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.