With the dawn of Independence, the need for establishing a sound technological basis for proper industrial advancement of the country was realised. It was at this juncture that Mr. C. Rajam, with his characteristic pioneering spirit, patriotic fervour and unwavering enthusiasm founded the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT). In July 1949, MIT was established as an All India Technological Institution with the two-fold objectives of providing engineering education of University standard in specialised fields along with Facilities for research in these and allied fields, free from regional limitations both regarding its staff and students.
Since then the Institute has continuously grown in strength with additions of new disciplines, a dynamic curriculum in tune with today’s changing requirements and student intake at the under and post-graduate levels as well as research scholars working for their doctoral degrees. The Institute became a constituent unit of Anna University in 1978. The Centre for Aerospace Research (CASR) came into being in the year 2001 and focuses on advancing research in Aerospace Sciences.