The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) was established in 1969. Since then it has been in the forefont of fundamental and applied research & development with scientific and social impact in the country. The department has been involved in activities supporting our national ambitions in the field of Aerospace Engineering. Continued interaction with R&D agencies of international repute in the field of aerospace engineering has led to mutually beneficial research activities. One of the major contributions to our society has been in the form of training manpower via graduate research programs (PhD and Master of Science by research) as well as course based programs (M.Tech, Dual Degree and B.Tech). Graduate and undergraduate programs offered are of international repute and considered the best in the country. Various alumni from this department have been at the forefront of research organizations in the country and elsewhere. Department offers a vibrant academic atmosphere which enables independent research and free exchange of ideas.