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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, United States

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History, Affiliations & Rankings 

Located in Cambridge, USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a well-renowned private research university. MIT was established on April 10, 1861, when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded it its legal charter. This occurred two days before the Civil War began. Plans were prepared and monies obtained over the following several years, with the first classes commencing in 1865. MIT's first president, William Barton Rogers, came up with the concept. When Rogers articulated his idea for a "new polytechnic institute," he was a professor of Natural Philosophy at the College of William & Mary. Originally based in Boston's Back Bay, the Institute relocated to Cambridge in June 1916 after a 3-day alumni reunion. The university also has academic affiliations with the Association of American Universities, Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Universities Research Association, 568 Group and more. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the top universities in Cambridge and is ranked #1 in the QS Global World Rankings 2021 and 2022. Furthermore, MIT is also backed by stunning rankings in THE World University Rankings 2022 and US News & World Report’s Best Global University Rankings 2022 that place MIT at #=5 and #2 respectively. 

Infrastructure, Campuses & Courses

MIT has a campus area of 166 acres located between Central and Kendall Squares. It comprises 26 acres of playing fields, over 20 gardens and green space, 18 student residences, and around 50 cited works of art. MIT has more than 1,000 faculty members, and the board of trustees includes around 80 dignified leaders in their respective subjects, viz Science, Engineering, Education, and various other fields. The major subjects hosted by MIT are Aeronautics and Aerospace Studies, Anthropology, Biological Engineering, Humanities and History, Literature and Management, Military Science and Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, and Women & Gender Studies. The university is also renowned for its courses in fields like Blockchain Technology, Quantum Physics, Microeconomics, Computer Science, Programming and more. MIT is pioneering new ways of teaching and learning, on their campus and around the world, by inventing and leveraging digital technologies. 

Accomplishments & Alumni 

The mission of MIT is to enhance knowledge and educate students in Science, Technology, and other areas of study that will best serve the world. The MIT Sloan School of Management has also been ranked as #3 by QS Global MBA Rankings of 2021. 97 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award victors, and 8 Fields Medalists have partnered with MIT as graduates, employees, or researchers. Furthermore, 58 National Medal of Science beneficiaries, 29 National Medals of Technology and Innovation beneficiaries, 41 Astronauts, and 16 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Aviation-based armed forces have been associated with MIT. Notable alumni of MIT include Richard Feynman (American physicist), Kofi Anna (Former Secretary-General of the United Nations), Buzz Aldrin (American former astronaut), Raghuram Rajan (Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India), F. C. Kohli (founder and first CEO of TCS Tata Consultancy Services) and more. The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working alongside others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

There are around 12,000 students in MIT from 120+ countries as it attracts excellent students from around the world. The MIT student body is diverse in many ways. In addition to cultural diversity, an MIT student is exposed to a wide variety of thoughts, opinions, beliefs, and thought processes. At MIT, there are 11,363 full-time students and 157 part-time students enrolled. This indicates that at MIT, 98.6% of students are enrolled full-time. 30% of undergraduate and graduate students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are white, 18.6% are Asian, 9.39% are Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% are Two or More Races, 3.68% are Black or African American, 0.156% are American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.026% are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. MIT is in high demand and some of the world's leading IT companies like Microsoft, Google, Accenture, Oracle, Infosys and more visit MIT to fill the top positions in their organizations.

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