Nitte University is located at Derlakatte,Mangalore,India. It is formed under the Trust of Nitte University, a Trust sponsored by Nitte Education Trust which has established 31 institutions spread in 3 campuses at Nitte, Mangalore and Bangalore.
The Government of India had conferred the status of Deemed-to-be University[ in June 2008.
The institution has been accredited with 'A' grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC)
The A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (established in 1985) was the first constituent college of Nitte University.
Today, it has a total of five constituent colleges, the other four being K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (established in 1999), N.G.S.M. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (established in 1983), Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences (established in 1992) and Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy (established in 1997).
Established in 1999, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) became a constituent Nitte University in 2009.