The permanent campus is to be located at Merlapaka on Yerpedu-Venkatagiri road, 22 kilometers from Tirupati and 14 kilometers from the airport. The A.P. Government is providing over 500 acres with a scenic mountain backdrop for the development of a modern campus. It is planned that the permanent campus will be operative by 2019. Large industrial parks like Sri City near Tada already exist in the vicinity of the proposed campus. The A.P. Government proposes to further develop major industrial activity in the Chennai-Nellore-Tirupati triangle area. This would provide many opportunities of internships and placement for the students studying at IIT Tirupati.