About Us



A community that recognises and teaches diversity in all approaches, Nitte University in one of the most sought after education destinations in India drawing students from all walks of life. Providing world class infrastructure and pedagogy that are constantly reviewed and updated to give the best-in-class education to the students, Nitte University is a well-known name in the field of education. Maintained and administrated under the strong headship of The Nitte Trust, the University offers course training in Engineering, Medicine, Health Sciences, Architecture, Management, Communication modules among others. It is home to several schools as well. The campuses are student friendly and safe ensuring a home-like environment to its residents. All campuses are also adequately maintained with support staff and systems that cater to everyday needs. Large green spaces between campuses also make it an easier atmosphere for learning. Newer ideas and activities keeps the campuses abuzz with co-curricular and extra-curricular involvement. It’s a destination that is a knowledge seeker’s heaven. At Nitte, both staff and students are sensitised towards their society and its happenings as a part of development outreach and are constantly encouraged to participate in such programmes. Nitte encourages everyone to be not only cerebrally rich but also bring about changes that could give back to the societies they come from. The system of teacher guardianship wherein a group of 5 students are assigned a teacher is a unique feature of our institutions. This system helps a teacher attend to each student especially those who are weak academically. Professional campus counsellors interact with students having personal, disciplinary or emotional problems. Nitte University also ensures career boosts right from the early days of lectures thus bringing about a serious sense of professionalism in all its future representatives. Our alumni have always been the beacon of strong leadership in the communities they are serving to. Come join us for an enlightened journey!

Board of Management

1 Mr. N. Vinaya Hegde
2 Prof. (Dr.) M. Shantharam Shetty
3 Mr. Vishal Hegde
4 Prof.(Dr.) S. Ramananda Shetty Chairman
5 Prof. (Dr.) K. R. Shetty Former Dean, Kasturba Medical College,Mangalore. Members
6 Prof. (Dr.) S. Chandrashekar Shetty Former Vice-Chancellor, RGUHS, Bangalore,
7 Mr. Kishore K. Kothapalli 3, Whisper Valley, Hussain Shawali Dargah, Tolichowki, Hyderabad – 500 008
8 Prof. (Dr.) R. Narayana Charyulu Vice-Principal, NGSMIPS Dean of Faculty in Pharmaceutical Sciences
9 Prof. (Dr.) Dhanesh Kumar Principal, NIPT
10 Mr. M. Rajendra, Director (F&P), Nitte Education Trust.
11 Prof. (Dr.) Jayaprakash Shetty. K Professor & Head, Dept of Pathology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy.
12 Dr. Gowrish Reader Dept. of Conservative Dentistry, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science
13 Prof. Dr. M. S. Moodithaya Registrar Nitte University Ex-Officio Secretary
1 Prof.(Dr.) S. Ramananda Shetty Vice-Chancellor, Nitte University Chairman
2 Mr. Vishal Hegde, Trustee, Nitte Education Trust. Member
3 Mr. M. Rajendra, Director (F&P), Nitte Education Trust. Member
4 Mr. M. S. Mohan Ramakrishna Pai’s Compound, Mannagudda, Mangaluru – 3 Member
5 Dr. Navichandra K. Thingalaya Mangaluru Member
6 Mrs. Vinutha J. Shetty Finance Officer, Nitte University. Ex-officio Secretary
Prof.(Dr.) S. Ramananda Shetty Vice Chancellor Chairman
Dr. KR Shetty Former Dean Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru Member
Dr. NK Thingalaya Former Chairman & Managing Director Syndicate Bank Member
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Dhandwal Dept. of General Medicine Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi (Nominee of the UGC) Member
Dr. B Rajendra Prasad Dean of Faculty of Dentistry Member
Prof. Dr. M. S. Moodithaya Registrar Ex-officio Secretary

