The well maintained institutional Library with the right blend of conventional and digital facets play a significant role in the teaching-learning process at IIITMK. The resources and infrastructure facilities of the activity area created with the objective of putting Information for Action help enhance quality assurance in the academic and research programmes undertaken by the institute. Some of the salient features of the Library System are :
- Institutional Access Facility to ACM Digital Library, IEEE Xplore & SpringerLink. These constitute the core commercially accessible e-Resources relevant to IIITMK.
- Access Facility to DOAJ, arXiv.org of Cornell University, ShodhGanga of Inflibnet, Domain specific Discussion Forums, Selective Webinars, Web-scale Knowledge Discovery, etc. These constitute a select list of Open Access and specialized Digital Resources. Customized approach to the specific levels of Academic Learning including Projects, Assignments & Placements, Doctoral Research or R&D or Consultancy Programmes are consciously promoted by Library.
- A fairly good collection of print versions of Syllabus-oriented Textbooks and Periodicals are maintained.
- The infrastructure facilities include inhouse Access Station to e-Resources, e-Resource Search Facility uplinked to Campus-Wide WiFi Connectivity and Remote Access from outside the Campus.
- KOHA, the Integrated Library Management Open Source Software, is used for house-keeping operations and creation of Holdings Databases and DSpace is used for the development of Institutional Repository.
- Cross-institutional collaborations to use virtual resources by tapping the potential of info managers’ networks and social media have seen a success story in the Library in the dynamics of knowledge delivery.
The transition from physical resources to electronic resources and services with the trend of increasingly sharing digital resources is amply reflected in our institutional Library System. The transition to provide increasing accessibility to academic and research contents in tune with the changing trends of the institutional programmes is fairly well accomplished in our institutional Library System.
IIITM-K Multimedia Library, houses a galaxy of video lectures from eminent faculties and industry experts on information technology related areas. Classroom lectures, seminars, invited lectures of the Institute are digitized, synchronized with presentation slides and made available through the online multimedia library using advanced SMIL multimedia and streaming technologies. All the lectures are available round the clock in on-demand mode through streaming server.
The Applied Data Analytics Lab has been set up to practice interdisciplinary research & training using data from different fields. The lab provides support in learning R programming, Predictive Modeling, Big data Analytics using Hadoop, Business Analytics, Geospatial Analytics and Machine Intelligence. The lab is initiated with the aim to generate decision support system to create innovative solutions to problems related to humans, science & engineering, business etc.
An advanced TEL Multimedia lab to enhance pedagogy and for the development of multimedia assisted learning frameworks and systems is established in IIITM-K. The Lab is equipped with latest HD digital video capture equipment and multimedia software for web development, Image and Video editing, etc. for content creation relevant for academic programs of IIITM-K. Video lectures by experts from Academia and Industry are uploaded to streaming server for on-demand access through web-based video portal interface. High capacity IBM Multimedia server-16TB on RHEL 6 OS and Helix Universal server platform with multi-format support and Multimedia viewing terminals with headphones are installed to access lectures. Video conferencing infrastructure is available for interactive classrooms and webinars on NKN and other broadband networks.
The Central Computing Facility(CCF) is maintained to cater to the general computing needs of both Academic and training. The lab is equipped with 60 high-performance computers connected to LAN. Dual boot operating systems are available in the systems, which give the option of either Microsoft Windows or Ubuntu operating systems. The current range of software that is available in the lab is mostly open source. NKN connection provides unlimited internet usage facility at a high speed.
VRCLC is an innovative research centre under IIITM-K, established with the objective of promoting language computing research and development. The Centre promotes Malayalam Computing initiatives in Kerala, such as setting up standards, creating awareness, providing training and consultancy and development of Localization tools. Presently, handling various prestigious projects like Indian Language Machine Translation System (ILMT) Indian Language Corpora Initiative (ILCI) and Research on Localization and Adopting Open Standards in e-Governance Standards(RLAOS)
Data and Computational Modeling Lab is equipped with High-Performance Computing Facility for performing high-end computations in Material Science, Drug Discovery &Computational Fluid Dynamics. The lab also hosts Data Analytics Lab facilities using Open Source Software such as ‘R’.
IIITM-K is equipped with a full fledged Embedded – System Lab with all the latest software and training kits for DSP, ARM, PIC and TI Micro Controllers. In addition to regular academic needs, this facility is also used to conduct short-term programs in the area of embedded system and also handling academic projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or ‘things’ embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data. IoT allows direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems, helping to connect people, processes and devices. IoT Innovation Zone in IIITM-K has developed an Internet- based Solution for Smart Drip Irrigation. The first phase of it is being supplied to the public, helping to promote Terrace Gardening in the Trivandrum Corporation Area. IoT Innovation Zone has also collaborated with IBM to bring up a Smart Water Monitoring Platform, which helps to continuously monitor the quality of drinking water.
