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Established in 2006, the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras is the first of its kind in India. The department aims to develop design professionals with a strong multidisciplinary background and a focus on Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Design, and Robotics. This is the only interdisciplinary department in the country with a very specific focus on form design and functional design, with domain expertise.

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Message From the Head of Department

Asokan Thondiyath

Welcome to the Department of Engineering Design, one of the most vibrant departments at IIT Madras.

The emerging need for highly qualified and motivated design professionals to spearhead the economic growth of the country through innovative research and development was one of the main reasons for starting the Engineering Design program at IIT Madras in the year 2005. Initially started as a dual degree program with a specialisation in automotive engineering, it was converted to a full-fledged department in 2006. The department now offers two dual degree programs leading to B.Tech. in Engineering design and M.Tech in automotive engineering or biomedical design, with an option for the students to choose an interdisciplinary M.Tech in Robotics. Department of Engineering Design is the only interdisciplinary department in the ...

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Asokan Thondiyath