Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur – Review

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IIT Kanpur stands for Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Actually, the Institute is popular as IITK. Actually, it is the 3rd oldest IIT in India. IIT Kanpur was established in the year 1959.

The institute is located on the GT Road. Additionally, the distance is near about 15 Kilometer from the Kanpur city. To reach the Institute, you can avail nearest railway station Kanpur Central Railway Station. The station is 16 KM away from the Institute.

Also, you can avail Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow. The distance of the airport is 87 KM from the Institute. Additionally, there is a helicopter ferry service at the institute run by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited.

IIT Kanpur Overview

The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation.

IIT Kanpur Campus

Generally, the Institute offers a vibrant campus life. It is a safe and secure campus. Students will find the beautiful and peaceful campus a great place to live.


The Halls Of Residence at IIT Kanpur provide comfortable accommodation and are located close to the academic area.

Sports & Recreation

IITK offers a wide range of sports and recreational facilities. The friendly but keen competition in the various sports prepares the students to face the challenges they encounter in the future.


IITK is well served by a conveniently located Health Centre. The doctors and staff of the Health Centre are committed to the health and well being of the campus community.

Clubs & Communities

IITK has many hobby clubs for the students. These clubs make learning fun and also offer the opportunity to compete with similar clubs at other institutions.


You can enjoy great tasting nutritious food at hostels. Besides, there are many eateries and cafeteria offering a variety of cuisines, that are spread all over the campus.

Retails Outlets

There are several retail areas on the campus with shops, shopping centers, and services to meet the day to day needs of the campus community.

IIT Kanpur Ranking

In QS World University Rankings of 2017: 293

By NIRF in 2017: 5

By Outlook India in 2017: 4

By India Today in 2017: 3

Eligibility & Mode of Admission in IIT Kanpur

There is the two steps process in getting the admission in the IITK. First of all, you will need to qualify JEE (Main) and then take JEE (Advanced). Admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced) rank.

However, only the top 150,000 scores in JEE Main will become eligible to sit for JEE Advanced. According to the ranking in JEE Advanced, the Institute calls the shortlisted candidates for counseling.

Programs and Courses Offered in IIT Kanpur

Basically, IITK offers B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA/Executive MBA, MSc. and Ph.D. programs for the aspiring candidates.


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and Scientific Computing
  • Physics

Batch Size and Seat capacity in B.Tech in IIT Kanpur

Biochemical Engineering and Biological science: 40
Chemical Engineering: 75
Civil Engineering: 105
Computer Science and Engineering: 90
Electrical Engineering: 130
Aerospace engineering: 50
Mathematics & Scientific Computing: 49
Mechanical Engineering: 100
Physics: 30
Material science and Engineering: 90
Chemical Engineering: 30
Economy: 38
Total available seat capacity is 827

IIT Kanpur Fees

Institute fee including Caution Money (One Time, Refundable), One Time Fees, Tuition Fee (per Semester), Other fees (per Semester) and Annual Fees is Rupees 111000/-

Hostel fee including Hostel Admission Fee (One Time), Hostel Seat Rent (per Semester), Water charges (per Semester), Hostel Mess Advance and Mess Establishment Charges (per Semester) is Rupees 17000/-

Placement & Top Recruiters in IIT Kanpur

The IIT Kanpur is popular for its academic excellence. Additionally, a large number of industries and top companies consider the Institute as the ‘first stop’ for recruiting undergraduate and post-graduate students.

In addition, the Institute runs The Students’ Placement Office (SPO) with an efficient team of office staff & students. Some of the top recruiters include

  • Oracle
  • Mircosoft
  • Google
  • Adobe
  • Intel
  • Axis Bank
  • EXL Services
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Wring Nano Systems
  • Ola Cabs

Notable Alumni in IIT Kanpur

  • Lalit Jalan, CEO of Reliance Infrastructure Limited
  • N.R. Narayana Murthy, the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Infosys
  • Jitendra Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor of EECS at University of California at Berkeley
  • Satyendra Dubey, a Project Director in National Highways Authority of India
  • Ashoke Sen, FRS, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, string theorist

IIT Kanpur Address Info

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur -208 016


Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
Phone: 0512-259 7335

Graduate Admission

Phone: 0512-259 7470, 7412, 7304

Vice Chairman
Phone: 0512-259 7470

Phone: 0512-259 6649

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