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National Institute of Technology Calicut - National Institute of Technology Calicut

Public Engineering Institute in Kerala, India

The National Institute of Technology Calicut ( NIT Calicut or NITC ), formerly Regional Engineering College Calicut , is a public technical university and institute of national importance, subject to the NIT law passed by the Indian Parliament. The campus is located 22 kilometers northeast of Kozhikode on the Kozhikode - Mukkam road. It was founded in 1961 and was known as the Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC) until 2002. It is one of the National Institutes of Technology campuses established by the Government of India to provide high-level technical education to students from all over the country. NIT Calicut houses a supercomputer on its campus and has its own department for nanotechnology.


Early years

The National Institute of Technology in Calicut was established as the Regional Engineering College Calicut (CREC) in 1961, the ninth of its kind and the first to be established during the third five-year plan. Until Calicut University was founded in 1963, the institute was affiliated with Kerala University. The institute was established in large part through the efforts of Pattom Thanu Pillai, the then Prime Minister of Kerala. Prof. S. Rajaraman, first director of the Government Engineering College at Thrissur, was appointed special officer in 1961 to organize the college's activities until MV Kesava Rao took over the leadership of the college's first director. The courses were initially held at the Government Polytechnic in West Hill before it was relocated to its current campus in 1963. The college began with an annual enrollment of 125 undergraduate students on a 120-acre campus (1.2 km 2 ; 300) morning).


Admission to the undergraduate courses was increased to 250 in 1966, 150 for the first year and 100 for the preparatory course. The annual intake was reduced from 250 to 200 from 1968 to 1969 due to the industrial recession.

After Prof. S. Unnikrishnan Pillai took over the post of headmaster in 1983, the Education and Mediation Department was established to organize student recruitment on campus. The college switched to information technology in 1984 with the commissioning of multi-user PSI omni systems and HCL workhorse PCs. In 1987 the college celebrated its 25th anniversary and graduate courses began. CEDTI was founded on campus the following year.

In 1990 Shankar Dayal Sharma inaugurated the block of the architecture department and the construction of a data center was completed. In 1996 the institute's website (the first in Kerala) was launched. The Indian Institute for Management Calicut operated from the NIT campus for the first few years of its existence before moving to its new campus in Kunnamangalam in 2003.

The Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development granted REC Calicut NIT status in June 2002 and granted it academic and administrative autonomy. It was a leading institute under the World Bank-funded Program to Improve the Quality of Technical Education (TEQIP), which began in 2002. In 2003, students were first admitted to the flagship B.Tech Bachelor's degree through the All India Engineering Entrance Exam. With the passage of the National Institutes of Technology Act in May 2007, NIT Calicut was declared an Institute of National Importance. The National Institutes of Technology Act is the second law for technical educational institutions after the Indian Institutes of Technology Act of 1961. In 2007, NIT Calicut increased its annual intake for its undergraduate program to 570. The annual intake for the undergraduate program was increased by 1049 in 2011.



The NITC is a fully inpatient facility with 13 dormitories on campus that can accommodate students. There are around 4,500 students in NITC hostels. There are 13 mansions with the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, PG I, PG II, IH and the newly founded Mega Hostel and MBA Hostel. The 4 Ladies' Hostels (LH): A, B, C and Mega Ladies Hostels have triple rooms.

A and B hostels offer space for first-year B.Tech students. Second year B.Tech students are accommodated in the C and Mega Hostels. Third year B.Tech students are accommodated in C and G hostels. The last year of B.Tech students is accommodated in Hostels D, E, F, G and PG-II. M.Tech. and MCA students live in apartments.

The older men's hostels are located near the academic area, while the IH, mega hostels, ladies' hostels, and Professor's Apartments are on the residential campus. A mini canteen is available in the hostel.

Students are allowed to use their own computers in their rooms. All hostels except A and B are well connected to the Campus Networking Center via a 100 Mbit / s LAN network, via which the internet connection is provided free of charge. Each hostel has a common room with cable TV, daily newspaper and indoor play facilities.

Each hostel has its own chaos and students are allowed to join the chaos of any hostel, with the exception of A and B, which are exclusive to freshmen students. The type of food served in the hostel fairs is as follows:

  • Cosmopolitan: A, B, C (Kerala - vegetarian), D, E, PG I, IH (Andhra chaos)
  • Non vegetarian: F, G & PG-II (North & South mixed)

There are two cosmopolitan problems in the premises of the ladies' hostel. Further facilities such as a mini canteen, an indoor shuttle space, a gym and an extension of the cooperative shop are available in the women's hostel.


