IIT Madras Summer Fellowship Program 2020

Are you in the 3rd year of your engineering studies and interested to undergo a short-term summer fellowship program in IIT Madras, the premier engineering institute in the country? Then learn here in this article, the details of the summer fellowship programme-IIT Madras.

IIT Madras – an engineering institute par excellence

Indian Institute of Technology Madras located in Chennai Tamil Nadu is a premier engineering institute that provides engineering education of the highest order. It has top students from across the country enrolled for its various undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Getting an opportunity to do an internship or fellowship in this famed institute is a Godsend opportunity for every student. It will be an experience that will enrich your knowledge immensely and will look very good on your CV. So learn here in details about this fellowship programme, the eligibility requirements, duration and the stipend that you will be paid for spending your summer vacation so valuable at IIT Madras.

About the summer fellowship

IIT Madras is offering a two month paid fellowship at its campus in Chennai during the summer months of 2020. The program is aimed to make the students aware and get interested in high-level academic research. The program is open to students from engineering, basic sciences, humanities and management background. For the successful completion of your fellowship, you will have to complete a mini-project. Even though the likely dates for the program have been published, the schedule has been kept flexible, so as not to cause any inconvenience to the students attending the program.

Duration and period of the program

The fellowship program is for a period of two months. It is likely to commence from 20 May 2020 and end on 19 July 2020.


The students will receive a stipend of Rs 6,000 per month for a period of two months.

Eligibility criteria

Following are the categories of students who are eligible to appear for this summer fellowship program.

  1. Students who are in their 3rd year of B.E/B.Tech./B.Sc (Engg) program
  2. Students pursuing 3rd or 4th year of their integrated M.E./M.Tech program
  3. Students in the 1st year of their M.E./M.Tech/M.Sc/MA
  4. Students undertaking MBA courses

Aspiring candidates should have an excellent academic background and should have obtained high ranks in their university examinations. They should be able to highlight their academic achievements in terms of greater performance, project participations and executions, presentation of papers at seminars, participation in design contests, Mathematics Olympiad rankings as well as other awards and recognitions won, if any, in academics.

Students from IITs to note that this fellowship program is not for them. The program is only for non-IIT students.

How to apply

For applying for this summer fellowship program, eligible candidates need to visit the website of IIT Madras at https://sfp.iitm.ac.in/. The application has to be submitted online. For submitting the online application, you need to first create an account with the site. You will be requiring a valid email address for creating the account. All notifications and messages will be sent to you through this email address only. Once you have logged in to the site, you need to fill the form by giving personal and academic details. You will also need to upload a few files as given under.

  1. A passport size recent photograph
  2. Bonafide certificate obtained from your college or institution
  3. A PDF file of all your academic certificates and marksheets
  4. Category certificate, if any
While uploading the files, ensure that the file sizes should not exceed 5 MB.

Requirement of bonafide certificate

The candidates will have to submit a letter from their college or university certifying that they are bonafide students of the institute. The bonafide certificate is to be issued by the Head of the institution where the student is presently studying. The format for the letter is available through a link in the website itself.

Important dates

  • Application start date – 12 January 2020
  • Last date for online submission – 29 February 2020, 5:00 pm

Departments participating in this fellowship program

Find here the list of the various departments from the engineering, science and humanities stream in IIT Madras that are taking part in this fellowship program. The individual departments could be contacted through phone as well as email. Their contact details are given in the notification and can be reached through the link https://sfp.iitm.ac.in/contactus.


  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Applied Mechanics
  3. Bio Technology
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Science & Engineering
  7. Engineering Design
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Mechanical Engineering
  10. Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  11. Ocean Engineering


  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics

Humanities & Social Sciences

  1. Management Studies

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