In 1949, Shri.C.Rajam, gave the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) to the newly independent India, to 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 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. 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 Engineering, and Information Technology. MIT has produced great scientists like Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, versatile genius like Sujatha, and many more. The broad-based education, coupled with practice-oriented training in their specialty, 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 across the globe. MIT has received many awards including an award for the Best Overall Performance, awarded by the Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) during the year 1999.