InterDisciplinary Research Program @ IIT Madras

Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Research Programme at IIT Madras

You can file your application for Interdisciplinary MS and PhD programmes anytime of the year !!! Apply now!!!

NEXT ROUND OF IDRP ADMISSIONS WILL HAPPEN IN NOV 29-30, 2018

Apply before 31st October to be considered in this round.

About the Program

The Interdisciplinary Research Programme (IDRP) was introduced in IIT Madras in the year 2013 with the aim of creating a platform for encouraging research scholars from any relevant background to perform research in certain specialised areas without the restrictive academic boundaries of departments. Hence, this programme was initiated with the following broader objectives.

  • Promoting interdisciplinary research work and scientific discussions among IITM faculty to perform cutting edge research in Science and Technology
  • Performing directed research in the country's top priority areas
  • Developing future interdisciplinary faculty and scientists by training PhD scholars in interdisciplinary areas

IITM faculty of two different departments define interdisciplinary research problems as projects. The student selection is done for specific projects; the student is guided by both these faculty. Selection and admission typically happens twice a year.

What's so interesting about IDRP? Hear our scholars speak!

Gargi Mitra

Ajay A P

Prasanna

Jagadeeshwar

Click here for information about ongoing interdisciplinary research projects in IITM.

"The challenges we face are not solvable by people remaining in their single discipline silos"