National Institute of Technology Karnataka

The National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 was enacted by the Parliament of India to declare India's National Institutes of Technology as Institutes of National Importance. The Act received the assent of the President of India on 5 June 2007 and became effective on Independence Day ,2007.

The National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal is one of such an NIT and is rated as one of the top technological universities in India. Since its inception in 1960 as the Karnataka Regional Engineering College, the Institute has established itself as a premier center engaged in imparting quality technological education and providing support to research and development activities. The Institute has a long tradition of research for several decades in both traditional and modern areas of engineering and sciences in all departments. The Institute has been actively involved in applicative research in looking at and resolving problems faced by the society in several areas like environment, water resources, rock mechanics, new structures, VLSI, etc. NITK attracts students from all over the country and abroad. The Institute admits students to the B.Tech degree program on the basis of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). International students are admitted on various student exchange programs through MEA, ICCR, etc. and scheme of Direct Admission to Students Abroad (DASA). Scholarships seats for M.Tech programs are awarded on the basis of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and seats are available for sponsored students. Every year the Institute offers more than 30 PhD fellowships and also admits sponsored/external candidates to the doctoral program. NITK graduates are sought after by top industries/companies and the Institute has been rated as one of the best Institutions in the country with regard to student placements.

NITK is located in Mangalore City along the Kanyakumari-Mumbai National Highway 17 and is well connected by road and rail and by air to major cities in India and a few international destinations. The Institute is located amid 300 acres of sylvan surroundings with the picturesque Western Ghat Mountains on the east and the sun-kissed sands of the Arabian sea to the west. The Mangalore (Bajpe) airport and the Mangalore Railway Station are about 20 KMs. away from the Campus, while Surathkal Railway Station is about 3 KMs. away from the campus. The campus is located far away from the din and bustle of a city and is very conducive for academic activities. The climate throughout the year is equitable and has temperature range of 18 to 38 degree Celsius. The campus being on the seashore, is blessed with clean air and healthy climate.

The amenities include 8 Hostel blocks for boys & 3 hostel blocks for ladies with all basic amenities. A good number of faculty quarters provide ample opportunity to draw upon benefits of corporate life. Vast stretches of play fields, an International standard swimming pool, a gymnasium, a central library, a well equipped Health Centre, post office, a branch of State Bank of India and an extension counter of Canara Bank, both with A.T.M facilities and two canteens are amenities available.

The Institute is a residential Institution with adequate hostel facilities for boys and girls. All students are expected to stay in the Institute hostels. A separate hostel for the Post Graduate students is available. To suit the tastes of the students from different regions, independent messes of various types are run in different hostels. The campus network backbone reaches all hostels and the Institute is giving network connections to all hostels.