National Institute of Technology Calicut (NIT Calicut)
National Institute of Technology Calicut
NIT Campus P. O.,
Kerala, India, Pin - 673 601
National Institute of Technology Calicut or NIT Calicut is a Technical Institution of national importance set up by an Act of parliament(Act 29 of 2007) namely, the National Institute of technology Act 2007, which received the assent of the President of India on 5th June,2007. The provision of the Act have come into force with effect from 15th August,2007 as per Notification S.O.1384(E) dated 9th August, 2007 of the MHRD(Dept. of Higher Education),New Delhi. As per the provision of the said Act, this Institution runs on non profitable basis.
The Institute has a well equipped library, a computer centre, lecture hall complexes, various laboratories in different departments, workshops, and hostels for accommodating about 5000 students, health care centre, and adequate facilities for sports, games and co-curricular activities. The institute has a guesthouse, with A/C and non A/C rooms, for the guests of the institute, including alumni and parents of the students. To provide service to the residents, the campus also accommodates a branch of State Bank of India, Post Office, Canteen & Co-operative Store.
Campus Networking Centre
Campus Networking Centre (CNC) of NIT Calicut manages the internet connectivity (wired and wireless), and runs various servers of the institute. The campus is interconnected with about 25 kms of fibre optic backbone network and wireless LAN. All servers are high performance, quad core processor servers. The wireless LAN covers most part of the campus with IEEE 802. 11b/802.11g standards. Presently the network is served by 212Mbps of internet connectivity provided by RELIANCE and BSNL for the whole campus. All the hostels are served with internet connectivity through wired service. IP phones are installed in the campus. CNC functions 365 days a year on a 24 x 7 basis.
Education Technology and Library
Education Technology & Library (ETL) consist of Central Library and Digital Library
The central Library of NIT Calicut is one of the best technical libraries in South India. It has a very good collection of more than one lakh technical books. The services and other day-to-day activities of the Central Library are fully automated to provide better access to its users. The bibliographic information of its entire collection has been converted into machine-readable form and is accessible from throughout the campus through OPAC. The Library subscribes International Journals and Indian Journals in print form.
The Digital Library, 'NALANDA' provides online access to more than 6000 electronic journals in various Engineering and Science disciplines. NALANDA hosts many electronics data bases in its servers. As a member of the INDEST-AICTE Consortium under Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI, NALANDA promotes the use of e-journals and e-books for advanced research and learning in the Engineering and science Education. Major online resources are journal / magazine / conference records / standards of IEE, IEEE, Springer, ASME, ASCE, and ACM Digital Library core packages. Online access to study materials is available through a local copy of NPTEL. Databases like CMIE, ACE Analyzer are available to the NITC community. Library also subscribes to plagiarism checker - Turnitin. The digital library is developing the NITC resources by collecting and indexing the students’ project reports / theses through ETD run with DSpace, which also houses the national and international standards. Eduserver - running in the digital library - hosts the moodle platform for online course management.
Digital Library reading room housing about 50 terminals provides exclusive access to the online resources. All resources are available throughout the campus fromhttp://www.library.nitc.ac.in.
The Central Library also houses a Reprographic section which consists of a Graphic Studio, Offset press and a Binding Section. These sections cater to the related needs of the Institute.