Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Also known as: IITKanpur

Quick Facts

Ranked in MBA
Type of Institute
Institute of National Importance
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 1959
  • Campus Size: 1055 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 415

About College

IIT-Kanpur was established by the Government of India and was founded in 1959. The functioning of the institute started in the borrowed building of Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1959 in Kanpur. The campus has 108 buildings. The institute offers UG, PG and Ph.D courses. It also offers part time M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research) and Ph.D courses.


 IIT-Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 km west of Kanpur City. The campus is 18 km away from Kanpur Central Railway Station. The nearest airport is Lucknow Airport which is about 80 kms from IIT Kanpur. Students can hire a taxi to reach the campus.


National Collaborations:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

International Collaborations:

  • Imperial College, London (UK)
  • University of Cambridge (UK)
  • University of Durham, UK
  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Aalot University Design Factory, Finland
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Akashi National College of Technology, Japan
  • Consortium of Finish Higher Education Institutions, Finland
  • Deakin University
  • Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Ecole Centrale Nantes
  • Ecole Centrale Paris
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure D Arts et Metiers
  • Fiji National University
  • Geneva School of Business Administraton, University of Applied Science
  • Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • Kyungpook National University (Generic)
  • Kyungpook National University (Department Specific)
  • Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • National Chiao Tung University
  • National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
  • National University of Singapore
  • National University of Singapore (Joint Degree Programme)
  • National Yunlin University of science and Technology
  • Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller (NILU)
  • North Carolina State University
  • Osaka University, Japan
  • ParisTech-Paris Institute of Science and Technology
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • State Key Laboratory of Aerodynamics, China Aerodynamic Research and Development Center (CARDC)
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Technische Universität München
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of OSLO, Norway
  • The Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology
  • The University of Kansas
  • The University of Tokyo
  • University of Delware
  • University of applied science Daemstadt
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • University of Geneva
  • Universite Paris- Est Marne-La-Vallee
  • University of Malaya
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Engineering
  • University of Miyazaki
  • University of Rhode Island & Brown University
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Waterloo
  • University West Sweden (General)
  • University West Sweden (Student Exchange)
  • Yale University

Clubs, Committees and Societies:

  • Adventures Club: This club is a forum for adventure enthusiasts, trekkers, and climbers in the student community.
  • Joggers Club: This club of IIT Kanpur organises regular jogging sessions and cycle trips to nearby places.
  • BRaIN: Biological Research and Innovation Network organises lectures and workshops in different areas of Biology like Molecular Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Botany, etc.
  • Business Club: This club of the campus is for the encouragement of business and entrepreneurship amongst students.
  •  Insight360: This is a Journalist Society and is a socially active media body of IIT Kanpur.
  • Aeromodelling: This club gives deals in the art of designing, building and flying miniaturized aircraft to showcase their passion for flying.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers: This club focuses on the practical knowledge of the engineers.
  • Gliders Club: This club organises joy rides for the students who dream of flying.
  • Robotics Club: This club is engaged in providing resources to students to develop robots and also provides guidance, workshops and tutorials for the same.
  • Electronics Club: This club works to teach about electronic gadgets in the world today.
  • Astronomy Club: This club promotes amateur astronomy and provides lectures and talks by students, faculty and other renowned institutions like IUCAA, IIA etc.
  • Film Making: This club provides a platform for film making, Ad making competitions, movie making projects, video editing, etc to the students in this field to showcase their talent.
  • Music Club: This club caters to the musical interest of the students and organises various musical competitions to productive musical workshops and participates in nation-wide competitions.     
  • Animation Club: Films and Media Council: This club is involved in exploring the world of animation and also deals with software such as 3ds max, Toon Boom Animate Pro, Adobe Flash, Premier Pro, boujou, After Effects.
  • Book Club: This club has a variety of books that provides a definitive reading experience to the readers.
  • Community Centre: There are two community centres (ComC-1 and ComC-2) in the campus venue for recreational facilities, private ceremonies and social/religious group activities. 

Ranking / Rating

Careers360 NIRF
Rank Score Rating Rank
18th 305.35 AAAA+ 22nd
Careers360 Rank NIRF Rank
Rank Score Rating
9th 312.89 AAAAA
Disclaimer: Careers360 Ranking/Rating is done separately for government and private colleges but NIRF ranks both together. To refer the ranking methodology click here

Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 17 May, 2020
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Admission Process

For UG Courses:

For B.Tech

  • Candidates have to take Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Advanced) and qualify in it.
  • Further, they have to register for JOSAA for joint admission process wherein they do the choice filling for the programmes and institutes. 
  • Selection takes place on the basis of the merit list and the choice filling by the candidates. 

