Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Technology
Complete Mailing Address: Ahalia Integrated Campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad 678557, Kerala
Contact Person For Admission: Dr Pramod S Mehta
Designation: Professor and Dean Academics
Email: academic@iitpkd.ac.in
Alternate Email: psmehta@iitpkd.ac.in
Phone Nos: 04923226300
Fax No:
Mobile No.: +919497718131
About the Institute:

History

The Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT Palakkad) is established in 2015 as an institute of national importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The institute is dedicated to creating an environment wherein students and faculty, while engaged in their pursuit of knowledge, can dream, think and innovate to become a change agent for a better world.

IIT Palakkad is currently functioning from a temporary campus of Ahalia Health Heritage and Knowledge Village in Kozhipara locality which is about 25 km from the Palakkad railway station and 45 km from Coimbatore airport. The nearest local train station is Kanjikode, located about 10 km from the Ahalia campus.

This campus has fully functional academic setting including well-equipped laboratories, class rooms and computing facilities, modern hostels for girls and boys, and sports and fitness amenities. Beside this, a vibrant transit campus with world-class sustainable green buildings is fast coming up on 500 acres land bordering the Sahya Mountain range adjacent to the Coimbatore-Kanyakumari national highway. It is expected that the first phase of construction will be completed by July 2018 and part of the institute academic activities in the next session are expected to commence there.

Orientation programme

The academic session for the 2018-19 batch is expected to begin in the last week of July. A two weeks-long orientation programme has been planned.  The primary aim of this programme is to help the students adapt to the new environment, before the academic rigor begins. A variety of student centric activities including talks and lectures by eminent people, remedial courses for language, life skills program for personality development, out bound training, cultural and sports events are scheduled.

Fee Structure:

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PALAKKAD

Fees for students admitted in the academic year 2018-19

 

Sl. No

Items

Amount

(Rs.)

I.  INSTITUTE FEES

A. One time fees

1.      

Admission fee

200

2.      

Grade card/Thesis fee

150

3.      

Provisional certificate

100

4.      

Medical Exam fee

100

5.      

Student welfare fund

500

6.      

Modernization fee

300

7.      

Alumni Life Membership Fee (NS)

1000

8.      

Publication fee (NS)

250

Total A

2600

B. Semester fees

1.      

Tuition fee1

100000

2.      

Hostel Seat Rent2

5400

3.      

Registration-Enrolment fee

200

4.      

Examination fee

350

5.      

Medical Insurance Premium3

1000

6.      

Medical fee & Student Wellness fee

550

7.      

Electricity and Water Charges & SWD2

900

8.      

Gymkhana fee

1000

Total B

109400

C. Deposits (Refundable)

1

Institute Deposit

1000

2

Library Deposit

1000

Total C

2000

Fees for GE and OBC-NCLstudents

1

For Hostellers

(Rs. 80000)

Grand Total (A+B+C)

114000

Advance fee paid4

34000

Amount Payable

80000

2

For Day Scholars

(Rs. 78700)

Grand Total (A+B+C −B6 −B7+II3)

112700

Advance fee paid4

34000

Amount Payable

78700

Fees for SC/ST/PD students

1

For Hostellers

Grand Total (A+B+C –B1)

14000

Advance fee paid4

14000

2

For Day Scholars

(Rs.1300/- will be refunded)

Grand Total (A+B+C−B1−B6−B7+II3)

12700

Advance fee paid4

14000

Amount Refundable

1300

  

II.   HOSTEL FEES & MESS CHARGES PER SEMESTER

For GE/OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PD students

1.      

Hostel Admission fee

100

2.      

Hostel Deposit (NS) – (refundable)

3000

3.      

Establishment A Charges

5000

4.      

Establishment B Charges

1000

5.      

Advance Dining Charges

17000

Total

26100

 

Note:

NS - Non Statutory fee.

1- a) The SC/ST/PH students shall get complete tuition fee waiver.

    b) The most economically backward students (whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum) shall get full remission of the tuition fee.

    c) The other economically backward students (whose family income is between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per annum) shall get remission of 2/3rd of the          tuition fee.

    d) All students shall have access to interest free loan under Vidyalaxmi scheme for the total portion of the tuition fee payable.

2-  For Hostellers only.

3-  Projected figure, subject to revision.

4-  Rs. 1,000/- deducted towards processing fee at the reporting centre.

Academic Structure:

Academics

IIT Palakkad offers a B.Tech Programme in four major engineering streams viz. Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The total yearly intake is these streams were 120 students in first three batches, equally distributed in all four branches. From 2018 batch, the intake in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering has been increased to 50 students each hence raising the total intake strength of undergraduate students to 160. In addition, there will be supernumerary seats for girl students as per government norms.

The young and energetic faculty of IIT Palakkad is joined by experienced academics from IIT Madras and eminent scientists from national scientific organizations to provide a high quality academic experience. AIIT Palakkad already has over 42 well qualified and energetic, young and experienced faculty members in position to provide a high quality academic experience. The faculty strength is expected to double shortly. In addition to the faculty commitment towards ‘Teaching-Learning’ process, the research students are assigned duties of teaching assistance whereby they complement the faculty members in effective conduct of regular tutorial and laboratory classes. In addition, the faculty and Teaching Assistants provide additional interactive sessions to the academically weak students wherever required.

