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|Madras Institute of Technology (MIT)|
|Motto||In the service of India|
|Type||Education and Research Institution|
|Chancellor||Konijeti Rosaiah (Governor of TamilNadu, Ex-officio)|
|Vice-Chancellor||P. Mannar Jawahar|
|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. This Institute also has a unique 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 have achieved prominence in various fields and include Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (the "missile-man of India"), and the writer Sujatha among others. The present Vice-Chancellor of Anna University is a former MIT-ian as well. The cultural festival of MIT, Mitafest, is well known in the vicinity of Chromepet. The AUKBC research institute has good research facilities and faculty, with students helping from various departments in projects which have resulted in several international papers and patent filings.
With the dawn of Independence, the need for establishing a sound technological basis for proper 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 various people and industries for its running. Sri M.K. Ranganathan, Rtd. Chief Engineer, became the first principal of the institute.
At a time when all 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 totally 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 and plastics technology, production engineering, and information technology. Research centres were also started in the past years.
Instrumentation and Control did not exist in India as a subject of study in 1949; even the name was still below the horizon. Now this branch of applied science and technology has become important in industry, and a significant number of the past students of M.I.T. 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 too. 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. One of the major changes the institution needs to accommodate is allow students to go for final year project and internships. There is less encouragement from professors for pursuing project in other institutions or companies and final semester also has very core subjects making it mandatory for students to do in-house projects. Giving this opportunity to students will greatly improve the popularity and show case the talent of MITians to the industry.
The broad-based, theory-oriented education attempts to enable students of MIT to handle with skill and success a wide variety of technical problems. MIT has remained an important centre of engineering education and earned an excellent reputation both in India and abroad. Admission into the institute previously was through the TNPCEE . But from 2007 it was decided that the 12th grade examinations would be the sole criterion which has favoured the entry of matriculation students.
With a view of revisiting MIT's history, a museum named MIT Museum has been set up inside the campus. The museum consists of pictures of all importatant events involving MIT, newspaper coverages, books written by MITians and a replica of a glider made by the students of 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 is called Mitafest. Each department has its own festival, in addition to the musical festival Sivaranjani.
Apart from this, MIT proudly presented "Asymptote 2009" along with its diamond jubilee celebrations. Asymptote-2009 was held on 9,10 and 11 January 2009. Students from various colleges participated in this event and this event was a success. But due to unavoidable situations this could not be continued in the following years.
Every department has its own intra-college and inter-college technical symposium.
|Computer Technology Dept||-||PRAYATNA|
|Information technology Dept||Mutex||Samhita|
|Electronics & Communication Dept||-||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 its own annual magazine MITMAG. Apart from this,Personality Development Association (PDA) has successfully published its magazine PERSOPLUS twice last year and Youth Red Cross published its magazine called "Vircham" in 2008 related to Social Awareness. Computer Society of MIT publishes its periodic magazine TECH TIMES from 2011 onwards. Department of Electronics Engineering releases its annual magazine "Impetus". Department of Instrumentation has started to publish its own technical magazine 'InsTrue'. Department of production technology releases its yearly magazine "PRO-MAG". Rotaract Club of MIT publishes its annual magazine "RotoPlus - A Collection of Arts & Writings from Physically Challenged and Orphanage Children".
MIT has the unique 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), placement preparation(mock interview,aptitude) so and so forth. Like all major universities, it helps build an alumni network in industries, boosting the credentials of the university as well as providing valuable human resource for the firms.
Usually there is a 100% placement record across all departments in MIT with many students getting multiple job offers or dream jobs (highly paid). 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.
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.
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/Technologies.
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.
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.
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