Coimbatore Institute of Technology

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology
Campus building, Coimbatore Institute of Technology (24 May 2005).jpg
Motto Nature in the service of man
Established 1956
Type Public
Principal V.Selladurai
Location Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Affiliations Anna University

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. It is affiliated to Anna University 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] 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 which offeers 6 engineering diploma programmes. The National Board of Accreditation has accredited the Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) and Mechanical Engineering diploma programmes.

CIT Auditorium with students
CIT hostel
CIT cricket ground

Student life[edit]


All the branches of engineering, technology and applied sciences run associations which organize technical meetings and symposia 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 functions with its office in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the Institute. The Institute has facilities for ball badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, tennikoit, tennis and volleyball.[2][3]


Technovation is a national technical symposium conducted by the departments of mechanical, civil and chemical engineering every year in January. Interface is an intercollegiate technical symposium conducted by the electronics and communication, electronics and electrical, computer science and information technology departments during every year in January or February. Cyberfest is a intercollegiate technical symposium conducted by Department of Computing during January every year.

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. 

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