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.