National Institute of Technology Calicut is located about 22 kilometers North-East of the Calicut City. NIT was set up by an Act of Parliament (Act 29 of 2007) which received the approval of the President of India on 5th June 2007. The Institute was Established in 1961 and since then runs on Non - profitable basis as per the provision Act. NIT Calicut offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. courses. Admission to NIT Calicut will be on the basis of Entrance Exams – JEE Main, GATE, JAM, NIMCET, CAT and MAT.
There are various Courses offered by NIT Calicut at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research level namely, B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Tech., M.Sc., MCA, MBA and Ph.D.
Admission to the B.Tech and B.Arch. program is on the basis of marks acquired by the candidate in 12th (Science Stream) or equivalent from a recognized University. Selection of candidates will be on the basis of marks in JEE Main. Final selection to the program is based on the allocation of seats through JoSSA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority).
JEE Main is a three-hour duration exam that consists of Objective Type and Drawing Aptitude type questions. JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 covers 3 subjects viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. While JEE Main Paper 2 comprises 3 sections- Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test.
NIT Calicut offers twenty-four specializations under M.Tech Program and two each specialization under M.Plan and M.Sc. program. Applicant must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in their relevant stream with minimum 60% marks aggregate. Selection to the programs will be made on the basis of GATE/ JAM score acquired by the candidate. Final selection to the program will be made by GATE CCMT Counselling (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/ M.Plan).
GATE is a national level test for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/ Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. The national level examination is a three-hour computer-based test with 65 questions that are further divided into two types - Objective and Numerical.
The University offers MCA and MBA program at the Postgraduate level. Candidates applying to these courses must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institute/University. Those applying to MCA program must hold a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 60%(Mathematics in 12th is Mandatory) whereas candidates applying to MBA program must hold a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 55% marks. Students will be selected for MCA program on the basis of marks in NIMCET exam and for MBA program on the basis of ranks in CAT/ MAT exam.
NIT Calicut also offers research programs under ten specializations. The selection of candidates is done on the basis of the written test and/ or personal interview, Applicant must have a valid Master’s degree with minimum 60% in a relevant discipline from a recognized University.
NIT Calicut offers Placements to candidates on the basis of the marks acquired consistently over the years in their respective course.
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