Educational Institute: The sculpture represents the form of an Indian lamp to symbolize that the institution imparts knowledge just like the lamp radiates light.
Research Institute: Arcs of steel epitomize strength as well as dynamism. Each arc represents an orbiting electron. The collection of arcs positioned at angles mimic a galaxy with faster rotating center. The arcs give the illusion of the sculpture rotating in an attempt to display the striking patterns of the universe.
Center of Excellence: The base is a partially buried granite hemisphere with an engraved world map with India, and Calicut in the center. This symbolizes of NIT Calicut’s journey in Academics, R&D and as a centre of excellence for the past five decades.
Center of Innovation: The base has a slightly curved face denoting earth’s curvature as seen by an explorer, suggesting that cutting edge research and innovation means looking beyond the horizon.
Circle of life: The NITC campus is one of the greenest and cleanest in the country, preserved it of the last 50 years. The circle shape, suggests man’s connection with nature and proclaims the need for sustainable technological development; important for the next 50 years.