The State of Andhra Pradesh was gifted with three institutes of national importance by Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in the presence of Chief Minister N Candrababu Naidu and other important dignities of the state. These three institutes i.e. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) will be located in Chittoor District which is already famous for Lord Venkateshwara Temple.
All these institutes will be developed and mentored by reputed institutes of the nation to create new opportunities for the students and broaden their horizons.
Mentorship by the Older Campus
IIT Tirupati will be mentored by IIT Madras. The campus of IIT Tirupati will be spread across 590 Acres.
IISER Tirupati will be the sixth IISER campus in the nation and will start functioning from August 2015. It will be mentored by IISER Pune (the first IISER established in 2006) and will function from a temporary campus till the permanent campus starts functioning. IISER will be developed in such a way that faculty will be able to research in front line areas and bring about considerable change in present science scenario. The campus will be developed as a Smart and Eco-friendly green campus.
IIIT Chittoor set up in Sri City, Chittoor district in 2013 will get its permanent campus this year. The institute will run research programmes in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and Smart cities. The institute will perform research and create knowledge base in various fields such as Electronic System Design & Manufacturing, Automotive Electronics, Data Analytics, Supply chain & Logistics, Technologies for smart city and clean energy. Presently IIIT will focus on some smart projects for water metering & leak detection, public transport management and Security Management.
While speaking to the press after laying the foundation stones of the three institutions, Union Minister Smriti Irani regarded this as a step to compliment the dream and vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on '100 smart cities' in the Nation.