MITAA was born in Chennai in 1966 owing to the unstinted efforts and foresight of stalwarts like Prof. M.V. Radhakrishnamurthy, Mr. T.A.S. Balagopal (I Batch), Mr.S.Ramaswamy, Mr.B.Venkatraman, Mr. P.Krishnaswamy (late) and others. The first General Body meeting was held on 14th April, 1966 and was headed by Mr. V.Gopalan (I Batch) (President), Prof. C.J.G. Chandra (I Batch) (V.P.), Mr.P.S.Subramanian (Late) (6th Batch) (Secretary) and Mr.B.Venkatraman (late) (4th Batch Treasurer). Prof. K.Srinivasan was the Dean of the Institute at that time.