National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka  (NITK)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal is one of India’s leading research and teaching institution. Established in 1960 as Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, the Institute was declared as a Deemed to be University on June 26, 2002,and as an Institute of National Importance on August 15, 2007 and is currently governed by National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 and rules laid down by Ministry of Human Resource Development.


History of National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka , Surathkal is located in Mangalore City, Karnataka State, India. The Institute was established as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) in 1960, and upgraded as National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) in 2002.

Mangalore is the headquarters of the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada, and boasts an important centre of education, business and trade in the state. Sri. U. Srinivasa Mallya, a visionary and a philanthropist, contributed immensely to the development of the coastal region of Karnataka, and his effort towards establishment of KREC (now NITK) is the most significant one. In recognition of his role as the founder and architect of the institute, the campus premises is named after him as Srinivasnagar.


Mission of National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

Impart quality education to meet the needs of profession and society, and achieve excellence in teaching-learning and research.

Attract and develop talented and committed human resources, and provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership.

Facilitate effective interactions among faculty and students, and foster networking with alumni, industries, institutions and other stake-holders.

Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics, transparency and accountability.


To facilitate transformation of students into good human beings, responsible citizens and competent professionals, focusing on the assimilation, generation and dissemination of knowledge.


NIRF Engineering

13th RANK

NIRF Overall


33rd RANK

QS India

63rd RANK

University Rankings



PG PROGRAMS at National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

M.Tech Programmes

Level: Postgraduate
Semesters: Four

1. Water Resources and Ocean Engineering (Formerly Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics Department)

Course 1: Marine Structures
Course 2: Remote Sensing and GIS
Course 3: Water Resources Engineering and Management

2. Chemical Engineering

Course 1: Chemical Engineering
Course 2: Environmental Science and Technology
Course 3: Industrial Biotechnology

3. Civil Engineering

Course 1: Construction Technology and Management
Course 2: Environmental Engineering
Course 3: Geotechnical Engineering
Course 4: Structural Engineering
Course 5: Transportation Engineering

4. Computer Science & Engineering

Course 1: Computer Science and Engineering
Course 2: Computer Science and Engineering – Information Security

5. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Course 1: Power and Energy Systems

6. Electronics and Communication Engineering

Course 1: VLSI Design
Course 2: Communication Engineering & Networks
Course 3: Signal Processing and Machine Learning

7. Information Technology

Course 1: Information Technology

8. Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Course 1: Computational and Data Science

9. Mechanical Engineering

Course 1: Thermal Engineering
Course 2: Manufacturing Engineering
Course 3: Mechatronics Engineering
Course 4: Mechanical Design

10. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Course 1: Process Metallurgy
Course 2: Materials Engineering
Course 3: Nanotechnology

MCA (Master of Computer Applications)

Level: PostGraduate
Semesters: Six

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Level: PostGraduate
Semesters: Four

M.Sc. (Chemistry)

Level: PostGraduate
Semesters: Four

M.Sc. (Physics)

Level: PostGraduate
Semesters: Four



UG PROGRAMS at National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)



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