NSS College of Engineering

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NSS College of Engineering
Established 1960
Type Government-aided
Principal Dr. Geeta Verma
Students 630
Location Akathethara, Kerala, India
Affiliations University of Calicut
Website nssce.ac.in

NSS College of Engineering Palakkad is one of the earliest engineering educational institutions in Kerala, India. It was founded in 1960 by Nair Service Society under the leadership of the late Bharatha Kesari Mannathu Padmanabhan, during the second five year plan with the assistance of the Central and State Government under the Grant-in-Aid scheme. The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut.


The campus is situated in NSS Nagar at Akathethara, 9 km from Palakkad town, and 3 km from the Palakkad Railway Junction. The nearest airports are at Coimbatore (55 km) and Cochin International Airport(110 km). Spread over 100 acres, it includes an administrative block and other blocks, a library block and five hostels including two for women.

Four of the college's departments have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE, making it the first nationally accredited government-aided engineering college in Kerala. The state government has declared autonomy for the college and the certification process for ISO 9001:2000 is underway.


The college started with three branches of engineering viz, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science Engineering were started in 1980, 1986 and 1999 respectively. The Instrumentation and Control Engineering is a discipline offered only at this college in Kerala. The institution offers M.Tech degree courses of the University of Calicut from 2011.

The institution offers B.Tech degree courses of the University of Calicut in the following branches of engineering:

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (Intake 90)
  • Civil (Intake 90)
  • Mechanical (Intake 90)
  • Electrical and Electronics (Intake 90)
  • Instrumentation and Control (Intake 60)
  • Computer Science (Intake 60)

In addition to this, a 10% seats are provided for admission to the third semester classes for diploma holders (Lateral entry system)

Now the institution is offering Post Graduate courses by the departments of

Civil Engineering (Intake 18

Computer Science(Intake 18)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering(Intake 18)

Electronics & Communication Engineering (Intake 18) and

Mechanical Engineering(Intake 18).


The alumni association has chapters in cities in India including Bangalore (http://www.necab.org), Chennai, Kozhikode and Kochi. The alumni chapters outside India include Qatar (Anecx) and UAE chapters (NSSCE, http://www.nssalumni.com/).

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There are three men's hostel blocks and two women's hostel block with a capacity of 483 and 500 students respectively. The hostels are under direct control of the warden and each hostel has one or two members of the staff of the college as assistant wardens and are responsible to matters connected with the hostel. The Principal is the Ex Officio Chief Warden. There is provision for vegetarian and nonvegetarian food at all the hostels. The hostel mess' are run by the students. The men's hostels are named MH-I, MH-II, MH-III.


The college has two buses for transportation of students and staff residing in Palakkad town and nearby areas. Buses are operated on all working days, morning and evening.


There is a Common Computer Centre with broadband connectivity, and individual departmental computer centres.


The library has a computerised Library Information System. Apart from the central library each department has a separate library.

Sports and games[edit]

There is an outdoor stadium with a 400 metre tracks for athletics (and the same is being used for cricket, football and hockey.) Volleyball court, basketball court and ball badminton are also available.

There is an indoor court for badminton and table tennis. The gymnasium has 16 stations and weight lifting facilities.

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Coordinates: 10°49′27″N 76°38′31″E / 10.8243°N 76.6420°E / 10.8243; 76.6420