National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

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National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), also known as NITK Surathkal, formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), is a public technical university at Surathkal, Mangaluru. It was founded in 1960 as KREC while today, it is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India and is recognised as an Institute of National Importance.

The 295.35-acre campus is located on National Highway 66, by the shores of Arabian Sea. It has a private beach, including a lighthouse.

NITK Surathkal offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering, Science and Management. 

It was ranked 12th among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2023.


Water Resources and Ocean Engineering

Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Information Technology

Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering


School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management


Centre for Continuing Education

Central Research Facility

Industry Institute Partnership

Centre for Disaster Management


Center for Sustainable Development

Centre for System Design

Centre of Excellence in Smart Grid Technologies


Academics (Foreign)

  • Nukus Branch of Navoi State Mining Institute
  • National Technical University of Ukraine "KYIV POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE"
  • ECAM Lyon (Ecole Catholique d Arts et Metiers) School of Engineering, France
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT-USA
  • hepia-University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland technology, architecture and landscape
  • Michigan State University, U. S. A.
  • Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineer (TIIAME)Uzbekistan
  • Institute of Radio Frequency and optoelectronics Integrated Circuits plus State Key Lab of Bioelectronics, South East University China
  • Department of Nanoscience & Engineering/ BK21PLUS Nano Convergence Project Group of INJE University , Republic of Korea
  • Kanchanaburi Campus, Mahidol University Thailand


  • Techmillennials Private limited, Mangaluru
  • Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Bengaluru
  • Karnataka State Minerals Corporation limited Bengaluru
  • EM Electronix Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
  • Niveus Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Udupi
  • Robosoft Technologies Private Limited
  • TATA Consultancy Service Mumbai
  • SEG Automotive India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
  • TATA Communication limited, Mumbai
  • Fourth Frontier Technologies Private Limited, Bangalore

Placement Details: In 2023, the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NIT Surathkal) revealed its placement record. Here are the key highlights:

Total Number of Students: 1,781

Eligible Students: 1,626

Students Placed: 1,350

Placement Percentage: 83%

Contact Details: 

NITK Surathkal

NH 66, Srinivasnagar

Surathkal, Mangalore

Karnataka 575025

Ph: 0824 2474000

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