Type of the institute: Indian Institute of Information Technology
Complete Mailing Address: IIIT Kottayam,C/o IISER TVM Academic Complex, 4th Floor , GIFT Campus,Chavadimukku, Sreekariam (PO ) Thiruvananthapuram-695017. Kerala, India
Contact Person For Admission: Mr M Radhakrishnan
Designation: Registrar, IIIT Kottayam
Email: registrar@iiitkottayam.ac.in
Alternate Email: academics@iiitkottayam.ac.in
Phone Nos: 04712599144
Fax No: 0471 2778044
Mobile No.: 04712778307
About the Institute:

Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam, at Valavoor, Kottayam, Kerala http://www.iiitkottayam.ac.in/  is one among the 20 new IIITs that have been proposed across the country. The project is implemented on  public-private partnership (PPP) mode with funding from the Central Government, State government and Private Partners.

Fifty three acres of land have been allocated for the project by Govt.of Kerala. The construction and development of the campus has been planned in three phases. The first two phases, which include the basic academic, administrative and other developments, is estimated to cost Rs. 128 crore, which will be shared by the Central ,State government and the industry partners in the ratio oF 50:35:15. The estimated cost of the third phase, which is envisaged as an expansion of the existing facility, will be around Rs. 70 crore.  

The institution will offer B.Tech and M.Tech / MS , PhD courses in various engineering streams. It offers specialized courses covering all major research domains of computer science and engineering: Data science, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Parallel Computing, HPC, Programming languages, Bioinformatics, and so forth, as part of the 4 year B.Tech program. In addition, it offers Ph.D program in CSE/ECE/Mathematics.

The transit campus of  institution is presently functioning in the academic building of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research , Trivandrum  (IISER-TVM) at Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) , Thiruvananthapuram and functioning under the ambit of the IIIT (PPP) Act 2017 under the Mentor-ship of IISER TVM . The permanent campus at Valavoor, Pala, Kottayan is expected to be functional in the Academic year 2018-19. 

The following documents are required to be produced (Original + attested copy)






Provisional seat allocation/Admission Letter, downloaded from JoSAA website.


Document verification completion letter, issued by JoSAA Reporting


Original admit card of JEE (Main) 2018.


Score card of JEE (main) 2018.


10th standard / Matriculalation or equivalent certificate or any other certificate issued by government authorities as proof for date of birth.


Medical Examination report produced at the time of reporting .


(a )

Mark Sheet/grade card of the qualifyiing examination.


Pass Certificate of the qualifying examination.


School Leaving/ transfer certificate from theinstitution last attended.


Character and Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended.


Character and Conduct Certificate from a Gazetted Officer issued after january 31 , 2018 for candidates who have passed the qualifying examination in years prior to the current academic year

i.e., 2017-2018.


Community Certificate in the from prescribed by govt. of India and issued by the competent Authority in case of SC/ST candidates.


Income and nativity certificate in case of SC/ST/OEC candidates from kerala for scholarship purpose , if applicable


Community certificate in the case of OBC candidates from a competent authority (not below the rank of a Tahsildar) indicating the status regarding Creamy Layer in the format prescribed by JoSAA 2018 .



Passport size photographs(5 nos).


Stamp size photograph (2 nos).

Fee Structure:

The tuition fee approved for the BTech program (all students) is  INR 1.8 lakhs per year , but a concession of 25% shall be offered to the 2018  batch through out their course. Effective payment would be INR 1,35,000/- (Rs.One Lakh Thirty Five Thousand Only) per year ( two semesters ).

The initial payment shall be Rs.67500/- (for semester 1) as tuition fees and Rs 20,400/-  as  hostel rent  &  Rs. 21,000/- as mess advance.

Academic Structure:

Currently a B.Tech. course in Computer Science is offered. The Classes for the first batch commenced in August 2015. Senior Faculty members  from other Institutions of National Importance like , IITs, IISERs, NITs  etc are mentoring the young and vibrant faculty team of IIIT Kottayam . Only those faculty with PhD degree from reputed national Institutions and having a flare for teaching and research are engaged by IIITKottayam. Presently the institution is mentored by  IISER, TVM  and the faculty and staff of IISER TVM is extending all administrative and academic support to IIITKottayam.

