FAQs B.Tech Freshers

Academics

When will the first semester classes start this year? 
There will be an orientation program in the week of November 22, 2021, tentatively. Regular classes will begin shortly after the orientation program. Detailed schedule of classes will be made available on the institute website in November. Unless the Covid-19 situation dramatically improves, the orientation program and first semester classes will be held online.


When can we come to the campus? 
The Covid-19 pandemic situation doesn’t permit us to bring all undergraduate students to our campus yet. Reopening of the campus to undergraduate students will be decided based on the directives from Government of India and the local situation in Palakkad. At present, we are working towards bringing the first year UG students to campus in March 2022.  


How are the online classes conducted? 
All the courses in IIT Palakkad are managed through a web based Learning Management System (LMS) powered by Moodle (https://lms.iitpkd.ac.in/). The online classes are generally run using the Zoom Video Conferencing platform. There will be regular interaction with your course instructors over video conference and all the content including video recorded lectures will be shared through the above LMS platform. The assignment submission, quizzes etc. may also be posted/conducted through the LMS platform. Most of the resources (e-books) in our well equipped central library are also remotely accessible. 


What is Moodle? How do I use Moodle for courses? 
Moodle is a web based learning management system. Each student of IIT Palakkad will be assigned a Moodle LMS account. Each course will be given a webportal on Moodle LMS and students will be enrolled. Once enrolled, students will be able to access the course page, on which they can see important announcements posted by the course teacher, homework assignments, course material including recorded video lectures. Students will also be able to submit their assignments through Moodle LMS.


What should I arrange to attend the online classes? 
A normal computer (desktop or laptop) with a reasonable internet connection (preferably, a broadband connection) is all you need.


What will be the courses in 1st semester of B.Tech?
The following common courses are typically taught in the first semester: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Ecology and Environment, Engineering Drawing, Concepts in Engineering Design and Introduction to Engineering, along with Physics or Chemistry lab and Workshop I. In the academic year 2021-22, those courses requiring extensive hands-on activity such as Workshop I, Physics Lab and Chemistry Lab may be postponed to a later time.


Can freshers bring laptops in the first  year? How is the Internet facility on campus?
Yes, they can; infact, we encourage students to bring their laptop to the Institute. If you have a laptop/desktop, it would be helpful for participating in online classes and for courses such as Engineering Drawing and Computer Programming. However, students have access to the computer labs in the academic building, which is only a 5 minutes walk from the hostels. The labs and the academic area are connected to high-speed internet and the hostels are Wi-Fi/LAN enabled. If you have a laptop, you can access online resources from your hostel itself.


Do we have the option of changing our branch of study? What is the criterion for the same?
IIT Palakkad allows a selected number of students to change their branch based on their academic performance in the first year. The change comes into effect at the end of their first year. The number of students who can make a change of branch is limited so that the final strength in any branch doesn’t deviate by much.


For more details kindly have a look at Rule R.5 in the B.Tech Regulations. Depending on the courses completed at the end of the first two semesters, there may be a slight change in the criteria. 


Will we be buying books or can we borrow them from the library?
In general, you can get e-books for the materials that the teacher specifies. Also, you can get them from the library, though the library may have only limited copies. Local bookshops in Palakkad/Coimbatore or online stores are also of help, so are the seniors. Moodle web pages on our intranet site will have all the course materials posted by faculty and students.


What is the procedure for getting the MCM scholarships?
For students who are not recipients of national scholarships, applications for Merit-cum-Means scholarships together with income certificates have to be submitted to IIT Palakkad. After the decision is made by the Senate to award the scholarships, the students are given the scholarship in the second semester, and the tuition fees paid by them for the first two semesters is reimbursed. 


What is the holiday schedule of IIT Palakkad?
We have a five-day working week, in general. In normal years, semester breaks are from mid November to the end of December for winters and from mid April to the end of July in summers. The long summer break allows students to take up summer internships. The winter and summer breaks in the academic year 2021-22 will be modified to account for the late start of the semester, due to Covid-19 pandemic.
 