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

1 Prof.(Dr.) S. Ramananda Shetty Chairman
2 Prof. (Dr.) P.S. Prakash Head, Dept of General Medicine K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Member
3 Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde Head, Conservative Dentistry ABSM Institute of Dental Sciences Member
4 Prof. Dr. R. Narayana Charyulu Vice-Principal N G S M Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Member
5 Mrs. Sabitha Nayak Vice-Principal, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences. Member
6 Prof. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar Director (R&D) Member
7 Prof. (Dr.) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary Dean K.S. Hegde Medical Academy Member
8 Prof. (Dr.) Krishna Nayak U.S Dean ABSM Institute of Dental Sciences. Member
9 Prof. Dr. C.S. Shastry Principal N G S M Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Member
10 Prof. Dr. Fathima D’Silva Principal Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences. Member
11 Prof. Dr. Dhanesh Kumar Principal Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy Member
12 Dr. Amrith M. Mirajkar Professor & Head, Dept of Physiology, KSHEMA Member
13 Dr. Rajendra Holla Professor & Head, Dept of Pharmacology, KSHEMA Member
14 Dr. Satheesh Rao Professor & Head, Dept of Psychiatry, KSHEMA Member
15 Dr. Rajeev T.P Professor & Head Dept of Urology , KSHEMA Member
16 Dr. Krishna Prasad D Professor Dept of Prosthodontics, ABSMIDS Member
17 Dr. Pushparaj Shetty Professor & Head Oral Pathology, ABSMIDS Member
18 Dr. Amitha Ramesh Professor Dept. of Periodontics, ABSMIDS Member
19 Dr. Ronald Fernandes Professor of Pharmaceutics, NGSMIPS Member
20 Mrs. Sujatha R Professor & Head Child Health Nursing, NUINS Member
21 Mr. Raviraj Professor & HoD, Dept of Mass Communication & Journalism. Member
22 Dr. Vikram Shetty Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopedics, KSHEMA Member
23 Dr. Audrey Madonna D’Cruz Reader, Dept of Preventive and Community Dentistry, ABSMIDS Member
24 Dr. Jane T. Jacob Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, NGSMIPS Member
25 Dr. Amith Ramos Assistant Professor, Dept of Anatomy, KSHEMA Member
26 Mrs. Sarita Telma Fernandes Assistant Professor Dept of Community Health Nursing, NUINS Member
27 Dr. Surinder Singh Director National Institute of Biologicals Noida, Uttar Pradesh Member
28 Prof. (Dr.) Nanda Lal Principal, JSS Dental College Mysore, Karnataka Member
39 Dr. K.M. Srinivas Gowda Bangalore Member
30 Prof. (Dr). B. Rajendra Prasad Director (PG Studies) ABSMIDS Member
31 Prof.(Dr.) Jaya Prakash Alva Dean, Fr. Muller’s Medical College , Mangalore Member
32 Prof. Dr. Niranjan Chiplunkar Principal, NMAMIT, Nitte Member
33 The Controller of Examinations Member
34 The Director (CD) Member
35 Prof. (Dr.) M. S. Moodithaya, Registrar Ex-Officio Secretary
Prof. (Dr.) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Dean of Faculty in Medical Sciences Chairman
Dr. K.R. Bhagawan, Professor & Head, Dept. of General Surgery Member
Dr. H.R. Rai, Professor & Head, Dept. of Orthopedics Member
Dr. Satheesh Rao, Professor & Head, Dept. of Psychiatry Member
Dr. L. N. Samaga, Professor, Dept. of General Medicine Member
Dr. Rathika Shenoy, Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics Member
Dr. Hrishikesh Amin, Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology Member
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Shetty, Professor, Dept. of OBG Member
Dr. Sripada Mehandale, Professor, Dept. of Anaesthesiology Member
Dr. Sanjeev Badiger, Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine Member
Dr. Girisha B. S., Professor, Dept. of Dermatology Member
Dr. Vadisha Bhat, Associate Professor, Dept. of ENT Member
Dr. Giridhar B.H, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine Member
Dr. Tanmay R. Bhat, Asst. Professor, Dept. of General Medicine Member
Dr. Ravi Vaswani, Professor, Dept of General Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore (External) Member
Dr. B. N. Jagannath Kamath, Professor & Head, Dept of Orthopedics, KMC, Mangalore (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee
Board of Studies in Medical Sciences – Clinical (UG & PG).

Prof. (Dr.) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Dean of Faculty in Medical Sciences

Chairman
Dr. K.R. Bhagawan, Professor & Head, Dept. of General Surgery Member
Dr. H.R. Rai, Professor & Head, Dept. of Orthopedics Member
Dr. Satheesh Rao, Professor & Head, Dept. of Psychiatry Member
Dr. L. N. Samaga, Professor, Dept. of General Medicine Member
Dr. Rathika Shenoy, Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics Member
Dr. Hrishikesh Amin, Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology Member
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Shetty, Professor, Dept. of OBG Member
Dr. Sripada Mehandale, Professor, Dept. of Anaesthesiology Member
Dr. Sanjeev Badiger, Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine Member
Dr. Girisha B. S., Professor, Dept. of Dermatology Member
Dr. Vadisha Bhat, Associate Professor, Dept. of ENT Member
Dr. Giridhar B.H, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine Member
Dr. Tanmay R. Bhat, Asst. Professor, Dept. of General Medicine Member
Dr. Ravi Vaswani, Professor, Dept of General Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore (External) Member
Dr. B. N. Jagannath Kamath, Professor & Head, Dept of Orthopedics, KMC, Mangalore (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee
Board of Studies in Dental Sciences (UG & PG).
Dr. U. S. Krishna Nayak,Dean of Faculty in Dental Sciences and Professor & Head, Dept. of Orthodontics Chairman
Dr. B. Rajendra Prasad, Dean and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Member
Dr. Manoj Shetty Professor & Head, Dept of Implantology Member
Dr. Mithra N. Hegde, Professor & Head, Dept: Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics Member
Dr. Amitha M. Hegde, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pedodontics Member
Dr. Biju Thomas, Professor & Head, Dept. of Periodontics Member
Dr. Chetan Hegde, Professor & Head, Dept. of Prosthodontics Member
Dr. Pushparaj Shetty, Professor & Head, Dept. of Oral Pathology Member
Dr. Subash Babu, Professor & Head, Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology Member
Dr. Audrey, Reader, Dept of Preventive & Community Dentistry Member
Dr. Santhosh Shenoy, Reader, Dept. of Periodonitcs Member
Dr. Mcqueen Mendonca, Lecturer, Dept. of Orthodontics Member
Dr. Mangesh Shenoy, Lecturer, Dept of Oral Pathology Member
Dr. B. H. Sripathi Rao, Principal, Yenepoya Dental College, Deralakatte (External) Member
Dr. Dilip G. Nayak, Dean, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee
Board of Studies in Medical Sciences – Para Clinical (UG & PG).
Dr. Rajendra Holla, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmacology Chairman
Dr. Jayaprakash Shetty, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pathology Member
Dr. Vimal Kumar Karnaker, Professor & Head, Dept. of Microbiology Member
Dr. Mahabalesh Shetty, Professor & Head, Dept. of Forensic Medicine Member
Dr. A. Veena Shetty, Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology Member
Dr. Harish Kumar Permi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology Member
Dr. Guruprasad N.B, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology Member
Dr. Prathik Tharvadi, Asst. Professor, Dept of Forensic Medicine Member
Dr. Mohandas Rai, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmacology, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore. (External) Member
Dr. Muktha R. Pai, Professor, Dept. of Pathology, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore. (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee
Board of Studies in Physiotherapy (UG & PG).

