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|Madras Institute of Technology (MIT)|
|Motto||In the service of India|
|Chancellor||Konijeti Rosaiah (Governor of TamilNadu, Ex-officio)|
|Vice-Chancellor||P. Kaliraj (Officiating)|
|Dean||S. Thamarai Selvi|
|Location||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
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 of Anna University. It was started 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.
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 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (the "missile-man of India"), and the writer Sujatha. The present Vice-Chancellor of Anna University is a former MIT-ian. The cultural festival of MIT, Mitafest, is well known in the vicinity of Chromepet. The AUKBC research institute has research facilities and faculty, with students helping from departments in projects which have resulted in international papers and patent filings.
kahani: With the dawn of Independence, the need for establishing a sound technological basis for industrial advancement of the country was realised. At this juncture, in 1949, Mr. Rajam Iyer donated Rs. 5 lakhs through the sale of his house and founded the M.I.T., 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 specialisation in Engineering, namely aeronautical engineering, automobile engineering, electronics engineering, and instrument technology, the entrants to these disciplines being science graduates. In addition to this, MIT also has computer science and information technology departments. M.I.T. also offers technical education in engineering fields such as Rubber & Plastics Technology, production engineering, and information technology. Research centres have also been started.
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 a 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, 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.
Admission into the institute previously was through the TNPCEE but from 2007 it was decided that the 12th grade examinations would be the sole
Athenaeum is the Flagship Student Body of MIT to promote co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of student community. The word Athenaeum comes from the Greek Goddess of wisdom, ATHENE. It is founded on the principles of transparency, accountability, creativity and participatory decision making. Athenaeum is entirely done by student body with elected representatives.
Athenaeum encourages students’ participation in exhibiting their creativity, organizing ability and proliferating other latent talents in campus beyond the boundaries of the academic activities. The wisdom generated in the conduct of athenaeum activities helps the students hone their leadership qualities, entrepreneurial skills, time and people management.
It is worth mentioning that MIT still carries forward the conduct of general elections in the campus to elect the student head of the body namely the Chairman Athenaeum, the most coveted post of the institute. The elected Chairman then nominates his office bearers such as the Vice-Chairman, Treasurer etc. The Chairman, Vice-chairman, Treasurer and all the other office bearers of Athenaeum are appointed by the Dean, MIT Campus who is also the President, Athenaeum. The annual activities of Athenaeum are dotted with the landmark events such as SIVARANJANI which is the intra college cultural festival, Mitafest which is the oldest cultural festival of Chennai. Also Athenaeum is responsible for the release of MITMAG, the annual magazine of MIT.
MIT Museum 
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 March 18,2011.
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 extravaganze, 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 4 days. It has thrived for more than 40 years and has blended along as the pride of the institute. Famous personalitis 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), Anuradha Sriram etc.
Apart from this, there is also an intra-college music festiveal 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.
|Computer Technology Dept||-||PRAYATNA|
|Information technology Dept||Mutex||Samhita|
|Electronics & Communication Dept||Apocalypse||Electrofocus|
|Electronics & Instrumentation Dept||Livebeat||Intecho|
|Production Technology Dept||Expro|
|Rubber & Plastics Technology Dept||Elastoplaz|
|Computer Society||Enigma||Carte Blanche|
|Personality Development Assosiation||Persofest||-|
|Youth Red Cross||-||Vricham|
|Student organisation||odd semester||even semester|
|Rotaract Club||Rotofest(special children)||Sparish (god gifted children)|
- MIT has an annual magazine MITMAG.
- The Personality Development Association publishes its magazine PERSOPLUS,
- Youth Red Cross publishes its magazine Vircham related to Social Awareness.
- The Computer Society publishes its magazine TECH TIMES,
- The Department of Electronics Engineering releases its annual magazine Impetus,
- The Department of Instrumentation publishes its technical magazine InsTrue,
- The Department of Production Technology releases its yearly magazine PRO-MAG,
- The Rotaract Club of MIT publishes its annual magazine RotoPlus which is a collection of art and writings from physically challenged and orphanage children.
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. Mentorship activities span a whole gamut of student activities starting from passing on books, counselling, monetary help (if needed), and placement preparation( mock interview, aptitude).
UG departments 
- Department of Aerospace Engineering - The oldest department in the Country offering Aeronautical Engineering education at the undergraduate level. The department has been functional since 1949. The Faculty of Aeronautics offers a four-year undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Aeronautical Engineering. The Division of Avionics belong to this department which specialises in ME & MS(Research) courses.
- Department of Automobile Engineering - This is also one of oldest departments offered by the college since its inception. The college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The annual student intake is 45. The president of AEA (Automobile Engineering Association) is Mr.Devaradjane. SAE also has its collegiate club in this dept.
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 (B.Sc). 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 Ph.D. 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).
- Department of Information Technology- The Department of Information Technology was established in 2000.The branch of "Information Technology" has an intake strength of 120 every year (recently 2007-08 increased). The department includes an undergraduate and postgraduate program running in parallel. It has both a full time and part time program for the undergraduate program. The research areas include Grid computing, XML technologies, Networking and connectivity protocols, network security and Databases. The department is headed by Dr.V. Vaidehi
- Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering - The Department of Electronics Engineering was established in 1949. It has its core strength in the area of Electronics & Communication technology. This is the largest department of the MIT campus of Anna University, which has about 25 faculty members serving about 400 undergraduate students and 100 postgraduate students. The research areas include Communication Technologies, Wireless Communication, Network Security, Sensor Networks, Optical Communication, Avionics, Signal Processing, Image Processing & Pattern Recognition and VLSI. The department has collaborative partners from academia and industry both locally and worldwide.
