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National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Surathkal - Hostels and Facilities

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2021

There are 8 Boys and 5 girls hostels on the campus. About 97% of the total college strength are hostelers. Students in 1st year are offered Shared rooms of 3, in 2nd year you are offered for a choice of shared rooms of 2 or individual rooms. The hostels are average in quality, but you do face Water Shortage and Power Cuts once in a while. The hostel fees including food amount to 30000 Per Semester. There are no PGs near the college and students don't prefer them because of the busy schedule. 

The food in college canteens is not that great. There are other eateries on campus and some cater the need of the night. The food delivery is done to the hostel and they remain in operation till 3 AM. 

The classrooms are equipped with Projectors, Charging Sockets, WIFi connection as well. There is a campus WiFi and students need to login the portal to use it. NITK has State of the Art digital library with so many online books, hundreds of journals in various fields. The Students can borrow books for a period of a month after which it needs to be renewed.

The campus also has a great Sports Complex. Games are given importance and there are various events conducted in the campus. There is also facilities like Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Music room, Dance hall, Auditorium, Computer Centre for the students. The NITK Cooperative Society helps the students with thier daily essentials as well as Stationary required.

There is also a Centre for System design where students can work on Robotics, IRIS, Quadcopters, Video and Audio Editing rooms, Recording Studio as well.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2019
  • There are About 15 hostels in total, for boys and girls put together. PGs are not present around the NIT campus, as the nearest town by our college is Mangalore which is about 30 minutes far.
  • Food is pretty good and very decent.
  • 17,000 rupees per semester is the fees structure for hostels in our college.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2019

There are 8 hostels for boys and 3 hostels for girls in Vivekananda college. The condition of the hostels are good. Two times in a week sweeper come and clean the rooms.

Food in college is pretty decent. We also have night canteen. The food costs around 100-110 per day.

The classrooms are in good condition. We have projectors also. Collection of books in library is amazing. 


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Master of Business Administration [MBA] Reviews

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Abhinaya U
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2019

There are 11 hostel blocks for boys and 5 for girls. Majority of the NIT-K students' population stays in the hostels. The hostel fee per semester is Rs. 26,000/- and each meal in the mess costs around Rs. 50/-.

State of the art quality of infrastructure must not be expected in NIT-K.

24 hours free WiFi is available to students with valid login credentials. Each account is entitled to a usage of 25GB per day.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • The campus is very beautiful, things of basic need can get inside the campus itself.
  • Hostel are also good as well all facilities are available for sport lover

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • There are 18 hostels including girls and boys and hostel fee for 6 months is Rs. 23,000 approx.
  • Food is good with Rs 17,900 as mess fee.
  • Quality of classrooms, labs, libraries, dining halls, Wi-Fi and other key infrastructure is satifactory.

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Master of Technology [M.Tech] Reviews

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2017
  • There are around 10 separate hostels for boys in National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Surathkal.
  • The hostel fee is Rs. 18,000 per semester.
  • No Pgs are found outside the college.
  • Food in the college is average.
  • Classrooms are good and we have wifi facility throughout the colllege.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Engineering), batch of 2016
  • We had 3 Girls hostel blocks were there, The hostel condition was not that much good, some blocks were good.
  • The hostel fee was 21000 per semester.
  • The food was good, the cost was 40 per meal. The quality of classrooms, labs, libraries, dining halls, Wi-Fi and other key infrastructure was good.

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Master of Computer Application [MCA] Reviews

Master of Computer Application [MCA], batch of 2019

8 blocks and 3 mega tower and girls hostel and 4000 (6 months) Good and Rs 40 per meal Excellent

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National Institute of Technology, [NIT] Surathkal Infrastructure Details

Central Computer Centre

Computing in NITK was started in a modest way with departmental and Central LANs. These are integrated through campus LAN and the Central Computer Centre supports the academic environment as Network Operations Centre, Server Space Facilitator, Internet Access Provider and Lab support.

The CCC occupies the ground and first floor of the building opposite to the Silver Jubilee Auditorium. CCC was established in 1995 as a service providing/supporting facility that augments to the computing facilities in the teaching departments.

The facility has a 200KVA Diesel generator that was established in 1994 itself and one 20KVA and two 15 KVA online UPS systems providing backup power during the changeover. The recently established 33KV electrical substation is expected to improve the reliability of electricity and hence that of the network.



