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NITTE Overview


This adage is perhaps best reflected in what the late Justice K S Hegde, a committed philanthropist and legal luminary strongly believed in – that education is vital for the overall progress of a community … and it is this vision that saw the birth of the Nitte Education Trust.

In 1979, seven committed persons, all sharing the same concern to the cause of education and community development, under the leadership and guidance of Justice K S Hegde formed an association. Justice Hegde, conceived the idea of a trust, which would provide basic education, health care and train manpower. Thus,was born the Nitte Education Trust. It was Justice K S Hegde, the founder was the prime mover of the Trust. With emphasis being laid on education, the Trust established a high school at Nitte in 1979. Today, the Nitte Education Trust comprises a medical, dental and 5 paramedical colleges, a 720 bed specialty hospital, 2 engineering colleges, 2 MBA institutes, 2 MCA institutes, a college of hotel management, 2 technical training institutes, 2 first grade colleges, 2 pre-university colleges, 5 schools and a 3-star hotel – in all 23 institutions with 10,000 students, 3,500 staff and 18,500 alumni.

nitte school of management is the top pgdm college in bangalore

NSM’s PGDM program is integrated with Action Learning Projects, classroom teaching with real-life situations which makes it distinct from rest of the programs offered by many B-Schools. At NSM, we focus on “learning by doing,” not just classroom, sitting, but actually going into the real world and applying the tools and concepts to real business situations. . Theory, learnt in classroom sessions, is tested in real-life situations through industry projects and interaction with practitioners. In class, students learn the skills of effective decision making through case studies describing business problems/situations. An integral part of our curriculum is an Action Learning Projects, which gives you a chance to apply the skills you have learned in the classroom and work as part of a small team focused on solving current business problem for a real company. 2 years of experience at NSM will fetch you leadership skills for a lifetime.

Nitte Education Trust, established in 1979, is a well-known leader in higher education. Nitte Education Trust was founded by the committed philanthropist and legal luminary Justice KS Hegde who strongly believed that education was pivotal to the overall progress of a community. The group includes the well-known industrialist- Mr. NV Hegde and eminent educationist- Dr. NR Shetty (twice Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University and presently President of ISTE) who shares the same concern and commitment to the cause of community development.

At NSM, we know that excelling in the rapidly changing world of business is the greatest challenge organizations are facing today. Our programs provide powerful tools for facilitating meaningful organizational change in important areas such as: improving strategy development and implementation processes, creating a high-performance culture, managing growth and innovation, and developing leadership capabilities. During the formative years, the Trust managed a number of institutions in Nitte (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka) and Mangalore. To spread the Trust’s mission of affordable quality education to other parts of Karnataka and India, various institutions of learning have been established.

The Trust has been successfully established two institutions offering PGDM programs. These institutions, at Nitte and Bangalore, have evolved into dynamic and leading institutions and made a mark in management education. While these two programs are being conducted in affiliation with State-level Universities (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum), the new NITTE School of Management (NSM, Bangalore) is an autonomous institution offering a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management.


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