The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut established in 1961, is one of the premier technology institutions known for imparting technical education in India. NIT, Calicut was earlier known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC). The technical institute was accorded the status of ‘Institute of National Importance’. NIT, Calicut was set up by an Act 29 of 2007 by Parliament. According to the provision of the above act, NIT, Calicut is operational on non-profit basis.
NIT Calicut aims to develop high quality technical education and employable students with engineering knowledge, technical and managerial skills, innovative research capabilities and professional behaviour to lead and adapt them to dynamic corporate world.