Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), was established in the year 1956. With the aim of spreading professional learning with industrial training expertise, the Institute was founded by the V. Rangaswamy Naidu Educational Trust (VRET). The college is a government-aided, autonomous engineering college. It was made autonomous in 1987. CIT was initially affiliated to the Madras University till 1980, after which the affiliation was transferred to the Bharathiar University. The Institute is now under the affiliation of Anna University (from 2001). 

CIT has 13 different departments such as Physics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, etc. The Institute offers a total of 7 undergraduate programs, nine postgraduate programs, three five-year integrated M.Sc. programs along with Ph.D. research programs. Coimbatore Institute of Technology also has a polytechnic college, CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College, which started in 1961 that currently offers eight engineering diplomas in various disciplines. 

All admissions for CIT are made based on the scores of the corresponding Entrance Exams. Application forms are to be filled online.

Coimbatore Institute of Technology Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1956 | Government-aided
Also Known As CIT
Affiliated to Anna University
Accredited to NBA (National Board of Accreditation)
Approved by AICTE
Application Mode Online 
Admission Criteria Merit / Entrance Test
Accepted Entrance Tests JEE Mains, TNEA, CIT-MSc, CIT-CET, TANCET, GATE
Area 25.4 Acres
Facilities Available Library, Laboratories, ATM, Sports Grounds, Seminar Halls and Conference Halls, Food Courts, etc. 
Official Website http://www.cit.edu.in/

Coimbatore Institute of Technology Awards and Ranking

  • It has been ranked in the top 20 Engineering Colleges of Tamil Nadu consistently for the past five years.
  • CIT has been ranked 90 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Engineering Ranking of 2020.
  • It has been ranked 151 out of 200 in the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) Overall Ranking of 2020 in India.
  • CIT has been placed at the 17th position in Tamil Nadu in the top 50 Engineering Colleges.
  • CIT was awarded National B-School Award for Outstanding Engineering Institute by Star News.
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology has also received the Best Education Institute in Engineering awarded by the Asian Education Leadership Awards, 2014.
  • CIT has also been awarded the International Socrates Award for Best Enterprise in 2011.

Coimbatore Institute of Technology Courses

CIT has a wide range of courses in engineering and technology. The Institute offers courses in various disciplines for Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Integrated and Ph.D. Research studies. The following table describes the details of the courses offered at the Coimbatore Institute of Technology.

Courses Details
BE Duration: 4 years
Courses Offered: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering.
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 HSC (Academic) or equivalent from a recognized board with the subjects Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry or HSC (vocational subjects) with Engineering or any one of the two among Math, Chemistry and Physics. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC). Candidates with a diploma in the related subjects are also eligible to apply.
B.Tech  Duration: 4 years
Courses Offered: Information Technology and Chemical Engineering
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 HSC (Academic) or equivalent from a recognized board with the subjects Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry or HSC (vocational subjects) with Engineering or any one of the two among Math, Chemistry and Physics. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC). Candidates with a diploma in the related subjects are also eligible to apply.
ME Duration: 2 years
Courses Offered: Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Applied Electronics, Communication Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Science and Engineering, Embedded and Real-Time Systems, Environmental Engineering and Management, Heat Power Engineering and Structural Engineering
Eligibility: Must have passed a Bachelor’s degree in any related field from an institute recognized by the AICTE. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC).
M.Tech  Duration: 2 years
Courses Offered: Nano Science and Technology
Eligibility: Must have passed a Bachelor’s degree in any related field from an institute recognized by the AICTE. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC).
MCA  Duration: Maximum of three years
Courses Offered: Lateral Entry and General
Eligibility: Must have passed a Bachelor’s degree in any related field from an institute recognized by the AICTE. Should have taken Mathematics as an allied or main subject in 10+2. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC).
MSc Integrated  Duration: 5 years
Courses Offered: Nano Science and Technology
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board with the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Business Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics (Category A) or Commerce, Economics, Accountancy and Computer Science (Category B). Should have a score of a minimum aggregate of 75% or above to apply (for candidates not belonging to SC/ ST community).

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology Admission

Admissions for all courses in CIT are made based on the marks secured in the respective Entrance Exams and 10+12 or equivalent qualifying examinations followed by a counseling session. the accepted entrance tests are- JEE Mains, TNEA, CIT-CET, TANCET, GATE, CIT-MSc depending upon the course applied for. 

How to Apply?

  • Before filling the form, students are required to register on the official TNEA website. https://www.tneaonline.org/
  • After the results of the related entrance exams are published, students will receive a rank list based on which counselling will take place. Students can register for counselling on the above mentioned TNEA website.
  • All seats are allotted based on the counselling by the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai, and Anna University for BE/ BTech and ME/ MTech/ MCA programs, respectively.
  • Candidates applying for MSc Integrated courses will have their selection process based on the CIT-MSc Entrance Exam conducted by the Institute, followed by a personal interview for shortlisted candidates. A small fee of INR 1000 is payable for all students applying for MSc.
  • All applying candidates are required to have the following documents handy at the time of application, counselling, and interview.

