Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati, IITTP) is an autonomous engineering and technology education institute located in Tirupati. It started functioning from August 5, 2015 in a temporary campus housed at Krishna Theja Educational Institutions in Chadalawada Nagar on the outskirts of the temple city. For the academic year 2015-2016, it will offer B.Tech courses in 4 core branches namely Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with 30 seats in each branch. Till a Director is appointed by MHRD for IIT Tirupati, the Director of IIT Madras, Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi will be the Mentor Director. As part of the mentorship plan, IIT-M will depute a batch of experienced professors including the ones recently retired, former deans and heads of various departments to the new campuses as both permanent and visiting professors.