Nitte (Deemed-to-be University) has its roots in a group of Institutions established by the Nitte Education Trust. The Trust was established in 1979 by one of India’s respected Statesman, Late Justice KS Hegde, Supreme Court Judge and Speaker of Lok Sabha, with the mission of empowering rural youth through quality education and healthcare. The Trust has established 43 institutions spread over three campuses at NITTE, Mangalore and Bangalore.
The University offers a total of 130+ programmes in various disciplines with 25000+ students and 4500+ faculty members and support staff on roll. The University campuses are spread over 52 acres in the Deralakatte-Paneer areas of Mangalore.