Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
is a premier national institute of eminence engaged in
teaching, research, and development of physical and
social sciences, engineering, and technology as also
R&D and professional activities related to the
Established in 1960, it is reputed
the world over for its innovative academic programmes
stressing science-based engineering education.
In its initial years, IIT Kanpur
benefited from a novel experiment in international
cooperation when a consortium of nine leading
universities of the USA collaborated with it to launch
world-class engineering education in our country.
IIT-K carries out original research
of significance and develops cutting edge technologies.
It imparts training to students to produce competent and
motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute
celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates vision and
encourages growth, inculcating human values and concern
for the environment and the society in the process.
Here can be found a fine scientific
and technological library, which exhausts superlatives,
with an online information retrieval system over the
extensive campus LAN.
The Institute has excellent academic
facilities with perhaps the best and most openly
accessible computing facilities in the country, modern
laboratories which include a flight laboratory with
three powered aeroplanes and a wind tunnel facility.
at IIT Kanpur