Campus and Hostel Life

How developed is the IIT Palakkad campus at the temporary site?
IIT Palakkad is presently functioning from two campuses, the Nila campus and the temporary Ahalia campus. The Ahalia Campus is a sprawling campus running into many hundreds of acres of land. The academic block, laboratories, student hostels, playgrounds and staff quarters are located within walkable distances from one another, and all have modern facilities including seamless Wi-Fi connectivity.


Where is IIT Palakkad’s permanent campus located?
IIT Palakkad’s permanent campus is located in Kanjikode-Malampuzha Road, which is approximately 12 kms from Ahalia campus. A part of the permanent campus (Nila campus) is operational and has independent academic and laboratory facilities, hostels and playgrounds. The construction in the remaining portion of the permanent campus is ongoing, and is progressing well.


Where will the freshers be accommodated?
At the hostels in Ahalia Campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad, where the temporary campus of IIT Palakkad is situated. The first year classes will also be conducted at the Ahalia Campus (once the campus reopens for undergraduate students). 
Though we are yet to fully move to our own campus, we are blessed with a beautiful temporary campus with all necessary amenities, wherein the first-year Undergrads will begin their journey. We expect to be able to move all students into our permanent campus in 2022. 


How many people will stay in a hostel room?
Freshers will be sharing their rooms with one other student of the same batch. All rooms have cots, tables, chairs, and almirah. All rooms in Ahalia campus have attached bathrooms. Students have to bring a mattress, bed sheet, and other necessary toiletries and stationaries.


How many girls’ hostels are in IIT Palakkad campus? Will all first year girl students get accommodation in the same hostel?
There is one girls’ hostel, and all our first and second year girl students stay in the same hostel in the Ahalia Campus. 


Is it safe for girl students to roam around in the IIT Palakkad campus and nearby places?
IIT Palakkad academic block, hostels and the nearby places are well lit at night and are safe to roam around. There are many security guard posts across the campus. 


Hostel timings and rules.

All hostels are normally open up to midnight. However, for safety, all students are required to log their biometric attendance between 7 and 10 pm everyday. Permission has to be sought if students are going away from the campus, or if they reach after 10 pm. The hostel rules can be found here. 


How is the mess food?
IIT Palakkad’s mess offers a variety of nutritional food. The caterer is experienced in preparing both South Indian and North Indian dishes. There is a mess council committee consisting of student representatives, who decide the menu, monitor the quality of the food and regularly suggest required changes to the menu. 


What facilities are provided to the freshers for the purchase of hostel necessities like bicycles, mattresses, pillows, buckets etc.? Do we need to bring these things along with us?
Institute makes arrangements for the sale of hostel necessities like bicycles, mattresses, pillows, pillow covers, bedsheets, locks, buckets, mugs etc. during the admission time. Local vendors are invited for the sale of these items inside the Institute. Stationery and other items can also be purchased from the cafeteria within the academic block or the Ahalia Home Centre, which is located within the campus.


What about sports?
IIT Palakkad has fields for Football; nets for Cricket;  Badminton, Basketball and Volleyball courts; and Table Tennis tables and carrom boards in the hostels. A gym is also available in the hostel block. Sports activities are organised and coordinated by the Sports Affairs Secretary and the Faculty Sports Advisor. Expert coaches are available to coach students in various sports. The Ahalia campus also has vast space for those who are interested in taking long walks and runs. Students participate in tournaments like Inter-IIT Sports Meet, and other in-house tournaments.
 
What are the games played at IIT Palakkad?
Football, Basketball, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, and Athletics.


What are the co-curricular activities and clubs at IIT Palakkad?
Co-curricular activities include National Service Scheme, Life Skills program, Extramural Lectures, Seminars, Talks and Workshops. Student clubs on campus include the Robotics Club, the Data Analytics Club, the Coding Club, Vadya (the music club), Akshar (the literary club), Sync To Beat (the dance club), Curtain Call (the drama club), Bioscope (the film-making club), Shutterbug (the photography club), Grafica (the fine arts and graphic design club), the Finance Club, The Fleet Street (the student newsletter), and Petrichor (the student fest).


Are there any Banks/ATMs/Post Offices nearby?
The Canara Bank in IIT Palakkad Branch is only 50 meters away from the academic block. There are four ATMs within Ahalia campus, including an SBI ATM at the entrance of our academic building. The nearest post office is only 5 kms away.


