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National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut

About National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut

National Institute of Technology, Calicut is an autonomous university established in the year 1961. It's an institute of national importance with well-equipped research centers and offers quality education of international standards. This college also has a dedicated nanotechnology department and a supercomputer called Purna, on its campus. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities for a better environment.

NITC has been declared as the ‘Institute of National Importance'. Immediately after its establishment, the institute offered three Undergraduate programs in Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical engineering. National Institute of Technology Calicut Admission can be done on the official website of the institution. 

Highlights of National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut
Establishment Year 1961
Director Sivaji Chakravorty 
Infrastructure Sports, Computer Centre, Library, Hostels
Courses Under Graduate and Post Graduate  NITC Fees
NIT Calicut Address NIT Campus, Kozhikode, India- 673 601 

The institute offers 10 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate courses in the field of Engineering. They also offer Post Graduate management and research programs. Students are taken in for the undergraduate courses through the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main), while the admission for the MBA program is through the CAT exam.

NITC is one of the biggest names in India when it comes to educational institutions. NITC has a rich faculty community possessing varied technical and scientific expertise.

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NITC provides high-quality technical education for all the courses they provide. NIT offers 10 UG programs and 30 PG courses. Some of the landmarks of the NIT are mentioned below:

  • In 1961, NITC was started with 3 UG programs.
  • In 1971, it started three PG programs of civil, electrical, and mechanical.
  • In 1989 it started the MCA program under the Department of Electrical Engineering.
  • In 2001, Accorded led Institution for the World Bank-funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP).
  • The first annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology was held on 17th November 2004.
  • NITC was declared an Institution of National Importance under the NIT Act, on 15th August 2007.
  • In the year 2010, the golden jubilee year was celebrated several national and international conferences and seminars were held on the campus.
  • In 2015, it started an M.Plan course under the department of architecture.

National Institute of Technology Courses:

National Institute of Technology offers many courses under the disciplines. Currently, NIT currently offers 10 UG programs and 30 PG courses in various specialization from Biotechnology to Nanotechnology. All the courses under the disciplines and various specialization are mentioned below: 

Courses Specialization
 M.Tech Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, High Voltage Engineering, Power Electronics, Power Systems, Tele-Communication, Energy Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering and Management, Offshore Structures, Traffic and Transportation Planning, Micro Electronics and VLSI design.
B.Tech Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering.
M.C.A Computer Applications
 MBA Business Administration
 B.Arch Architecture
M.Plan Urban Planning
B.Tech Bio-Technology
M.Tech  Environmental Geo-Technology, Machine Design, Manufacturing Technology, Material Science and Technology, Thermal Science, Nano Technology.
M.Sc. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics.

NITC Fees Structure:

NITC offers many courses under various disciplines the fee structure is almost similar from one course to another but it differs from the annual income of the parents. NITC fees can be paid inside the campus in the admission block. Some of the details are mentioned below:

  • The Tuition fees for the GEN, EWS, and OBS candidates having family income of above INR 5 lakh will be INR 125000 for B.A/B.Arch courses.
  • The Tuition fees for the GEN, EWS, and OBS candidates having family income between INR 1 lakh and below INR 5 lakh will be INR 41667.
  • Candidates whose family income is below 1 lakh and for SC/ST, PWD candidates will not be having tuition fees.
  • Candidates who come under the category of CIWG scheme will have a tuition fee of INR 125000.

National Institute of Technology Scholarships:

NITC scholarships are one of the main parts of this college as the scholarships are from the tax payer's money, students have to select judiciously which they are applying as the institution is fully funded by the government. Some of the information about scholarships are given below:

  • Scholarships forms differ from local students and other state students and the necessary details should be filled.
  • National Scholarship platform is the main portal for all the scholarships
  • NIT Scholarship provides Merit Cum Means(MCM) scholarships for poor and meritorious students
  • E-grants are one of the online solutions for timely disbursement of educational assistance
  • NIT also provides educational loans to the students.
  • Merit Scholarship by corporate is also available by ONGC, Bharati Airtel, Samsung, etc.
  • NIT also offers scholarships from various foundations.