Documents Required:

  • 10th Certificate and Marksheet
  • 12th / Equivalent Certificate and Marksheet
  • Community Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Certificate of Conduct
  • Entrance Exam Score Card
  • Passport Size Photos

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology Placement

The Placement Cell of CIT functions in a most efficient manner. The cell strives to employ methods that are most effective for students to gain exposure and get selected into companies worldwide. CIT engages its students right from the first day of their final year in activities like mock interviews, career guidance sessions, and workshops to enhance their knowledge about work life. It also has close contacts with various companies that conduct pre-placement presentations and campus interviews. 

Students are given updates about the placement procedure and are kept on notices about the information on the industries visiting the Institute. The college appoints representatives from each department in addition to the coordinating faculty and placement cell members. The placement cell also has a library and communication lab to improve student’s general aptitude and communication skills.

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology Scholarship

  • State Government Scholarship for Backward/ Most Backward and Denotified Community Students from Tamil Nadu – Applicable to students from MBC/ BC/ DNC communities with an annual income of less than INR 2 Lakhs per annum.
  • Adi Dravidar Welfare Higher Education Special Scholarship Students from Tamil Nadu – Students from SC/ ST communities with an annual income of less than INR 2 Lakhs are eligible to apply. Students must take residence in the Hostel only.
  • Teacher’s National Welfare Fund Scholarship (Tamil Nadu) – Applicable to students whose parents are teachers.
  • National Handicapped Finance and Development Scholarship – Differently Abled students with a financial income of less than INR 3 Lakhs per annum with a 50% aggregate score in previous examinations are eligible.
  • Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare Scholarship – Applicable to all children and dependants of ex-servicemen.
  • State Government Scholarship for Deceased Government Servants Children – Applicable to children of Government Servants who die while in service.

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology Facilities

  • Library – Established in 1956, the CIT library is built over an area of 1302 sq. Meter. The library provides a massive range of e-services and is equipped with modern facilities and resources in the form of books, journals, and research papers. The library provides students with access to databases all around the world from which they can access study material to cater to their educational needs.
  • IT Resource, and Maintenance Cell (ITRM) – The ITRM is responsible for managing and catering to any faults in the computers and network connectivity. The ITRM cell has more than 50 machines that are accessible by the students and faculty. It has high-speed internet connectivity and optical fiber connections all around the campus.
  • Sports – CIT has a well-equipped gymnasium, cricket and football ground, and also a 400-meter stadium. The Institute is very enthusiastic about games and organizes and hosts many inter and intra sports meets throughout the academic year.
  • Transport – The Institute provides transportation facilities for all its students. The college has a vast fleet of buses that are segregated into A, B, and C, which each cover a specific area. 
  • Accommodation – CIT offers guaranteed hostel facilities to all first-year students while it is optional for others. The Hostel is walking distance from the main block. The accommodation comes with food and health care facilities. All the rooms in the Hostel are well maintained and air-conditioned.
  • Besides, the campus also has Parking facilities, CCTV cameras, Generators, and Stores.

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Coimbatore Institute of Technology FAQs

Ques. How to apply for the entrance exams accepted by the Coimbatore Institute of Technology?

Ques. Does CIT provide internship opportunities for students?

Ans. CIT does provide internship opportunities for selected courses like the MSc Integrated course. The internship takes place during the 7th and 11th semesters. The dual placement puts the students in a way advanced sphere where they have the experience and insight required to face the corporate world. Some of the companies students frequently intern for are Amazon, AMD, Aricent, IBM, Oracle, Multicore Ware, and TATA consultancy services.

Ques. What are the companies that students get placed through campus interviews in CIT?

Ans.
  • Informatica – MSc Integrated
  • Vedanta Ltd. – Civil Engineering
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. – Applied Electronics
  • Text and Verification Solution – Embedded and Real-Time Solutions
  • L&T Infotech – Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • DE Shaw and Co – Chemical Engineering
  • Renault Nissan – Chemical Engineering
  • AthenaHealth – Computer Applications

Coimbatore Institute of Technology has a 97% placement rate with a maximum package of INR 15 Lakhs per annum.

Ques. Who are the notable alumni of the Coimbatore Institute of Technology?

Ans.
  •  Natarajan Chandrasekaran – Natarajan Chandrasekaran is an Indian Businessman who was the chairman of Tata Sons. He was the chief operating officer and executive director of Tata Consultancy Services and, in 2009, came to be the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Subbiah Arunan – Subbiah Arunan is an Indian Scientist known for his role in the Mars Orbiter Mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for which he was awarded the Padma Shri Award.
  • Ramesh Prasad - Akkineni Ramesh Prasad is an Indian businessman, film producer, chairman, and Head of Prasad Studios, Prasad Art Pictures, Prasad’s IMAX and L V Prasad Eye Institute founded by his father L. V. Prasad. He has also served as the president of the Film Federation of India during 1988-89.
  • Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan – Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan is an Indian aerospace and computer scientist. He is also a Padma Shri awardee and is presently a professor of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Supercomputer Education Research Centre of the Indian Institute of Science.

Ques. Does CIT offer any financial aid or scholarship for students from other states of India?

Ans.
  • Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir – Applicable to all students from Jammu and Kashmir from families with an income of less than INR 6 Lakhs per annum.
  • Government of Arunachal Pradesh Scholarship - Applicable to all students from Arunachal Pradesh from families with an income of less than INR 2.5 Lakhs per annum.