The NITK Library is housed in a spacious three-storied building adjoining the Main building of the Institute on the Southern side. The library, with a floor area of 2,758 Sq mtrs., is segregated into two wings. Periodicals, journals and bound volumes are accessible in the Western wing, while books are housed in the Eastern wing. Three reading halls which can accommodate a total of 600 students provides the peaceful and friendly atmosphere for absorbing the knowledge available through books.

A computer terminal provided at the counter near the entrance can be used to gain information regarding status of availability and particulars of any book. The in-house activities of the Library have been computerized using the LIBSYS software. A bar-coded system of issue and return of books is currently in use.

The Library offers a variety of services such as

  • Open Access System
  • New arrivals list
  • News paper clipping service
  • Selective Dessimination of Information & Current Awareness Service
  • (S.D.I. & C.A.S.)
  • Book Bank Facility
  • Digital Library
  • Inter library loan of books
  • Reprographic service
  • ON-LINE public access catalogue
  • CD-ROM data base access
  • Multimedia, Video/Audio service
  • Compilation of Bibliographies on selected topics
  • Practical & Apprentice Training for Diploma and Degree students of Library & Information Science
  • ON-LINE Information retrieval through DELNET, INDEST Consortium,NICMAP,CMTI Bangalore
  • B L.I.Sc & M.L.I.Sc courses through IGNOU

Sports And Games

A full-fledged Physical Education & Sports Department with one Students’ Activity and Sports Officer (SAS Officer) and one Assistant Physical Director provides and manages sports, games and physical fitness facilities.

Outdoor Sports

  • 400 Mt. Track (1) surrounded by Pavilion
  • International Standard Swimming Pool (1) with diving arena.
  • Well maintained grounds of Football, Volleyball, Handball, Hockey, Kho-kho, Kabaddi and Cricket. (1 each)
  • Basketball Courts (equipped with floodlight) (2) surrounded by pavilion.
  • Lawn Tennis Court (4)

Indoor Sports:

  • Modern Gymnasium (1) (Boys’ and Girls’ Separate)
  • Well-equipped Badminton Court (4) (Wooden and Cement)
  • Table Tennis playing arena with International Standard Tables. (5)


The Institute is a completely residential campus with hostel facility for over 5000 students including separate blocks for girls. Hostel blocks have reading rooms and separate dining halls which serve different cuisine. All rooms in hostels have been provided with high speed broadband and Wi-Fi internet connectivity. The accommodation is single-seater and 2/3 seater shared type. A separate hostel for the Post Graduate students is available. To suit the tastes of the students from different regions, independent messes of various types are run in different hostels. Moreover two night canteens are running in boys as well as in girls’ premises to cater the late night hunger. Moreover five well established cafeterias are there in different corner of the campus to caters the hunger with delicious and hygienic food items.

Health Care Centre

Medical facilities are provided to the staff and students through the Health Care Centre (Day care facility) with a well-equipped 24x7ambulance facility located within the campus. The Institute has two specialized medical officers. HCC has a laboratory for the basic diagnosis. Apart from the medical officers visiting specialists viz. Dentist, Orthopaedician, ENT, Ophthalmologist, Paediatrician,Gynaecologist etc. visits the OPD for the better health check-up of the residents. Severe or major cases are referred to the KMC HospitalMangalore and other reputed hospitals of nearby Mangalore jurisdiction.

Shopping Complex

A shopping complex with two branches of cooperative society equipped with all the daily needs, air-condition gent’s parlour, printing and DTP centre, sweet shop etc. provides shopping of essential commodities for the students and staff in the premises.

Banks and Post Office

One State Bank of India and One Canara Bank with ATM facilities are available inside the premises. Apart from an independent branch of Post office is situated inside the premises which make the communication better and easier for the staff and students.


A CBSE English Medium High School and One Kannada Medium higher Primary school (120 Yrs old) and One Kannada Medium High school has been established inside the campus which provides quality education to the residents’ children.

Guest House

The institute has 3 Guest Houses and one International Hostel with state of the art infrastructure which provides accommodation to Institute guests, staff and guardians of the students.


NITK is having a private Beach at the shores of Arabian Sea with a light house adjoining to it. Students and staff spent pretty happy moments here and apprize the beauty of Sunset every day



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