NITC Infrastructure Facilities:

NITC is one of the 31 institutions of national importance under the NIT act 2007 and it is fully funded by the government. It is located at the landscape at the foothills of the Western Ghats which stretches over 1.5 kilometers, extending over an area of 120 hectares. Some of the infrastructures are mentioned below:

  • Central Library with a collection of 1.22 lakh books and counting.
  • Placements and training center is the central facility for the campus recruitment process.
  • 3 Table tennis court, multiple indoor courts for sports like basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, etc
  • Grounds for sports like Cricket, Football, etc
  • Cricket net practicing zone and a cricket pitch.
  • Swimming pool and a 25 station gymnasium.
  • Exclusive ladies fitness center which is attached to a ladies hostel.
  • Health Centre
  • Institute guest house
  • Canteens
  • Post Office
  • Banks and ATM's
  • Day Care Centre
  • Engineering Unit
  • Language Lab
  • Faculty and Staff quarters
  • Nursery School
  • Spring Valley School

National Institute of Technology Departments:

NIT is a credit-based education system, it ensures constantly evolving and dynamic learning. NIT has different departments for different programs which enables easy learning for the students. The list of departments are mentioned below:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education

National Institute of Technology Schools:

NIT is known for the non-profit organization which is funded by the government, which is completely dedicated to teaching and giving best to the student and also improving the quality and diversity of the students by encouraging them. Some of the schools under NITC are mentioned below:

  • School of Bio-Technology
  • School of Management Studies
  • School of Nano Science and Technology

National Institution of Technology Centers:

In addition to the facilities, departments, and schools, NITC also has the education and research centers which are mentioned below:

  • Central Computer Centre 
  • Campus Network Centre
  • Centre for BioMechanics, where R&D research of interdisciplinary nature is carried out
  • Sophisticated Instruments Centre
  • Advanced Manufacturing Centre
  • Transportation Research
  • Centre for Scanning Microscopy

National Institute of Technology Rankings:

National Institute of Technology is one of the standard institutions in India which is fully funded by the government, teaching, education, and placement plays an important role in this institution, as an outcome some of the rankings are mentioned below:

  • NIT Calicut was ranked 50 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF) in 2018.
  • It was ranked 20th among engineering colleges in India in 2017 by The Week.
  • NITC ranks 3rd(All India) and 1st(NIT) for architecture by NIRF ranking 2019.
  • NITC ranks 28th for engineering course by NIRF 2019.

National Institute of Technology Placements:

NIT placements are one of the best placements as almost all the students will get placed in a good company, as the placement cell has over 100 companies recruiting inside the campus. some of the National Institute of Technology Placement details are mentioned below: 

  • The institute invites the esteemed organizations to visit the NIT Calicut campus to recruit our fresh talents.
  • The institute has a Department of Training and Placement for the recruitment process.

Top Recruiters:

Capgemini Dell Deloitte Consulting
Ford GE Goldman Sachs
Infosys Intel JP Morgan
Paytm Tata Motors Nvidia

National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Entrance Exams Details 2021

National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

National Institute of Technology Eligibility Criteria:

NITC offers various courses, and all the courses have various eligibility procedures and exams to apply for the course, and JEE main exams is one of the main criteria for this institution. Some of the seats are directly allotted through the exams. Course eligibility criteria are mentioned below: 

Course Eligibility
  • The candidates should have passed HSC or any other equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Candidates should have a valid score in JEE Main.
  • The candidates should have passed HSC or any other equivalent examination
  • Candidates should have a valid score in NATA.
  • The candidate should have a discipline bachelors degree
  • Candidates should have a valid score in GATE.
  • The candidates should have a bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • Candidates should have a valid score in GATE.
  • The candidates should be a graduate from a recognized University with at least 60% of aggregate marks.
  • The candidate should have a discipline bachelors degree
  • Candidates should have a valid score in NIMCET.
  • The candidates should have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates should have a valid score in IIT JAM.
  • The candidates should have a Masters degree in a relevant field.

National Institute of Technology Admissions:

NITC admissions are conducted through the entrance exams and seats are allotted according to the marks obtained, the admissions can only be done after all the eligibility criteria are cleared, it can be done inside the campus once the seat is allotted to the particular student. Some of the courses include personal interview round after the entrance exams, which should also be cleared at the time of the admissions.

