Education & Training

IITTM campus at Nellore nearing completion


A modern looking building to house the southern region campus of the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) is nearing completion on the outskirts of Nellore city.

The Rs. 35-crore IITTM building is likely to be inaugurated in the first week of January. Tipped as a Pongal gift to the local people, the institute is one of its own being the south Indian campus of the national level IITTM.

An autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Tourism, the IITTM has developed Nellore campus as a strategic location for meeting the emerging needs of tourism and travel industry spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana.

“The construction of the building is nearly completed. Till now, Rs. 25 crore have been spent on this project. This is going to be a landmark institute in this region,” said Collector M. Janaki.

Stating that Nellore region has lot of potential in the fields of tourism and travel, Ms. Janaki said all steps were being taken to ensure standards and quality in the establishment of such national level organisation so that it would give boost to the existing tourism infrastructure in the district. Apart from having renowned shrines like Ranganadha Swamy Temple in Nellore and Narasimha Swamy Temple at Penchalakona, the Nellore district has got the unique advantage of having the tourism potential places like the Pulicat lake and Nelapattu bird sanctuaries. The Sathish Dhawan Space Centre is also located at Sriharikota in Sullurupeta area in this district.


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