Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education – comprising of Noorul Islam College of Engineering as its constituent teaching unit has been declared as a Deemed-to-be-University by Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education), Government of India under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, on the advice of UGC, vide Notification No.F.9-51/2004-U.3 dated 8th December 2008. The University is run by the Noorul Islam Center for Higher Education (NICHE) Society with Janab Dr. A.P. Majeed Khan as President of the Society, NICHE and the Chancellor of the University, NICHE.
The University campus at Kumaracoil, Thuckalay in Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu is in the serene and lush green base of Velimalai, a spectacular part of Western Ghat Hills near the historically famous Padmanabhapuram Palace. It is only 1.5 km interior towards the foothills of the mountains from Kumaracoil Junction on the Kanyakumari Thiruvanthapuram National Highway (NH-47)-about 30 km from Kanyakumari and 60 km from Trivandrum, the capital city of the state of Kerala.
Noorul Islam College of Engineering, the constituent teaching unit of Noorul Islam University was established in the year 1989-90, with the approval of All India Council for Technical Education and started offering two engineering courses, namely, B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering and B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering with 40 students in each course. Since then the college has registered continuous growth in academic activities by offering more and new Engineering and Technology courses with development of required infrastructure facilities such as building, library, faculty, computers and relevant latest software and peripherals, equipment etc.
The educational institution – Noorul Islam College of Engineering - established with a humble beginning in the year 1989 with two undergraduate engineering programs with an intake capacity of 80 students, has now metamorphosed itself into one of the great and best educational institutions in southern part of India.
The Noorul Islam College of Engineering, now, having attained the status of University, its responsibilities have become manifold and vision broadened and mission lengthened. The challenge that we have at hand now is the challenge of transforming the engineering education systems of India into a system of nurturing world-class quality in the human capital development side by side with the development of intellectual and knowledge capital to support the country's march towards economic and Industrial progress and development. Consistently commendable performance, constant endeavors to promote research and innovation, earnest efforts to foster linkages with the industry and community, imparting expertise in essential areas and achieving excellence are the hallmarks of a university. The Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, besides achieving these hallmarks will also strive its best to realize its avowed ambition of reaching greater heights and putting higher and technical education on the right path and thereby accelerate the economic and industrial growth and progress of our nation.