Live Updates from the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Madras by Waseem Mansoor, +1 Science, Razi International School.
IIT-M: an Institute of National Importance, founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the former government of West Germany, it was the third IIT that was established by the Government of India.
It occupies a 2.5 km² (617 acre) campus that was formerly part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. The institute has nearly 550 faculty, 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff.
IIT-M has been ranked as the top engineering institute in India for four years in a row (2016-2019) by the NIRF.