Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya Memorial Institute of Technology (NMAMIT), affiliated to VTU, Belagavi is an autonomous Institution offering UG, PG and Doctoral programmes. It is a unit of Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore. It currently offers 7 UG programmes, 11 M.Tech programmes, MBA and MCA programmes. All the UG programmes are accredited by NBA, New Delhi and is a ISO 9001:2015 certified Institution. It has been recognized as a ‘Lead Institution’ under the World Bank Funded TEQIP programme (both Phase I & II). It is also accredited by NAAC with A grade. The institute is ranked 128 in the NIRF Govt. of India Ranking -2019. The institute is awarded Platinum Category in AICTE-CII Survey 2019. The institute is also placed in the Diamond Category by QS-I Gauge India in 2019.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at NMAMIT was established in the year 1986 with an intake of 40 BE students. The department has grown in size and the present passing out strength of UG students is ~252 per year. The department has two master’s degree programmes namely Machine Design and Energy Systems Engineering with an intake of 18 students each. The department is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under Tier-1. The department is also an established Research Centre of VTU Belagavi and so far six students have completed their PhD, and there are several part-time and full-time doctoral students. The department has six centres of excellence. The research work carried out in micro-machining has won four awards in the prestigious IMTEX exhibition in the last 5 years. The most recent one is 2nd best prize for Research on “Two axis TIG welding of Aluminium alloy with synchronized pulsating wire feeder” in the IMTMA-IMTEX-ToolTech2020 Exhibition held at Bengaluru in January 2020. The institute also won Best Student Project Award in the Fluid Power Society of India Exhibition 2019. Some of the products have been patented and some products have moved from Lab to Land. The students are provided with all-round development opportunities through professional societies, branch association, and several professional club activities.