National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

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National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
தேசிய தொழில்நுட்பக் கழகம், திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி
राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान तिरुचिरापल्ली
Seal of National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli
Former names
Regional Engineering College Tiruchirapalli (1964-2003)
Motto Tamil: வாய்மையே வெல்லும்
Hindi: सत्यमेव जयते
Motto in English
Truth Alone Triumphs
Type Public
Established 1964
Chairman Kumud Srinivasan
Dean Dr. S. Arul Daniel (Academics), Dr.A.Venkataswamy Reddy (Students Welfare), Dr. D. Sastikumar (Institute Development)
Academic staff
Students 5692
Undergraduates 3532[1]
Postgraduates 2160[1]
Location Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
10.7611° N, 78.8139° E
Campus 800 acres (3.2 km2)[2]
Language English



The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, commonly referred to as NIT Trichy, is a public research university near the city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1964, as the Regional Engineering College Tiruchirapalli under the affiliation of University of Madras, the institute became independent in 2003 and has acquired the deemed university status. It was declared as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007. The institute is located in a campus of 800 acres. The institute has 16 departments covering engineering, applied sciences, humanities and management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

National Institutional Ranking Framework, Outlook and India Today recently ranked NIT Trichy among the top 15 best engineering universities nationwide and one of the top three universities in Tamil Nadu.[3][4] NIT Trichy admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination (Main), graduate students through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, Common Admission Test and Common Entrance Test for Masters in Computer Applications. The institute organizes annual cultural and technical festivals: Pragyan (technical festival), Festember (cultural festival) that attract participants from all over the country and abroad.

NIT Trichy has a strong entrepreneurial culture, with many alumni who moved on to found technological and social ventures in India and abroad. The institute has more than 30,000 alumni including Chief Executive Officers of Tata Consultancy Services, Bloom Energy, Sulekha, Federal Bank, Managing Directors of Reliance Industries, National Thermal Power Corporation, Tata Steel, Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Professors, Chancellors and Vice Chancellors of prominent universities in India and abroad, a Vice Admiral of Indian Navy and a Lieutenant General of Indian Army.


Formation of Regional Engineering College[edit]

During the second five-year plan (1956–60) in India, a number of industrial projects were contemplated. To ensure enough supply of trained personnel to meet the demand for these projects, a decision was taken to start the Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs), at the rate of one per each major state, which can churn out graduates with good engineering merit. Thus, seventeen RECs were established from 1959 onwards in each of the major states. Each college was a joint and cooperative enterprise of the central government and the concerned state government. All the institutes now offer degree courses at various bachelors, masters and doctorate levels in various branches of engineering and technology. The entire non-recurring expenditure and expenditure for post-graduate courses during the REC times were borne by the central government. As regards in the REC system the entire recurring expenditure on undergraduate courses, the same was shared by the central government and the state government on 50:50 basis. However, after becoming NITs the entire funding is managed by the centre now. Minister of Human Reseource Development Minister Murali Manoher Joshi decided to upgrade the RECs to National Institute of Technology (NIT).

Conversion to National Institute of Technology[edit]

In 2003 all the Regional Engineering Colleges were upgraded to National Institutes of Technology and central government took control to run these Institutes.The Regional Engineering College at Tiruchirappalli was founded in 1964 as a co-operative venture between the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu to cater to the country's need for manpower in technology. The college was given autonomy in financial and administrative matters to achieve rapid development. In 2003, the institution was granted Deemed University status with the approval of the University Grants Commission / All India Council for Technical Education and was renamed National Institute of Technology.[5] The Chairperson of the institute is Ms. Kumud Srinivasan, President of Intel India. Dr.Srinivasan Sundarrajan has been Director of the institute since July 2011. The institute is undergoing accelerated growth through the World Bank-funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP).[5][6]

Vision and Mission of the institute[edit]

Clock tower at the administrative block



  • To offer state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
  • To generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research.
  • To undertake collaborative projects with academia and industries.
  • To develop the human intellectual capability to its fullest potential.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations[edit]

NIT Trichy celebrated its Golden Jubilee anniversary on July 19/20, 2014, with the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presiding over the event as the chief guest. The institute has received a lot of funds from the Government of India to improve the infrastructural facilities in the campus and to bring international standards. As part of the golden jubilee plans, a brand new lecture hall complex, sports arena, convention center, computer center, dining messes and several hostels were built in the campus.


