Tirupati, Palakkad IITs open for admission

Updated - June 25, 2015 05:33 am IST

Published - June 25, 2015 12:00 am IST - CHENNAI:

Students planning to join the Indian Institute of Technology can now opt for the institutes in Tirupati and Palakkad.

The IIT-Tirupati (TP) and IIT-Palakkad (PKD) were officially declared open for admissions on Wednesday by IIT-Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi here.

Each of the two new institutes will offer four core branches of engineering — civil, electrical, mechanical and computer science engineering. Each branch will admit 30 students, totalling 120.

IIT-TP is currently housed in a rented building in Chadalawada Nagar on the Tirupati-Renigunta Road, about 24 km from Tirupati town, said K.N. Satyanarayana, professor in-charge. While the girls’ hostel is situated close to the institute, the boys will be accommodated in SV University’s hostel, two km from the foothills of Tirumala.

IIT- Palakkad will initially function from a 57,000-sq ft rented building called Ahalia in Kozhippara, 5 km off national highway connecting Coimbatore and Palakkad. The institute has a 70-room boys hostel and 50-room girls hostel. It has 162 two-bedroom houses for faculty. The temporary campus also has a hospital, said P.B. Sunil Kumar, professor in charge.

For details, visit iitpkd.ac.in (IIT Palakkad) and iittp.ac.in (IIT Tirupati).

Each institute will offer four core branches of engineering

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