Noorul Islam University

Noorul Islam University
Former name
Noorul Islam College of Engineering
Motto Equitable Access,Success & Quality
Type Deemed University
Established 2008
Chancellor Dr A. P. Majeed Khan
Vice-Chancellor Dr R Perumalsamy
Students 45000
Undergraduates 25000
Postgraduates 5000
Location Kumarakovil, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Sub urban, 300 acres
Affiliations UGC, AICTE

Noorul Islam University (Malayalam: നൂറുൽ ഇസ്ലാം യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി, Tamil: நூருல் இஸ்லாமியம் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) also Called as NI University, formerly Noorul Islam College of Engineering, is a private co-educational university located in Kumarakovil, Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District Tamil Nadu, India. The Institution was founded in 1989 by Dr.A.P.Majeed Khan and it has now been declared as a [1]Deemed University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India at 8 December 2008. The University is now run by Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education(NICHE) Society.

University status

The university is approved by the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has been given an overall 'A' Grade by NAAC. According to National Institutional Ranking Framework Ranking Noorul Islam University was in 75th Place As of 2016 Ranking [2] among 754 universities in India.

Academia and research


The university follows an entrance exam based system of admission and an interview based admission where academically challenged students can join the University. A yearly entrance exam, Noorul Islam Entrance Exam, is conducted. The admissions from this exam are decided based on merit.

Academic organisation and accreditation

The Institution is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Institution Noorul Islam university has consolidated different disciplines into seven Schools of Excellence University's programmes are recognised by a range of accreditation boards including International Accreditation Organization (IAO), USA, NBA, New Delhi and Institute of Engineers (India). The Institution is recognised as SIRO of DST,Govt.of India in 2008. Accreditation of all eligible programs by NBA, AICTE. Popularization of science award to the Institution by the Government of Tamil Nadu 2002. Award of Patent for the new innovation AVID, (Artificial Visual Implant Device) patented in the name of NICE up to 2024. Listed under section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956[3] - (F. 8-123/2006 (CPP-I))


The Noorul Islam University is located on the rocky face of velimalai,the exact place is kumaracoil, a part of Western Ghat hills. Padmanabhapuram, the capital of erstwhile Travancore is only 4.9 km away. Not too far, at 4 km distance is the Thuckalay Town.NICE is only a vocal-distance from the famous Lord Velmuruga Temple at Kumaracoil. It is only 15 km distance from Nagercoil, the district headquarters of Kanyakumari and 1.5 km from the NH-47. The Women's hostel is present inside the university campus whereas the Men's Hostel and The football ground are present outside the compound but near to it. The University encourages activities of sporting by providing basketball courts, tennis courts, and a football ground. The college has a networked campus in which all the departments are interconnected using optical fibre network to implement information sharing, communication, application access and internet connection sharing through VSAT. Full Wifi in college Campus and in both hostel. A satellite station is provided and the facilities of video conferencing is also available. There is an auditorium at the top of the campus premises named 'Hill-Top Auditorium'

Departments in NIU

Software Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, CSE, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Marine Engineering, Biomedical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Nano Technology, M.B.A, M.C.A, Science and Humanities, Aircraft maintenance Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Fire technology and Safety Engineering.

NIU Aeroclub

NIU Aeroclub was started in the year 2011, with the motto to enhance interest and practical knowledge in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering.It regularly organises Aeromodelling workshops,guest lectures,Video conferencing with Eminent Scientists.Also it conducts various technical events in Aviators - Annual Tech Symposium of Aeronautical Engineering.

Institutions/Organisations under Noorul Islam Educational Trust


Noorul Islam University (NIU) launched up its own satellite with ISRO help. The Rs.5-crore satellite will be used for agricultural applications and also facilitate higher education. The satellite fabrication would be done under the watchful guidance of 18 former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) employees who now work at the Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education.


  1. UGC Approval Letter.
  2. Indian Universitys Ranking.
  3. "UGC Act-1956" (PDF). Secretary, University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2016.

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