IIT Madras hosts ‘Demo Day’ for JEE aspirants on 24 June
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is organising a ‘Demo Day’ where JEE 2023 aspirants can visit and experience the campus for a special one-day experience.
The event can be joined both online (17th or 18 June 2023) and offline (24th June 2023). Those interested can register on the following website – visit.askiitm.com. The last date to register is 16th June 2023.
Aspirants and parents will get to see the campus and ask questions to current students, faculty and recent alumni of IIT Madras. Further, aspiring students will also get to attend a few demo lectures and meet the student clubs.
Welcome the JEE Aspirants to campus, Prof. V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “From 2000 to 2009, as a faculty member, I used to participate in ‘counselling’ during which JEE students would come to IIT Madras to talk to faculty members. We would answer questions about academics, placements, safety, sports, and food, among other topics.”
Prof. Kamakoti added, “Talking to us would calm the anxieties of students and parents. This in-person counselling was stopped in 2010 when the process turned online. I am so thrilled that students this year will get that opportunity to come to campus, get their doubts cleared, and then fill in their choices in online counselling.”
The Demo Day is part of the AskIITM initiative designed and run by alumni and students. On the website askiitm.com, aspirants can ask questions about courses, faculty, campus life, placements and more. A team of alumni and student volunteers will answer these. Aspirants can also browse through existing answers.
Mr. Amrutash Misra, an IIT Madras alumni who is leading this initiative, said, “We have created video answers to many of the questions received last year. For placement-related questions, we have created a separate microsite with jobs data from the current graduating batch. So there is a lot of relevant information for aspirants.”