Organisational structure of the National Institutes of Technology

The President of India is the ex officio visitor of the NITs. The NIT Council works directly under him and it includes the minister-in-charge of technical education in Central Government, the Chairmen and the Directors of all the NITs, the Chairman of University Grants Commission (India), the Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Directors of other selected central institutions of repute, members of Parliament, Joint Council Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), nominees of the Central Government, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and the Visitor.

Below the NIT Council is each NITs Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors of every individual NIT consists of the following members:

  • Chairman -An Eminent Technologist / Engineer / Educationist to be nominated by the Government of India.
  • Member Secretary- Director of the NIT.
  • Nominee of the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
  • Nominee of the Department of the Higher / Technical Education of the respective state government.
  • Head of another Technical Institution in the region or an eminent Technologist to be nominated by Central Govt.
  • Director, Indian Institute of Technology (in the region) or his nominee.
  • Nominee of the UGC not below the rank of a Dy Secretary.
  • Nominee of the AICTE not below the rank of an Advisor.
  • An Alumnus of the Institute from amongst alumni in Education / Industry to be nominated by Board of Governors.
  • Two representatives representing large, medium and small scale Industries to be nominated by Central Government.
  • One Professor and one Assistant Professor of the Institute by rotation.

The Director serves under the Board of Governors, and is the school's chief academic and executive officer. Academic policies are decided by its Senate, which is composed of some professors and other representatives. The Senate controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations, and results. Senate committees examine specific academic matters. The teaching, training, and research activities of various departments of the institute are periodically reviewed to maintain educational standards. The Director is the ex officio Chairman of the Senate. The Deputy Director is subordinate to the Director. Together they manage the Deans, Heads of Departments, Registrar, President of the Students' Council, and Chairman of the Hall Management Committee. Deans and Heads of Departments in NITs are administrative postings rather than career paths. Faculty members serve as Deans and Heads of Departments for limited periods, typically 2 to 3 years, then returning to regular faculty duties. The Registrar is the chief administrative officer and overviews day-to-day operations. Below the Head of Department (HOD), are the various faculty members (professors, assistant professors, and lecturers). The Warden serves under the Chairman of the Hall Management Committee.


NIT Trichy offers undergraduate and graduate programs in disciplines spanning engineering, science, architecture and management.The institute has 16 departments[7] with about 250 faculty members and more than 3,400 enrolled students.[1] As of 2015, the annual intake for the B.Tech. program was 810, with a student-faculty ratio of 25:1.[8] Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in NIT Trichy is granted through written entrance examinations. Admissions to M.S.(by Research) and PhD programmes are based on written tests followed by personal interviews.

Admission to bachelor's degree programs is through merit list prepared by giving 60% weightage to Joint Entrance exam (Main) score and 40% weightage to marks scored in class 12 and is highly competitive. The Joint entrance exam (Main) is considered to be one of the toughest examinations in the world. NIT Trichy follows the reservation policy declared by the Supreme Court of India, by which 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), 15% for Scheduled Castes (SCs), and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (STs). The institute also accepts foreign nationals through scholarships awarded by the Government of India, and non-resident Indians through an independent scheme known as Direct Admission for Students Abroad (DASA) that uses SAT scores.[9][10]

Graduate admissions are through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science for the M.Tech. and M.Sc. programs, and through NIMCET for the MCA program. Admissions for MBA program is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

The institute awards Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degrees in nine engineering disciplines as well as the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree through its architecture program.

The B.Tech. program is a four-year program while the B.Arch. program is five years long. As in other NITs, the institute follows a credit system for evaluating academic performance. The grade point average (GPA) is on a scale of 0 to 10. Courses are allotted number of credits according to their importance. Each academic year is divided into two semesters and teaching programmes are organized around the credit system. Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects, seminars, dissertations, and field and industrial training. The first year of the B.Tech. program is common across all disciplines, during which students take basic courses in engineering, mathematics and professional communication. From the second year onwards, the students take courses offered by their departments that are known as depth courses. At the end of the third year, the B.Tech students undertake industrial training for a minimum period of eight working weeks as part of the undergraduate curriculum. In the final year of their studies, most of the students are offered jobs in industries and other organisations through the Training and Placement section of the institute. Some students opt out of this facility in favour of higher studies or by applying to recruiting organisations directly.