The NITC has a gym, swimming pool, outdoor theater, auditorium, and facilities for outdoor sports such as tennis, soccer, volleyball, badminton, roller skating, hockey, and basketball. There is also a cricket ground where Ranji Trophy games were played.

Central data center

The central data center

The central computing center is a central computing facility that meets the computing needs of the entire community of that facility. This center's working hours are open 24/7 on all working days except Republic Day, Independence Day, Thiruvonam, Vijayadashami, Gandhi Jayanthi, Bakrid, and Christmas.

The center is equipped with three IBM X series servers, one Xeon server with a Dell PowerEdge 6600 quad processor, six dual processor servers with a Dell PowerEdge 2600 and a Sunfire V210 server. The desktops and thin clients are connected to the servers via gigabit switches and CAT6 UTP cables. The center is connected to the campus networking center via a Nortel L3 switch with a backbone of 32 Mbit / s and thus to the Internet.

Central Library

The NITC Central Library is one of the largest technical libraries in India with more than 100,000 books. It subscribes to more than 200 print journals. The institute has a digital library, Nalanda (Network of Automated Libraries and Archives), which houses online resources. Users of the institute and networked institutions can access around 17,000 journals, proceedings, databases, electronic theses, dissertations and online courses at Nalanda. It is part of the Indest consortium, which links the libraries of technical institutions in India.

NIT Calicut's supercomputer, Purna (Parallel Universal Remote Numerical Analyzer), is accessible from anywhere on campus and available to all students and faculty members. PURNA has a top speed of 1.5 teraflops.

Incubator for technology companies

The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at NIT Calicut was set up with help from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Government of India and the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB). The aim is to support the development of start-up companies in the fields of electronics and IT. TBI provides workspaces with shared office facilities with an emphasis on business and professional services necessary to advance and support the early growth of technology and technology-based businesses.

Organization and administration


Under the Constitution of the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007, the President of India is the visitor to the institute. The institute's authorities are the Board of Governors and the Senate. The board of directors is headed by the chairman, who is appointed by the visitor. The director, who is the secretary of the board of directors, takes care of the day-to-day work of the institute. The Board of Governors has candidates from the central government, the state government, the NIT council and the institute's Senate.

Academic departments

The institute includes eleven academic departments, eight centers, eight centers and three schools. The departments include architecture and planning, chemistry, physics, mathematics and sports, as well as five technical determinants for chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communications technology, and mechanical engineering. The eight centers are the Campus Networking Center (CNC), the Center for Biomechanics, the Advanced Manufacturing Center, the Central Computer Center, the Center for Value Education, the Sophisticated Instruments Center, the Center for Transportation Research, and the Center for Scanning Microscopy. The three additional schools are the School of Biotechnology, the School of Management Studies, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering.

School of Management Studies

The School of Management Studies (SOMS), NIT Calicut, offers a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for graduates of all disciplines from a recognized university / institute. Admission to the MBA program is based on the CAT score, performance in group discussions and personal interviews. SOMS offers a two-year full-time MBA program with specializations in finance, marketing, people management, operations and systems. In addition to the two-year MBA program, NITC-SOMS offers research programs that lead to the award of the Ph.D. to lead. Degrees in management areas such as general management, finance and economics, human resource management and marketing. The program was launched in 2008 and the first group of students enrolled in 2009.



A basic course offered by NITC includes the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) In various engineering fields and the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). At the same time, there are postgraduate courses with a Master of Technology (M.Tech). In addition, the NITC offers a course in applied computer science with a Master of Computer Application (MCA), a business course with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) in natural science departments. Doctoral programs are available in all technical and scientific disciplines and in management.


Students are admitted to undergraduate courses through the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) run by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Around 16 Lakh students wrote this test in 2012 to gain admission to one of 20 NITs. This makes it one of the largest such trials in the world. Admission to some other autonomous technical institutes at national level (Deemed University) is also granted via JEE Main. Students who have studied outside India for at least 2 (two) years can apply for admission through DASA (Direct Admission for Students Abroad) administered by EdCil (Educational Consultants India Limited) and currently administered by the National Institute of Technology Hazaratbal, Srinagar (based on Standard Board 12th exam grades or equivalent higher secondary exam grades and Scholastic Aptitude Test-II (SAT-II) grades in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics conducted by the College Board. A similar eligibility requirement is made available to foreigners.

Admission to graduate M.Tech and Ph.D. The courses are mainly based on the results of the GATE exam conducted by the IITs. Admission to the MCA program takes place through the NIMCET carried out by the NITs. The first NIMCET in 2006 was carried out by NIT Calicut. Faculties from other institutes work as scientists at the NITC as part of the Quality Improvement Program (QIP). It is the national coordination center for the QIP of polytechnic institutes.

