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

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 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.


University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF[1] 34

CIT is ranked 34th in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIFR) published by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in April 2016.


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.

MOU with other universities[edit]

MOU with other institutions[edit]

  • Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board
  • Centro De Investigacion Y De Estudios Avanzados Del IPN (CINVESTAV), Mexico
  • Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Robert Bosch India Limited
  • Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai
  • Defence Research and Department Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad
  • NI Systems (India) Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  • Novell India Pvt. Ltd
  • IBM
  • AMD
  • FLSmidth Private Limited, Chennai.
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise)
  • Coimbatore Industrial Infrastructure Association [COINDIA], Coimbatore
  • Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA), Coimbatore
CIT cricket ground
CIT Auditorium with students
CIT hostel
Campus building, Coimbatore Institute of Technology (24 May 2005).jpg
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Student life[edit]

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]


  1. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017". Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2017. 
  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. 
  4. ^ D’Monte, Leslie (2017-01-13). "N. Chandrasekaran, an avid runner, faces marathon task as Tata Sons chairman". Retrieved 2017-02-14.  External link in |newspaper= (help)
  5. ^ "Isro's agent Mars: The name is Arunan - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 

External links[edit]

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