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Welcome to the Office of Institutional Advancement, IIT Madras

Founded in 2015 with three IITM alumni, the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA), IIT Madras actively engages with and fosters meaningful partnerships with IITM alumni, well-wishers and corporates. Through its outreach and fundraising activities, OIA brings IIT Madras closer to the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan 2027. Amongst other objectives, the office works to raise funds through corporates and IITM alumni to advance research, technology, education, and infrastructure at IIT Madras. The office also enables partnerships under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with like-minded corporates on various technology-driven social transformation initiatives. We are socially minded, aligning with IIT M's history of technological innovations for social impact, and we engage with the surrounding community and society to multiply the positive impact of our campus.

In 2021-22, OIA raised a historic all-time high funding amount of INR 131 crore from alumni, donors, and corporate firms to further its philanthropic and socially relevant projects.

IITM takes pride in its robust, active 50,000+ alumni network. With increasing support from alumni year on year, IIT Madras has been able to institute chair professorships, undertake infrastructure projects on campus, and fund scholarships and endowments for deserving students. We have entirely volunteer-driven alumni chapters worldwide, with alumni who are passionate about supporting their alma mater in its pursuit of world-class research creating global impact.

We have also emerged as a market leader in the CSR space in India. Today, we are the chosen partner of 140+ leading corporates, PSUs and institutions and implement projects worth INR 200+ crores across India on a wide range of social themes from agriculture to artificial intelligence and energy to education.

We seek to develop mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, corporates, foundations, and trusts that contribute to the institute and ensure these relationships grow over the years.

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rainsed in 2021-22


corporate partners


alumni network


  • To build long-term, meaningful relationships between IIT Madras and the corporates, alumni and foundations that support us.
  • To streamline fundraising operations and facilitate donors to espouse causes that promote the institute in mutually beneficial ways.


  • To foster a network of supporters from alumni and industry that contribute to and benefit from the IIT Madras ecosystem and shape the society beyond.
  • To raise general awareness of and engagement with the research innovations that originate in the IIT Madras campus and their social impact.

About IIT Madras

Established in 1959 by the Government of India, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the oldest IITs in the country, home to world-class technical education and research as well as industry consultancy and international academic collaboration in sixteen departments and several advanced interdisciplinary research centres. The institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and PhD degrees in a variety of specialisations. IITM is a residential institute with more than 600 faculty and 9,500 students from eighteen countries. It also fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and the IITM Incubation Cell. It has the country’s first University-linked Research Park.

Among its numerous awards and recognitions are the #1 ranking in the National Institutional Ranking Framework's "Overall" category for three consecutive years and the #1 "Engineering Institutions" rank for six consecutive years. It was adjudged India's "Top Innovative Institution" by the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements in 2019, 2020, and 2021. IIT Madras was recognised as an Institute of Eminence (IoE) in 2019.

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Ranked #1,
Overall Category

For 5 consecutive years

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Ranked #1 in
Engineering Institutions

For 8 consecutive years

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Ranked #1
Innovative Institution in India

2019, 2020, 2021