राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान कर्नाटक , सुरत्कल
ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ , ಸುರತ್ಕಲ್
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

SlNoBackground of the hand bookRight to information act 2005 (RTI act)
1.1 Objective purpose of this Handbook Providing information about the Institute
1.2 Users of this Handbook Students and staff of the Institute general public, etc.,
1.3 Organisation of the Information in this Handbook As per the guidelines of the MHRD
1.4 Definitions Institute: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.
Act: Right to Information Act, 2005.
MOA: Memorandum of Association between the Institute and the Ministry of HRD.
1.5 Contact Person 1. Transparency Officer
Dr. Aloysius H. Sequeira,
Dean (FW) and
Professor, School of Management

2. Nodal Officer
Dr. A. Kandasamy,
Part –time CVO and
Professor, Dept. of MACS

3. First Appellate Authority
Mr. K. Ravindranath,

4. Central Public Information Officer
Mr. Soumen Karmakar,
Asst. Registrar (Admin)

5. Asst. Central Public Information Officer,
Mr. Gaurav Chaudhury,
Asst. Registrar (A/Cs)
1.6 Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 01.01.2015  

2.1 Vision:

To facilitate transformation of students into good human beings, responsible citizens and competent professionals, focusing on assimilation, generation and dissemination of knowledge.

2.2 Mission:

  1. Impart quality education to meet the needs of profession and society, and achieve excellence in teaching-learning and research.

  2. Attract and develop talented and committed human resource, and provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership.

  3. Facilitate effective interactions among faculty and students, and foster networking with alumni, industries, institutions and other stake-holders.

  4. Practice and promote high standards of professional ethics, transparency and accountability.

2.3 Brief History of the Institute:

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal, formerly known as Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC) Surathkal, was established in the year 1960 at Srinivasnagar, Mangalore, Karnataka State. Sri U. Srinivasa Mallya, a visionary and a philanthropist was instrumental in the establishment of this Institute and hence the campus is named after him as “Srinivasnagar”. KREC made a small yet significant beginning with 3 Departments offering BE programs in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Since then KREC grew from strength to strength and set unprecedented records in the field of technical education in the country. Initially the College was affiliated to the University of Mysore but in 1980 the affiliation was transferred to the Mangalore University. With every passing batch of students who went on to conquer unexplored domains in the service of humanity, the stature of KREC grew and the world recognized and applauded. So much so, ‘Surathkal’ is synonymous with high quality engineering education. In 2002, the Government of India decided to grant full autonomy and accordingly the College was elevated to the status of Deemed University and renamed as the National Institute of Technology Karnataka. Subsequently, the National Institute of Technology Act, 2007 was enacted by the Parliament of India to declare India’s National Institutes of Technology as Institutes of National Importance. The Act received the assent of the President of India on 5th June, 2007 and became effective from August 15, 2007. The Institute is governed by the rules and statutes of the NIT Act.

The Institute has established itself as a premier centre engaged in imparting quality technological education and providing support to research and development activities. The Institute has a long tradition of research for several decades in both traditional and modern areas of engineering and sciences in all departments. The Institute has been actively involved in applied research in looking at and resolving problems faced by the society in several areas. NITK attracts students from all over the country and abroad. NITK graduates are sought after by top industries/companies and the Institute has been rated as one of the best Institutions in the country with regard to student placements. Many of its alumni occupy coveted positions both in India and abroad and are a source of pride and inspiration to the Institute. NITK is consistently rated among the top engineering and technological institutes in India. Today, the Institute offers nine B. Tech programmes, 27 Post Graduate programmes and Doctoral programmes in all its fourteen Departments and is making significant advances in R&D and outreach activities too.

2.4 Location:

The Institute is located at Srinivasnagar, Surathkal in the Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State, 21 km. North of Mangalore city on either side of NH.66which cuts across the campus. The campus is well connected by rail, road, air and sea with the rest of the country. The airport is situated at Bajpe, 20 km from Surathkal. The nearest Railway station is Surathkal (3 km.) which is on the Mangalore-Mumbai Konkan Railway route and the nearest sea port is New Mangalore which is 8 km, south of college campus.

