Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Affiliated to Anna University Chennai, became autonomous in 2016. It is autonomous, in the sense that it is empowered to frame its own course of studies and adopt innovative methods of teaching and evaluation. The University degrees will be conferred on the students passing the examinations conducted by the college.
Currently, there are 15 U.G Programmes (B.E & B.Tech), 7 P.G Programmes & 4 Departments of HiCET have been approved and recognized as Research Centers of Anna University to offer Ph.D. Programme. The college is teeming with activities both curricular and extra curricular which permeates the fragrance of young talents.