Do IIT Madras students get opportunities for global semester exchanges?
Plenty! In fact, there are around 300 opportunities per semester for a student to study in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. IIT Madras has MoUs with many prestigious foreign universities in Europe, the United States and several other countries. You can see the entire list of universities here.
Students have the academic flexibility to pursue one entire semester in any of these universities, and any courses pursued/credits earned abroad will be transferred to their IITM grade sheet. On applying for this program, IITM will attempt to get the student a full scholarship for this semester abroad, but this will depend on academic, co-curricular and extracurricular pursuits and performance.