For BS Mathematics and Scientific Computing/Economics/Chemistry/Earth Sciences/Physics

  • Admission will be based on the scores of Joint Entrance Examination Advanced.

For PG and Ph.D Courses:

  • For M.Tech Programme, admission is based on GATE score followed by written tests and/or interviews.
  • For MBA Programme admissions will be based on Common Admission Test (CAT) score, Personal Interview and Group Discussion.
  • For M. Sc. and Ph. D. (Dual Degree) Programmes, the candidate has to pass the All India level, Joint Admission Test for M. Sc. (JAM).
  • For MS Research and Ph.D, selection will be done on the basis of a written test followed by an interview.
  • For Part-Time Programme for M.Tech./M.Des./MS (Research) and Ph.D. (Engg. and Earth Sciences) Programme, candidates will be called for a written test and interview.


Management and Business Administration (M.B.A)

Median Package 11.82 Lakhs

Engineering and Architecture (B.E /B.Tech)

Median Package 14 Lakhs

Engineering and Architecture (M.E /M.Tech.)

Median Package 10.75 Lakhs
Source: NIRF


  • Library: Purushottam Kashinath Kelkar Library is magnificent three-storied building covering an area of 5730 square meters in the campus of IIT Kanpur which is well-equipped and air-conditioned.
  • Seminar Hall: The institute has 3 seminar halls which are well equipped to all facilities like Video Conferencing etc.
  • Recreational Facilities: IIT Kanpur provides recreational facilities to its students through various clubs such as adventures, shooting, joggers, and astronomy club.
  • Health Care: The campus has a health care centre for the students/faculty/staff.
  • Sports Facilities: The institution promotes variety of sports amongst the students through its clubs engaged in aquatic, athletics, badminton, football, weight lifting, volleyball,etc.
  • Central Glass Blowing Section & Special Water Facility: The Glass Blowing shop helps to design and fabricate prototypes of specially laboratory equipment and the Special Water Facility has  Water Distillation plant and Water Reverse Osmosis (RO) & Deionization (DI) plant.
  • Central Workshop: Tinkering Laboratory-Central Workshop is a platform to think out of the box and to transform their ideas into real-time engineering objects.
  • Nursery: The campus has a nursery which has a variety of seasonal as well as all-season flowers, bushes, hedges and shady trees of all verities etc.
  • Swimming Pool: The campus has a swimming pool for students to refresh their minds.
  • Gymnasium: IIT Kanpur has a gymnasium for the students.
  • Staff Gymkhana: The institute has a Gymkhana in order to promote interaction among the staff members of the Institute.
  • Visitors’ Hostel: IIT Kanpur has a Visitors’ Hostel which provides boarding and lodging facilities for the Institute’s guests, newly appointed faculty and staff members, delegates and participants attending various conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops in the campus.
  • Women's Association: This is an informal organisation representing all women of IIT Kanpur campus which gives an opportunity to women to interact with others on campus, celebrate and develop their professional skills
  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • WiFi Wifi
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Laboratories Laboratories
  • Convenience Store Convenience Store
  • Banks Facilities Bank/ATM Facilities
  • Alumni Alumni Associations

Student Reviews

4.5/5 39 Reviews

Why not to take Aerospace engineering

Posted on 04 Jun' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | B.Tech Aerospace Engineering
IIT Kharagpur is among the few places in India which give access to a Bloomberg terminal.This is one of the few things KGP has to offer to help you leap forward on the non-core career path. So, if you are a non-core aspirant, the place is heaven for. Greater flexibility in the course framework should be there. Most importantly I would love to have better Gender ratio here. Some departments should enhance their framework for placement. Also, departments like Aerospace Eng. should be merged with the Mechanical department, as it will lead to the opening of many Companies for Aero students as well.
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Awesome place to spend 4 years

