About IIT Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is one of the foremost institutes of national importance in India for higher technological education, basic and applied research. IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for four consecutive years as well as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the NIRF Rankings of 2019 put out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. More recently, IIT Madras has been given the title of Institute of Eminence. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students, and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares.
IIT(M) has a strong research, teaching and consultancy program in the area of environmental sciences and engineering. There is a dedicated Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) Division under Civil Engineering department. IIT Madras is also home to the recently incubated International Center for Clean Water (ICCW), an initiative for sustainable clean water and the Indo-German Center for Sustainability. The research areas pursued at IIT(M) are :Water quality management /wastewater treatment and technologies for clean water, Air quality management and technologies for clean air, Atmospheric physics and chemistry and Climate modeling, Solid waste management including waste to wealth technologies, Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment – multimedia and interphase transport including emissions to air, Soil remediation and transport in porous media, Bioremediation Engineering, Emission control technologies from combustion processes, Sensors for environmental monitoring, Ecological modeling, Environmental Sustainability and Impact on Society. The EWRE laboratory has setup a Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi. (https://www.iitm.ac.in).