National Institute of Technology Calicut

National Institute Of Technology Calicut

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The National Institute of Technology Calicut () (NITC) 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 (Calicut) City in Kerala, India. It was formerly known as Calicut 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.


Initial years

NITC was set up in 1961 as Regional Engineering College, Calicut (CREC) as the ninth of its kind and the first one to be established during the Third Five-Year Plan period. Until the formation of Calicut University in 1963, the institute was affiliated with Kerala University. It was largely due to the efforts of Pattom Thanu Pillai, then Chief Minister of Kerala, that the institute came into being. Prof. S. Rajaraman, first principal of Government Engineering College, Thrissur was appointed as the special officer in 1961 to organise the activities of the college until Dr. M. V. Keasva Rao took charge as the first principal of the college. The classes were initially held at the Government Polytechnic at West Hill, Calicut before it moved to its present campus in 1963. The college started with an annual intake of 125...
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