Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT Palakkad or IITPKD) 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. 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 98 faculty, 1100 students, and 68 non-teaching staffs.

IIT Palakkad, one of the new IITs established under MHRD during the year 2015, started academic functioning from August 2015. Currently, the Institute is operational from the Nila Campus at Kanjikode, Palakkad and the temporary campus located at Ahalia Integrated campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad.


Candidates from the SC/ST category can apply to any available research area of a Department throughout the year. They may email mentioning their educational qualifications and area of interest, expressing their interest to join for the PhD programme at IIT Palakkad.

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