On January 12th 2017, 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 new and former 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.
At an orientation session by our International Peer Advising Leaders (iPALs), the Indian and foreign representatives of our iPALs shared their views on academics and social life at IIT Madras and Information about the administrative procedures was shared. The Director and Dean I&AR were present for an interactive session with the international students. Many issues regarding hostel amenities and campus life were raised by the students for which answers and explanations were given.
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. In general, the students appeared to be happy with most aspects of their campus life.