National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal [ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಮಹಾವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ] was formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), is a public engineering university at Surathkal, Mangaluru. The institute was popularly known as NIT Surathkal.
It is one of the premier colleges established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone in the part of progress.
The Institute was established on 6th August 1960 as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) while today, it is one of the 31st National Institutes of Technology in India.
The college is said to be a Deemed University and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance (INI), New Delhi by the Government of India. It is also recognized & approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It is also accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi.
It is a top engineering and science institute in the state of Karnataka. It has a suburban campus with the situated area of 295.35-acres, in close proximity to the Arabian Sea. National Highway 66 runs through the campus and serves as the major mode of access.
The foundation stone for Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) was laid on 6 August 1960 at Surathkal and was made possible through the efforts of U. Srinivas Mallya and V. S. Kudva and the area is now called Srinivasnagar in his honor.
KREC began with three undergraduate courses in Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil, with affiliation to the University of Mysore, Mysuru. In 1965, saw the beginning of under-graduate courses in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.
In 1966, the college started its first postgraduate course in Marine Structures and Industrial Structures, followed by post-graduate courses in Industrial Electronics (1969), Heat Power (1971), Hydraulics and Water Resources (1971), Chemical Plant Design Engineering (1971) and Process Metallurgy (1972).
More undergraduate Engineering courses were added later: Electronics and Communication Engineering (1971), Mining Engineering (1984), Computer Engineering (1986) and Information Technology (2000).
In 1980, KREC came under the affiliation of Mangalore University, Mangaluru and the five-year under-graduate courses were shortened to four years. On 26 June 2002, it was elevated to the status of a National Institute of Technology and has been called NIT Karnataka (NITK) ever since. It is now a Deemed University.
NITK celebrated its 50th Institute Foundation day on 6 August 2009. The year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations were inaugurated on 10 August 2009.
About National Institutes of Technology (NITs):
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of premier federally-funded public engineering institutes in India.
They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance alongside Indian Institutes of Technology.
These institutes of national importance receive special recognition from the Government of India. The NIT Council is the supreme governing body of India's National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system and all 31 NITs are funded by the Government of India.
These institutes are among the top ranked engineering colleges in India and have one of the lowest acceptance rates for engineering institutes, of around 2 to 3 percent, second only to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India.
All NITs are autonomous which enables them to set up their own curriculum. The language of instruction is English at all these institutes.
NITs offer degree courses at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate levels in various branches of Engineering, Architecture, Management, and Science.
Admission to the undergraduate courses such as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programs in NITs are through the highly competitive Joint Entrance Examination (Main).
Admission to postgraduate courses is through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Master of Technology (M.Tech.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs, Common Admission Test for Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and NIMCET for Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program.
Since 2015, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch and M.Plan conduct the admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate programs respectively in all NITs. As of 2017, the total number of seats for undergraduate programs is 18,013 and for postgraduate programs is 8,158 in all 31 NITs.
Features at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal:
|Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technology in Electrical & Electronics Engineering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engneering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering||Full Time||4 Years||10+2|
|Bachelor of Technololy in Information Technology||Full Time||4 years||10+2|
|Master of Computer Application||Full Time||3 Years||BCA|
|Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Master of Technology in Civil Engineering||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Master of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Master of Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Master of Technology in Information Technology||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering||Full Time||2 Years||B.E / B.Tech|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Full Time||4-6 Years||M.Phil.|
|Master of Business Administration||Full Time||2 Years||BBA|