On August 13th 2013, IIT Madras held an International Students’ Meet where all the international students were invited for a gathering at IC&SR Conference Hall. The event kicked off with high-tea that enabled social networking, followed by a photo shoot. All the international students came together and were warmly welcomed by the Director of the Institute, the Dean of International and Alumni Relations and the International Peer Advising Leaders (iPALs).
At an orientation session by iPALs, Indian and foreign representatives shared their views on academics and social life at IIT Madras and information about the administrative procedures. The Director and Dean I&AR were present for an interactive session with the international students. The foreign student community expressed a high degree of satisfaction with conditions of campus living and academics. A few issues regarding hostel amenities and campus life were raised by the students and addressed suitably.
The aim of the meeting was to make our new International students become familiar with their new environment in the Institute and to introduce them to main contact persons. This purpose was well served on the occasion.