2.5 Campus:

The campus covers an area of 295 acres in picturesque surroundings with Western Ghats in the East and the West Arabian Sea in the West. The campus is well laid out with roads, electrical installation, water supply, underground drainage etc. The campus being on the seashore, is blessed with clean air and a healthy climate. The National Highway NH 66 separates the campus into Western Side and Eastern Side campus. The Western Side of the campus houses the Departments of E&E, E&C, Computer and Information Technology, Guest Houses, STEP, Yoga centre and pristine beach.

2.6 Duties of the Institute:

Teaching and Research.

2.7 Organisation Chart:

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2.8 Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and public grievance resolution :

The monitoring is done though the different Committees and the Board of Governors.

2.9 Address of the Institute:

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Srinivasnagar – 575 025 Mangalore

2.10 Institute Working hours:

Administrative and Office Staff :

08.45 A.M. to 01.00 P. M.

01.45P.M. to 05.30 P.M.

3.1 Status of RTI Applications received:





Repeated harrasing RTI application cannot be entertained:

Decision 29-03-2016

Decision 25-02-2016

3.1.1 Details of appeals received

3.1.2 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI

3.2 Power and duties officers and employees:

The powers and duties of Officers and employees of the Institute is covered in the overarching National Institute of Technology Act 2007 and the First Statutes of NITs of April 2009 of Government of India.

Following table gives an indication of the powers and duties of Officers and employees of NITK, Surathkal.


NIT Act, 2007 (17)

Principal, Academic and Executive Officer of the Institute
Dy. Director
NIT Act 2007 (17)
Dy. Director Shall exercise such powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by NIT Act or the Statutes or by the Director.


NIT Act, 2007 (18)

Custodian of records, common seal, funds of the institute and such other property of the institute that the board shall commit to his charge. Secretary to Board of Governors and other bodies as provided under the Act and Statutes.
Dean (Academic) (Statute 19) Advise Director on Academic matters on all Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programmes of the Institute. Chairperson of the Board of Studies (BOS)
Dean (Planning &
(Statute 19)
Advise Director in Planning, operation and Maintenance, financial matters, budget etc.,
Dean (Student Welfare)
(Statute 19)
Advise Director on Student welfare matters, Co scholastic matters etc.,
Dean (Faculty Welfare)
(Statute 19)
Advise Director on Faculty welfare matters, Faculty Discipline, integrity and commitment.
Dean (R&C)
(Statute 19)
Advise Director on Consultancy and Sponsored Research matters etc.
Dean (AA & IR) Advise Director on Alumni Affairs and Institutional Relations
Deputy Registrar (A/Cs) Head of the Section on Budget, Finance, Accounts, purchase, Audit matters
Assistant Registrar (Academic) Assisting Registrar / Dean (Academic) / Deputy Registrar (Academic) on Academic matters on all Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Programmes of the Institute.
Assistant Registrar (Administration) Assisting Registrar / Deputy Registrar (Admin) on administrative matters.

Professor in chanrge (Hostel Affairs)

Head of Hostel Administration and Management, Chairman of Hostel & Mess Committee, Warden’s Committee etc.,
Professor (T & P) Placement & Training of all students
Librarian Head of Library & Digital Library
Resident Engieer Head of the Section on Implementation & monitoring of construction projects, operation and maintenance and annual repair etc.
Heads of the Departments All Heads of the Departments and Schools deal with General Administration of Departments, and Student Discipline, Course Delivery, Research Activities etc.
Teaching Faculty Academic and Research work, sponsored research and consultancy and assistance in Administration
Ministerial Staff Support in Administration and Managament
Technical Staff Support in Departmental Teaching activity

3.3 Rules, regulations and instructions used:

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions is as follows:

The procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability

As per NIT Act and Statutes of the Institute

(NIT Act, NIT Statutes)

The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employee for discharging its functions

Gazette Notification Notifying the Amendments in First Statutes of NITs-2017
RTI Act, 2005
Rules for Purchase and Works.

