Kerala: 18th IIT opens at Palakkad with 117 students

  • IANS, Palakkad (Kerala),
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2015 15:51 IST

The 18th Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) opened in Palakkad (Kerala) on Monday. The institution presently has 117 students, six from Kerala and a majority from Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing the students and parents through video conferencing, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani urged the students to develop a social outlook besides pursuing their studies.

Presently lodged in a temporary campus, admissions have been made to four streams of BTech.

The institution will for now function from a makeshift campus. The main campus is to come up in a 500 acre plot of land near Palakkad.

An official opening of the IIT will take place later.

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