Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. Its constituent colleges are Madras Institute of Technology, College of Engineering Guindy, A.C. College of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained there from, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.
Madras Institute of Technology is a pioneer institute established by the great visionary and industrialist Shri C.Rajam on 18th of July 1949 and it merged witn Anna University on 1978. In the true sense of the motto “In service of India”, besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. The education in this institute is application oriented, thereby helping the students make a smooth transition from college to the industrial world. This is reflected in the profile of the vast number of MIT alumini occupying key positions in various MNCs and Research Organizations all across the globe. Currently Dr.S.Thamarai Selvi an educator & Researcher is the Dean of Madras Institute of Technology.
The Department of Computer Technology at the MIT Campus, Chennai was bifurcated from the Department of Information Technology in the year of 2010, with a view to promote the pursuit of excellence in the field of Computer Science and Engineering.The Department of Computer Technology is headed by Dr. G.V. Uma, an educator & Researcher herself, taking a pioneering role in equipping the students to attain leadership and responsibilities in the corporate world.The Department has a team of distinguished, dynamic, young and dedicated staff members with specialization in wider areas to provide superior teaching, guidance, inspiration and motivation that may spur students to challenge extraordinary frontiers.Currently the Department offers Undergraduate Programme B.E. (CSE) Fulltime/Part time, Postgraduate Programme M.E. (CSE) Fulltime/Part time, Research Programme M.S. and Ph.D. aimed at producing quality professional and researchers. Graduates from the department are recruited in many top multinational companies.