The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management–Kerala (IIITM-K), the pioneer autonomous institution set up by the Kerala Government for conducting top-grade IT, science and management courses, is all set to shift to its new world-class campus in Technocity at Pallipuram here soon.
The first phase of the campus is ready, which will considerably enhance the facilities of the institution, which has plans to form five independent schools–School of Computing; School of Electronics Design and Automation; School of Informatics; School of Biosciences; and School of Humanities and Digital Liberal Arts at the new campus.
This will enable IIITM-K to conduct courses such as M.Tech, PG Diploma, and Certificate programmes. There could also be interdisciplinary programmes, running across the schools. The State Government had allotted 10.33 acres of land in the Technocity to develop a full-fledged residential campus for IIITM-K.
The Master Plan includes world-class facilities including an auditorium, administrative and academic blocks, students hostel, library and laboratory wing, faculty and non- faculty residences, director’s residence, and community centre. The new campus will have learner-centric environment, facilitated by state-of-the-art infrastructure in cutting-edge areas in fast-paced technology domains.
Covering a total built-up area of 48,161 sq.m (5,18,210 sq.ft), it is designed as a ‘Green Campus’ to meet the minimum ‘Silver Rating’ of IGBC as required in the Building Manual of Technopark. Established in 2000, IIITM-K is a premier institution of excellence in science, technology and management located at Technopark here.
IIITM-K, affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), currently has four MSc Programmes in Cyber Security, Machine Learning, Ecological Informatics, Data Analytics and Geospatial Analytics. It also has two MPhil programmes in Computer Science and Ecological Informatics, besides doctoral programmes in Computer Science.
It admits students for PhD programmes in IT related topics in the areas of Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, advanced computing areas like High Performance Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing, Security, Computer Networks etc. The candidates who have qualified in the entrance test conducted by the institute or National Eligibility Test conducted by the UGC / CSIR / ICAR / ICMR or GATE or State Level Eligibility Test conducted by Kerala Government or Fellowship awarded by KSCSTE are eligible to apply.
IIITM-K has collaborations with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Stevens Institute of Technology. It also has collaborative projects with some of the institutions like the IITs and Sri Chithra Institute of Medical Science and Technologies (SCIMST) in specialized areas.
IIITM-K has expertise in Cognitive Technologies, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Fintech, Cyber Security and it also has proven research potential in Geospatial analytics that leverage Space Technologies. Apart from education-related projects, it hosts centres for data engineering, cyber security, software engineering, and the recently set up Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA).