National Institute of Technology for the sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh was established as 31st NIT in a small business Town of Tadepalligudem in West Godavari District in the 2015-16 academic year. Presently the institute is running in two transit campuses one in a local Engineering college i.e., “Sri Vasavi Engineering College”, Pedatadepalli for the III and IV year B.Tech programmes and the other one is at Akula Gopayya College of Engineering and Technology for I and II year B.Tech programmes. B.Tech programmes in branches of Engineering, viz., Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Metallurgical and Materials, Chemical, Computer Science and Biotechnology Engineering were started with an annual intake of 480 students. Presently the strength of students is 1697. NIT AP was mentored by NIT Warangal till March 2018. NIT AP recruited 28 regular faculty to supplement and strengthen the teaching process apart from 65 young Adhoc faculty. Most of the faculty are doctorates and then NIT AP is providing good ambience for teaching-learning process. NITAP is proud to have the distinction of the maximum percentage of girl students among all the NITs in the country. The first batch of students who admitted in 2015-16 are now in final year. Training and Placement Section is rigorously trying for their placement. About 75 students were already placed and we are trying for placements for all the students.
A new campus in 172.6 acres of land adjacent to Chennai-Calcutta Highway is coming up in the air-strip lands of Tadepalligudem. CPWD has taken up the construction activity for all the buildings using Prefabrication construction technology. The institute goal is to provide aesthetically pleasing, environment-friendly campus facilities that enhance the learning, teaching and working atmosphere for the stake holders of the Institute as well as an inviting and pleasant experience for the visitors. The construction work is in full swing and Phase IA buildings may be ready for occupation by August 2019.
Recruitment process will take place shortly for 74- Non-Teaching posts, yet another spell of posts will be sanctioned by MHRD and the same will be filled in 2019. MHRD has given approval for sanction of HEFA grant of Rs.275.00Cr for infra structure and other facilities development at NIT AP.
NIT AP adopts a new mission and vision policy so as to become a leader in providing best technical education among the Institutions established recently. NIT AP will also take leap in R&D activities in all the core and applied areas of engineering with emphasis on innovation and incubation of technologies. A research park with hybrid solar plant is planned to generate the power required for the institute and extra power will be transmitted to National grid. MOUs with several new industries and institutions are being planned and will be executed from the 2019-20 academic year onwards.
I am sure that our students will carry the flag ship of NIT AP to greater heights applying their knowledge and leadership in various industrial and R&D domains and will stand as responsible and dedicated technocrats in the Nation Building.
Prof. C. S. P RAO
NIT ANDHRA PRADESH