– Indian Institute of Technology Madras  –

is one of the topmost institutes in India in the field of Engineering expanding and performing research activities, meeting international standards with its eminent faculty. 

At the IWW many aspects of hydraulic engineering and water management are investigated in national and international research projects. The research activities include basic research as well as applied and practical questions. The research activities of the IWW are divided into the following three research groups:


The department of Ocean Engineering being a potential one with its resources, concentrates on research, industrial and academic activities in offshore engineering, coastal Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, naval architecture and on other ocean related activities. Research activities on the Coast include climate adaptations, ecosystem-based design solutions (artificial reefs, vegetation), interactions of tsunami-like flow structures, assimilation of renewable energy solutions with coastal structures that contribute to the blue economy, economies scale in models, waves influence on a new class of coastal structure, overtopping, and state-of-the-art hybrid numerical models. The department has a strong background in port and harbor, coastal structures, coastal erosion and protection, ocean energy, dredging and ocean mining, subsea pipelines and cables, underwater acoustics, climate and all water related issues. In addition to these the department’s contribution in Naval architecture includes construction, design, safety, maintenance of surface ships and submarines. Through PE programme it offers offshore drilling, deep water drilling technology, offshore oil and gas production practices, offshore oil spill and geo-mechanics applied to offshore petroleum. The departmental covers academic and research activities in theoretical, experimental and numerical areas and is also performing consultancies works with its eminent team. The department actively collaborates with international universities and organizes workshops, conferences and runs projects funded through international agencies.