National Institute of Technology Calicut (NIT Calicut), which has been established in 1961, was known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC) until 2002. It is an autonomous technical university and it also holds the status of Institute of National Importance governed by the NIT Act passed by the Parliament of India.
The motto of NIT Calicut is “तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय” that means “from darkness, lead us unto light”.
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…”
National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) is located around 22 kilometers north-east of Calicut City, Kattangal, Kerala. The campus of NIT Calicut covers around 300 acres of land.
The campus also provides facilities like a gymnasium, swimming pool, an open-air theatre, an auditorium, central computer center, central library and facilities for outdoor sports like tennis, football, volleyball, badminton, roller skating, hockey, cricket, and basketball.
Tathva is the annual techno-management fest organised by NIT Calicut.
Ragam is the annual cultural festival of the college.
NIT Calicut provides accommodation to its students with 13 boys’ hostels (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, PG I, PG II, IH) and 4 girls’ hostels (A, B, C and Mega Ladies Hostels). Other facilities include mini-canteen, indoor shuttle court, gymnasium and an extension of the Co-operative Society store are available in the hostel. Each hostel has its own mess. Internet connectivity is also provided to the students. . Each hostel comprises of a common room with cable TV, daily newspaper and indoor games facilities.
Departments and Degrees
- Architecture and Planning
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics & Communication Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Training Placement
- Management Studies
- Nano Science & Technology
- Physical Education
NIT Calicut believes in getting its students a secured future. Some of the top recruiters of NIT Calicut are:
- CISCO SYSTEMS INDIA PVT LTD
- DELL EMC
- FEDERAL BANK
- GOLDMAN SACHS
- INDIAN OIL CORPORATION
- MORGAN STANLEY
- UBER INDIA SYSTEMS PVT LTD
NIT Calicut has signed MoUs with:
- Auburn University, USA for collaborative research on photonics
- SMART Planning Association, Roma‐Tre University, Rome.
- Robert Bosch India Ltd.
- MVR Cancer Research Centre
- Smokey’s – BBQ Station
- Broast Restaurant
- Foodaway NIT
- Foodies Restaurant