IIT Madras students with Elon Musk

Image Credit: Pranit Mehta
IIT Madras students with Elon Musk Image Credit: Pranit Mehta

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After IIT Madras’ Team Avishkar Impress Elon Musk, Premier Institutions 60th Birthday A Trend On Social Media, Twitterati Express Gratitude 

Written By Rahul R | Mumbai | Published:


  • Team Avishkar winning the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 would have been a "perfect" 60th birthday gift to IIT Madras
  • IIT Madras students even impressed Elon Musk

IIT Madras’ 60th birthday today has brought to fore alumni who were students from the very first batch in 1959. The premier institute's Golden Jubilee celebrations are slated to be held at 6:15 PM IST today at the campus. In this regard, IIT Madras has now become a social media trend with netizens and alumni rewinding their experiences whilst expressing gratitude to their IIT Madras professors for the training imparted.  

Twitterati cannot thank IIT Madras enough 

With IIT Madras’ sixtieth birthday making all the right noises, Twitterati have not been left behind with their expression of gratitude towards the premier engineering & research educational institute: 






At this point in time, it is worth remembering that IIT Madras was established in 1959 and the premier institution has resulted in pathbreaking research with the most recent one being a hyperloop model which even caught the eye of SpaceX Founder Elon Musk and others in an event.  

This innovation, demonstrated by students of IIT Madras propelled the participants (team Avishkar) to the final round of the tournament (called SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019) – thereby earning them the distinction of being the first Asian teams to even enter the finals.  

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