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  To achieve excellence in education so as to enable students to establish themselves as world-class professionals and empower them with the proficiency & knowledge required to excel in the dynamic field of Information Technology.


  To create and disseminate knowledge through research, teaching & learning; and to enhance society in meaningful and sustainable ways.

  To serve our students by inculcating in them problem solving, leadership, teamwork skills and the value of commitment to quality, ethical behavior & respect for others.


About the Department  [Click here for the Department's Annual Brochure]

Established in the year 2000, the Department of Information Technology is the youngest among the 14 departments at NITK Surathkal. Since then, it has grown to be a center for excellence, innovation, and research with dedicated faculty & staff, highly motivated students, state-of-the-art facilities, and an innovative teaching-learning environment. The department offers two undergraduate programmes - B.Tech.(IT) and B.Tech.(Artificial Intelligence) and one post-graduate programme M.Tech.(IT), M.Tech. in IT (by Research) and Ph.D. programmes are also offered by the department. The B.Tech(IT) programme offered by the Department received a maximum Tier 1 accreditation level of 6 years from the National Board of Accreditation (2022-2023 to 2027-28 up to 30-06-2028). Earlier, the programme received Tier 1 NBA accreditation for 6+1 years w.e.f. 01-07-2014 (further extended for 1 year up to 30-06-2022) and for 3 years in 2008. 

The Department has demonstrated its significant potential through multiple successful startups, high-quality scholarly publications, research projects, patents, and other initiatives. Several research & consultancy projects are currently underway as part of various grants/MoUs with reputed industry and academic organizations. Our students have consistently achieved excellent placements year after year and have demonstrated a high level of success at pursuing post-graduate and doctoral studies at leading universities worldwide (as per QS World University Rankings). Many NITK-IT graduates are currently at universities of repute like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Duke University, Purdue, Georgia Tech, and in the IITs and IIMs


Contact us

Head of the Department,
Department of Information Technology,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka,
SurathkalP. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Ph.:    +91-824-2474056
Email:  hodit [at] nitk [dot] edu [dot] in

Web Admin: Sowmya Kamath S

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