Some of the students receive scholarships from German Academic Exchange Service and Mitacs Canada to do internships at the universities and laboratories of Germany and Canada respectively.

Postgraduate programs[edit]

The institute offers graduate programs in 23 disciplines,[1] including 21 programs in science and engineering, leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree respectively, as well as a program in computer applications (MCA) and management (MBA). Some of the students are admitted in the M.Tech and M.S (by research) courses through the sponsorship of the companies like Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Bharat Heavy Electricals limited, Ashok Leyland, etc.

Department of Management Studies (DoMS) is among the oldest B-Schools in India, started in 1978. The programme at DoMS-NIT Trichy is rigorous and tailored to the needs of the industry. The programme follows a trimester pattern and makes the students experience the rigour and the tough situation prevalent in the corporate environment through case studies, live examples and simulations.

The Department of Computer Applications is one of the pioneering departments of the institution that offers Information Technology courses such as MCA and one among the top five offering MCA courses in the country. This department currently offers two full-time post-graduate programmes — three-year Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme and two-year Master of Science (Operations Research & Computer Applications) programme.

Doctoral Programs[edit]

All the academic departments of NIT Trichy offer Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees programmes except the architecture department. Admissions for the prestigious PhD degree programs is either through the industry sponsorship or through an entrance exam conducted by the institute. Almost all the PhD candidates are offered scholarships from the institute as well as from various public sector industries and a monthly stipend. After the completion of doctoral studies, the candidates are placed in reputed public or private companies and universities.


Research in the institute is sponsored by major government agencies including Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST); in 2006–07, research grants from these agencies exceeded one crore Indian rupees (US$200,000).[11]

The institute has signed MOUs with industries and institutions in and abroad to promote collaborative research and consultancies. MOU signed with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the neighbouring industrial campus provides an opportunity for the young researchers to use the infrastructure in BHEL. BHEL offers scholarships for such research scholars pursuing PhD and MS. Another MOU has been signed with National Institute of Materials Science Japan for the collaborative research in the area of nanotechnology. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Neyvelli Lignite Corporation (NLC) had assigned numerous research projects to the professors of this institute. MOUs with IBM and HP, leading software industries have been executed. HP has offered a Chair position to monitor the ongoing HP projects undertaken by the students.


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF[12][13] 12
India Today[14] 14
Outlook India[15] 8
Business – India

NIT Trichy has been ranked as the 8th best Engineering college of India in the Outlook engineering rankings 2016.[4] The institute was ranked 1st by the Times of India NIT rankings 2015. NIT Trichy has been ranked 1806 in the world by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities[16] NIT Trichy is ranked 12 in National Institutional Ranking Framework published by Ministry of Human Resource Development in April 2016.[3]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • According to The Times of India, it is ranked 1 in the National Institutes of Technology Rankings 2014.
  • According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework, it is ranked 12 in the Indian engineering university rankings 2016.
  • "Best Industry linked National Institute of Technology in India" by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in the year 2015.[17]
  • "Managerial excellence award" in the educational institutions category by Madras Management Association in 2013.

Awards given to the department of Management studies:

  • "Best Specialization Award - Information Technology" in Indian B-school awards by Discovery Education Media Private Limited in 2013.
  • "Outstanding B-School" in South India for the year 2013 by ABP News (Star Network).
  • "Amar Ujala B-School Excellence Award" for the best business school in South India, 2012.
  • "Bloomberg UTV award" in the category of Outstanding B-school (South) - 2012.[1]
  • 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Award for "Business School which encourages Innovations that leads to better Development"-2011.[2]
  • Outstanding B-School Award(South) by Star News for the year - 2011.


Engineering Science Other Major Departments Allied Departments
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Corrosion & Surface Engineering
  • Energy & Environment
  • Management Studies
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education


The administrative building

The NIT Trichy campus is situated near Thuvakudi, on the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli. The campus spans 800 acres (3.2 km2).[2][18] The main entrance is located on the southern end of the campus, facing National Highway 67. There is one other entrance, popularly called the Staff gate. The administrative building (popularly referred to as the admin-block) with its iconic clock tower is one of the institute's landmarks. This building houses the administrative offices and also the offices of the director and deans. The eastern and western wings of this building are occupied by the physics and chemistry departments respectively.[19][20] The campus has separate buildings for the departments of nine engineering, architecture, management, computer applications, energy and environment engineering. There are 2 lecture hall complexes, 3 computer centers and 26 hostel buildings in the campus. A defunct MIG 23 jet was gifted by the Indian Air Force and is put up near to the architecture department.

