The computer society (then called Computer Club) of Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chrompet was founded in 1983, by the students of non-InfoTech branches with a view of improving their knowledge in the field of computer science. Later, when the departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology were formed, the students from these courses also began to take part actively in the functioning of the society. This is a student body associated to Computer Center of MIT.
During its initial years, the society mainly concentrated in getting expertised with the basics of computers and programming languages such as C. Later it included the tools required by various streams like hardware designing and modeling software for the students of mechanical streams, circuit designing and simulation software for the students of electronic stream, etc. Over the years, the society has evolved, from being just an organization for imparting knowledge, to an active participant in the evolution and promotion of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS). The major event associated with this area is the conduction of the inter-college free software festival Carte Blanche every year. During Carte Blanche '10, an audio conference with Richard M Stallman was organized as a part of this. It was an interactive session where he answered various questions related to software freedom. A visit by the same person to our college oragnized in the year 2002. And the transcript of his lecture is here.
CSMIT initiated the Community Service Project. This project involves reaching out the young talents in Government Schools, Orphanages and Homes for physically challenged and helping them in learning computers.MIT, being a reputed institution with meritorious students, is only too happy to share the knowledge with young Students.
Juggernaut contest was started in the year 2007 and maintains a consistency in the participation of students from MIT. This also increased the number of ICPC (conducted by ACM) team participants in MIT. This competition is usually help every second week of the working months and consists of three rounds.
Technical Classes, Coders Club, Simulation classes, Software classes.