Hindustan College of Engineering, started in the year 1985, was conferred the "University Status" by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 from the academic year 2008-09 and under the name HITS (Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science).
University has been awarded 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council with CGPA of 3.30 out of 4.
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science has been awarded an overall 3 Star Rating and 5 Star Rating for Teaching, Employability, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Facilities.
QS BRICS World University Rankings 2019. Around 400 universities in 5 countries participated in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019. HITS is now one of the premier Institutional to receive this honour along with 66 other Universities in India.
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai has been categorised as Category II University with many privileges of the Deemed to be University by MHRD as per Grant of Graded Autonomy Regulations, 2018.
5S Certification: TUV Rheinland Certified HITS for successfully implementing 5S Work Place Management System. HITS is the first Institution in India to receive this certificate,
Today, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is one of the most sought after engineering Institutions in Tamil Nadu, reputed for its highly qualified and experienced faculty and excellent infrastructural facilities for curricular and extra-curricular activities, the University has maintained an enviable academic excellence right from its inception. The student community comprises of students from all over India and Overseas. The University is having students hailing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Libya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Oman, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sudan, UAE, Thailand, Vietnam, Tanzania, USA, etc.
The University has accomplished its mission and its academic achievements are a testimony to the same. More than 80% of students secure first class with distinctions year after year. Over 950 students have been placed in leading companies in India and abroad in the last 3 years. The students of this reputed institution are receiving placement offers from leading companies in India and Abroad. The institution has collaborative partnerships with leading universities in USA, Singapore, Australia, etc. It has students and faculty exchange programs with leading international universities. The university has also received numerous accolades and awards over the years.