IIT Kanpur to offer 10 special scholarships to Top 100 JEE Advanced rankers; third year in a row


  • This marks a unique initiative towards encouraging and rewarding academic excellence

  • Scholarship winners will get entire waiver of their courses including hostel, books and miscellaneous expenses

  • The scholarship is open for all BT/BS programmes

  • The selected students will be given scholarship for all 4 years of UG Program provided they maintain minimum CPI of 8.0

Kanpur, 22 June, 2023: Reflecting its relentless commitment to boosting academic excellence, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) is offering a special scholarship program for the All-India Top 100 rank-holders of JEE Advanced 2023, for the third year in a row. Named "Bright Minds Scholarships", the initiative constitutes ten prestigious and highly sought-after academic scholarships for students from the top 100 AIR in JEE Advanced 2023.

IIT Kanpur introduced the scholarships for the first time in 2021 with generous support from alumnus Mr. Lokvir Kapoor. With an unwavering commitment to fostering academic prowess, the sole motive behind the Bright Minds Scholarships is to support and encourage meritorious students, as they transition to the IIT ecosystem. The scholarships will cover all the expenses including tuition and living during their stay at IIT Kanpur.

Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur said, "IIT Kanpur is revered for its pioneering efforts in furthering higher education in India for more than six decades now. We strive to offer the best of facilities and environment to our students. This unprecedented initiative serves as a testament to our commitment to recognize and reward academic excellence. By conferring these scholarships upon the top 100 JEE rankers, we strive to encourage meritorious students and help them make their academic aspirations into tangible realities."

The scholarships would be awarded to select students who would get admission into BTech/BS Programs in the 2023-24 academic year. IIT Kanpur’s offering of these scholarships would ensure that not a single meritorious student faces any hurdle in the smooth functioning of academics and learning due to financial constraints. Each of the eligible students would be offered an annual scholarship of Rs.3 lakh, which would cover their expenses during the UG program. The selected students will be given scholarship for all 4 years of UG Program provided they maintain minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 8.0.

At IIT Kanpur, the pursuit of knowledge is a transformative odyssey, but it is not without its financial implications. On average, an undergraduate student at IITK expends a sum of about Rs.12 lakh over the course of their four-year B.Tech/BS program. From tuition fees to accommodation and transport, from books to health insurance, every facet of the students' educational journey shall be taken care of by these scholarships.

The launch of the Bright Minds Scholarships heralds a new era of empowerment and inspiration at IIT Kanpur, igniting a beacon of hope for students, while shattering the confines of financial limitations.

Annual fee structure & expenses of an undergraduate student at IIT Kanpur:

Expense Head


Full Tuition Fees

Rs. 2,00,000

Hostel Fees, Mess Fees, Books, medical insurance & other living expenses

Rs. 1,00,000


Rs. 3,00,000

About IIT Kanpur:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.

For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in.



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