Dean's Message

Welcome to the Centre for Industry Collaboration & Sponsored Research (IC & SR) webpage of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad. It serves as a focal point for funded research in IIT Palakkad and provides investigators with the information and resources necessary for conducting research as well as funding agencies and industry collaborators with the research expertise information of our institute and various modes of collaboration.

IIT Palakkad lays a strong emphasis on the sponsored research and industrial interaction. The institute is not only given due emphasis to investigation of problem of direct relevance to the needs of the country through time bound sponsored and consultancy project aimed at solving live industrial or field problems, but also has given special attention to emerging areas internationally.

The mission of the Centre for IC & SR in IIT Palakkad is to promote, enable, facilitate and coordinate sponsored and consultancy projects led by faculty, funded by public as well as private sector agencies. It supports the research activities of all faculty members, provides mentoring for our new faculty members, facilitates and fosters industrial collaboration and research, and identifies and disseminates research opportunities and collaborations. The Centre for IC & SR works towards developing synergy between industry and academia by establishing linkages with industries and promoting applied research, targeting to translate some of our relevant research ideas to a step closer to practical solutions impacting the society. We also aim to develop and nurture international linkages for research collaborations and joint research projects.

Our researchers investigate a wide spectrum of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research problems at the cutting edge of engineering, science and humanities disciplines such as building materials and construction management, data science, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, machine learning, systems engineering, theoretical computer science, antennas, microwave engineering & radar systems, biomedical signal processing & imaging, brain machine interface systems, communication & signal processing, VLSI systems, power systems & power electronics, instrumentation & control, intelligent collaborative systems, mechatronics, robotics, nanoelectronics & semiconductor devices, solid mechanics & design, manufacturing & materials, thermo-fluids, vehicle dynamics, astrophysics, condensed matter theory, experimental condensed matter physics, quantum information & non-equilibrium physics, soft matter physics, theoretical high energy physics, theoretical & computational chemistry, supramolecular material chemistry and inorganic chemistry, design, synthesis and applications of organic materials, materials for environmental sustainability, chemical biology, biophysical chemistry, algebraic geometry, information theory, statistics & probability, functional analysis, complex variables, partial differential equations, philosophy, linguistics, economics, English language and gender studies. IIT Palakkad's research leverages from above mentioned diverse multidisciplinary areas and linking researchers in all the departments.

Links are also provided to the web pages of faculty members to be contacted for availing their expertise. We look forward to working together with industries, academics and entrepreneurs towards undertaking cutting edge research and translating our research findings into innovative solutions that address crucial needs of the society.

Dr. Santhakumar Mohan
Dean - Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad