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National Institute of Technology (NIT) Suratkal (Karnataka) : Profile

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About : The History and Ranking of NIT Surathkal

The National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, formerly known as KREC, is a premier autonomous university in India. It was founded in July 1960 under the name Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal (KREC).

Karnataka Regional Engineering College began in 1960 with three under-graduate courses in engineering: Mechanical, Electrical , and Civil, with affiliation to the University of Mysore. Undergraduate courses in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering were started in 1965.

The college offers post-graduate courses in Marine Structures and Industrial Structures, Industrial Electronics, Heat Power, Hydraulics and Water Resources, Chemical Plant Design Engineering and Process Metallurgy.

In addition to these courses, the institute presently offers undergraduate courses in Electronics and Communication, Mining, Computer Science and Information Technology. In 1980, KREC got affiliated to the Mangalore University. On June 26, 2002, KREC was renamed National Institute of Technology, Karnataka and awarded the status of a deemed university.

The two most famous annual events held at NITK are, Engineer (the national level technical symposium) and Incident (the cultural festival).

Admission Process, Minimum Qualifications and Reservation

The B Tech admissions are based on the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination). The exam consists of three sections on Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Undergraduate admissions are on reciprocal basis regionwise. 50% of the seats are reserved for students from Karnataka. The remaining 50% are distributed over other NITs on a reciprocal basis.

Ten percent of the seats in the undergraduate class are reserved for NRI students under the hugely popular DASA scheme. Admissions are based on the percentages obtained by prospective students in their Grade 12 final examinations. Since a majority of the students apply from after having completed their studies in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus, the problem rarely arises.

Post Graduate students are admitted to the program through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by the Indian Institute of Technologies and the Indian Institute of Science. Graduate students are required to complete a minimum number of courses in addition to a thesis or dissertation that entails independent research under the guidance of faculty. Graduate and Doctoral students are also actively involved in teaching certain undergraduate courses.

Address and how to get to NIT, Surathkal

National Institute of Technology
Dakshina Kannada District
Mangalore 575025

Telephone :
INSTITUTE : +91-824-2474000-2474023

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