National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh

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National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh
NIT Andhra Pradesh.png
Motto in English
Hardwork Triumphs
TypePublic technical university
EstablishedSeptember 2015
ChairmanMridula Ramesh
DirectorProf. C. S. P Rao
Location, ,
178 acres (72 ha)

National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh is a public technical university and one of the National Institutes of Technology started by the Government of India and is situated at Tadepalligudem, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh State. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. NIT Andhra Pradesh was established in Tadepalligudem (TDD), state of Andhra Pradesh.[1][2]

The campus is located in Tadepalligudem, spread over an area of 178 acres.


The West Godavari district is extremely fertile, getting water abundantly throughout the Cotton barrage built on the Godavari River in City of Rajamahendravaram and the district is popularly known as the Granary of India since about 50% of the state's rice production comes from the district. The campus is very well connected such that one of its entrances would be on NH16 and the other side of the campus will be connected into the core town area of Tadepalligudem. The campus is extremely well connected by road Rajamahendravaram-Eluru (NH 216A), by rail Howrah-Chennai main line and by air Rajahmundry Airport is 50 km away respectively. All the factors of the campus enhancing the development of infrastructure and would not take much much time to grow.


NIT Andhra Pradesh started its academic & administrative activities from permanent campus from 1 January 2020. There is no transit or temporary campus.

NIT, Andhra Pradesh Tadepalligudem

The campus is located at Tadepalligudem town of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh with an area of 176 acres. Around Rs. 400 crore has been granted by Government of India for the establishment of campus. CPWD took up the activity of construction of Academic, Hostel, Guest House and Admin buildings in Phase-I and completed few of the them. NIT Tadepalligudem started its full operation at permanent campus from 1 January 2020. The location of NIT campus is the old airport area along with already existing airstrip. The antique airstrip is serving as 2 km, 8 line CC road passing in the campus, and any other campus in India possess such a wide CC road inside campus. The campus is extremely well connected by road RajamahendravaramEluru (NH 216A), by rail Howrah-Chennai main line and by air Rajahmundry Airport is 50 km away respectively.

Organisation and administration[edit]


NIT Tadepalligudem shares a common Visitor (a position held by the President of India) who is the most powerful person in the NIT organizational structure and the NIT Council with the other sister NITs.

The board of governors consists of members nominated by NIT Council, the director, representatives from Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India.

The institute's director, serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the institute. Under the director the deans, heads of departments, registrar.

The registrar is the chief administrative officer and oversees day-to-day operations. He is the custodian of records, funds, and other properties of the institute.

Under the charge of the heads of departments (HODs) are the faculty (full-time professors as well as those of associate and assistant status). The wardens of hostels are placed under the chief warden.


Annually, the institute receives fund from the Government of India. Alumni and other bodies also donate to contribute to development in the institute. Financial management is undertaken by Financial Committee of the institute.

Academic policies[edit]

The academic policies of the institute are decided by its senate. It consists of deans of the institute, all the professors, the director, educationists and specialists. The senate controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations and results and appoints committees to look into academic matters. The teaching, training and research activities of the institute are reviewed by the senate to maintain educational standards. The director serves as the ex-officio and chairman of the senate.




The Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech.) admissions for Indian students are based on JEE Mains exam and ranks will be given on the basis of score obtained. The B.Tech. admissions for foreign students are taken through DASA and SII scheme.

Specialisations that has been introduced by NIT Andhra are:


M.Tech. program is based on the merit of the engineering aptitude test i.e. GATE. The specialisations are:

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Data Analytics
  • Advanced Communication Systems and Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics and Drive
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Thermal Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

The Bioprocess and Chemical Engineering specialisations have been introduced later.[3]


NIT Andhra Pradesh introduced Ph.D. programme in full-time and part-time basis across all the existing departments and Schools of the institute.[4]

M.S (By Research)[edit]

NIT Andhra Pradesh introduced M.S by research in all the engineering departments in externally sponsored mode.[4][5]

Student life[edit]

Hostel and Mess[6][edit]


NIT Andhra has seven boys' and five girls' hostels with an accommodation capacity of about 2,000 students. The first years have a four-seater room, second and third years have two seater and fourth years have single seater rooms. The hostels have wi-fi, a common area, and sports facilities.

Nit Andhra Hostels Inside

There are one mess for Girls hostel and two messes for boys’ hostels to cater the food and other eatables.


There is a central Library for the students. It contains all the course books as well as E-resources.


The health center is located with in the campus and the Institute has a one full time medical officer and five other paramedical staff to attend the medical needs of the students, staffs and their family members.[7]


NIT Andhra was declared as an Institutes of National Importance by the Government of India in 2015.[1] Since it is the youngest NIT among the chain of NITs, it has not been ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework yet. The institute has been awarded and recognised as the Best Institute in South India 2021 by the Centre for Education Growth and Research during the 15th Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar Ceremony.[8][9]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About the institute". NIT Andhra Pradesh. 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "IIT, NIT in Andhra Pradesh to start from 2015–16". 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ "NIT-AP introduces two new specialisations in M. Tech". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2 September 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 14 October 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ a b "NIT Andhra Pradesh begins application process for PhD, MS courses". The Indian Express. 5 June 2021. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  5. ^ "NIT Andhra Pradesh calls for applications to research programmes, last date June 10". India Today. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Hostels". Retrieved 14 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "About Dispensary | NIT Andhra". Retrieved 14 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "NIT Andhra Pradesh recognised 'Best Institute in South India 2021' by Centre for Education Growth & Research". Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  9. ^ P, Ashish; DelhiSeptember 8, ey New; September 8, 2021UPDATED; Ist, 2021 15:00. "NIT Andhra Pradesh recognised as 'Best Institute in South India 2021' by Centre for Education Growth and Research". India Today. Retrieved 15 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)