N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte, an autonomous Institution under Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi was established in the year 1986 in memory of the Nitte Mahalinga Adyanthaya, a distinguished engineer of the erstwhile Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. It is one of the constituent Institutions under Nitte Education Trust, Mangalore, which runs 40 Institutions in various areas of education right from primary school to post-graduation centers, including professional courses like Engineering, Polytechnic, Architecture, Management, Medical, Nursing, Dental, Paramedical, Science & Commerce and Schools. Nitte University, a NAAC accredited A-grade University is run by the Nitte Education Trust founded by late Justice K.S. Hegde, a well-known judge of Supreme Court of India and former speaker of Indian Lok Sabha.
The Institute is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and most of the programs are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) under the Outcome Based Education scheme for Tier-I Institutions. The Institution is a NAAC Accredited A Grade Technical Institution. It has also been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 quality standards by ANAB. NMAMIT has been included under TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme) Phase-I & Phase-II, a world bank sponsored projects executed through MHRD, New Delhi. The Institution has established a New Age Incubation Centre associated with ICT Skill Development Society (ICTSDS) Department of IT, BT and Science &Technology Government of Karnataka. The Institution is also in the process of setting up Atal Incubation Centre an initiative of Government of India. The Institution has very active entrepreneurship development cell through which number of training programme are arranged to enhance the entrepreneurship qualities among the students.
The Institute is located on the Padubidri-Karkala State Highway which is well connected with Mangalore (60 KM) and Udupi/Manipal (45 KM) through NH66 & NH169. The participants can alight at Mangalore or Udupi Railway Stations/Bus Terminals or Mangalore Airport to reach the Institute.
The Institute offers undergraduate programmes in seven branches of engineering viz: Bio-Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Institution also offers 11 Post Graduate M.Tech programmes. There are Ten VTU recognised research centers offering M.Sc (Engg.) & Ph.D programs. The Institute also offers post-graduation programes in Computer Applications (MCA) and Business Management (MBA).