The Alagappa Institute of Technology (AIT) was founded in September 2001 by Mr. R. Vairavan, the grandson of Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar, the founder of the Alagappa Schools, Colleges and the Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
- It is a service-oriented institution with focus on providing education in emerging academic disciplines, vocational programs and in the field of performing arts.
- AIT is an integral part of the Alagappa group of Institutions that are actively involved in primary, collegiate and post graduate education.
- AIT is the Information Technology division of the group that provides educational courses representing the latest in information technology.
- AIT has its headquarters in Chennai and has established subsidiaries in India - Karaikudi, Jamshedpur, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur.
These initiatives have already been recognized by leading Universities in South India such as the:
- Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
- Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
- Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai
- Anna University, Coimbatore
- University Of Madras
Awards:- These institutions have awarded AIT, the status of Study Center, Information Center, Personal Contact Programs (PCP) center, for their undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs.
Social Activities:- AIT imparts computer training to more than 1500 Alagappa school students every year and has been successful in providing training to more than 1000 students in information technology.
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- M. S. Ananth IIT Madras
- M.Murugappan Murugappa Group
- Y.G.Mahendra Tamil and Malayalam Actor
- N Shankar Chemplast Sanmar
- G V Prasad, Dr.Reddys labs
- Bharathi Baskar, Renowned Tamil Speaker