NITK: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

  • Mangalore, Karnataka
  • 3.7

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Updated On - Jun 17, 2022
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NITK Overview

NITK Latest Updates

  • June 10, 2022: Opening and Closing rank 2022 released for JAM 2022
  • June 09, 2022: CAT 2022 section-wise syllabus released
  • June 08, 2022: JEE Main admit card to be released soon by NTA
  • June 08, 2022: Self-Financed PG courses admissions are open

NITK which stands for National Institute of Technology Karnataka is one of the oldest educational institutions which is located in Surathkal, Karnataka started in 1960. NITK Surathkal has an ISO certification and has well-skilled Ph.D. records. The mission of NITK is to seek and continuously enhance performance and to develop into one of the best institutions for engineering education in India. NITK has collaborated with numerous global and national institutes along with industries and organizations across the globe.

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NITK Quick Insights

NITK offers 57 undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs. To give students a global perspective, the university has partnered with a number of international universities. For students and faculty members, the site provides modern infrastructure and facilities. The highlights of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal are mentioned below:

Quick Insights of NITK
Year of Establishment 1960
Type of University Public
Campus Area 295 acres
Accreditation NBA
Recognition UGC, AICTE
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate
Student-Faculty Ratio 1:20
No. of Students 5712
No. of Faculties 274
Infrastructural Facilities Library, Auditorium,  Hostels, Shopping Complex,  Sports Facilities
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India

NITK Ranking

NITK in the NIRF 2021 Ranking, is ranked 10th in the Engineering category, and in the NIRF Research Ranking 2021, it is ranked 40th. Other such rankings of the institute are as follows:

  • India Today 2020 ranked NITK 16th among engineering colleges in India.
  • Outlook India 2020 ranked NITK 10th among engineering colleges in India.
  • The Week ranked NITK 14th among engineering colleges in India. 
  • NIRF ranked NITK 13th among engineering colleges.

NITK Courses

NITK offers various courses at various levels. Courses offered by NITK are B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, etc. Below is the table of a few courses along with their specialization:

Department Course
Engineering M.Tech, B.Tech, Ph.D
Management MBA
Science M.Sc, Ph.D
Computer MCA

Read More: NITK Courses and Fees

NITK Departments

NITK has various departments that offer various courses. Below is the list of a few departments that NITK offers:

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Water Resources and Ocean Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

NITK Admission

NITK admission 2022 to the B.Tech program is done on the basis JEE Main examination accompanied by JoSAA Counselling. NITK accepts a GATE score accompanied by CCMT counseling for admission to M.Tech and M.Tech (Research) programs. The final selection of applicants for the MBA program is done on the basis of the CAT/MAT score accompanied by the GD and PI round.

NITK Admission Important Dates
JEE Main 2022 First session begins June 23 - June 29, 2022
JEE Main 2022 Second session begins July 21- July 30, 2022
Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2022 August 7 - August 11, 2022
JEE Advanced 2022 examination August 28, 2022

NITK Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for NITK courses depend on the type of course chosen. NITK offers courses such as B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, etc. Mentioned below are a few courses along with their eligibility criteria:

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should have completed class 12th with 75% aggregate marks.
  • The applicant should have qualified JEE Mains.

M.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should have a B.Tech/BE degree with a 6.5 CGPA.
  • The applicant should have qualified GATE

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have a master's degree in science from a recognized university with a good academic record

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Why Choose NITK?

NITK has a goal to broaden human capability to its fullest extent so that intellectually successful and imaginatively proficient leaders can emerge in a range of professions. To identify, based on an informed perception of Indian, local and international needs, regions of specialization upon which the Institute can concentrate.

NITK Academic Advantages

NITK gives courses and programs mainly to officially recognized higher education degrees consisting of bachelor degrees, master's degrees, and doctorate degrees in numerous regions of study. NIT Karnataka additionally affords numerous instructional and non-instructional centers and offerings to college students which include a library, housing, sports activities facilities, economic aids or scholarships, in addition to administrative services.

NITK Cut Off

The concerned authorities will release the cut-off of JEE Main for NITK in online mode after the announcement of the result. NITK JEE Main 2022 cut-off will be decided after considering many elements such as the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of applicants applied, preceding years’ cut-off trends of JEE Main, and lots more.  

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NITK Result

NITK exams have been conducted successfully in May 2022. NITK results will be declared within two months after the completion of the exam. The result will be declared online on the institute’s website. Candidates will need to use their roll number to check the result. 

NITK Infrastructure

NITK campus is unfolded over 295 acres. It has a private beach, inclusive of a lighthouse.  There are more than two hundred residences on campus inclusive of independent homes and flats. Features of campus include the library which covers a place of 2758 sq floor area. NITK is having a separate medical provider center that's placed in the middle of the campus. Some other facilities provided are:

  • Seminar Hall
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Cafeteria
  • Gymnasium
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Shuttle Service
  • Auditorium
  • Convenience Store
  • Laboratory
  • Central Computer
  • Reading Halls
  • Shopping Complex

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NITK Placements

NITK placements 2022 is aided by a dedicated Career Development Centre (CDC), that is responsible for the placement of all graduating college students. NITK had a placement rate of 90% in 2020. The highest CTC provided was INR 51.5 LPA and the average CTC provided was INR 10.9 LPA. Some of the top recruiters were: 

