In pursuance of the recommendations of the Site Selection Committee (SSC) and with the approval of the competent authority, it was decided to set up IIT Tirupati’s permanent campus at a site in Merlapaka Village, Yerpedu (Mandal), Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh in accordance with Section 93 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has proposed to provide land to an extent of about 530 acres for the development of the permanent campus. This land is located on the Yerpedu–Venkatagiri road, 22 km from Tirupati town and 14 km from the airport. It has a scenic mountain backdrop. The permanent campus is expected to be operational by 2019.