RGUKT - Nuzvid Chapter Inauguration Under IIM Visakhapatnam
The idea to create IIITs in Andhra Pradesh came in April 2007, at the request of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was dissatisfied with the opportunities available to the rural youth and wanted to set up at least three IIITs in the three regions of Andhra Pradesh which would ensure better opportunities for rural students. In March of 2008, the AP Government created RGUKT by an act of the Legislature as a full-fledged university which would initially admit roughly the top 1% of the rural students into the three residential campuses. The first batch of about 6,500 tenth class graduates was admitted into a six-year integrated program in August of 2008.