Coimbatore Institute of Technology is an Autonomous Institution currently affiliated to Anna University. The Institute has been accorded Autonomous Status by the University Grants Commission since 1987. Current Autonomous is valid upto 2020.
The Institute has set up statutory bodies such as Governing Council, Academic Council , Finance Committee , Board of studies and Non-statutory bodies like Planning and Evaluation Committee, Library Committee, Curriculum Development cell, Examination Disciplinary Committee, Result Passing Board etc., for effective functioning of Autonomous system. Office of the Controller of Examinations administered by Dr. R.Sriram, Controller of Examinations, Dr. R.Sathyanarayan Sridhar, DeputyController of Examinations and assisted by thirteen well-qualified and experienced staff facilitates the efficient functioning of the Autonomous System.
♦ Autonomous Status has created an excellent opportunity to revise, redesign or introduce innovations in the curriculum. A thorough revision of syllabi in every 4 years, or whenever necessary, and introduction of elective courses as and when required to suit the needs of industry have helped the students to keep abreast of the latest trends in the industry, especially in the IT sector.
♦ Continuous assessment in laboratory practicals, workshop practice and engineering drawing has been introduced under the Autonomous scheme since 2001. This has inculcated a sense of responsibility and regularity among the students. Continuous assessment of the students academic performance makes the evaluation process more objective and complete. The scheme of continuous evaluation has been proved to be a great success.
♦ Students are given the option to study German / French language as an alternative to English in the II semester of their study after joining the Institute.
♦ Four week of Industrial training is compulsory for the students to become eligible for the award of degree by the University. This is in practice since 2009.
♦ A mini project of 2 credits is offered to the students of V and VI semester.
♦ Credit system has been introduced to all the programmes since 2001.
♦ For assessment , grades are awarded instead of marks. This has made the evaluation process more realistic.
♦ Choice Based Credit System has been followed from 2015.
♦ All the question papers for U.G. programmes are set by external / internal examiners and valuation is done both by Internal and external examiners. The procedure adopted ensures objective evaluation of student’s performance in the examination.
♦ Complete Autonomy is given for the conduct of PG programmes. Setting of question papers and valuation of answer scripts are done internally. This gives more freedom and flexibility to the teacher at P.G. level.
♦ Conduct of examination, publication of results and issue of grade sheets are done systematically and with a fixed time frame. This has enabled the students to apply for employment / higher studies on time.
♦ Introduction of transparency in the valuation of answer scripts has instilled confidence among students in the examination system under autonomous scheme. The students have the option to go through their valued answer scripts accompanied by another student / teacher of their choice and apply for revaluation if they desire.
♦ A special supplementary examination is conducted for students of outgoing batches who have arrears in the final semester.
♦ For character building and overall development of the students, not only as a competent engineer, but also as a responsible citizen of the country, a course called Science of Creativity and Professional Ethics has been introduced since the inception of the Autonomous scheme in the year 1987.