Can we receive parcels / online purchased items delivered to the hostels?
Yes. India post and online e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart deliver items to IIT Palakkad hostels and to the academic block.


Is there Ragging? Does IIT Palakkad have policies against it?
IIT Palakkad strictly follows a Zero Tolerance policy towards any incidents of ragging. Kindly visit the link for additional information.


Are there wild animals on campus?
The campus is safe. It has a serene atmosphere with a lot of bird varieties including peacocks and small wild animals like rabbits. No undue incident involving wild animals has been reported so far.
 


Life off-campus

How to reach IIT Palakkad?
IIT Palakkad is well connected through trains and busses to Palakkad town and Coimbatore city. The closest major airport is at Coimbatore and is located about 50 km from the campus and Kochi Airport is approximately 150 km away. IIT Palakkad is also well connected by the railway network and can be easily accessed from both Palakkad Junction and Coimbatore Junction railway stations which are about 15 km and 40 km away, respectively. Both these railway stations are well connected with trains from all over India. Pre-paid taxis can be hired to reach the campus. The nearest local train station is Kanjikode, located about 4 km from Nila campus and about 10 km from the Ahalia campus. The nearest bus stand is the Palakkad Municipal Bus Stand, at Palakkad. It is well connected to major cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu by highways. Details of how to reach us can be found here.


What if I get lost in Palakkad?
Palakkad is a small town, but has a good public transport system. People are helpful in general and the chances of you getting lost are very minimal. However, keep the emergency contact numbers with you.
 
Good places to hang out near IIT Palakkad?
Palakkad and Coimbatore are two nearby cities where the students can hang out. Palakkad is the seventh most populous town in Kerala with all facilities. Coimbatore city, is located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu and has many options for food and entertainment. Palakkad Fort, Malampuzha Dam, Dhoni Falls are some nearby places where one can visit. Hill stations like Ooty, Munnar are about a 4 hours drive from Palakkad, and backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Kochi can be reached in under five hours. All these places are well connected from Palakkad by bus and/or train. One can also hire a taxi to visit these places over weekends.
 

Miscellaneous

How is the weather in Palakkad like?
Palakkad is in the Southern part of India, nestled in the Western Ghats. Palakkad receives rains from the South-West monsoon during June-August and from the North-East monsoon during October-November. The summer season is primarily from February-May. Weather is generally pleasant during the mornings and evenings as both the campuses are situated at the foot of the Western Ghats. The temperature in Palakkad varies from 22oC to 38oC. 
 
How will we get a SIM in Palakkad?
On the day of your registration, you will get an ID card from the Institute which will serve as your local address proof. You will be required to provide an additional identity proof for your SIM card. The sale of SIM cards will be done by the various service providers on the day of your registration. Mobile recharge can also be done at the cafeteria within the academic block.
 
Seat allocation procedure
The seat allocation to IITs is carried out online through Joint Seat Allocation Authority or JoSAA. The allocation is carried out in multiple rounds where the seats are allocated based on the JEE Advanced rank, and the preferences given by the candidates. In each round after allotment of the seat, the candidate will be given a choice to freeze, float, slide or reject the current allotted seat. *Freeze implies that the candidate accepts the current allotted seat and does not wish to be considered for other rounds. *Slide implies that the candidate wants to be in the current allotted institute but still wants to be considered for preferable branches within that institute. *Float means that the student wants to be considered for any branch or any institute based on her preference list. *Reject means that the student does not want to continue and be considered for any further rounds of counselling. If you have further questions, please refer to JoSAA website.


Community/cast certificate, fee payment, other formalities
Please refer to JOSSA website.


Does the Institute arrange for student loans to pay fees?
During the admission process, the Institute will provide contact details of Bank representatives who may be contacted for arrangement of loans.


What is the institute fees structure?
The fees structure and an estimate for the fees per semester for loan purposes (category-wise) will be provided in the welcome letter once the seat allocation has been finalised. 


How do I pay the institute fees?
Institute fees will be paid online through payment gateways, links to which will be available in the welcome letter and on our website. The payment of fees for the subsequent semesters is also in the online mode. 

Welcome Undergraduates!

Hey there, champ! How are you doing? Since you have found your way here, we are sure you did great in your Advanced! Congratulations! 

