Army Institute of Technology, Pune


Army Institute of Technology, Pune

Army Institute of Technology (AIT) is a prestigious undergraduate engineering college located at Dighi Hills in Pune, Maharashtra, India and affiliated to the University of Pune. It was established for the wards of Indian Army personnel (serving or retired). It is governed by the A.W.E.S.(Army Welfare Education Trust), a registered society. The annual intake of the college is 240 students divided equally between four disciplines of engineering viz. Computers, Electronics & Telecommunication, Information Technology, Mechanical

Earlier admissions were based on a national exam conducted by the institute but now a merit list of eligible students is drawn from AIEEE.

History

AIT was founded in August 1994 by Gen B.C Joshi PVSM, AVSM, ADC. The Institute was inaugurated by Gen S. Roy Chaudhary PVSM, ADC on 24th Feb, 1995. The first batch of BE students graduated in 1998.

Vision

"We at AIT, strive for excellence in providing the right environment for development of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual quotients with a view to produce total quality engineers, preparing them to face challenges of the modern information society."

Culturals

AIT is fairly accomplished in culturals. AITians have a long history of winning prizes in cultural festivals all over the country, especially in the Pune region. The institute has repeatedly won Verve, a cultural festival that attracts many colleges every year for a plethora of events and is one of the largest congregations of colleges in the country.

Administration

*Director : Lt Gen (Retd) Mahesh Vij, PVSM, AVSM
*Principal: Asst. Prof. R.B. Patil , ME

tudents and Student Groups

AIT is a predominantly residential college where all students are wards of The Indian Army's personnel. As such there is a very healthy mix of people from all over the country which gives the institute a very lively feel. The students engage in all sorts of extra curricular activities like sports, dramatics, debates and hence are regular winners at most inter college festivals held in pune.

In the past AIT had a history of organising inter college sports tournament "PACE" which now has been called off because of unspecified reasons.

A number of student groups exist within the college. They include the Music Club, Spiritual Club, the Magazine Board as well as the Technical Board.

The [Magazine Board or Mag Board] [http://magboard.ait.googlepages.com link to homepage] as it is more popularly called at AIT Pune is the most high profile of the groups in the past couple of years. Beyond publishing the college magazine 'Srijna', the board organizes a host of activities throughout the year to make campus life more fun for the rest of students which include publishing an informal e-letter 'eMAGe' as well as organizing an annual treasure hunt, maintaining a fun board etc. The entry to the Magazine board is based on a written round followed by two interviews.

Alumni

The AIT Alumni is around 1500 strong, and is well placed across various industries. They have created a good brand name for their college in corporate world as well as academia. A few students especially from the earlier batches (1998-2001) are also serving in the Armed Forces.

AIT has an Alumni Association, which is responsible for networking the Alumni, and also providing necessary help and support for the current batches by organizing events and seminars in the college. There is an annual Alumni meet in the college, where the Alumni get to interact with the students and faculty; cultural and sports events are also held during the meet.

Governance

Members of the Board and their brief background:

AIT fu under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), which registered as a society in April 1983. The board of Governors was reconstituted in 2004 with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) as the President, Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) and all army commanders as vice presidents with nominated heads of arms/services as members.Adjutant general has been appointed as chairman of the executive committee. The Board of Governors that formulates broad policy measures for AIT is at Army HQ with Adjutant General, Army HQ as its Chairman. Chief of Staff HQ, Southern Command is one of its members. a) Board of Governors President - Chief of Army Staff Vice Presidents - Vice Chief of the Army Staff - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters, Southern Command - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters, Eastern Command - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters, Western Command - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters, Central Command - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters, Northern Command - General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters, ARTRAC Members - Dy Chief of the Army Staff IS & T - Dy Chief of the Army Staff P & S - Adjutant General - Quartermaster General - Master General Ordnance - Military secretary - Engineer-in-Chief - Three Heads of Arms/Services in rotation - Dir Gen, Discipline, Ceremonials & Welfare - Judge Advocate General Member Secretary - Managing Director, AWES

b) Governing Body

1. Chairman - Chief of Staff, Southern Command, Patron, AIT 2. Asst Chairman - Chief Signal Officer, Southern Command, Chairman AIT 3. Member - Commandant, CME, Academic Advisor, AIT 4. Member - Lt Gen BT Pandit, PVSM, VrC (Retd),Advisor Finance & Admin, AIT 5. Member - Dy JAG, Southern Command, Legal Advisor, AIT 6. Member -Lt Gen (Retd) Mahesh Vij, PVSM, AVSM, Director, AIT 7. Member -Dr NK Kole, Member Secretary, WRO, AICTE 8. Member - Prof N B Pasalkar, (Ex-Officio), Director, Technical Education 9. Member -Educationist from region (Vacant), Nominated by AICTE 10. Member -Prof Prakash Wani, Representative, University of Pune 11. Member -Industrialist from region (vacant), Nominated by AICTE 12. Member -Industrialist from region (vacant), Nominated by State Government 13. Member Secretary-Asst. Prof. R.B.Patil, Principal AIT

(c) Local Managing Committee 1. Chairman, AIT - Maj Gen BPS Grewal 2. Advisor (Fin & Adm) - Lt Gen BT Pandit, PVSM, VrC (Retd) 3. Advisor (Academics) - Dy Commandent (CME) 4. Director, AIT - Lt Gen Mahesh Vij, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) 5. Teaching Faculty Rep - Prof (Mrs) Deepa Zanpure 6. Teaching Faculty Rep - Prof PV Bhat 7. Teaching Faculty Rep - Prof (Ms) Mridula Chandola 8. Non-Teaching Rep - Mr SJ Joshi 9. Principal(Member Sec.) - Prof R B Patil 10. Jt Director, AIT - Col KS Rajagopalan 11. Registrar - Mr RP Ambike

External links

* [http://www.aitpune.com/ Army Institute of Technology Homepage - aitpune.com]


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