The National Institute of Technology Calicut is a federally funded technical university and an institute of national importance governed by an act passed by the Parliament of India. NITC campus is situated 22 km north-east of Kozhikode (Calicut) city on the Calicut – Mukkam road. It was established in 1961 and was known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC) until 2002. NITC is one of the National Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India for imparting technical education to students from all over the country. NITC is among the very few institutions in the country to host a Supercomputer of its own.