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The study explored the use of Wikipedia as a source of information by the engineering students at Nellore dist in Andhra Pradesh. The study also tries to examine the reasons to prefer Wikipedia over the traditional encyclopaedia by the engineering students. The study adopted survey method and an online questionnaire for collecting the data from the respondents. After analysing the data the results revealed that ‘easy to understand’ was the reason to prefer Wikipedia to the traditional encyclopedia. The study also found that 77.42 percent of the respondents using Wikipedia to get background information. The investigator suggests that faculty working in the engineering colleges have to take an initiative to improve the content available on Wikipedia by editing articles with the latest reliable information