|S. No.||Background of the handbook||Right to information act 2005 (RTI act)|
|1.1||Objective purpose of this Handbook||Providing information about the Institute|
|1.2||Users of this Handbook||Students and staff of the Institute general public, etc.,|
|1.3||Organization of the Information in this Handbook||As per the guidelines of the MHRD|
|1.4||Definitions||Institute: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. |
Act: Right to Information Act, 2005.
MOA: Memorandum of Association between the Institute and the Ministry of HRD.
|1.6||Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 01.01.2015|
To facilitate the transformation of students into good human beings, responsible citizens and competent professionals, focusing on 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 stakeholders.
Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics, transparency, and accountability.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal, formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) Surathkal, was established in the year 1960 at Srinivasnagar, Mangalore, Karnataka State. Sri U. Srinivasa Mallya, a visionary and a philanthropist was instrumental in the establishment of this Institute and hence the campus is named after him as “Srinivasnagar”. KREC made a small yet significant beginning with 3 Departments offering BE programs in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Since then KREC grew from strength to strength and set unprecedented records in the field of technical education in the country. Initially, the College was affiliated to the University of Mysore but in 1980 the affiliation was transferred to the Mangalore University. With every passing batch of students who went on to conquer unexplored domains in the service of humanity, the stature of KREC grew and the world recognized and applauded. So much so, ‘Surathkal’ is synonymous with high-quality engineering education. In 2002, the Government of India decided to grant full autonomy and accordingly the College was elevated to the status of Deemed University and renamed as the National Institute of Technology Karnataka. Subsequently, the National Institute of Technology Act, 2007 was enacted by the Parliament of India to declare India’s National Institutes of Technology as Institutes of National Importance. The Act received the assent of the President of India on 5th June 2007 and became effective from August 15, 2007. The Institute is governed by the rules and statutes of the NIT Act.
The Institute has established itself as a premier center engaged in imparting quality technological education and providing support to research and development activities. The Institute has a long tradition of research for several decades in both traditional and modern areas of engineering and sciences in all departments. The Institute has been actively involved in applied research in looking at and resolving problems faced by the society in several areas. NITK attracts students from all over the country and abroad. NITK graduates are sought after by top industries/companies and the Institute has been rated as one of the best Institutions in the country with regard to student placements. Many of its alumni occupy coveted positions both in India and abroad and are a source of pride and inspiration to the Institute. NITK is consistently rated among the top engineering and technological institutes in India. Today, the Institute offers nine B. Tech programs, 27 Post Graduate programs, and Doctoral programs in all its fourteen Departments and is making significant advances in R&D and outreach activities too.
The Institute is located at Srinivasnagar, Surathkal in the Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State, 21 km. North of Mangalore city on either side of NH.66which cuts across the campus. The campus is well connected by rail, road, air and sea with the rest of the country. The airport is situated at Bajpe, 20 km from Surathkal. The nearest Railway station is Surathkal (3 km.) which is on the Mangalore-Mumbai Konkan Railway route and the nearest seaport is New Mangalore which is 8 km, south of college campus.
The campus covers an area of 295 acres in picturesque surroundings with Western Ghats in the East and the West Arabian Sea in the West. The campus is well laid out with roads, electrical installation, water supply, underground drainage, etc. The campus is on the seashore, is blessed with clean air and a healthy climate. The National Highway NH 66 separates the campus into the Western Side and Eastern Side campus. The Western Side of the campus houses the Departments of E&E, E&C, Computer and Information Technology, Guest Houses, STEP, Yoga center and pristine beach.
Teaching and Research.
The monitoring is done through the different Committees and the Board of Governors.
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Srinivasnagar – 575 025 Mangalore
Administrative and Office Staff :
08.45 A.M. to 01.00 P. M.
01.45 P.M. to 05.30 P.M.
The powers and duties of Officers and employees of the Institute is covered in the overarching National Institute of Technology Act 2007 and the First Statutes of NITs of April 2009 of Government of India.
The following table gives an indication of the powers and duties of Officers and employees of NITK, Surathkal.
