IIT Palakkad is fully residential with separate hostels for girls and boys. In the Ahalia campus, there are four hostels (Hostel-1 to Hostel-4). Students are provided accommodation on a twin-sharing basis and all rooms have attached bathrooms. The hostel buildings and the academic building are situated within a radius of three hundred meters. In Nila campus, the institute has three hostels (one for girls, and two for boys), out of which two hostels have double/triple sharing rooms with common washrooms and one hostel has triple sharing rooms with attached bathrooms. Hot water is provided through solar heaters. The necessary facilities like a spacious dining hall and a well-equipped recreational area, an indoor games area, a fitness center, RO based drinking water system and a heavy-duty washing machine in each floor of the hostels were set in place in the first year itself. The other amenities provided in the last few years include an In-house facility 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. The common space in the hostel is Wi-Fi enabled. The rooms have either WiFi or LAN connectivity.
Hostel-1 (left) and Hostel-2 (right) in the Ahalia campus
Hostel-3 in the Ahalia campus.
Brindavani hostel in the Nila Campus
Bageshri hostel in the Nila campus
Each hostel has a common room for recreation which has a television, news papers and selected magazines (decided by the student body). There are guest rooms for visitors to the Institute faculty, staff and students.
The motto of the Institute is zero tolerance to ragging. To achieve this, documents and posters intended to sensitize the students and their parents on the highly immoral side of ragging, have been prepared. A structured mechanism has been put into place to monitor ragging related issues and mete out the most stringent punishment to the wrong doers and enforce the anti-ragging regulations in letter and spirit.
A professional counseling service has been set in place in order to ensure that the students receive help when they face social/emotional issues that require professional approach. Services of two resident counselors are available to students all the time. Apart from this, online counseling services of a Bangalore based company ‘YourDost’ is also made available to students.
Life skill classes
Students are given a course in life skills to cope with stress, improve communication skills and manage conflicting objectives. This course, conducted by experts, provides the students with a platform to discover new friends and develop new bonding. It makes the students come out of their shell and easily mix with the new faces. They are also taught the art of forming well-knit close teams to whom they can lean when in need, without hesitation. The course is mainly aimed at developing inter-personal relationships, building confidence, and making them comfortable while facing the public, interview boards and so on.
The students are covered by a comprehensive medical insurance scheme for a nominal yearly subscription. IIT Palakkad has MOU’s with Athani Hospital, Malabar Hospital, Ahalia Diabetes Hospital, and Thangam Hospital for cashless medical attention. Students can also go to Hospitals of Ahalia foundation for treatment as outpatients.
IIT Palakkad has continued to increase the support for sports facilities. In addition to the already existing facilities (football, volleyball, basketball and table tennis), cricket practice pitches have been developed. New equipments have been purchased for table tennis and basketball training. Professional coaches also train students in table tennis and physical fitness as well as weight lifting. In addition to the above, new fitness equipment have been purchased for the gym.
- Cricket practice pitch
- Basketball coach
- Cricket kits
- Badminton rackets
- Basket balls
- Table tennis coach
New Gym Facilities
- Medicine balls
- Climbing rope