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NIT Calicut - National Institute of Technology

About NIT Calicut

National Institute of Technology Calicut is an institute of national importance and is one of the institutions which run on a nonprofitable basis. NIT Calicut has an aim to develop high-quality technical education and personnel establishing basic engineering principles, technical and managerial skills, innovative research capabilities and exemplary professional conduct. Along with providing students with an education of international standards, NIT Calicut also has a nanotechnology department and supercomputer named Purna on campus.

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NIT Calicut Highlights

The institute offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of engineering, management and research programs. The major highlights of NIT Calicut are mentioned below.

National Institute of Technology Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Mr. Shivraj Chakravorty
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research Programs
Infrastructure Facilities
Hostel, Foodcourt, Banks, Library, Gymnasium
Accepted Exams

Why Choose NIT Calicut?

NIT Calicut is one of the biggest names in India when we consider educational institutes. It has a rich faculty community with expertise in various technical and scientific areas. It provides technical education to its students to be used for the progress of mankind, adapting themselves to the changing technological environment while considering ethical values and inner strength. NIT Calicut has 13 departments, offering 52 courses to all eligible students.

NIT Calicut Ranking

NIT Calicut is a UGC-recognized university with national importance. Below are the ranks that were given to NIT Calicut by various organizations

  • NIT Calicut received an overall ranking of 2 in the year 2021 by NIRF.
  • National Institute of Technology Calicut was ranked 25th in the engineering category in the year 2021 by NIRF. 
  • NIT Calicut ranked 8th in ‘Atal Ranking (ARIIA) 2020 of Ministry of Education, GoI.
  • In 2017, The Week placed NIT Calicut in the 20th position in India.

NIT Calicut Courses

NIT Calicut offers various courses in the field of science and commerce. NIT Calicut has 13 departments, offering 52 courses to all eligible students. Given below are the various courses offered to the students.

Courses Specializations
B.Tech Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering
B.Arch -
MBA Finance, Human Resources, Operations
M.Tech Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering/ Traffic & Transportation Planning/ Offshore Structures/ Offshore Structures/ Environmental Geotechnology/ Water Resources Engineering), CSE (General/ IT), Electrial Engineering (Power Systems/ Instrumentation & Control Systems/ Power Electronics/ Industrial Power & Automation/ High Voltage Engineering), ECE (Microelectonics & VLSI Design/ Electronics Design & Technology/ Telecommunication/ Signal Processing), Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Engineering & Management/ Thermal Sciences/ Manufacturing Technology/ Energy Engineering & Management/ Material Science & Technology/ Machine Design), Nano Science & Technology (Nano Technology)
M.Plan Architecture and Planning
M.Sc Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Ph.D. Engineering, Physics, Management

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NIT Admission

NIT Calicut provides admissions to undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in the field of architecture, engineering & technology, science and management. The college offers programs like B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, M.Plan, M.Sc, MCA, MBA & Ph.D. to eligible candidates.

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NIT Calicut Eligibility Criteria

The courses offered by NIT Calicut have different eligibility criteria which the students must have qualified in order to get admission to the college. The eligibility criteria for the courses are mentioned below.

NIT B.Tech Eligibility

  • The candidates must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 75% marks from a recognized board or institute, cumulative in Physics, Chemistry and Math.
  • Candidates must have a valid score of JEE Mains.

Eligibility criteria for B.Arch

  • The candidates must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 75% marks from a recognized board or institute, cumulative in Physics, Chemistry and Math.
  • Candidates must have a valid score of JEE Mains/ NATA.

Eligibility criteria for M.Tech

  • The candidate should have completed a B.Tech degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates must have a valid score of GATE.

Eligibility criteria for MBA

  • The candidate should have graduated with a full-time Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for reserved category).
  • Candidates must have a valid score of CAT.

Eligibility criteria for M.Plan

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognized board.
  • Candidates must have a valid score of GATE.

NIT Calicut Cut Off

NIT Calicut offers several courses in various disciplines. Candidates must meet the cut-off score set by NIT Calicut in their respective entrance exams depending on the selected course. Exams such as GATE, NIMCET, JEE Main, JoSAA have to be taken by students.