IIT Palakkad has a grading policy based on continuous assessment. Grades are awarded on a 10 point scale denoted S, A, B, C, D, E and U, with E being the minimum grade to pass a subject. The respective credits are 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 4 and 0. Academic performance is quantified by Grade point average (GPA) and cumulative grade point average (CGPA). The former is a weighted average of the grades of successfully completed course in a given semester, while the latter is a weighted average of the grades secured in all semesters.

IIT Palakkad allows students to change their branch based on their academic performance in the first semester. The change comes into effect at the end of their first year. The main criteria for change of branch, apart from academic performance, is the restriction on students strength: switch over is allowedsubject to the condition that after effecting such changes, the student strength in a branch should not exceed the sanctioned strength by ten percent and should not fall below the existing strength by ten percent.

Merit-Cum-Means scholarships, Institute free studentships, Scholarships for SC/ST students and students with disability are available to the students of IIT Palakkad, as per the Government of India norms. IIT Palakkad has signed an MOU with SBI, Kanjikode and eligible students can avail loans for Tuition fee under Vidyalakshmi educational loan scheme.

Rules For Change Branch:

The academic programmes offer ample flexibility for areas of specialise. In addition, students can change their branch to another one at the end of the first semester depending on their academic performance. .

Change of branch may be permitted subject to the following:

 

1.  Such change will be considered only at the end of the first semester. The performance during the first semester will be the basis for consideration for change of branch.

 

2.  All students who have successfully completed the first semester of the course,  will be eligible for consideration for change of branch, subject to the availability of vacancies.

 

3. In making a change of branch, the strength of a class should not fall below the existing strength by more than ten percent and should not go above the sanctioned strength by more than ten percent. 

 

4.  However, a minimum of one student will be eligible for consideration for change of branch from each discipline at the end of the first semester, irrespective of the  regulation 3.  

 

5.  If a student with a higher GPA is not offered a particular branch because of other constraints, this should not be offered to any other students with a lower GPA even if he/she is eligible on the basis of the existing norms.

 

 6. Change of branch rules is subject to revision from time to time and the decision of the Senate will be final and binding.

Faculty:

IIT Palakkad already has over 42 well qualified and energetic, young and experienced faculty members in position to provide a high quality academic experience. The faculty strength is expected to double shortly. In addition to the faculty commitment towards ‘Teaching-Learning’ process, the research students are assigned duties of teaching assistance whereby they complement the faculty members in effective conduct of regular tutorial and laboratory classes. In addition, the faculty and Teaching Assistants provide additional interactive sessions to the academically weak students wherever required.

Facilities:

Facilities:

IIT Palakkad has a central library with a barcode based book-borrow system. Apart from text and reference books, the library has a collection of magazines and newspapers.  Provision is available for Internet access from within the library.  The institute has a well-equipped computer room where access to ebooks and course materials is provided through moodle.  The computer room and library are accessible from 8AM till midnight on weekdays. The institute has several classrooms and an auditorium, all of which are equipped with WiFi enabled state of the art multimedia facilities. All the student laboratories are well established and have the latest equipment. In addition, there is an innovation center with several facilities including a 3D printer, CNC machines and other equipment where students can spend their time to transform their ideas into reality. As part of advanced facilities, a scanning tunneling microscope is in operation since January 2017.

IIT Palakkad is fully residential with separate hostels for girls and boys.  There are two boys hostels and one girls hostel. Students are provided accommodation on twin-sharing basis. Almost all the rooms are bath-attached. The hostel buildings and the academic building are situated within a radius of three hundred meters. The hostels have a spacious dining hall and a well-equipped recreational area, an indoor games area and a fitness center. The institute and the common space in the hostel are WiFi enabled. Other amenities provided include a Reverse Osmosis based drinking water system and a heavy-duty washing machine in each floor of the hostels. In house facilities exist for playing football, volleyball, basketball and table tennis. There are professional coaches for athletics, football, volleyball and cricket. Students can also get training at a professional badminton center, 4GB badminton academy, at Palakkad. There is a Canara bank branch situated about 100 yards from the Academic building. Several ATMs are available within the Ahalia campus, including an SBI ATM situated within the Academic building. 

Student wellness

All students are covered by a comprehensive medical insurance scheme for a nominal yearly subscription. Inpatient and outpatient hospital services are available in the campus. IIT Palakkad has MoU with several hospitals in Palakkad including the hospitals in the Ahalia Campus and the nearby Athani Hospital, Palakkad for cash-less medical care. The medical facilities at the Ahalia foundation hospitals located within the temporary campus are accessible for emergency treatments.

A professional counseling service has been in place to provide professional help to students when they experience social / emotional issues. A resident counselor is available in the hostel to work in proximity to the students. This is in addition to the anonymous online counseling for which the institute has tie up with a professional agency.

