National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh is a public technical university and one of the National Institutes of Technology started by the Government of India and is situated at Tadepalligudem, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh State. It is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. NIT Andhra Pradesh was established in Tadepalligudem(TDD), state of Andhra Pradesh.
The campus is located in Tadepalligudem, spread over an area of 178 acres.
The West Godavari district is extremely fertile, getting water abundantly throughout the Cotton barrage built on the Godavari River in City of Rajamahendravaram and the district is popularly known as the Granary of India since about 50% of the state’s rice production comes from the district. The campus is very well connected such that one of its entrances would be on NH16 and the other side of the campus will be connected into the core town area of Tadepalligudem. The campus is extremely well connected by road Rajamahendravaram-Eluru (NH 216A), by rail Howrah-Chennai main line and by air Rajahmundry Airport is 50 km away respectively. All the factors of the campus enhancing the development of infrastructure and would not take much much time to grow.
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NIT Andhra Pradesh started its academic & administrative activities from permanent campus from 1 January 2020. There is no transit or temporary campus.
The campus is located at Tadepalligudem town of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh with an area of 176 acres. Around Rs. 400 crores has been granted by Government of India for the establishment of campus. CPWD took up the activity of construction of Academic, Hostel, Guest House and Admin buildings in Phase-I and completed few of the them. NIT Tadepalligudem started its full operation at permanent campus from 1 January 2020. The location of NIT campus is the old airport area along with already existing airstrip. The antique airstrip is serving as 2 km, 8 line CC road passing in the campus, and any other campus in India possess such a wide CC road inside campus.
The campus is extremely well connected by road Rajamahendravaram – Eluru (NH 216A), by rail Howrah-Chennai main line and by air Rajahmundry Airport is 50 km away respectively.
Organisation and administration
NIT Tadepalligudem shares a common Visitor (a position held by the President of India) who is the most powerful person in the NIT organizational structure and the NIT Council with the other sister NITs.
The board of governors consists of members nominated by NIT Council, the director, representatives from Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India.
The institute’s director, serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the institute. Under the director the deans, heads of departments, registrar.
The registrar is the chief administrative officer and oversees day-to-day operations. He is the custodian of records, funds, and other properties of the institute.
Under the charge of the heads of departments (HODs) are the faculty (full-time professors as well as those of associate and assistant status). The wardens of hostels are placed under the chief warden.
Annually, the institute receives fund from the Government of India.
Alumni and other bodies also donate to contribute to development in the institute. Financial management is undertaken by Financial Committee of the institute.
The academic policies of the institute are decided by its senate. It consists of deans of the institute, all the professors, the director, educationists and specialists. The senate controls and approves the curriculum, courses, examinations and results and appoints committees to look into academic matters. The teaching, training and research activities of the institute are reviewed by the senate to maintain educational standards. The director serves as the ex-officio and chairman of the senate.
The Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech) admissions for Indian students are based on JEE Mains exam and ranks will be given on the basis of score obtained. The B.Tech admissions for foreign students are not taken currently.
NIT Andhra Pradesh introduced Ph.D. programme in full-time and part-time basis across all the existing departments and Schools of the institute.
M.S (By Research)
NIT Andhra Pradesh introduced M.S by research in all the engineering departments in externally sponsored mode.
NIT Andhra has seven boys’ and five girls’ hostels with an accommodation capacity of about 2,000 students. The first years have a four seater room, second and third years have two seater and fourth years have single seater rooms. The hostels have wi-fi, a common area, and sports facilities.
They have a hub consisting of the alumni along with the current batches of all four years where one can approach each other. The hub is named as the Resource Hub.