Auckland, December 27, 2021
Community Leader and Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam (Temple) Founder-President Ilango Krishnamoorthy has been honoured by the Madras Institute of Technology Alumni Association for his outstanding contributions to printing technology and his services to the community.
The event was held in Chennai but Mr Krishnamoorthy participated in the festivities virtually and delivered an acceptance speech.
He said that he was humbled by the Award and dedicated it to his parents, his immediate family and the community.
“This Institution has been the educational and training ground for thousands of students for the past more than 72 years. Those coming through its portals have made their mark in various fields of science and technology throughout the world. It is a matter of pride and joy that I am an Alumni of this great Temple of Learning. While my achievements pale in front of many other stalwarts in advanced fields of Science, I am truly blessed to be recognised by the Alumni Association,” he said.
The Madras Institute of Technology was established in July 1949 by Chinnaswami Rajam, a visionary entrepreneur and industrialist with the blessings of Jagadguru Chandrasekhara Swamigal of Kanchi. The objective was to provide engineering education of University standards in specialised fields and facilitate research free from regional limitations including staff and students.
The Institution was the first in India to offer courses in Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Instrumentation Technology for Science graduates.
About the Alumni Association
Established in 1966, the Madras Institute of Technology Alumni Association aims to maintain a record of the past students and acknowledge their achievements in various fields.
Among its objectives are “to be a catalyst for the social interaction among the Alumni, maintain contacts between the Alumni and the alma mater and further the cause of the Institute in development activities and achieve excellence in its goals.’
The MIT boasts of a distinguished galaxy of alumni who are involved in developing spacecraft, satellite technology, information technology, software and hardware development and many other fields. One of its former students recently received the ‘Agni Award for Self-Reliance in Aviation for integrating Supersonic Brahmos Missile on fighter aircraft,’ from the Indian Minister of Defence.