The Institute is located amid 300 acres of sylvan surroundings on the east and sun-kissed sands of the Arabian sea to the west. 22 kilometers North of Mangalore City along the Kanyakumari-Mumbai National Highway 17, NITK is easily accessible from all parts of the country.
Be it the pursuit of the best technical education in the country, or a friendly and lively campus environment to provide a broad, close knit social fabric of national integration, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) offers the best of both worlds to the student. The College believes that technical education, research and development should help society to improve the quality of life and living standards of people. The philosophy at NITK is Work Is Worship. NITK Engineers, in all their tasks, aim at achieving excellence, efficiency, and effectiveness. The seed of such a work culture is sown in the students graduating from this renowned institute.
NITK ranks high in the list of National level Institutes , considering the percentage of its students that get employment. Over 80% of the outgoing students of the college get placement in reputed industries and organisations, through the campus placement services. This speaks of the high calibre of NITK graduates.
Training in laboratories and workshops, field work, industrial training and project work, guest lectures, industrial tours and a balanced syllabus encompassing traditional and recent advanced concepts are all put together to mould final products of the college--The NITK Engineer. Our students have brought several laurels and fame to the college by their meritorious performance in industrial and academic areas. Consistently high academic performance has been achieved by the students. We are proud of these birds whom we tendered with so much care and who have rewarded us amply by servicing the society in the morals of this institute.The students plan for their future and play active role in developing the exciting world of tomorrow. As a renowned institute with modern facilities, we have responsibility to identify future technological needs and respond quickly to them and in this endeavour our students are our partners. Interdisciplinary teaching and research facilities have been provided. At NITK the students are exposed to dynamic and stimulating technical environment.
A competent and professional team of 195 Faculty members are backing up the steady growth and development of the college. Nearly fifty percent of them possess Ph.D. degrees from reputed Indian as well as foreign Universities. The highly qualified and dedicated faculty have created an active teaching-learning interface. Other activities include research, consultancy, counselling, career guidance, and similar professional work. The Faculty members have been keeping abreast with the technological developments taking place in their areas of specialisation. Many of them are empanalled as Experts in their respective fields, by the State and National level organisations. Their contribution of technical papers in reputed national and international journals have been noteworthy. Majority of the faculty members reside in the campus and have a record of long tenure of dedicated service in the college. Many of the faculty also possess rich industrial experience and it is no surprise that a few of them are also NITK Alumni.
The administrative and non-teaching staff numbering over 500 and employed in various offices and laboratories, provide a strong and active support in the smooth functioning of the college.
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