National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC)


National Institute of Technology was established in 1961 and was known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC) until 2002. NITC is one of the National Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India for imparting technical education to students from all over the country. NITC is among the very few institutions in the country to host a Supercomputer of its own

National Institute of Technology Calicut is a Technical Institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament (Act 29 of 2007) namely, the National Institute of technology Act 2007.

Mission: To develop high quality technical education and personnel with a sound footing on basic engineering principles, technical and managerial skills, innovative research capabilities, and exemplary professional conduct to lead and to use technology for the progress of mankind, adapting them to changing technological environment with the highest ethical values as the inner strength.

: International standing of the highest caliber.

The Institute has a well equipped library, a computer centre, and lecture hall complex, various laboratories in different departments, workshops, and hostels for accommodating about 2400 students, health care centre, and adequate facilities for sports, games and co-curricular activities. The institute has a guest house, with A/C and non A/C rooms, for the guests of the institute, including alumni and parents of the students. To provide service to the residents, the campus also accommodates a branch of State Bank of India, Post Office, canteen & cooperative store


Department and Courses

Engineering departments

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Natural Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics


  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Biotechnology]
  • School of Nano Science and Technology


  • Centre for Biomechanics
  • Centre for Information Technology and Communication
  • Sophisticated Instruments Centre
  • Centre for Value Education
  • NITC IBM ACE Centre
  • Centre for Continuing Education

Allied department

  • Department of Training and Placement


Undergraduate course offered by NITC include Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in various engineering fields and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). These are paralleled by postgraduatecourses offering Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Architecture (M.Arch.). In addition, NITC offers an applied computer science course granting Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.), a business course granting Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a three year Master of Science (Technology) (M.Sc.(Tech.)). Ph.D. programmes are available on all engineering and science disciplines.

School of Management Studies

The School of Management Studies offers a two-year Master of Business (MBA) program for graduates in Engineering. The admission to the MBA will be based on CAT scores, performance in group discussions and interviews to be held in India.

IT Finishing School

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, has started IT finishing schools at NIT Calicut and seven other national institutions: the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) at Durgapur, Kurushetra, Jaipur, Surathkal, Trichy and Warangal. This school is supportd by NASSCOM and some of the major IT companies in India.

Campus Life

Set in a picturesque landscape at the foothills of the Western Ghats, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) is located about 22 kilometers north-east of Calicut City.

NITC is a fully residential institution with 12 hostels on the campus to accommodate students. The boys' hostels are named by letters A, B, C, D, E, F, F', G, PG I, PG II, and three girls' hostels (LH). A, B, and C hostels have triple rooms but accommodate four or five students per room due to increase in intake of students and shortage of hostel facilities. D, E, F, G, PG I, and PG II are single-seated but, due to high intake of students, some rooms are being used as doubles.

A hostel exclusively accommodates I year B.Tech students. II year B.Tech students are accommodated in the B and G hostels. III year B.Tech students are accommodated in C and G hostel. Final year B.Tech students are accommodated in D, E and F hostels. M.Tech. and MCA students reside in PG hostel. PG I hostel accommodates first-year students and some postgraduate students.

The boys' hostels are close to the academic area, while girls' hostels are in the residential campus. There are around 2200 students in NITC hostels. A mini-canteen is available in the hostel premises. STD/ISD facilities are available in almost all hostels.

Each hostel contains its own mess, and students are allowed to join the mess of any hostel. First years are allowed to join only A, PG I or PG II messes. The type of food served in the hostel messes are as follows:

  • Cosmopolitan: A, Gl, PG II (Kerala)
  • Vegetarian: C, E (North Indian), F (North Indian), PG I (Andhra)
  • Non-vegetarian: B, D, G.

There is an extension counter of the NITC Multipurpose Co-operative Society in A and D hostels. Students are permitted to use their own computers in their rooms. All hostels except A have their own LAN but hostels are not interconnected. Each hostel contains a common room with cable TV.

There are three hostels in NIT Calicut to accommodate female undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. program students. Two cosmopolitan messes are available in the girls' hostel premises. Other facilities like mini-canteen, indoor shuttle court, gymnasium, and Cooperative Store Extension Counter are available in the girls' hostel.


NITC has a gymnasium, swimming pool, an open air theatre, an auditorium and facilities for outdoor sports like tennis, football, volleyball, badminton, roller blading, hockey and basketball. It also has a cricket ground where Ranji Trophy matches have been played.

Technology Business Incubator

The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at NIT Calicut was set up with the help of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB). Its objective is to help the development of start-up ventures in electronics and IT.


NIT Calicut holds two major annual events, the techno-management festival Tathva, held in the monsoon semester and the cultural festival Ragam, which is held in the winter semester.

Student organizations

The student organizations at NITC include The Industrial and Planning Forum (IPF), Club Unwired (Radio-controlled modeling), the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Students' Chapter, Club Mathematica, Literary and Debating Club, The Forum for Dance and Dramatics, Enquire (the NITC Quiz Club), the Nature Club and the Indian Cultural Association.

Professional bodies with student chapters include the Computer Society of India, the Indian Society for Technical Education, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The Institution of Engineers (India).

Outside the Campus @ Calicut

Kozhikode has been a multi-ethnic and multi-religious town since the early medieval period
It is one of the main commercial cities of Kerala. The economy is mainly business oriented. It is third IT Hub in the state.

The city of Kozhikode is located 410 kilometers (255 mi) north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

The average annual rainfall is 3,266 mm (heavy rain). The weather is ideal towards the end of the year from December and January until March when the skies are clear and the air is crisp. Winters are seldom cold. The city also receives significant precipitation from half October and November.

The place is avail with a lot of natural scenic beauties for partying and fun.
Kozhikode Beach, The beach is the most popular retreat for locals. Veliyangadi (big bazaar), Mananchira, Kappad Beach etc. are the other major attractions. The town also has a lot of old temples.

Calicut is well connected to all the major cities via road and rail routes.

Calicut International Airport is located 22 km from the city at Karipur near Kondotty Malappuram District. Regular domestic services are operated to major Indian cities


· For General Purposes:

Contact No.:495 - 2286314



Address:NIT Campus P.O. Pin:673601

· Undergraduate Admissions:
Dr.R Vijayakumar,Chairman/Chairperson,Professor

Home Address

Jyothis, Poolakkode,
Chulur (P.O.),
(via) R.E.C. CALICUT - 673 601

· Postgraduate Admission:
Dr. P.K. Rajendrakumar, Chairman/Chairperson, Professor
Email :
room : DB-117 A
Office Phone : (0495) 2286428

Home Phone: (0495) 2376960
Office Address

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
NIT Calicut
CALICUT - 673 601

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