A Prestigious Achievement for NITK
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A Prestigious Achievement for NITK

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A Prestigious Achievement for NITK

Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor, 0

It has been a prestigious year for the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka. Seven faculty members from NIT Karnataka (Surathkal) have achieved a rare distinction as Stanford University has declared them among the world’s top 2 percent scientists for 2023. Krishna D Bhat, Shashidhar G Koolagudi, Arun M Isloor, Jeyaraj P, Subhaschandra Kattimani, Krishnan Prabhu, and Debashisha Jena are the seven faculty members from NITK, Surathkal. Arun Isloor, a chemistry professor at NIT Karnataka, made it to the list for the third consecutive time. This global recognition highlights their
contributions to the field of education and research, in particular.

A significant share of credit for the achievements of these seven faculties can be attributed to the institute and its excellent approach toward research. For instance, NIT Karnataka recently established three Centers of Excellence (CoE) in light of implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The three centers of excellence are the Centre for Sustainable Energy Engineering (CSEE), the Centre for Women Welfare and Social Empowerment (CWWSE), and the Centre for Public Relations, Information and Media Exchange (C-PRIME). These new CoEs are designed and well-equipped to provide students with complete knowledge of both technical and non-technical fields, enabling them to acquire a well-rounded skill set.

NIT-K, formerly Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), was established in 1960. It is one of India's 31 National Institutes of Technology and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. We dedicate this issue to the prestigious alumni of NIT-K. Do let us know your thoughts.