I visit the IIT campuses before making a decision?
Yes, you can visit the IITM campus as part of Demo Day 2024 on 15 & 16 June 2024. You can see the campus, attend actual first-year classes, and speak to deans, professors, students, and alumni.

If you can’t travel to Chennai, we also have Demo Days in Bangalore on 11 June and Hyderabad on 12 June. You can speak to the director, deans, and IITM alumni. You can also attend Demo Day online on 17 June.

6. What factors should be considered while choosing your branch?
Choosing your field of study for the next 4-5 years is a very important decision, and it can be overwhelming to make this decision. Here are some factors you should consider before making a choice:

  • Interest and Passion: Choose a branch that aligns with your interests and passions, as this will keep you motivated and engaged throughout your studies.
  • Career Goals: Consider your long-term career goals and the industries you wish to work in. Research the job opportunities and career paths associated with each branch.
  • Future Scope: Look at the future prospects of the branch. Consider the demand for professionals in that field, growth potential, and technological advancements.
  • Curriculum and Subjects: Review the curriculum and subjects offered in each branch. Ensure they interest you and that you’re willing to invest time and effort in studying them.
  • Faculty and Resources: Investigate the quality of faculty and resources available for the branch. Strong faculty and good resources can enhance your learning experience.
  • Internship and Research Opportunities: Check for internship and research opportunities in the branch. Practical experience and research can be crucial for your career development.
  • Alumni Network: A strong alumni network in your chosen branch can provide valuable mentorship, networking opportunities, and job referrals.

7. What are the opening and closing ranks of each branch in IITM for the 2024 batch?
Opening and Closing Ranks (OR and CR) are important indicators used in the context of admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other engineering institutions in India. OR represents the rank of the first candidate who received admission to a specific branch in a particular academic year, while CR represents the rank of the last candidate admitted to that branch.

The trends observed in OR and CR can provide insights into the popularity and competitiveness of different branches across IITs. To obtain accurate and up-to-date information on the year-wise trends in OR and CR for the IITs, we recommend referring to the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) website, which is responsible for the centralised counselling process for admissions to IITs and other participating institutions.

8. Why should parents care about NIRF rankings and parameters?
After the JEE, students eagerly research potential colleges, especially those aiming for the prestigious IITs. While some focus on securing their desired branch, others prioritize the “best” institute based on rankings like NIRF. These rankings help compare institutes, considering parameters like:

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources (TLR): High TLR scores indicate excellent faculty, resources, and curricula, offering a great learning environment.
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI): High OI scores reflect support for minorities and marginalized groups, providing insights into financial assistance options.
  • Research and Professional Practice (RP): RP scores highlight research capabilities, helping research-focused students identify top institutes.
  • Graduation Outcomes (GO): GO scores assess placement programs, funding, and median salaries, showcasing career support and innovation opportunities.
  • Perception: Perception scores reflect public and industry trust, indicating an institute’s reputation and professional prospects.

IIT Madras ranked 1 overall, excels in all these areas, offering holistic education, advanced facilities, and a strong research culture. It also focuses on developing students’ interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and overall well-being. For more details, visit the NIRF website.