About IIT Palakkad

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 that is about a thousand students strong and with the best 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 emphasizes blue-sky research and directed research as two essential pillars of technology development. The Institute 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”.



Located in the historic and vibrant region of Palakkad, known as the granary of Kerala, our institute is perfectly situated as the gateway to the state from the North, Palakkad Gap in the Western Ghats. Surrounded by rich traditions, significant historical events, and its sylvan surroundings, especially the Silent Valley rain forests and ubiquitous palmyra trees, Palakkad provides an inspiring backdrop for academic pursuits.

IIT Palakkad completed its transition to the permanent campus, Nila/ Sahyadri sector located at the scenic foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range in 2023. Operation on the Nila campus began in 2019. Nila consists of an academic space, named Samgatha, and a laboratory complex, known as Manogatha. Additionally, Nila houses essential facilities such as the Institute Clinic, Amenity Center, Csquare Innovation lab, and Air Quality weather station. Accommodations are conveniently available at Brindavani and Tilang hostels of Nila campus.

The Sahyadri campus sprawls across a 504-acre opposite to the Nila campus.  Sahyadri consists of a series of facilities that facilitate academic,  administration, and research activities.
The academic block named 'Saraswati' in the Sahyadri campus features a classroom Complex with a capacity of around 2000 students, a Central Fabrication Facility, a Heavy Machinery Lab, a Research Complex, and a large Infrastructure Testing lab. It is also equipped with advanced studio classrooms that facilitate multi-camera recording, lightboard recording, chroma-keying, live-streaming, and web-based video conferencing and editing; and a digitalized Central Library with about 7000 printed in addition to a large number of digital resources, are already accessible to the teaching and student fraternity.

It also encompasses an administrative block, the APJ Abdul Kalam Block, the C06 Classroom cum Laboratory Complex, and the Sangraha block featuring four precast buildings. Additionally, the campus houses cutting-edge laboratories and centres like Smart AgriTech centre for Advanced Research and Development, GSCOE (Global Sanitation Centre of Excellence) lab, Environmental Engineering lab, and CIF (Central Instrumentation Facility) lab.  Additionally, the campus is equipped with two hostels, namely Malhar and Saveri, as well as a dining hall called Kedaram.

Located just 14 kilometers from the Palakkad Railway Junction and approximately 60 kilometers from the Coimbatore International Airport, our institute offers excellent connectivity for students and visitors alike. IIT Palakkad is entering a new phase of expansion and creativity, thanks to its highly skilled professors, accomplished students in academics and extracurriculars, dedicated staff, and advanced research facilities.