Indian Institute of Technology - IIT TIRUPATI - IIT-TIRUPATI
Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural centre in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats at a distance of 150 km from Chennai and 250 km from Bengaluru cities. Tirupati is well connected by air, rail and road.
Tirupati is also an excellent educational centre consisting of various existing universities, institutions etc. The Andhra Pradesh Government proposes to make Tirupati a major knowledge hub. Other institutions coming up in the vicinity of the proposed IIT Tirupati campus include IISER Tirupati and IIIT Chittoor.
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati is the first among the 3rd generation IITs, announced in 2014, to have the foundation stone laid in March 2015. This new IIT starts functioning on a temporary campus in Tirupati from the academic year of 2015-16. IIT Tirupati is starting with the full support of it’s mentoring institute, IIT Madras.
IIT Tirupati plans to offer academic programs to produce outstanding Engineers, Technologists and Scientists who are capable of addressing the societal needs to enhance the quality of life of people. This is possible with focused academic programs imparting relevant knowledge and skills. Since engineering is applied science, more emphasis would be laid on theoretical knowledge and practice oriented laboratories. Programs are being planned to nurture innovation and creativity, teamwork, communication skills, ethics and societal interaction. With the objective of creating technologists who are conscious of social, environmental and sustainable issues, courses in humanities and social sciences will be given due importance in the curriculum.
The temporary campus of IIT Tirupati is situated on Tirupati-Renigunta Road at a distance of 5 kilometers from the center of Tirupati, 4 kilometers from Renigunta Railway Junction and 8 kilometers from Tirupati Airport.
To start with, the temporary academic campus is being planned and designed with all the facilities such as modern class rooms equipped with teaching aids, up to date laboratories, computer center, high bandwidth internet and Wi-Fi connectivity, video conferencing halls, chat & idea rooms, and sports facilities. It will be ensured that the new entrants are comfortable and feel that they entered a well-established institute.
The permanent campus is to be located at Merlapaka on Yerpedu-Venkatagiri road, 22 kilometers from Tirupati and 14 kilometers from the airport. The A.P. Government is providing over 500 acres with a scenic mountain backdrop for the development of a modern campus. It is planned that the permanent campus will be operative by 2019. Large industrial parks like Sri City near Tada already exist in the vicinity of the proposed campus. The A.P. Government proposes to further develop major industrial activity in the Chennai-Nellore-Tirupati triangle area. This would provide many opportunities of internships and placement for the students studying at IIT Tirupati.