Admission to the MBA course is based on the Common Admission Test DEFAULT. The approval details are published on the Institute's website and in major daily newspapers in India. Applicants are shortlisted based on the CAT score, performance in the qualification (BTech / BE) and professional experience. The final selection is based on the performance of the shortlisted candidates in the group discussion (GD) and in the personal interview (PI). GD and PI are usually performed in major cities across India.


NIT Calicut was ranked 23rd in engineering and 3rd in architecture stream in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020. In 2019 it was made by The Week on Ranked 23rd among engineering colleges in India.

International liaison office

The Institute has set up an international liaison office to follow up the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the NITC and other institutions around the world. It also lists current students from abroad and interested parties to join the institute. In 2011, an MoU for research into photonics was signed between the NITC and Auburn University (USA). An MoU for academic and research collaborations has also been signed with NITK Suratkal. NITC is also NIT Sikkim's mentoring institute.

International conferences and symposia

For two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011, NIT Calicut organized the Indo-US Symposium on Biocomputing. The symposium was jointly organized by the Institute of Computer Science and Engineering and the School of Biotechnology and took place at the Taj Gateway in Calicut. It was jointly funded by the Department of Bio-Technology (India) and the National Science Foundation (USA). The symposium consisted of a series of presentations by leading researchers from India and the US in the field of biocomputing.

The Department of Physics at NIT Calicut hosted an international conference on Light: Optics '14, which focused on a novel research area of ​​the interaction between light and matter and promoted interaction between researchers in the field of light. Research from numerous institutes in Germany and abroad took part in the conference, which was held from March 19 to 21, 2014. Gold medals were awarded to the best work, while some selected work was reviewed and published in the Proceedings of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

NIT Calicut hosted TEDx NIT Calicut on January 14, 2012, February 12, 2017, an independently organized TED event that consisted of talks, video and interactive sessions with high profile entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and industry leaders.

students life

NIT Calicut hosts two major annual events, the techno management festival Tathva in the monsoon semester and the culture festival Ragam in the winter semester.


Tathva is the annual techno management festival organized by the college. It usually takes place in September and lasts for four days. It has been held every year since it was founded in 2001. With the aim of creating innovation and technical interest among students and the general public, Tathva has lectures, seminars, workshops from companies such as ParaMek Technologies, competitions, paper presentations, exhibitions, quizzes, model displays and robotics events. APJ Abdul Kalam, G. Madhavan Nair, Harold Kroto, Johannes Orphal, Jimmy Wales and Suhas Gopinath were some of the standout guests in previous editions of Tathva.


Ragam is the NITC's cultural festival. Colleges and universities from Kerala and other countries participate in events such as quizzes, dance competitions, rock shows, and music concerts. Some of the artists who have performed in the past few years are Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Blaaze, Shankar Mahadevan, Kartik, Benny Dayal, Stephen Devassy, ​​Sonu Nigam, Parikrama, and Darshan Raval. Breathe Floyd, a British tribute band to Pink Floyd, performed during Ragam 2009. Ragam 2010 featured KK, Naresh Iyer and Higher on Maiden, a tribute band to Iron Maiden. Ragam is being held in memory of a former student, P. Rajan, who died after being held in police custody (allegedly as a Naxalit).

Hoping to be included in the Limca Book of Records in Ragam in 2015, the students attended an event to bring the most people together in a single selfie. It was organized to break the Bangladeshi record of 1,151 people in a single selfie that was held during a product promotion event. According to the organizers, more than 2,000 students gathered at the venue. Apart from that, another cultural event was called Sneharagam organized that is intended for children with disabilities from all over Kerala.

Student organizations

Student organizations at NITC include the Robotics Interest Group (RIG), the Literary and Debating Club (LND), the Indian Cultural Association (ICA), the Forum for Dance and Drama (DND), the Civil Engineering Association (CEA), Electronics and Communication Engineering Association (ECEA), Electrical Engineering Association (EEA), Computer Science & Engineering Association (CSEA), Chemical Engineering Association (CHEA), the NITC chapter of the IIChE, Mechanical Engineering Association, Inquire (NITC Quiz Club), The Music Club, Club Mathematica, Audiovisual Club (AVC), Team Unwired (Engineering and Technology Club), Aero Unwired (Aeromodelling Club), Student Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Students of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Chapter, the SPICMACAY NIT Calicut chapter, the Industry and Planning Forum (IPF), the Nature Club, the Adventure Club (Ad Club) and the Robotics Interest Group (Engineering and Technology).

Professional associations with student chapters include the NIT Calicut ACM Student Chapter, the Computer Society of India, the Indian Society for Technical Education, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Institution of Engineers (India).

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