IIT Madras now has a process by which applicants can apply around the year. To do this apply through the admission site. These applications are forwarded to the departments, and are scrutinized there.

The EE Department has the policy that we will guarantee two rounds of test and interview, one during May and the other during November. The department considers applications during other times as well. However, unless a sufficient number of applications are received, we reserve the right not to hold tests and interviews except on the two rounds mentioned above.

Every month, the status of scrutiny of applications is indicated:

SHORT KEYWORDS FOR RESEARCH AREA
Stream Stream Name
EE1 Communications, Signal Processing and Communication Networks
EE2 Power Systems, Power Electronics and H igh Voltage
EE3 Microelectronics and MEMs
EE4 Control Systems, Measurements and Instrumentation
EE5 Photonics, Optical Communications and RF
EE6 Integrated Circuits and Systems
PHD / MS+PHD / MS Test & Interview Date
Stream Ph.D. / MS+Ph.D.(Direct PhD)  Test & Interview M.S.Test & Interview
EE1
Monday, 27th November, 2017
Depending on the no. of Ph.D. and MS+Ph.D candidates,
Interview may continue next day hence students are requested
to come prepared for two days stay.
Wednesday, 29th November 2017
EE2 Monday, 27th November, 2017 Tuesday, 28th November 2017
EE3 Monday, 27th November, 2017 Tuesday, 28th November 2017
EE4 Friday, 24th November, 2017 Friday, 24th November, 2017
EE5 Friday, 24th November, 2017 Friday, 24th November, 2017
EE6 Monday, 27th November, 2017 Monday, 27th November, 2017