is a major educational, healthcare, commercial & residential locality in the south-eastern part of Mangalore city in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state. It is 9 km (5.6 mi) away from the Karnataka-Kerala state border. It is popularly known as the University Town
with more number of student population, universities & the stretch from Thokottu junction to Konaje is also known as the Medical corridor road
due to the presence of many premium educational institutions & healthcare facilities where Deralakatte lies in between. It is close to Mangalore University, Konaje, Mudipu Infosys, Soorya Infratech Park, Thokottu & Ullal. Ullal beach, Someshwar Beach, Pilikula Nisargadhama are some of the nearest tourist destinations. This locality houses the NITTE University, Yenepoya University, Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Fathers Mullers Homeopathic Medical college hospital and Kanachur Groups of institutions and Hospital. It is a largest University locality in Mangalore after Manipal university in terms of students from all over the country and other parts of the world.