Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City

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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City
IIIT Sri City Logo.png
TypePublic
Established2013
DirectorGanesan Kannabiran[1]
Location, ,
44°06′43″N 87°54′47″W / 44.112°N 87.913°W / 44.112; -87.913
CampusUrban
Websitewww.iiits.ac.in

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City is an education institute located in Sri City, Chittoor District Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the new IIITs being set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under the Public Private Partnership with AP government and Sri City consortium. The IIIT campus at Sri City is spread over 70 acres.

History[edit]

On 18 March 2013, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India introduced a bill in the Parliament to establish 20 new Indian Institute of Information Technology's in different parts of the Country. As per the bill, MHRD will establish the 20 new IIITs under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode partnering with respective state governments and industry partner Sricity Foundation.[2] The new IIITs are envisaged to be Institutes of National Importance. Aimed at generating highly competent manpower of global standards for the Information Technology Industry, the institutes are also expected to act as major catalyst to develop new knowledge in the field of Information Technology.

Indian Institute of Information Technology – Sri City, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh is amongst the first batch of 5 new IIITs approved by MHRD.

Academic Programs[edit]

The Institute presently offers B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) and MS by Research, PhD in ECE and CSE.

Admissions[edit]

The admission to IIIT is through Central Seat allocation Board (CSAB). The students are allotted admission by CSAB based on their Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) ranks. The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh is listed in the CSAB website under List of participating institutes in Other Central Government / State Government Funded Technical Institutes.[3]

Location[edit]

Indian Institute of Information Technology – Sri City, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh is situated in Sri City which is a planned integrated business city located 55 km North of Chennai on NH 5 along the border of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Tamil Nadu (TN) States of India. Much of Sri City area is in Chittoor District. The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), India’s Satellite/Rocket launching centre is located at Sriharikota, on the eastern side of Pulicat Lake which separates Sri City and the Satellite launching station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iiits.ac.in/home/governance/
  2. ^ "IIIT Bill in Parliament (Hindustan Times Newspaper)".
  3. ^ "Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) - 2013 - List of Participating Institutes".

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