National Institute of Technology Puducherry is an autonomous public technical and research university located in the city of Karaikal in Union Territory of Puducherry and is a coastal enclave in the basin of river Kaveri within the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu.

NIT Puducherry is one of the ten NITs, sanctioned by the Government of India in 2009, as part of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007–2012). The institute was mentored by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli in the initial years.

The campus spans around 258 acres (1.04 km2) of lush green land in the suburban villages of Poovam and Thiruvettakudy of the city of Karaikal in the Union territory of Puducherry.