VIT-AP to start classes in Amaravati Campus on 19th July
Amaravati, 11th June 2017:
During the CRDA review meeting held on 10th June in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Dr. Sekar Viswanathan the Vice President of VIT-AP, made a detailed presentation about the development of VIT-AP campus at Amaravati. He announced that the classes will commence on 19th July (Wednesday) at 9 am in their own campus at Inavolu, Amaravati which is 2 km from the AP secretariat at Velagapudi. The students of B.Tech, M.Tech Software Engineering (5 year integrated) and Ph.D. will start their sessions in VIT-AP’s own building on campus.
Apart from 13 classrooms, 3 computer centres, a machine shop, an electronics lab, a mathematics lab and physics lab, a well-stacked library will be available to the students, he added. The fully air-conditioned library will be completely automated using RFID technology, so that students can check-out or return the books on their own. The campus is getting free Wi-Fi connectivity for all students, faculty and staff. Wi-Fi enabled buses have been provided for hostellers from their Guntur apartment-hostels to campus. Day scholars will also get this transportation facility.
VIT-AP has collaborated with RIT (USA) and other reputed universities and industries to develop the curriculum and laboratories. A concept called ‘Engineering Clinics’ is introduced in order to give more hands-on engineering experience to students through Project Based Learning (PBL). Representatives of the industry have been involved in framing the curriculum. The curriculum is also benchmarked against world-class universities such as Purdue University, USA. These initiatives will help the students to solve industry problems.
Dr. CLV SIVAKUMAR