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Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Technology
Complete Mailing Address: Ahalia Integrated Campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad 678557, Kerala
Contact Person For Admission: Dr. Sovan Lal Das
Designation: Dean Academics
Email: deanacad@iitpkd.ac.in
Alternate Email: academic@iitpkd.ac.in
Phone Nos: 04923226576
Fax No:
Mobile No.: +919497718131
About the Institute:

History

The Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT Palakkad) was established in 2015 as an institute of national importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. IIT Palakkad currently runs B.Tech. programs in four engineering disciplines, M.Tech programs in six specialisations, M.Sc. programs in three science disciplines, an M.S. (by Research) program in Engineering and PhD programs in Engineering, Science and Humanities & Social Sciences.

Campus

IIT Palakkad is currently functioning from two locations (a) ‘Nila’ campus which is part of the main campus located at Pudussery which is about 7 km from Palakkad in the Palakkad-Coimbatore highway, and (b) a temporary campus located within Ahalia Health Heritage and Knowledge Village in Kozhipara locality which is about 25 km from Palakkad railway station and 45 km from Coimbatore airport. Both the campuses have fully functional academic settings, including well-equipped laboratories, class rooms and computing facilities, modern hostels for girls and boys, and sports and fitness amenities. Beside this, a vibrant permanent campus with world-class sustainable green buildings is fast coming up on 500 acres of land bordering the Sahya Mountain range adjacent to the Coimbatore-Kanyakumari national highway. 

B.Tech. Programme

IIT Palakkad offers B.Tech Programmes in four major engineering streams, that is. Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The current yearly intake is around 170 students. Please have a look at the admission brochure for more details regarding student experience and activities. You can take a glimpse of our academic programs here.  

Orientation programme

The academic session for the new batch of students will start with an orientation programme.  The primary aim of this programme is to help the students adapt to the new environment, before the academic rigour begins. A variety of student centric activities including interactions with eminent people, life skills program for personality development, out-bound training, cultural and sports events will be part of this program. 

Fee Structure:

S.No. Particulars                                             B.Tech

A. ONE TIME FEES

1.       Admission Fee                                     300

2.       Grade Card / Thesis Fee                      300

3.        Provisional Certificate                        150

4.        Alumni Life Membership Fee           1500

5.        Modernization Fee                              300

6.        Student Welfare Fund                         700

7.         Publication Fee                                  250

8.         Institute Caution Deposit                 1000

9.         Library Caution Deposit                  1000

            Sub-Total                                        5500 

 

B. INSTITUTE FEES

1.        Tuition fee #                                 100000

2.        Examination fee                                 500

3.        Registration - Enrollment fee            300

4.        Hostel Seat Rent *                           6000

5.        Electricity, Water & SWD Charges * 900

            Sub-Total (for day scholars)     100800

            Sub-Total (for hostelers)           107700      

 

C. ONE-TIME HOSTEL FEES

1.        Hostel Caution Deposit *       3500 

 

D. STUDENTS' SECTOR FEES & ADVANCE DINING CHARGES

1.          Medical insurance                            300

2.         Wellness fees                                    400

3.         Gymkhana fee                                 1300

4.         Establishment A                              5000

5.         Hostel Admission Fee *                    200

6.         Establishment B *                           1500

7.         Advance Dining Charges *           21000

            Sub-Total (for day-scholars)        7000

            Sub-Total (for hostelers)             29700

  * For hostelers only

  # Tuition fee is waived for SC/ST/PwD students
Academic Structure:
B.Tech Programme

IIT Palakkad has a flexible credit based curriculum for its programs. Each academic year has two main semesters. The monsoon semester which runs from August to December and the winter semester which runs from January to April.  The B.Tech. programme is of 8 semesters duration. Every discipline has a curriculum consisting of core and elective courses carefully chosen to give both a broad grip on the fundamentals of engineering and an in-depth understanding of the respective discipline. Every curriculum has a considerable number of elective courses under different pools. The students have the flexibility to choose the elective course based on their interests and aspirations. There is also a pool of Humanities, Social Science and other general courses which help the all-round development of the students. A major project that is done by all the students in the last two semesters is a highlight of the programme. The students also do at least one industry internship during their summer. The curriculum gives the flexibility for taking online courses, doing a semester abroad, and enabling projects in external organisations. Meritorious students also have an option of earning a B.Tech with Honours by taking additional courses. 

IIT Palakkad has a grading policy based on continuous assessment. Grades are awarded on a 10 point scale and the academic performance is quantified by the Grade Point Average (GPA) and the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). 

Rules For Change Branch:

All the B.Tech streams have the same curriculum in the first year. IIT Palakkad allows a selected number of students to change their branch based on their academic performance in the first year. The change comes into effect at the end of their first year. The number of students who can make a change of branch is limited so that the final strength in any branch doesn’t deviate by much.

