Coimbatore Institute of Technology

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

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 the year 1956 by V. Rangaswamy Naidu Educational Trust (VRET).Prof. P. R. Ramakrishnan, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT Sloan School of Management alumni, a visionary, philanthropist, industrialist and also former Member of Parliament was the founder principal. Founder of CIT was Sri.V.Rangaswamy Naidu.

The philanthropic founders envisioned a unique professional learning order with special emphasis on industrial training. 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 9 Under Graduate Academic Programmes and 12 Post Graduate Academic Programmes in addition to M.S. and Ph.D. Research Programmes.

The CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College was started in 1961. Presently, 8 Engineering Diploma Programmes are offered by the polytechnic in various engineering disciplines. The National Board of Accreditation has accredited the Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) and Mechanical Engineering diploma programmes.


University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2017)[1] 51

CIT is ranked 51 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework engineering ranking of 2017.[1]

Student life[edit]

CIT cricket ground

Students Union[edit]

The students union constitutes of 20 clubs which include arts, dramatics, muthamizh (Tamil), film, karate, literary, music, nature, photography, quiz, space, sports, NSS, NCC, YRC, RSP, ECell, YHAI, RSP and Rotaract.

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]



It is a national level technical symposium by the Chemical, Civil and Mechanical engineering students conducted during September every year.

Cyber Fest[edit]

It is a National Level Student Technical Symposium organised by Computer Technology and Applications Association during January every year.


It is an inter-collegiate technical symposia conducted by the circuit branches of CIT. The event is usually conducted for two days in the month of February every year.

Notable alumni[edit]


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