Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Also known as: IITKanpur

Quick Facts

Rating
Ranked in MBA
19th
Institute
Type of Institute
Institute of National Importance
Ownership
Public/Government
Coed
Genders Accepted
Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 1959
  • Campus Size: 1055 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 415

Ranking / Rating

Engineering
Careers360 Rating NIRF Rank
AAAAA 5th
MBA
Careers360 NIRF
Rank Score Rank
19th 294.95 22nd
Universities
Careers360
Rank Score Rating
9th 312.89 AAAAA
Overall
NIRF Rank
6th
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Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 17 Jun, 2019
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CAT
Exam Date: 24 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)
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JAM
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Placements

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
Disclaimer: Placements showed above are cumulative of all the UG and PG courses in a stream as on the year 2018.

Facilities

  • 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

4.62/5 38 Reviews

Why not to take Aerospace engineering

Posted on 04 Jun' 17 by Anonymous
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Batch of 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 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

Akash Trivedi
Posted on 12 Feb' 17 by Akash Trivedi
Batch of 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.

Swarnadeep Mandal
Posted on 09 Feb' 17 by Swarnadeep Mandal
Batch of 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 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

I have 1540 rank in IIT advance 2019,should I prefer mechanical Branch in IIT Kanpur or CSE in IIT Ropar

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Hello  Hanish!Branch selection totally depends on your interest . Although it is clear that IIT Kanpur is old IIT and IIT Ropar is new IIT so ...

What are total fees to be paid as an obc ncl (non-creamy layer) candidate for 4 yrs b. Tech course at iit kanpur with cse stream?

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Greetings to you,The fees for general candidates and OBC-NCL candidates is same. But if the OBC-NCL candidate has annual family income is less than...

What should one prefer the most IIT BOMBAY - Metallurgy, IIT KANPUR -Economics, IIT BHU- Electrical, ISM DHANBAD- Computer Science

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Hello Ritika!First of all the IITs that you have written in the question are good .The main doubt is branch selection which totally depends on your...

My crl rank in jee advanced is 14000 and ews rank is 1602 .can I get civil in iit kanpur?

Well, firstly congratulations brother for a decent performace in JEE advanced.Regarding your rank an considering your quota, it would be very diffi...

If my SC rank is 2417 ,can I get electrical branch in iit kanpur?or other colleges?

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Hey. Yes with this rank you might get into a good IIT. Good luck

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The Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IITK), like the other older IITs, has become synonymous with excellence. It is often remarked how in India, kids hear more about the IITs when they are growing up, than about their cousins, such is the rush towards reaching this very top. Lakhs of students from all over the country enrol themselves over countless hours of coaching classes in order to secure a seat among these IITs. Within this elite list of institutions, there is a super- elite subgroup known as the original IITs, which is a group of the 7 original ones which are – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and Roorkee. 

Securing a seat at the IITs is done through a rigorous selection process involving the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). This is the largest entrance exam in the country in terms of numbers and possibly amongst the largest in the world. This paper is given by more than 12 lakh people annually. It is a 3- hour exam worth 90 marks constituting 3 segments with equal weightage. Those segments are- Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. The best of the performers, totalling roughly 2 lakhs of them are further shortlisted for the JEE Advanced which is for selection to the IITs. The JEE Advanced is conducted over 2 rounds on the same day. The morning paper which runs from 9 am till noon is followed by a break and then another 3 hour one. The pattern, however, is not so well understood as the marks pattern is not clearly defined. It keeps changing annually. All this effort means that the acceptance rate is minuscule, standing at around 0.5% for IITK in stark contrast to global luminaries such as MIT, Stanford or UC Berkeley standing at 7.5%, 4.8% and 17.5% respectively. Admissions to the master’s level programmes is via the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). 

The IIT Kanpur was first set up in 1960. An American consortium of nine colleges was instrumental in the institute’s early development. It was also the first institute to set up full-fledged computer courses which it did back in 1963. Initially, IITK was set up at another location within the same city in Uttar Pradesh before moving to its present 1000- acre campus in 1963. A new extension centre has also been established in Noida, also in Uttar Pradesh. An alumnus has set up IITK office in New York City as well. The campus is very well- stocked with all amenities present within it. A few years back, an inventive approach was applied toward the placements with the deployment of helicopter services to ferry the recruiters who found it difficult to commute. There are several courses on offer at the undergrad level, beginning with the flagship 4- year B. Tech. The B.S. here is equally prestigious. There are master’s level, doctorate and integrated programmes as well.

The academics is handled by the different departments within the campus. These departments are in – Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial & Management Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, Economic Sciences and Material Science & Engineering. Realizing its importance over the coming years, the IIT- Kanpur even has a specialized Humanities and Social Sciences wing. In addition to these conventional disciplines, there are some centres for an interdisciplinary study where specializations are combined to greater effect. These are in – Cognitive Science, Design Programme, Nuclear Engineering & Technology and Phonetics Science & Engineering. 

The main research and development activities are facilitated by different centres within the institute. There are centres for – Mechatronics, Mathematical Sciences, Development of Technical Education, Display Technologies, Lasers & Photonics, Advanced Imaging, Environmental Science & Engineering as well as several others. As entrepreneurship and incubation are such an important aspect of life in the IITs, a centre has been opened in collaboration with SIDBI for the same. IITK is also a leader when it comes to industry or government consulting. A lot of the training and research is also anchored by the alumni of IITK. Some of the luminaries to have passed through the walls of IITK include top academicians researchers, industry heads and government leaders.

Life at IITK is much more than academics alone. There are several clubs and committees where students can fulfil their needs for other interests and hobbies. One such particularly renowned is the Book Club, while another is the Gliding Club. There is a volunteering wing or social good known as Antaragni. Tech-kriti is a national- level conclave to encourage a scientific temper and interest in technology among students. The E- Summit is organized by the Entrepreneurship Cell. The annual inter-college sports meet is dubbed Udghosh but it also involves sports quizzes and motivational talks. There is a Vivekananda Youth Leadership Convention where top speakers have visited the campus and addressed students on diverse issues. 


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