Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Mentoring and Counselling

A group of 5 to 10 students are assigned to a teacher who will monitor and assist the students in academics and overall development. Orientation programs for fresh entrants, training in leadership, public speaking, effective communication, facing interviews are conducted regularly. Student support programs such as student welfare cell, placement & guidance cell and women's wing address the academic and psychological needs of the students.

Women students can also avail counselling and guidance from the Women’s’ Cell. Women Counsellors are available in the Students’ Wellness Centre. The Women’s’ cell conducts sensitization programs for women students and staff regarding their rights, opportunities, redressal avenues.s.

Prevention of Ragging

NitteDU has a zero-tolerance policy on ragging and any other form student bullying. Every student and his/her parent/guardian is required submit an affidavit conforming compliance to the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions. The University has an Anti-Ragging Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary. Each of the Constituent Colleges have Institutional Anti-Ragging Committees headed by the respective Deans / Principals.

The UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions and a copy of the proforma for Affidavits maybe accessed here

Prevention of Sexual Harassment

NitteDU is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, teachers and non-teaching staff can work together in an environment free of violence, harassment, exploitation, intimidation and stress. This includes all forms of gender violence, sexual harassment and discrimination based on sex/gender or amongst the same sex members. Every member of the NU should be aware that while the NU is committed to the right to freedom of expression and association, it strongly supports gender equality and opposes any form of gender discrimination and violence.

A Committee Against Sexual Harassment is constituted to promote a harassment free, healthy environment on campus. The current members of the Committee are:

  1. Prof. (Dr.) Sukanya Shetty, Professor, KSHEMA Chairperson / Presiding Officer
  2. Dr. Roopa Rani Bhandari, Assistant Professor, KSHEMA
  3. Prof. (Dr.) M.S. Ravi, Professor, ABSMIDS
  4. Dr. Prerana Shetty, Associate Professor, NGSMIPS
  5. Ms. Dayamani, Office Superintendent, NUINS
  6. Ms. Jyothi, Office Assistant, NIPT
  7. Mr. Vishwas R Achar, Nitte Institute of Architecture Student representative
  8. Ms. Bhuvana Kamath, Nitte Institute of Communication Student representative
  9. Dr. Shambhavi Ashutosh Vaidya, KS Hegde Medical Academy Student representative

The University’s policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment may be accessed here.

Prevention of Substance Use

NitteDU is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment that is free of alcohol and ‘substance’ abuse. ‘Substance’ abuse harms students, threatens the safety of the environment, and disrupts the educational process and defeats the purpose for which a student is being educated. While the University takes a serious view of alcohol and ‘substance’ abuse on its campus, it strongly believes that the best way to maintain an appropriate campus environment with respect to drugs and alcohol is through preventive education about the dangers of drug abuse and compassionate attention to the needs of those who may require help with alcohol or other drug-related problems. To that end, the University provides on-campus support programs and services as well as information about related services that are available in the local community.

A Committee to promote a Substance-free campus is in place and its current composition is as follows:

  1. Prof. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice-Chancellor (Chairperson)
  2. Prof. Dr. M.S. Moodithaya, Pro-Vice Chancellor
  3. Prof. Dr. Alka Kulkarni, Registrar
  4. Prof. Dr. Harsha Halahalli, Director (CD)
  5. Prof. Dr. P.S. Prakash, Dean, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
  6. Prof. Dr. Krishna Nayak U.S, Dean, ABSM Institute of Dental Sciences.
  7. Prof. Dr. C.S. Shastry, Principal, N G S M Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  8. Prof. Dr. Fathima D’Silva, Principal, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences.
  9. Prof. Dr. Dhanesh Kumar, Principal, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy
  10. Prof. Dr. Indrani Karunasagar, Director, Nitte University Centre Science Education and Research
  11. Prof. Vinod Arhana, Director, Nitte Institute of Architecture
  12. Mr. Raviraj, Head, Dept of Mass Communication and Journalism
  13. Prof. Dr. Satheesh Rao, Head - Dept of Psychiatry, KS Hegde Medical Academy
  14. Prof. (Dr.) Mahabalesh Shetty, Head- Dept. of Forensic Medicine, KS Hegde Medical Academy
  15. Prof. Dr. Sukanya Shetty, Professor, KS Hegde Medical Academy
  16. Dr. Srinath Kamath, Associate Professor, KS Hegde Medical Academy
  17. Dr. Padmaraj Hegde, Lecturer, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences

The University’s policy on Prevention of Substance Abuse may be accessed here.

International Students Cell

The International Student Cell facilitates all aspects of welfare of students from foreign countries including admissions, travel and stay regulations, campus stay and academic matters. International students may contact Mrs. Sayi Prasanna Hegde, Deputy. Director (Admin) and International Students Cell Co-ordinator for assistance.

Healthy University

A healthy university aspires to create a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health, wellbeing and sustainability. The UK Healthy Universities Network supports its members to develop and implement ‘whole university’ approaches to health, wellbeing and sustainability. It is part of a global movement calling upon higher education institutions to:

  • Incorporate health and sustainability into their mission, vision and strategic plans
  • Lead and drive change in society by modelling, testing and transferring innovative approaches.
NitteDU being an associate member of The UK Healthy Universities Network, is actively working towards achieving its objectives by creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances the health, wellbeing and sustainability of its community and enables people to achieve their full potential.


Healthy University Bulletin July 2019
Healthy University Bulletin July 2020

Student Health care and Wellness

Students of NitteDU have access to comprehensive health care facilities at the Teaching Hospital attached to the University.

  • Preferential free / subsidized access to out-patient services, investigations, and treatment
  • Free dental care
  • Annual free health check-up
  • Immunization services for students of health professions programs
  • Student Wellness Centre for promoting positive mental health (More details)
  • Sexual and reproductive health-care services (More details)
  • Help for substance dependance (including nicotine, alcohol and other substances)

Sexual and reproductive Health Services for Students

Awareness and health education programs on sexual and reproductive health are conducted for students and staff. Free counselling and referral services are provided if required while maintaining confidentiality. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, the teaching hospital attached to the University, offers family planning, antenatal and postnatal care, general gynaecology, infertility services, cancer screening for gynaecological oncology.

Free counselling, out-patient and referral services for students.

Location & Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, OPD Block, Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore - 575018

Working hours: 9:00 am to 4:00pm, Monday to Saturday (Except on University holidays)

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