National Institute of Technology, Calicut – 2021

National Institute of Technology Calicut (NIT Calicut) is situated at the greenery foothills of the Western Ghats in an area of 120 hectares, near Calicut, Kerala. It was started as a regional engineering college in 1961 and the classes were started at the Government Polytechnic at West Hill before it was shifted to the present campus in 1963. This institute was established by the strong efforts of Pattom Thanu Pillai, the then CM of Kerala, and Prof. S. Rajaraman, the first Principal of the Government Engineering College Thrissur, was appointed as the special officer in 1961 to organize the activities of the college before Prof. M.V. Kesava Rao took charge as the first principal of this institution. First, it was affiliated with Kerala University, later it was affiliated with Calicut University after the establishment of Calicut University in 1963, and then, it was elevated to the National Institute of Technology by the Ministry of Human Resources Development in 2002 and academic and administrative autonomy was granted. With the National Institute of Technology Act that was passed in 2007, it was declared the Institution of National Importance.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures and fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where NIT Calicut gave its reports.

Courses Offered at NIT Calicut

NIT Calicut offers 8 courses in undergraduate programmes and a considerable number of 27 courses in postgraduate programmes in engineering and technology.

Students Intake at NIT Calicut

Students Intake
NIT Calicut gave admission to a massive number of 1059 students at UG and a significant number of 483 students at PG in 2021; In 2020, it admitted 909 students at UG and 430 students at PG. In 2019, it admitted 890 students at UG.
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NIT Calicut has distinguished professors at its faculty who have published many research papers. It has 340 professors at its faculty and 85.58% of them are PhD holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.

NIT Calicut Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In 2021, NIT Calicut spent Rs. 28 crores as a capital expenditure, of which 9.66% on procuring books, journals and e-resources for the library, a whopping 70.02% on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 3.51% on engineering workshop, and the remaining 16.81% on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 25.6 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 12.8 crores. The spending as a capital expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, NIT Calicut spent over Rs. 143 crores as an operational expenditure, of which a significant amount, that is, 69.44% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a decent 29.31% on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.25% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 136 crores in 2020 and Rs. 112 crores in 2019. Therefore, spending as an operational expenditure is also increasing in 2021 when compared with the last two years.

NIT Calicut Research Details

NIT Calicut has a good faculty and impressive infrastructures, so it was able to file 10 patents in 2021 and got 3 patents, in 2020, it filed 6 patents and got 2, and in 2019, it filed 5 patents and got 4.
Sponsored Projects
NIT Calicut has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, so, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 9.71, 7.61, and 6.16 crores through the 71, 32, and 25 sponsored research projects from 14, 10, and 9 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
As NIT Calicut has good faculties and scholars, better infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, it has received some patents for innovative research, therefore, many top companies are willing to get consultations for their projects, and due to this, it received Rs. 1.14, 1.24, and 1.05 crores through 11, 16, and 9 consultancy projects from the same number of 11, 16, and 9 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.

NIT Calicut Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At NIT Calicut, 812 students got admission to UG degree courses, of whom a massive 98.64% of students graduated and 91.39% of them got placements at top companies and 58 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a galactic 99.28% of students graduated, of whom 98.57% got placements and 61 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a himalaya 99.42% of students graduated, of whom 99.21% got placements and 92 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At NIT Calicut at PG, a huge 90.62% of students graduated, of whom 96.91% got placements at top companies and 57 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a massive 93.44% of students graduated, of whom 97.81% got placements and 80 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a whopping 94.47% of students graduated, of whom 96.85% got placements and 75 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the PhD research programme, a massive number of 714 students have been studying in research studies till 2021, of whom 89 students graduated in 2021, 101 students graduated in 2020, and 95 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduation: UG graduates got Rs. 8.98 LPA in 2021, Rs. 8.05 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 7.2 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduation: Rs. 9.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 9 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 7.8 LPA in 2019.
More than a hundred companies such as AstraZeneca, Bajaj Auto, Big Basket, Bosch, Cactus Communications, Fidelity, DE Shaw Group, IBM, Maruti, Qualcomm, Samsung, etc., are looking for graduates at NIT Calicut for their companies.

Students Diversity at NIT Calicut

A huge number of 4742 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 77.12% are boys and 22.88% are girls, 2093 students are from within the state, 2616 are from outside of the state and the remaining 33 are from foreign countries.

Facilities on NIT Calicut Campus

NIT Calicut has a lot of facilities for students to use. It has Hostels, Medical Facilities, a Sports Complex, Cafeteria, Gym, Wi-Fi, Shuttle Service, an Auditorium, IT infrastructure, Alumni Associations, Guest Rooms, lifts/rams, etc.

Campus Festivals at NIT Calicut

In NIT Calicut campus, there are many technical and cultural festivals being organized to bring out the hidden talents of the students. Here are the festivals of NIT Calicut that are being celebrated on the campus:

Interface is the techfest that is used to find the best startup plans across India and bring them into the actionable framework.

Ignite Talks is the event where Alumni of College interact with the current students about the current corporate trends and provide relevant knowledge in their field of interest and share their accomplishments and the diverse path they have taken.

Tarang is the cultural & management workshop organized to showcase the talents of students.

Thathva is the technical & management festival to pump up the students’ interest in the technical & management field.

Drav is the event of technical, workshop, conference, symposium, conclave and training.

Ragam is the annual cultural festival where 80000 students from various colleges are participating in this fest, in which singing, dancing, music, and many other activities are organized to bring out students’ talents. The tech summit Advaya is held as part of Ragam where interesting topics like augmented reality, virtual reality, cyber security, and machine learning are included.


NIT Calicut on the Kozhikode-Mukkam Road. The nearest railway station is Kozhikode Rail Station which is 21.5 kms away from the institution. The Kozhikode International Airport is located at Karipur which is 30.5 kms away from the institution. So students from any part of India and the world can commute to this institution without any hindrance.

How to Get Admission at NIT Calicut

Studying engineering science & technology is the dream of most students, but to make that dream real, we need good institutions like IITs and NITs. Here are the procedures to get admission to NIT Calicut

For UG courses at NIT Calicut: Students who passed with the minimum 60% marks or appeared for the +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main and should get the minimum cut-off mark/rank in JEE Main exam required at NIT Calicut.

For PG courses: Students who passed a bachelor’s degree or appeared for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should pass GATE to get admission to this institution.

Fee Structure at NIT Calicut

Students need to pay Rs. 5.11 lakhs as the total fees for UG courses at NIT Calicut, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 8.98 LPA at a top company. So, they can get back this amount within a year, and the burden of fees would be eased.

NIT Calicut Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: NIT Calicut has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 68%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: As NIT Calicut has many distinguished professors and research scholars, it was able to get a few patents or innovative research. However, its research and professional practice is not excellent, so it scored 34.63%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As NIT Calicut has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 77.94%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.

Outreach and Inclusivity: NIT Calicut has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world and has admitted more students from other states, so it scored 63.52%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: NIT Calicut has a good faculty, impressive infrastructures and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, so it scored 37.53% in NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

NIT Calicut got 56.48% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 25.

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