- Department of Instrumentation Engineering - The Department of Instrumentation Engineering started in 1949. It offers Instrumentation Engineering at postgraduate level, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering at undergraduate level and Ph.D. and M.S. (by research) for both regular and part-time scholars.
- Department of Computer Technology- The Department of Computer Technology was established in 2010. The branch of "Computer Technology" has an intake strength of 120 every year (undergraduate). The department includes an undergraduate and postgraduate program running in parallel. The research areas include Cloud Computing,Grid computing, XML technologies, Networking and connectivity protocols, network security and Databases, E-learning, Multimedia, and Video Streaming. The department works on the Golden Jubilee Block of MIT.
- Department of Production technology - The Department of Production Technology started with a three year B. Tech Production Engineering programme (for B.Sc. graduates) in 1977 with an intake of 20 students and an M.E programme in 1993. The department offers B. Tech in Production Engineering and ME in Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechatronicss Engineering. It offers part-time undergraduate programs in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineerig and a postgraduate programme in Manufacturing Engineering.
For the first time in India a postgtaduate programme in M.E Mechatronics was started in 1999 with an intake of 15 students. The department was awarded A5 grade in 1997-98 (highest grade for 5 years) by the National board of Accreditation. The department has organized nine national level seminars and three summer/winter schools and a number of short term programs in the areas of low cost automation CNC machines & programming and fluid power automations. The department is headed by Mr.Jothilingam.
- Department of Rubber & Plastics Technology - The Department of Rubber & plastics is one of the pioneering departments of MIT, keeping to the tradition of MIT in being a non-conventional course offered under the Engineering curriculum. The department was started in 1988 and offers a B.Tech. Degree programme in Rubber & Plastics Technology and an M.Tech programme in Rubber Technology. The inter-disciplinary B. Tech programme boasts of successful alumni across the country in diverse Engineering fields ranging from Rubber and Plastics, Automobile Components, Mechanics as well as IT and Conculting industries besides a good number of them having proved as thriving Entrepreneurs. The department has the highest percentage of PHDs and industry experienced faculty among all the other departments of MIT.
It is noteworthy that the department in its Silver Jubilee Year of 2012-13 has succesfully conducted its Annual National Level Technical Symposium Elastoplaz and Alumni Meet of the year on April 13-14, as a mark of Silver Jubilee celebrations
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.
Student organisations 
- Personality Development Association - Personality Development Association, a student organization of MIT, owes its genesis to the idea envisaged by five students during the academic year 1984-85. The association was formally inaugurated on 4 February 1985 with the active support of Prof. K.V. Narayanan and Dr. S. Renganathan. Ever since its dawn on this significant day, PDA has been unrelenting in its efforts to foster the consummate personality development of the students. This Association conducts 'Persofest' annually which proves useful for every student.Mr.Chandrasekar, final year student of Automobile Engineering Department is the present Chairman of PDA.
- Rotaract Club of MIT - Everyone should realize that they should contribute in some way to the society which nurtured them. Thus Rotaract club of MIT strives in every possible way to instill the seed of service among the students. 'Rotofest' and 'Sparish' are the main events conducted by this club in a view to make the needful people feel the 'joy of living'.The President of the club is Mr.Karthik Raja of Automobile Engineering Department.
Research centres 
- Centre for Aerospace Research
The Centre for Aerospace Research (CASR) came into being in 2000 and focuses on advancing research in aerospace sciences. The centre has design, analysis and computational capabilities to take up problems in high speed and low speed flows, structure, aero-thermal effect and composites. The applications software being regularly employed include MSC-NASTRAN, STAR-CD, CFX, I_DEAS and tascflow. For carrying out experimental studies in the thrust areas, the centre has laboratories and facilities with specialized equipment. The country's first student developed satellite ANUSAT is designed, developed and integrated at this facility. The aerospace department includes the avionics department which designed the control software.
- Anna University - K B Chandrasekhar Research Centre (AU-KBCRC)
The Anna University K B Chandrashekar Research Centre was established at the MIT Campus in May 1999 through the donation of RS.1.00 crore Dr.K.B. Chandrasekhar, chairman and co-founder of Exodus Communications, US. The infrastructure includes a 256 kbit/s Internet access over a 2 Mbit/s based line, high-end server with broad-based networking. The research activities of the centre are on cryptography, network security, internet access over the power line medium and many others. In addition, the KBC foundation has donated another 0.5 crore rupees towards setting up a state-of –art Java lab at the centre and 1.5 crore rupees for the campus networking and video conferencing facilities. One of the goals of the centre is to link value-addition to the domain-knowledge possessed by the faculty and the students of our university in diverse domains through the use of the Internet and I.T Tools/TechnologiesM[clarification needed]
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- Centre for Automotive Research and Training
The Center for Automotive Research and Training (CART), an inter-disciplinary centre, was established in the year 1997 by the University to mainly cater to the needs of the automotive industry with regard to design, research, consultancy, training and testing. The centre functions currently both at the main campus and at the MIT campus. The centre proposes to offer a postgraduate programme titled, automotive manufacturing management, which will be a highly inter-disciplinary programme mainly framed with inputs from the user industry, namely the automotive industry. The centre acts as a nodal agency interacting with automotive industries both at home and abroad and with various academic departments and centres, functioning at Anna University.
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, V.P.), P. S. Subramanian (6th Batch, Secretary) and B. Venkatraman (4th Batch, Treasurer). K. Srinivasan was the dean of the institute at that time.
Notable Alumni 
Popular media 
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