Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is the IIT Tirupati?
IIT Tirupati has functioning from Yerpedu Campus.
The campus of the Institute is located on the Yerpedu–Venkatagiri Highway in Merlapaka Village, Yerpedu Post, Tirupati 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.
Where are the hostels located?
IIT Tirupati is a residential institute. Both Boys and Girls hostels are available at the campus. Hostels can accommodate more than 1400 students.
Contact persons (Boys Hostel):
Mr. Vasudeva Rao - 8333904913
Mr. Janakiraman - 8333987911
Contact persons (Girls Hostels):
Ms. Utara Devi – 8220272458
For more details, please visit Hostel and Mess Establishment Website
How far is IIT Tirupati from Airport/Railway Station?
The 530 acres of IIT Tirupati is located in Merlapaka Village on Yerpedu-Venkatagiri Highway. It has hostel, workshops, computer centre, data centre, mess, department buildings, administrative buildings and other amenities.
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.
Is IIT Tirupati functioning from its permanent campus?
Currently, all functionalities of IIT Tirupati is happening at its permanent campus only. The permanent campus, which will eventually house 12,500 students, are under development in phases. At present, it can house 1500+ students.
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:
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.
Click here for Anti-Ragging Policies.
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 95% of BTech students who registered for placements across 140+ leading companies with the highest package of 69.45 Lpa. Some of the recruiters were Honeywell Technology Solutions, Mathworks, Envestnet Yodlee, Versa Networks, Fincare, iManage, TCS, Bosch, L&T group.
The 2022 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. 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 are air-conditioned. All our classrooms are equipped with video conferencing facilities and a 1 Gbps bandwidth connection through 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 105 highly motivated young faculty members for teaching and research along with a few senior Professors. Shortly, the total faculty strength of the Institute will reach 140. All faculty members have excellent research and teaching background. Their profiles can be viewed on this website.