The department has an outstanding track record of accomplishments. The department has consistently been ranked at the top by various surveys. Apart from that, the faculty and students of the department also receive accolades for research academic activities.
  • The department consistently remains at the top in the rankings due to its excellent track record and facilities.
    • Ranked 8th All India and 1st among NITs in top government T-Schools of India by Dataquest.
    • Ranked 12th All India and 1st among NITs in top Government Technical Universities by The WEEK
    • Ranked 8th All India and 1st among NITs in Best Engineering College by IndiaToday.
    • Ranked 2nd All India and 1st among NITs in Top Engineering Colleges by GHRDC
    • Ranked 9th All India in Top Engineering Colleges by Outlook India
    • Ranked 22nd All India in Top Engineering Colleges by NIRF, MHRD India
    • Ranked 9th All India in Top Engineering Colleges by Silicon India
    • Ranked 306th in World in Top Universities by UI Green Metric
  • The B.Tech. course in Computer Science and Engineering has been accredited by the NBA for a period of five years in 2014 (link).


S. No.

Name of the faculty members

Name of award


Dr. K. Chandrasekaran

Best Paper award for the paper “Load Balancing of virtual Machine Resources in Cloud Using Genetic Algorithm,” in 7th Int. Conf. on Communication Networks, August 9-11, 2013, Bengaluru.

Member of the Editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

Member of the “IEEE Cloud Computing STC’s Conference Executive TCS Committee”, USA.

Best Paper award for the paper “Identification of Parameters for Trust Management Wireless Sensor Networks,” in 8th Int. Conf. on Communication Networks, July 25-27, 2014, Bengaluru.


Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam

M.S Ramanujan Lecture Presenter Award, 30th National convention of Computer Engineers, The Institution of Engineers (India), 18-19 February   2015

A Team of B.Tech Students ( mlm_hack_you ) has won the 2nd place in SCTF 2012, a national level capture the  flag style hacking contest, International Conference on Security Internet Things, Aug 17-19,

2012, Amrita University - Faculty Mentor.

BITES Best PhD Thesis Award for the year 2009 in the category of "Computer Science & Engineering", 2010.

Best paper award for the paper “A Simplified Graph Approach for Mining Biological Network”, International Conference on Bioinformatics and Diabetes Mellitus, ICBDM'06, 25-27th March 2006.

Best paper award for the paper titled “EfficientTreeMiner: Mining Frequent Induced Substructures from XML Documents without Candidate Generation”, International Conference on Advanced computing and communications – ADCOM 06 at NITK- Surathkal, 20th  -23rd  Dec    2006.

“Communication between PC and Bluetooth Enabled Devices”(NATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST UG PROJECTS- 2005) [Raghuveer Y. Talekar & Siddu B. Yalawar, 2005, Guide Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam]

Best paper award at National Conference on Advanced Computing -2003, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore for the paper titled “A hybrid load balancing solution based on the concept of packet rewriting”.


Dr. Annappa

Best paper award for the paper “Enhancing response time for distributed computing applications by harnessing recommender systems and social networks”, ICC 2014. Elsevier.


Dr. Alwyn Roshan Pais

Best paper award for the paper “Detecting & Defeating Split Personality Malware", in an International Conference SECURWARE 2011, France


Mrs. Saumya Hegde

Best Paper award for the paper “Securing the Network Topology in a Source Routing Multi Domain SDN”, ICACEA 2014.


Dr. Shashidhar G. Koolagudi

Best Paper award for the paper “Age Approximation from Speech using Gaussian Mixture Models”, 2nd

International Conference ADCONS’13, December 15-17, 2013, NITK-Surathkal.


Dr. Jeny Rajan

Young system scientist award, 2016


Dr. Mohit P. Tahiliani

EMC Young Achiever Awards 2015, from EMC Corporation. 12th February 2015 at Le-Meridian Chennai


Prof. Swapan Bhattacharya

ET NOW National Education Leadership Award

  • Mr. Sreecharan Sankaranarayanan, 8th Sem B.Tech(CSE) has been accepted to the Ph.D.program of the Language Technologies Institute in the School  of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University starting in the Fall 2015 semester with Research Fellowship.

