IIT Kanpur

Kanpur / Uttar Pradesh | Government

Approved By : AICTE

Affiliated By : UGC

About Us





IITK History
 
How a premier institution committed to excellence was built

When I came to Kanpur first to join as the Director of the Institute, almost everybody I met in Kanpur asked me..if I had wanted to commit professional suicide, I did not at all worry about this because I was no longer myself but an instrument of a historical process" (Extracts from the convocation address given by Dr. P.K. Kelkar on 1981 May 17). The institute was registered under Registration of Society Act XXI of 1860 on 2nd November, 1959

Collaborate Closely with the World

Soon after the five IITs were set up, Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had realized that to keep pace with the ever changing world of science and technology, it is necessary to collaborate closely with the outside world. The Kanpur Indo-American Programme (1962-1972) at IIT-Kanpur was a stride in this direction. During the period 1962-72, the Institute received technical assistance under KIAP from a consortium of nine leading Institutions of U.S.A. Under the program, faculty members from these Institutions assisted the Institute in the setting up of the academic programs and development of laboratories for instruction as well as research.

Meaningful Education, Original Research, Technological Innovation

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 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 for the industrial growth of the country. The Institute began functioning in the borrowed building of Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1959 with 100 students and a small faculty. The Institute now has its own sprawling residential campus, about 2255 undergraduate and 1476 postgraduate students, 309 faculty and more than 900 supporting staff. The combined record of its past and present faculty and students along with the alumni spread across the world is awe-inspiring. With the path-breaking innovations in both its curriculum and research, the Institute is rapidly gaining a legendary reputation

Planned & Landscaped Campus

IIT-Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 km west of Kanpur City and measures close to 420 hectares. This land was gifted by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1960 and by March 1963 the Institute had moved to its current location. If someone had visited it then, he/she would have seen a standing crop, acacia woods, a long winding line of stately mango trees, flocks of peafowl and a conventional country side scene of India. The residential campus is planned and landscaped with a hope for environmental freedom. Halls of residence, faculty and staff houses and community buildings surround the central academic area to provide flexibility in movement and communication. The person who brought this mammoth transformation was Mr.Achyut Kanvinde, a Delhi-based architect. Since the beginning, the Institute has attracted scholars from across the country. The rich cultural diversity of India is reflected in the campus activities of IIT-K as well.

A Commitment to Excellence

From its very inception, IIT Kanpur has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India. In meeting this challenge, the Institute has always been making special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit brilliant students from all over the country by a careful selection process. Continuous efforts have been made to provide the faculty with well-equipped facilities to enable them to participate in national endeavors in Science and Technology in a major way. In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Institute has been involved in Continuing Education and Research & Development in areas of value to both the Industry and the Government. In a very short span, the Institute has attained recognition as a major centre of learning in Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary Areas. The Institute has been served by illustrious Directors. Not only, has the Institute acted as the breeding ground for ideas and talent, it also has recognized and honoured scholars of distinction.

Institute Overview
 
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.

Vision Statement
"To create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering and allied disciplines that will best serve the society."

Mission Statement

"To pursue excellence in education, research and innovation by
Enabling a creative and dynamic learning environment,
Developing sustainable research solutions for the benefit of the nation,
Building bridges between the academia, industry and society,
Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and skill,
Nurturing leadership qualities with sense of commitment and accountability, and
Inculcating values and ethics in thought, expression and deed."
 
 Motto

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
Transliteration: Tamaso mā jyotirgamaya
Translation: Lead me from darkness to light

Students

Undergraduate students: 3938
Graduate students: 2540
 
Campus

Area: 1055 Acres
No. of buildings: 108
Nearly all IITK students live on campus.
 
Research

Number of publications (average, per faculty) in 2013: 2.58
Number of PhD students registered (average, per faculty) in 2013: 3.32
Research funding (average, per faculty) in 2013: Rs.1.9 million
Number of patents filed in 2013: 57

Faculty

Faculty members: 413
Faculty awardees: Our faculty are the recent recipients of major National and International awards. These include Padma Shri, Infosys Prize, Humboldt Research Award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, TWAS Prize, National J.C. Bose Fellowship, Fulkerson Prize, Goedel Prize, National Academy of Sciences (NASc), Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Science (FASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Swaranajayanti Fellowship.

Students to faculty ratio: 15.96
 
IITK KIAP

The Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP) from 1962 to 1972 at IIT Kanpur was set up to collaborate closely with the outside world and thereby keep pace with the ever changing world of science and technology. Under the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (1962-1972), the Institute received technical assistance under KIAP from a consortium of nine leading institutions of U.S.A. The institutions are listed below:

California Institute of Technology

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Case Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ohio State University

Princeton University

Purdue University

University of California at Berkley

University of Michigan



Admission

Eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2019


(Please refer to JEE (Advanced) website for the latest information)
The minimum academic qualification for appearing in JEE (Advanced) -2019 is that the
candidate must have passed in final examination of Class 12th or equivalent qualifying
examination (Appendix–3). Those appearing in these examinations in 2019 can also appear in
JEE (Advanced)- 2019 provisionally.

All the candidates aspiring to take admission to the undergraduate programs at IITs for the
year 2019 will have to appear in the Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2019. Based on the
performance in Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2019, number of top candidates as per
the requirement of JEE (Advanced) (including all categories) will be eligible to appear in JEE
(Advanced)-2019.

Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced),
subject to conditions as defined in JEE (Advanced)–2019 website.

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years
irrespective of whether or not he/she passed the Qualifying Examination. The candidates, who
have attempted JEE (Main) /JEE (Advanced) in 2017 or earlier, are NOT ELIGIBLE to appear in
JEE (Advanced)–2019.

The candidate who had taken admission in any institute other than IITs in 2018 is eligible to
appear in JEE (Advanced)–2019 provided that the candidate satisfies other eligibility criteria.

INFORMATION BULLETIN (1st Attempt) : JEE (MAIN) 2019

Application procedure for JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced)–2019
In order to appear in JEE (Main)-2019 and JEE (Advanced) 2019, the candidates are required
to apply only online as per procedure detailed below (Please also see section 5.6 for JEE
(Advanced)).

List of Qualifying Examinations

I. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/State Board,
such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School
Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

II. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/
University.

III. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence
Academy

IV. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling
with a minimum of five subjects.

V. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized
as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

VI. H.S.C. vocational examination. [Only for Admission to IITs]

VII. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 year
duration. [Only for Admission to IITs]

VIII. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced
(A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

IX. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate
Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

X. In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least
one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.
[Only for Admission to IITs]

State Code of Eligibility

State Code of eligibility means the Code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class 12th
/Equivalent qualifying examination by virtue of which he/she becomes eligible to appear in the JEE
(Main) for admission to B.E/B. Tech. and B. Arch./B. Planning Courses of the institutions/Colleges of
the States/UT.

Facilities

SPORTS BOYS HOSTEL GIRLS HOSTEL CAFETERIA BANKS TRANSPORT CLASSROOM LIBRARY GYM WI-FI ATM SWIMMING POOL MEDICAL

Placement Companies

Contact

AddressIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur , Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016

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