Research at IIT Madras is pursued by around 570 faculty members, 3000+ MS and PhD research scholars, more than 800 project staff, and a good number of undergraduates as well.
RSD is host to a plethora of events ranging from talks by eminent personalities, technical workshops, research expos and cultural events that bring out the dormant singers and dancers within our scholars. Previous editions of RSD have hosted personalities like Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Dr. G Madhavan Nair, Dr. Tessy Thomas– eminent scientists of modern India, Ulrich Speisshoffer – CEO, ABB Group, and Arvind Gupta – toy maker and inventor extraordinaire. Each of these events witnessed tremendous participation from the students of IITM and select invited external audience.
RSD envisions to extend the frontiers of Academic Research & Innovation beyond the theories of textbooks and laboratories.
At RSD we seek to provide the perfect amalgam of ideas and opportunities for the research scholars of IIT Madras to achieve academic, professional and personal fulfilment.