IIT Palakkad: Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad or IIT Palakkad or IIT PKD is a 3rd generation IIT in Kanjikode, Palakkad district, Kerala. It is an autonomous public engineering university established in 2015. IIT PKD has AICTE approval and it is recognized as INI by the government of India.
The institute provides technical knowledge in undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and research courses through 11 academic departments. NIRF has ranked the university 69th for engineering in 2023.
IIT PKD offers its flagship course B.Tech. course at the UG level based on ranks of IIT-JEE. Admission to other courses at the institute is based on national-level entrance exams. The highest package offered in the campus placement 2023 was INR 46.15 LPA.
IIT Palakkad Highlights
|Name||Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad|
|Approved by||AICTE and UGC|
|Type||Public Technical University|
|NIRF Ranking 2023||69th (Engineering)|
|Courses offered||UG, PG, and Ph.D.|
|Highest Package||INR 46.15 LPA|
IIT Palakkad Admission 2023
The institute offers over 20 courses in the discipline of science, civil engineering, humanities & social sciences, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and others at the UG, PG, doctoral, and research levels. Admission at IIT Palakkad is based on the scores or ranks of students in various entrance exams. A detailed explanation regarding admission to IITPKD and the entrance exam to qualify is as follows:
|JoSAA 2023 Online Reporting (Round 4)||16th – 19th July 2023|
|JoSAA 2023 Seat Allocation (Round 5)||21st July 2023|
|JoSAA 2023 Online Reporting (Round 5)||21st – 24th July 2023|
|JoSAA 2023 Seat Allocation (Round 6)||26th July 2023|
|JEE Main 2023 Final Round Seat Allotment||28th July 2023|
|CCMT Announcement of Seat Allotment of Special Round-1||2nd August 2023|
|CCMT Announcement of Seat Allotment of Special Round-2||9th August 2023|
IIT Palakkad accepts national, state or university-level entrance exams, followed by counselling for B.Tech., M.Tech., and M.Sc. The courses and entrance exams to clear for IIT Palakkad are as follows:
- B.E./B.Tech – JEE Mains + JEE Advanced + JOSAA Counseling.
- M.E./M.Tech – GATE + COAP Counseling.
- M.Sc – IIT-JAM+CCMN Counseling.
- Ph.D. & MS by Research – UGC NET/CSIR NET or GATE + written test + PI.
JoSAA declares the cutoff for B.Tech courses in different rounds. These cutoffs are the opening and closing ranks according to which admission to 5 specializations in B.Tech. The CCMN and COAP are the authorities that will declare the cutoff list for M.Sc and M.Tech. These lists depend on the score of the student, the number of seats available for the specific course, etc.
The student must hold a required percentage in the 12th or equivalent exam or UG exam as an additional eligibility criterion. The cutoff for round 4 of JoSAA for B.Tech is as follows:
|B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering||4697|
|B.Tech. in Data Science and Engineering||6949|
|B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering||9289|
|B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering||12405|
|B.Tech. in Civil Engineering||15275|
IIT Palakkad Ranking & Accreditation
The institute is one of the new-age IITs with IIT Madras as its mentor institute. IIT Palakkad has received the status of an institute of national importance and has MHRD accreditation. The institute is famous for the creation, communication, and to the application of technical knowledge for innovation. The institute falls under the 101-150 band in the overall category in NIRF ranking 2023. National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked IITPKD 69th in the engineering category in 2023. IIT Palakkad has signed a study abroad agreement with international universities to help students with higher education.
|Approved By||AICTE and MHRD|
|NIRF (Overall) 2023||101-150 Band|
|NIRF (Engineering) 2023||69th|
IIT Palakkad Infrastructure
The Nila and the Ahalia campus are the two IITPKD campuses located at a distance of 13km from each other. The Main or permanent campus is a 504-acre land under construction and is within 35 Km distance from well-developed cities Palakkad and Coimbatore. The Nila campus is a part of the main campus and Ahalia is the temporary campus. The Nila and Ahalia campuses are 60 km and 5o km from Coimbatore international airport. The Pallakad railway station is at a distance of 25 km from the Ahalia campus and around 14 km from the Nila campus.
The two campuses have infrastructural and basic amenities for students and faculty members. The amenities include auditoriums, small and large classrooms enabled with multimedia, science laboratories, a library, a canteen, and Wi-Fi-enabled hostels. The workshops and laboratories provide research and development in data science, computational imaging, high-performance computing, and micro-nano fabrication.
Facilities Provided at IIT Palakkad
- Wi-Fi connections.
- Hostel and guest room.
- Central library.
- Sports facilities.
- Laboratory and research center.
- Computer lab.