Geoinformatics lab is equipped with advanced infrastructure that fosters Academics and Research. Facilities cover the entire spectrum of Geoinformatics discipline such as GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing and image processing. The lab houses the most modern geospatial data collection tools, multiple licenses of software and computing facilities. The lab is also equipped with the Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics for desktop analysis, Web mapping, Web GIS, Spatial database, interoperability tools and development libraries.
Ecological Informatics draws its strength from the depths of Ecological Sciences, the width of social sciences , the power of computational sciences and versatility of Information Technology. Ecological Informatics Analytical Lab at IIITM-K is equipped with Double Distillation unit , Spectro photometer,etc. Digital EI Lab predominantly utilizes free and open source tools. It is also a node for conducting satellite based course of the Government of India.
This Laboratory focuses on novel signal processing methods for improved image reconstruction from undersampled magnetic resonance data. This project is currently funded by the Department of Science & Technology. The input to research is acquired through collaboration with clinician scientists at the Department of Imaging Sciences, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology. The tools for image analysis are developed in the laboratory. The tools are validated using computational phantoms representative of various MR imaging modalities, and incorporating specific pathological conditions of interest to radiologists. The development, validation, and prototyping are implemented using MATLAB, and later extended to other open source software tools. Currently, the lab focuses on the reconstruction and processing challenges of parallel MRI data acquired from nearby medical centers especially Sree Chitra Tirunal institute of medical sciences.
The Data Engineering Lab facility is aimed at conducting cutting-edge research and development activities in all aspects of data management and analysis. At present DE Lab has 4 PhD and 3 M.Phil Research Scholars working on areas such as Theoretical Machine Learning, Text Mining and Analytics, Distributed IoT and Blockchain. Data Engineering Lab also provides training, consultancy and research services in the areas of Data Engineering, Data Analytics, Big Data Management, Blockchain and Machine Learning.
The Center for Research and Innovation in Cyber Threat Resilience (CRICTR) aims to do research, innovation, consultancy and training in the broad areas related to the development of cyber threat resilient information technology infrastructure capable of cyber threat prevention, detection and self-healing. Dr. Gulshan Rai, The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India inaugurated the centre on October 13, 2015 during the First International Workshop on Cyber Threat Resilience jointly organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala and Steven’s Institute of Technology, USA. CRICTR is functioning at IIITMK and the activities of the center are anchored around the information security research and academic activities of IIITMK.
IIITMK is connected to the National Knowledge Network (NKN) with high-speed connectivity of 100 Mbps. In short period it will be upgraded to 1 Gbps, The classrooms and library are having WiFi coverage.We are also having a BSNL 10 Mbps standby connectivity under NMIECT.
CCS has been established at IIITM-K with an objective to provide specialized training programs to practicing professionals, teachers, and students to widen their knowledge, skills and to enhance career development and employability.
IIITM-K is facilitated with copious laboratories (Central Computing Facility, Agri-Informatics laboratory, Multimedia laboratory etc.) hosting more than 350 desktop machines. All desktops are dual boot and connected to LAN. The staff members and students benefit from the Campus wide WiFi connectivity. The Data center at IIITM-K hosts more than 40 high-end blade servers with the storage capacity of more than 50 Terra Byte of data with RAID 5. It runs Linux, Windows, and Sun servers. Among the catching amenities include the project web portals, IIITM-K portal, applications such as MOODLE, wiki, digital library, and video streaming server. Data center hosts a cloud computing facility with two high-end HP Proliant server and four Workstations, which has a capacity of 10 Terra Byte of data storage and a Cluster computing facility for research activities.
Agrilab is another computing cum training facility equipped with 50 high-end desktops with LAN /Internet, Audio and projection. Seating capacity is 60.
IIITM-K has a canteen inside the campus in which variety of dishes are available at most nominal rates. A number of restaurants, Kiosks, Banks and a Post Office function within the Technopark campus. Students can avail these facilities.
Institute conveyance is available for students from the city to the campus and back in the morning and evening. KSRTC frequently operates Volvo Bus services via Technopark. The schedule of bus service is provided at http://www.technoparktoday.com/technopark-information/technopark-volvo-timings/
The new campus of IIITM-K at Technocity in Thiruvananthapuram is nearing completion. Hostel rooms for boys and girls with mess facilities within the campus are expected to be ready by July 2019. The hostel accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. The hostel and mess fee together is expected to be around Rs One lakh per year. The exact figure will be informed at the time of admission.