National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

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Initiated in 1960 as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK), was established as a joint venture of the Karnataka and the Central Governments with an aim to gather and distribute knowledge for the social upliftment of the society by educating its students in a professional manner. The institute had started with mere three undergraduate courses of Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering, but with time gradually passing by, other departments were incorporated, and finally as a result of this progress, KREC was renamed as National Institute of Technology in 2002. It is a Deemed University now, a status granted by UGC.

Dr. Sandeep Sancheti is the present Director of NITK. The institute comprises of 14 departments and 11 supporting centers with about 200 faculty members and 2, 500 students.

Departments at NIT K

  1. Physics

  2. Chemistry

  3. Humanities

  4. Civil Engineering

  5. Mining Engineering

  6. Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics

  7. Mechanical Engineering

  8. metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

  9. Computer Science

  10. Electronics and Communications Engineering

  11. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  12. Mathematics and Computational Sciences

  13. Chemical Engineering

  14. Information Technology

Academic Programs

The various departments of engineering and the details of the courses provided by them are

  • Civil Engineering

  • B. E (Civil)

  • M. Tech (Industrial Structures)

  • M. Tech (Geo technical Engineering)

  • M. Tech (Transportation Systems Engineering-proposed)

  • M. Tech (Environmental Engineering-proposed)

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • B. E (Mechanical Engineering)

  • M. E (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Electrical and Electronics engineering

  • Mining Engineering

  • B. Tech (Mining Engg.)

  • M. Tech (Mining Engg.)

  • PhD (Mining Engg.)

  • metallurgical and Materials Engineering

  • B. Tech

  • M. Tech

  • Chemical engineering

  • B. Tech

  • M. Tech

  • Information Technology

  • B. Tech

  • M. Tech

  • Computer Engineering

  • B. Tech & M. Tech in Electronics and Communication engineering

  • BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • MTech in Digital Electronics and Advanced Communication (DE)


  • B. E./B. Tech/B. Sc (Engg) in Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Telecommunication, Grade IETE, AMIE MTech in Microelectronics (MI)
  • B. E./B. Tech/B. Sc (Engg) in Electrical & Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics & Telecommunication, Electronics & Control Engineering, Instrumentation, Instrumentation Engineering, Instrumentation Technology, Grade IETE, AMIE Research Program
  • MTech with specialization in Communication, Microelectronics, Signal Processing Mathematical
  • Computational Sciences: M. Tech Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics: M. Tech

Admission Procedures

Ranks of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is considered for admission to undergraduate courses. Of the total available seats, 50% seats are reserved for Karnataka students. Admissions to the M. Tech courses are based on the scores of Graduation Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).


The institute provides placements also. About 80% of the NITK graduates have been successfully placed in leading companies all over the world. NITK stands at 8th position in the list of best institutes for engineering in India as per survey conducted by India Today Group.


National Institute of Technology Surathkal, Mangalore-575025, Karnataka