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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology


Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, named after the late Prime Minister Sri Rajiv Gandhi, run by the Government of Kerala, started functioning in 1991.



The central library housed in a star shaped multi storied building with a plinth area of over 822 sq. mts. It is fully computerized with facilities like online referencing, reservation system etc. The library has separate lending and reference sections with a vast area of titles under all disciplines.A book bank section is also functioning under a separate government scheme for the benefit of the SC/ST students alone. Library access is available to all the students and staff of this college during working hours.

The journal section subscribes major technical periodicals and foreign journals. Central library has access to the E –Resources of IEEE Xplore Digital Library (IEL online Level 2), ASCE Journals, ASME Journals, Elsevier Science Direct Journals,and Ebsco-Art and Architecture complete database. 2030 E-books are also available.

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Apart from sufficient computing facilities in each department, a central computing facility is functioning in the administrative block. If houses sufficient number of terminals on LAN and standalone PCs. Computer centre has a pool of software like Matlab, Stad Pro etc., and it is responsible for maintaining intranet in the campus. Computer centre also facilitates an interactive terminal of EDUSAT.


RIT has two ladies hostels and one men’s hostel with an intake of 280 and 107, respectively. Apart from this, RIT runs a separate P.G. hostel in the campus. Procedure for hostel admission is as per the institute norms. The students under the supervision of Warden run the mess in hostels. The students and other activities in the hostels are under the supervision of a Warden.

All residents of college hostels have to strictly obey the following rules.


There are seven buses operating on a regular basis. Two buses operate to Kottayam town, and two buses to Changanacherry (via Karukachal & via Njaliyakuzhy), one bus to Ettumanoor (via Kottayam), one bus to Pala and one bus to Kanjirappally.


A canteen is functioning in the college for staff and students. It is located near the three departments and Workshop building. Separate dining spaces for staff and students, ergonomic seating arrangements, clean and hygienic food at affordable prices are noteworthy.


A cafeteria is run for the students, staff, and visitors. It is located near the administrative block. PTA constructed the building and the dining space for this purpose.


A mini-auditorium is available near the workshop building for academic or nonacademic activities of the college.


Conference hall adjacent to Principal's chamber is equipped with overhead projector, slide projector, LCD projector, amplifiers etc. for conducting conferences and short-term programmes. Apart from seminar halls in individual departments, career guidance and placement cell maintains a seminar hall in the administrative block.


Co-operative Society No. K943 functioning from 1997 onwards in the ground floor of administrative block. A co-operative store under this society is catering to the needs of the students and staff of this institution. The store located in the ground floor of administrative block supplies textbooks, work records, drawing instruments and other stationery articles needed for the students and staff.


RIT offers all round development of students give by giving importance to physical education. The department functions in a three-storied building where the ground floor has a well equipped gym and fitness center with motorized electronic equipments, free weight and multi gym that are being used by students from 6.00 - 8.00 in the morning and 4.30-6.30 in the evening. The first floor consists of Table Tennis hall and the second floor is utilized for chess and caroms. Students in their leisure time during college working hours are permitted to practice these games. The well-built basketball, volleyball and football court are being used after class hours.

Physical education is a learning experience that offers a unique opportunity for problem solving, self-expression and socialization. Sports is in fact a way of life for the students conscious of health, fitness and those looking for professional star status. A well implemented, comprehensive Physical Education programme is an essential component for the growth of both mind and body.

The Department of Physical Education, RIT includes activitieslike Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Cricket,Handball, Football, Chess, Throw ball, Athletics etc.The Department of Physical Education is going tomodernize thefitness center in the near future separately for both men andwomen with new fitness equipments.The Department of Physical Education, RIT also organizes Intramural activities. Extramural activities, coaching for Various games and training for elite sports competitions.