Type of College

Public

Accreditation & Recognition

AICTE, NBA, INI

Established

1960

Affiliation

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

About National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

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.

Vision:

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

Mission:

  • 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 resource, 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 stakeholders
  • Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics, transparency, and accountability
  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The Institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The Institute also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The Institute has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The Institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment

Features at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal:

  • Good B.Tech placement record with average salary package up to 8.3 LPA
  • Scholarships for meritorious and deserving students
  • Recognized as an Institute of National Importance through NIT Act of Parliament
  • ISO Certified Institute
  • NBA Accredited Engineering courses and MCA
  • MOUs with leading industries/research labs/academic institutions in India and abroad for internships, faculty/staff exchange and joint research programs
  • 86% of the faculty consist of Ph.D. holders
  • Encourages students and faculty members to publish research papers in national/international journals and conferences
  • Centre for Continuing Education for conducting several short terms as well as extension courses for the working professionals from engineering and technical fields
  • Offers professional skill enhancement program for students from Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes
  • Conducts skill enhancement programs, guest lectures, conferences and workshops 
  • 16200+ strong alumni network

Scholarship:

  • Scholarship granted to top five students every year in order of merit based on JEE Mains All India Rank
  • Candidate must have more than, equal to 90% marks in 10+2
  • An amount of Rs.10,000 p.a. will be awarded
  • Merit Certificate will be given
  • Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship
  • Awarded to top 50 students every year in the order of JEE Mains All India Rank subject to the condition that their parents' income should be less than 4.5 lakh and the candidate should have secured more than 70% marks in 10+2
  • Students admitted under DASA, ICCR, MEA not eligible for the scholarship
  • Amount of Rs.2000 per month will be awarded
Levels of study
Ph.D
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy Full Time 4-6 Years M.Phil.
Management
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration Full Time 2 Years BBA
Science
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Science in Chemistry Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Physics Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Suggestion Box
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Aid Fund
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation

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