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About IITK

Established under the IIT Act in 1959
Inspiring Excellence and Innovation Since 1959

IIT Kanpur is a prestigious institute of higher learning producing meritorious students with excellent career growth and universal recognition. The students go to get the best of opportunities in the form of highly advanced courses, eminent faculty members, well-equipped laboratories, library, hostels and immense facilities to excel in research and development.

The selection procedure for students at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level is highly stringent so that IIT gets the best brains of India.

Highly scientific and innovative technology is used for teaching and conducting research activities.Every year IIT Kanpur is enriched by the laurels brought by the faculty members and the students in the form of research publications, projects, fellowships and industrial exposure.

  • Students

    A diverse mix of some of the brightest minds of the country.

  • Acres Campus

    An eco friendly campus equipped with world class facilities.

  • Start-Ups Supported

    An endeavor to promote entrepreneurship skiils and innovations.

  • Centers of Excellence

    State-of-the-art infrastructure and world class laboratories.

  • Departments

    A holistic curriculum comprising of Science, Engineering, Management, and Humanities .

Our Focus

Creating Technocrats, Scientists, Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Providing a rigorous and world-class academic experience with the help of distinguished faculty, amazing peer-groups and carefully designed coursework.


Opportunities to excel both mentally and physically with assistance from great coaches and premier sporting facilities including Olympic size swimming pools, state-of-the-art gyms and grounds.


Promoting the all round development of student through a myriad of cultural activities, fests, competitions and exhibitions.

Research & Development

Access to the latest and pioneering advances in technology with the aim of acclimating students to the innovations in the scientific community.

Scholarships and Awards

The IIT Kanpur recognizes and promotes excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities through institution and award of various types of scholarships, prizes, and medals.


Considered as the 'first stop' for a large number of industries and other organizations for recruiting undergraduate and post-graduate students.


Houses as around 108 buildings, and almost all the students pursuing various courses live on campus.

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The Institute has a rich heritage of technological and scientific innovation imbibed with the spirit of professionalism & a radiant culture.


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