IIT Palakkad (IITPKD): Cut Off, Placement, Admission 2020

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT Palakkad or IIT-PKD) is a public autonomous engineering and research institute located in Palakkad, Kerala. It is one of the five new IITs proposed in the 2014 Union budget of India.

IIT Palakkad
IIT PKD Campus

The campus was inaugurated on 3 August 2015 at the temporary campus site located inside the Ahalia Integrated Campus, Palakkad.

In February 2019, academic activities commenced in the Nila campus in Kanjikode. The institute has nearly 60 faculty, 600 students, and 50 non-teaching staffs.



Key Description of IIT Palakkad:

Type: Public engineering school

Established: 2015 (5 years ago)

Director: P. B. Sunil Kumar

Academic Staff: 60

Students: 600

Location: Palakkad, Kerala, India

Campus Nila Campus: IIT PALAKKAD, Nila Campus, Near Gramalakshmi Mudralayam, Kanjikkode, Kerala 678623

Temporary Campus: Ahalia Integrated Campus, Kozhippara, Palakkad, Kerala 678557

Website: www.iitpkd.ac.in



Placement Cell of IITPKD

The placement cell of IIT PKD which is the Career Development Centre plays a vital role in generating employment opportunities for the students.

Career Development Centre of IIT PKD is well known for its excellent placements. By offering placement to the students of all courses, IIT Palakkad provides guidance and assistance for the students to help them achieve their career goals. The training & placement Cell firmly believes in ‘Industry-Institute’ Interaction to make its students employable and industry-ready.


History of IIT Palakkad

IIT Palakkad was founded in 2015 with the Director of IIT Madras, Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi as the mentor Director.

IIT Madras deputed a batch of experienced professors including the ones recently retired, former deans and heads of various departments to the new campus as both permanent and visiting professors.

In January 2017, Dr. P B Sunil Kumar, who was the Professor-in-charge, was appointed as the Director by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.



Campus and Location of IIT-PKD

IIT Palakkad currently functions in two campuses - the temporary campus and the Nila campus - which are separated by about 13 km. Temporary campus is at Ahalia Integrated campus in Kozhippara, Palakkad, which is about 20 km from Palakkad town.

Temporary Campus is 55,000 sq. ft. in area and consists of well-equipped academic classrooms, a seminar room, an auditorium, conference room, workshop, library, cafeteria, laboratories and faculty offices. It also provides hostel and sports and recreational facilities with access to high-speed internet.

Nila campus is set up in 30 acres out of the 504 acres allotted to the permanent campus site in Kanjikode.

It houses two batches of undergraduate students. Facilities here include two boys hostel and a girls hostel, classrooms, library and research labs. The construction of phase I permanent campus in a 500-acre plot at Kanjikode is ongoing.



Academics of Palakkad (IIT-PKD)

IIT Palakkad currently offers four-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and two years MS programmes in different engineering disciplines.

Similar to the other IITs, admission to undergraduate programmes is based on qualification through the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE).

In addition to that, Ph.D programme is also offered in all the disciplines of Science and Engineering. It is also offering Master of Technology (M.Tech) in two disciplines from the year 2019 in which candidates having valid GATE {Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering} scores are eligible to apply.

From 2019, M.Sc programmes in Physics and Chemistry will also be offered. The admissions to these programmes are through IIT-JAM.

IIT Palakkad is currently functioning with 8 disciplines.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities