Salary Support for school teachers

Support for Local Schools

Salary support for school teachers

Beneficiary Schools

  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School, Karkala
  • Prabhodini Gurukula, Hariharapura, Koppa
  • Navabharath Education Society, Mangalore
  • Hindu Higher Primary School, Shirva
  • Sri Durgambika Higher Primary School, Kodu
  • Vidyadayini Higher Primary School, Kuthyar
  • Sri Rama Higher Secondary School, Kalladka

Playground facilities for schools

The University’s playground is offered free of cost for use by neighbouring schools for annual sports events

Free School Bus facilities

The buses of NITTE fleet are offered as school buses to local schools free of cost. In addition, NITTE also provides free bus facilities on regular basis to several schools for camps, tours, social awareness programs etc.

Beneficiary Schools

  • Srinivasa Paatashale, Kodialbail, Mangalore
  • St.Sebastian School, Bendoor, Mangalore
  • Angeline High School, Nagori, Mangalore
  • St. Joseph’s Primary High School, Kankanady,Mangalore

School Health Education Program

Department of Community Medicine of K S Hegde Medical Academy organizes various health education programmes for school children, teachers and caregivers. In 2022-23, 21 programs were organized in 9 schools. The Schools involved were -Government High School, Konaje, Bharathi Group of Institutions, Kadri, Shree Bharathi English Medium High School, Nanthoor, Sashihithlu Government School, Sashihithlu, Vidya Prasara Vidya Mandir, English Medium School, Hejamadikodi, Ramashrama School, Konchady ,St. Ann’s English Medium High School, Konchady, NSAM school, Nitte and Dr. M Ramanna Shetty Memorial English medium high school, Thokur.

The activities conducted include:
  • Health talk on Covid 19
  • Awareness talk on Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • The changes during Adolescence
  • Health Awareness programme regarding ill effects of smoking and drug abuse
  • Health talk on first aid, sanitation and Personal hygiene
  • Health Awareness programme on HIV/AIDS and its prevention on the occasion of World Aids Day
  • Health education activity on malaria and worm infestations
  • Health talk on menstrual hygiene
  • Health education programme on blood donation

School Oral Health Program

The Department of Public Health Dentistry, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte DU along with various organizations conducts school oral health programs in various schools in and around Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka. The staff, students and interns posted in the department actively participate in oral health promotion through schools. The oral health promotion in schools include health check-ups and oral health education. School children are given awareness regarding the various parts of the mouth and tooth, diseases affecting the oral cavity and ways to prevent oral diseases. The importance of maintaining good oral health with the need to inculcate preventive measures in children at an early age is emphasized. Proper tooth brushing technique and other oral hygiene measures are demonstrated. Children are also educated regarding the ill effects of tobacco


Anganwadi Health Program

Anganwadi centres, which are rural child care centres, are the focal units for the implementation of the Integrated Child Development Services projects in each block. Beneficiaries belonging to Anganwadi are children up to the age of 6 years, pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent girls and women in the reproductive age group. Department of Community Medicine KSHEMA runs these programs in Anganwadis of its service area. In addition to health delivery activities like screening and immunization, this program focuses on following health education activities:
  • Importance of breastfeeding and weaning practices among mothers
  • Health education regarding menstrual hygiene practices for Adolescent girls
  • Sensitisation Regarding PCPNDT ACT
  • Health education regarding Family planning practices among women in reproductive age group

N-BRITE - School Dental Health Programs

N-BRITE was developed to deliver oral health care to children from communities with unmet dental care needs.

N-BRITE stands for the NITTE BRIGHT TEETH program. It focuses on “Bright smile for a Healthy Future.” The program aims at providing free dental treatment to children of all ages in the best possible manner. This is an initiative by the Dept. of Pedodontics under the able guidance of Prof. Dr.Amitha M.Hegde, Head, Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry.

Objectives and Operation:

The program aims to ensure good oral health and assess & reduce the prevalence of oral disease in the pediatric population.