ExxonMobil Pidilite Industries Reliance Industries
Pidilite Industries Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Zelo
Futures First Info Affine Analytics Vedanta Group
KPMG Latentview Analytics AstraZeneca
Pepsico Grofers India Wells Fargo India

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NITK Scholarship

NIT Karnataka gives both scholarship and economic help for college students studying in the various programs. Few scholarships are mentioned below:

  • Pradeep gundappa scholarship
  • Merit-Cum-Means scholarship 
  • Commonwealth scholarship UK
  • Narotam foundation scholarship 

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NITK Collaborations

NIT Karnataka has signed MOUs with various international universities/institutes for various programs such as student exchange, faculty exchange, research collaboration, etc. The collaborations are:

Country Partnering University
USA University of California Berkeley
Northeastern University Boston
Michigan State University
Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
The School of Business and Engineering

NITK Faculty

NITK features a diversified faculty of 384 highly skilled members, 293 of them hold Ph.D. in various areas from prestigious national and international universities. NITK faculty is highly competent, with extensive experience and expertise in various fields.

NITK Alumni

NITK has an alumni association. The alumni association has been energetic in imparting a platform for all of the alumni to engage and network and organizes a large number of occasions each year. A few notable alumni of NITK Surathkal are:

Notable Alumni Profession
Rajeev Madhavan Entrepreneur
Ashok Kheny Former Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Thomas Zacharia Indian American Scientist
K.V. Kamath President of the New Development Bank
Prabhudev Konana Researcher

NITK Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:20
Total Faculty 274
Year of Establishment 1960
Genders Accepted Co-ed
Student Enrollment 5712
Campus Area 295 acres

NITK Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
10 Engineering
11 Engineering
10 Engineering
16 Engineering

Exams Accepted by NITK

JEE Main

Exam Date: Jul 21, 2022

Result Date: Jul 07, 2022


Exam Date: Nov 27, 2022


What is the address of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka?

The address of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka is NH 66, Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575025.

What are the courses offered by NITK?

The major courses offered by NITK are  B.Tech, M.Tech, M.B.A, M.C.A., and Doctoral Courses.

What amenities does NITK provide?

Students at NITK have access to sports, healthcare, and leisure facilities within the institute.

What is the application procedure at NITK?

The application process at NITK is entirely online.

What is the process for applying to NITK's MBA program?

Admission to NITK's MBA program is based on a CAT/ MAT score, followed by a group discussion and a personal interview.

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Rajesh | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Information Technology), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

  • 4.2
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Academics & Faculty
  • Class timming is from 8:00AM to 5:00PM in week days. Exams like mid-semester starts in one and half month after the course registration in every semeter. Every semester ends with end-semester exams. In between these two exams many class tests ,projects and assignment submission are also there in every subjects except in electives.
  • Quality and method of teaching in our college is satisfactory.
  • Till now nice experience in my college.
Fees and Scholarship
  • Total course fee is INR 70,000 per annum.
  • Merit-cum scholarship in college and scholarships from some NGO's.
  • 10-15 students out of 100 who get schlarship. 

Sai | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2021

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

  • 3.8
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Placements & Internships

The College have placement cell which works for placement for the student. 

Fees and Scholarship


College and Hotel fee is around INR 2 lakh per annum. The scholarship is available for the reservation category students. Loan facilities are also available. 

Nikhil | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2021

  • 4.1
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • International Exposure 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • Social Atmosphere 4.5
Academics & Faculty

Working time of the college is from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M but depending on your class time-table you may have 3-8 classes, each of 50 minute duration, per day.

The college follows the Continuous Evaluation Marking System, in other words the CGPA system. Usually for a particular subject, 2 quizzes, 1 Mid-Sem and 1 End Sem exams are conducted in a semester. It is not unusual for a professor to cancel all quizzes and assign those marks to a mini-project that must be completed before the end of the semester or submitted on a date of the professor's choosing.

A student has to take up courses from different departments in his first year. For example, an Electronics student will be studying Engineering Graphics (Mechanical) in his first year. Second year on, he will take up his departmental subjects, a few core subjects and a few optional courses. At the end of the degree, a student is expected to accumulate a certain number of credits (aroun

Akshay | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jul 09, 2021

  • 4.2
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Academics & Faculty
  • Class Timings: General Schedule 7:55 AM to 5:00 PM
  • E section and C section has the maximum classes with 33 hours per semester.
  • Exams are of high standard
  • Assignments are very few in the department unlike CS / IT / Mech.
  • Quality of teaching is excellent except for some exceptions.
  • The overall experience is really good.
Fees and Scholarship
  • Course Fee Per year: Rs. 70,000/-
  • There are merit and merit-cum-means scholarships available in the college through MHRD.
  • Usually loans are not needed, but they can be availed from SBI or Canara Bank inside campus

Mohammed | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2024

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

  • 4.9
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

For placements, many companies hire from our campus, such as Amazon, Infosys, Wipro, etc. They provide good packages for students who are having good skills in coding and programming.

The average salary package is around INR 12 lakh per annum, and the highest salary package offered is INR 42 lakh per annum.

According to 2020, 97% of students get placed and especially from the CSE branch.
Our alumni network is very high and strong as there are around 1000 students per batch in B.Tech.

Fees and Scholarship

National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Surathkal Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 1.25 Lakh per annum.

There are many scholarships available for students studying here, such as Merit, Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship NSP, SSP, etc. Around 50% of students get the scholarship.

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