Memorandum of Understanding with RIT Kottayam

IIT Palakkad signed an MoU with Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (Government College of Engineering), Kottayam on 01 December 2022.  This MoU will facilitate cooperation and promotion of Academic and Research & Development projects in Science, Technology, and Engineering, joint organisation of conferences, workshops and seminars, student internships across both institutions, and joint supervision of projects. The MoU was signed by Dr. Santhakumar Mohan, Dean - Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, and Dr. Sathish, Principal of RIT Kottayam, in the presence of Dr. Sovan Lal Das, Dean - Academics, and Dr. Selvapandian, Industry Liaison Officer. D.r Santhakumar Mohan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering is the faculty in-charge for this MoU between IIT Palakkad and RIT Kottayam.

Memorandum of Understanding with GEC Wayanad

A Memorandum of Understanding between Government Engineering College (GEC), Wayanad and IIT Palakkad was signed on January 17, 2023 at Nila Campus. It was formalised to facilitate and promote academic collaboration, research and development projects in Science, Technology and Engineering, joint organisation of conferences, workshops and seminars, and student internships between both the Institutions. The MoU was signed by Dr Santhakumar Mohan, Dean, Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, IIT-PKD and Dr Anitha VS, Principal, GEC Wayanad, in the presence of Dr Sovan Lal Das, Dean, Academics. Dr Vijay Muralidharan is the faculty-in-charge for this MoU between IIT Palakkad and GEC, Wayanad.

Memorandum of Understanding with CARD Odisha

IIT Palakkad has signed a MoU with the Centre for Adivasi Research and Development (CARD), Odisha on 31 October 2022. This MoU will facilitate cooperation and promotion of research and development in the sectors of fundamental training on Science, Technology, and Engineering for women of the marginalized community, Research and development projects for the benefit of underprivileged communities, Adhivasi, SCC/ST, and other tribal population, Research and development projects to address the issues of environment, sanitation, water resources, and natural habitat. Besides research in areas of mutual interest, the MoU will assist the integral efforts of CARD for specific studies in the areas of Adhivasi research, under privileged community projects and in connection to other critical projects of significance.The MoU was signed by the Director Centre for Adhivasi Research & Development (CARD), Dr Bikram Keshori Jena, and Dean Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, Dr Santhakumar Mohan.  Dr Deepak Jaiswal, from Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Engineering Centre (ESSENCE) is the faculty in - charge for MOU between IIT Palakkad and Centre for Adhivasi Research and Development (CARD) Odisha.

Memorandum of Understanding with KSCSTE - KFRI

IIT Palakkad has signed an MoU with the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) operating under the aegis of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) on 18 October 2022. The MoU will facilitate collaborative research, practice and engagement between the two Institutes in areas of mutual interest like Developing the Green Campus at IIT Palakkad's upcoming permanent site, Addressing human-animal conflict, Addressing and modeling the carbon sequestration potential of different bamboos species, Sea-shore restoration, Landslide prediction and hydrological modeling, Large-scale application of bamboo and rattan in the construction sector, Molecular modeling, Developing instruments for sustainable harvest of Non-timber Forest Produce (NTFPs), Climate change prediction and modeling using plant functional traits, Identifying and quantifying invasive species of plants through image processing, Understand the behaviour pattern of invasive tortoises which are caged on the KFRI campus by recording and mapping the movement of each individual, Machine learning Algorithms for gene sequencing, Identifying suitable varieties of bamboo to develop a support frame for floating solar panels, Student, faculty, scientist, and staff exchange programmes and cooperation between them in appropriate academic and scientific programmes, Exchange of scientific and technical materials & Joint conferences and workshop.

Memorandum of Understanding with Artificial Intelligence Unit of National Entrepreneurship Network

IIT Palakkad has signed a MoU with the Artificial Intelligence Unit of National Entrepreneurship Network, Bangalore on 23 August 2022. The general objective of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to stimulate and facilitate the development of collaborative and mutually beneficial programs which serve to enhance the intellectual life and cultural development on both campuses, and to contribute to increased international cooperation.

Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Air Force (IAF)

An MoU between IIT Palakkad and the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Headquarters, New Delhi was signed on 18 July, 2022 at 9 Base Repair Depot, Air Force Station Pune. The MoU will facilitate cooperation and promotion of research and development in the areas of indigenous development of aviation components with specific aim to undertake research in 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing. Besides research in areas of mutual interest, the MoU will assist indigenization efforts of the IAF for specific studies in the area of metallurgy related to 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing and in connection to other critical projects of significance. The MoU was signed by the Air Vice Marshal PS Sarin, VSM and the Dean, Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, Dr. Santhakumar Mohan in the presence of Air Marshal Vibhas Pandey AVSM VSM.

Memorandum of Understanding with Continental Automotive Components (India) Private Limited

IIT Palakkad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Continental Automotive Components (India) Private Limited on 07 July 2022. The MoU will facilitate an exciting collaboration between the technical expertise available at Continental and the academic and research excellence of IIT–Palakkad in the areas of autonomous driving technologies, connected mobility, and advanced safety solutions. Continental will also offer internship opportunities and co-design inputs for courses offered at IIT-Palakkad, to keep students up-to-date with current and upcoming industry trends.

Memorandum of Understanding with IHUB NTIHAC Foundation

An MoU was signed between IIT Palakkad and IHUB NTIHAC Foundation, a company registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 with its office IIT Kanpur on 30 December 2021 for a project titled “Securing Deep Neural Networks against Adversarial Attacks in Medical Imaging”. With this MoU, both the parties wish to develop and foster an environment to deal with the current and future cyber-security challenges in different sectors.

Memorandum of Understanding with Irrigation and Design Research Board

An MoU was signed between IIT Palakkad and Irrigation and Design Research Board (IDRB) on 25 February 2022 for a project titled “Development of a River Basin Management Plan for the Bharathapuzha River Basin”. The main objective of this project is the development of an implementable river basin management plan that would eventually be implemented as part of a decision support system for the Bharathapuzha river basin for reservoir and water resources management in the basin and thereby effective adaptation to flood and drought.

Memorandum of Understanding with Kerala State Small Industries Association

An MoU was signed between IIT Palakkad and the Ernakulam district unit of the Kerala State Small Industries Association (KSSIA) on 12 October 2021. The MoU will facilitate collaboration for innovation in products and processes within the companies under the former. The MoU was signed by the district president of the KSSIA, Mr. P. J. Jose and the Dean of Industry Collaboration and Sponsored Research, Dr. Santhakumar Mohan. The MoU will encourage visits by faculty and students of IIT Palakkad to the companies at KSSIA, in order to identify scope for technical innovations. KSSIA members shall also visit IIT Palakkad to interact with experts and use the facilities available there. This is a significant opportunity for IIT Palakkad to promote innovation in the MSME sector.