Institute of Road and Transport Technology is a premier engineering institution run by the Transport Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is located in Erode, Tamil Nadu. The institute is affiliated to the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education. The Institute, with its excellent infrastructural facilities, well equipped laboratories and highly teachers, is rated as one of the premier institutes imparting engineering education.
This is the only institute in the state offering a four year B.E degree course in Automobile Engineering with eminent faculties to guide the students. Graduates are trained in the areas of production, design, service and maintenance of automobiles. Other undergraduate courses offered are: Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. A postgraduate program in Computer Applications is also offered. The students of various departments regularly participate in projects like "Road
Traffic Noise in developing cities - Assessment and Prediction", "Development of Horizontally opposed piston two stroke stratified charge engine", and "Multiprocessing using 8088 CPU".
The students of the institute have been securing university ranks regularly. Scores such as 90 percentile are commonly seen for the students in the GATE examinations, at times reaching as high as 98.6 percentile. This is partly because of the efforts of the professionally qualified teachers and well experienced technicians. The students are prepared for the industrial environment from the very beginning. The range of equipments available caters to the needs of the students to work in diverse fields.