IIT Palakkad, established in 2015, is dedicated to creating an environment wherein students and faculty can dream, think and innovate to craft a better future for the world. IIT Palakkad is one of the new IITs being mentored by IIT Madras. It is currently functioning from a temporary campus situated in the Ahalia Health Heritage and Knowledge Village, located about 25 km from the Palakkad railway station.
With a fully functional academic setting including well-equipped laboratories, class rooms and computing facilities, modern hostels for girls and boys, and sports and fitness amenities, the temporary campus is ideally setup for the bright young minds of our country. A vibrant permanent campus with world-class sustainable green buildings is expected to be ready in a couple of years, occupying 500 acres of land bordering the Sahya mountainous range and adjacent to the Coimbatore-Kanyakumari national highway.
IIT Palakkad is fully residential with separate hostels for girls and boys. The hostel buildings and the academic building are within a radius of three hundred meters. Students are provided accommodation on twin-sharing basis. Almost all the rooms are bath-attached. The hostels have a spacious dining hall and a well-equipped recreational area, an indoor games area and a fitness centre. The common space in the hostel is WiFi enabled. Other amenities provided include a Reverse Osmosis based drinking water system and a heavy duty washing machine in each floor of the hostels.