When IIT Palakkad began in 2015, it did so with bachelors programs (B.Tech) in four core Engineering disciplines - CE, CSE, EE and ME. Research programmes in Engineering, the Sciences, and the Humanities, leading up to the award of MS (by Research) and PhD degrees, commenced soon after in 2017. The year 2019 was special for us as we proudly witnessed the graduation of our first batch of students, and sent them on their way to improve the world through the application of technology and skills. Then, we began various M.Tech and M.Sc programs in 2019 and 2020.
The Alumni Cell of IIT Palakkad was founded in July 2019, when the first batch of students graduated. The cell was inaugurated by Prof. Nagarajan, IIT Madras. It is heartwarming to know that, with such a small strength, our alumni are already spread across the globe in various capacities. Currently, the Alumni Cell is made of five teams which are managed by seven student office-bearers. The mission of the cell is to establish and sustain an organic network between our alumni, students and faculty that facilitates communication, mentoring and learning; this network shall empower and enable its members in academic and/or professional development.