History National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal is located in Mangalore City, Karnataka State, India. The Institute was established as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) in 1960, and upgraded as National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) in 2002. Mangalore is the headquarters of the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada, and boasts an important centre of education, business and trade in the state. Sri. U. Srinivasa Mallya, a visionary and a philanthropist, contributed immensely to the development of the coastal region of Karnataka, and his effort towards establishment of KREC (now NITK) is the most significant one. In recognition of his role as the founder and architect of the institute, the campus premises is named after him as Srinivasnagar.
National Institute of Technology, Suratkhal (NIT Suratkhal) is a Deemed University. It is located in Suratkhal, Karnataka. The institute is recognized UGC and approved AICTE. It is one of the oldest and pioneer Technical Institutions in India started in 1960. NITK offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in various specializations. Admissions at NIT Suratkhal to these courses are conducted every year and are done on the basis of various national level entrance examination like JEE Main and GATE.
To facilitate transformation of students into good human beings, responsible citizens and competent professionals, focusing on the assimilation, generation and dissemination of knowledge.
Impart quality education to meet the needs of profession and society, and achieve excellence in teaching-learning and research. Attract and develop talented and committed human resources, and provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership. Facilitate effective interactions among faculty and students, and foster networking with alumni, industries, institutions and other stake-holders. Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics, transparency and accountability.
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