Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
|Director||K. N Satyanarayana|
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati, IITT) is an autonomous engineering and technology education institute located in Tirupati. It started functioning from 5 August 2015 in a temporary campus housed at Krishna Theja Educational Institutions in Chadalawada Nagar on the outskirts of the temple city. For the academic year 2015-2016, it will offer B.Tech courses in 4 core branches namely Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with 30 seats in each branch.
Till 2016 a Director was appointed by MHRD for IIT Tirupati, the Director of IIT Madras, Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi was the Mentor Director. As part of the mentorship plan, IIT-M deputed a batch of experienced professors including the ones recently retired, former deans and heads of various departments to the new campuses as both permanent and visiting professors.
IIT-Tirupati was initially functioned out of the campus of Chadalawada Group of Institutes in Tirupati, while the permanent building is coming up near Yerpedu located between Renigunta and Srikalahasti. The hostel facility for boys has been arranged at Transient Campus, Yerpedu, which is to be coming up as the permanent campus, whereas girls can avail the facility at the temporary campus itself. The land acquisition for the permanent campus is already completed and transit campus has been already constructed which consists of the Academic building housing three classrooms, computer lab., and health center. More than a dozen Japanese industries and other prominent ones like Cadbury and Saint-Gobain are set up here. The Tirupati airport which is an International airport and all this activity is happening close to the upcoming campus.
IIT Tirupati offers a 4-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) along with 2-years Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Technology (M.Tech) & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programmes in several engineering fields . Admission to these programmes is through the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE-Advanced), and students are admitted after completing 10+2 schooling. The institute flagged its beginning with the following 4 departments .
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering (Started from Aug. 2018)
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