Massachusett Institute of Technology, MIT as widely called was founded on April 10, 1861. It was granted its official charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The opening happened two days before the Civil War commenced. Their first classes began in 1865 after adequate planning and fund raising. The founder of the University is William Barton Rogers who was also the first president of the university worked hard for many years to establish the institution to meet their standard,which is to specialize basically in technical and scientific training of students. In 1865,15 students got admitted into the University. The delay in admission was due to the American Civil War which broke out.
MIT focuses on maths, science and technology. It offers 44 undergraduate degrees across its 5 schools. It is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). It is ranked as the 4th best among national universities and 1st among universities of technology. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.The campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on a 168-acre (68 ha) tract in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The campus spans approximately one mile (1.6 km) of the north side of the Charles River basin directly opposite the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
The University library is one of the best in the world. It is well equipped with all facilities needed to make learning easy. The library system of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology covers all five academic schools comprising the university. The MIT Libraries are four divisional libraries: Hayden for Science and Humanities, Barker for Engineering, Dewey for social sciences and management, and Rotch for architecture and planning. Students have access to books from the library on and off the campus. All library staffs work together to promote values, inclusion, Openess and good rapport among lecturers, students and staffs. The University is famous in relation to its 25 Turing award winners, 93 noble laureates and 8 fields medalists.
There are a total of 2,015 academic staffs. The Senior lecturers, lecturer, and professors make up 738 from the total number,Instructors including technical instructors are 175 in number while the Professors of the practice and adjunct faculty are 35 in number. The whole academic staff work hand in hand to equip their students using necessary facilities to make them emerge the best. Graduates of this school always excel in all their chosen fields in life.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most highly selective university in the world, which makes their admission always difficult for aspirants. Only about 7.3% of applicants get admitted every year. MIT is widely known for accepting only students at the top of their high school classes. That is why they produce the best students every year. Its scholarship program for students are mostly funded through gifts from MIT alumni and friends, MIT general funds and its endowments. Students with financial difficulties mostly benefit from the scholarships. Other additional funding of the institution are from The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT), J-WEL Grants in Education Innovation, MIT International Science & Technology Initiatives (MISTI) — Global Seed Fund, MITx in the Office of Digital Learning and Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) curriculum development funds.