R & D Projects :

  1. Intrusion Detection in Network Slices and Software-Defined Networking.  Granted by research grant from C3i Hub, IIT Kanpur.  Dr. Mahendra Pratap Singh (PI), Dr. Alwyn R Pais (Co-PI), and Dr. Radhika B S (Co-PI) have received a Rs. 36.33 Lakhs. 2024-2026 

  2. Automatic Early Detection of Lung Cancer from LDCT Images using Deep Learning Neural Networks. Sponsored by SERB, Govt. of India, PI: Prof. Annappa and Dr. Jeny Rajan at the cost of Rs.30 Lakhs 14 march 2023.

  3.  Logical Correctness for Batteryless Internet of Things. Sponsored by SERB-SRG Scheme, Govt. of India, PI:Dr. Biswajit R Bhowmik, at the cost of Rs. 20,01,090, 2022-2024

  4. Restricted Proper Edge Colorings Of Graphs  sponsored by Mathematical Research Impact Centric Support (MATRICS), SERB,  DST at the cost of 2.2 Lakhs, 2020-2023

  5. Design and Implementation of Multi-Attribute Void-Aware Routing Algorithm for Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Modems sponsored by SERB, PI: Dr. Beerappa Rama Chandavarkar at the cost of 44 Lakhs, 2019- 2022

  6. Multi Graph based Anomaly Detection Model for Social Network Analysis using Machine Learning sponsored by DST , PI: Dr. M.Venkatesan, at the cost 19.72 Lakhs, 2019-2022

  7. Speaker Recognition System for Kannada Language in Emotional Environment Sponsored by DST, PI:Dr Shashidhar G Koolagudi at the cost of 40 Lakhs, 2019-2022

  8. CAMP 81, Prototype of a reliable ICN Router using Non-Volatile Memory sponsored by NITK Alumni’ 81 batch, PI: Dr. Mohit P Tahiliani, CO-PI: Dr. Basavaraj Talawar at the cost of 1 Lakh, 2019-2021

  9. CP-ABE Scheme with Decryption Keys of Constant Size using ECC with Expensive Threshold Access – sponsored by DST. PI:Alwyn Roshan Pais,  Co-PI(s): Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam &    Mr. Mahendra Pratap Singh at the cost of  31.12 Lakhs , 2018-2021

  10. Automatic detection and quantification of focal cortical dysplasia regions from magnetic resonance brain images using machine Learning techniques sponsored by DST (CSRI). PI: Dr.Jeny Rajan at the cost of  33.09 Lakhs, 2018-2021

  11. Quantitative Understanding of Energy in NFV Frameworks (QUEEN) sponsored by Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PI: Dr. Mohit P Tahiliani , Co-PI(s): Dr. Basavaraj Talawar at the cost of 48 Lakhs, 2018-2020

  12. Characterization and identification of dialects in Kannada Language- sponsored by DST-Science & Engineering Research Board(SERB) PI: Dr. Shashidhar G. Koolagudi at the cost of 35 Lakhs, 2017-2020

  13. Information Security Education and awareness Phase-II-sponsored by DIT MCIT, PI: Dr. Alwyn Roshan Pais Co-PI: Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam, at the cost of 2.7 crore(Approx), 2015-2020

  14. Retinal cysts identification and quantification from low SNR optical coherence tomography scans using image processing techniques- sponsored by DST (SERB EMR grant) PI: Dr. Jeny Rajan, Co- PI: Dr. Shashidhar G Koolagudi and Dr. Abhishek Kothari at the cost of 33.5 lakhs(Approx), 2017-2019

  15. Development of Tool for Detecting of Application Layer Distributed Denial of Service Attacks on Web Applications-- sponsored by MEITY Government of India, PI: Dr. P. Santhi Thilagam at the cost of 29.78 Lakhs, 2017-2019

  16. An automatic system for identification of phonological processes in children of age two and half to six and half years - sponsored by DST, PI: Dr. Shashidhar G. Koolagudi, Co-PI: Prof. Venkat Raja at the cost of 30.00 Lakhs, 2016-2019

  17. Design of a modular FPGA accelerated Chip Multiprocessor Architecture Simulator - sponsored by DST, PI: Dr. Basavaraj Talawar, at the cost of 26.9 Lakhs, 2016-2019




Title of Consultancy

Name of the Guide/ Investigator

Funding Agency

Name of the Student involved

Status/ Amt.



Knowledge Partner for Cloud Development and Architecture

Prof. Annappa & Dr. Saurav Kanti Addya

Tata Consultancy Services(TCS)-iON


21.68 Lakhs

02 year (July 2022- July 2024)


Re-implementing Hyperloglog in a binary compatible SPARK

Prof. Annappa & Dr. Mohit P Tahiliani

Epsilon, India


3.30 Lakhs

03 months (April 2022 – July 2022)


Proof of Concept (v2) of New IP

Dr. Mohit P Tahiliani

Futurewei Technologies. Inc.


USD 40,000

01 Year January 2022- January 2023


Consultancy work for IT Company at Bangalore DataXu India Private Limited, Bangalore


DataXu India Private Limited


Discussion Ongoing



Artificial Intelligence based System to automatically classify images from PBC Inspection machines

Dr. Jeny Rajan

Pixellogic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.


Rs. 6.71 Lakhs



Development of Usage based Warranty for Home appliances using Digital Ledger Technology and thereby enabling a platform for any such use cases

Dr. Mohit P Tahiliani

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore


8.26 Lakhs

3 months (January 8, 2021 to April 7, 2021)


Future Internet Architecture for OPC UA and TSN based Distributed Control Systems.


Dr. Mohit P Tahiliani

ABB Global Industries and Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore



Rs. 11.80 Lakhs




Development of Face Detection and Face Recognition System for IDrive Software (India) Pvt.  Ltd

Dr. Jeny Rajan

IDrive Software (India) Pvt.  Ltd



Rs. 2.25 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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Dr. Manu Basavaraju
Head of the Department
Department of CSE, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
Hot line: +91-0824-2474053
Email: hodcse[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in


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