  • The admission for the MBA program is through the (CAT) Common Admission Test 
  • The admission for the M.Tech courses is through the GATE 
  • The admission for the MCA course is through NIMCET

Courses and Fees Structure of National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut

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National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.04 Lakh
Master of Technology [M.Tech]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.40 Lakh
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 45,000
National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.40 Lakh
Master of Planning [M.Plan]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.40 Lakh
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 45,000
National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 30,000
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 45,000
National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Architecture Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.08 Lakh
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 45,000
National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Computer Application [MCA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.10 Lakh

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 35 Student's Reviews 7.4/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
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Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 24/35 students

National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Calicut Ranking

Engineering Ranking
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The Week 22
Architecture Ranking
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MBA Ranking
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Business Today 76

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by AICTE, NIRF, MHRD.

Hostel Details

National Institute of Technology Hostel Details:

NITC provides a good quality hostels and few flats according to the needs of the students, the hostels have a separate recreational centre, where newspapers, magazines and other facilities are available in these common rooms and also guests rooms for the beloved relatives and guardians. Mess provides both South Indian and North Indian foods on the basis of the prefered choice. Some of the hostel information are mentioned below.

  • Hostels are separate for boys and girls, where 11 are for boys and 2 for girls.
  • Hostels for PG students are different PG Hostel-I & II.
  • The NIT Facilities provides 13 hostels and flats which can accommodate up to 6000 students.
  • Hostels also have 24 hours water and electricity with DG power backup.
  • There is a separate hostel for international students and also a mega hostel for boys is being constructed to avoid the crowd. 
  • Each hostel runs its own mess and apart from these, there is a mini canteen available in the hostel premises.
  • The hostel provides recreational rooms for the students for various indoor and outdoor sports.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : NIT Campus, Kozhikode, Kerala, India - 673601
Website :

Student Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2019

The daily schedule of the institute is slot based with timings from 8am-5pm. A student can expect to have 15 hours of classes and 3-6 hours of labs and projects per week. Exams are divided into three sections with first two carrying 20 marks each and the final one having 50. The students are graded from S, A-F depending on the marks gained by the end of the year. The institute has a strict 80% percent attendance policy failing which the student would be required to repeat the course. The quality of the faculty is not remarkable mainly because of the shortage of permanent faculty which are filled in by Ad-Hocs.


There are a good number of cultural associations and clubs such as LnD ( Literary and Debating Club), ICA ( Indian Cultural Association) as well as technical clubs such as ISTE, IPF, etc. NITC has two student-run festivals, Ragam ( Cultural) and Tathva (Techno-Management) which are two of the largest college fests in India attracting huge footfalls, artists and major companies. 

Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2014
  • NIT Calicut has Head of Departments, Professors, Assistant Professors, Associate professors, and Ad-hoc faculties who are well equipped to take classes.
  • The number of class hours varies depending on the course being pursued and in usually only between 20-30 hours a week for B. Tech course.
  • Such relaxed classroom sessions provide students with time for other projects, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities.
  • B. Tech is an 8-semester course, with each semester lasting about 4 months.
  • There are 2 tests in between the semester and one final exam.

  • Student exchange programs and partnerships exist at National Institute of Technology with some reputed foreign institutes like the University of Notre Dame.
  • Criteria for selection is purely merit based and a handful of students apply and avail this opportunity.
  • The cost incurred in foreign exchange programs depends on the program and university.
  • Classroom lectures are in English only.

  • Several student-run professional clubs are present at National Institute of Technology.
  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Industrial and Planning Forum (IPF), Team UnWired, etc are some of the clubs and societies which operate within the college.
  • Sports facilities are there for students like Football, Basketball, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, etc and a Gym is there within the campus.

  • The student population is highly diverse at National Institute of Technology with students from all parts of India. Foreign students are very few in number.
  • There is no discrimination towards anyone.
  • Students dorm are well placed, allowing good mingling of all students.
  • Alcohol use is officially prohibited within the campus.
  • There are a few pubs and restaurants close to the campus.

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