Student Life at Institute:

The proximity of hostels and academic facilities and the general ambience of the campus is conducive for a vibrant student life.   Palakkad town is  well known for its cultural heritage and the heritage village adjacent to the campus offers a variety of cultural events. There will be weekly and daily shuttle service from the campus  to Palakkad town.  

The Ahalia campus houses an engineering college, a management school,  a pharmacy college, an ayurvedic college, an eye hospital, a women and children hospital  and a diabetic hospital.  Since most of the faculty, staff and students of these institutions also reside in the campus shopping and other essential amenities are available within the campus.  There are three  restaurants functioning within the campus. 



Financial Assistance:

The scholarships  are solely based on financial condition of the student or academic performance of the student. There are also scholarships which are based on both financial condition and academic performance of student. 

1. Institute Merit-cum-Means Scholarship:

MCM scholarship are awarded for 25%  of students admitted

Eligibility

Parental Annual Income ≤ Rs.4.5 Lakhs

(renewal every semester – subject to a minimum GPA of 5 in the passed subjects)

Tuition Fees

Exemption from the payment of tuition fees

Allowance

Rs.1000/- per month


2. Institute Free studentship. 

Free studentship: Beyond 25% limit, for further 10% of students admitted

Eligibility

Parental Annual Income ≤ Rs.4.5 Lakhs

(renewal every semester – subject to a minimum GPA of 5 in the passed subjects)

Tuition Fees

Exemption from the payment of tuition fees.

  

Scholarship for PD students

Tuition Fees

Exemption from the payment of tuition fees, irrespective parental income and performance.

 

Scholarship for SC/ST students

1. Institute SC/ST Scholarship: 

SC/ST scholarship awarded to SC/ST students whose parental income less than Rs.4.5 Lakhs

Eligibility

Parental Annual Income ≤ Rs.4.5 Lakhs (renewal every semester – subject to a minimum GPA of 5 in the passed subjects)

Tuition Fees

Exemption from the payment of tuition fees, irrespective parental income and performance.

Mess Charges

Free Messing – Basic Menu

(the amount to be reimbursed to the Hostel Management Caters by the Institute)

Pocket Allowance

Rs.250/- per month

(The pocket allowance is provided to take care of expenses relating to purchase of notebooks, books, consumables, etc.)

Hostel Seat Rent

Waiver


Fee Remission

The most economically backward students (whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum) shall get full remission of the tuition fee. The other economically backward students (whose family income is between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per annum) shall get remission of 2/3rd of the tuition fee.

Training & Placement:


IIT Palakkad concluded its internship placement process for the academic year 2017-18. Like previous year, the Institute continued placing students for their internship assignments in premier academic Institutes like IITs, IISc and Universities abroad. Institute invited high profile industries to recruit students for internship placement this year. A total of 37 industries participated, and 48 industrial internship offers were made across the four streams. In addition, 21 industrial internships were assisted offline. Students of IIT Palakkad proved their merit through their performance in all aspects during the interview process.

Notable internship recruiters included GE, Daimler, TCS, Daikin, Timken, Titan, etc. Arista Networks from Bangalore offered the highest stipend of Rs. 45000/month + Rs. 50000 for relocation allowance/joining bonus. Three students got overseas internship through the support of the Institute. 100% internship placement was achieved for CS-2015 and ME-2016 batches.

A detailed internship summary is given below

Internship Details

Offers

Industry

69

Academic

36

Total Internship offers

105



Location and Accessibility:

Connectivity

The closest major airport is at Coimbatore and is located about 45 km from  the Ahalia campus. Pre- paid taxis can be hired to reach Ahalia campus. The Ahalia campus is spread over a wide area; IIT Palakkad is situated about 2 km from the Ahalia campus entrance. Signboards have been placed at suitable points within the campus to provide easy guidance.

The easiest way to reach Palakkad, the nearest town, is by train. Palakkad Junction is well connected to almost all parts of India. Travelling by train to Palakkad junction is also the most economical way of reaching IIT Palakkad. The Ahalia campus is about 20 km from Palakkad Junction. It is convenient to hire a taxi or take a pre-paid auto from Palakkad Junction to reach the Ahalia campus.

The nearest bus stand is the Palakkad Muncipal Bus Stand, at Palakkad. It is well connected to major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by highways. The Ahalia campus is about 25 km from the bus stand and taxis can be hired to reach the Ahalia campus.

The nearest major towns to the campus, for shopping and other recreational facilities, are Coimbatore and Palakkad.  Coimbatore can be reached by local train; the nearest local train station is Kanjikode, located about 10 km from the Ahalia campus.  Busses have been arranged during the weekend to take students to the Kanjikode station and Palakkad town.

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Program-Total
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
120 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 14 0 4 0 1 1 8 0 28
30 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
(including "3" Supernumerary)
120 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 21 1 5 1 3 0 11 1 43
50 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 7
(including "0" Supernumerary)
120 4111 Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 21 0 5 1 3 0 10 1 41
50 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 9
(including "0" Supernumerary)
120 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 12 0 4 0 2 0 6 1 25
30 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 79 2 22 2 13 1 41 3 163
160 3