The Institute Of Road and Transport Technology (IRTT) was established in the year 1984. It is run by All Transport Corporations of Government of TamilNadu. The Institute is located in a sprawling lush green campus of 350 acres. It provides a congenial atmosphere for Technical Education. It is 15 km from Erode Railway Station and Half a km from the NH-47 between Bhavani and Chithode. The Institute offers 7 Under Graduate Degree courses in Engineering in various disciplines and 3 post graduate courses M.E Structural Engineering,M.E Computer Science & Engineering and Master of Computer Applications. The Institute has excellent infrastructure, well-equipped laboratories, library and highly qualified faculty members. The Institute is well known for its technical excellence, modern facilities, good performance track record and resourcefulness.
The Transportion Engineering branch was renamed as Civil Engineering in 1990-91. The Computer Technology and Informatics branch was renamed as Computer Science and Engineering in 1995 and the intake was increased to 45 and subsequently to 60. The Electronic and Communication Engineering branch was Started in 1986-87 with an intake of 30, which was subsequently increased to 45 in 1992-93 and later on to 60. The Electrical and Electronics Engineering branch was started in 1994-95 and the Information Technology branch in 2002-03 with an intake of 30 and subsequently increased to 60 in 2000-01. M.E.(Structrual Engineering) was started in 2003-04 with a sanctioned intake of 18. The intake in Civil and Automobile Engineering Branches has been increased from 18 to 24 from the academic year 2014-15 with an intake of 24 students and M.E(Structural Engineering) has been increased to 30. A new post graduate course was started from the academic year 2014-15 with the intake of 24 students.
The Institue was affilated to Bharathiyar University,Coimbatore at the begining.In the year 200-01, the institue was affilated to Anna University,Chennai.From 2007-08, it was affilated to Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore. The institute has been designated as a Zonal Center by the University from 2008-09. Presently, the institute is affilated to Anna University,Chennai. Presently, the institute is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.