IIIT Kottayam follows  an innovative and dynamic curriculum at par with other Institutions of National Importance with  focus on the demands of industry and  research. Most of the core courses are covered in first two years and the the second half of the B.Tech. program largely comprises of need based courses focusing on the demands of the the industry as well as thrust  on research. 

Rules For Change Branch:


IIIT Kottayam is composed of the world-class qualified faculty members who are eager to continue research and contribute to the Indian/International society along with their wards. They design the courses as per the needs of the partnered industries and international requirements. They are passionate enough to mentor/guide students apart from their working hours while ensuring the technological growth of individuals. The current listing of faculties are as follows:

  1. Prof.V.Ramakrishnan - Mentor Director ( Director, IISER, TVM)
  2. Prof.M.P.Rajan, Dean, Academic ( IISER,TVM)
  3. Dr. Bini A.A, Assistant Professor (Ph.D - NIT, Suratkal)
  4. Dr.Ebin Deni Raj, Assistant Professor (Ph.D - VIT-Vellore)
  5. Dr.Shajulin Benedict, Assistant Professor (PostDoc. - Technical University Munich, Germany)
  6. Dr. Bakkiyaraj Thankarasu, Assistant Professor (Ph.D - Univ.of Madras, Chennai)
  7. Dr. Renjith P, Assistant Professor (Ph.D - IIITDM, Kancheepuram)
  8. Dr. Jaise Jose, Assistant Professor (Ph.D - IISER-Trivandrum)
  9. Dr. Chitra M.T, Assistant Professor (Ph.D - Kerala University, Kerala)
  10. Dr. Gopakumar G. (Adjunct Faculty from NIT Calicut)
  11. Dr. Ranjit Thomas Abraham (Ph.D - Anna University-Coimbatore)
  12. Dr. Arun Cyril Jose (Ph.D - University of Pretoria, S.Africa)
  13. Dr. Manikandan V.M. (Ph.D - IIITDM, Kancheepuram)
  14. Ms. Panchami V. (PhD. Thesis Submitted - Anna University - Chennai

The list of adjunct faculties for IIIT Kottayam are listed as follows:

  1. Dr.Narayan D., Director , GIFT TVM
  2. Dr.Gopakumar G, Assistant Professor, NIT Calicut
  3. Dr.Vinaya Kumar, Govt.Arts College, TVM
  4. Dr.Devaraj IISER TVM.
  5. Dr.Sivaranjan Reddy, IISER TVM
  6. Dr Sasikumaran Sreedharan,Professor and Chairman(Formerly),Department of ComputerEngineering,Faculty of Computer Science,King Khalid University, Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia.
  7. Dr.Antony Palackal, Loyola College , TVM
  8. Dr.Shabu B. Raju,
  9. Dr.Guram Donadze, IISER TVM
  10. Dr.Viji Z Thomas ,IISER TVM

The classes are conducted at Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram, C/o IISER, Trivandrum  (www.iisertvm.ac.in). Students shall join the IIIT Kottayam at the GIFT Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. Hostel Facility is available for Boy's and Girls students. Students run the cooperative mess based on their menu in hostels.

The permanent campus for IIIT Kottayam is coming up at Valavoor , Pala , Kottayam and the shifting of the institute to the permanent campus is expected in the year 2018-19.

Sophisticated Labs/Infrastructures: IIIT Kottayam continue constructing buildings and establishing research labs based on the requirement of faculty/industries. Constructing several research labs such as IoT Cloud research lab, Computer Networking lab, 3D printing design lab, and so forth are on progress at IIIT Kottayam for improving the practical knowledge of students.  Selective students could visit leading industries (including AIM-Aayog, Intel, CDAC, NIWE) and international Universities such as University of Innsbruck, Austria, University of Klagenfurt Austria, Technical University ]Munich Germany, and so forth where our faculties are collaborated with research ideas.
Student Life at Institute:

All efforts are made to ensure a vibrant and creative students life at par with other Institutions of national institutions within the constrains of a transit / upcoming campus.

