|Type Public university|
Vice-Chancellor Dr M Rajaram
Registrar S Ganesan
Dean Dr. A.Rajadurai
Phone 044 2251 6002
Motto In the service of India
|Chancellor Konijeti Rosaiah (Governor of Tamil Nadu, Ex officio)|
Address MIT Road, Radha Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600044
Notable alumni A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Sujatha Rangarajan, Ram Narain Agarwal, Altamash Kamal, V Rama Kumar
Similar Anna University, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar Co, Vels University, B S Abdur Rahman University, Indian Institute of Technolo
Inside look at madras institute of technology
The Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) is an engineering institute located in Chromepet, Chennai (Madras), India. It is one of the four autonomous constituent colleges (University Departments) of Anna University It was established in 1949 by C. Rajam as the first self-financing engineering institute in the country, and later it merged with Anna University. The institute was at that time an experiment in technical education, for it introduced to India new areas of specialization: aeronautical engineering, automobile engineering, electronics engineering and instrumentation technology. MIT was the first self-financing college opened in India.
- Inside look at madras institute of technology
- Madras institute of technology mitians a complete collection of mit
- Undergraduate departments
- Research centres
- Student organisations
- Techfest and symposia
- MIT Alumni Association
- Notable Alumni
- T series
- MIT Museum
- Popular media
The MIT is the first institute in India to offer postgraduate courses in avionics and mechatronics. The institute also has an unusual practice of "T-series" a student mentoring system by senior students The aeronautical, automobile and electronics departments of this institute are very popular and get the cream of students in Tamil Nadu, usually having very high cut-offs with seats getting filled in the early batches of first day counselling.
The alumni of this institute include former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, and writer Sujatha rangarajan. The former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University Dr P Mannar Jawahar is a former MIT-ian. The cultural festival of MIT Mitafest, is well known in the vicinity of Chromepet. The institute campus is also home to AU-KBC research centre.
With the dawn of Independence, the need for establishing a sound technological basis for industrial advancement of the country was realized. At this juncture in 1949, Mr Rajam Iyer donated INR 5,lakhs through the sale of his house and founded the MIT, and raised funds from people and industries for its running. Sri M K Ranganathan, Rtd Chief Engineer, became the first principal of the institute.
At a time when other engineering institutions were offering conventional courses in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering at the undergraduate level, Mr Rajam launched the experiment of introducing for the first time in the country new areas of specialization in Engineering, namely Aeronautical Engineering Automobile Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Instrument Technology. During the early years, the institute offered Diploma in Engineering to science graduates. Over the years, the institute has expanded its original programme and now offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Production Engineering, Rubber and Plastics Technology, Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology.. Now the institute accepts students who have passed the 12th board examinations for its undergraduate programme.
Instrumentation and Control did not exist in India as a subject of study in 1949. Now this branch of applied science and technology has become important in industry, and past students of MIT now hold key positions in research and development organisations, manufacturing industries and educational institutions within the country and abroad.
Madras institute of technology mitians a complete collection of mit
Madras Institute of Technology, being a constituent college of Anna University, is governed by a Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of the varsity. The varsity has a syndicate. The Dean is the head of the institute and oversees day-to-day administration. Each department is led by a Head of the Department (HOD). The hostels are headed by assistant executive wardens placed under an executive warden with dean as the ex-officio warden
The academic policies are decided by the course committee, whose members include all the professors and student representatives headed by a chairman.
Madras Institute of Technology follows the credit-based system of performance evaluation and student-teacher relation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. The total marks (usually out of 100) form the basis of grades, with a grade value (out of 10) assigned to a range of marks. For each semester, the students are graded by taking a weighted average from all the courses with their respective credit points. Each semester's evaluation is done independently with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) reflecting the average performance across semesters.
The admission to the institute is through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions based on Unified Single Window Admission System for the first year of undergraduate courses. Most of the students from Tamil Nadu qualify from the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Board examinations. Till 2006, TNPCEE was also a mandatory qualification examination along with the Higher Secondary examination.
Prominent alumni of this institute include former President Abdul Kalam and Sujatha Rangarajan.
