IIT Kanpur is a fully residential campus with all students being provided on-campus accommodation spread across 12 Halls of Residence. Each Hall has well furnished kitchen and dining facilities, canteens, a computer facility, a reading room, LAN connectivity in the rooms along with sprawling lawns for prolonged bulla (chit chat) sessions. These provide for a very cosy oncampus stay where life-long friendships are formed.
Campus life teems with the exuberance and vitality of youth. Each Hall has its own sports infrastructure for a game of phatta cricket, volleyball, basket ball, table tennis, outdoor badminton to name few. For the more serious ones, we have state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a gymnasium. Students also express their talents through membership and participation in activities of various clubs such as aeromodeling, music, ham-radio, photography, adventure sports amongst many others.
There exists a very liberal campus environment for students to discover and explore their inner calling. The guiding philosophy is to treat them as adults and give them the flexibility to make their own choices from the very beginning, which naturally matures them into responsible individuals balancing professional and personal pursuits.
ChE@IITK attracts some of the best student talent in the country so that our students are naturally highly sought after by industry (Private / Government) and academia. The campus has a Placement office for on-campus recruitment. The placement season usually begins on December 1 every year across all IITs. Most students get placed in the month of December. Lucrative jobs in the core sector and finance sector are the most sought after. Several students also go abroad on scholarship for higher studies. Our PhD students are highly sought after for post-doctoral research, industrial R&D and by academic institutes. The student pay package range varies between ` 5-20 lakhs per annum. A recent and welcome trend is some of our students opting for entrepreneurial ventures upon graduation.

Snapshot of Companies visiting Campus
Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Reliance Industries, Transocean, Schlumberger, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Mckinsey...