The NIT Calicut campus is one of the best campuses in the country. The NIT Calicut campus holds all the major facilities with the state of the art infrastructure. The NITC campus also has some of the best facilities for research work.
The major attraction of the NIT Calicut campus is the extra-curricular activities. Sports is an integral part of life at NITC. The NITC sports teams are picked, trained and exposed to various levels of tournaments, namely district, state, invitation, interuniversity, inter-NIT and so on. One of the biggest highlights of the NIT Calicut campus is the central library. The NITC central library is home to more than 1 lakh books and 193 international and national journals. The central library of the institute also has the NALANDA Digital Library. The NITC library is fully air-conditioned with sufficient computer terminals.
The NITC campus has 15 hostels at present, out of which 13 hostels are for male students and 2 are for female students. Each hostel has an attached dining hall, with different cuisine being offered in different hostels. All hostels have a reading room / common room/ mess and internet facility. Some of the other facilities at the NIT Calicut campus include ATM facility, post office, medical centre, canteen and co-operative bank.
There are 11 hostels and few flats for men and two hostels for women. The total capacity of all hostels and flats currently available is more than 6000. There is a separate hostel- international hostel for guest accommodation. One more mega hostel for boys is being constructed to avoid the crowd in the rooms.
All the hostels have Common room and Recreational centre where newspapers, magazines, TV’s and indoor sports/games facilities are available. Guest room facilities are available in each hostel for the relatives/guests of hostel inmates on chargeable basis. Free twenty four hour internet and computational facilities are available in almost all hostels; it is getting extended to other hostels too.
Twenty four hour water and electricity (with DG power back up) is part of the all the hostels. Mini canteen,milma, amul kiosks, DTP centre, co-operative stores, Text book centre, are functioning in Students Amenity Centre.Two Power laundries are also functioning in the hostels
The ladies hostel has the following facilities like ladies gym, stitching and tailoring centre, hostel library, fitness parlour, indoor sports centre, DTP centre, Ice cream shop, extension of co-operative store. A night canteen and an amul kiosk also function in Ladies Hostel as well.
There are 11 messes serving food with wide varieties of menu, associated with men's hostels out of which, C mess is south Indian vegetarian and B mess is north Indian vegetarian and 4 messes in ladies hostel catering demands of students from all over India. All the students except first year boys are allowed to join any of the messes. However, dining from any one of the messes within the hostel premises is compulsory for the inmates.Failing which lead to fine (an amount equivalent to 22 days mess charges). Apart from the main messes, night messes are working which are operating up to midnight enabling students to take tiffin and snacks during their overnight studies.