National Institute of Technology,(NIT) Calicut Overview

  Konzikode   AICTE   ESTD 1961
  Konzikode   AICTE   ESTD 1961

About College

National Institute of Technology, Calicut was established in 1961, at that time it was known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC). In 2002, it came to be known as Calicut Regional Engineering College. The institute is focused on the motto to lead many lives from darkness to light and has proven this over the years. 

Many undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses are available in the institute. These courses include B. Tech (Civil Engineering, Mechanical engineering etc.), M. Tech (Manufacturing Technology, Thermal Sciences etc.) and PhD (Technology, Architecture etc.).

NIT Calicut is accredited by Council of Architecture (COA) and is firmly associated with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has ranked the institute 3rd in architecture and 28th in engineering stream. NIT Calicut ranking is 20th among other engineering colleges in India by The Week. In our country, NIT Calicut ranking is 46 and NIT Calicut World ranking is 2126.

Departments in NIT, Calicut are Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry etc. These departments are headed by 193 faculty members who train their students to face the present competitive edge in professional life. 

NIT Calicut Courses offered &  Fee Structure

There are many undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses offered in the institute. These courses include M. Tech in Thermal Sciences, M. Tech in Chemical Engineering, B. Tech in Production Engineering, B. Tech in Biotechnology Engineering etc. 

NIT Calicut Course Highlights 

  • Full-time B. Tech courses are covered in four years with a fee of Rs. 2.06 lakhs.
  • Full-time M. Tech courses are covered in two years with a fee of Rs. 1.80 lakhs
  • Full-time Ph. D courses are covered in four years with a fee of Rs. 36,375.

NIT Calicut Admission Process

JEE Main and GATE score are considered for candidates of bachelor and master degree, respectively. Final selection of the candidates is based on the overall percentage of the previous exams combined with GATE or JEE Main score and personal interview.

  • B. Tech candidates require to get a certain score in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
  • M. Tech candidates’ final selection is based on bachelor’s degree percentage and GATE score.
  • PhD applicants need to appear for an entrance examination followed by an interview.

NIT Calicut Placements

NIT Calicut is popular among students for its placements. Every year many NITs get placed in reputed companies to kick start their career. The Placement cell ensures that every student of the batch gets his/her dream job. More than 100 recruiters visit the campus after a batch ends and provide around 90 per cent placement.

Speaking about its placement trend, last year, 130 corporate bodies visited the campus and 609 number of offers they offered to the students. Highest salary offered till date is 40 Lakhs per annum while the average salary package the students mostly get something around 9 LPA. Apart from the full-time job offers, students at NIT Calicut also get the opportunities of internships in their holidays. The internships at various companies help them to realize the actual scenario in a job. 

Placement Report 2019

No. of companies visited  130
No. of Placement offers 609
No. of internships 151
Highest Salary Package 40 LPA
Average Salary Package 9 LPA

NIT Calicut Result & Cut-off

As mentioned above, to get into NIT Calicut, applicants have to pass certain examinations. NIT Calicut decides its cut-off for these examinations after the actual cut-off released for the year. The NIT Calicut cut-off marks are based on the number of candidates participating, their results and number of seats available in the institute. Certain JEE and GATE scores are required to get admitted in the particular course.

JEE-Main Cut Off 2018 Closing Rank for Other State

NIT Calicut Courses Specialization Category
General SC ST OBC
B.Tech Civil Engineering NA 2367 474 NA
Computer Science and Engineering 4297 714 375 1417
Mechanical Engineering NA 1938 563 3487
Electronics & Communication Engineering NA 1110 513 2351
Electrical and Electronics Engineering NA 1881 627 3069
Engineering Physics NA 1309 1427 NA
Chemical Engineering NA 3027 1103 NA
Biotechnology NA 3491 1534 NA
Production Engineering NA NA 1887 NA

JEE-Main Cut Off 2018 Closing Rank for Home State

NIT Calicut Courses Specialization Category
General SC ST OBC
B.Tech Civil Engineering NA 9269 NA NA
Computer Science and Engineering 6950 3851 4113 2392
Mechanical Engineering NA 8104 NA NA
Electronics & Communication Engineering NA 8485 13795 3382
Electrical and Electronics Engineering NA 8985 NA NA
Engineering Physics NA NA NA NA
Chemical Engineering NA NA NA NA
Biotechnology NA 3431 NA NA
Production Engineering NA NA NA NA

NIT Calicut Alumni Network

NIT Calicut has a strong alumni network that keeps the present and ex-students in touch with the institute. This helps them seek professional guidance and make a successful career. There are many resources through which the alumni remain intact with the students like social networking sites etc.

Apart from these, the ex-students of NIT Calicut also visit the campus on every occasion. The NIT Calicut alumni share their current status and their success story with the present batch students, which help them choose the right direction towards success.

NIT Calicut Scholarships

NIT Calicut has many scholarship schemes for deserving students to get the maximum benefits during their study at the campus. National Scholarship Portal is the platform for students who have a family’s annual income less than 2.5 lakhs for applying for a scholarship.

Students at this institute can opt for a scholarship suitable for them at this portal. Other scholarship schemes include UNICEF Fellowship for Indian Citizens, Prof. Allesu Kanjirathinkal Memorial Award, Subramonia Iyer- Lekshmi Ammal (SILA) Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship etc. 

NIT Calicut Campus Facilities 

NIT Calicut address is near Chathamangalam, which is 22 km away from Kozhikode, Kerala - the Indian state on the southwestern Malabar Coast. 

How is NIT Calicut?

Spread in 300 acres of land, NIT Calicut campus offers many facilities for students to make them feel at home. Apart from the nicely furnished and equipped classrooms, the campus has a library, hostel (separate for boys and girls), sports complex, gym, cafeteria, hospital, auditorium and a digital library. Alumni Associations and IT Infrastructure of the campus are sights to behold.


Source Rank
India Today 13
Edu Rand 35
The Week 25