NON EXCLUSIVE CLUBS
1.NITK RACING(FSAE) AND BAJA NITK
Formula 1. Burning rubber on tarmac. Pistons, gears and crankshafts working in tandem to send a 700kg car screaming down the track. If this sets your heart a-thumping, NITK Racing and BAJA are the place for you.
NITK Racing and BAJA are very prestigious clubs that accept students every year to build cars and race them in intercollegiate competitions. The entrance process is highly competitive and consists of a written test followed by several rounds of interviews. The selection for those interested in building the electronics of the car happens in the odd sem and for those interested in the mechanical aspects and building the actual car (engine, chassis, suspension, etc) happens in the even sem.
As mentioned it is HIGHLY competitive and students study for months about cars to crack the test and interviews.
The lucky few who get selected build a car to take part in FSAE and BAJA, two intercollegiate competitions organised by the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE).
The BAJA Team builds an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to take part in the BAJA Competition. Students have to take part in all stages of these competitions, such as marketing and fund raising and not just building the car. Students have to stay back in college for a couple of weeks in the holidays, but the experience and knowledge gained is well worth the sacrifice.
LSD or Literary, Stage and Debating Society primarily has three branches that work in it, the Quizzing Team, Debating Society(popularly known as DebSoc) and Lit Gig and the good news is First years can be a part of all three as well!
Quizzing organizes quizzes, debates, plays and much, much more. Usually these are team events (2-3 people) and are good fun to participate in. Quizzes on movies, tech, G.K., lit and any topic they can think of are conducted regularly in both semesters.
Apart from that they regularly hold Debating Sessions which is conducted by DebSoc. There is also a branch called LitGig which is basically the Writer's Club of NITK. This year onwards LSD has started organizing plays which are produced and directed by LSD itself.
The NITK unit of NCC is called the 2 Kar Engr Coy NCC Unit and its offices are located opposite Amul, near the boys hostels. During the Orientation Ceremony in the SJA on your first official day of college, an officer will talk to you about NCC and everything it represents. You can join in the first year itself. The uniform is provided and practice is held every Saturday.
The NCC members parade on Independence Day and Republic Day. You can get certificates which are very useful in placements and further studies applications, as it proves you have a great deal of discipline.
This club comprises of a bunch of computer science enthusiasts. Web Club is the primary student association at NITK that promotes open source philosophies.
They hold workshops on topics like SQL Injection, Tor, and Git/Github, and their Facebook page is replete with math problems and tutorials. As far as first years are concerned, the club maintains a low profile, so keep your eyes peeled!
The Music Club also known as MC is one of the most happening clubs at NITK. It boasts of an array of musicians who are at the pinnacle of amateur music. It is an outlet for the students to unwind and relax. They do so by organizing musical nights every semester in the SJA and the SAC. It is a club that offers a plethora of opportunities to students right from first year to develop their talents and take it to the next level!
"Entrepreneurship IS LIVING A FEW YEARS OF YOUR LIFE LIKE MOST PEOPLE WON'T, SO THAT YOU CAN SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE LIKE MOST PEOPLE CAN'T."
E-CELL is the raison d'etre (as its more verbose members would say) to disseminate entrepreneurship education among students, and encourage them to come up with unique ideas - and then build on those ideas to start their own venture. E-CELL was awarded the best technical school promoting entrepreneurship education in India by Intel and NITIE, in 2012.
E-CELL provides entrepreneurship education, incubation facility to start-ups and conducts flagship B-Plan and other Business events. E-CELL has a robust network of budding entrepreneurs and partner E-CELLS across India, as well as an enthusiastic alumni network. E-CELL is a part of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and partners with NITK-STEP and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
Dancing to the latest tunes, setting the ramp on fire or enthralling the audience with your performances - if you thought you wouldn’t get to do all this, you were wrong.
Presenting the Dance, Dramatics and Fashion Club, or fondly known as DDFC; the chance to unleash the performer in you.
They conduct major cultural programmes throughout the year. The first one is Spandan which is an opportunity for the first years to showcase their talents. It involves various dance and drama competitions and the hunt for Mr and Miss Glamouranza. In the odd semester DDFC also organises Dandiya night!
The beginning of the even semester is marked by the momentous Bharat Darshan organised on the occasion of Republic Day. Various states have to present their culture in the allotted time and the best one is adjudged the winner. This is the only event which involves most of the first years.
A great chance for non-performers to also overcome their apprehensions and participate - believe me, events like these make college life memorable! It is also a golden opportunity to interact with seniors. DDFC also organises ‘Jukebox’ which involves Pictionary, Dumb charades and fun movie quizzes. As first years one can participate in all these events but the recruitment is done in second year only.
The recruitment process consists of resume writing and then audition (with Personal Interview). You can contact any senior for details regarding the interviews. In NITK , no interview is totally technical. The seniors will always be playful with you. In DDFC, you will be asked to showcase the best of your talents.
8. ARTISTS' FORUM
Artists' Forum is one of the hobby clubs in NITK. As the name itself suggests, it's the perfect place for all those budding engineers who portray a great passion in fine arts and craft.
It's one of the very few clubs in NITK who recruit first years. Artists' Forum, famous as AF in NITK is a group of creative, fun loving, enthusiastic people who are from diversified backgrounds united by their one true passion for art. It's the home for many art forms - Origami, Kirigami, 3D painting, Coffee Painting etc. be it anything, AF welcomes all sorts of new ideas and it holds a lot intra-club workshops so that knowledge can be exchanged widely.
