Tiju Thomas

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Sardar Patel Road, Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu, India


ph. no: +91 8056456442
email id: tt332@cornell.edu or tijuthomas@iitm.ac.in

Our Research Group

Applied Nanostructures Engineering and Nanochemistry (ANEN) Research Group

ID6020 Panel Discussion notes (28 Sep., 2017)

Suggestions for international students

If you are interested in pursuing either a Ph.D or M.S program at IITM, please consider visiting the following webpage: https://www.iitm.ac.in/admissionprocedureforforeignstudents. The various majors you could choose, and the eligibility criteria for admissions can be found here in the document found there.

If you have never interacted with Indians before, it may be helpful to get somewhat used to Indian accent before the interview. This is also good preparation for the course work, you will need to take after getting admitted. In case you have questions regarding admissions, please contact the office directly. The International and Alumni Relations Cell (IAR) is the office that will assist you, as you navigate your way into the institute. They are extremely cordial and efficient and will help you ease your way into IITM. In case you need support, please do not hesitate to contact officials there.

In fact over the years, I have mentored students from Russia, Zimbabwe, and Japan, through IITM's international exchange programs. Hence you may write to me too. I would be delighted to see a more international crowd on campus and would be delighted to welcome you here.


  1. http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Foreign-students-throng-India/Article1-961188.aspx
    India is increasingly becoming an education hub. You will not be alone, if you come here!
  2. http://wikitravel.org/en/India
    Learn a little bit about India before you come down. This will help you settle down faster, and will enable you make the best out of your stay here.
  3. For learning more about materials science, see the suggested readings in the section "For Graduate students".