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Kazipet-Warangal -How 2 get there ..

   Kazipet is a town in Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh, India, one of the tri-cities of Warangal-Hanamakonda-Kazipet.
   Kazipet is famous for being a major railway junction and locomotive maintenance division in Andhra Pradesh after Vijayawada. The railway junction is located next to a large granite hill (known as bodigutta), which is used to house radio communications, presumably for the railways. It is the hub connecting North and South, East and West India with more than 60 trains passing through.
   One of India’s best engineering institutes (National Institute of Technology, Warangal- NIT) is located in Kazipet. Also the Kakatiya University and the Kakatiya Medical college attached to the MGM govt. hospital is the third largest medical college in the state.

   Warangal is located at 18°00’N 79°35’E / 18.0°N 79.58°E. It has an average elevation of 302 metres (990 feet). Warangal is 145 km northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad. It is the fourth largest city in Andhra Pradesh.Warangal was the capital of a Hindu Shaivaite kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries.The old name of this newly formed city is Orugallu. ‘Oru’ means one and ‘Kallu’ means stone. The entire city was carved in a single rock, hence the name Orukallu meaning ‘one rock’. The city was also called Ekasila nagaram. The Kakatiyas left many monuments, including an impressive fortress, four massive stone gateways, the Swayambhu temple dedicated to Shiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake. The cultural and administrative distinction of the Kakatiyas was mentioned by the famous traveller Marco Polo.
   A STPI (Software Technology Parks of India) has been set up at National Institute of Technology, Warangal with the intention of taking the benefits of the Information Technology revolution to second tier cities. Warangal makes an excellent location for this because of its proximity to Hyderabad, the student pool from some of the best institutes in the country, good transportation facilities, infrastructure, lower traffic problems, etc.Warangal is known for its granite quarries (notably the black and brown varieties), grain market (for rice and chillies), cotton, and tobacco.

: There is an airstrip at Mamnoor on the south-eastern outskirts of Warangal. The nearest international airport is located at Shamshabad 160 km away, near Hyderabad.
Rail : Warangal is well connected to all the major cities in India by rail. Kazipet, about 13km from Warangal is a major railway junction on the Bangalore/Hyderabad-New Delhi route while Warangal is a major station on the Hyderabad/New Delhi-Chennai route. Aptly, Warangal is called the gateway to north India. Daily nearly 132 trains passing section including two Rjadhani exps.
Road : There are two major bus stations (hubs); Warangal and Hanamakonda. Long-distance deluxe buses ply from Warangal to Bangalore, Madras, Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Anantapur, and [[Hubli] [belgam]; and standard express buses to Guntur via Vijaywada, Cherial, Jangaon, Kodad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet, Palampet, Jagtial, Narasampet, Parkal, Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Basara, etc.

June 23, 2009 Posted by | Andhra Pradesh, NITW | , , , , , | 5 Comments

NIT Warangal – What to pack for hostel?

Yipee! Glorious NITW life beacons..but hey!? WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR HOSTEL??

 Don’t worry … E.E will help you out :)..Here are the bare essentials :

  1. Mattress for the metal cot that will be provided.
    In the hostel room will be provided a metal cot, a table and a cupboard(with or without a door), one tubelight, 4 switchboards, 2 fans. The windows have  a mesh or screen to keep out the mosquitoes.
    Vendors selling Mattresses at nominal rates (Rs 200-300 – depending on how well you bargain)sit outside the Hostel Office from the Registration days till 1st day of college.
    Also you’ll find Airtel, Vodafone etc.  people selling SIM cards, plans etc. 
  2. Bucket and Mug
    For the first year girls Last Year, 4 bathrooms , 3 toilets and 2 basins had to be shared between 32 girls. This year , life will be a lot more comfortable for the guys, since the New Mega Hostels are ready to be ocupied! The New Girls Hostels are under construction and will be ready by next year…
  3. Your Clothes ofcourse and hardy shoes- Girls – remember to pack in all your Salwar Kameezes, get some stitched if you don’t have any..heed my advice,you’ll be thankful later! – Guys – Take out those formal striped shirts and trousers, no not the jeans , the cloth material stuff.
  4. The usual toiletries – soap, shampoo, clothes washing soap(get the cheap varieties-the washing ladies are not all that sincere), maybe Prill Dishwash liquid, Odomos – Is Absolutely Necessary if you are sensitive to mosquitoes.
    There are several washing ladies in the girls hostel. They charge Rs.60/month to wash your clothes everyday. You need to put your dirty laundry and soap/detergent in your bucket(you need to write your name on the bucket) and place it outside your door before locking up your room for college. The washing lady you Recruit(..lol..eng’neerin coll terminology) will wash your clothes and put in to dry on the clothesline in fronth of your room.
    The Ironing Man takes in youer clothes once every 3 days.
  5. You might want to get a plate, glass , bowl.
    The Messes provide 3 meals a day + tea in the evenings. Saturday night no dinner is served, its called “Dry Mess”. And college students get pretty hungry.. You’l need your utensils to serve the very  famous Maggi, we people seem to survive on :).

IMPT – There are several supermarkets and shops at walking distance from the campus to buy all these Bare Essentials.. I would advise you to buy whatever you can from Warangal. Get just the most essential items from home.. cause even then, I’m predicting, your suitcases’ll be pretty heavy :).

Also, keep in mind, at the end of the year, you need to vacate your rooms. Yea! thats right..you have to carry your stuff home or leave it in trunks in the “cloak  room”..

June 23, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, career, counselling, NITW | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment