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National Institute of Technology Karnataka - Admission

Admission to various programs in NIT Karnataka is done on the basis of entrance exams and interview.

(I) Under Graduate Programme

The National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK, Surathkal) offers admission to Under Graduate (UG) programme leading to BE/BTech on the basis of All India Engineering Entrance Examination – AIEEE. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi conducts AIEEE entrance test. For more detail about CBSE-AIEEE, click here.
INRA (Indian Nationals Residing Abroad)

The National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) at Surathkal offers admission to Indian Nationals Residing Abroad and who has passed qualifying exam from overseas. The application form of such candidates shall be routed through the following-

The Deputy Educational Adviser (NIT)
Govt. of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Dept. of Secondary & Higher Education
Shastri Bhavan
New Delhi

with a copy to

The Dy. Registrar (Academic)
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Surathkal, P.O. Srinivasnagar – 575 025

The NIT Karnataka issues notification for admission to INRA category candidates every year. The admission notification is also published on our website;

DASA (Direct Admission to Students Abroad)

The NIT Surathkal offers direct admission to students living abroad. The admission is offered to both Indian and Foreign Nationals. The admission of such candidates shall be routed through

The Project Manager (DASA)
Educational Consultants India Ltd.
Ed.Cil House
Plot No.18A, Sector 16-A
Noida-201301 (UP) INDIA

Phone : 0120-2515281(Direct)
Fax : 0120-2515372
Email : [email protected][email protected]

Website :,

(II) Post Graduate Programmes

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech.) – The National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal offers admission to M.Tech. programme on the basis of GATE Score. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) jointly conduct GATE examination every year in the month of February.
    For more detail on GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), click here.
  • Master in Computers Application (MCA)- The admission to this programme is offered on the basis of NIMCET.
    For more detail on NIMCET, click here. For more details on NIMCET, click here.

(III) Doctoral Programme

The NIT Surathkal offers admission to Doctoral programme leading to PhD through its different departments. The institute issues notification for admission every year. The admission criteria may vary for different departments.

The NIT Surathkal issues notification towards PhD admission every year which is published on our website

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