We value your time and energy, and to help you save both, below you will find not only the brochure giving you all the information you may need, but also contact details of a few students currently studying at IIT Palakkad! You can get in touch with them anytime to know more about us :)

Brochure

Student Contact points:

Abhinand

1) Abhinand S S from Mechanical Engineering Department

Email: 132001003@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +918281205366

Ayush
2) Ayush Tripathi from Electrical Engineering Department

Email: 121901010@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +917380505700


Shubhang

3) Shubhang Kedia from Computer Science and Engineering Department

Email: 112001040@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +919569591920

Himanshu
4) Himanshu Kumar from Civil Engineering Department

Email: 102001011@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +918235861628

 

Sreelakshmi
5) Sreelakshmi A from Computer Science and Engineering Department

Email: 112001042@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +919188810811

Manoranjan
6) Manoranjan from Civil Engineering Department

Email: 101901016@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +916202663203

Parichita
7) Parichita Das from Computer Science and Engineering Department

Email: 111901039@smail.iitpkd.ac.in - Phone: +919330405830

There is a help desk specially for prospective girl students facilitated by the Institute, which you can visit here. Besides these, you can always contact any of the SAC representatives anytime! (The contact details of all the secretaries are available on the home page.)

A list of FAQs and corresponding answers are available here.

Petrichor National Technogoly and Entreprenurship Summit

Petrichor announced the launch of very first edition of their flagship event, the National Technology and Entrepreneurship Summit on September 16-19,2021. The Summit was held in a virtual mode with the participation of students from across the country. Themed on Technology for Tomorrow, the summit aimed at providing the participants with an ideal opportunity to explore the contemporary trends in technology and acquire some essential knowledge and skills. The inaugural address was given by our Director, Prof P B Sunil Kumar and the summit had delegates from companies like Samsung, Wipro, Ernst and Young, etc.

PROGRAMOBOT

As a part of the INTER-IIT Tech Symphony, The Robotics Club, IIT Palakkad is organising a robotic-simulation competition - Programobot. The participants will have to flex their brains to come up with robust control algorithms for a given bot. There is absolutely no limit for trial and error as it is a simulation.

Civil Services as a Career Option: A Free Orientation Program by Shankar IAS Academy

To create awareness in the minds of the students on taking up a career in Civil Services, Shankar IAS Academy conducted a free orientation session! Adding to it, a student who prepares for Civil Services examinations can easily win 20 plus competitive examinations in this country. They also provided a booklet ( PDF ) which will contain the syllabus, steps and book list recommended for UPSC Civil Services Examinations.

IPL Fantasy League

The basic idea is to make people interact, present their analysis by making best predictions and discussing the game of cricket with fellow IITpkd mates. Please note that their is no betting inolved, free to join and planned solely for entertainment purpose.

Competitive Programming Discussion Series

YACC is starting a CP Topics Discussion Series on a weekly/biweekly basis where we will be covering the important and essential topics for CP. It will help students all while participating in contests and improve your knowledge on these topics and also with internships/placements.

Swachchata Pakhwada Competitions - Akshar

Akshar, the literary arts society of IIT Palakkad, conducted two competitions- on essay writing and on slogan writing. The compeition was open to all students, staff, faculty and their family. The themes or topics for the competitions were: Forest conservation, water conservation or swachchta. The competitions concluded on 22nd of Sept and the entries received are currently under review.

Poster making competition by Grafica

Grafica conducted a poster making competition. The compeition was open to all students, staff, faculty and their family. The themes or topics for the competitions were: Forest conservation, water conservation or swachchta. The competitions concluded on 18th of Sept and the entries received are currently under review.

Capture The Flag competition by IIT R as part of Inter-IIT Tech Symphony

SDSLabs and InfosecIITR will be hosting a ScytheCTF event as part of the year-long INTER-IIT (14 participating IITs) Collaboration initiative on 28th and 29th August. A CTF (Capture The Flag) is a contest on the theme of information security/hacking wherein several challenges containing intended vulnerabilities need to be exploited by the participants to gain a string called a "flag", which when submitted on the platform awards the participant with points.

