Education and Research

Education and Research


In Dakshina Kannada, primary and secondary education has reached every facet of society. In this district there are educational institutions in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, nursing, hotel and cooking, law and management.

Dakshina Kannada is home to Suratkal National Technology Institute Karnataka (NITK), one of the top engineering colleges in India. The College of Fisheries is located in Egore near Kankanady. Mangalore University is a public university in Konaje near Mangalore. It has a range of districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu.



The district is home to research institutes such as the Cashew Research Directorate in Puttoor. The Central Plantation Crapes Research Institute is located at Witts in Bantwal Taluk.

Engineering Colleges in the district St. Joseph Engineering College, KVG College of Engineering, Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering, Canara Engineering College, PA College of Engineering, Srinivas Institute of Technology, Srinivas School of Engineering,Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology, Shri Devi Institute of Technology, Alva's Institute of Engineering & Technology, Coastal Institute of Technology, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Yenepoya Institute of Technology, AJ Institute of Engineering and Technology, SD Em Institute of Technology, and Prasin



The medical colleges of the district include AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Father Mueller Medical College, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Kasturba Medical College, Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Yenepoya Medical College & Research Institute and KVG Medical College.

Some of the dental colleges are Manipal College of Dental Sciences Mangalore, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Yenepoya Dental College and Research Institute and Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences.

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