The entrance of NIT Trichy

The institute's academic facilities are located in the southern half of the campus; these include the department buildings, laboratories and workshops, lecture halls, computer centres and the central library. Each department has its own library, in addition to the central library, which holds more than one lakh (100,000) resources including books, periodicals and journals in print and electronic format.[21] A new lecture hall complex named as "Orion" was inaugurated in the year 2014 as a part of the institute's golden jubilee campus development plans, and it currently serves for the undergraduate students. The Orion consists of 24 large classrooms. Each classroom can accommodate 150 students and consists of projectors and televisions to make the lectures interactive. The old lecture hall complex is currently used for the academic classes and lectures of the postgraduate and doctoral students.

The old library building now temporarily serves as IIM Trichy

NIT Trichy has a modern central library with more than two and half lakhs of documents consisting of Technical books, reports, standards, CD-ROMS, Audio Visual Educational Cassettes and back volumes of journals. The library subscribes to 164 periodicals (print) plus 5000+ e-Journals and 600+ e-books besides a holding of 17690 back volumes of journals. The library also contains 16,7500 books in the Book Bank scheme. The institute is holding membership with British Council Library, Chennai. They are also holding membership with DELNET, New Delhi and providing ILL (Inter Library Loan) services to the users. The library also provides air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled reading halls. The library is opened only for 9 hours a day. It is situated opposite to the civil engineering department building. It is considered as the largest library in any NIT campus in India. The building also houses the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development and Incubation (CEDI). The old library building temporarily houses the Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli.

The Octagon is the institute's primary computer centre, with eight computer labs, printing facilities and a variety of engineering software for use by students. This Octagon also serves as a central hub for interconnecting the campus-wide LAN.[22] This LAN caters to totally 6000 users across the campus (1600 users at the same time using Wired connection and the remaining users through Wireless) and has a 10 Gbit/s fiber optic backbone.The original facility, opened in 1990, was extended into a second building in 2006; there are plans to further expand the facility in view of the increase in student enrolment.[23] A brand new computer center was inaugurated in the year 2016 which houses more than 300 computers.

Most of the institute's athletic facilities are located in and around the sports centre. The centre includes indoor badminton courts and a fitness centre. Adjoining this building are a 25-metre (82 ft) swimming pool and an outdoor stadium with a 400-metre (1,300 ft) track, which is also used as a cricket field.[24] Other facilities on campus include basketball courts, and indoor table tennis tables in the residential hostels.

Residential facilities are provided on campus for students, faculty and staff of the institute. Most students live on campus in the residential hostels. In all, there are 22 boys and 5 girls hostels with a capacity of 4660 students. With the exception of the girls' hostel, all the others are located in the northern side of the campus. Meals are served by 2 mega messes and 2 government messes along with a pure vegetarian mess located in campus. There are several cafeterias on campus where food is available for purchase. Other amenities on campus include a guest house, a modern hospital[25] and pharmacy, a post office, a bank, 3 ATMs (State Bank of India and Canara Bank), Cafe Coffee day restaurant, Naturals parlor and two supermarkets. The hospital at the institute has an ambulance and a pharmacy store of Apollo hospital.

The hostels of NIT Trichy are:

First Year UG Hostels UG Hostels PG Hostels Research Scholar Hostel Girls Hostels
  • Agate
  • Coral
  • Diamond
  • Jade
  • Garnet A
  • Garnet B
  • Garnet C
  • Zircon A
  • Zircon B
  • Zircon C
  • Amber A
  • Amber B
  • Emerald
  • Lapis
  • Pearl
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz
  • Aquamarine A
  • Aquamarine B
  • Jasper
  • Opal A
  • Opal B
  • Opal C
  • Opal D
  • Opal E

The institute has a student activity center (SAC) and is the hub for most of the major extra-curricular activities. The SAC building was inaugurated in the year 2012. The dance, music and the National Cadet Corp groups carry out all their activities at the SAC. It also houses the Cafe Coffee Day restaurant.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation[edit]

Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation (CEDI) is a Section 25 company registered under section 25 of companies Act 1956, located at 3rd floor of the Central Library, National Institute of Technology, Trichy. CEDI will facilitate the incubatee companies to access NIT Trichy’s common Infrastructure facilities, departmental laboratories and other resources of NIT Trichy for their products development purposes. All the necessary mentoring and support for mobilizing funds, creating access to markets, augmenting managerial skills etc., will be provided by the CEDI centre.

