1. Name of the Project : Design and evaluation of Object oriented Verification approach for Distributed Software Systems
    Funding Agency  : MHRD, GOI
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Annappa
    Year  : 2005-09
    Funding Amount : Rs. 12 Lakhs
  2. Name of the Project : Information Security Education and awareness
    Funding Agency  : MCI&T, GOI
    Principal Investigator : Mr. Alwyn R Pais, NITK Surathkal
    Funding Amount : Rs. 1.2 Crores
  3. Name of the Project : Vision Based Activity monitoring for surveillance application
    Funding Agency : Naval Research Board
    Principal Investigator : Dr. John D'Souza, Dept. of E & C, NITK Surathkal
    Co-investigator : Mr. Alwyn R. Pais, NITK Surathkal
    Year : 2006-10
    Funding Amount : Rs. 12 Lakhs
  4. Name of the Project  :  National Mission Project on Education through ICT-“Developing suitable pedagogical methods for various classes, intellectual calibers and research in e-learning”
    Funding Agency : MHRD, GOI
    Chief Developer: Dr. B. B Amberker, NIT Warangal
    Co Developer(s) : Dr. Ashok Talukder and Mr. Alwyn R. Pais
    Year : 2009-10
    Funding Amount : Rs. 8 Lakhs
  5. Name of the Project : Development of tool for Detection of SQL injection vulnerability in Web Applications
    Funding Agency : Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, GOI
    Principal Investigator : Mr. Alwyn R Pais
    Co-investigator(s) : Mr. K. Vinay Kumar and Dr. John D’Souza,
    Year : 2010-12
    Funding Amount : Rs. 33.22 Lakhs
  6. Name of the Project : Development of tool for Detection of XML based injection vulnerabilities in Web Applications
    Funding Agency : Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, GOI
    Principal Investigator : Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam
    Co-investigator(s) : Mr. Alwyn R. Pais and Dr. John D’Souza
    Year : 2014-16
    Funding Amount : Rs. 38.16 Lakhs
  7. Name of the Project : Information Security Education and Awareness Project Phase -II
    Funding Agency : DIT-MCIT, GOI
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Alwyn R. Pais, Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam
    Co-investigator : --
    Year : 2015-20
    Funding Amount : Rs. 02.70 Crores
  8. Name of the Project : An automatic system for indentification of phonological processes in  children of age from 2.5 years to 6.5 years
    Funding Agency : DST-Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI)
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Shashidhar G. Koolagudi
    Co-investigator : Dr. Venkataraja Aithal
    Year : 2016-19
    Funding Amount : Rs. 31.00 Lakhs
  9. Name of the Project : Design of a modular, FPGA accelerated chip multiprocessor architecture simulation framework
    Funding Agency : DST
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Basavaraj Talawar
    Co-investigator(s) : --
    Year : 2016-19
    Funding Amount : Rs. 21.59 Lakhs
  10. Name of the Project : Retinal cysts identification and quantification from low SNR optical coherence tomography scans using image processing techniques.
    Funding Agency : DST (SERB, EMR grant)
    Principal Investigator : Dr. Jeny Rajan
    Co-investigator(s) : Dr. Shashidhar G Koolagudi, Dr. Abhishek Kothari
    Year : 2017-19
    Funding Amount : Rs. 33.50 Lakhs

Department has a strong interaction with the industry giants like IBM as well as Government organizations. The department has signed MoUs with the following establishments.


Details of MoU

Sl. No.

MOU Signed With*

Title of MOU

MOU Purpose

MOU Signing Date

MOU Validity (in years)

Amount Received


IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

NITK-IBM Computer Systems Research Group (NCSRG)

Establishment of a new research group named "NITK- IBM Computer Systems Research Group (NCSRG)" at NITK, Surathkal in order to foster long-term collaboration between IBM India Systems and Development Labs(ISDL) and NITK,  Surathkal


03 years



Father Mullers Hospital, Mangalore

General MoU for academic and Research Cooperation between Father Mullers Medical College and NITK, Surathkal

Research/  Manpower Development


05 years



Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Dept. of Electronics & Information Technology

Research/ Manpower Development

ISEA Phase-II Project


05 years

Rs. 56.17



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P Santhi Thilagam
Associate Professor and Head
Department of CSE, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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