It is a branch by IIT Council of India and is administered by the same. each institute of the council is administered by a separate board which is exclusively for each one. The Senate decides the academic policy of the Institute which is comprising of all professors of the Institute. It controls and approves the examinations, courses, curriculumandresults. All proposals on biomedical research in IIT Madras involving human participants should be cleared by an appropriate the Institutional Ethics Committee.
It appoints committees to look into specific academic matters arising from time to time. It has a separate procedure to periodically review the various facilities offered by the institute. It has provided various links on its official website for the various other facilities offered by the institute as well as briefly described its code of ethics as well.