About Us

Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre

Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre (NCERC) is a leading engineering college in Kerala, renowned for its academic excellence, industry-focused education, and commitment to student success. NCERC is affiliated with the Kerala State APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and is proud to have been conferred with autonomous status by the UGC. At NCERC, we take pride in our academic curriculum, which is carefully crafted to meet the highest standards and is constantly updated to keep pace with the latest developments in the field of engineering. Our institution is committed to providing an excellent teaching pedagogy and innovative evaluation methods, ensuring that our students receive a world-class education that prepares them for successful careers in engineering.

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We are pleased to announce that NCERC is an NBA accredited engineering college in Palakkad, Kerala, recognized for maintaining the highest quality standards in engineering education. Our institution has also been recognized as one of the best NBA accredited colleges in Kerala, further solidifying our reputation for excellence in engineering education. NCERC is proud to be a UGC approved college in Kerala, and is recognized as one of the top UGC approved colleges in the state. With a focus on academic excellence, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to nurturing future engineering leaders, NCERC stands as one of the top NAAC 'A' accredited engineering colleges in Kerala. We are also an AICTE approved college in Kerala, ensuring that our engineering programs meet the rigorous standards set by the All India Council for Technical Education. Our institution is dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching environment for students to excel in their academic pursuits and beyond.

Our Achievements


Since 2002


Students 3000+


Alumni 1000+


Scholarship 10000+



NAAC "A" Accreditation

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to assess and accredit higher education institutions in India. NAAC accreditation is a prestigious recognition that signifies an institution's overall quality and effectiveness. NCERC’s NAAC "A" accreditation is a reflection of our dedication to academic excellence, student support, and continuous improvement. To achieve NAAC accreditation, an institution must undergo a rigorous evaluation process that assesses various aspects of its operations, including:

  • Teaching-learning process
  • Research and innovation
  • Infrastructure and facilities
  • Governance and management practices

NAAC accreditation is a voluntary process, but it is highly regarded by students, parents, and employers. It is a mark of quality and excellence, and it signifies that an institution is committed to providing a well-rounded and transformative educational experience.

Autonomous Institution Affiliated to APJAKTU

As an autonomous institution affiliated with the prestigious A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University (APJAKTU), Nehru College of Engineering & Research Centre (NCERC) enjoys the best of both worlds. Our autonomy grants us the freedom to design innovative programs and adapt to the evolving needs of the industry. At the same time, our affiliation with APJAKTU ensures that we maintain high academic standards, have access to a wide range of programs, and benefit from the university's strong industry collaborations and quality assurance processes. This empowers NCERC to provide our students with a transformative educational experience and to prepare them for successful careers in the engineering field.

AICTE Approval

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a statutory body established by the Government of India to regulate technical education in the country. AICTE approval signifies that an institution has met the minimum standards and guidelines set by the council for offering technical education programs. NCERC's AICTE approval is a testament to our commitment to providing quality technical education and adhering to the highest standards in teaching, infrastructure, and curriculum. AICTE approval is essential for any institution that wishes to offer technical education programs in India. It ensures that students receive quality education and that the institution meets the minimum standards required for producing competent engineers.

NBA Accreditation

The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) is an autonomous body established by the Government of India to assess and accredit engineering programs in the country. NBA accreditation signifies that an engineering program has met the highest standards of quality and rigor. NCERC's commitment to academic excellence and industry relevance is evident in the NBA accreditation of its Mechatronics and Computer Science engineering programs.

ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 is an international quality management standard that ensures that an organization consistently provides products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. NCERC's ISO 9001 certification signifies that we have a robust quality management system in place and that we are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations.

Why We Are Different



  • To build a center of excellence in higher education and research and to train students in advanced technologies in Mechanical, Automobile, Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering.
  • To provide students with comprehensive knowledge of principles of engineering with a multidisciplinary approach that is challenging.
  • To create an intellectually stimulating environment for research, scholarship, creativity, innovation and professional activity, besides exposing our students to the challenges of the industrial world.

Vision & Mission

  • Vision : To mould true citizens who are millennium leaders and catalysts of change through excellence in education.
  • Mission : NCERC is committed to transform itself into a center of excellence in Learning and Research in Engineering and Frontier Technology and to impart quality education to mould technically competent citizens with moral integrity, social commitment and ethical values. We intend to facilitate our students to assimilate the latest technological know-how and to imbibe discipline, culture and spiritually, and to mould them in to technological giants, dedicated research scientists and intellectual leaders of the country who can spread the beams of light and happiness among the poor and the underprivileged.


  • To mould technically competent engineering professionals who can pioneer a social transformation for a brighter world.
  • To facilitate research and learning by maintaining an ambience conducive to academic pursuits.
  • To develop Industry – Institute Interaction to expose the students to the challenges of the industrial world and equip them with practical knowledge besides classroom and laboratory learning.

Strategic Plan

The road map for the institution gives a clear and transparent direction for the growth of the institution. The next five years is a crucial period in the college’s growth. The following are the strategic steps to be taken to in order to grab the opportunities:

  • To create Excellence Centers in Research, Entrepreneurship, Management and Technology.
  • To create right ambience for operation of the above Center of Excellences.
  • To increase Industry interaction and Consultancy services.
  • To create the most sought after destination for the best teachers by establishing proper faculty training excellence center and perfect environment for growth of teachers.
  • To create a system which offers the best learning platform for students by incorporating academic, sports, arts and other extracurricular activities together in students campus life.
  • To create an online database of subjects thought in class-rooms.
  • To create practical facilities for students and faculties that creates innovative and creative products and services for the society.

The institution has a clear strategic plan which guides all the activities of the institution. The strategic plan has been created to achieve the Vision and Mission created by the stakeholders. All departments devise their plans of their programs and activity. Regular department meetings are held to device day to day and strategic plans of the department. These plans are approved by the Principal of the institution and are implemented.

One such implementation of a strategic decision is the establishing of the Internet of things (IOT) lab in the campus. The Entrepreneurship cell, Management and Principal worked together to drive and implement the processes of establishing an IOT lab in the institution. The research and development cell of Nehru group of institutions organized Technology based entrepreneurship development program on Internet of things in the year 2019 at NCERC which culminated in establishing the IOT lab. This IOT lab was sponsored by National science and technology entrepreneurship development board (NSTEDB) New Delhi and Entrepreneurship development institution of India. Students can make use of the lab to do projects in Raspberry Pi and ARDUINO. Both theoretical and practical training are given to students in these areas in the IOT lab.

The objectives of IOT lab.

  • To gain knowledge about Arduino and raspberry pi.
  • To implement real time problems and analyze it practically.
  • To study automation on various instruments.
  • To understand the cloud data management using pi.
  • To understand the real time monitoring of various equipments.

IOT lab details

It is located the Aryabhatta block (main block).It has the following facilities

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Uno R3 Arduino Compatible Board
  • Bread Board – 840 Pin (GL-12)
  • Sensors
  • Other accessories.

The Entrepreneurship cell is funded and lot of activities are conducted like

  • Three days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp was held at Nehru college of Engineering and Research Centre on 26th,27th, and 29th September 2018.
  • Three days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp 2 was held at Nehru college of Engineering and Research Centre on 10th,11th, and 12th October 2018.
  • A one day workshop on “Intellectual Property rights – Creative Thinking and Innovation – an insight”, conducted by Dr. Vinod .V, Professor, Mechanical Department, NSS college of Engineering, Palakkad on 10th January 2019.
  • Three days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp was held at Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre on 29th, 30th, and 31st January 2019.