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
society, and achieve excellence in teaching-learning and
Attract and develop talented and committed human
provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity,
team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership.
Facilitate effective interactions among faculty
and foster networking with alumni, industries, institutions and
Practice and promote high standards of
transparency and accountability.
National Institute of
Technology Karnataka, Surathkal is located in Mangalore
City, Karnataka State, India. The Institute was
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.