Established in 2015, the Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad is dedicated to creating an environment that enables students and faculty to engage in the pursuit of knowledge, to dream, think and innovate thereby becoming change agents for a better world. Having begun with just 120 students in July 2015, IIT Palakkad has since grown into an establishment which is about a thousand students strong and with the best of manpower in key positions. IIT Palakkad aims to become a multi-disciplinary institution with 5000 students by its 10th year. The Institute recognises collective growth, in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions, as the need of the time and emphasises blue-sky research and directed research as two essential pillars of technology development. It embraces a vision to be a leader in cross-disciplinary inquiries, and to contribute to the potential that India's demographic dividend represents for the country and the world, which is embodied in the motto of the institute “Nurturing minds for a better world”.
Celebrated as a major granary of Kerala, Palakkad is the gateway to the State from the North in the form of the nearly 40-kilometre break in the Western Ghats, called the Palakkad Gap. The place is known for its rich traditions, great historical events and personalities, and its sylvan surroundings, especially the Silent Valley rain forests and ubiquitous palmyra trees. We currently operate from two campuses: the temporary campus, Ahalia, on the verdant and scenic rented premises of the Ahalia Group of Institutions, Kozhippara, and a transit campus, Nila, nestled in a corner of the permanent campus fast coming up at Kanjikode. At Nila, the academic space named Samgatha and the laboratory complex named Manogatha have been functional since 2019. Students are accommodated in three newly built hostels - Bageshri, Brindavani and Tilang, in addition to the ones on Ahalia campus. Both our campuses have excellent infrastructure in place, including auditoriums, multimedia-enabled small and large classrooms, student laboratories, library, canteens, and fully Wi-Fi-enabled hostels with mobility in Internet access. Our upcoming permanent campus, on a picturesque 500-acre plot at the foot of the Western Ghats, is 14 kilometres away from the Palakkad Railway Junction and about 60 kilometres away from the Coimbatore International Airport. With our excellent faculty, students who excel both in academics and extra-curricular activities, dedicated staff members and state-of-the-art research facilities, IIT Palakkad has just entered an exciting chapter of its life.
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