Established in 1959, Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Chennai (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education, India, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is a coeducational higher education institution. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 57 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. IITM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.