AF also holds workshops and competitions for first years during both the semesters and it forms a separate creative committee during both the fests Engineer and Incident. During Incident and Engineer, AF plays a very active role in decorating the entire college in accordance with the theme and it hosts a variety of workshops by inviting eminent artists from various places and conducting interactive competitions. In short, AF is a place where innovation is given a very high importance and it makes your B.Tech life memorable with priceless moments and experiences!
The recruitment process involves making of a resume in the most creative way possible followed by a written exam and a personal interview.
9. AMATEUR ASTRONOMY CLUB(AAC)
The Amateur Astronomy Club (AAC) is one of the oldest clubs in NITK. One of the most exciting and entrancing clubs, AAC is the perfect place for those passionate about Astronomy and Astrophysics and is a great learning platform for the same.
AAC conducts many exciting events every year like AstroQuiz, Starry Nights, Knowledge Sharing Sessions, workshops etc. Interested members can also work on projects as the club has a good source of funds every year. Some of the ongoing projects are- Infinity 2.0, the club’s very own rover, telescope Motorization, etc.
The club is in possession of two great telescopes - a Carl Zeiss Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (MCT) and a Skywatcher Newtonian Reflector Telescope; both used on an equatorial mount. The telescopes are used to observe phenomena like transits or simply observe planets, stars and other entities. The observations are logged regularly.
AAC is also the only club to have its own committee in the annual technical fest “Engineer.” Various events like Star Wars, Interstellar, Orbiter, etc. are conducted and an exhibition “Antariksh” is held where several models and displayed.
The club conducts its recruitments during the odd semesters for second years. The process consists of a written test followed by interviews.
To know more about the club, check us out on our website, https://aacnitk.wordpress.com/
10.SAE(Society of Automotive Engineers)
SAE- Society of Automotive Engineers NITK chapter is the only tech club which is exclusively for automotive enthusiasts. SAE NITK has 183 student members along with 32 executive members (20 second year, 6 third year and 6 final year students). SAENITK tries to encourage the propagation of automotive knowledge among the students of NITK.
The recruitment process involves a written test followed by a personal interview. Some major projects have separate personal interviews after getting into the club.
SPICMACAY NITK has been one of the oldest volunteer based chapter of the international movement to spread knowledge about Indian art forms, culture and heritage. We have hosted several great artistes such as TM Krishna, Mysore Brothers, Rama Vaidyanathan among many others, in various popular and rare Indian art forms. Along with concerts, the chapter is also involved in conducting weekly discussion and lecture demonstration sessions, where an informal gathering learns more about art forms and our heritage through interactions with artistes. We also conduct cinema screenings and discussion sessions to absorb the values from cinema into making our life more enriched. We hope more volunteers join us in our venture! Join us for our weekly meetings every Thursday at the pavilion!
Media Art and Creative Design or MAC-Dee as they're fondly known is one of the highly underrated clubs in the college and is one of the clubs that is open to recruitments for its members in the First Year. Founded in 2012, it has grown from a club of Design Enthusiasts who worked only during ENGINEER and INCIDENT to a club of 70 members with its own set of activities throughout the year!
The Club holds workshops throughout the year on various animation softwares and takes initiatives to make videos like the HAPPY VIDEO which became a rage in the NITK Campus.
A sense of responsibility towards the society was what was the origination of 'Genesis' which soon became National Service Scheme(NSS) Unit at NITK Surathkal in 2015. The club has members from all walks of life from B. Tech. to Ph. D and from MCA to MBA. The club is open to taking in First Years.
With more than 200 volunteers and 70 Executive Members, NSS is involved in activities that range from teaching English to the students of KREC Kannada Medium Schools to going for Newspaper Collection Drives and money collected from it is spent on buying Solar Lamps, bags and footwear for underprivileged kids. NSS also organizes a Blood Donation Camp, where NITKians are invited to come and donate blood which is then distributed to three blood banks in Mangalore.
Avanti Fellows - NITK Chapter is part of the pan-India network of Avanti Fellows which is a Non-Profit Organization which helps underprivileged students prepare for Competitive Examinations. Avanti Fellows has been associated with Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Madipu, an hour's drive from Mangalore where volunteers from Avanti Fellows go every weekend and clarify doubts which these underprivileged students have in their respective subjects.
Avanti Fellows is one of the clubs which begin their recruitment at the very beginning of the academic year and offer summer internships for First Years to go and teach underprivileged students during their summer break for a period of two months!
The NITK Films Club is one of the oldest clubs in NITK which started off as a means of entertainment for students by screening films on the weekends at the Student Activity Centre. However moving from that phase it now regularly screens movies and live matches are shown at the Student Activity Centre during the times the Indian Cricket Team is playing!
The NITK Film Festival having recently been started in 2016 has been touted as a big success, where regional, national as well as International Movies are being showcased/ The Film Festival also has competitions like FIlms' Quiz being conducted and a movie-making competition where NITKians are encouraged to create their own movies and present them in front of a judging panel.
Shoreline is the annual college magazine of NITK. It was started in 2014 by a bunch of enthusiasts who came together to create this digital magazine. Shoreline, in all its essence, represents the Times and Tides of NITK. The team consists of students from all years and branches who voluntarily work on the different aspects of the magazine like editing, photoshoot, etc.