Interactive session with alumni on interview experiences and tips

With the internship and placement season right around the corner, we at YACC wanted to make sure all students can get all the help needed for interviews. So, they organized an Interactive session with the Alumni (Batch 2017) of our institute where the alumni shared their interview experiences, followed by a Q&A session. This session was open to all.

Tech Day 2.0

Tech Day is a flagship event of the technical council where competitions across all the technical clubs are organized over a span of 2-3 days. 7 competitions were organized as part of Tech Day 2.0

Caption the Capture by Shutterbug

This world photography day, Shutterbug organized Caption the Capture where any student could caption the wonderful photographs captured by the students of IIT Palakkad.

India Quiz by Quiz club

India Quiz was conducted as a ritual around the independence day. The quiz was concluded on 15th of August where 6 teams had participated in the final of which 3 teams secured the winning positions.

Fit India Freedom Run

As part of the celebrations for 75 years of India's Independence we have to conduct various fitness related activities. This program will go on from 13-August-2021 till 02-Oct-2021. This will be a group activity where activity by each person will count towards the set target.

Industry Academia Conclave

Industry Academia Conclave was organized with the vision to bring various industry delegates to our institute where both faculty and students can interact and get to know what is currently being pursued in various industries.

Documentary Case Study Competition by Akshar

Whenever we watch a web series or complete a movie, we cannot stop ourselves from sharing the review with our friends and we all love doing that. Akshar gave students the opportunity to do so with this competition where a small documentary (15-20 mins) was broadcasted live to the participants over google meet and then students had to answer questions via a google form.

Battle of Bands Live Stream on YouTube followed by live perfomance from V Minor Band

The Battle of Bands competition is the flagship event organised by Vadya where 4 or more teams or bands compete with each other. This time, because of COVID, the bands had made recordings of their perfomance and all bands' perfomance was streamed live on 31st of July. The judges for this event were musicians from the band V Minor.They also gave a live performance at the end of the stream and also gave the results thereafter.

LOGORITHMIC

This was a design competition held under the Inter IIT Tech Symphony, the collaboration of the technical councils of 13 different IITs.

Design and Simulation session series

Ratham, the automotive club, has set on an avenue to conduct a series of design and simulation sessions on all Saturdays beginning on the 17th July. The CAD (Computer Aided Design) sessions were held on Fusion 360.

Start of Quiz Club

Our institute has officially added another cultural club to its tally, the quiz club! The club is now open to students to join and the activities shall begin soon thereafter

Creative Writing Competition

The literary club, Akshar, has started a creative writing competition where the students have been given 6 prompts and they are free to write any story, poem, essay or letter on any of the 6 prompts.

COVACKATHON - TECHIN

As a precursor to the main event, talks and panel discussion were held with industry delegates such Dr. T Jacob John, C Balagopal, and Prof Gautam Menon after which Fusion 360 workshop was also held.

Sports EML with Mr. Biju George

Mr. Biju George was a Former Indian Cricketer and is the current fielding coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mr. Biju George has also served as the fielding coach for Indian Woman Cricket team and Indian Under 19 team. He shared his experiences in the cricket field and also shed light on various queries students had.

Competitive Programming beginner level contest No. 2

YACC (Yet Another Coding Club) is conducting a series of contests that will be conducted bi-weekly. These contests will be beginner-friendly contests with little to no prerequisites required. So, it's a very good opportunity for all who know some programming language and want to start up with Competitive programming.

Faculty Alumni Meet

The event aims to reconnect the faculty and alumni and rekindle fond memories. Students were also invited during the induction ceremony of the new student team and after the ceremony, the Director was open to any questions from students or faculty

Naatya

The four teams have been formed and have started preparing for Naatya, the intra college mega dance event open to students and club members of Sync To Beat alike.

Battle of Bands 3.0

The music club Vadya has brought the third edition of Batlle of Bands, an event where the interested students and club members alike are divided into a set of four bands who compete against one another delivering good performances and new talents in the process

Coding Ninjas Workshop

Coding Ninjas held a workshop at IIT Palakkad for second and third year students on how to prepare for the upcoming internship and job season.

Live Virtual Music Concert

The SAC has collaborated with Ombre, a digital live music streaming platform, and has conducted three events by various artists so far in a series of 4 scheduled events.

Inter IIT Competitive Programming contest

11 IITs have come together to host various technical events which will be open to all their students. The first among this series of events was the competitive programming contest hosted by IIT Bhubaneshwar

COVACKATHON - TECHIN

COVACKATHON was kicked off at 8th June with the ideal to invite students of our institute and beyond to tackle the challenges faced by COVID and TECHIN would provide incubation support to the winners of the 4 day hackathon. Application deadline is 30th of June

Competitive Programming beginner level contest

YACC is conducting a series of contests that will be conducted bi-weekly. These contests will be beginner-friendly contests with little to no prerequisites required. So, it's a very good opportunity for all who know some programming language and want to start up with Competitive programming.

Launch of The Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad (TECHIN)

IIT Palakkad invites you to the launch of The Technology Innovation Foundation of IIT Palakkad (TECHIN), a synergetic catalyst to innovate. This launch takes place on the occasion of the INNODEATE BOOTCAMP. Come join us for the inauguration and the talks.
The program schedule is as follows:
8:30 am,     20 Jan 2021            Welcome address by Prof Sunil Kumar, Director IIT Palakkad.
8:36 am,     20 Jan 2021            Mr Giridhar Krishna, MD Corirubber  gives a few words as our
                                                   sponsor
8:45 am,     20 Jan 2021            Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder, Infosys is keynote speaker at                                                                     Launching TECHIN.    
9:15 am,     20 Jan 2021            Mr Jairam Varadaraj, MD, ELGI Equipments is keynote speaker on
                                                  “Building the state of the future art”
12:15 pm,   21 Jan 2021            Dr Sujatha Srinivasan, R2D2 Lab, IITM speaks on “Innovation on
                                                   Assistive devices”
12:15 pm,   22 Jan 2021            Mr Rajesh P, CEO & Co-Founder,  Rapidvaluesolutions speaks  on
                                                   “Digital Transformation”    
12:15 pm,   23 Jan 2021            Dr L S Ganesh, DOMS, IITM is the speaker on “Marketing and
                                                   System Thinking for Innovation”
12:15 pm,   24 Jan 2021            Mr Gaurav Tripathi, Superpro.ai speaks on “The journey of a
                                                   young Entrepreneur”
12:15 pm,   25 Jan 2021            Dr Srikanth Sundararajan, Partner, Venture east will talk
                                                   on “Startup as a career option”
5:15 pm,     25 Jan 2021            Mr Vipin Sondhi, MD &CEO, Ashok Leyland is the keynote speaker
                                                   “Industry in Innovation”  and will announce the awards.
 
10 am, 20 Jan 2021 onwards till 5 pm 25 Jan 2021 INNODEATE BOOTCAMP conducted by Prof Rajesh M Nair, Prof of Practice, Asia Business School, Malaysia and the participants.  
 
Presentations by student teams: 5:45 pm
 
Live streaming of talks on  https://techin-iitpkd.org    https://iitpkd.ac.in/innodeate-bootcamp
For further details email  csquare@iitpkd.ac.in  or anuradha@iitpkd.ac.in
Phone: +91 9400060382
Please join for the Inaugural and other talks
Please feel free to invite others for the talks or put this on your social media handles.

Innovation Lab Challenge

Due to this pandemic, we have been learning online. But watching classes on mobile phones for quite some time would affect students' well being. Not everyone could afford a projector screen. So as to help such students we bring you Innovation Lab Challenge. Please find the details of the competition in the attached poster. The winner of the competition would get a prize worth 500 Rs. Please submit your solutions in this form. In case of doubts/queries revert back to us.

A talk by Mr Aditya Ranade (fresh alumni of IITM)

On 22nd August evening 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM there is a talk by Mr Aditya Ranade (fresh alumni of IITM) who was the lead for the Hyperloop project. This project started as a small project in the innovation lab , grew by leaps and bounds and went on to win awards and the team presented their model and idea to Elon Musk! Aditya will share the journey, It will be an interactive session and you can ask him questions. Google Meet 

Entrepreneurship, some Problem statements and the way forward

22nd August Morning will open the world of “Entrepreneurship, some Problem statements and the way forward” from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. A sneak peak into the various programs and plans that are rising from the horizon. There is activity involved so please keep a paper and pencil handy and nimble fingers on the chat box.

