About 6,000 students from rural areas would be admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies for the engineering course in the three IIITs under its control in Andhra Pradesh and the admission would be on the basis of SSC marks.
The state has three IIITs, at Basara in Adilabad district, Nuzivedu in Krishna district and Idupulapaya in Kadapa. These autonomous institutes will specialise in teaching and research in information technology and other emerging disciplines under the control of a common university and common syllabus. Each institute has a capacity to admit 2000 students.
Upon completion of six years integrated residential course, three semesters a year, graduates will be awarded dual degrees, a B.Tech in IT and a B.Tech or MSc in one of the other domain specialisations in engineering, professional or science subject areas. The engineering subjects include specialised topics such as construction engineering, automotive engineering, nano technology, and energy technology. The professional subjects include specialised topics in law, medical sciences, agriculture and business etc.
The employment prospects for these graduates would be comparable to the other world class universities in the country including IIT. The tuition fees would be heavily subsidised. The fee for the first two years or pre university would be Rs 6,000 per year and Rs 10,000 per year for the subsequent years. As per the current policy SC, ST and BC candidates would get full refund of all fees paid upon submission of bills.
While 54 of seats would be in the open category, BCs would get 25 percent seats, SC 15 percent and ST 15 percent. The classes will begin on August 4 in all the three new IIITs. The final list of students who are eligible for admission will be ready by June 15.