Backed strongly by its alumni network, Seshasayee Institute of Technology (SIT) that pioneered polytechnic education in the State since its start in 1952 has planned a year-long celebration of its Diamond Jubilee.

Founded by V.Seshasayee, a native of Valadi in the district whose technical intelligence helped the Railways to devise the ‘block system' and brought about accelerated industrial development in South India, the institution has been instrumental in the growth of several small and medium size industries in the district. Starting off with a humble beginning by conducting A.M.I.E. classes, the SIT now has more than 1,000 students, including 300 girls, enrolled in six full-time diploma programmes: Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, and Electronics and Communication Engineering. The Diploma programme in Pulp and Paper Technology was started by the SIT for the first time in entire State. It also offers Post Diploma in Plant Maintenance.

Briefing presspersons about the year-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations, T.R.Sivaraman, Honorary Secretary of the SIT Governing Council, said that the management has put in place the process for starting an engineering college. As the Institute was being run with a service motive, and the alumni were keen on enhancing the quality of infrastructure, he said.

Holding high positions in industries of repute, the alumni have been instrumental in ensuring cent per cent placement for the students every year, the Principal S.Sangapillai said. The Institute will conduct several events including ball badminton, chess and table tennis tournaments; workshops, technical exhibition, and science exhibition contest for school students, Mr.Sangapillai said. The Executive Director of BHEL, Tiruchi, A.V. Krishnan, will inaugurate the diamond jubilee year celebrations on January 28.

  • ‘Founder V.Seshasayee's technical intelligence had helped the Railways devise ‘block system''

  • SIT now has over 1,000 students, including 300 girls, enrolled in six diploma programmes