Life at IIIT Kottayam: IIIT Kottayam ensures a 100 percent anti-ragging campus. The new comers of this institute are well-treated without inequity and gender bias. Tutors are assigned to each students in order to ensure a FEEL-AT-HOME environment during their stay at IIIT Kottayam (right from their initial stay at the campus). A high-speed internet and library connections / IEEE subscriptions keep motivating our IIIT Kottayam students for developing innovative solutions during their stay.

Skill Development: IIIT Kottayam offers several forum for students to organize and develop their skill sets. Clubs such as Technical Club, IEEE students, Sports club, Cultural club, Social and Literature club, and so forth have enabled most of the students to impart their leadership skills at IIIT Kottayam.

Relocation Benefits: IIIT Kottayam is located in the central part of Kerala, phrased as God’s Own Country. Kerala is the state with 100 percentage literacy; it is a business hub for trading spices and is an industrial sector for rubber industries, including MRF tyres. IIIT Kottayam is located in an ideal place where students could reach Trivandrum, Kochi, or Bangalore for establishing business and research developments. Please visit www.iiitkottayam.ac.in for further information.

Financial Assistance:
IIIT Kottayam encourages the students to apply for various agencies offering financial assistance. Currently, no direct financial assistance is available from the institution. All the students including SC/ST have to pay the tuition fee, hostel fee etc. The students should apply for scholarship, bank loads, and fee concession directly to the respective State Government / Authorities. Such applications are always recommended and forwarded for the benefits of the students.
Training & Placement:

In general, the students of IIITKottayam are exposed to real world problems to make them ready for Internships/placements from the first semester itself.

Placements / Internships: Leading industries keep lining up for conducting interviews and placement/internship drives to our students. In fact, the students of IIIT Kottayam could easily attract industries for pursuing internship during their summer/winter vacations (4 months per year). Most often, these internships do lead to their future placement offers. During internships in the previous years, our students have attracted over Rs.15000 to Rs.35000/- per month from leading industries, including Bosch, TCS, NIWE, US Technologies, and so forth.


Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: IIIT Kottayam is designed in order to impart an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the campus. For instance, AIC-IIITKottayam, an incubation centre of IIIT Kottayam, is a vital resource to IIIT Kottayam students; AIC-IIITKottayam is a 10000 sq.feet incubation unit supported by AIM-NITI Aayog of India to the tune of Rs. 3.77 crore (shortlisted for the compliance). IIIT Kottayam, thus, helps students to continue championing in their career and attain goals with an entrepreneurial support. It provides tens of thousands of opportunities for them to interact with industrial experts, including MSMEs to MNCs.

Please visit www.iiitkottayam.ac.in/placement.php and http://icentre.iiitkottayam.ac.in for further information.
Industry And Alumni Relations:

Various On-campus activities such as seminars,workshops,club activities,technical community meetings and various competitions are organised to boost the skills.

Some of our internship recruiters are

i) Bosch, Bangalore, India.

ii) TCS-Kochi, India.

iii) NIWE, Chennai, India.

iv) IISc, Bangalore, India.

v) Informatics, TUM, Germany.

Please visit http://www.iiitkottayam.ac.in/placement.php for further information.
Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:
IIIT Kottayam offers several forum for students to organize and develop their skill sets. Clubs such as Sports club, Cultural club, Social and Literature club, and so forth have enabled most of the students to impart their leadership skills and extra curricular skills at IIIT Kottayam. Our students have actively participated and attracted several prizes in the Inter-IIIT sports meet 2017. Please visit the web www.iiitkottayam.ac.in for details
Location and Accessibility:

The classes are conducted at Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram, C/o IISER, Trivandrum  www.iisertvm.ac.in Students shall join the IIIT Kottayam at the GIFT Campus, Thiruvananthapuram which is 14 KM from Central Railway Station, Thiruvananthapuram on the NH-47 towards Quilon.

Moving to the permanent campus of IIIT Kottayam is scheduled in 2018-19.

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
318 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) All India Gender-Neutral 41 1 13 1 9 0 24 1 90
90 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 41 1 13 1 9 0 24 1 90
90 0