B.Tech (Information Technology)

The B.Tech programme in Information Technology was the first program to be offered by the Department when it was established in the year 2000. It has since grown from strength to strength and is currently one of the top and most sought after disciplines at NITK Surathkal. The course currently has an average intake of 110 students per year. The programme is innovatively designed to cater to global and industry demands and offers a balanced coverage of foundation concepts and application oriented courses. Our students have consistently achieved excellent placements of nearly 100% each year and several have been accepted/are pursuing post graduate and doctoral studies at reputed National and International Universities.

B.Tech (IT) Curriculum [2022]

B.Tech (IT) Curriculum [2021]

B.Tech (IT) Curriculum [2020]

Programme Educational Objectives

[PEO1] To provide students with a strong and sustainable foundation in mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to enable them to devise competent solutions to complex hardware/software problems and also to pursue advanced research.

[PEO2] To deliver a comprehensive education spanning the breadth of Information Technology and related engineering fields to ensure that graduates have the core competency to be successful in Industry and/or excel in higher studies.

[PEO3] To train students to work as part of teams on multidisciplinary projects and in diverse professional environments to comprehend, analyze, design and create innovative solutions for real life problems, in alignment with society, global economy and emerging trends.

[PEO4] To create a learning environment which emphasizes the importance of professionalism, ethics & exceptional communication skills and also infuses a curious bent of mind in students to inspire a quest for life-long learning.


Programme Outcomes

[PO1] Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

[PO2] Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
[PO3] Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
[PO4] Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
[PO5] Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
[PO6] The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
[PO7] Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
[PO8] Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
[PO9] Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
[PO10] Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions. 
[PO11] Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
[PO12] Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Objectives

[PSO1] Demonstrate the use of core Information Technology and its applications in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-physical Systems and Data Science.

[PSO2] Inculcate the ability to design effective IT solutions to complex problems through the use of project based and experiential learning methodologies.


B.Tech (in Artificial Intelligence)  

The B.Tech programme in Artificial Intelligence was duly approved by the Ministry of Education in June 2021 and will be offered by the Dept. of IT from the Academic Year 2021-22. It has been designed in conformance with the National Education Policy 2020, which stresses the need to improve the skilled workforce involving mathematics, computer science, and data science, in conjunction with multidisciplinary abilities across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The aim is to empower students to build intelligent machines, software or applications with state-of-the-art technology like machine learning, data analytics, and data visualisation technologies. The B.Tech(AI) degree prepares students for emerging industry requirements in different areas of AI such as data science, human-centred computing, cyber-physical systems, and robotics. The curriculum focuses on the use of coginitive inputs such as video, speech, and big data to make decisions or enhance human capabilities in inter-disciplinary environments and domains. 

B.Tech(AI) Curriculum [2022]

B.Tech(AI) Curriculum [2021]


M.Tech (Information Technology)

The PG course in IT was introduced in 2010 as part of the Decenary celebrations of the Department of Information Technology. It is aimed at producing quality engineers/ researchers to cater to the ever increasing demand for highly trained IT professionals. Students are exposed to cutting edge technologies in emerging areas of IT with hands on experience in trend setting areas such as Information & Network Security, Distributed Computing and Human Computer Interaction. 

M.Tech Curriculum [2022]

M.Tech Curriculum [2020]

M.Tech Curriculum [2019]


Programme Educational Objectives

  1. To provide information technology (and related engineering fields) graduate students with the knowledge of cutting-edge courses and technologies to enable them to excel and become leaders in research, education, industry, and policy-making.

  2. To deliver comprehensive education spanning the breadth of the advanced areas of    Information Technology (and related engineering fields) to ensure that the students are ready to excel in their professional responsibility, nurture research attitude, and lifelong learning with a scientific temperament.

  3. To develop leadership qualities by inculcating the students in curriculum-based projects, R&D projects, and diverse professional environments to comprehend, analyze and design innovative solutions for real-life problems with an ethical approach, in alignment with emerging trends, society, and ensure the maximization of global economic benefits.

  4. To create a multidisciplinary learning environment that emphasizes the importance of self-learning, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills and also infuses a curious bent of mind in students to inspire a quest for lifelong learning especially needed for a successful professional career in a dynamic field like IT.


M.Tech (in IT by Research)

This programme is aimed at students interested in exposure to serious research in various fields of Information Technology. It emphasizes multidisciplinary and rigorous learning and research work. Faculty members with vast research experience will be involved in the teaching and research process. Exposure to exciting and emerging technologies and active involvement of faculty members in research projects are the best features of this programme, providing students a distinctive opportunity to undertake research work and innovation. The number of seats is flexible but subject to the availability of research funding.


M.Tech (Research) Degrees Awarded

          Title of Thesis:  HAMP - A Highly Abstracted and Modular Programming Paradigm for Expressing Parallel Programs

          Title of Thesis: Efficient Prediction of Events Using Social Network Data with Novel Sentiment Analysis

          Title of Thesis: Accelerated Framework for Selective Blurring with Occlusion Handling Using Depth Maps


Ph.D (Information Technology)

The Department has been very active in research and development activities in various areas of Information Technology. The Ph.D Program in Information Technology is offered both on full-time and part-time basis. 

Ph.D (Rules/Regulations)

Ph.D (Curriculum)


Ph.D degrees awarded : 34 (Click here for more details)

Ph.D work in progress : 38 (31 full-time, 7 part-time)  (Click here for more details)


Current research interests -

  • Affective Computing

  • Big Data/Cognitive Analytics

  • Bio-inspired Computing

  • Bio-informatics

  • Cloud Computing and Intelligent Cloud Computing

  • Cognitive Hearing/Speech Science

  • Data Mining, Scientific/Statistical Data Mining

  • Data Semantics

  • Distributed Computing

  • Geospatial Analytics

  • Healthcare Informatics

  • High Performance Computing

  • Human Centered Computing

  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Sensing

  • Multimedia and Virtual Reality

  • Natural Language Processing

  • QoS Aware MANETs

  • Security Issues in Cloud/Information/Networks/VoIP

  • Semantic Web Technologies

  • Social Multimedia & Social Network Analysis

  • Soft Computing

  • Software Engineering

  • Virtualization

  • Web Services

  • Wireless Sensor Networks


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

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