Technological Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) Project: CEDI is implementing a project - Technological Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) funded by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India aims to enable young entrepreneurs to initiate technology start-up companies for commercial exploitation of technologies developed by them in the areas of Information and Communication Technology and Electronics.

Partnership with EDII – Ahmedabad: CEDI implements Faculty and Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for Faculty, Students and Potential & Existing Entrepreneurs in the Region. These programmes are sponsored by Department of Science and Technology through EDI, Ahmedabad.

TAF Women Entrepreneurship Project: CEDI is implementing a project on Business and Management Capacity Development of Rural Women Entrepreneurs of India and Sri Lanka by the ASIA foundation. University of Jaffna and South Eastern University of Sri Lanka are the Sri Lankan Partners. Women Entrepreneurs' Association of Tamil Nadu (WEAT) is the Network partner.

Placements at NIT Tiruchirapalli[edit]

Training and Placement (T&P) department of NIT Trichy, is the student-run body responsible for facilitating campus placements for graduating students and internships for pre-final year students. T&P contacts companies and invites them to recruit students from NIT Trichy, after which, they float job openings and facilitate the necessary recruitment proceedings such as tests, Pre-Placement talks and interviews. Students are registered on either one of the Placement Automation System or Internship Automation System to streamline the entire recruitment process.

T&P helps students in placement and internship preparation by organizing workshops on Career Awareness, Resume making and Personality Development. T&P also provides study material, conducts mock tests, group discussions and interviews. They provide a channel for placed students to share their placement experience with junior batches by documenting guides for placement and internship.

Over 220 companies participate in the placement process every year. The average compensation during the current year is over Rs.6 lakhs with the highest being $125,000 per annum (one of the three selected from all over India is from NITT; the other two being from IITs). The institute enjoys best placements when it comes to PG programmes. In the 2014 placement season, the oil giant company, Schlumberger hired two students from Metallurgical & Materials engineering department with a package of ₹3.4 million per annum. In 2016, Citi Bank hired 8 students with a package of ₹1.3 million per annum and ITC Limited hired 2 students with a package of ₹1.4 million per annum. Almost all the undergraduate students and 90% of the graduate students gets placed.

Academic Collaboration[edit]

NIT Tiruchirapalli has academic collaboration with the many universities in India and abroad. The collaborative programmes include student and faculty exchange, internship for students and joint research activities among others.

Some of the major universities which have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NIT Tiruchirapalli are:




Student life[edit]

NITT has over 35 student groups spanning a variety of interests, including cultural, social and professional groups, student publications and recreational groups. Undergraduate students participate in one of three national programmes in their first year: the National Cadet Corps (NCC), the National Sports Organisation (NSO) or the National Service Scheme(NSS).

Technical groups[edit]

The technical clubs in NIT Trichy include Robotics and Machine Intelligence (RMI), Delta, Spider, Pure Science Initiative (PSI), 3D etc. These clubs work on projects and have won many accolades at contests across the country. There are also Science clubs like Nakshatra, Maximus, Phyxion etc. which do research in their respective fields and also teach junior students.

Performing arts[edit]

The performing arts groups at NITT include the dance troupe, the music troupe and the thespians' society. These groups perform at institute events and have won accolades at contests across the country.[27][28] The dance troupe combining vibrant colours with meaningful themes in their performances.[28] Amruthavarshini, the Carnatic music group of the college, organises classical music concerts in the institute. In 2007, the group organised Tyagaraja Aradhana in honour of the Carnatic musician Tyagaraja.[29]

Annual events[edit]

Three of the institute's official annual events – Festember, NITTFEST and Pragyan – are organised by the students themselves.[30] These are also the largest and most-awaited events every year.


Festember is the annual national-level cultural festival of the institute. Held every year since 1975 during the month of September, this event encompasses music, dance and literary competitions, with thousands of participants from colleges all over the country vying for the trophy. The event has seen performances by Indian musicians including Karthik, Srinivas, Naresh Iyer, Kadri Gopalnath and Sivamani as well as bands like Indian Ocean, Euphoria and Silk Route.[31][32] One of the major highlights of Festember has been the pro-nites which have seen celebrity bands come down and rock the campus alive with their foot tapping and soul swaying music. Also on the agenda are the various literary competitions split up between English, Hindi and Tamil along with the cultural and arts events. Festember derives its name from the phrase, "A Fest to Remember" and not from "A Fest in September" as is popularly believed due to its falling in the month of September every year.


