Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been interacting with industries, research organisations and governmental agencies for taking up consultancy and sponsored research projects. These are either referred to the Institute or are sanctioned based on specific project proposals submitted by the faculty members. These projects and assignments require a great amount of scientific and technical input from the faculty and staff of the Institute. Further they need administrative support covering the processing of the proposals, recruitment, finance, purchase etc. The Centre for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research of Indian Institute of Technology Madras implements these administrative matters and co-ordinates all the projects / assignments, taken up by the faculty.