The Indian Institute of Technology at Tirupati, along with the other five 3rd generation IITs, was announced by the Government of India in 2014. In August 2015, the Institute rolled out the red carpet for its first batch of undergraduates in four core branches of engineering. The Institute has witnessed immense growth in terms of faculty recruitment, the start of new academic programmes, research initiatives and infrastructure development. MS (by research) and PhD programmes in the four engineering streams – Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Sciences and Humanities were launched in July 2017. M.Tech programmes in three branches of engineering commenced in August 2018. Within a short period of time, IIT Tirupati has been able to build world-class infrastructure and acquire the latest equipment for carrying out advanced research. IIT Tirupati Transit Campus project has been awarded the GRIHA Council Award for exemplary demonstration of Sustainable Building Material/Technologies and it is the First Prize winner of HUDCO Design Awards 2018 under the category of Green Buildings.
Alongside academics, social service is also being given due importance, encouraging students to develop applications to better lives. There are various clubs at the Institute that cater to the extracurricular interests of students. Students, even in the nascent stages of the Institute, had actively participated in the Inter IIT Technical, Cultural and Sports Meets. The institute foresees a further accelerated growth with the enthusiasm and the involvement exhibited by the students, the faculty and the management.