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|Motto||'भूतये प्रभवतु सान्केतिक्विद्या|
|Type||Education and Research Institution|
|Principal||Dr. Satheesh Kumar|
|Campus||87 acres (0.35 km2) (35 ha)|
|Affiliations||Mahatma Gandhi University, AICTE, KTU|
|Sports||Volleyball, Basketball, Track and field, Table Tennis, Badminton, Football, Cricket|
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam (RIT) is a government engineering college owned and operated by the Government of Kerala. Located 14 km from Kottayam near Pampady, the institute was founded in 1991 by the Government of Kerala with a view of making it a centre of postgraduate and research studies. It was named after Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India.
The Institute offers three year master's degree in Computer Applications from 2001 onwards. The Department is currently functioning in the Electronics block. The Department has a well-equipped networked computer laboratory with latest computer systems and software packages, which enable the students to meet the challenges of the IT industry.
The Commissionerate of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala is conducting Entrance Examinations for admission to MCA which is made through a Single Window System of the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP).
The institute is one of the few technical institutions in South India which admits undergraduate students only on the basis of merit, through an engineering entrance examination conducted by the government of Kerala.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology hosts National Conference on Recent Innovations in Technology (NCRIT) which aims at providing a common platform for professionals, academicians, researchers, and industrialists together to share their knowledge and ideas for achieving focused developments and advancements in engineering and management, through technical paper presentations and panel discussions. The topics for the conference are chosen based on the thrust areas of research in academia and in industry.NCRIT 2009 was held on 28 March 2009. NCRIT 2010 was held on 4 March 2010.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology hosted International Conference on Recent Innovations in Technology (ICRIT) from 2011. ICRIT 2011 was held during February 2011 and ICRIT 2012 during 12–14 January 2012.
RIT in association with The Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD), Government of Kerala, is part of the organizing team of National Technological Congress (NATCON). The conference is designed to boost research activities in engineering colleges. It will also be a platform for talented academicians, students scientists to share their experiences and knowledge. The third edition of the NATCON will be held on 17–19 January 2013.
Ritu is the name of annual techno-cultural fest of RIT. The event consists of a wide variety of programmes and competitions in technical and cultural field. Ritu is one of the tech-fests in Kerala having large number of footfalls.
Several departments organize department festivals.
|Fest name(Names As of 2016)||Department|
|Ensemble||Computer Science and Engineering|
|Vidyuth (Previously: Eniac)||Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|Prominence (Previously :Echo)||Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|Chakra (Previously :Mechnova)||Mechanical Engineering|
|Ad Astra||Computer Applications|
Keli is the name of an annual arts festival conducted at RIT. The event is a colourful exhibition of diverse talents possessed by the students of RIT. The event is made competitive by grouping the entire college into 5 groups each named as part of a traditional piece of art, Sruthi, Noopura, Pallavi, Surabhi and Thillana.
Aaravam is the name of the annual Sports festival organised at RIT.
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