Rs 460 crore allotted for construction of AP-NIT Campus


The institute has announced the recruitment of 67 teaching and 73 non-teaching staff for permanent positions.

Central Government has been trying hard to improve the standard of education in the country. In the recent past, we have seen that the Government has taken several steps to improve the level of elementary to higher education in the country. In line with this, it opened new IITs and IIMs, and also brought in the IIM Bill giving independence and more autonomy to these institutes. It has also focused on upgrading the quality of teachers in these institutes and improving the teacher–student ratio.

While giving permission to open an institute is easy, it takes a whole lot more to make it functional. From recruiting teachers and admitting students to building a campus, the process is fraught with challenges. Many of the new institutes run on temporary campuses today.

Take, for instance, the case of Andhara Pradesh’s National Institute of Technology (NIT). Set up in 2015, it is forced to run out of a temporary building of a private engineering college, due to lack of funds. But the Government has now sanctioned about Rs 460 crore to construct a permanent building for the institute at Tadepalligudem in West Godavari, by 2019–20.

The State Government has allotted 202 acres of land for the construction of the NIT–AP campus.

The institute currently has a total strength of 1224 students for the first, second and third years.

As the institute is new, it is getting support from the other IITs and NITs. The teaching faculty at the institute consists of about 70 teaching staff including 35 PhD holders from top IITs and NITs, and other colleges.

As per the instructions of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), the institute has announced the recruitment of 67 faculty members and 73 non-teaching staff on a permanent basis.

Currently, the institute offers eight courses covering civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical, computer, chemical, bio-technology and metallurgy. The courses will be increased going further, depending on the demand and infrastructure.

Resident-coordinator, Prof. Srinivasa Rao said, “As the Centre has sanctioned funds, we will be taking up the development of permanent infrastructure for the NIT initially with Rs 202 crore, and complete the whole exercise by 2020.”

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