Hindustan University

By Prof. S. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor
Prof. S. Ramachandran,Vice Chancellor

Prof. S. Ramachandran

Vice Chancellor

Interdisciplinary research has emerged as a crucial part of the re- search landscape in recent years. While there are not many universities in India that have adopted this ap- proach to make better a teaching-learn- ing environment to students, Chennai based Hindustan University is making big strides in the higher education with its interdisciplinary curriculum, giving options for advanced learners to move across departments to learn interdisci- plinary courses. “The transformation of higher education institutions is very important in today’s world of dynamic technologies. Universities’ main duty is towards solving some of humanity’s most complex problems, not merely churning out potential employees. If education is about overcoming shared problems, we need to be taught to be collaborative be- cause we will quickly realize that we can- not tackle them alone and that we need to cooperate with others,” says Dr. Eliz- abeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University.
With a balanced mix of faculty mem- bers from the various backgrounds such as Research organizations like ISRO, DRDO, and leading academic institu- tions like IITs, IISC, NITs, NUS and NTU, the university has established 12 research centres in thrust areas of tech- nology in interdisciplinary areas, pro- viding students and research scholars an integrated approach. The curric- ulum of Hindustan University is designed in such a way that the students have opportunities to learn specializations in their field of engineering. “With our diversi- fied faculty strength, we are able to offer 21 specializations in UG programmes and 35 specializa- tions in PG programmes. We also offer industry collaborated cours- es partnering with IBM, Infosys, ADG Boeing, MATLAB, Yaska- wa, SMC pneumatics and many more,” claims Dr. Elizabeth.
Started in the year 1985, Hin- dustan College of Engineering, was conferred the ‘University Status’ from the academic year 2008-09 under the name HITS (Hindustan Institute of Tech- nology and Science).With an en- viable academic excellence that has been maintain right from its inception, today, HITS is one of the most sought after engineering Institutions in Tamil Nadu, re- puted for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and excel- lent infrastructural facilities for curricular and extracurricular activities. The HITS community comprises of students from all over India and Overseas including students hailing from Afghani- stan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, U.A.E, Thailand, Vietnam, USA and so on.
The university has accom- plished its mission and its academ- ic achievements are a testimony to the same. Over 950 HITS stu- dents have been placed in leading companies in India and abroad in the last 3 years, receiving placement offers from leading companies in India and Abroad. HITS also has active academic collaborations with over 60 International Organizations, which provide opportunities for International Exchange Programmes for Faculty and Students, Summer and Study Abroad Programmes, Internships, Joint Research Projects and Joint Conferences, Workshops and Seminars. “Here, the students will find a balanced mix of best of the pedagogy, curriculum, delivery and latest assessment techniques with the blend of rich academic ambience for cultivating research, projects, and competitions, industry in- terns, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The world-class mod- ern laboratory facilities with industry collaborations will promise every student who joins Hindustan University to take up a career in the latest advancement of technologies,” concludes Dr. Elizabeth.
DID YOU KNOW - Hindustan Technology & Business Incubator (HTBI) and Hindustan Entrepre- neurship & Innovation Cen- tre (HEIC) foster innovative talent and spirit of entre- preneurship in students, with the help of technical mentors and support from institutions like National Entrepreneurship Network, Confederation of Indian Industry, Madras Manage- ment Association and The Indus Entrepreneurs. HTBI & HEIC envisions creating an ecosystem in the campus, which offers every student a chance to be innovative, creative and tactical to pur- sue his or her dreams and gain economic, technical and entrepreneurial exper- tise in their chosen field, thus realizing the vision statement of the universi- ty – “to make every man a success and no man a fail- ure.” At present, HTBI has incubated seven campus companies, which provide internships to 58 students.
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Year of Establishment: 1985 Chancellor: Dr. Elizabeth VerghesePro Chancellor: Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese Vice Chancellor: Prof. S. Ramachandran Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Constituent Departments • Aeronautical Sciences• Building Sciences• Computing Sciences• Electrical Sciences• Management Sciences• Mechanical Sciences• Science and Humanities
Sponsored Projects
Completed: 9 Total sanctioned amount: 1503 LakhsOngoing Projects: 15Total sanctioned amount: Rs. 370.59 Lakhs
Publications - 2015-16
National Conference:120 International Conference: 138 National Journal: 40 International Journal:318Total Publications: 616
Seminars and workshops Organized (2015-16): 243
Total Number of Faculty Members: 450Number of PhD holders: 120 Number of Faculties pursuing PhD: 110
Average experience of faculty members: 18 years