How many people go into higher studies from IITM?

Students from IITM opt for higher studies (or graduate school) right after their undergraduate studies for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Expanding their network
  • Entering a new job market
  • Stepping outside your comfort zone and exploring newer domains
  • Working on impactful and challenging problems
  • Pathway to a career in academia or research

Even if not immediately after their undergraduate degree from IITM, many students eventually pursue a higher degree after a few years of valuable work experience.

While there isn’t an officially available statistic, a rough estimate (for the batch of 2024) would be 10% of the students in the department. For instance, the Electrical Mechanical departments had around 15-20 students opting for graduate school right after their B.Tech.

Given the vibrant academic and research environment at IITM, many of these students have been admitted to world-class universities like MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech, EPFL, and CMU, just to name a few.

So, if you are considering higher studies or a graduate degree from an early stage in your career, IITM is quite honestly the place to be. The faculty themselves have PhDs from the best universities in the world and have guided lots of their students into top colleges around the world.