Prof. Dr. Dhanesh Kumar, Principal

Chairman
Mr. Ajith S., Associate Professor Member
Mr. Subashchandra Rai, Asst. Professor Member
Mr. Purushotham Chippala, Asst. Professor Member
Mrs. Suchetha P. S., Asst. Professor Member
Mr. Ajay Thakur, Associate Professor Member
Prof. Praveen Aaron, Principal, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore (External) Member
Prof. Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Principal, KLE Institute of Physiotherapy, Belgaum (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee
Board of Studies in Medical Sciences – Pre Clinical (UG & PG).
Dr. A. M. Mirajkar, Professor & Head, Dept of Physiology Chairman
Dr. Sukanya Shetty, Professor & Head, Dept of Biochemistry Member
Dr. Martin Lucas, Professor & HOD, Dept. of Anatomy Member
Dr. Shailaja Moodithaya, Associate Professor, Dept of Physiology Member
Dr. Vinay Kumar V., Associate Professor, Dept of Anatomy Member
Dr. Pretty Rathnakar, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Anatomy Member
Dr. Theerthal Rai, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry Member
Dr. Pragna Rao, Professor & Head, Dept. of Biochemistry, KMC, Manipal (External) Member
Dr. Raghavendra Rao K., Professor & Head, Dept. of Physiology, KMC, Manipal (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee
Board of Studies in Pharmacy (UG & PG).
Dr. C. S. Shastry, Dean of Faculty in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Principal, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmacology Chairman
Dr. Narayana Charyulu, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmaceutics Member
Dr. K. Ishwar Bhat, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Member
Dr. Marina Koland, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice Member
Dr. Jane T. Jacob, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Member
Dr. Uday Meteti, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice Member
Dr. B.C. Revanasiddappa, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Member
Mr. Prasanna Shama Khandige, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology Member
Prof. Dr. P. K. Kulkarni, Vice-Principal, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore (External) Member
Prof. Dr. K Shridhar Pai, Head & Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal (External) Member
The Director (Curriculum Development), NU Permanent Invitee

A community that recognises and teaches diversity in all approaches, Nitte University in one of the most sought after education destinations in India drawing students from all walks of life. Providing world class infrastructure and pedagogy that are constantly reviewed and updated to give the best-in-class education to the students, Nitte University is a well-known name in the field of education. Maintained and administrated under the strong headship of The Nitte Trust, the University offers course training in Engineering, Medicine, Health Sciences, Architecture, Management, Communication modules among others. It is home to several schools as well. The campuses are student friendly and safe ensuring a home-like environment to its residents. All campuses are also adequately maintained with support staff and systems that cater to everyday needs. Large green spaces between campuses also make it an easier atmosphere for learning. Newer ideas and activities keeps the campuses abuzz with co-curricular and extra-curricular involvement. It’s a destination that is a knowledge seeker’s heaven. At Nitte, both staff and students are sensitised towards their society and its happenings as a part of development outreach and are constantly encouraged to participate in such programmes. Nitte encourages everyone to be not only cerebrally rich but also bring about changes that could give back to the societies they come from. The system of teacher guardianship wherein a group of 5 students are assigned a teacher is a unique feature of our institutions. This system helps a teacher attend to each student especially those who are weak academically. Professional campus counsellors interact with students having personal, disciplinary or emotional problems. Nitte University also ensures career boosts right from the early days of lectures thus bringing about a serious sense of professionalism in all its future representatives. Our alumni have always been the beacon of strong leadership in the communities they are serving to. Come join us for an enlightened journey!