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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (Government Engineering College)
Other name
Motto'भूतये प्रभवतु सान्केतिक्विद्या
TypeEducation and Research Institution
PrincipalDr. Satheesh Kumar
Academic staff
Location, ,
9°33′54″N 76°37′5″E / 9.56500°N 76.61806°E / 9.56500; 76.61806
Campus87 acres (0.35 km2) (35 ha)
AffiliationsMahatma Gandhi University, AICTE, KTU
SportsVolleyball, 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.

Academic programmes

Undergraduate programmes

Regular ( B.Tech )

Front view of RIT Administrative Block.

Postgraduate programme

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Computer Applications

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).

Masters in Technology (M.Tech)

  • Civil Engineering
    • Transportation Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Industrial Drives & Control
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Advanced Communication & Information Systems
    • Advanced Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Computer Science and Engineering

Ph.D Programme

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering


Mechanical Department.

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.

Usually admissions to the postgraduate courses in engineering are made through the GATE (graduate aptitude test in engineering), with separate entrance tests for admissions to the MCA course.

Other academic activities


Fluid Mechanics Laboratory.

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.[1] NCRIT 2010 was held on 4 March 2010.[2]

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.[3]


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.[4]

Student Organisations

Student activities


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.

Department festivals

Keli 12 logo.
Keli 12 logo.

Several departments organize department festivals.

Fest name(Names As of 2016) Department
Vastheya Civil Engineering
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.


Front view of RIT College Canteen.
  • Road: There are bus services to Kottayam from almost all major cities in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The college is at Nedumkuzhy on the KK road (NH 220). The private and KSRTC bus stations are situated 14 km away. The KSRTC conducts bus service, from Kottayam to Kumily in every 20 minutes, which can be availed to travel to the college
  • Rail: College is located 14 km from Kottayam Railway station.
  • Air: The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery, Kochi, which is 89 km from Kottayam.
  • Within Kottayam: The college can be reached from KSRTC stand, private bus stand and Sasthry Road by taking buses to Pampady, Ponkunnam, Kumali, Kanjirappally and disembarking at Nedumkuzhy bus stop. The college is 1 km from the bus stop. The college can be reached from Kottayam railway station by taking buses from Logos Junction. Autorikshaws are available at Nedumkuzhy. The college is connected to tourist centres in the High Ranges like Kuttikkanam(60 km), Thekkady (96 km), Kumily(97 km), Peermade(70 km) Parunthumpara(72 km), Kattappana (101 km), Nedumkandam(118 km), Chemmannar(137 km), Cumbummettu (119 km), Thookkupalam (116 km)etc.



  1. ^ NCRIT Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ NCRIT 2010 Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ NATCON Archived 2013-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, RIT brings NATCON.

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