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IIT Kanpur Campus Life
Academic Pursuits has no bounds nor is it curtailed by the geographical barriers! IIT Kanpur hosts numerous undergraduate and graduate students on campus and offer Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Programmes in the departments of Aerospace, Biological Sciences, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial and Management, Material Science and Mechanical Engineering. We offer similar programmes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, we have inter-disciplinary programs Environmental Sciences, Design, Laser Technology, Material Sciences and Nuclear Engineering (http://www.iitk.ac.in/doaa) Having earned the B.Tech, Masters, Doctoral Degrees and /or the Post Doctoral experience from the IIT System, and/or form the reputed universities in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, our faculty are highly competent in their respective fields, and are extremely dedicated to teaching and research. We believe in uninhibited exchange of knowledge and information which is exemplified via numerous high quality video and web courses available freely online through the NPTEL portal (http://www.nptel.iitm.ac.in)
Student life at IIT Kanpur is an eclectic mix of academic and extra-curricular pursuits. It encompasses in its ambit a wide range of activities related to science and technology, films and media, art and culture, games and social welfare. Besides, it offers a unique opportunity to interact with other Indian students and experience the rich and diverse culture of India.
To complement an exacting academic training.IIT Kanpur encourages and offers plethora of opportunities for students for their all- round personality development. Via the five councils within the Gymkhana, students self-educate themselves in honing their organizational skills by managing major annual festivals/events. ANTARAGNI (âthe fire withinâ) is a large scale cultural Festival of high quality and repute involving around 800-1200 students from across the country. Personality Contests (Ms and Mr. ANTARAGNI), Kavi Sammelan(Conglomeration of the poets), Classical Music and Dance nights, Professional Nights and Rock shows are some of its major highlights. It is via ANTARAGNI, GALAXY (inter Hostel Cultural Competition), MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA and humorous other events that students show-case their talents in Vocal & Instrumental Music, Dance, Production, and Plays, encompassing Indian and Western Classical, and Contemporary genres. Students are active both, on and off stag! Their raw energy and enthusiasm is so compellingly magnetic that even Faculty Members get drawn in on-stage to contribute to the fun!
One needs to get oneâs hands dirty to learn more and better, through and outside the classes offered within the institute, and this is true for not only Engineering, but also, disciplines related to Pure sciences! After all, failure is within which the real learning is hidden, fo9r otherwise, success would seem so routine, mundane and meaningless! The Science and Technology Council hosts numerous Clubs pertaining to Robotics, Business, Aero-modeling Programming, Astronomy, Electronics, Gliding (we are a rare institute in India to own an air strip), HAM and Biological Research. The council also encompasses within itself a Rubikâs cube hobby club.
One does not need any pre-requisite apart from enthusiasm to be a member of a particular club. Students formally pursuing Economics or Chemistry, for instance, can very well be a part of the Robotics, Aero-modeling or Electronic clubs. The council organizes TECHKRITI, a techno- entrepreneurial festival held in March every year, wherein hundreds of students from across the country showcase their engineering insights by competing with each other in more than 30 events involving Robo-games, Software, Electronics and even solving the Rubikâs cube!
All work and no play is no way to relish an academic stay.IIT Kanpur encompasses numerous venues and provides plentiful avenues through which students, faculty and staff can sweat it out, raise their endorphin levels and relax after grueling hours of classes, labs and research. The Institute hosts two large cricket grounds, hockey and soccer fields, outdoor and indoor Basket ball and Badminton courts, Tennis and squash Courts, Gym, Swimming Pool, and a large arena for Table tennis amongst many other Sports facilities. Students not only indulge in recreational, but also, competitive sports. The student Gymkhana organizes UDGHOSH, JOSH, VARCHASVA and many such events annually. UDGHOSH and VARCHASVA are inter - Collegiate and inter hostel competition while JOSH allows anyone on campus (students, faculty and staff) to participate. Like ANTRAGINI, UDGHOSH is hosted on a larger scale inviting about 600-800 participants form nationwide and requires the organization effort from a large team of students in the backdrop. I addition, the Sports council within the Students Gymkhana hosts Chess, Tae-Kwon-Do and Adventure sports clubs. In most sports, Students get assisted or trained professionally, and a team 150 students is chosen to represent IIT Kanpur in the Inter IIT Sports Meet held every year in December.
The non-academic life on campus is as enriching and enlightening as the academic experience in IIT Kanpur can be. Living far away from home for the first time in most cases, youngsters find new, extended families in their wings, hostels, departments and classes. The intimate bonds burgeoned while eating, studying and playing together, and through âbulla sessionsâ (late night discussions) grow stringer with passing years. This camaraderie can be witnessed during the Silver/Golden Jubilee Reunions when the âgrown upsâ return back nostalgically to their days of âyouthâ touch base, dance and dine together as if they always, and truly, belonged here. They are a delight to watch by their own kids who are around the same age as their parents were when they first walked into the Campus. Many leave campus, only temporarily, to return and serve, as Professors programs students graduate in, many turns guitarists, drum players, dancers, singers, sportsmen, debaters and orators â they exploit the freedom and opportunities to carve the facets of their personalities which they were totally oblivious to before they entered the campus, Students are and will always be family.
Excitement is not always limited to life within the IIT K campus! At least, this is what the Adventure Club ensures. We are not very far from the foothills of the Himalayas and we take full advantage of it!
The Club plans cycling, rafting and trekking expeditions every year. Each expedition lasts or about 15-20 days, or more covering destinations and modes of reaching there. Before embarking, participants, as many as here can be, undergo requisite training to condition themselves to withstand the rigors of the demanding environment and journey so that they do not miss out on a life time opportunity to experience contentment in quanta, if not in totality. And what could be better than such excursions being subsidized significantly by the Institute, or through other sources! The Studentsâ Gymkhana acts as a platform offering myriad opportunities to students to pursue their interests.