The Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) is an autonomous public institute for engineering situated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 1956 by Professor P. R. Ramakrishnan, under the aegis of V. Rangaswamy Naidu Educational Trust with the motive of imparting knowledge in science, engineering and technology, CIT is aided by the government and is affiliated with the Anna University. CIT attained autonomy in 1987 and is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). CIT offers 9 under-graduate academic programs and 12 post graduate academic programs, along with M.S. and Ph.D. research programs. In 1961, the CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College took off offering 6 engineering diploma programs in different engineering fields. The Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich) and Mechanical Engineering diploma courses have been accredited by the NBA. The institute boasts a dedicated placement cell and eminent recruiters including Marico India, CISCO, Dr. Reddy’s, Apollo Tyres, and Sriram EPC among others, visit the campus each year offering about 800 jobs. CIT has been consistently ranked among the top 20 engineering colleges in India by various education surveys conducted annually.
CIT is sited on a 25.4 acre campus, with 40,000 sq. m built up space dedicated to academic, administrative, and co-curricular activities. The institute is fully-equippedwith modern equipment of international standards. The laboratories in the campus can be spotted as red buildings and there is a separate block for libraries. CIT boasts a hi-tech auditorium, a guest house, cafeteria, residential blocks, gymnasium, sports, recreational facilities and a bank. Considering sports as a fundamental need of students, the campus houses facilities for outdoor and indoor sports such as basketball, cricket, football, hockey, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, and carom. The library at CIT features an exhaustive collection of books and journals, of about 59,000 volumes. Electronic resources like e-journals, databases, datasets and e-books are also accessible.
CIT has a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to offer, in addition to noted research programs in Engineering and Technology. Besides full time programs in various branches of engineering, evening part time programs in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering are also offered. Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E.) offered are: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering Electronics & Communication Engineering Computer Science & Engineering Chemical Engineering Information Technology UG Science programs: B.Sc. - Computer Technology B.Sc. - Information Technology Post Graduate Courses available at CIT are: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering Electronics & Communication Engineering Chemical Engineering M Sc Computer Technology M Sc Software Engineering CIT offers the following research programs: Doctor of Philosophy Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemistry Electrical & Electronics Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Physics M.S. Programs: Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering As an autonomous organization, the courses offered by CIT meet the needs of the industry and lay a strong basic foundation for its students. Also, the course material and syllabi is revised periodically with changing technological and industrial requirements.
Admissions at CIT are carried out according to rules prescribed by the Tamil Nadu Government, and the TANCET exams. Minimum eligibility for admission is 10+2 examinations pass with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, in addition to one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology. Fees: Annual tuition fee for undergraduate government-aided course (B.Tech/B.E) is Rs 18,250, and un-aided course is Rs 51,080. PG course (M.Tech/M.E.) fee is about Rs 1,27,760 per year and M.Sc course fee is about 62,590 per year. More details on the fee structure can be obtained by contacting the institute.
CIT was conferred the ‘STAR NEWS National B-School Awards 2011 for OutstandingEngineering Institute’. CIT has been consistently ranked among the top 20 engineering colleges in India by various education surveys conducted annually.
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