As part of the mission to make Tirupati a knowledge hub, coveted national institute of reputation, IIT was inducted. To this effect, 57 seats out of 120 were secured by the students of Telugu origin itself. An IIT entrance was conducted for admissions into civil, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering.
Class have now begun at the IIT Tirupati campus, operating out of Krishna Teja Educational Institutions on a temporary basis.
The 19th IIT began functioning in the holy city of Tirupati heralding a new chapter in education in the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh. Students and parents participated in the orientation day at the transit campus housed at Krishna Theja Educational Institutions in Chadalawada Nagar on the city outskirts.
Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu envisioned the plan that received a major boost with the commencement of classes. The main campus of IIT Tirupati would soon come up in the location earmarked for its construction at Merlapaka village of Yerpedu mandal.