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India: National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

The National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) earlier known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), was founded in 1960. It is a public engineering university at Surathkal, located on the outskirts of Mangalore. It is one of the thirty one National Institutes of Technology (NITS) in India and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. It is one of the top engineering and science institute in the state of Karnataka. It has a campus close to the Arabian Sea. It is ranked twenty-second in the country.

NITK Surathkal provides undergraduate and graduate programs in science, engineering, and management. The institute has eleven support centres, fourteen departments and about 5,500 students, 200 faculty members, 300 support staff, and 15,500 alumni around the world.

Research and industrial consulting

Research in the institute is mainly funded by central and state government agencies with grants for the academic year reaching around ₹10 crore (US$1.5 million). Other than that, newly recruited faculty are provided a seed grant of ₹5 lakh (US$7,400) for research.

Faculties go to foreign universities to encourage research and teaching interactions.  Various consulting activities are also conducted through the industry-institute partnership unit.

 The various departments at the Institute are:

  • Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematical and Computational Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Physics
  • Placement and Training
  • School of Management

One of NITK’s core missions is to promote entrepreneurship among students and alumni.

Some notable startups founded by alumni of NITK Surathkal are:

  • Quest Global,
  • Practo Health App
  • Delhivery
  • Nestaway
  • Taxi For Sure

A few of these startups like Practo were conceived within the college campus by students.

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