NIT Trichy

NIT-Tiruchirappalli
NIT-Trichy clock tower - administrative building

Established: 1964

Type: Deemed University

Location

National Institute of Technology Trichy is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India. Today, NITT is an autonomous co-educational technological institute, with 10 undergraduate and 28 graduate programs. Undergraduate programs lead to the B.Tech degrees, while the graduate students and postgraduate students earn M.Tech, M.S. (by Research) and Ph. D degrees respectively. NITT also has a management and architecture school. NITT is located in Thuvakudi on the Trichy-Tanjore national highway, 17 km from Trichy Railway Junction.

History

The National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli, situated in the heart of Tamil Nadu on the banks of the river Cauvery, was started as a joint and co-operative venture of the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu during 1964 with a view to catering to the needs of man-power in technology for the Country. The College has subsequently 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 University Grants Commission, the All India Council for Technical Education and the Govt. of India in the year 2003 and was renamed as National Institute of Technology. NITT was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXVII of 1975.

 

NIT-Tiruchirappalli
NIT-Trichy view from clock tower

Admissions

Admissions to the undergraduate course is competitive, and done through JEE(Main) through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). Admission to the post-graduate programs require competitive scores in both GATE and an All India Entrance Exam conducted by the admitting department. The alumni of the institution have excelled in various fields and are well positioned in a number of government and private sectors.

 

HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE

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 institution offers Under Graduate Courses in ten branches and Post Graduate Courses in twenty-one disciplines of Science, Engineering & Technology besides M.S. (by Research) and Ph.D. in all the departments. The faculty is inducted through a process of open advertisement throughout the country. The institute 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 extracurricular interests of the students. The Octagon is the pride of the campus equipped with modern facilities like a CAD/CAM Lab, Local Area Network, High-Speed Internet connection, and other seminar and conference facilities. It is maintained and run by the Computer Support Group (CSG) of the institute. 

Apart from this, the campus provides ample opportunities for developing extracurricular 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 intercollegiate fests namely Festember (Cultural) and Pragyan (Technical) and an inter-department fest namely NITTfest (Cultural) annually. These fests draw students from most colleges of South India and are hugely popular. Apart from this, each department conducts Symposium.

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

How To Get To NIT-T

NIT-T is in Tiruchirapalli (also know as Trichy or Tiruchy). It is located about 22 km from Tiruchurappalli Jn / Central Bus stand on the Trichy-Thanjavur Highway.The simplest and most economical way to reach NIT-T is by bus. Any city Bus at the Tiruchirapalli Jn will take you to the central bus stand. Board Thanjavur bound mofussil or route bus. The journey time from Trichy will be around 30 minutes. Taxis may charge around Rs.200/- 

NIT-Tiruchirappalli
NIT-Trichy view from clock tower

 

NIT-T campus has private taxi & auto service:

Trichy is connected by road to Chennai (320 km), Madurai (142 km) and to all major towns in South India by regular bus services. Tiruchirapalli is an important junction on the Southern Railway. It connects Madras, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirupati, Rameswaram, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Cochin and Mangalore. It has an international airport and is connected with Chennai (Madras), Singapore, Colombo, Kuwait, Sharjah, Calicut. Indian Airlines connects Trichy with Chennai, Sharjah, Calicut Kuwait and Colombo. Air Lanka Service connects Tiruchirapalli with Colombo.