Regional Engineering College, CalicutCalicut Regional Engineering College
(CREC), now known as National Institute of Technology Calicut, was formed in September 1961 as the ninth of its kind and the first one to be established during the Third Five Year Plan period by the government of India
. There are seventeen National Institutes of Technology/Regional Engineering Colleges located at different parts of India
. They have been established for fostering national integration by imparting technical education to students from all over India.