National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
|Director||Prof. C.S.P RAO|
|Location||Tadepalligudem, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India|
178 acres (72 ha)
Temporary Campus: Sri Vasavi Engineering College, Tadepalligudem
The National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh is the 31st institution among the chain of National Institutes of Technology started by the Government of India and is situated at Tadepalligudem, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh State. It is an Institute of National Importance, being an NIT. NIT Andhra Pradesh was established in Tadepalligudem, State of Andhra Pradesh and it is functioning from the academic year 2015–2016. National Institute of Technology Warangal is the mentor institute.
The permanent campus is located at Tadepalligudem town of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. Around Rs. 400 crores has been granted by Government of India for the establishment of this campus. CPWD has taken up the activity of construction of Academic, Hostel, Guest House and Admin buildings in Phase-I. Expected date of completion of Phase-I building in by March 2019. Immediately Phase-II will be executed. HEFA / MHRD has sanctioned Rs. 400cr for infrastructure .
Stone was laid by the Union Minister for Human resource Development Smt. Smriti Irani and the Andhra Pradesh Chief minister N. Chandra Babu Naidu on 20 August 2015. The permanent building is likely to be completed within two to three or till regular arrangements years in an area of 176 acres. Till then the classes for the students of NIT Andhra Pradesh would be conducted in a temporary campus identified at Sri Vasavi Engineering College, Pedatadepalii near Tadepalligudem. Hostel facilities are extended for boys and girls.
The West Godavari district is extremely fertile, getting water abundantly throughout the Cotton barrage built on the Godavari River and the district is popularly known as the Granary of India since about 50% of the state's rice production comes from the district. An area of 176 acres has been earmarked in Tadepalligudem by Government of Andhra Pradesh is in the process of constructing the compound wall around the land and hand over to the institute for development of infrastructural facilities in the permanent campus. The location of NIT campus will be the old airport area along with already existing airstrip. The airstrip would soon serve as a 2 km, 8 line CC road in between the campus, and in any other campus in India would not possess such a wide CC lane in between campus. This also enhances the beauty of campus and the constructions are planned on either side of the air strip. 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 (Chennai-Howrah NH16), by rail (Vijayawada - Vishakhapatnam section) and by air (Vijayawada [National], Rajahmundry [National] and Visakhapatnam [International] airports for about 100 km, 50 km and 240 km respectively). All the factors of the campus are in such a way that the development of infrastructure, civil constructions etc., would not take much more time to grow and the institute would glory soon.
NIT Andhra Pradesh was started to function at the temporary campus from 10 September 2015 and the foundation stone for permanent campus had been laid down on 20 August 2015.
In order to start the academic program in the academic year 2015-2016, the temporary campus from which the institute will run is in Sri Vasavi Engineering College, Tadepalligudem. Separate area has been earmarked for temporarily housing NIT Andhra Pradesh within the premises of Sri Vasavi Engineering College. Classes for first semester at temporary campus will be starting from 10 September 2015. There are hostel facilities for both girls and boys. For girls, the hostel is within the campus and for boys, it is located at Nallajerla which is 13 km from the temporary campus. College buses will be provided for the transport of boys from the hostel to campus.
The eight programs offered along with intake for the academic year 2015-2016 are:
- Biotechnology (30)
- Chemical Engineering (30)
- Civil Engineering (60)
- Computer Science and Engineering (90)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering (90)
- Electronics and Communication Engineering (90)
- Mechanical Engineering (60)
- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (30)
National Institute of Technology is starting the academic activities from the academic year 2015-2016 with a total intake of 480 seats in 8 branches. Out of these 240 seats will be filled by the candidates from the state of Andhra Pradesh under Home State (HS) quota and the other 240 seats will be filled by the candidates from all other states under Other State (OS) quota. All the seats will be filled based on the All India Rank (AIR) obtained in the JEE (Mains). In each branch 50% seats will be filled under HS quota and 50% seats will be filled under OS quota.
The Bachelor of Technology 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 not taken currently.
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