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NIT Warangal – FAQs

This is from

http://agpweb.wordpress.com/category/nit-warangal/ by Ajay George Palakuzhy

NIT Warangal for the Aspirant : A collection of valuable information about the prestigious institution National Institute of Technology,Warangal (NIT Warangal)for the future NITians as well as for anyone who would like to know more about this college

Sadly there is no authoratative guide on the net regarding this issue.

So I thought about writing this one…

NIT Warangal has always been on the list of the best technical education institutes

in India.Facilities are at par with the best in the country and the highly experienced faculty adds to the strong academic curriculum.

Admission process for NIT Warangal is through the AIEEE examination and there is state wise quota.

There is a separate admission process for Foreign Students (DASA Scheme).

Popular FAQ:

1. The first question that comes to the mind is where is Warangal?
Ans: Warangal is one of the best cities in Andhra Pradesh,just 2 hours from Hyderabad.Reaching Warangal is just child’s play.Warangal is well connected by both road and rail.

All the trains on the Delhi Route stop by Warangal.Alternatively you can reach ‘Kazipet’ as the college is nearer to it.(But guys from Kerala , remember no direct train stops at Kazipet.Catch the Kerala Exp or an alternate train.)

2. I reached Warangal,where is the college(NIT Warnagal)?
Ans: From the Warangal station it is just half an hour on the Autorickshaw (autos are the popular means of commutation not buses.)It will cost you around 40-50 bucks (depending upon your negotiation skill) and if you are travelling alone you can have a ’share auto’ (autos look the same,but say direct for direct auto) for Rs 8-10.

3.Ok, now I reached the college,where is the counselling centre?
Ans: You will be guided to the centre by the volunteers at the gate,Don’t panic.We will be there to guide you.

The counselling should go fine and you can give your options and see around the college.

The Central Library is sure to stun you (one of the best technical libraries in the country) and the new administrative block is going to be an architectural wonder.(Hope that the construction is complete.)

4. Oh my god this place is infested with naxalites!!!
Never.This has been the question put forward by most of the parents with whom I interacted…

They were a thing of the past,you can safely send your ward over…

5. Which bank operates closest to NITW?
State Bank of Hyderabad has a college branch and an ATM. Most of us use the SBH and many have an account also.

Let me share a cool hack.Instead of opening an account you could give your son/daughter the ATM card of the account at home (All State Bank cards are taken,along with some other banks) saving you the trouble of going through the process of actually creating one.

Other than SBH, we have Andhra Bank,ICICI at Hanamkonda (10 minutes from the college by auto).

June 24, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, NITW | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NIT-Warangal inks pacts with Finnish universities


May 21, 2009 

 The National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Warangal has signed academic collaboration agreements with Finland’s University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology, an institute official said on Thursday.

  The pacts were signed last week in Finland, NIT-Warangal Director Y.V. Rao said on his return from that country. “These pacts allow for collaborations in systems, teaching methodologies, courses, content, hands-on learning, student exchange programmes and interaction with the industry,” Rao said. NIT-W entered into a similar pact in February with ESIGELEC School of Engineering, Rouen, France, to promote research and academic exchange in automation and instrumentation and embedded systems.

  NIT-W, which is celebrating its golden jubilee year, also has collaborative agreements with Bellfort Technical University of France, as well as Lawrence Technical University and Cincinnati University of the US. IANS

June 24, 2009 Posted by | Andhra Pradesh, career, NITW | , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

NIT Warangal – Getting there

NITW entrance

NITW entrance

The deemed university.. ‘The’ National Institute of Technology, Warangal is about 10 minutes distance from Kazipet station.
It takes about 30 minutes from Warangal station.

Kazipet Junction

Kazipet Junction

Warangal was the capital city of the Kakatiya Dynasty. There are tens and hundreds of beautiful temples crammed all about the city to soothe your mums strained nerves :).

The Thousand-Pillar Temple

The Thousand-Pillar Temple

The road to the institute from Kazipet is lined with several small shops,bakeries (only the ‘cold’ pinapple pastries are any good), passing over a flyover, at the end of which, a right turn will take you to a very good St.Anne’s hospital run by nuns. Further ahead right turns will take you to a dargah , another right turn leading to a church. Then, a left turn will take you to Waddepali lake and temple.

Warning to all prospective students – The Rickshaw drivers are atrocious cheaters – They should be paid only Rs. 30-35 for the journey, with luggage, till inside the NIT campus. You can ask you to drop you till the NIT auditorium or Girls/Boys Hostel. The drivers are all mostly aware of the layout of the campus.

Rickshaw charges are otherwise- Rs. 4-6 per person…the rickshaw stops along the way picking passengers travelling to the same destination. You also have the option of taking a Rick ‘direct’ , ie. only you will travel in the rick. You have to say for ex. ” Hanumakonda chowrasta- DIRECT” . The Rick driver will charge you around Rs 20 for the journey.
Hanumakonda chowrasta, anyway, is the chief shopping centre NIT studdents go to. It is Rs. 6/person away from the NIT campus. Trinethra super market and ‘Reliance Fresh’ is Rs.4/person away. ‘Suprabha’ 5-star hotel and ‘Mitra’ hotelis Rs.5-6 away. Continue reading

June 22, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, career, counselling | , , , , | Leave a comment

What to do after 10th..

Its terrible that most people here in Pune don’t have any idea about the IITs and NITs . Its particularly insulting to my effort I’ve put in to get to NITW when people say “What? Your studying in Warangal(after I’v explained where warangal is that is)? Did you not get admission in Pune(as though I’m some failure studying on a management quota..I’ve qualified AIEEE for heaven’s sake),beta?” . Bharti Vidyapeeth,Pune came a distant 30-somthing according to last year’s engineering college rankings.

In Andhra Pradesh JEE coaching is big business.Its a perfect example of commercialization of education. All kinds of classes have mushroomed all over the state(I’v seen only Andhra, perhaps its like this other places too perhaps not) and leading the brigade are all those Narayanas and Chaitanyas. I apologise to those might have studied in these institutions but frankly I don’t approve of them , or the way students are kept locked up in their hostels ,with terrible food ,even worse living conditions..from what I’v heard from Narayana/Chaitanya ex-students or read in the newspapers. The 45K I paid for my coaching too I realize is dirt cheap, even by Pune coaching standards ..lol..the big fat recession proof education business.

Everywhere its the same actually..so I guess its up to the student to take the best out of his or her class..

May 10, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, Chaitanya, IITJEE, Narayana | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment