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Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam (abbreviated IIIT Kottayam or IIITK) is an autonomous engineering Institute located at Valavoor, Palai, Kottayam District, Kerala.[1] It is one of the Indian Institute of Information Technology institutes established by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under Public-private partnership mode sponsored by Government of India, Government of Kerala and Industry partner in the investment ratio of 50:35:15.[2]

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam
Motto“Generating knowledge for tomorrow”
TypePublic–private partnership
DirectorProf. V. Ramakrishnan (mentor-director)
Location, ,
9°45′17″N 76°39′00″E / 9.754833°N 76.650099°E / 9.754833; 76.650099Coordinates: 9°45′17″N 76°39′00″E / 9.754833°N 76.650099°E / 9.754833; 76.650099
CampusSuburban (53.5 acres)
permanent campus of IIIT Kottayam at Valavoor, Kerala.



IIIT Kottayam was founded in 2015. In 2017, IIITK was declared as an Institute of National Importance by IIIT PPP Bill 2017.[1]

IIITK started its functioning in June, 2015 in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala as its temporary campus under the mentorship of NIT Calicut. In December 2016, the mentorship of IIITK has been moved to IISER Thiruvananthapuram and the transit campus was shifted to Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) campus at Thiruvananthapuram.[3]

The first mentor director of the institute was Sivaji Chakravorti, director of NIT Calicut.[3] Since December, 2016 Prof. V. Ramakrishnan (Director, IISER Thiruvananthapuram) has been serving as the director of the institute.[3]


The IIIT Kottayam's permanent campus is located at Valavoor, Pala, Kottayam district, Kerala.[1] The work for development of the permanent campus is entrusted to CPWD, GoI.[3] The campus is designed to be environment friendly and green with the provision for solar and wind energy. The permanent campus has started functioning from the January 2019.

The campus is located between two tech cities Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. The nearest means of Transport available are as follows:

  • Nearest Railway station - Kottayam Railway Station ( 33 km from the main campus).
  • Airport - Cochin International Airport (COK) (67 km).
  • Nearby bus stand - Pala bus stand (8 km).


IIITK at present offers B.Tech - M.S dual degree program and Ph.D. courses in Computer Science & Engineering.[2]

The admission to B.Tech/M.S programs is based on the performance of Joint Entrance Exam (JEE MAINS) and HSC Examinations as per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) guidelines.[1] The number of seats available for admission is decided by Academic Advisory Committee/Senate which at present is 90 for CSE branch.[1]

Co-curricular activitiesEdit

IIITK comprises of four clubs:

  • betaLABS - The Technical club of IIITK focuses on providing the platform for discussion and sharing of information among peers enabling students to widen the horizon of knowledge whilst sharpening their skills.[4] Students are updated with the contemporary works of research and technology through group discussions, seminars, and other activities throughout the week.[4]
  • WildBeats - The Cultural club of IIITK organizes various cultural festivals throughout the year to celebrate the diversity and integrity of the student’s community.
  • Sportec - The sports club of IIITK encourages students to develop their sports skills and aims to bring sportsmanship among students.[5] Organizes various sports events comprises various track & field events, indoor-outdoor games. Its also organizes the annual sportsmeet "PRADHVA".
  • Trendles club - The social club of the IIITK aims to bring social awareness among students. Organizes various social awareness campaign such as Swachh Bharat etc.It also provides opportunities to the students to develop their photography and literary skills.[6] Its also maintains the social platform of the institute for global outreach.


  1. ^ a b c d e "IIIT Kottayam". Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  2. ^ a b "josaa website".
  3. ^ a b c d "Annual report 2016-17".
  4. ^ a b "betaLABS".
  5. ^ "sports club".
  6. ^ "social club".

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