The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to set up a first of its kind, International Institute of Digital Technology (IIDT) in Tirupati; for developing engineers and entrepreneurs with next level technology skills.
To be modelled after the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, this institute will be established using the infrastructure available at Sri Venkateswara University.
As per the IT secretary PS Pradyumna, the institute will be a 40,000 sqft facility inside the SV university. According to him, with the kind of demand for skilled manpower that is there now, IIDT will fill the need in the shortest possible time by employing modern “outcome based” teaching technology.
It will be the first virtual university in the country once it is fully operational. The state government has sanctioned Rs. 40 crore for setting up the institute and plans on making it operational in 2016-2017 itself.
The institute will teach various technologies like Cloud Computing, Analytics, IoT and a lot more; technologies that the current educational system is unable to teach or cope up with. That is the reason why the faculty will also be industry experienced faculty.
Once the first batch rolls out of Tirupati, it will be scaled up and established in various parts of the state as well.