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Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)

Uttar Pradesh | Government Institute | Co ed | Campus Area : 1055 Acres
Year of Establishment :1959 | AICTE Approval : Approved
Address :

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur -208 016

Email :

Contact :

0512-259 0151

Affiliated University :

IIT Kanpur

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Courses :

B Tech

Total Fees : ₹ 550000
Admission Criteria : JEE Advanced
Branches : Aerospace Engineering, Biological Science and engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering,

M Tech

Total Fees : ₹ 200000
Admission Criteria : GATE
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About College :

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (commonly known as IIT Kanpur or IITK) is a public research college located inKanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was declared to be the Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the IIT Act.

Established in 1959 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP). Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is a host of the world’s largest student-run cyber security event, sponsored by the prestigious New York University (NYU).

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT 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.


तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय

Transliteration: Tamaso mā jyotirgamaya

Translation: Lead me from darkness to light


Undergraduate students: 3938

Graduate students: 2540


Area: 1055 Acres

No. of buildings: 108

Nearly all IITK students live on campus.


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 members: 406

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: 15.46


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