Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad

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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 India's 23 IITs. Proposed in the 2014 Union budget of India, IIT Palakkad was established in 2015 as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India.

The institute started functioning in August 2015 from a temporary site located inside the Ahalia Integrated Campus, Palakkad. In February 2019, academic activities commenced on the Nila Campus, sometimes referred to as the transit campus. The Nila Campus is nestled in the corner of the under-construction 500-acre permanent campus at Kanjikode. 

IIT Palakkad currently functions in two campuses - the temporary campus and the Nila campus - which are separated by about 13 km. The temporary campus is situated inside the Ahalia Integrated campus in  Kozhippara, Palakkad, which is about 20 km from Palakkad city. The Nila Campus is set up in 30 acres out of the 504 acres allotted to the permanent campus site in Kanjikode.

IIT Palakkad is ranked 69th among the engineering colleges of India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2023.

Department & Centers:

Biological Sciences and Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Data Science

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Engineering Centre

Humanities and Social Sciences


Mechanical Engineering


IIT Palakkad offers four-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and two years MS programmes. In addition to that, Ph.D programme is also offered. It also offers Master of Technology (M.Tech). M.Sc programmes in Physics and Chemistry is also offered. 

In 2022, the institute introduced flexible choice based B.Tech programs and degree options alongside a new B.Tech program in Data Science and Engineering.



Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

Kanjikkode, Palakkad


Pin: 678623

Ph: 04923 226 300 (Office) 

      04923 226 576 (Academic Section)

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