Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati) is the first among the 3rd generation IITs, announced in 2014, to have the foundation stone laid in March 2015. This new IIT starts functioning on a temporary campus in Tirupati from the academic year of 2015-16. IIT Tirupati is starting with the full support of it’s mentoring institute, IIT Madras. IIT Tirupati plans to offer academic programs to produce outstanding Engineers, Technologists and Scientists who are capable of addressing the societal needs to enhance the quality of life of people. This is possible with focused academic programs imparting relevant knowledge and skills. Since engineering is applied science, more emphasis would be laid on theoretical knowledge and practice oriented laboratories. Programs are being planned to nurture innovation and creativity, teamwork, communication skills, ethics and societal interaction. With the objective of creating technologists who are conscious of social, environmental and sustainable issues, courses in humanities and social sciences will be given due importance in the curriculum.