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150 acres of land allotted for petro varsity

Visakhapatnam: The state government has allotted 150 acres of land free of cost in Visakhapatnam district to the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy for setting up its permanent campus.

The announcement was made by Union minister of state for petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan at New Delhi on Friday while launching the website for IIPE, Visakhapatnam- www.iipe.ac.in. The institute is temporarily conducting classes for the year 2016-17 in AU College of Engineering. According to district official sources, the land has been alloted in Sabbavaram on the outskirts of the city.

As per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the Union government had agreed to establish institutions of national importance in Andhra Pradesh, one of them being a petroleum university. Hence, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy is being set up at Visakhapatnam. TNN

 IIPE will commence its academic programmes from the academic year 2016-17 at its temporary campus by offering undergraduate programmes in petroleum engineering and chemical engineering. Admission to these programmes will be on the basis of scores in JEE (Advanced) 2016-17.