The National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, formerly known as KREC, is a premier autonomous university along the western shores of India, founded in 1960. Today, it is one of 18 National Institutes of Technology in India and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance. NITK Surathkal has been consistently ranked as one of the top engineering colleges in the country (see Engineering college rankings in India).

NITK alumni have gone on to achieve success in various fields, both in India and abroad.

Notable alumniEdit

Academia and researchEdit

Alumni Class year Profession
Kumar, SunilSunil Kumar 1990 Dean, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Zacharia, ThomasThomas Zacharia Director of ORNL Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Vishwanath, PramodPramod Vishwanath 1993 Renowned Professor of Electrical Engineering in (Information theory and Wireless Communication) at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Pradhan, SandeepSandeep Pradhan 1994 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Michigan
Konana, PrabhudevPrabhudev Konana Professor at McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin
Bhatia, DineshDinesh Bhatia 1985 Professor of Electrical Engineering at Erik Jonsson school of engineering and computer science at University of Texas at Dallas


Alumni Class year Profession
Kamath, K.V.K.V. Kamath 1969 Non-executive chairman of ICICI Bank
Melligeri, AravindAravind Melligeri 1990 Chairman and Co-Founder Quest Global Inc.
Kheny, AshokAshok Kheny 1975 MD of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE)
Madhavan, RajeevRajeev Madhavan 1987 Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Magma Design Automation, the world's 3rd-largest Design and Automation company.
Pai, P.M.P.M. Pai Chief operating officer of SunPower Corp, Ex President, Moser Baer India
Pai, V.P.V.P. Pai 1978 Founder and VPGM Protek Analog, USA
Mallya, M.D.M.D. Mallya Chairman & Managing Director, Bank of Baroda
Ramaswamy, Ashok B.Ashok B. Ramaswamy President and Managing Director, Delphi India
Narayan, B.B. Narayan President (Groups), Reliance Industries
Shah, VinodVinod Shah Managing Director, Mott MacDonald, Oman.
Sonde, R.R.R.R. Sonde Executive Director, National Thermal Power Corporation
Bala, S.R.S.R. Bala Vice President, Reliance Industries
Chandrashekharan, SudhirSudhir Chandrashekharan Director, Hilton Hotels Corporation
Raja Rao, M.V.M.V. Raja Rao former Vice-President, Manufacturing - Tata Motors
Sriram, V.S.V.S. Sriram Corporate Vice-President, HCL Technologies
Kolar, PhD, PramodPramod Kolar, PhD Design Engineer, CiAF, Intel Corp, Hillsboro OR
Tilwani, PrakashPrakash Tilwani Sr. Director, Fair Isaac Corporation FICO, Denver, CO, USA.
Balakrishnan, KK Balakrishnan Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Servion Global Solutions Pvt Ltd-Chennai
Pawar, AshokAshok Pawar President & CEO of Cyber Technology Group, NJ, USA
Shastry, RahmRahm Shastry Serial Entrepreneur (SF Bay Area, USA)
Sathyanarayana, VinayaVinaya Sathyanarayana General Manager and Head Software Operations, CoreLogic

Performing ArtsEdit

Alumni Class year Profession
Rangayan, SridharSridhar Rangayan Filmmaker with a focus on Queer subjects.


Alumni Class year Profession
Vijayakumar, KK Vijayakumar Additional secretary in PMO
Walgad, Srikanth H.Srikanth H. Walgad 1986

IAS, Director, Rural Development, Govt. of Haryana, Chandigarh


Alumni Class year Profession
Ullas Karanth, K.K. Ullas Karanth Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society India Program & Leading Tiger expert

See AlsoEdit

National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

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