National Institute of Technology, Suratkhal (NIT Suratkhal) is ranked 21st in the Engineering category by NIRF 2019. It is one of the leading engineering colleges in the country with a student strength of 4,688‬ and a large, diverse and highly accomplished faculty of nearly 400 members. The institute is recognized UGC and approved AICTE. It is one of the oldest and pioneer Technical Institutions in India. NIT Surathkal offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in various specializations.

Admissions at NIT Suratkhal to these courses are conducted every year and are done on the basis of various national level entrance examinations like JEE Main and GATE. Last year’s cutoff for admission to B.Tech in Computer Engineering was 1000-1600. The institute also has a great placement record with 92% of all UG students getting placed during the last placement season with an average CTC of INR 18 LPA. The highest CTC offer was made by DeShaw from Hyderabad and was worth INR 42 LPA. 

NIT Surathkal Highlights

Official Website
Type of Programs UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Entrance test JEE Main, GATE
Application Mode Offline
Recognized By UGC
Approved By AICTE

NIT Surathkal Ranking

National Institute of Technology Surathkal is one of the top engineering institutes in the country, because of which it has received several rankings from recognized platforms. Some of these are as follows: 

  • Ranked 21st in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019 
  • Ranked 63rd overall by QS Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 10th in Engineering category by Outlook Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 14th in Engineering category by The Week Ranking 2019. 
  • Ranked 5th in Engineering category by Times Engineering Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 14th in Engineering category by Jagranjosh Ranking 2019

NIT Surathkal Courses 

Tabulated below are the academic programs offered by the Insitute under undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels: 

Course Name Specializations Eligibility Tuition Fee
B.Tech Information Technology Intermediate graduate with 75% marks with PCM/PCB, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination  INR 1,51,426
Chemical Engg.
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engg.
M.Tech Computer Science & Engineering B.Tech in relevant discipline with at least 60% marks in the aggregate INR 99,926
Civil Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engg. 
Information Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
MBA - Graduate with 60% marks in any discipline (55% for reserved categories) INR 1,28,926
M.Sc Physics B.Sc in Chemistry/ Physics with 60% marks  INR 43,926
Ph.D. - Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 65% marks  INR 68,926

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NIT Surathkal Admissions

Mentioned below is the selection criteria followed by the Insitute to take admission in various courses. 

  1. B.Tech –  Admission to the B.Tech. The program is done on the basis of marks acquired by a candidate in 10+2 (Science Stream) or equivalent and JEE Entrance Exam. Final Selection to the program is based on the allocation of seats through JoSSA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority).
  2. M.Tech and M.Sc  –  Selection is made on the basis of the GATE Entrance exam score acquired by the candidate. Final selections to M.Sc. will be based on Written Examination/ Personal Interview conducted by the Institute.
  3. MBA and MCA – Admission in the programs are done on the basis of merit scored in CAT/ GMAT and NIMCET for MBA and MCA respectively. Final Selection to the MBA program is based on the candidate’s performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by NITK. Whereas allocation of seats for MCA is done through NIMCET Counselling.
  4. Ph.D. – Selection to Ph.D. programs are done on the basis of academic performance as well as an aptitude test and interview conducted by the respective departments. 

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NIT Surathkal Cutoff

Admission to the National Institute of Technology is made on the basis of score obtained in the qualifying national level entrance examinations. The previous JEE Mains cutoff for admission to B.Tech is as follows:

Program  Cutoff (Opening and Closing)
Computer Engineering 1000-1600
Information Technology 2509-3321
Electronics and Communication Engineering  2776-3994
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 4423-5522

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NIT Surathkal Reservation 

Reservation is available as per norms prescribed by the Government of India. The following table marks the percentage of seats reserved category-wise:

Category Reservation of seats (In percentage)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
SC Candidates 15%
ST Candidates 7.5%
PwD (40% or more disability) 3%

Additionally, the institute reserves 5% of the total seats for female candidates. Seats are also reserved for candidates with a defense background.

NIT Surathkal Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to deserving candidates on ‘merit’ and ‘merit-cum-means’ basis.

  • Merit Scholarship: Awarded to top 5 candidates in order of merit in JEE Main Entrance Exam. Provided that candidates score more than 90% marks in 10+2. The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 10,000 every year.
  • Merit-cum-means Scholarship: Awarded to top 50 candidates in order of merit in JEE Main Entrance Exam. Provided that candidates score more than 70% marks in 10+2 and their family income is below Rs. 4.5 lakhs p.a. The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 2,000 per month.