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NIT Calicut Results

NIT Calicut's result decides the admission in the UG courses offered by the institute. The candidate has to appear for JEE Mains exam and appear for the JoSAA counselling session to get admission to NIT Calicut. NIT Calicut Result 2020 and the entire process have been delayed due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

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NIT Calicut Infrastructure Facilities

NIT campus is spread across a vast area of 297 acres. It is a well-planned and comprehensive infrastructure provided for both students and faculty. The college has a great infrastructure and has all the required facilities and equipment. A central library with the additional benefits of a digital library is provided for the students. The hostels are good and the living spaces are very clean.

The NIT Calicut campus has two academic blocks which are extremely specialized in their own particular field. The layout has been designed to allow maximum utilization of campus space. Modern conference facilities are meticulously designed with a view to providing students with exposure to national and international knowledge through workshops and conferences. Classrooms are well-designed rooms that incorporate everything needed for a pleasant learning atmosphere. The hi-tech equipment enables the faculty to conduct classes to enable students to make use of every available resource.

  • Well Equipped Labs
  • Library
  • Servers for Data Transmission
  • Plush open spaces
  • Outdoor Stages

Hostel Details

NIT Calicut provides the students with hostel facilities that are decent and can be availed by all the students as these facilities are very affordable and convenient. There are currently 15 hostels on the NITC campus, with 13 for male students and two for female students. Each hostel has its own dining hall, with different cuisines available depending on the hostel. A reading room, common room, mess, and internet access are available in all hostels. The campus is smoking-free and ragging-free.

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NIT Calicut Placements

NIT Calicut has 133 companies that have joined for the placement process. The placement record for NIT Calicut has been astonishing with 647 students placed in reputed organizations. Specifically, 459 students from UG and 186 students from PG were placed in the previous academic year. Along with placements, NIT Calicut also provides internships to its students. 151 students were offered internships, 116 for UG students and 35 for PG students. The average package offered for students of NIT Calicut in the year 2020 was INR 8.91 LPA.                                

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NIT Calicut Scholarships

NIT Calicut offers potential students a number of scholarships. The scholarships are based on various criteria:

  • Merit 
  • Social category
  • Economic backwardness

The following scholarships are offered to the students:

  • USIEF Fellow SIB Scholar
  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Chinese Government Scholarship
  • MCM and CSS Scholarship

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NIT Calicut Alumni

The alumni of NIT Calicut are known worldwide. NIT Calicut has a National Institute of Technology Alumni Association. It allows all the alumni to network and connects with each other.

Some of the alumni are:

  • Shubhangi Swaroop
  • Papias Malimba Musafiri
  • Dhyan Sreenivasan
  • Bindu Madhavi
  • Ayush Sabat
  • Induja Ravichandran
  • Salomi Desai

NIT Calicut Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of NIT Calicut

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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

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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
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
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
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
Rating Distribution
Needs Improvement
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 24/35 students

NIT Calicut Ranking

Engineering Ranking
Publication Name Rank
The Week 22
Architecture Ranking
Publication Name Rank
MBA Ranking
Publication Name Rank
Business Today 76

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by AICTE, NIRF, MHRD.


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Contact Details and Location

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

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2021

For some branches it is really free schedule for others it is hell like for EEE It starts from 8 in the morning and we'll go till 6-8pm in the evening usually till 5 pm. Quality is just normal with first two years u have more ad-hoc to teach u than faculty. Also really hectic schedule and not very innovative teaching in some subjects. Outside subjects, the faculties are very supportive and encouraging for projects or other ideas but time is not there that's all. The college experience is fantastic as there are a lot of non-academic activities happening on the campus.


There is a lot of student societies like technical and non-technical in fact NITC has the most cultural activities compared to other nits. Associations and clubs like IEEE, ISTE, Club Math And Dnd Team Unwired Rig Aero Unwired etc. Main festivals are TAVA and RAGAM. Campus life is awesome.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2019

Class starts from 8 am in the morning till 5 pm in The evening with a 2hrs lunch breaks and some free slots in the morning as well as evening sessions. The quality of education is good with faculties who have their PhDs and a lot of temporary faculties as well. Overall experience is satisfactory with a slightly monotonous life.


There are practically a lot of clubs in almost all the fields like RIG (robotics club), team unwired (car building), literary and drama clubs, music's clubs and much more including a lot of sports like cricket basketball, tennis, badminton etc. In general, life is satisfactory and you can have fun in these 4 yrs of life.

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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