National Institute of Technology, (NITK) Surathkal Overview

  Surathkal   AICTE   ESTD 1960
  Surathkal   AICTE   ESTD 1960

About College

National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, is rated as one of the best engineering colleges in India. It was established in 1960. Under the NIT Act, the institute received recognition of Institute of National Importance in 2007. This ISO certified institute believes in delivering good quality education of technology to students with shaping their careers in a perfect way. 

Under the guidance of the director of Karanam Uma Maheshwar Rao, the institute provides many undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral engineering courses to students. These courses include Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc. 

NIT Surathkal ranking is eighth in India and first among all government T-schools of India by Dataquest. It is ranked first among all NIT by IndiaToday. Outlook India has ranked NIT, Surathkal ninth among Top engineering colleges in India.

NIT Surathkal is ranked 306th by UI Green Metric in World’s Top Universities. The institute was recognized by University Grants Commission and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It is positioned on 21st rank among engineering colleges by NIRF.

Young Faculty Research Fellowship was given to NITK faculty. There are 31 faculty members in Mechanical Engineering, 22 in Civil Engineering, 21 in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 19 in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 12 in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 14 in Computer Science and Engineering, 19 in Chemical Engineering and nine in Mining Engineering.

NIT Surathkal Courses offered and Fee Structure

The institute offers engineering, science and management courses on a full-time basis.  IIT Surathkal provides engineering courses as undergraduate Bachelor of Technology, postgraduate Master of Technology and doctoral PhD courses. 

NIT Surathkal Course Highlights

  • Two-year Post Graduate M.Tech courses are divided into four semesters.
  • Four-year Undergraduate B.Tech courses are divided into eight semesters.
  • Research programs are for three years.

NIT Surathkal Admission Process

All the applicants need to get a certain score in JEE Main and GATE score for getting admitted to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses respectively. JEE is followed by JoSAA counselling. B.Tech. candidates are required to have at least 75% in 10+2 examination. B.Tech. candidates should have had Mathematics & Physics in 10+2 standard as compulsory subjects.

  • B. Tech. candidates need to get a certain JEE Main score with successful JoSAA counselling followed by an interview.
  • M. Tech. candidates need certain GATE score for admission.
  • PhD candidates need to appear for Entrance examination and interview.

NIT Surathkal Placements

NIT Suratkal holds great placement records every year, around 90 per cent. This is why it is one of the first choices of engineering students. Internship programs within the institute offer salary package worth 3 LPA.

Top recruiters are ACC Limited, Accenture Services, Aditi Technologies, Amazon Software, Godrej, Hero Honda Motors Ltd., HPCL, NVIDIA, Philips Innovation etc. Apart from the B.Tech placement trend NIT Surathkal M.Tech placements trend is also helping it to be a reputed institute in India. 

NIT Surathkal Placement Report 

Rate of Placement Highest CTC (LPA) Average CTC (LPA) No. of company visited Recruiters
Around 100% 29.14 7.73 100 Microsoft, Google, Texas instruments, Volvo Eicher, GE electronics Oracle

NIT Surathkal Result & Cut-off

To get selected in this institute the candidate needs to score above the cutoff marks. The cut-off list is prepared on the basis of the number of candidates applying, results of the candidates and seats available for them in the institute.

To get into B.Tech course in this college, NIT Surathkal cut-off depends on JEE Mains result and NIT Surathkal M.Tech cut-off is decided upon GATE result.

JEE-Main NIT Surathkal Cut Off 2018 Closing Rank for Home State

Course Specialization Category
General SC ST OBC
B.Tech Computer Engineering 3174 614 344 1767
Electrical and Electronics Engineering NA 2032 932 NA
Civil Engineering NA 2913  1009 NA
Electronics & Communication Engineering 4782 1655 745 3093
Information Technology NA 1364 716 3375
Mechanical Engineering NA 2171 764 NA
Chemical Engineering NA NA 934 NA
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NA NA 1271 NA
Mining Engineering NA NA 1479 NA

JEE-Main Cut Off 2018 Closing Rank for Other State

Course Specialization Category
General SC ST OBC
B.Tech Computer Engineering 1442 259 123 559
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 4815 949 324 1765
Civil Engineering NA 1579 326 3634
Electronics & Communication Engineering 3236 720 330 1326
Information Technology 3137 783 252 1379
Mechanical Engineering NA 1152 389 1783
Chemical Engineering NA 1637 839 NA
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering NA 3226 1771 NA
Mining Engineering NA NA 1458 NA

NIT Surathkal Alumni Network

Alumni network of the institute is very strong. It helps the passed out as well as the present students to gain maximum career benefits from the institute. Various resources like social networking and other sites let students remain in contact with the alumni to receive professional guidance whenever they need it. 

NIT Surathkal Scholarships

NIT Surathkal offers many scholarships to the meritorious students to ease their educational path. A number of scholarship programs are being run by the institute like Commonwealth Scholarship, Narotam Foundation Scholarship, Pradeep Gundappa Memorial Scholarship and CEU MSc in Finance scholarships. A national scholarship portal is also available for all the students who have a family’s annual income less than 2.5 lakhs.

NIT Surathkal Campus Facilities

Campus life at NIT Surathkal is the one, which all students dream for. The Wi-Fi enabled NIT Surathkal campus has facilities like digital library, gym, swimming pool, clean and spacious hostel rooms, café, canteens, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court etc. 10 departments have separate buildings for each.

Air-conditioned reading rooms, two shopping centres and a beach on the western end provide a perfect spot for students for combined leisure and learning.  Students can have a great educational experience with all the essential facilities in reach.


Source Rank
NIRF (Engineering) 65
NIRF (Overall) 22
India Today 16
Outlook India 6
The Week 14
Edu Rand 13