Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the government of West Germany, it is the third among the IIT's established in India.
A residential Institution , IIT Madras is the home to nearly 460 faculty , 6000 students and 1250 administrative personal. It has grown in stature in the last 50 years of its time and today it stands in the top 5 of the IIT's in India.
Much of the campus is a protected forest, carved out of the Guindy National Park, home to a large varieties of wildlife. Monkey's are as common here as your friends.
IIT Madras has the best facilities of sports in any field that you might want . With its emphasis on all round development , it has sufficient infrastructure for every sport imaginable that is played in India.