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IIT Madras Recruitment 2024 | Apply For Principal Project Officer Posts

IIT Madras Recruitment

IIT Madras Recruitment 2024: IIT Madras has released a notification for the recruitment of a Principal Project Officer (Technical Officer) on a contract basis. The announcement includes four job openings as part of IIT Madras Careers.

Individuals with qualifications such as B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc are eligible to apply for the IITM Recruitment. Those interested and meeting the eligibility criteria can submit their applications online before the specified deadline.

About- Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is a premier engineering institution located in Chennai, India. Established in 1959, it is renowned for its academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and innovative curriculum.

IIT Madras offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various engineering, technology, and science disciplines. The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, fostering a vibrant academic environment.

The institute consistently ranks among the top engineering institutions in India and globally. Known for its strong faculty, impactful research, and successful alumni, IIT Madras continues to contribute significantly to advancements in science and technology.

Short Overview

Recruiting OrganizationIndian Institute of Technology Madras
Post NamePrincipal Project Officer (Technical Officer)
Total no. of Posts02
SalaryAs per the notification.
Last Date of Registration06/02/2024

Eligibility Criteria- IIT Madras Recruitment

Educational Qualification-

  • BE / B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering / Automobile Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electrical Engineering) or equivalent, First Class or First Class with Distinction or equivalent. (OR)
  • M.Sc. (Materials Science / Physics) First Class or First Class with Distinction or equivalent


  • Passed out with a high % of marks above 80 and high technical knowledge.
  • Passed out with % of marks above 70 and high technical knowledge.
  • 1 – 5 years of experience in the Engineering Industry / Academia /Research & Development / Defence Services with the following areas of work.


  • Good Knowledge about DRDO structure and its activities.
  • We will consider fresh graduates/postgraduates in Engineering/Management based on interaction, written tests, or both for Defense Research in the international scenario.
  • Wide knowledge of Defence Technology, Futuristic technology for defense requirements, and cutting-edge technology at the global level.
  • Analysis of research outcome and recommendation on outcome.
  • Should have an interest in learning new technical knowledge based on the center’s requirements.
  • Very strong English communication skills, technical report preparation, road map preparation for an
    organization, and follow-up with research agencies, academia, and industry.
  • Organizing skills for workshops, Conferences & Meetings.
  • Proactive mode on initiation of Technical / Research projects.
  • Coordinating Administration and Materials Management activities.
  • Knowledge of necessary software tools for report generation.
  • Reviewing the projects and follow-up actions. Additional activities as on a need basis. OR
  • Retired DRDO / scientific organization Scientist G or F level who has an interest in developing technology in liaison with academia and industry.
  • Continuous interaction with DRDO HQr for follow-up and sanction process.
  • Age relaxation of two years (for DRDO / scientific organization) can be considered If the candidate is found suitable.

Age Limit- (As On 23/01/2024)

Should not be more than 60 years.

Some Other Imp. Information-

  • We will consider fresh engineering graduates with excellent knowledge of defense R&D for the position.
  • Experience in control systems, diesel engines, and engineering drawings & tolerances will be an added advantage.
  • Those who have higher qualifications / additional qualifications will have an added advantage.
  • We will consider retired scientists from DRDO/ISRO/DST/BARC based on their expertise for the position.

Salary/Pay Matrix

Salary varies based on experience and emotional intelligence (EQ), crucial for professional success and collaboration.

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Selection Process- IIT Madras Recruitment

The selection process of the recruitment is given-

  • Candidates will be short-listed for a Test/Interview.
  • The Institute will decide how to test the applicant for shortlisting and selection.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email or mobile no.

Apply For- IIT Madras Recruitment

Qualified individuals can submit online applications for the Principal Project Officer (Technical Officer) position until February 6, 2024.

Download Notification PDF Link- Click Here

Apply Online Link- Click Here


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