NIT Act, 2007 (17)
|Principal, Academic and Executive Officer of the Institute|
|Dy. Director |
NIT Act 2007 (17)
|Dy. Director Shall exercise such powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by NIT Act or the Statutes or by the Director.|
NIT Act, 2007 (18)
|Custodian of records, common seal, funds of the institute and such other property of the institute that the board shall commit to his charge. Secretary to the Board of Governors and other bodies as provided under the Act and Statutes.|
|Dean (Academic) (Statute 19)||Advise Director on Academic matters on all Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programmes of the Institute. Chairperson of the Board of Studies (BOS)|
|Dean (Planning Development) (Statute 19)||Advise Director in Planning, Operation, and Maintenance, financial matters, budget, etc.,|
|Dean (Student Welfare) (Statute 19)||Advise Director on Student welfare matters, Co scholastic matters, etc.,|
|Dean (Faculty Welfare) (Statute 19)||Advise Director on Faculty welfare matters, Faculty Discipline, integrity and commitment.|
|Dean (R&C) (Statute 19)||Advise Director on Consultancy and Sponsored Research matters etc.|
|Dean (AA & IR)||Advise Director of Alumni Affairs and Institutional Relations|
|Deputy Registrar (A/Cs)||Head of the Section on Budget, Finance, Accounts, Purchase, Audit matters|
|Assistant Registrar (Academic)||Assisting Registrar / Dean (Academic) / Deputy Registrar (Academic) on Academic matters on all Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programmes of the Institute.|
|Assistant Registrar (Administration)||Assisting Registrar / Deputy Registrar (Admin) on administrative matters.|
Professor in charge (Hostel Affairs)
|Head of Hostel Administration and Management, Chairman of Hostel & Mess Committee, Warden’s Committee, etc.,|
|Professor (T & P)||Placement & Training of all students|
|Librarian||Head of Library & Digital Library|
|Resident Engineer||Head of the Section on Implementation & monitoring of construction projects, operation and maintenance, and annual repair, etc.|
|Heads of the Departments||All Heads of the Departments and Schools deal with the General Administration of Departments, and Student Discipline, Course Delivery, Research Activities, etc.|
|Teaching Faculty||Academic and Research work, sponsored research and consultancy and assistance in Administration|
|Ministerial Staff||Support in Administration and Management|
|Technical Staff||Support in Departmental Teaching activity|
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals, and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions are as follows:
The procedure followed in the decision-making process including channels of supervision and accountability (As per the NIT Act and Statutes of the Institute)
The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals, and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employee for discharging its functions
Gazette Notification Notifying the Amendments in First Statutes of NITs-2017
RTI Act, 2005
Rules for Purchase and Works.
In addition to the list mentioned under above (4) following additional documents are also furnished hereunder and also so on the Institute website.
A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees, and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:
Following are the Main Committees / Governing body of the Institute
|Board Of Governors||Finance Committee||Building and Works committee||Senate||Board of Studies|
Board of Studies (BOS- UG, PG and Research) Constitution
Dean (Faculty Welfare)
Dean (Planning & Development)
Dean (Students' Welfare)
Dean (Research & Consultancy)
Dean (Alumni Affairs & Institutional Affairs)
H.O.D. of each Department/his nominee
BOG member representing the faculty
Three Representatives from the premier
Academic Institutions such as IIT, NIT, IISc.
IIM, others belonging to Southern region
Assistant Registrars (Academic)
The Institute has a Director, Six Deans, Heads of the Departments, Registrar, Faculty members, Deputy and Asst. Registrars who carry out the various functions of the Institute as per procedures laid down in the NIT Act, 2007, Statutes and by the BOG from time to time. The decision is communicated to public by notices, announcements, website and advertisements. The final authority to take the decision lies with the Board of Governors. The Institute takes decision regarding students’ affairs, staff affairs, facilities of the Institute and the infrastructure.
Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao
|b.||Deputy Director||Prof. Ananthanarayana V. S. |
Sri K. Ravindranath
Sri Ram Mohan Y.
