About NIT Calicut

National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) is one of the 31 institutions of national importance governed by the NIT Act 2007 and is fully funded by the Government of India. Originally established in 1961 as a Regional Engineering College (REC), it was transformed into a National Institute of Technology in the year 2002. The institute offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs in Engineering, Science, Technology and Management. With its proactive collaborations with a multitude of research organizations, academic institutions and industries, the institute has set a new style for its functioning under the NIT regime. The Institute is presently offering ten UG programs and thirty PG programs along with Ph.Dprogramme in various fields of Engineering, Science and Technology.

Set in a picturesque landscape at the foothills of the Western Ghats, National Institute of Technology Calicut is located about 22 kilometres north-east of the Calicut city, also known as Kozhikode. Calicut, “the city of virtues” located in the Malabar region of the Kerala State, found a place in the world history with the discovery of a sea route to India in 1498 by the Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama. Basking in the idyllic setting of the Arabian Sea on the west and the proud peaks of the Wayanad hills on the east, Calicut is known for its serene beaches, lush green countryside, historic sites, calm backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, waterfalls and ayurvedic treatment.