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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur

Address: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208016


Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is one of the top Engineering college in India located in the industrial area of Kanpur, Uttarpradesh. It is a primier institute for study of Engineering research and science, and the teaching of undergraduates. IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to provide Computer Science education and it is still leading.According to The Times Higher Education Supplement, announced that in the list of the world's top 100 science universities, the IITs rank 33rd. Admission in the IIT Kanpur is mainly based on IIT-JEE rank in which around 400,000 students appear annually out of which only 7,500 get selected, (49.5% of the seats are reserved for scheduled and backward castes).

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur Details

IIT K in a glance

The institute started with the initiative of an independent academic program in Computer Science and Engineering, leading to M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees.The admission for Ph.D. program is based primarily on a personal interview, but candidates may also have to appear for written tests.

Institution has an asset of world class faculty including Professors, readers, lecturers, etc. IIT-K is also invites visiting faculties from famous institute and universities, it also encourages faculty exchange program from other institute and universities.

Students appearing for the entrance exams are well aware with  The concept of Physics”  by H.C Verma.He was a faculty of IIT Kanpur!!.

IIT Kanpur arrange for startup companies to visits the campus, share their stories , talk to students about various career opportunities that include iXiGo, Onergy, English Helper and Luna ergonomics that helps students with their internships. They conduct workshops and talks on topics ranging from “prototype to market” to endeavor investing and entrepreneurship.

The annual budget of IITK is approximately Rs 200 crores!!! (this includes salaries, infrastructure, R&D expenses). All of this comes from the government.

E- Summit is very special in IIT K, it is a two days remarkable programme was held in the month of January.It is basically an internship fair, which provides basic knowledge and information about how to go about the internship plan and the guidelines to be followed.

How comfortable is IIT-K campus ?

Campus facilities includes Health Centre equipped with pharmacy,Clinical Laboratory and a 30-bed Indoor Ward.Parents don’t need to worry for their children, regarding any health issues, since there is Emergency facilities provided by the Institute are available 24/7.

Branches of State Bank of India and Union Bank of India with ATM is present in the campus. Post Office & Telecom Centres,Well planned shopping centre, Transport facilities, Petrol Pump are there inside the campus,the students and staffs dont have to cover a long distance or go out of the campus for their daily requirments.

Outdoor Courts for Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Tennis and Indoor Courts for Badminton, Fields for Hockey, Football and Cricket, Gymnastics and Weight-Lifting Facilities, Olympic-size 8-lane Swimming Pool, Gliding and Soaring Centre provides an opportunity for learning gliding.

Fun and activities and fests

IIT Kanpur is a place where people get to see an amazing campus, surprising brains to compete among the students. There are a music shows and live shows organized by the University in order to encourage the cultural activities as well as social lives for the students pursuing education on the IIT Kanpur.

Shopping Malls and multiplexes are the best hang out place in Kanpur .Rave mall,moti jheel and Birla temple are favourite picnic spots.

Techkriti is annual science and technology festival of the IIT Kanpur. It takes place in the month of February for four days and attracts a big section of students from uppermost engineering, science and management schools of India. The fest also includes events such as the International Online Programming Contest.

Techkriti provides a platform for college students to show their enthusiasm and get a fair chance to show their talent in science and technology.Guest lectures and discussion forums are also being conducted by them ,where participants can get opportunities to meet, and gain inspiration from some of the prominent scientists, authors, social activists, artists and entrepreneurs.

Antaragni is another annual cultural fest that held in the month of October and Udgosh is the annual sports meet conducted by the University is held in September.

There is another information about the IIT Kanpur, the students bring out a monthly newspaper, named as a "Vox Populi", the college magazine "Meander" and "NERD", a science and technology magazine.

Placements and future prospects

The placements aspects are very bright in IIt Kanpur. Top MNCs come here for recruitment every year. The statitics provided here will give the readers idea about the placement trends and statistics.

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Celebrity Alumni of IIT K

N. R. Narayana Murthy is the founder of Infosys Technologies, a consulting and IT services company based in India. He is currently the non-executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys. He received his master's degree from IIT Kanpur in 1969.

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