About NITK

Director's Message

The National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal has established itself as one of the top technological institutions in India and richly deserved recognition as an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Act 2007. Accreditation of all our academic programs by NBA; many with highest rating, recognition as a QIP Center, initiation and operationalization of MoUs with several national and international institutions, more competitive student admissions and improved performance of students in examinations are achievements that bear testimony to our commitment to maintain quality in all processes and systems. NITK is making sustained efforts towards consolidation of the state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities for teaching and research, attracting highly qualified and motivated staff into the existing pool and ensuring availability of all other amenities necessary for imparting globally relevant technological education. A research culture is taking shape in the institute through enhanced R & D activities, creation of centers for interdisciplinary research, establishment of industry-sponsored Charis, stronger interface with industry, alumni and a special focus on new post-graduate and doctoral programs. Team NITK is fully geared to take on the challenges of the 21st century to establish itself as a World-Class Technological Institution. Prof. Karanam Umamaheshwar Rao, Director, NITK Surathkal.


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


1. Impart quality education to meet the needs of profession and sociey, and achieve excellence in teaching-learning and research.
2. Attract and develop talented and committed human resource, and provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership.
3. Facilitate effective interactions among faculty and students, and foster networking with alumni, industries, institutions and other stake-holders.
4. Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics, transparency and accountability.

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