Hyderabad: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras completes 60 years as of today. During 2019, it witnessed many momentous occasions and many top honours.
During this year, IIT Madras bagged top honours in National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) and the very first edition of Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA). It is also ranked as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in the country in NIRF 2019, released on April 8 by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
In the overall category, IIT Madras was also ranked No1, from its last year position of No 2. It was also declared as the number one engineering institution in the country for the fourth consecutive time.
It added another feather in its cap when Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced their convocation ceremony. Around 2,585 degrees were awarded during the 56th convocation of the institution held on September 30, 2019.
Here is what the students of IIT Madras have achieved in the past year
Students have won laurels both in India and abroad with their innovations. Among them were the Avishkar Hyperloop Team, which became the only Asian team to qualify for the finals of Space X Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019. The latter is a global competition organised by SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation company. The team met Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and explained their ideas to him.
Further, three Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) mission centres on solar energy and water treatment were launched in 2019 at IIT Madras. The centres are DST-IITM Solar Energy Harnessing Centre and DST-IITM Centre for Sustainable treatment, Reuse and Management for Efficient, Affordable and Synergistic solutions for water. The third is DSC-IITM-KGDS Test bed on solar Thermal desalination solutions in Narippaiyur of Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.