In 1949,Shri.C.Rajam, gave the newly independent India-Madras Institute of Technology, so that MIT could establish the strong technical base it needed to take its place in the world. It was the rare genius and daring of its founder that made MIT offer courses like Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Instrument Technology for the first time in our country. Now it also provides technical education in other engineering fields such as Rubber and Plastic Technology & Production Technology. It was merged with Anna University in the year 1978. Sixty years hence, while it continues to be a pioneer in courses that it gave birth to, it is already renowned for producing the crème de la crème of the scientific community in more nascent courses such as Computer Science and Information Technology
MIT has produced great scientist like Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, versatile genius like Sujatha and many more. Presently the Vice Chancellor, Registrar of Anna University and the Dean of MIT are all alumni of MIT. The broad-based education, coupled with practice-oriented training in their speciality, has enabled the students of MIT to handle with skill and success a wide variety of technical problems. The Madras Institute of Technology has developed into an important centre of engineering education and earned an excellent reputation both in India and abroad.MIT had received many awards which includes an award for the Best Overall Performance, awarded by Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) during the year 1999.
Madras Institute of Technology shall strive towards becoming a world class institution by producing professionals with a high technical knowledge, professional skills and ethical values. We shall be the preferred partner to the industry and community for our contribution towards their economic and social development by providing high quality manpower through excellence in teaching, research and consultancy.
Madras Institute of Technology shall be recognized as a point of reference, a catalyst, a facilitator, a trend-setter and a leader in technical education.