A screening is carried out to assess the prevalence of dental disease and the treatment needs of the target population. Comprehensive dental care is then provided for complete oral rehabilitation. Patients who require invasive treatment methods are directed to the Department of Pedodontics at A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences. A regular follow up is scheduled for every school /anganwadi /orphanage to ensure the continuing maintenance of oral hygiene.

Based on the area and location of schools, 7 schools have been adopted as an initial step.

  1. Bala Samrakhshana Kendra, Kuthar.
  2. Shri Ramakrishna Primary and Higher Primary School, Harekala.
  3. Central Model Boarding School, Madhya, Surathkal
  4. Government Higher Primary School, Ubaradka, Mithoor, Sullia
  5. Koraga Residential School, Kadri
  6. Holy Angels School, Permannur.
  7. Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Alike

Apart from these institutions, camps have also been conducted at various rural locations such as Hutti and Gogi in Raichur district, Malappuram district (Kerala), Mulki and Kinnigoli. These camps provide dental care to the underprivileged population, who do not have access to dental services. Camps have also been held at Canara Primary School, Cambridge International School, Prestige International School, Government Higher Primary School in Jeppinamogaru, Kanachur School and De Mercy Orphanage at Paneer.


The Dental College of NitteDU partnered with the District administration (Zilla Panchayat Office and Department of Education) to educate and enable school teachers for safety in schools during the COVID19 pandemic situation. The activities under the Nitte Special Child Care Centre’s COVID SAFE Project included training programs for school teachers, special educators, parents of special children as well as development of standard operating protocols (SOP) for the safe return of children to schools.

For more details see report

Training for school teachers on COVID19 precautions
As part of the COVID SAFE project, a series of training programs were planned ad conducted for the teachers of Government and Private Aided schools of Mangalore South. The Objective of this program was to educate the teachers, parents and caregivers on strategies to cope and adapt to the COVID19 situation, to teach the basics of effective hygiene measures and incorporate the same in the schools when they reopen post pandemic.

A total of 918 teachers of government schools and 847 teachers from unaided schools were trained through this program.


Training for Special Educators on COVID19 precautions
Training programs focussing on the challenges for continued education particularly for children for special needs was organized for the benefit of special educators. A total of 42 teachers from six special schools from Mangalore region participated in this program.

Awareness programs for parents of special children on COVID19 precautions
Awareness programs for parents and caregivers of special children were conducted during the pandemic period. These interactive sessions focussed on post-covid care of special children. As part of this program, free masks, diapers and wheelchairs were also distributed.


An outreach program conceptualized and initiated by Nitte Special Child Care Centre (N- SPECC), a unit of Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, A.B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental sciences, Nitte (Deemed to be University) in collaboration with Samagra Shikshana Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada Zilla. The objective was to educate the teachers, parents and caregivers on the available vaccination centers, appropriate vaccination protocol along with the Do’s and Don’ts of vaccination and also to address the doubts associated with the available Covid vaccines. The goal was to ensure that there is increased awareness regarding the vaccination drive among the teachers, children and their parents; be it in a government run or a private organization school.
Under Phase2 of this project (Covid Safe Project), the following activities were conducted:

  • ‘COVID 19 vaccination for all’, awareness program for Government, aided, unaided teachers and special educators of Mangalore taluk
  • ‘COVID 19 vaccination for all’, awareness program for private schools and private trusts
  • ‘COVID 19 vaccination for all’, awareness program for Hare Kala Gram panchayat

The total number of Government and Aided teachers scheduled for the training program was 3871 from Mangalore South zone and 866 from Mangalore North zone. Total number of teachers trained in Mangalore taluk is 4737.

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Collaboration with Special Olympics Bharat

Nitte University in collaboration with Special Olympics Bharat participated in The National Health Fest for Divyangjan – We Care. Through the transformative power of global health screening, this national health fest aimed to tackle inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice faced by people with intellectual disabilities.