Manual for Procurement of Consultancy and Other Services 2017
Manual for Procurement of Goods 2017
Pre-Revised NITK Manual of Purchase
Works Manual 2014

Revised Recruitment Rules

3.4 Citizen Charter

4.1 Official documents and their availability:

In addition to the list mentioned under above (4) following additional documents are also furnished here under and also so on the Institute website.
A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:

Follwoing are the Main Committees / Governing body of the Institute

Board Of GovernorsFinance CommitteeBuilding and Works committeeSenateBoard of Studies
  1. 18th BOG
  2. 19th BOG
  3. 20th BOG
  4. 21st BOG
  5. 22nd BOG
  6. 23rd BOG
  7. 24th BOG
  8. 25th BOG
  9. 26th BOG
  10. 27th BOG
  11. 28th BOG
  12. 29th BOG
  13. 30th BOG
  14. 31st BOG
  15. 32nd BOG
  16. 33rd BOG
  17. 34th BOG
  18. 35th BOG
  19. 36th BOG
  20. 37th BOG
  21. 38th BOG
  22. 39th BOG
  23. 40th BOG
  24. 41st BOG
  25. 42nd BOG
  26. 43rd BOG
  27. 44th BOG
  28. 45th BOG
  29. 46th BOG
  30. 47th BOG
  31. 48th BOG
  32. 49th BOG
  33. 50th BOG
  34. 51st BOG
  35. 52nd BOG
  36. 53rd BOG
  37. 54th BOG54th BOG
  1. 13th FC Meeting
  2. 14th FC Meeting
  3. 15th FC Meeting
  4. 16th FC Meeting
  5. 17th FC Meeting
  6. 18th FC Meeting
  7. 19th FC Meeting
  8. 20th FC Meeting
  9. 21st FC Meeting
  10. 22nd FC Meeting
  11. 23rd FC Meeting
  12. 24th FC Meeting
  13. 25th FC Meeting
  14. 26th FC Meeting
  15. 27th FC Meeting
  16. 28th FC Meeting
  17. 29th FC Meeting
  18. 30th FC Meeting
  19. 31st FC Meeting
  20. 32nd FC Meeting
  21. 33rd FC Meeting
  22. 34th FC Meeting
  23. 35th FC Meeting
  24. 36th FC Meeting
  25. 37th FC Meeting
  26. 38th FC Meeting
  27. 39th FC Meeting
  28. 40th FC Meeting
  29. 41st FC Meeting
  30. 42nd FC Meeting
  1. 10th B&W C Meeting
  2. 11th B&W C Meeting
  3. 12th B&W C Meeting
  4. 13th B&W C Meeting
  5. 14th B&W C Meeting
  6. 15th B&W C Meeting
  7. 16th B&W C Meeting
  8. 17th B&W C Meeting
  9. 18th B&W C Meeting
  10. 19th B&W C Meeting
  11. 20th B&W C Meeting
  12. 21st B&W C Meeting
  13. 22nd B&W C Meeting
  14. 23rd B&W C Meeting
  15. 24th B&W C Meeting
  16. 25th B&W C Meeting
  17. 26th B&W C Meeting
  18. 27th B&W C Meeting
  19. 28th B&W C Meeting
  20. 29th B&W C Meeting
  21. 30th B&W C Meeting
  22. 31st B&W C Meeting
  23. 32nd B&W C Meeting
  24. 33rd B&W C Meeting
  25. 34th B&W C Meeting
  26. 35th B&W C Meeting
  27. 36th B&W C Meeting
  28. 37th B&W C Meeting
  1. 18th Senate Meeting
  2. 19th Senate Meeting
  3. 20th Senate Meeting
  4. 21st Senate Meeting
  5. 22nd Senate Meeting
  6. 23rd Senate Meeting
  7. 24th Senate Meeting
  8. 25th Senate Meeting
  9. 26th Senate Meeting
  10. 27th Senate Meeting
  11. 28th Senate Meeting
  12. 29th Senate Meeting
  13. 30th Senate Meeting
  14. 31st Senate Meeting
  15. 32nd Senate Meeting
  16. 33rd Senate Meeting
  17. 34th Senate Meeting
  18. 35th Senate Meeting
  19. 36th Senate Meeting
  20. 37th Senate Meeting
  21. 38th Senate Meeting
  22. 39th Senate Meeting
  23. 40th Senate Meeting
  24. 41st Senate Meeting
  25. 42nd Senate Meeting
  26. 43rd Senate Meeting
  27. 44th Senate Meeting
  28. 45th Senate Meeting
  1. 13th Bos
  2. 14th Bos
  3. 15th Bos
  4. 16th Bos
  5. 17th Bos
  6. 18th Bos
  7. 19th Bos
  8. 20th Bos
  9. 21st Bos
  10. 22nd Bos
  11. 23rd Bos
  12. 24th Bos
  13. 25th Bos
  14. 26th Bos
  15. 27th Bos
  16. 28th Bos
  17. 29th Bos
  18. 30th Bos
  19. 31st BOS