The Department of Automobile Engineering at MIT was started in 1949 and was offering a three-year (undergraduate programme) in Automobile Engineering for Science graduates (BSc). Subsequently, on the formation of Anna University in 1978, MIT became one of the constituent institutions of the university and hence, the department has also become a department of Anna University. The postgraduate programme was started in 1978. This is the only pioneering Institute which is offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Automobile Engineering in the whole of India, besides offering MS (by research) and PhD Programmes. From 1996 onwards a four-year B Tech undergraduate programme for students of higher secondary education is being offered. The department is involved in the programmes of the Centre for Automotive Research and Training (CART).
The institute has active National Service Scheme, National Sports Organisation (India) and Youth Red Cross chapters in its campus. Each chapter is headed by a faculty member and has a student body with an organisational set-up similar to Athenaeum. Membership and active participation in one of these organisations is mandatory for first year undergraduate students.
The annual festival of the institute Mitafest is the oldest annual cultural festival of Chennai in existence today. Mitafest is the flagship event of MIT and an event of grandeur and extravaganza, one of the largest cultural festivals of Tamil Nadu drawing footfalls of more than 20,000 students from 100+ colleges for participating in 50+ events across the span of four days. It has thrived for more than 40 years and has blended along as the pride of the institute. Famous personalities of Mitafest in the past are Indian Film Actor Kamal Haasan, famous writer, author and playwright Sujatha, personalities from the film fraternity such as Karthik (singer), Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Krish (singer), HipHop Thamizha , Anuradha Sriram, etc.
Apart from this, there is also an intra-college music festival namely Sivaranjani held in the institute. Each department has its own fest as the technical symposium.
Techfest and symposia
Apart from this, MIT presented "Asymptote 2009" along with its diamond jubilee celebrations. Asymptote-2009 was held on 9, 10 and 11 January 2009. Students from other colleges participated in the event. But this was not continued in the following years.
Every department has an intra-college and inter-college technical symposium.
All well known core product and service companies come for recruitment and placement interviews happen at a common venue with CEG students in the Anna University - main campus.
MIT Alumni Association
The MIT Alumni Association (MITAA) was established in Chennai, in 1966. The first General Body meeting was held on 14 April 1966 and was headed by V Gopalan (I Batch, President), C J G Chandra (I Batch, VP), P S Subramanian (6th Batch, Secretary) and B Venkatraman (4th Batch, Treasurer). K Srinivasan was the dean of the institute at that time.
Similarly, even outside Chennai, there is MIT Alumni Associations which are very active (viz, at Bengaluru, at Singapore, at Dubai just to name few) in providing some sponsorships, justified and needed financial assistance and collaborate with parent MIT alumni chapter and MIT campus on considerable regular basis. Each Alumni group have their own internal communications and are active with participations.
MIT has the unusual practice of 'T-series'. This is a mentorship system and the word is said to have originated from the term Technocrat. Each new 'technocrat' of the institute is assigned to a mentor from the previous batch. He/she also inherits the complete set of 'T-seniors' from this mentor. Mentor ship activities span a whole gamut of student activities starting from passing on books, counselling, monetary help (if needed), and placement preparation (mock interview, aptitude).
Each Technocrat will also be assigned to a 'T-number'. The 'T-number' is nothing but a combination of the technocrat's batch number, his department code and his roll number. For example, consider a student who has joined Electronics and Instrumentation Department (Department code is 4). If he belongs to the batch of 2007–2011, he would be the 60th batch from Electronics and Instrumentation Department and hence his 'T-number' would be '604xxx', where xxx represents the person's roll number. As per the 'T-series' this technocrat's mentor would be the person with the 'T-number' '594xxx'. Thus, the T-series can be tracked back to even the first batch of students. The best part is that, Alumni's from earlier batches when they come for get-togethers after years, still make it a practice to at least know and interact with their respective 'T-series' from the current batches.
A museum named MIT Museum has been set up on the campus. The museum consists of pictures of all important events involving MIT, newspaper coverage, books written by MITians and a replica of a glider made by the students of the 1952 batch. The museum was inaugurated by Anna University vice-chancellor Dr P Mannar Jawahar on 18 March 2011.
The Tamil language feature film, fivestar (2002), featured in part, the academic life at MIT. It was partly shot in MIT campus (mainly, Hanger-II auditorium) during semester break, particularly for a song where many available students participated. The Director of the film, Susi Ganeshan is one of the MIT alumni.