Sited at Derlakatte, Mangalore, Nitte University was founded under the aegis of Nitte Education Trust which boasts 31 institutions spread in 3 campuses at Nitte, Mangalore and Bangalore. The university was awarded the status of a Deemed University in June 2008. The AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences which was set up in 1985 was the first college under Nitte University. Today, NITTE is a well known name in the field of education with five colleges under its wing, the other four being KS Hegde Medical Academy, NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences and Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy. Under its able management, the university offers courses and training in Engineering, Medicine, Health Sciences, Architecture, Management and Communication.
The Nitte University campus is sited away from the din and bustle of the city amidst verdant surroundings. The campus hosts three buildings, of which one is the Dental college, the other is the university building and the third is the hospital building. There is a Syndicate Bank branch within the campus with ATM facility. The canteen offers hygienic and tasty meals. The campus also hosts spacious parking lots for the staff and the students.
The university provides undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes. Undergraduate: BBA BHM BE (Civil Engineering, Aeronautical, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, Information Science, Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Bachelor of Dental Science ( BDS) Bachelor of Physiotherapy B Pharm BSc (Anaesthesia and Operation Techniques, Medical Imaging Technology, Nursing, Biomedical Science, Operation Theatre Technology) B Arch BA (Journalism and Mass communication) Postgraduate: MTech (Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Machine Design, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Thermal Power Engineering, VLSI Design) MDS (Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Perodontics, Prosthodontics , Cworn and Bridge) MPT (Cardiothroracic Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Pediatrics) MPharm (Drug Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmocology, Pharmacy Practise, Quality Assurance) MS (E.N.T, General Surgery, Obstetrics& Gynaecology, Ophthalmology) MSc (Community Health Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Biomedical Science, Obstetrics& Gynaecology Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Food Safety and Biotechnology, Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology) MPH MCA MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) PhD Management Studies, Bioinformatics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, E.N.T, Medicine, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Diploma Electrical and Communication Engineering, Civil, Computer Science, Mechanical, General Nursing
Eligibility criteria for BDS is a pass in the 12th standard or equivalent examination approved by the Nitte University with atleast 50 percent marks in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and English as one of the subjects of study. Eligibility for BPT is a pass in the 12th std. or equivalent examination approved by the Nitte University securing not less than 40 percent marks in aggregate in the optional subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and English as one of the languages of study. Candidates who have passed with less than 40 percent in PUC or equivalent examination but have completed a 2/3 year diploma course in Physiotherapy from a recognised State Board/University and have secured more than 50 percent marks are eligible to be admitted to I B.PT course. Eligibility for B.Sc is a pass in 10+2 / Higher secondary / PUC of Karnataka Board or any equivalent exam approved by the Nitte University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study. Eligibility criteria for MBBS is a pass in 12th standard or equivalent examination approved by the Medical Council of India with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study, with atleast 50 percent marks in aggregate of optional subjects. For more information on admission, visit http://www.admissionnews.com/admission_in_Nitte-University--NU--Mangalore_17216.aspx. Fees – Please visit http://www.nitte.edu.in/fee.php for details on fees.
The university has been recognised by NAAC as an “A” grade university. The university has been recognised by MHRD- Government of India as a “A” Category University.