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Dharmendra Pradhan Addresses 4th and 5th Convocation of IIT Tirupati

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, virtually addressed IIT Tirupati’s 4th and 5th convocation ceremonies, congratulating the honorees.

During the ceremony, he also inaugurated IIT Tirupati’s Centre of Excellence (CoE), which was established in conjunction with SIEMENS and Wipro. The CoE focuses on “Smart Manufacturing and EV Technologies” and contains seven laboratories dedicated to smart manufacturing, EV production, smart grids, and so on.

Shri Pradhan stated during the ceremony that the institution’s students would become wealth creators and will make significant contributions to the achievement of Viksit Bharat’s mission. He praised the institute’s focus on innovation and multidisciplinary research, saying that it will turn into catalysts of socioeconomic change that will channel  the energy of Yuva Shakti for global well-being and service of humanity.

The Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), established in 2015, is an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. It is declared as an Institute of National Importance under the Act of Parliament of India.

IIT Tirupati started functioning with the support of its mentoring institute, IIT Madras, in the academic year of 2015-16. The academic program was launched in August 2015 by admitting students in the B.Tech programme in the fields of Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The research programmes namely, the MS and PhD programmes have started from the academic year 2017. Subsequently, the new B. Tech programme in Chemical Engineering started in August 2018. The M.Tech programs in Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Science disciplines have also been launched since August 2018.

The M.Sc programme in Mathematics was started in August 2019. The latest addition is the Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme, which was launched in 2022 to meet the growing demand for policy professionals in India.

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Source: PIB

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