NITC’s Central Library, with more than 100,000 books, is one of the largest technical libraries in India. It subscribes to more than 200 print journals. The institute has a digital library, Nalanda (Network of Automated Library and Archives), which houses online resources. Users from NITC and networked institutions can access around 17,000 journals, proceedings, databases, electronic theses, dissertations and online courses at Nalanda. It is part of the Indest consortium, which networks the libraries at technical institutions in India.
NITC has a supercomputer, Purna (Parallel Universal Remote Numerical Analyser), which is accessible from anywhere in the campus and is provided for the use of all students and faculty members. PURNA has a peak speed of 1.5 Tera Flops.
Network for Automated Library and Archives is the Digital Library of the Institute. It offers eBooks in Fiction, Arts, Science & Engineering from Nalanda eText Conversion Project. It also provides Campus-wide Access to ‘Academic Science and Technology Plus Online Database Access from Proquest’ through INDEST Consortium, Campus-wide Access to ‘ASM Handbook on CD (20 Volumes) and Academic Press Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology’ through Dynatext Interface etc.
NITC is a fully residential institution with 12 hostels on the campus to accommodate students. The boys’ hostels are named by letters A, B, C, D, E, F, F’, G, PG I, PG II, and three girls’ hostels (LH). A, B, and C hostels have triple rooms but accommodate four or five students per room due to the increase in the intake of students and shortage of hostel facilities. D, E, F, G, PG I, and PG II are single-seated but, due to the high intake of students, some rooms are being used as doubles.
A hostel exclusively accommodates I year B.Tech students. II year B.Tech students are accommodated in the B and G hostels. III year B.Tech students have accommodated in C and G hostel. Final year B.Tech students are accommodated in D, E and F hostels. M.Tech. and MCA students reside in PG hostel. PG I hostel accommodates first-year students and some postgraduate students.
The boys’ hostels are close to the academic area, while girls’ hostels are on the residential campus. There are around 2200 students in NITC hostels. A mini-canteen is available in the hostel premises. STD/ISD facilities are available in almost all hostels.
Each hostel contains its mess, and students are allowed to join the mess of any hostel. First years are allowed to join only A, PG I or PG II messes. The type of food served in the hostel messes are as follows:
- Cosmopolitan: A, Gl, PG II (Kerala)
- Vegetarian: C, E (North Indian), F (North Indian), PG I (Andhra)
- Non-vegetarian: B, D, G.
- There is an extension counter of the NITC Multipurpose Co-operative Society in A and D hostels.
- Students are permitted to use their computers in their rooms. All hostels except A have their LAN but hostels are not interconnected.
- Each hostel contains a common room with cable TV.
- There are three hostels in NIT Calicut to accommodate female undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programme students. Two cosmopolitan messes are available in the girls’ hostel premises.
- Other facilities like mini-canteen, indoor shuttle court, gymnasium, and Cooperative Store Extension Counter are available in the girls’ hostel.
Medical care is offered by the Institute at its own Health Centre has 10 beds. There are two Medical Officers- a Lady Medical Officer, a Resident Medical Officer-and qualified nursing staff to look after the health needs of the campus residents. Consultation Timing: – RMO: 900 am to 12.30 noon&4.00 pm to 5.30 pm LMO: 10 am to 3.00 pm.
Chemical engineer’s can attain a foundational knowledge in the subject only by practical experience. From this foundation, chemical engineers develop good applicational level knowledge in thermodynamics, transport processes, and chemical kinetics. Combined with a department computer centre, two well explained fundamental laboratory programmes in each semester provides the students perfect platform for their technical expertise. The various labs provided by the department are given below:
- Fluid and Particle Mechanics Laboratory
- Chemical Technology Laboratory
- Mechanical Operations Laboratory
- Heat Transfer Laboratory
- Mass Transfer Laboratory
- Environmental & Pollution Control Laboratory
- Chemical Reaction Engg. & Process Control Lab
- Computer Applications Laboratory
Communication Skills are an indispensable component for the success of any Professional. Language has to be practised, heard and corrected. If one has to reach out to people, one has to speak their language.
In short, to acquire the sensibility for the sounds and rhythm of a language, one has to hear the best samples of a spoken language. This is precisely the function of a language laboratory. It is a unique synergy of art and technology, taste and craft.
A few research fellowships are available to full-time research scholars who are not receiving any financial support/ scholarship from other Agencies or State or Central Governments. They are required to assist the Department in the academic work for at least 8 hours per week as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India, in addition to satisfying other conditions for the award /renewal of the fellowship.