Asst. Registrar (Academic)
Sri Kamlabh Kumar Singh
Asst. Registrar (Academic II)
Ms. Priyanka Dattanand Amadalli
Asst. Registrar (Accounts)
Sri Gaurav Chowdhury
Asst. Registrar (Administration)
Sri Soumen Karmakar
Asst. Registrar (Purchase)
Sri. Bansod Pritam Ramesh
|j.||Liaison Officer, |
|Prof. Annappa, |
Computer Science & Engineering
Liaison Officer, SC/ST Cell
Dr. Veershetty Gumtapure,
Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)
Sri Soumen Karmakar
Asst. Public Information Officer (APIO)
Sri Gaurav Chowdhury
First Appellate Authority
Sri K. Ravindranath
Prof. In-charge (Hostel Affairs)
Prof. Chitharanjan Hegde
Dr. Vijay Desai,
Under RTI Act, 2005
|Dr. Aloysius H. Sequeira,|
School of Management
Under the RTI Act, 2005
|Dr. A. Kandasamy,|
Dept. of MACS
Dean (Faculty Welfare)
Prof. Aloysius Henry Sequeira
Dean (Planning and Development)
Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal
Prof. M. B. Saidutta
Dean (Research and Consultancy)
|Dr. U. Shripathi Acharya|
Dean (Students Welfare)
Prof. Jagannath Nayak
Dean (Alumni Affairs and Institutional Relations)
Prof. Panduranga Vittal K.
HODs of Various Departments
Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics
Dr. Amba Shetty
Dr. Arun Mohan Isloor, Professor
Dr. Hari Mahalingam
Dr. Varghese George
Computer Science & Engineering
Dr. Alwyn Roshan Pais
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Dr. Vekatesa Perumal
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Dr. T. Laxminidhi
School of Management
Dr. S. Pavan Kumar, Assoc. Professor
Dr. Rammohan Reddy
Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Dr. B.R. Shankar
Dr. Shrikanth S. Rao
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Dr. Anandhan Srinivasan
Dr. K Ram Chandar
Dr. H. S. Nagaraja
FACULTY PAY STRUCTURE
Level – 10 (Contract)
Level – 11 (Contract)
Level – 12
Level - 13 A 1
Level - 13 A 2
Level - 14
Level - 14 A
Level - 15
NON - TEACHING STAFF (REGULAR) PAY STRUCTURE:
Level – 01
Multi-Tasking Staff ( Attendant, Mali, Driver, etc)
Level - 03
Technician, Laboratory Assistant, Work Assistant, Junior Assistant.
Level – 04
Senior Technician, Senior Laboratory Assistant, Senior work Assistant, Senior Assistant, Stenographer.
Level – 05
Technician (Selection Grade – II), Laboratory Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Work Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Assistant (Selection Grade - II), Senior Stenographer, Pharmacist.
Level – 06
Technician (Selection Grade – I), Laboratory Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Work Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Technical Assistant, Junior Engineer, SAS Assistant, Library and Information Assistant, Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Superintendent, Accountant, Stenographer (Selection Grade – II), Personal Assistant.
Level – 07
Senior Technical Assistant, Assistant Engineer, Senior SAS Assistant, Senior Library and Information Assistant, Senior Superintendent, Stenographer (Selection Grade – I), Senior Personal Assistant, Pharmacist (Selection Grade – II).
Level – 08
Technical Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Assistant Engineer (Selection Grade – II), SAS Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Library and Information Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Superintendent (Selection Grade – II), Private Secretary, Pharmacist (Selection Grade – I)
Level – 09
Technical Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Assistant Engineer (Selection Grade – I), SAS Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Library and Information Assistant (Selection grade – I), Superintendent (Selection Grade – I)
Level – 10
Assistant Registrar, Scientific Officer / Technical Officer, Medical Officer, Assistant Librarian, SAS Officer
Level – 11
Senior Medical Officer, Executive Engineer
Level – 12
Deputy Registrar, Deputy Librarian, Senior SAS Officer, Senior Scientific / Senior Technical Officer
Level - 13
Level – 14
Registrar, Librarian, Principal SAS Officer, Principal Scientific / Principal Technical Officer
The manner of execution of subsidy programs, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programs:
Types of Scholarships:
Recipients of Scholarships:
All relevant information about Institute activities are made available on the website www.nitk.ac.in
Means, methods and facilities available to citizens for obtaining information.
Citizens can obtain information from the web site, advertisement, and notice boards, and can get specific information through posts or email, press releases, telephones, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Information often required by students, staff and citizens are available on the website of the Institute: www.nitk.ac.in
NITK Audited statement for the last two yearsTransparency Audit of Disclosures Under Section 4 of the RTI Act by the Public authorities
There is a Grievance Redressal Committee to consider all grievances against Administrative decisions on issues and to recommend corrective measures for the consideration of Director/BoG. (Details available in the Citizen Charter).