National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy)


The National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirapalli, situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu on the banks of river Cauvery, was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1964 with a view to catering to the needs of man-power in technology for the country. The college has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development.


  • To provide valuable resources for industry and society through excellence in technical education and research.


  • To offer state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.
  • To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research.
  • To undertake collaborative projects with academia and industries.
  • To develop human intellectual capability to its fullest potential.

The institute awards B.Tech degrees in nine engineering disciplines as well as the B.Arch. degree through its architecture program.

The institute offers graduate programs in 23 disciplines, including 21 programs in science and engineering, leading to a M.Sc. or M.Tech. degree respectively, as well as a program in computer applications (MCA) and management (MBA). Doctoral programs are offered in all disciplines.

The institute's academic facilities are located in the southern half of the campus; these include the department buildings, laboratories and workshops, lecture halls, computer centers and the central library.
The Octagon is the institute's primary computer centre, with eight computer labs, printing facilities and a variety of engineering software for use by students

Department and Courses


· Architecture

· Chemical Engineering

· Chemistry

· Civil Engineering

· Computer Applications

· Computer Science and Engineering

· Electrical and Electronics Engineering

· Electronics and Communication Engineering

· Humanities

· Instrumentation and Control Engineering

· Management Studies

· Mathematics

· Mechanical Engineering

· Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

· Physics

· Production Engineering


· B.Tech (Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Production Engineering)

· B.Arch. (Architecture)

· M.Tech. ( Transportation Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Science Power Systems, Power Electronics, Communication Systems, V.L.S.I. System, Thermal Power Engineering, Industrial Safety Engineering, Welding Engineering, Material Science, Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Engineering, Energy Engineering, Process Control and Instrumentation, Plant Design, Non-Destructive Testing)

· M.Sc. (Applied Physics, Chemistry, Operations Research and Computer Applications)



· MS (by Research)

· Ph.D (All Deparments)

Campus Life

The National Institute of Technology Tiruchy is situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu on the banks of river Cauvery, near Thuvakudi, on the outskirts of Tiruchirapalli. The campus spans 800 acres (3.2 km2) and is the third largest educational campus in India (After IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur)


Residential facilities are provided on campus for students, faculty and staff of the institute. Most students live on campus in the residential hostels. In all, there are 17 boys and 3 girls’ hostels with a capacity of 3800 students. Four more hostels are under construction. Once completed they will be able to accommodate 4660 students

The College has a total campus area of 800 acres. This includes good hostel facilities, Hospital, Post & Telegraph, Telecom Center, fully computerized State Bank of India branch with ATM facility, Book stall, Reprographic Center, Canteen, Swimming pool and Co-op. Stores.

NITT has over 35 student groups spanning a variety of interests, including cultural, social and professional groups, student publications and recreational groups. Undergraduate students participate in one of three national programs in their first year: the National Cadet Corps (NCC), the National Sports Organization (NSO) or the National Service Scheme (NSS) {these programs are available in all the IITs and NITs}.


NIT-T hosts two inter collegiate fests namely Festember (Cultural) and Pragyan (Techinical) and an inter department fest namely NITTfest (Cultural) annually. These fests draw students from most colleges of South India and are hugely popular.






Ramesh K.


Professor and Head of Applied Mechanics at Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Ram Krishnamurthy


Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation; listed among Top 35 Young Innovators in MIT's Technology Review magazine in 2006

Ganapathy Naganathan


Professor and Dean of College of Engineering at University of Toledo

Guruswami Ravichandran


Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at California Institute of Technology

Ramesh S.K.


Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge





Sridhar K. R.


Founder and CEO of Bloom Energy; former advisor to NASA on Mars missions

Jana Kanyadan


Former Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology at American Public Media

Jacob Kurian

Former Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Tanishq

Chandrasekaran N.


Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services

Shanmugam Nagappan


Director - IT Advisory at KPMG India, Former Senior Vice President of IT at Insight Enterprises; Former Global Chief Information Officer at Software Spectrum

Srikanth Padmanabhan


Vice President of Cummins Emission Solutions

Siva Namasivayam


Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SCIOinspire

Satya Prabhakar

Founder and CEO of Sulekha

Chandrasekaran R.

President and Managing Director of Global Delivery at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ravimohan R.


Former Executive Director of Reliance Industries; former Chairman and Managing Director of CRISIL

Kumar Ramaswamy

Former Chief Technology Officer and Worldwide Head of Research at Thomson SA; recipient of Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award

Janakiraman S.

President and CEO of Product Engineering Services at MindTree

Sankaralingam T.

Managing Director of BGR Energy Systems; former Chairman and Managing Director of National Thermal Power Corporation





Vanitha Rangaraju-Ramanan

Technical Lighting Director for Shrek





Krishnan S. K. K.


Former Vice Admiral of the Indian Navy

Outside the Campus @ Trichy

Tiruchirappalli is the fourth largest city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Tiruchirappalli is an important industrial and educational hub of central Tamil Nadu. The factories of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project and Golden Rock Railway Workshops are located in Tiruchirappalli. Other than NIT, Indian Institute of Management, Bharathidasan University and Anna University of Technology have their campuses in the city.
According to a popular saying, the climate of Tiruchirappalli is "eight months hot and four hotter. During the summer months of March to May, Tiruchirappalli is extremely hot and dry during daytime. It is quite sultry during September and October but cool and pleasant from November to February.

Tiruchirappalli is well connected by road, rail and air with most cities and towns in India. Trichy is connected by road to Chennai (320 km), Madurai (142 km) and to all major towns in South India by regular bus services. Tiruchirapalli is an important junction on the Southern Railway. It connects Madras, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirupati, Rameswaram, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Cochin and Mangalore. It has an international airport, and is connected with Chennai (Madras), Singapore, Colombo, Kuwait, Sharjah, Calicut.

How to Reach NIT Trichy:

NIT-T is in Tiruchirapalli (also known as Trichy or Tiruchy). It is located about 22 km from Tiruchirappalli Jn / Central Bus stand on the Trichy-Thanjavur Highway. The simplest and most economical way to reach NIT-T is by bus. Any city Bus at the Tiruchirapalli Jn will take you to the central bus stand. Board Thanjavur bound mofussiful or route bus. The journey time from Trichy will be around 40 minutes. The executive way of reaching NIT-T will be hiring a taxi. Taxis may charge around Rs.200/-


National Institute of Technology

Tanjore Main Road,
National Highway 67,
Tiruchirappalli - 620015,
Tamil Nadu,

INSTITUTE: (0431) 2503000 / 2504000


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