Google Meet 

A talk by our alumni Mr.Suraj Tom, Mr.Aditya Obilishetty, Mr.Mayank Gupta

A talk by our alumni Mr.Suraj Tom, Mr.Aditya Obilishetty, Mr.Mayank Gupta, who have represented our college in SIH, and won 2nd position, and as a consequence of which, they found an opportunity to participate in Singapore India Hackathon. Requesting you all to make sure to participate in the talk. This talk is scheduled on 19th August from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Google Meet

Launching of Campus Spotlight

Campus Spotlight, recently launched on the occasion of Friendship Day (30th July), is IIT Palakkad’s very own Campus Radio service brought to you by Petrichor and SAC together. Campus Spotlight aims to be a platform to stream the students’ voice and views on different topics and also a plethora of other shows.

The podcasts will be streamed exclusively on the Campus Spotlight page on Spotify and on the YouTube page of IIT Palakkad, Happenings IIT Palakkad.

 Spotify      Instagram

Knowing the life behind the tracks: With Ms Sinimole Paulose

sports_eml

We are pleased to inform you that we had recently organised the first ever Sports EML on 20th June, 3:00 pm IST. The bio and the title, alongwith the poster, are as below:

Knowing the life behind the tracks: With Ms Sinimole Paulose

Sinimole Paulose is a former Asian Champion from Ernakulam, Kerala. She is the current Asian Indoor Championship record holder for 800m and 1500m running and has five Asian Championship titles (Indoor & Outdoor). She won the bronze medal in 1500m at the 2006 Asian Games and has got 39 international medals to her name. Sinimol Paulose was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2009 as a recognition to her outstanding achievements.

edX Remote Access Program

EdX is one of three big online education platforms in the world. They had floated an offer to give free registration to their collection of courses for students from institutes which had to close down due to Covid-19. Our institute had got some coupons.

Students who are interested to enroll in the mentioned online course can undergo using the coupon code. Please fill the google form attached to get the coupon. Instructions on enrolling using coupons are attached herewith for your reference. It is mandatory that each course should have a coupon per student.  The coupons issued are non-transferable. Each student is permitted to take  a maximum of 3 courses. Kindly note that the Deadline to mark the response in google form is on 23rd June 2020. No further extension will be possible since the timeline is very short (The coupons will expire by June 30). The list of courses is given in the google form. The intro video of edX is also attached herewith for your information.

Please fill the google form to get coupon here.

Please find the course list in the link.

How edX works video link.

SAC Executive Committee Meeting

A meeting of the SAC executives was held on 08 June 2020. The meeting was rescheduled to 08
June from the earlier date of 07 June due to the works related to the urgent senate. Highlighted items are SAC constitution work, Student Mentorship Cell, Institute Podcast service. Please find the minutes of the meeting here.
 

Free Access to 3800+ courses in Coursera

Student Affairs Council of IIT Palakkad has come into agreement with Coursera for providing free
access to 3800+ courses for IIT Palakkad students under the banner of Coursera for campus. The
program is absolutely free of cost and comes with certification for all the courses.
Program details:

Course Admin : Muhammed Yaseen[​gen_sec@smail.iitpkd.ac.in​]

Tech Day 2020 Phase 1 Results

We feel proud to let you know that Tech Day, Phase-1 is successfully completed with strong participation from all the students. The following events were organised:
1. Coding competition, CodeKarona, in collaboration with the Coding Club.
2. Bio - mimicking design competition, a design competition on Fusion 360, in collaboration with MESA.
3. FMC - a competition to test students' logistics skills, in collaboration with Data Analysis Club (DAC).

We would like to thank all the organizers :
1. The organizers of Codekarona: Shiva Santosh, Priyanshu Srivastav, Rakesh Kumar and Ahmed Dadarkar.
2. The organizers of Bio - mimicking design competition: Arjun K Vikram, Nithin Vishwakarma, Shubham Wakcahure & team MESA.
3. The organizers of FMC: Team of members of DAC.

We would also like to thank Dean (Students), Dr LNT, Dr.Arvind Ajoy and Ms.Anuradha for their constant support and help whenever we needed it.
We would also like to thank Dr. Santha Kumar for taking time to go through all the submissions of Bio-Mimicking design competition and deciding the winners.