Research at NITK is an integral part of the curriculum and a major component of the teaching-learning process. The institute takes pride in being recognized as a Centre for AICTE sponsored National Doctoral Programme and also as a Centre for Quality Improvement Programme (QIP). The newly introduced M.Tech (Research) programmes is aimed at orienting students towards novel research possibilities at an early stage. The institute assures for its scholars a broad and deep research navigation. NITK has received over Rs 200 crore since 2016. The NITK Research Advisory Board is established to provide policy directions to research activities. The institution has attracted significant research grants from various central and state government agencies with a total of 162 ongoing sponsored research projects.
NITK provides a wide breadth of research opportunities for our students to explore new avenues in the concerned areas.