Coimbatore Institute of Technology

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology
CIT logo
Motto Nature in the service of man
Established 1956
Type Public
Principal V.Selladurai
Location Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Affiliations Anna University

The Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) is Government-aided Autonomous engineering college located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1956 by V.Rangaswamy Naidu Educational Trust (VRET) with the aim of disseminating knowledge in the fields of science, engineering and technology. It is affiliated to Anna University. The Institute was granted autonomous status in 1987 and is recognized by the AICTE and NAAC.


Coimbatore Institute of Technology was founded in 1956 by Professor P. R. Ramakrishnan. The trust was formed under the name V. Rangaswamy Naidu Educational Trust.[1]

Accreditation and affiliation[edit]

CIT was affiliated to Madras University from 1956 to 1980. In 1980, the Institute became affiliated to Bharathiar University and subsequently to Anna University in 2001. CIT is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education. The Institute was granted autonomous status in 1987 and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. CIT offers 10 undergraduate academic programmes and 7 postgraduate academic programmes in addition to M.S. and Ph.D. research programmes. The CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College was started in 1961. Presently, 6 engineering diploma programmes are offered by the Polytechnic College in various engineering disciplines. The National Board of Accreditation has accredited the Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) and Mechanical Engineering diploma programmes.

President Visits CIT
Inner View of CIT
CIT Auditorium with students

Cocurricular activities[edit]

All the branches of Engineering / Technology and Applied Sciences have their own associations which organize technical meetings, symposia, etc. in their respective disciplines. The Coimbatore Regional Centre of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers functions with its office at the department of Chemical Engineering in the Institute. The Coimbatore centre of the Indian Welding Society (IWS) has been functioning in the Institute since 2002 in the department of Mechanical Engineering. A student branch of IEEE (USA) functions with its office in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the Institute.


Technovation is a national technical symposium conducted by the Departments of Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineering every year in January.


An intercollegiate technical symposium conducted by the 'circuit branches' (an informal name given to the Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology) during every year in January or February.


Cyberfest is a national level intercollegiate technical symposium conducted by Department of Computer Applications and Technology during January every year.

Sports and games[edit]

CIT hostel
CIT cricket ground

The Institute considers physical education as a vital requisite for the students and it forms part of the academic time table. Ample opportunities and facilities are available for the students to play ball badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, tennikoit, tennis, volleyball, and the like. Athletics and indoor games enjoy equal importance at the Institute. A Physical Director assisted by an instructor looks after the activities.[2][3]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) - A premier educational institute in India". Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Top 100 Engineering Colleges in India -Best Engineering Institutes - College Ranking". 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ "CIT Ranking of E-Schools". Retrieved 2010-10-03. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 11°01′43″N 77°01′38″E / 11.028604°N 77.027225°E / 11.028604; 77.027225