On 13th August 2019, an MS student and 103 undergraduate students in B.Tech received their degrees on the first convocation of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Students wore attires that were designed by NIFT (the National Institute of Fashion Technology), Chennai. The design of the stoles that the students wore at the convocation was inspired by local art forms like Bock Printing, Cherial Masks, Pocahmpalli Ikat, etc. The HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the graduates present there. While addressing the students, he talked about how the everyday lives of people living in villages and small towns can be changed drastically with the help of technology.
The minister encouraged the students to utilise their strength of knowledge for the betterment of mankind. The HRD Minister was also present there to inaugurate the Stage 1A (Transit) Campus of IIT Tirupati. The other dignitaries that attended the inauguration were MP of Tirupati Constituency Balli Durga Prasada Rao, MLA of Srikalahasti Constituency B. Madhusudhana Reddy, the Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr Audimulapu Suresh, the Secretary Higher Education from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India R. Subrahmanyam IAS.
More than 50 companies participated in the placement drive of the university this year placing about 75 B.Tech students from a batch of 103 students. The students have received placement offers from IT sectors, Analytics, Finance & Consulting but also from major R&D and core Engineering Companies.
Currently, the institute has 823 students pursuing Under and Postgraduation in various fields of Engineering. The numbers are expected to go as high as 1,250 by the year 2021 with the completion of the next stage of campus construction of the institute.
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