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Full-time research scholars are eligible for a fellowship of INR 25,000 for the first two years and INR 28,000 for the remaining two years on satisfactory progress.
  • 150 Institute's fellowships are available at the Institute level which is flexible for department-wise allocation.
  • Full-time sponsored candidates may receive complete financial support including stipend, contingency grants and project expenses from the sponsoring organizations

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NIT Surathkal Placements

NIT Surathkal offers Placements to candidates on the basis of the marks acquired consistently over the years in their respective courses. The students were successfully placed for the previous batch. They got jobs in top corporations in the industry. Top recruiters include Bosch, ITC, Deloitte, Blue Star, Hero, HSBC Bank, Philips, Myntra Design, Coal India Ltd., Cerner, Indian Navy, Make My Trip, Freudenberg, JP Morgan, Coca-Cola India, Tricon Energy, Oracle, Dell, Amazon, Adobe, etc.  

During the placement season of 2018-19, about 270 companies visited the campus. UG placements reached 92% and PG placements were at 54% in campus recruitment. Almost all of the students from Computer Science and Information Technology branches have been placed with an average annual package of INR 18 LPA. The highest domestic package was worth INR 42 LPA offered by DE Shaw from Hyderabad. 

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NIT Surathkal Facilities

National Institute of Technology Surathkal is one of the best engineering colleges in the country and lives up to its reputation by ensuring that all students receive a quality education as well as best in class facilities  

  • The college features a Central Computer lab that is fully equipped with the latest technology. 
  • Bank and Post Office facilities are also available to students, faculty, and staff.
  • There are a medical facility and qualified medical staff that is dedicated to attending to all healthcare needs of students 
  • A shopping complex is available on the campus for fulfilling the daily needs of students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Open Air Theater with an intake capacity of 1000 people.
  • The institute houses an Auditorium with an intake capacity of 1200 people

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NIT Surathkal Faculty

National Institute of Technology has a large and diverse faculty of 384 highly qualified members, out of which 293 members hold Ph.Ds in their respective fields from reputed national and international universities. The faculty at NIT Surathkal is highly accomplished and has considerable experience and expertise in their disciplines. All the members are cooperative and supportive towards students and encourage them to maintain curiosity and thirst for knowledge, outside of the syllabus as well. The faculty members follow new and innovative ways of running concepts across the students so that they can understand their subject matter in a more efficient way. The faculty consists of professors, assistant professors, associate professors, and other members.

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NIT Surathkal FAQs

Ques. How is NIT Surathkal?

Ans. National Institute of Technology Surathkal is ranked 21st in the Engineering category, making it one of the best colleges for Engineering candidates in the country. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs. Students at NIT Surathkal are offered many provisions and facilities in academic, extracurricular and other aspects. The faculty at NIT Surathkal consists of highly qualified teaching staff, a majority of which are Ph.D holders in their respective disciplines. The institute offers accommodation and all necessary recreational facilities to residents as well. Placements are another plus at NIT Surathkal with over 458 students from undergraduate courses getting placed across various companies and bringing in an average annual CTC of INR 18 LPA in Computer Science and Engineering. 

Ques. How are placements at NIT Surathkal?

Ans. National Institute of Technology Surathkal has a highly dedicated placement cell which strives to provide placement opportunities to all students, During the season of 2019, the college saw successful placements with an average CTC of INR 18 LPA among Computer Science and Information Technology branches. The highest offered CTC overall was INR 42 LPA and was offered by DeShaw Hyderabad. Recruiters included Microsoft, Oracle, Wipro, Uber, Sprinklr, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Amazon, Samsung, Qualcomm, Dell, KPIT, GE, Honeywell, Philips, McAfee and several other big names in the industry. 

Ques. How to apply for admission to B.Tech at NIT Surathkal?

Ans. Candidates seeking admission to B.Tech at NIT Surathkal can follow a few simple steps. Visit the official website of JEE Main and register for Online Application Form by entering the Email ID and Mobile Number. Note down the system generated Application Number displayed on the screen. Create a password and choose a Security Question and its answer as well. Once the password is created and the application number is recorded, the candidate can log in again and start filling the application form. Enter the personal, academic details as inquired and upload the scanned images of photographs and signature. Pay the application fee through Debit /Credit Card /Net Banking /UPI /PAYTM. Only after successful confirmation of payment, the application will be considered informed and Candidate can take a print of the Confirmation Page. Retain this hard copy print of the application form for future reference.