Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur  Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

 ESTD 1959
 Public College
 NIRF Ranking - 5
  AICTE Approved

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) , Kanpur

Adya Trivedi

In the series of premier institutes of engineering in the nation, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) is an extension of the vision to establish world-class technology based engineering institute in India.  IIT Kanpur was established in the year 1959 and Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act. , announced it to be an Institute of National Importance. It was December 1959 the institute was started in the canteen building provided by Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens, Kanpur. Later in the year 1963, the Institute was given its own campus and the college since then is expanding at the locality of Kalyanpur in Kanpur district.

IIT Kanpur Highlights




Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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Courses Offered

Undergraduate - B. Tech, BS

Postgraduate - M. Tech, MS, MBA, M. Sc, M. Design, M. Sc + Ph. D.

Exam Accepted


Application Mode


Admission Criteria

Entrance Based

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Started with the vision "To create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering and allied disciplines that will best serve the society." The institute is at 293 positions in the rankings of World University Rankings 2018.  The college offers a wide range of courses from undergraduate to Ph.D.  and at present 3938 and 2540 students are enrolled under undergraduate and postgraduate courses respectively. The campus is spread in 1055 Acres with 108 buildings dedicated to academic departments, student hostels, auditoriums and other facilities.

The academic programmes at IIT Kanpur are designed to fulfill its objective to produce potential, skillful and imaginative engineers, future scientists and designers by providing the highest level of technical education to the students and shaping career and personality of each and every individual.

Understanding the needs of the modern world, IIT Kanpur focuses on academic programmes which are highly evolved and offer a range of flexibility to its students. It also allows students to change their stream if they wish to, after the first year. The students are evaluated and 35% of total credit comes from the compulsory courses in any stream, out of which 12% of the credit is from the compulsory course of humanities to develop a strong understanding as well as the connection of students with the society. Not just programmes but there is a range of flexibility in the degree awarded from the Institute, below is some of the specially designed degree courses which students can opt for:

  • 5 year Dual Degree programme (B Tech + M Tech). A student can even move from a science (Bachelors of Science) to an engineering stream of (M Tech).
  • Dual Major Programme (Two B.Tech degree), if a student wishes to opt for two B.Tech degrees in different streams he can choose Dual Major Programme and get two B Tech degrees in selected streams.
  • A student can also choose an MS Program by research, the goal of such a programme is to fill the gap between educational research and industrial collaboration.

Research facilities at IIT Kanpur:

Research oriented education system is given utmost importance at IIT Kanpur and here is the list of major research areas at the Institute:


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial & Management Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Pure Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Physics
  • Mathematics & Statistics
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

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