The present rates of Fellowships are as follows:
- Ph.D. in Engineering – I & II Years = Rs 14,000/p.m. III & IV Year = Rs. 15,000/p.m.
- Ph.D. in Sciences & Management Studies – I & II Years = Rs 12,000/ p.m. III & IV Year = Rs. 14,000/p.m.
This facility will not be available to UGC/CSIR/NBHM/NET/JEST Fellowship holders. However, those who are awarded UGC/CSIR/NET/NBHM/ JEST can enjoy the Doctoral Fellowships once admitted to the PhD programme.
Sponsored candidates should have a minimum experience of two years at the time of applying for the programme and must be sponsored by their employers. Candidates from Central/State Govt. Institutions, Public Sector Organizations and reputed Private Organizations will be considered in this category. In the case of teachers sponsored by Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics, the Institution should be recognized by AICTE. The sponsored candidates should have a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying examination. The employer while sponsoring will have to give an undertaking that the candidate will be paid a full salary during the entire period of the M.Tech. Programme and that the candidate will not be withdrawn midway. The sponsored candidates are not eligible for campus interview conducted by PlacementCell.
NITC has a gymnasium, swimming pool, an open-air theatre, an auditorium and facilities for outdoor sports like tennis, football, volleyball, badminton, rollerblading, hockey and basketball. It also has a cricket ground where
Ranji Trophy matches have been played.
Technology Business Incubator
The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at NIT Calicut was set up with the help of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB). Its objective is to help the development of start-up ventures in electronics and IT.
Advanced Manufacturing Centre
The Centre constitutes:
- Micro Machining Centre
- Rapid Prototyping Centre
- CNC Centre
- Sophisticated Instruments Centre
- Meteorology Laboratory
- CAD/CAM Centre
Campus Networking Centre
NITC Campus Networking Centre (CNC) , provides internet and intranet facilities to all users in the institute. For the network services, centre has the high end computational servers on which accounts are given to students, staff and faculty of the departments.
National Institute of Technology Calicut has an extensive fibre optic network over the whole campus. The present campus network comprises of nearly 21 KMs of Fibre Optic cable backbone with Fifty routed internal networks managed by UTM appliances. The Internet connectivity to the campus is through a 162 Mbps Leased Line connection from BSNL and Reliance. There are more than 4000 no’s of computers connected to the network and at any time about 1000 of them are connected to the Internet.
Central Computer Centre
Central Computer Centre is a central computing facility which caters to the computing requirements of the whole community of this institution. The working hours of this centre are on round the clock on all working days except Republic day, Independence day, Thiruvonam, Vijayadashami, Gandhi Jayanthi, Bakrid & Christmas.
The centre is equipped with three IBM X-series servers, one Dell PowerEdge 6600 Quad Processor Xeon Server, six Dell PowerEdge 2600 Dual Processor Server and one Sunfire V210 Server. The Desktops and Thin clients are connected to the servers through gigabit switches and CAT6 UTP cables. The centre is connected to the campus-networking centre with the backbone of 32Mbps through a Nortel L3 switch and in turn to the internet.
All students and staff in the Institute are entitled to have a login in the centre. Students are permitted to enter the Central Computer Centre only with their Identity Card. Staff Members can get a login in their department server. Normal logins have the same characteristics as those allocated to the students. Any specific requests need to be forwarded through the department coordinator.
Centre for Value Education
In today’s world value education should have fairly well defined aims and objectives. The Centre for Value Education(CVE) is unequivocally committed to this noble task of creating an environment motivated by values.
CVE owes its existence to the alarming decline in human sensitivity towards life and environment around the world.
In such dismal times, we hope to shed light and bring to prominence those “little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
Our manifesto is to bring about a qualitative change in the overall health of society. Material advancement, consumerism and avarice have severed our bonds with eternal truth, so it seems. We believe that the world needs a saner environment for the blossoming of creative urges. We will dwell on all aspects of ethics and values to spread awareness among our academic community and society and the world, at large.
In short, it is a program me to build an over all awareness, about one’s sorroundings its needs, its dynamics and sensitivity to its welfare and betterment.
The Centre for Biomechanics, conceived as a Centre of Excellence, was inaugurated on September 10, 1998. This is a unique Centre where R&D work of an interdisciplinary nature is carried out, with Adjunct Faculty from other institutions (Medical College, Calicut and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras).
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Sophisticated Instruments Centre
The Sophisticated Instrument Centre uses state-of-the art technology in measurements and meteorology and has facilities for carrying out the measurements of industrial products. The Centre has CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), CNC surface roughness tester and measuring software’s have been imported from Japan. This Centre also offers various training, testing and consultancy services to industries and academic institutions.
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