Faculty:

IIT Palakkad has well qualified and energetic, young and experienced faculty members who are in a position to provide high quality academic experience to students. IIT Palakkad’s faculty members take pride in their commitment towards the teaching-learning process. The research scholars and post-graduate students are engaged as teaching assistants, whereby they complement the faculty members in the effective conduct of the tutorials and laboratory classes.

You are invited to browse through the stream-wise list of faculty members at IIT Palakkad here: https://iitpkd.ac.in/faculty-list

Facilities:

IIT Palakkad has a well-stocked central library. 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 library is accessible from 9 am to 7.30 pm, and the computer centre is accessible round the clock. 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 centre with several facilities including a 3D printer, CNC machines and other equipment where students can spend their time to transform their ideas into reality. 

IIT Palakkad has set up the Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF), Central Micro-Nano Fabrication Facility (CMFF) and Chandra High Performance Computing Cluster with the primary objective of supporting the research activities of its faculty, students, Ph.D. scholars and Postdoctoral researchers. The facilities house a wide range of sophisticated analytical and fabrication equipment, that are available to the research community. The facilities are envisaged to nourish collaborative research between IIT Palakkad and other academic and industrial organizations. 

IIT Palakkad is a fully residential campus with separate hostels for girls and boys. There are two boys hostels and one girls hostel. Students are provided accommodation on a 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 centre. 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 centre at Palakkad. There is a Canara bank branch situated about 100 yards from the Academic building. ATMs are available within the campus, including an SBI ATM situated within the Academic building. 

Student Life at Institute:

The proximity of hostels and academic facilities and the general ambience of the campus are conducive for a vibrant student life. All facilities required for the students are available within the safe confines of the campus itself. In addition, Palakkad town is well known for its cultural heritage and there are several cultural events throughout the year. There are daily shuttle service between both the campuses and Palakkad town.  

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 cashless medical care. The medical facilities at the Ahalia foundation hospitals located within the temporary campus are accessible for emergency treatments.

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

Financial Assistance:

Several scholarships are available to students and are solely based on the financial status and/or the academic performance of the student. Merit-Cum-Means scholarships, 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 also signed an MOU with SBI, Kanjikode and eligible students can avail loans for Tuition fee under Vidya Lakshmi educational loan scheme. There are also various scholarship schemes offered by the Government of India through National Scholarship Portal. For more details please visit Scholarships and Financial Assistance | IIT Palakkad.

Training & Placement:

Career Development Centre:

The Career Development Center (CDC) of IIT Palakkad employs significant efforts to refine the capabilities, personality and work readiness of students with the help of placement, training and career preparation workshops. In order to facilitate better career opportunities, CDC constantly engages with industry through internships, industry visits, Industry-Academia conclave and also by hosting industry experts at the campus. A combination of rigorous yet sufficiently flexible curriculum prepares the students for the challenges in a competitive industrial environment. The centre is functional under a Faculty In-Charge and the Training and Placement officer (TPO) dedicated to the endeavor of grooming the students. 

Placement:

The 2020-2021 placements began on 1st of September 2020, the entire placement process was clasp online due to the pandemic but despite the vagaries of the pandemic, IIT Palakkad witnessed a promising participation of companies for the campus recruitment.

A total of 110 companies participated in the campus recruitment programme this year across the sectors and a total of 120 offers have been made for the academic year 2020-2021. The major recruiters include Google, Sprinklr, Arista Networks, Cargill, TCS Research, L&T Groups, Target Corporation, MathWorks, Zoom, Texas Instruments, Honeywell, Silabs India,CTS, Signalchip Innovations, Jio Platform Limited, McKinsey, Marimba Auto, Maini Precision etc. A good number of core companies visited in this current season and recruited the students. Additionally, 5 pooled campus drives were hosted for the six new generation IITs and that resulted in a total of 15 offers. Moreover, the Virtual IAC 2.0 was hosted successfully and over 40 companies participated in the event. We are also delighted to note that 25 offers, with CTC INR 20 Lakhs and above have been made to the batch of 2020-21 and we had four international offers from Marimba Auto.

Key Placement Highlights:

  1. The highest Domestic CTC offered was INR 31.5 Lakhs per annum. 
  2. L&T Group has made the maximum number of offers this year (15 Offers). 
  3. Average CTC offered to the batch of 2021 was INR 11.42 Lakhs. 
  4. 50 percentage surge in the no. of companies participating for the year 2021.

We began the placement process from the students' side with a training process during the month of August, 2020 coordinating with Times Group, Bangalore. We also held periodic aptitude and assessment tests arranged by our CDC Team as well as by external agencies. CDC had also shared a repository of job profiles and companies that visited us previous year so that students can prepare ahead. Additionally, we had arranged and shared resources on resume and interview preparation. 

