Founded in 1960, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Mangalore (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Karnataka. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NIT Karnataka) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NIT Karnataka) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 56 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NIT Karnataka also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.