4.2 Board, Council, Committees and other Bodies:



Board of Studies (BOS- UG, PG and Research) Constitution


Dean (AA)



Dean (Faculty Welfare)



Dean (Planning & Development)



Dean (Students' Welfare)



Dean (Research & Consultancy)



Dean (Alumni Affairs & Institutional Affairs)



H.O.D. of each Department/his nominee



BOG member representing the faculty



Three Representatives from the premier



Academic Institutions such as IIT, NIT, IISc.



IIM, others belonging to Southern region


Assistant Registrars (Academic)





4.3 Procedure followed to take a decision for variuos matters:

The Institute has a Director, Six Deans, Heads of the Departments, Registrar, Faculty members, Deputy and Asst. Registrars who carry out the various functions of the Institute as per procedures laid down in the NIT Act, 2007, Statutes and by the BOG from time to time. The decision is communicated to public by notices, announcements, website and advertisements. The final authority to take the decision lies with the Board of Governors. The Institute takes decision regarding students’ affairs, staff affairs, facilities of the Institute and the infrastructure.

5.1 Executive and Administrative Officers of the Institute:

Administrative Officers

Sl. No.



Contact Number



Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao


b. Deputy Director Prof. Ananthanarayana V. S.
Information Technology



Sri K. Ravindranath



Joint Registrar

Sri Ram Mohan Y.



Asst. Registrar (Academic)

Sri Kamlabh Kumar Singh



Asst. Registrar (Academic II)

Ms. Priyanka Dattanand Amadalli



Asst. Registrar (Accounts)

Sri Gaurav Chowdhury



Asst. Registrar (Administration)

Sri Soumen Karmakar



Asst. Registrar (Purchase)

Sri. Bansod Pritam Ramesh


j. Liaison Officer,
OBC Cell
Prof. Annappa,
Computer Science & Engineering


Liaison Officer, SC/ST Cell

Dr. Veershetty Gumtapure,
Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering



Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Sri Soumen Karmakar



Asst. Public Information Officer (APIO)

Sri Gaurav Chowdhury



First Appellate Authority

Sri K. Ravindranath



Prof. In-charge (Hostel Affairs)

Prof. Chitharanjan Hegde



Career Development Centre,

Dr. Vijay Desai,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering


q. Transparency Officer,
Under RTI Act, 2005
Dr. Aloysius H. Sequeira,
School of Management
r. Nodal Officer,
Under RTI Act, 2005
Dr. A. Kandasamy,
Dept. of MACS

5.2 Deans:


Dean (Faculty Welfare)

Prof. Aloysius Henry Sequeira



Dean (Planning and Development)

Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal



Dean (Academic)

Prof. M. B. Saidutta



Dean (Research and Consultancy)

Dr. U. Shripathi Acharya



Dean (Students Welfare)

Prof. Jangannath Nayak



Dean (Alumni Affairs and Institutional Relations)

Prof. Panduranga Vittal K.


5.3 HODs of Various Departments:


Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics

Dr. A Mahesha




Dr. Arun Mohan Isloor, Professor



Chemical Engineering

Dr. Hari Mahalingam



Civil Engineering

Dr. Varghese George



Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Alwyn Roshan Pais



Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Dr. Vekatesa Perumal



Electronics & Communication Engineering

Dr. T. Laxminidhi



School of Management

Dr. S. Pavan Kumar, Assoc. Professor



Information Technology

Dr. Rammohan Reddy



Mathematical and Computational Sciences

Dr. B.R. Shankar



Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Narendranath S



Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Dr. Anandhan Srinivasan



Mining Engineering

Dr. V .R Sastry




Dr. H. S. Nagaraja, Assoc. Professor


6.1 Pay Structure of Institute Staff


Sl. No.

Pay Level



Level – 10 (Contract)

Assistant Professor


Level – 11 (Contract)


Level – 12


Level - 13 A 1

Associate Professor


Level - 13 A 2


Level - 14



Level - 14 A


Level - 15


Sl. No.

