NITK, erstwhile Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), established on August 6, 1960, is an institute of National Importance governed by the Board of Governors underthe NITSER Act 2007 and Statutes laid down by the Government of India. NITK is committed to create world-class human resources of high quality and cost-effective technologies to meet all round needs of the country in the areas of Engineering, Social Sciences and Management.

The vision of the institute is to transform students into virtuous human beings, responsible citizens and competent professionals focussing on assimilation, generation and dissemination of knowledge. The mission of the institute is to impart high quality education, develop talented and committed human resources who will serve society with distinction and promote the highest level of professional culture. The Institute is located in a 300 acres campus set in sylvan surroundings in Mangaluru City, Karnataka with world class infrastructure and state-of-the-art academic and research labs and class rooms with all modern amenities.

NITK has grown from a college with modest student strength of around 250 in 1960 to an Institute with 6000 students from all over India and abroad. At present, NITK offers B.Tech programmes in nine engineering disciplines and M.Tech., M.Tech (Research), MSc, MCA and MBA programmes as well as Doctoral programmes in twenty five specialisations. All nine B.Tech programmes and fourteen M.Tech programmes are accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi. NITK has highly motivated and qualified faculty members who are engaged, in addition to teaching and administrative responsibilities, sponsored R&D projects, outreach activities, consultancy assignments and training programmes.

NITK is Ranked 21 among top engineering institutions in India as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced by the President, Govt. of India 2019. NITK is located close to Bangalore, the IT capital of India and it meets manpower needs of IT establishments. NITK has rich linkages and collaborations with various leading national and international institutes, industries and research organizations across the Globe. NITK takes the pride in its distinguished alumni who are contributing to the growth of the society, nation and other countries. Institute is also proud of the fact that many of its Alumni are occupying coveted positions within India and abroad. NITK has witnessed several milestones in its time since its inception.

In commemoration of 60 years of fruitful existence, NITK is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee during the period August 2019 to August 2020. As part of these celebrations, a large number of academic and technical events are being planned.


Chairman, Core Committee

Prof. S. M. Murigendrappa
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NITK Surathkal
Email: smmnitk [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Phone (office): +91 824 2473651


College Address

NITK Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore,
Karnataka - 575025, India.
Phone: +91 824 2474000
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