Incubation center for architects and allied professionals in Mangalore, India | NIA

Incubation center for architects and allied professionals in Mangalore, India


Center for Innovation (CFI) at Nitte Institute of Architecture (NIA) is envisaged as a first-of-its-kind sophisticated incubation center for multi-disciplinary design and architecture start-ups in Mangalore, India. It’s energized co-working space will be open to passionate and highly creative architects and allied professionals with innovative ideas that can either opt to work remotely, or be resident on campus. It is expected that such work be developed into tangible form through research, training or consultation. Resident specialists have the chance to mentor bright students in the connected sparking lab to dabble with ideas and projects. The center will promote networking among members through regular events and workshops. It will have dedicated office space, common areas, meeting rooms, shared computational, digital, print/copy/scan and assist with legal, management, banking, professional development and secretarial facilities.

CFI believes in diversity in fields that include –

  • Architecture

  • Landscape ecology

  • Film, media & documentation

  • Urban design and planning

  • Energy simulation & sustainability

  • Civil and environmental engineering

  • Interior design

  • Information technology

  • Computational design

  • Product design

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Fine art


Specialists connected with the CFI will have the opportunity to travel, consult, provide training, participate in seminars, workshops, conferences, including teaching expert courses at NIA. Developing innovative ideas and sharing it with students and the community is at the heart of the CFI initiative.


We welcome passionate architects and allied professionals with a minimum of 5 years exposure to professional work & research that include –

  • Young professionals

  • Mid-career professionals

  • Researchers

  • Faculty on sabbatical

  • Post doctoral fellows

  • Retired faculty


Please submit a letter of interest to:

The Director, Nitte Institute of Architecture, Kotekar-Beeri Road, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018, India.

Email: varanha@nitte.edu.in or call +91.702.249.4808 (Director mobile)


About Nitte (Deemed to be University) and Nitte Education Trust

With 3 campuses in Nitte, Mangalore and Bangalore, Nitte Education Trust is the parent body of Nitte University that has under its ambit 36 institutions, 88 disciplines, 3500 faculty and 17000 students. The Government of India has conferred the status of Deemed-to-be University in June 2008, and has been accredited with 'A' grade by National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC).


About Nitte Institute of Architecture

Nitte Inst of Architecture (NIA), a constituent institution under Nitte (Deemed to be University) was established in 2015 at its Paneer campus at Deralakatte, Mangalore. It is recognized by the Council of Architecture, India. The school is envisioned to be a center of excellence in tropical architecture with global connections and facilities for research, and will train, consult and teach programs in architecture, design and allied fields.