National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) is located in the city of Kozhikode (Calicut) in Kerala. The University is a centrally funded technical University established by an Act of the Indian Parliament (Act 29 of 2007). The University was formally known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC). NIT Calicut is situated at the foothills of Western Ghats, 22kms from north-east of Calicut City. The University is a Technical Institute of national importance set up to develop high quality technical education and personnel with a sound footing on basic engineering principles, managerial and technical skills, innovative research capabilities, and exemplary professional conduct to lead and use technology for the progress of mankind, adapting themselves to changing technological environment with highest ethical values as the inner strength. The University has a vision to have International standing of highest caliber. In 2007 NIT Calicut raised its annual intake for its undergraduate program to 570.