INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TIRUPATI
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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TIRUPATI
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान तिरुपति
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is the IIT Tirupati Academic Building?

IIT Tirupati has two Academic Buildings.

  • One is at permanent campus, Yerpedu where classes for 1st to 3rd year B.Tech students will take place. The permanent campus of the Institute is located on the Yerpedu–Venkatagiri Highway in Merlapaka Village, Yerpedu Post, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, 22 km from Tirupati town, 16 km from Renigunta Junction, 13 km from Srikalahasti Railway Station and 14 km from the Tirupati International Airport with a scenic mountain backdrop. The campus is very well connected to the other parts of the country by road, rail, and air.

  • The second Academic Building is at the temporary campus of IIT Tirupati where the classes for final year B.Tech and PG students takes place which is located on the premises of Krishna Theja Educational Institutions on Tirupati-Renigunta Road. It is situated at a distance of 5 km from the centre of Tirupati town, 4 km Renigunta Junction, and 8.5 km from the Tirupati International Airport.
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Where are the hostels located

Boys & Girls Hostels:
Hostels are existing at the permanent campus to accommodate 860 students including the freshers joining in the Academic Year 2019-20 with common dining facility at IIT Tirupati permanent campus.

Contact persons (Boys Hostel):
Mr. Vasudeva Rao - 8333904913
Mr. Janakiraman - 8333987911

Contact persons (Girls Hostels):
Ms. Utara Devi – 8220272458

How do we travel between the Hostel and Academic Building?

The Institute has arranged buses/vans for students to travel from their respective hostels to the Academic Building and Workshop premises.

Where will the permanent campus be located?

The 530 acres permanent campus site is located in Merlapaka Village on Yerpedu-Venkatagiri Highway. The construction of five blocks of hostels, workshops, laboratories, computer centre, and classrooms has been completed and occupied to meet the present requirements.
Distance from various landmarks:
• 22 km from Tirupati town
• 16 km from Renigunta Junction
• 13 km from Srikalahasti Railway Station
• 14 km from the Tirupati International Airport
The campus is very well connected to the other parts of the country by road, rail, and air.

When will the permanent campus be ready?

In the first phase of campus development, a transit campus over 30 acres including hostels with 860 capacity for boys and girls, laboratory facilities, a classroom complex, a dining facility, an indoor sports arena and outdoor sports facilities has been constructed and occupied to meet the present requirements.
The permanent campus, which will eventually house 12,500 students, will be developed in phases. The Master plan for IIT Tirupati permanent campus is ready and construction activities will start soon.

Are IIT Tirupati Students eligible for Scholar Loans?

State Bank of India, Tirupati Regional Office is arranging for scholar loan at 9.95% under Vidya Lakshmi Scheme. The letter and flyer from SBI in this regard is available at the following link:
SBI Loan offer

What are the chances of getting a branch change?

The process of branch change is a mechanism to change your stream of engineering in-case you are not fully satisfied with your current line of study. Applications for branch change will be called in before your first year ends.
Change of branch may be permitted subject to the following rules:

  • Such change will be considered only at the end of the first year. The performance during the first year will be the basis for consideration for change of branch.
  • All students who have successfully completed the first year of the course will be eligible for consideration for change of branch, subject to the availability of vacancies.
  • In making a change of branch, the strength of a class should not fall below the existing strength by more than ten percent and should not go above the sanctioned strength by more than ten percent. For this purpose, the strength in both cases refers to the total strength of the students in the class.
  • However, a minimum of one student will be eligible for consideration for change of branch from each discipline at the end of the first year, irrespective of the regulation.
  • If a student with a higher GPA is not offered a particular branch because of other constraints, this should not be offered to any other students with a lower GPA even if he/she is eligible on the basis of the existing norms.
  • Change of branch rules is subject to revision from time to time and the decision of the Senate will be final and binding.

Is there Ragging? Do IIT TIRUPATI have policies against it?

Zero Tolerance to ragging. Yes, IIT TIRUPATI has strict policies against ragging and we have a Anti ragging committee to look after any such instances.
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What kind of examinations will be conducted in the first week for the freshers?

There will be an English exam in their first days here. This is only to identify those who are not so good in English and to provide them an opportunity to improve. Exam will be based on basic English grammar and this marks will not be counted in their GPA. Special Classes will be conducted for the students who scored less in the test to improve their skills in English.

What about placement?

IIT Tirupati has established a Career Development Centre (CDC) managed by a team of faculty, staff and student coordinators. The goal of the CDC is to provide a platform for holistic personality and career development as well as handle all aspects of campus placements and internships for the students.
CDC was instrumental in placing more than 75% of 2019 batch students who registered for placements across 43 leading companies with the highest package of 22 Lpa. Some of the recruiters were Honeywell Technology Solutions, Mathworks, Envestnet Yodlee, Versa Networks, Fincare, iManage, TCS, Bosch, L&T group.
The 2020 graduating batch of 113 students has officially registered 100% summer internships this year. Some of the leading companies/academic institutions which offered internships were Texas A&M University, IISc, TCS, Microsoft, Amazon, Zen3, Ashok Leyland, Alstom, Danieli, Aecom,. The students were offered diverse roles across various domains.
Further information on CDC activities can be found at http://cdc.iittp.ac.in.

What is the infrastructure available in the new institute?

For the first year classes, Chemistry, Physics, Computer, Electrical laboratories and Workshop have been set up at permanent campus. A well-equipped library with access to e-journals and e-resources is available. All classrooms are equipped with desktop computers with Internet access, projectors, screens and audio systems. All the classrooms air-conditioned. A 120-seater virtual classroom with video conferencing facilities and a 1 Gbps bandwidth connection to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) is in place. This allows interactive teaching and learning with instructors anywhere in the globe. Laboratories for Civil & Mechanical Engineering are set up. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities have also been set up.

What about the faculty members who will be teaching at IIT Tirupati?

IIT Tirupati propelled its academic programmes with the help of faculty members from IIT Madras. The Institute also utilised the services of many senior faculty members retired from other IITs, and academic institutions of high repute. Currently, IIT Tirupati has 71 highly motivated young faculty members for teaching and research along with seven senior Professors. Another 14 offers have been made at the levels of Assistant, Associate Professors and Professors who are expected to join the Institute in next two months. Shortly, the total faculty strength of the Institute will reach 85. All faculty members have excellent research and teaching background. Their profiles can be viewed on this website.