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National Institute Of Technology,Trichy is a federally funded technical university established by an act of the Indian Parliament, located at Kattangal in Chathamangalam which is situated 22 km north-east of Kozhikode (Trichy) City in Kerala, India. It was formerly known as Trichy Regional Engineering College (CREC). NITC is one of the 20 National Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India for imparting technical education to students from all over the country.

NITC is among the very few institutions in the country to boast a Supercomputer of its own.It stretches over a length of about 1.5 Kilometers along the Trichy-Mukkam road. The nearest airport is Trichy, which is approximately 45 km away from the campus. The fully residential NITC campus houses academic buildings, hostels, residences and other amenities among its infrastructure. The Institute is presently offering 10 UG programs with a total intake of 1030 and 25 PG programs including MBA with a total intake of 495. The Doctoral level research has remarkably increased in the recent times, and there has also been a substantial increase in sponsored research and consultancy.


To provide valuable resources for industry and society through excellence in technical education and research.


  • To offer state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
  • To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research.
  • To undertake collaborative projects with academia and industries.
  • To develop human intellectual capability to its fullest potential.

Institute History

The National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli, situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu on the banks of river Cauvery, was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1964 with a view to catering to the needs of man-power in technology for the country. The college has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development. Because of this rich experience, this institution was granted Deemed University Status with the approval of the UGC/AICTE and Govt. of India in the year 2003 and renamed as National Institute of Technology. NIT-T was registered under Societies Registration Act XXVII of 1975.

The Chairman of NIT-T is Dr. Rajaram Nityananda (from National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) and the Director i/c of NIT-T is Prof Sandeep Sancheti. Presently the institute is undergoing an accelerated growth phase through the World Bank funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP).

The institution offers Under Graduate Courses in ten branches and Post Graduate Courses in twenty one disciplines of Science, Engineering & Technology besides Ph.D. in all the departments. The faculty is inducted through a process of open advertisement throughout the country. The college is an example of cultural unity with students drawn from most of the states in the country.

The hallmark of the campus is the good facilities which caters to the academic and extra curricular interests of the students. The Octagon is the pride of the campus equipped with modern facilities like a CAD/CAM Lab, Local Area Network, an 10 Mbps High Speed Internet connection and other seminar and conference facilites. It is maintained and run by the Computer Support Group of the institute.

Apart from this the campus provides ample opportunities for developing extra curricular skills which include NCC, NSS, Students Chapters of IEEE, social clubs and sports & games. The Alumni of this institution have excelled in various spheres and are positioned very well globally in a number of leading Government, Public Sector & Private Organizations.
NIT-T hosts two inter collegiate fests namely Festember (Cultural) and Pragyan (Techinical) and an inter department fest namely NITTfest (Cultural) annually. These fests draw students from most colleges of South India and are hugely popular.

The College has a total campus area of 800 acres. This includes good hostel facilites, Hospital, Post & Telegraph, Telecom Center, fully computerized State Bank of India branch with ATM facility, Book stall, Reprographic Center, Canteen, Swimming pool and Co-op. Stores.

Clubs and Associations

At NITT, we firmly believe in producing well rounded personalities, hence it isn’t all work and no play at our campus. Numerous skills and talents have been unearthed from amongst our students and to allow these talents to flourish, numerous clubs have been started for like minded individuals to meet and polish their skills. Along with that, there are social services clubs to allow students get in touch with reality and do their bit for the upliftment of the human race.

Subdivided into various categories, you’ll find clubs catering to all tastes at this campus from the highly technical ones to the social ones.


The NITs were carved out of 17 Regional Engineering Colleges and the Bihar College of Engineering, Patna across India and are now the fully funded institutions under the Central Government with Deemed to be University status. The move was intended to make the institutions centers of excellence and being developed as autonomous and flexible academic institutions of excellence to meet the sweeping changes taking place in the industrial environment in post liberalized India and also the rapidly changing scene of technical education globally. NIT Tiruchirappallii is one among the 20 NITs and its basic structure of organisation, functions and powers of the Institute are briefed in the `MOA of the Institute. A large number of rules, regulations, ordinances, policy decisions etc. have been formulated by the Board of Governors, Senate and other authorities of the Institute for regulating the day-to-day work of the expanded activities of the Institute.

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