Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology (HIET) was established in Chennai in 1966 in response to the need for non-formal technical education. Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology is run by the Hindustan Engineering Training Centre (HETC) Educational society, which is registered as a Technical Education Society under the Societies Act, XXI of 1860. The institute is approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India, for conducting Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course and by All India Council for Technical Education and the Government of Tamil Nadu for conducting Diploma courses in Automobile, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical & Electronics and Electronics & Communication Engineering Courses.
The institution has trained thousand of students in many disciplines of Engineering. It is well equipped with workshops and laboratories. HIET is widely recognized in the Asian and African continents as a premier technical institution. Various Governments including the Governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Singapore, the Commonwealth Secretariat and several aviation organizations had sponsored students to undergo courses at HIET. HIET has trained over 42,000 persons as engineers and technicians. Over 5000 of them are now working with various airlines and aviation industries in India and abroad.