How flexible is the curriculum?

Created by Kiran A, Modified on Sat, 13 May 2023 at 08:57 AM by Kiran A

Great news - the curriculum at IIT Madras is super flexible, and there are a ton of options to choose from! Here are some of the highlights:

  • Electives:You can choose almost 40% of the courses in your curriculum! That's a lot of flexibility to tailor your education to your interests. The courses are divided into four categories: Science, Engineering, Professional, and Humanities.
  • Minors: If you decide to take four courses in one contiguous area, you'll be awarded a Minor in that field! That's a great way to show off your expertise in a particular subject. For example, if you complete four Economics courses, you'll earn a Minor in Economics.
  • IDDD: When you reach the fourth or fifth semester of your degree, you'll have the opportunity to upgrade to a variety of interdisciplinary programs. These include fields like Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Complex Systems and Dynamics, Computational Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Science, Electric Vehicles, Energy Systems, Robotics, Tech MBA, Quantitative Finance and Quantum Science and Technology. With so many options available, you're sure to find a program that aligns with your interests and goals!

IIT Madras offers flexibility and choice with electives, minor programs and IDDDs. 

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