Established in 1959, Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Chennai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 60 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.