Prospective Students

Admission Requirements The selection to this programme is through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at the national level held every year during the Month of April. Only about 1% of the candidates who appear for this examination are selected for admissions to different IITs. Details of this examination can be found at the JEE web site http://www.jee.iitm.ac.in. Degree Requirements The B.Tech program is a minimum of eight semester full time study program. Students take courses in basic engineering and sciences in the first year and courses in Civil Engineering starting from the second year. The students need to complete a total of 165 credits, with a final year project accounting for 9 credits. Click here to know more about the exact curriculum.

Admission Requirement In the Dual Degree programme the students receive a B.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering and M.Tech. degree in one of these seven streams at the end of 10 semesters of course and project work:

  • Infrastructural Civil Engineering
  • Building Technology and Construction Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

The admission to this programme is through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted at the national level in which only about 1% of the candidates who appear for this examination are selected for admissions to different IITs. Details of this examination can be found at the web site http://www.jee.iitm.ac.in.

Degree Requirement The M.Tech (Dual Degree) program is a minimum of ten semester full time study program. Students take courses in basic engineering and sciences in the first year and courses in Civil Engineering starting from second year. The students need to complete a total of 195 credits, with a final year research project accounting for 16 credits.Click here to know more about the exact curriculum.

Admission Requirements The M.Tech. programme is a four semester post graduate programme which consists of two semesters of course work and two semesters of project work. The admission for this programme is based on the percentile score in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and personal interviews conducted at IIT Madras. The details of the GATE examination can be found at the web site http://www.gate.iitm.ac.in.

The M.Tech. programme is offered in the following streams:

  • Building Technology and Construction Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Apart from the above, the Department is offering two industry sponsored User Oriented Programmes (UOP) in the following areas:

  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Pavement Engineering

The admission to these UOP program is through written test and interviews conducted at IIT Madras.

Degree Requirements The M.Tech. programme is a four semester post graduate programme which consists of two semesters of course work and two semesters of project work.  The students need to complete a total of 64 credits, with a final year research project accounting for 26-36 credits (depending on the stream).Click here to know more about the exact curriculum.

Admission Requirements The admission to the M.S. research programme is through interviews conducted in the department.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from any recognised University for all specialisations in Civil Engineering.  In addition, the following non-Civil Engineering degree qualifications are also eligible for different specialisations but M.Sc. degree holders in Science with two years experience admitted to the M.S. programme should take additional engineering courses to acquire enough engineering background.

Building Technology and Construction Management
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or First Class M.Sc degree in Physics / Applied Science / Material Science with two years experience in Civil Engineering area.

Geotechnical Engineering
M.Sc degree in Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry / Applied Geology with two years experience in Civil Engineering area. Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering with one year relevant experience.

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering or Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics / Applied Geology / Geophysics with two years experience in Civil Engineering area.

Transportation Engineering
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or First Class B. E. / B.Tech (Mechanical) working in transportation field.

Degree Requirements The M.S. programme is a research based post graduate programme, which consists of five courses and thesis work. The thesis work required for the M.S degree is more advanced than the M.Tech. project work. A Graduate Test Committee (GTC) is formed to monitor the progress of each M.S. candidate. This committee consists of the Head of the Department, guide(s), one member from the department, and one member from an allied department, Students are admitted to the M.S. programme via interviews conducted in the department twice a year.

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Procedure for Assignment of Guides/Topics

  • The freshly admitted MS/Ph.D. candidates shall meet all the faculty members working in the related areas and discuss their research interests.
  • Based on the topics suggested by the faculty members and the candidate’s own interest, the candidate chooses a topic and the guide and informs the Head of the Laboratory in writing.
  • Head of the Laboratory ensures student’s preferences are met, in consultation with faculty,  and send a list of the new candidates with the names of  the Guides allotted,  to Head of the Department.
  • HoD Office, after due approval of HoD, will upload the name of guides for each candidate through workflow.
  • The candidate will start attending the classes as advised by the guide.

Admission Requirement The admission to the Ph.D. research programme is through interviews and tests conducted in the department

Eligibility:  Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Ocean Engineering (including integrated M.Tech / M.E. degree) with First Class or equivalent grade for specialisation in Civil Engineering.  In addition, the following non‐Civil Engineering degrees qualification are also eligible for different specializations:

Building Technology and Construction Management: Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering / Industrial Management / MBA after obtaining a basic degree in Civil Engineering with first class. First class Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture, Town and Country Planning.

Geotechnical Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering:Mechanics/Master’s degree in Mining Engineering with 2 years relevant experience.

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering: M.Tech or M.S. or equivalent degree in Engineering Mechanics/Aerospace Engineering / Agricultural Engineering / Environmental Engineering or
M.Tech or M.S. or equivalent degree in Environmental Science & Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology/Applied Geology.

Structural Engineering: Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics / Aerospace Engineering / Naval Architecture / Mechanical/Architectural/Ocean Engineering/Master’s degree in Computer
Science & Engineering with basic degree in Civil Engineering.

Transportation Engineering: Master’s degree in Architecture/ Master’s degree in Town and Country Planning/Regional Planning/City Planning/Urban Engineering or 2 years full time Postgraduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning with specialization in Traffic and Transportation Planning of the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi / MBA after obtaining a basic degree in Civil Engineering with first
class.

Degree Requirements The course work normally consist of two core courses and at least four electives at the post-graduate level.  The duration of this course for full time scholars is 2-5 years and for the external registration people it is 2-7 years.  A Doctoral Committee (DC) is formed to monitor the progress of each PhD candidate.  This committee consists of the Head of the Department, guide(s), two member from the department, and one member from an allied department, Students are admitted to the PhD programme via interviews conducted in the department twice a year.

Click here for more information on ordinances

Procedure for Assignment of Guides/Topics

  • The freshly admitted MS/Ph.D. candidates shall meet all the faculty members working in the related areas and discuss their research interests.
  • Based on the topics suggested by the faculty members and the candidate’s own interest, the candidate chooses a topic and the guide and informs the Head of the Laboratory in writing.
  • Head of the Laboratory ensures student’s preferences are met, in consultation with faculty,  and send a list of the new candidates with the names of  the Guides allotted,  to Head of the Department.
  • HoD Office, after due approval of HoD, will upload the name of guides for each candidate through workflow.
  • The candidate will start attending the classes as advised by the guide.