Posted on 13 Feb' 17 by Cognizance IITRoorkee
Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
Being one of the prestigious institutes of the nation, IIT Kanpur is a special blend of a modern life and traditional values. The hostel cultures that make the campus an unforgettable experience. That midnight cricket tournaments, early morning bakar sessions, community computer warfare and so many other things. Clubs are the best place to relax and recharge with the indoor sports facilities including Snooker Tables, Carrom, Chess boards, Table Tennis and Foosball table. Physical recreation through games and sports has been an important part of the Institute. The campus groups work together toward a certain goal. Many hangout places form a essential part of my life at IIT Kanpur.
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Full on masti, Full on Studies, Best college

Posted on 12 Feb' 17 by Akash Trivedi
Batch of Jan. 1, 2016 | B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
It's like dream come true to get admission in this college. Me and my friends Enjoy a lot as well as studie a lot but over all i love my college, my staff members, and all my colleague. Its infrastructure is very good and teachers and seniors are very helpful and kind in nature l. Hostel is neat and clean and food of hostel is quite good and and i will suggest only this college for the coming students who confused to choose colleges
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Probably the best student crowd in India.

Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Swarnadeep Mandal
Batch of Jan. 1, 2019 | B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
A very good college atmosphere with an equally excellent student crowd. The faculty is top notch and so are the facilities. The only complaint that I may have is the immense study load that is there but I guess it is expected from a college of such repute.
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Best of uttar pradesh

Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Div
Batch of Jan. 1, 2018 | B.Tech Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
IIT Kanpur has the best set of professors and teaching assistants, who are experienced in their respective fields of interest. Professors encourage research and innovation in spite of just traditional teaching methods. Teaching Assistants are helpful and knowledgeable. Various courses are offered by IME department which gives a student exposure to the industry. The curriculum is so designed that students not only studies the subject but goes through overall development. Facilities in the campus are more than just enough. Many times, students are not able to utilize them for research. The campus provides wifi, internet facilities 24x7, the largest library in central India and well-furnished classrooms.
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Questions related to IITKanpur

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i have got 60 th rank in jam exam for appiled statistics.will i be able to get a seat in IIT kanpur. my category is general.

Shivansh Trigunait 18th Feb, 2020

Dear aspirant,

The cutoff in the final round for Statistics at IIT Kanpur in 2019 (General category) was 57.

As you would know, this only gives an estimated idea as to what the closing Rank could be in the successive years. The actual closing Rank would depend on the difficulty of the exam and appeared candidates.

Based on these stats, I would say that you may have a chance to get a seat in IIT Kanpur. However, it can only be said for sure by appearing in the counseling.

All the very best.


How to apply in IIT Kanpur for b.SC. in agriculture?date sheet for 2020

Yastika Kumar 10th Feb, 2020

Hi Khushi,

IIT Kanpur provides 4 year undergraduate degree courses in B.Tech (CS, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Civil, Material Sciences, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, chemical) and BS (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Mathematics and Scienctific Computing, Physics). There is no other UG program they provide.

For more information you can refer this link as well:


What is the AIR required in jee advance for getting admission in IIT kanpur Mechanical Engineering?

Koyel Bagchi 6th Feb, 2020


For getting IIT kanpur you need to have pretty good percentile.

The trades are selected as per  the marks.

There are various rank for the individual categories. As per the last year cut offs we can see that 1) for general category the opening rank is 128 and closing rank is 181

2) For EWD(pws)  opening and closing rank is same 6P

3) For obc- ncl category the opening and closing rank is in between  550 to 800.

But all the ranks and cut offs are varries in every year.

Hope it will be helpful for you.

Thank you.


CATEGORY- NC OBC FEMALE CAT- 82.92 percentile 10th - 89.6 12th - 70.4 Grad- BCA: 76.05 Post Grad - MCA: 84.06 Work Ex- 30 months Can I expect calls from IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, NITIE, IIM Amritsar, IIM Shillong, IIM Udaipur, IIM Rohtak?

Yashu Shrivastava 28th Jan, 2020

Hello Prabhakar

With 82.92 percentile in CAT and as you have mentioned your academics and it is more than average and also your work experience will be beneficial for you,there are some chances that you will get call from these colleges.It all depends on the sectional cut off in all 3 sections of CAT.

However there are some other top colleges where you can get admission with this percentile,you can check them here

I Hope This Information Helps

Best Of Luck!!!


What durations time in computer science engineering In IIT colleges liKE IIT KANPUR, BOMBAY AND DELHI ?

Palak Mittal 15th Jan, 2020
Dear candidate
In India there are total 8 semester and 4 years to pursue degree in bachelors in technology in any of the branch or any college. It may be any private institute or IIT or gfti.
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