Pay Level



Level – 01

Multi-Tasking Staff ( Attendant, Mali, Driver etc)


Level - 03

Technician, Laboratory Assistant, Work Assistant, Junior Assistant.


Level – 04

Senior Technician, Senior Laboratory Assistant, Senior work Assistant, Senior Assistant, Stenographer.


Level – 05

Technician (Selection Grade – II), Laboratory Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Work Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Assistant (Selection Grade - II), Senior Stenographer, Pharmacist.


Level – 06

Technician (Selection Grade – I), Laboratory Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Work Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Technical Assistant, Junior Engineer, SAS Assistant, Library and Information Assistant, Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Superintendent, Accountant, Stenographer (Selection Grade – II), Personal Assistant.


Level – 07

Senior Technical Assistant, Assistant Engineer, Senior SAS Assistant, Senior Library and Information Assistant, Senior Superintendent, Stenographer (Selection Grade – I), Senior Personal Assistant, Pharmacist (Selection Grade – II).


Level – 08

Technical Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Assistant Engineer (Selection Grade – II), SAS Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Library and Information Assistant (Selection Grade – II), Superintendent (Selection Grade – II), Private Secretary, Pharmacist (Selection Grade – I)


Level – 09

Technical Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Assistant Engineer (Selection Grade – I), SAS Assistant (Selection Grade – I), Library and Information Assistant (Selection grade – I), Superintendent (Selection Grade – I)


Level – 10

Assistant Registrar, Scientific Officer / Technical Officer, Medical Officer, Assistant Librarian, SAS Officer


Level – 11

Senior Medical Officer, Executive Engineer


Level – 12

Deputy Registrar, Deputy Librarian, Senior SAS Officer, Senior Scientific / Senior Technical Officer


Level - 13

Superintending Engineer


Level – 14

Registrar, Librarian, Principal SAS Officer, Principal Scientific / Principal Technical Officer

6.2 A directory of its officers and employees:

Main Building - Administrative officers:

Teaching Staff:

Non-Teaching Staff:

Telephone Directory

6.3 a) Foreign and Domestic tours (CPDA)

b) Foreign and Domestic tours

7.1 Academic Affairs

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

Types of Scholarships:

Scholarship for the year 2015-16

Scholarship for the year 2016-17

Scholarship for the year 2017-18

Reciepients of Scholarships:

Recipients of Scholarships year 2015-16

Recipients of Scholarships year 2016-17

Recipients of Scholarship for the year 2017-18.

Student Deatils:

Fee Structure:

8.1 Budget Estimate:

Budget Estimate for 2016 – 17 and Revised Estimate for 2015-16

Budget Estimate for 2017 – 18 and Revised Estimate for 2016-17

Budget Estimate for 2018 – 19 and Revised Estimate for 2017-18

8.2 a) Details of procurements (TEQIP).
b) Details of procurements.

9.1 Information Avilable in Electronic Form:

All relevant information about Institute activities are made available on the website www.nitk.ac.in

Means, methods and facilities available to citizens for obtaining information.

Citizens can obtain information from web site, advertisement and notice boards, and can get specific information through post or email, press releases, telephones etc.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Information often required by students, staff and citizens are available on the website of the Institute: www.nitk.ac.in

9.2 Additional Information:


Career Development Centre (CDC)

Alumni Affairs

Central Library

RE Office

SC-ST Cell

Fee Structure

NITK Audited statement for last two years

Transparency Audit of Disclosures Under Section 4 of the RTI Act by the Public authorities

Sample audit form

Number of PAs with Different levels of Transparancy

Audit Report 2015-16

Audit Report 2016-17

Annual Report

There is a Grievance Redressal Committee to consider all grievance against Administrative decisions on issues and to recommend corrective measures for consideration of Director/BoG. (Details available in the Citizen Charter).

Part-time Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO)

Prof. A. Kandasamy, Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Science is the part-time Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Institute vide OM No 9282/Estt/2018/B1 dated 25-7-2018.

The part-time Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Institute is appointed to assist the Director in all vigilance related matters.

The contact details of the CVO are as follows:

Prof. A. Kandasamy
Part-time Chief Vigilance Officer
NITK, Surathkal
Mangalore, Karnataka
Tel : (0824)2473251 (Office);
Fax: (0824)2474033 (Attention: Prof. A.Kandasamy)
Email: kandy [at] nitk.ac.in OR kandy_aks [at] yahoo.com.