Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram (IIITDM Kancheepuram) is a Centre of Excellence for technical education and research established in 2007 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to pursue design and manufacturing oriented engineering education and research and to promote the competitive advantage of Indian products in global markets.
It is one of the two IIITDMs, the other one being located in Jabalpur. The institute, which was operating from its temporary campus within the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, which was also its mentor institute, has moved to its permanent campus at Kelambakkam-Vandalur road near Chennai in 2011. The institute offers academic and research programs that integrate engineering design, manufacturing and management with information technology. The institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs which focus on IT, design and manufacturing in engineering sectors. The institute is located on a 51 acre campus on the outskirts of Chennai, off the Vandalur-Kelambakkam road. It is a fully residential campus with all students residing within the campus. The campus houses the academic block, the administrative block, lecture hall complex and laboratory block.
The Institute is presently offering B.Tech programmes in Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering (Design & Manufacturing) and Mechanical Engineering (Design & Manufacturing), 5 Dual Degree Programmes leading to B.Tech and M.Tech Degrees, M.Des in Electronic Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Mechanical Systems Design and inter-disciplinary Ph.D programmes in core and applied areas of engineering. From the academic year 2016, the Institute will introduce the B.Tech Mechanical (Smart Manufacturing). The faculty members of the Institute are also involved in sponsored and consultancy research projects from reputed industries and government organisations.
The Institute started the Ph.D programme in 2009. Presently more than 35 research scholars are working in the disciplines of computer science, mechanical and electrical & electronics engineering in pursuit of their Doctorate degrees. Interdisciplinary research programmes leading to the award of Ph.D degree are offered in Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical engineering, Physics and Mathematics. All faculty members of the institute are doctoral degree holders from reputed institutes with good academic and research record and are involved in sponsored research and industrial consultancy.
IIITDM Kancheepuram has initiated an Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research Cell (ICSR) to motivate the faculty to conduct research through funded projects and consultancy work. This will fulfil the aim of the MHRD, Government of India, to increase emphasis on the self-sufficiency of the institute. The institute has already attracted funded projects from government agencies and industrial consultancy work from esteemed organisations and many other projects are in pipeline. The expert faculty of the institute cater to the needs of automotive, electronic, ITES and other engineering industries in the design and development of innovative products. The Design Studio of the Institute consists of advanced modelling, analysis and simulation software and functioning in collaboration with the industry.
IIITDM Kancheepuram encourages collaboration with reputed academic and research organizations to create opportunities for cooperation in education, training and research on the basis of promoting faculty and student exchanges and joint R&D activities. In this process, the institute has signed MoUs with the following Institutions:
1. University of Genova, Italy
2. University of Catania, Italy
3. Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
4. HITACHI, Japan