Pragyan is the second largest college technical festival in South India

Ever since its inception in 2005, Pragyan - the ISO 9001 & 20121 certified annual international techno-management organization of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, has served as a golden platform that attracts brilliant and innovative minds every year from nearly 100 colleges across the country to come and showcase their technical and managerial prowess. Since then it has broadened its horizon and forayed into the international arena by bagging the credit of being the first student run organization in the world to get an ISO 20121:2012 Certification for Sustainable Event Management and also by organizing online programming contests that attracts participation from 60 countries. With a spectrum of 47 Events spanning across 8 genres, it gives everyone a reason to innovate. The guest lecture series, every year, sees eminent and famous intellectuals from all walks of life ranging from the Studio Architect of “Burj KhalifaMarshall Strabala to Tessy Thomas aka “The Missile Woman of India” to Jeff Lieberman (host of the show “Time Wrap” on Discovery Channel) to Jimmy Wales (The Co-Founder of Wikipedia). The 2015 edition saw the introduction of 'Divergent', an inspirational talk series by youngsters who have made a marked contribution to the society.

Panellists of Pragyan 2013 Crossfire. Chris Philips, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Bushra Shariff, Professor Eugene D’Vas, Prashanth Raj

Crossfire, the annual panel discussion provides a global platform where the academia, industry and government interact with the student fraternity. The 2015 edition saw the panelists debating on which is easier to accomplish-“Putting an Indian on Moon or to keep the streets cleaner?” moderated by Sumanth C Raman. Pragyan offers you a plethora of Workshops ranging from advanced robotics to aero modeling to fabrication to ethical hacking to rocket science to animations –you name it and you have it! Pragyan also offers the participants a sneak peek at the future through its varied array of exhibitions every year. NASA moon rock sample, human brain controlled helicopter, 3-D printer, vintage Cars, Indian Missiles are just a few from the lot!

Sangam is an inter-departmental technical contest, where the engineering and architecture departments show their mettle through the innovative display of models and solutions. It is one of the most important part of Pragyan and people used to display their projects of which RMI's projects are highly appreciated. EXOS, a robotic exoskeleton was considered to be one of their best presentations in recent years. A miscellany of entertainment and fun-filled events under Infotainment is aimed at blurring the boundary between technology and entertainment with shows stretching across all genres be it acrobatics, freestyle dance, beatboxing, illusion, light shows or comedy night-outs.The annual budget of Pragyan is 1 crore rupees.


NIT Trichy has always believed in the philosophy that the development of an individual is not accomplished through pedantic learning alone but should be complimented by a healthy dose of co-curricular and extra curricular activities too. The foremost example of this philosophy is 'NITTFEST' - an annual extravaganza of fine arts. During NITTFEST, departments square off against each other over two days, on an even keel, to battle over quizzes, debates, music, terpischorean delights and more - small battles fought under the umbrella of a big war.

Sports Fete[edit]

Sports Fete is the annual inter departmental sports competition of the institute. It is usually conducted in the month of February. The competition is among the departments competing in various indoor and outdoor sports. The department with the highest total points wins the Sports Fete trophy. Mechanical engineering department has won the most number of titles beating Computer science department by marginal difference. A remarkable achievement considering the fact that there are practically no females(forget female athletes) in the Mechanical department.

Department Festivals[edit]

The highlight of the college calendar for the various departments has always been the department specific symposiums where upcoming and recent trends in the world gain a moment in the spotlight as students take a more co curricular approach to their academics. Spread over 2 days, the symposiums usually include paper presentations, guest lectures, workshops and various other events pertaining to the central theme each department has decided on for the year.

The following are the symposiums conducted by the various academic departments :

Department Symposium
Computer Science And Engineering Vortex
Electronics and Communication Engineering Probe
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Currents
Instrumentation and Control Engineering Sensors
Mechanical Engineering Synergy
Civil Engineering Moments
Chemical Engineering Alchemy
Production Engineering Prodigy
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Mettle
Architecture Archcult
Management Studies Bizzdom
Computer Applications Version
Chemistry Horizon
Physics Inphynitt

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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