- Medical facility.
IIT Palakkad Popular Course
The institute offers 5 specializations in B.Tech at the undergraduate level. PG level IITPKD offers 6 specializations in M.Tech and 3 specializations in M.Sc. The institute provides its popular courses B.Tech in civil engineering, computer science and engineering, data science and engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The list of courses at IIT Palakkad, the eligibility, and fees are as follows:
|Courses||Eligibility||Selection Process||Tuition Fees|
|B.E./B.Tech||10+2 : 75%||JEE Mains/JEE Advanced||INR 8 L|
|M.E./M.Tech||UG : 55%||GATE||INR 20 K|
|M.Sc||UG : 55%||IIT JAM||INR 76.3 K|
How to Apply for IIT Palakkad 2023
JoSAA releases the opening and closing rank for admission to B.Tech. courses at IITs. Seat allotment is based on JEE Advanced ranks, and a student has to register and qualify for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. The steps to apply for the B.Tech course of your choice at IIT Palakkad are as follows:
- Register for JEE Mains through the official website, jeemain.nta.nic.in, and qualify for the JEE Advance.
- The next step is to register and appear for the JEE Advanced.
- Qualify for the JEE Advance with an AIR for your choice admission in the IIT.
- After clearing JEE Advanced register for JOSAA counseling.
- You have to use your JEE Mains application number and password for registration.
- Fill in details if required, upload the necessary documents, and submit.
- On the next page, you are to fill in the names of colleges of your choice and the preferred specialization from the given list.
- JoSAA will declare cutoffs and will allot seats if you meet the required cutoff.
- You can freeze your seat in the college by paying the admission fees.
- the next round is document verification after which you have to visit the college on the given date and pay the balance fee.
A student has to make a non-refundable and compulsory payment for registration in JEE Mains and Advance. This application fee is payable online through credit card, debit card, net banking, Paytm, or UPI.
|Exam||JEE Mains||JEE Advanced|
|Male||INR 1000||INR 2800|
|Female||INR 800||INR 1400|
|SC/ST/PwD||INR 500||INR 1400|
IIT Palakkad Scholarship 2023
The institute offers its students various scholarship programs including national, state, and other scholarships. The scholarships are subject to the achievements of students or fulfillment of criteria. Meritorious students from economically weaker sections are provided these financial aids in the form of a fee waiver, fee concession, or pocket allowance. The scholarships at IIT Palakkad are as follows:
|Institute Scholarships||Full Fee Remission and Two Third Fee Remission.|
SC/ ST Scholarship
Merit Cum Means Scholarship
PwD Fee Waiver
Prof Valsakumar Memorial Merit cum Means Scholarship
Prof Valsakumar Memorial Merit Award.
|Central Scholarships||Merit Cum Means Scholarship.|
Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students.
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships For College and University Students.
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles.
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF.
|UGC/ AICTE Scholarships||PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR GIRL STUDENTS ( TECHNICAL DEGREE)|
SAKSHAM SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR SPECIALLY ABLED STUDENT ( TECHNICAL DEGREE)
ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region
IIT Palakkad Placement
The campus placement drive of 2022-23 recorded participation of 158 companies leading to 206 offers. From 211 registered students 190 students received placements including 38 PPOs. The highest package stood at INR 46.15 LPA, the average CTC at INR 13.95 LPA, and the lowest salary at INR 6 LPA. ICICI Bank made a maximum of 20 offers this year. 52.6% and 32.2% of students got placement in the IT and Core sectors, respectively.
The prominent recruiters include Sprinklr, Mathworks, Texas Instruments, LTI, Salesforce, Adobe, GE, Strand Life Sciences, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra etc
|Highest CTC||INR 46.15 LPA|
|Average CTC||INR 13.95 LPA|
|Total Students ( Batch Size)||250|
|Total Registered students||211|
|Top Recruiters||Accenture, AMD, Arista Networks, BEL, GE Digital, HCL, ICICI Bank, Innoplexus.|
IIT Palakkad FAQ
Ans- Yes, the government of India established the 3rd generation IIT in Palakkad.
Ans- NIRF has ranked IIT Palakkad 69th in engineering in 2023.
Ans- The highest package offered in the placement drive of 2023 was INR 46.15 LPA.
Ans- IIT Palakkad provides 5 specializations at the UG level and MTech and M.Sc. at the PG level whereas IIT Goa provides 4 specializations at the UG level and only MTech at the PG level.
Ans- A student must have scored 75% in 12 class examinations or have a position in the top 20 percentile of their board.
Ans- The total fee for B.Tech. at IIT Palakkad is INR 8 L.
Ans- All students must clear national-level exams for IIT Palakkad.