  • Anirban Chakraborty and Arijit Mallik published An Windows 8 app for Microsoft NIT Surathkal Bootcamp: Appathon which is rated as Silver by Windows8Pit Crew and is in Windows Store now.

  • Anirban Chakraborty presented a Poster Paper at Security and Privacy Symposium 2014 held at IIT Kanpur

  • Tarun Jain presented a research paper at IEEE International Conference "Advanced Computing & Communication Technologies (ACCT-2014)" held at R.G. Society, Rohtak, Haryana.

  • Jivak Dhadse presented a research paper at IEEE International Conference "Advanced Computing & Communication Technologies (ACCT-2014)" held at R.G. Society, Rohtak, Haryana.

  • Sarat Chandra Prasad G got best Paper Award for the paper “Securing the Network Topology in a Source Routing Multi Domain SDN”, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), ISSN: 0975-8887, Volume ICACEA - No. 3, 2014.

  • Arun V. Hegde Memorial Cash Prize for Karthik C (11CO47), VI semester B.Tech.(CSE) and Chetan Dugar (10CO106),VIII B.Tech.(CSE)  securing more than 7.5(S.G.P.A.).

  • Mahila Samithi KIOCL “Kudremukh” scholarship to Abhishek Maheshwari (12CO108), IV semester B.Tech.(CSE).

  • Prof. V. Rajaraman’s cash Award to Chetan Dugar (10CO106), VIII B.Tech.(CSE)  for highest CGPA from I to VII semester for the year 2013-14.

  • IEEEXtreme Programming Contest 6.0: Team KodeKallas: Ananthatejas R (09CO12) VIII semester B.Tech. , Suhas G P, Shanshank S is ranked I in India with global rank of 91.

  • Ananthatejas Raghavan and Madhuri Shanbhogue received the Richard E Merwin scholarship from IEEE Computer Society.

  • Team comprising of Chandramouli Sharma (10CO21) VI semester B.Tech., Vivek Yadav, and Madhuri Shanbhouge (09CO47) VIII semester B.Tech., are among the top 10 for the idea of Interactive Environmental Science Platform which are already been taken up as a project in IEEE Computer Society.

  • Prof. V. Rajaraman's Cash award to Abhinit Modi (10CO26),VIII B.Tech (CSE) for highest CGPA from I to VII semester for the year 2012-13.

  • Gopala Krishna Holla (08CO25), secured DAAD Scholarship at Fachhochschule Dortmund, University of Applied Sciences and Arts located in Dortmund, Germany

  • M.Tech. (2013-15) one student got internship in Amazon, five in Intel and two in Broadcom

  • Team "code_pheonix", comprising of Ajinkya Parab, Prabhu Dayal Sahoo, Yogesh Gaturle, final year B.Tech, CSE students have for the first time in the history of NITs reached the world finals of the  ACM-ICPC 2017 to be held at Rapid City, South Dakota , USA.

 The department has placed a strong emphasis on research and has produced a number of patents over the years.

  • K. Chandrasekaran, Marimuthu C., “Method and tool for designing green and sustainable software using Unified Modeling Language (UML)”, Indian Patent, Application Number: 201641022442, Filing date: 14-July-2016
  • K. Chandrasekaran, Santhanam Raghavan, “A Dynamic System and a method for facilitating service selection in Cloud”, Indian Patent, Application Number: 201641000437, Filing date: 22-Jan-16
  • Shashidhar G Koolagudi, Mukund A, Rohit C and Pravin Ramteke “Method and Device for determining Turbidity Levels in Water”, Application number: 201641025734, Filing date: 27-July-2016
  • Shashidhar G Koolagudi, Prof. M B Saidutta (Dean, AAIR), “Degraded Speech Recognition using Signal” Envelope Invoice number: 201641007122, Filing date: 1-March-2016
  • Shashidhar G Koolagudi, Pavan Kumar K Y, Naveen K S, “Use of Diacritical Marks for Speech Synthesis”, Application number: 201641005231, Filing date: 15-Feb-2016
  • P. Santhi Thilagam , Amit Praseed, “System and Method for Detecting Asymmetric Application Layer DDoS Attacks using User Access Pattern Model”  : under process (2019)

Contact us

Dr. Alwyn Roshan Pais
Head of the Department
Department of CSE, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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