The MIT Group of Institutions is one of the most prestigious academic groups in the state Maharashtra which comes under the aegis of the Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER), Pune. The Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) was one of the first few private engineering institutes established in the state in 1983.
MIT Academy of Engineering (MITAOE), Alandi, Pune, was established in 1999 under MAEER by the honorable Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder and Executive President of MIT Group. The institute offers seven UG programs (B.Tech) and three PG programs (M.Tech). Recently, the UGC has honored the institute with ‘Academic Autonomy’ considering the quality of pedagogical practices, research, faculty and the state-of-the-art infrastructure that meets global standards.
Today, MITAOE is regarded as one of the best professional institutes in Maharashtra. This fact has been even exemplified by the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), by honoring the institute with the ‘Best Engineering College (Professional Courses) award. The institute has made its mark by excelling in academics and research and it continues to grow as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in engineering education and research. The NBA Accreditation to all branches, ‘A’ Grade by NAAC and the 2(F) & 12(B) status from the UGC, are the testimony to our pursuit of excellence.
Affiliations & Accreditations, Awards and Salient Features
An autonomous institute affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune.
Approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India.
Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade.
Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE, New Delhi for imparting quality education and providing congenial ambience with modern infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories and many other facilities for co & extracurricular activities.
University of Pune has awarded MITAOE as ‘Best Engineering College (Professional Courses) in 2014
National Recognition by UGC, New Delhi for receiving grants under all UGC schemes for faculties & students to promote, stimulate and strengthen research activities.
One of the first few Engineering colleges under University of Pune to be awarded with ISO 9001: 2000 Certificate. Currently we are an ISO 9001: 2008 certified institute.
Student – Teacher ratio is 12 : 1.
Student – Computer ratio is 3 : 1.
Student Chapters of IIChE, IEEE, CSI and ISTE have been established in the Institute to keep the students updated with the up-coming technology trends.
Learning-centered approach, personal attention to all the students and effective implementation of their valuable suggestions received through the continual feedback mechanism and ‘Student Teacher Interaction pedagogy’, make the teaching & learning process more effective. Selection and retention of the most efficient and talented staff members to enhance the quality of education and administration, is our key to success. A special emphasis is laid on their quality improvement by sponsoring the staff members for pursuing research and higher studies. Another significant feature is the ‘Tutor System for Counseling’. Each guardian faculty member takes personal care of a group of 20 students and resolves their difficulties regarding academic as well as day to day life.
The institute endeavors to impart holistic education to its students in order to contribute to their all round development. The students at MITAOE get an opportunity to not only enhancing their technical skills but also their communication and soft skills. We are committed for their bright future and hence facilitate them to realize their dreams.
MITAOE as an Autonomous Institute
MITAOE is only the third institute in Pune which has been bestowed with ‘academic autonomy’ by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Academic autonomy is granted only to those institutes that are accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade and are also accredited by NBA for all programs. Besides, the institute should also have the 2(F) & 12(B) status of the UGC. This exemplifies that the ‘academic autonomy’ is awarded only to the best institutes. Only those institutes that persistently excel in every aspect of quality education are bestowed with autonomy. Under autonomous status an institute remains affiliated to the University but gets freedom to design the advanced & industry-oriented syllabi, decide the modes of instruction & evaluation, and conduct examination and assessment of papers. The degree though, is awarded by the University. There are many advantages of academic autonomy for all stakeholders of the institute. Some of these are as follows:
Updated and contemporary syllabi; flexibility in updating as per industry needs.
Innovative approaches to teaching and learning; skill-based education.
Interdisciplinary approaches in academics and research.
A wide range of subjects to choose from.
Independent evaluation / examination system.
Opportunities for collaborations with reputed foreign & national universities and companies.
Better placement opportunities.
Support for higher education in India and abroad.
Internships and scholarships for projects.
Guest lectures and training programs by eminent experts from academia and industry.
Thus, academic autonomy opens the doors for excellence in education, research and administration. The students earning their degrees from an autonomous institute have an extra edge which guides them to achieve success in any future endeavors; be it placements in reputed national and multinational companies, entrepreneurship or higher education in renowned Indian or international institutes. MITAOE, as an autonomous institute, strives to make a huge difference by creating winning personalities and catering to the all round development of its students.
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