Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science

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Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science
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Type Education and research institution
Established 1980
Principal K. Ashoka Reddy[1]
Location Warangal, Telangana, 506015, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations Autonomous
Website www.kitsw.ac.in
Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science (KITSW)

Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science (KITSW) is an autonomous college in Warangal district of Telangana in India. It was established in 1980.It is one of the top private Engineering Colleges in the state of Telangana.

History[edit]

The Government of Andhra Pradesh realized in the late 1970s the popular demand for enhancement of facilities for technical education. It decided to adopt a progressive policy of encouraging philanthropic organizations to establish and manage technical institutions.

The elite philanthropists of Warangal City, with the sole aim of imparting quality technical education, established Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science, Warangal (KITSW) in 1980 under the aegis of the Ekasila Education Society (EES). The former Prime Minister of India, the late P.V. Narasimha Rao Garu, laid the foundation stone for the institute. The members of the EES encompass many sections of society, including educationists, agriculturists, industrialists, doctors, and social workers. They are highly respected personalities of the city and known for their generosity in social activities. The main objective of the EES is to develop KITS Warangal into a major technical institution imparting a quality education to the students of this backward Telangana region.

The institution started functioning in 1980 with two B.Tech programs (Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) in a sprawling lush green campus of 65 acres, in an area well connected by rail ( Kazipet and Warangal ) and road. It is a self-financing co-education institution affiliated to the Kakatiya University (KU), Warangal, and is the first private engineering college in the Telangana region. The institute has the distinction of being the first in the country to offer a B.Tech program in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, since 1981.

Started as an undergraduate institution, KITSW has recorded impressive progress and today it is a full-fledged postgraduate institution with seven B.Tech. programs, and seven postgraduate programs. Six academic departments are recognized as the research centres by the KU, Warangal to offer doctoral programs.

The campus is now Wi-Fi enabled and OFC connected with 40 Mbps internet bandwidth.

The institute follows an annual system for I year, a semester system from II year onwards, and the academic calendar issued by the KU.

The undergraduate programs (with an intake of 900 per year from 2017-18) leading to B.Tech are Civil Engineering (120), Computer Science & Engineering (180), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (120), Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (60), Electronics & Communication Engineering (180), Information Technology (60) and Mechanical Engineering (180). The postgraduate programs (with an intake of 247 per year from 2012–13) leading to M.Tech are Structural & Construction Engineering (24), Design Engineering (24), Digital Communication (25), Software Engineering (36), VLSI & Embedded System Design (18), MCA (60) and MBA (60). The total number of research scholars working in the research centres of this institute is 42.

Campus and location[edit]

The KITS campus covers 65 acres with a lush green atmosphere. It is located in Hasanparthy of Hasanparthy mandal, opposite to Yerragattu Hillock in the Warangal district of Telangana, India. PIN: 506015.

Academics[edit]

The college admits undergraduate students through the statewide EAMCET & ECET exam conducted every year. It offers the Bachelor in Engineering (BE) courses.

Admissions[edit]

Students are admitted into the seven branches of engineering under the following categories.

  • EAMCET
  • Lateral Entry for Diploma Students
  • Foreign students (supernumerary)
  • NRI/others

The Government of Telangana allows admission of diploma holders into 2nd year under a "lateral entry scheme" to the extent of 10% of intake to each of the branches on a supernumerary basis.

Departments[edit]

The college consists of 12 departments which together offer eight undergraduate programs, ten postgraduate programs and five PhD programs.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science Networks
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics and Humanities
  • Mechanical Engineering

Student activities[edit]

SAE[edit]

Students from the Mechanical department have the opportunity to take part in the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) College Club. SAE International conducts annual events such as SAEBAJA India, including an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) race. All the SAE college clubs in India participate in various events.

Another event which this club recently started is FormulaSAE, where the student SAE college club has to manufacture a Formula 1 vehicle and take it to the BIC Buddh International Circuit to participate in various events.

IEEE[edit]

Students of the first batch formed an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) students branch, and students of subsequent batches got the branch recognized by the IEEE. Members can access the IEEE Digital library. There are weekly meetings of IEEE student members, as well as debates, group discussions, paper presentations and guest lectures.

Student Activity Center[edit]

The Student Activity Center organizes the national level cultural consortium Sanskriti, a two-day event.

SAC clubs include Arts Club, Photography Club, Sports Club, Literary Club, Fine Arts club, Creative Design Club, Programmers Arena, Legion's F1 and IEEE chapter. There are technical and cultural events such as the Mechovision, Technoplexus, Electrocom, Parikaran, Meridian, Sristi, Electrovision, Rendezous and Suprayog.

ISTE student chapter[edit]

The Indian Society for Technical Education[2] is a national, professional, non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. First started in 1941 as the Association of Principals of Technical Institutions (APTI), it was converted into "Indian Society for Technical Education" in 1968 with a view to enlarge its activities to advance the cause of technological education.

Being the only national organisation of educators in the field of engineering and technology, ISTE is represented in various technical committees and boards formed by the Central Government. The ministry of Human Resource Development, and AICTE/DoE/state governments have also involved the ISTE in many of their important programmes and activities relating to technical education.

Computer Society of India[edit]

The Computer Society of India (CSI) is the country's first and largest body of computer professionals. It was started on 6 March 1965 by a few people and has grown to be the national body representing computer professionals. It has 71 chapters across India, 418 student branches and more than 90,000 members. It is a non-profit professional meet to exchange views and information learn and share ideas. The wide spectrum of members is committed to the advancement of theory and practice of computer engineering and technology systems, science and engineering, information processing and related arts and sciences. The society encourages and assists professionals to maintain integrity and competence of the profession and fosters a sense of partnership amongst members. Besides the activities held at the chapters and student branches, the society also conducts conferences and seminars.

Cultural events[edit]

Sanskriti[edit]

Sanskriti is the cultural festival of KITS, celebrated every March, with many cultural events and student development programmes. Every year a celebrity hosts the night show, and the students have whooping days and develop their culture.

Sumshodhini[edit]

Sumshodhini is a technical fest organised by the student activity centre of KITSW. It includes many technical events, and students from all over the state and country come to participate.

Sports[edit]

KITS has a facility for both indoor and outdoor sports, with an area of 10 acres. Many students have excelled in tournaments and won sports medals.[citation needed]

Hostel facility[edit]

The institute runs a boys' and girls' hostel in the campus under the aegis of the Ekasila Education Society, which accommodates 750 students. Hostels are also provided with guest room facilities for parents. A separate room is provided for watching television and reading newspapers. Television is connected with Tata Sky and boarders of each room have at their disposal a Hindu daily newspaper. An ambulance and driver are at their disposal at night in case of emergency.

Other facilities available in the hostel include 24x7 Internet service, and a gym and indoor games facility.

Notable alumni[edit]

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