Placements Across Industry Sector

Internship:

More than 40 companies visited the campus for the academic year 20-21 across sectors such as Research and Development, Information technology, Core Engineering, Analytics, Government, Consulting. The participating companies made a total of 131 internship offers. The internship season saw participation from major recruiters like Adobe, UST Global, TCS, Willings Inc, Texas Instruments, Kwanzoo, nVipani Technology, Strand Life Sciences, L&T Infotech, Inker Robotics, TCS Research & Innovation, Soroco India BEML etc. 

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Key Highlights:

  1. Adobe offered INR 1 Lakh stipend per month per person to 4 students. 
  2. UST Global has made the maximum number of offers (25 offers). 
  3. 2 students from CSE received International Internship offers from Willings Inc (Tokyo).

Industry And Alumni Relations:

Industry Academia Conclave:

IIT Palakkad hosts an Industry Academia Conclave each year with an aim to strengthen its industrial connect. These events have churned many insights on the industry life and opened up new career opportunities for many. Students imbibe a fair idea about the challenges faced by the industry and the timelines which are met/ attempted to be met in projects. The students also became more aware of the skill sets they need to further develop to contribute and make a mark in the industry.

International Relations

IIT Palakkad faculty members and students have been collaborating with universities globally since its inception. This includes analyzing challenging problems and researching solutions for them, leading to improvement of lives of people. In the past one year, we have expanded our efforts to all geographical regions of the world.

IIT Palakkad allows foreign students to enroll in its degree programs. Currently, we have two international students enrolled in our degree programs.

Alumni 

IIT Palakkad has graduated two batches of undergraduate and postgraduate students as of the year 2020. The Alumni Cell of IIT Palakkad was founded in July 2019 and we have about 216 registered alumni. Even with such a relatively small strength, our alumni are already spread across the globe in various capacities. Academically, our alumni are in universities such as University of California San Diego, Georgia Institute of Technology, Columbia University, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Zurich, Northwestern University, Pennsylvania State University, Arizona State University, University of California at Los Angeles and IIMs; as corporate professionals, our alumni are placed in industries such as Amazon, Samsung, GE, HSBC, VMware, AMD, Arista Networks, L&T, Daimler, OYO, PayTm, TCS, TRAI, ITI, etc. IIT Palakkad has an active Alumni Cell that constantly engages the institute and the alumni community in various activities and interactions. The Alumni Cell has also established the first of its kind - undergraduate research and innovations award.

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

At IIT Palakkad, students organise and participate in a slew of recreational activities spread across cultural, technical and sports domains. IIT Palakkad has a sports and activities loving students group. The students regularly practice various kinds of outdoor and indoor sports such as football, cricket, volleyball, athletics, table tennis and martial arts. The major driving force behind these activities is the student-formed “clubs”.  As of now, there are 7 cultural clubs, 3 technical clubs and 8 actively played sports, besides many gymnasiums, on the campus. These clubs certainly help students in enhancing their extracurricular skills, or learning new skills. The list of clubs and activities has been steadily increasing over the years. 


Location and Accessibility:

IIT Palakkad is currently functioning from two picturesque campuses: ‘Nila’ campus in Pudussery and the temporary campus nestled within the Ahalia Health Heritage and Knowledge Village in Kozhipara. For shopping and recreational facilities, IIT Palakkad is well connected through trains and busses to Palakkad town and Coimbatore city. For the convenience of students, the institute also arranges frequent transport services.

The closest major airport is at Coimbatore and is located about 50 km from the campus. IIT Palakkad is also well connected by the railway network and can be easily accessed from both Palakkad Junction and Coimbatore Junction railway stations which are about 15 km and 40 km respectively. Both these railway stations are well connected with trains from all over India. Pre-paid taxis can be hired to reach either campus. The nearest local train station is Kanjikode, located about 4 km from Nila campus and about 10 km from the Ahalia campus. The nearest bus stand is the Palakkad Municipal Bus Stand, at Palakkad. It is well connected to major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by highways.

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDGEN-EWSGEN-EWS-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 12 1 2 1 5 0 2 0 9 0 32
35 5
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 8
(including "5" Supernumerary)
120 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 15 1 4 0 5 1 3 0 11 0 40
47 4
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 11
(including "4" Supernumerary)
120 4111 Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 12 1 3 0 5 0 2 0 8 1 32
39 2
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 9
(including "2" Supernumerary)
120 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 12 0 3 0 4 0 2 0 7 1 29
35 2
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 8
(including "2" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 64 4 0 0 24 1 13 0 44 2 169
156 13

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