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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, also known as IITK or IIT Kanpur, is located about 15 kms west of Kanpur City. It offers around thirteen undergraduate courses in Engineering and Technology. Its student body comprises of more than 2500 undergraduate students. The institute was established in 1960 and is one of the first IITs. It was founded in collaboration with a consortium of nine major US universities through the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP). Admission into this autonomous institution is highly selective and is done on the basis of performance in JEE. IITK has ranked first among engineering colleges in India continuously for three years. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. 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.


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Ranking Explanation
Admission into IITK is highly competitive. IITK was ranked as India’s best engineering college by the India Today-Nielson survey in 2012. It has also consistently clinched the first position in terms of reputation, academic input, student care, infrastructure, and placements. IITK has continuously remained among the top five engineering colleges in India over a period of eight years.
Campus Infrastructure
The institute has a modern campus with a well-managed infrastructure. The lecture rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with projectors. The institute provides several recreational centers for the students on campus. It is a residential institute and has 10 Halls of Residence (hostels). The hostels have all facilities including mess, reading rooms, canteens, TV rooms, shops, and sports facilities.
Campus Events
IITK hosts both intra and inter-college events. Its annual cultural festival called Antaragni is popular across India. Events held during this programme range from music to dramas and quizzes. An annual Technical and Entrepreneurship festival called Techkriti is also held at inter-college level. IITK also hosts Udghosh, an intercollege sports meet in which more than 1000 students participate. Several intra-college events like Takneek, Inferno, Spectrum, and Galaxy are also held on campus.
Being one of the best IITs, IITK has an excellent faculty. All the professors are PhD holders and have qualified from internationally renowned universities. Some of the professors are Nobel laureates. The faculty is highly knowledgeable, especially because most of the professors have significant industrial experience. Some of the lectures are conducted by visiting faculty from other prominent engineering institutions.
Placements at IITK are organised by the Students’ Placement Office (SPO). It is run by IITK students and office staff. Apart from coordinating with companies, the SPO is also involved in arranging pre-placement talks, training students, providing career guidance, and conducting tests and interviews. The SPO contacts more than 2000 companies for campus placements every year. Students at IITK can also apply for internships in their pre-final (3rd) year upon completion of their sixth semester. In addition to the engineering sector, students can secure internships in companies from other sectors including FMCGs, Consulting, and Finance. Annual salary packages offered to IITK students range from 3 to 22 lakh rupees. A few students also bagged foreign placements with salaries as high as 70 lakh rupees per annum.

Computer Centre
Computer Centre (CC) caters to the computational and IT related needs of the academic as well as residential community at IIT Kanpur. 
Central Glass Blowing Section and Special Water Facility
The Glass Blowing shop provides support to the faculty and researchers. The shop's primary mission is to design and fabricate prototypes of specially laboratory equipment as well as repair existing types of glass apparatus and equipments. Types of glass routinely used include borosilicate (Pyrex), fused quartz, alumina, silicate and some soft glass as well as heavy metal glasses such as silica glass. This section takes up challenging job from other institutions as well. Furthermore, this section provides training to interested glass blowers across the country.
Central Workshop
Tinkering laboratory is a  platform for creative minds to come out of their ‘Think Space’ to hands-on ‘Tinker Space’, to transform their ideas into real-time engineering objects, and eventually to products and patents. This laboratory was setup in conjunction with TA201(Academic lab), 4-i lab, Central workshop, Design Program, and SIIC.
Clubs & Communities
If you have a hobby or always wanted to have one, IITK has many hobby clubs for you. These clubs make learning fun and also offer the opportunity to compete with similar clubs at other institutions.
Food & Dining
The Halls of residence provide great tasting nutritious food. Besides there are many eateries offering a variety of cuisines, that are spread all over the campus.
Health Care
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.
The cultural activities at IITK contribute to the well rounded education the institute aims to offer. There are several cultural clubs each of which helps you give expression to your artistic and cultural talents.
The Halls Of Residence at IIT Kanpur provide comfortable accommodation and are located close to the academic area. You will find they are much more than a place to eat and sleep, they have several sports and recreational facilities as well. Each Hall enjoys lifelong loyalty from its past residents.

Contact Details

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)

Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208016

Phone: + 91- 512- 259-0151
Phone: + 91- 512- 259-7335
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