(IIT Tirupati): Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
About IIT Tirupati:
Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural centre in the
Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the foothills of the
Eastern Ghats at a distance of 150 km from Chennai and 250 km from Bengaluru
cities. Tirupati is well connected by air, rail and road.
Tirupati is also an excellent educational centre consisting
of various existing universities, institutions etc. The Andhra Pradesh
Government proposes to make Tirupati a major knowledge hub. Other institutions
coming up in the vicinity of the proposed IIT Tirupati campus include IISER
Tirupati and IIIT Chittoor.
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati is the first among
the 3rd generation IITs, announced in 2014, to have the foundation stone laid in
March 2015. This new IIT starts functioning on a temporary campus in Tirupati
from the academic year of 2015-16. IIT Tirupati is starting with the full
support of it’s mentoring institute, IIT Madras.
IIT Tirupati plans to offer academic programs to produce
outstanding Engineers, Technologists and Scientists who are capable of
addressing the societal needs to enhance the quality of life of people. This is
possible with focused academic programs imparting relevant knowledge and skills.
Since engineering is applied science, more emphasis would be laid on theoretical
knowledge and practice oriented laboratories. Programs are being planned to
nurture innovation and creativity, teamwork, communication skills, ethics and
societal interaction. With the objective of creating technologists who are
conscious of social, environmental and sustainable issues, courses in humanities
and social sciences will be given due importance in the curriculum.
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati
Tirupati – Renigunta Road,
Tirupati – 517 506,
Chittoor District, A.P.
Office: 0877 2500 337
Fax: 0877 2500 370