Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is one of the higher studies and research institute located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was established in the year of 1959 and it has Well-designed campus that spread across a massive area of 1055 acres. It was declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act.
IIT Kanpur is also one of the leading engineering colleges in India. The Institute was started in 1959 in a room in the canteen building of the Harcourt Butler Technical Institute (HBTI) in Kanpur. The Institute offers various specializations into undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated and research programs in the fields of Engineering, Science, Management, Research and Design.
IIT Kanpur Rankings:
IIT Kanpur was ranked 6thamong all the engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.
4th Ranked in engineering category by India Today in 2020.
Ranked 5thin Engineering by Outlook Ranking in 2019.
Ranked 4thoverall by The Week Ranking in 2019.
IIT Kanpur was ranked 291 in QS World University Rankings for 2020.
It was ranked 61 in QS Asian Rankings in 2019.
IIT-K was ranked 25thin BRICS Nations.
Facts & Figure:
B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD
IIT Kanpur Collaborations:
The Kanpur Indo-American Program (KIAP) was established at IIT Kanpur from 1962 to 1972 to collaborate closely with the outside world and thus keep pace with the changing world of science and technology. Under the Kanpur Indo-American Program (1962–1972), the Institute received technical assistance under KIAP from a consortium of nine leading institutions of U.S.A. The institutions are listed below:
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Case Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ohio State University
University of California at Berkle
University of Michigan
Candidates need to clear JEE (Main) exam and than must have to qualified JEE (Advanced) examination.
Admissions are done on the basis of candidates rank in JEE Advanced followed by JoSAA counselling.
Candidates must have passed (10+2) examination in Science stream from any recognized board/University.
Candidates must have secured 75% marks (65% SC/ST) in 12th examination or positioned in top twenty percentile in respective board.
IIT Kanpur Courses offered and Seat-Intakes: (4 year)
Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mathematics & Scientific Computing
IIT Kanpur Cutoff: 2020
IIT Kanpur offers a four-year B.Tech/ B.Sc programe at the UG level. Admission to the programe is based on JEE Advanced rank, followed by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Counselling. The institute-specific qualifying cut-off is announced after the declaration of JEE Advanced result to manage the seat allotment process. The seat allotment process is based on the college cut-off and the candidate’s preference for courses and colleges. The IIT Kanpur cutoff is generally declared in seven rounds of JoSAA Counseling based on opening and closing ranks for each of the programe-specific specializations. In 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic there is only 6 rounds conducted in JoSAA counseling. The last round of JoSSA counseling cut-offs mention below-
IIT-Kanpur Cutoff Branch-wise: (JoSAA Round-6)
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) IIT-Kanpur Cutoff:
Mathematics &Scientific Computing
Caution Money (One Time refundable)
One Time Fee
Tuition Fee (per year)
Other Fees (per year)
2.15 lakhs per year approx
Mess Caution Money (One Time refundable)
Hostel admission Fee (One time)
Hostel Seat Rent (per year)
Water Charges (per year)
Mess Charges (Per year)
37,350 per year approx
IIT Kanpur has been known for its excellence placement records. The institute has a special office better known as Student’s Placements Office (SPO) which is run by a team of efficient and reliable students and office staff. The entire team of SPO provides its very best assistance to the hirers. The student placement office has hosted a lot of well-known and successful companies for placements at the end of every year.
Highest Package offered
Average Package offered
Cognizant Technology Services
IIT Kanpur has a large no. of well-experienced and highly qualified faculty of 436 members.
All the faculties are PhD holder in their respective fields.
They are always available to students for clarification of doubts and concepts related to the syllabus and outside and they are excellently helpful research purposes also.
Some faculties are recipients of prestigious awards like Padma Shri, Infosys prize, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnaagar award, and several others.
The course curriculum is also very advanced and it also a more theoretical and making to students industry ready.
Open Wi-Fi campus
IIT Kanpur Highlights:
IIT Kanpur Fest:
In the pursuit of achieving the all round development of students, various cultural and technical fests are hosted throughout the year like Antaragni, Udgosh and Techkriti.
Antaragni is the Annual Cultural Festival of IIT Kanpur, held in the month of October It is one of the biggest college cultural festivals of Asia. The four day long festival, attracts participants from over 350 colleges of India.
It features a wide range of professional shows, competitions, performances by amateur rock bands, DJs, Ustads, fashion shows, Indian folk dances and a lot of other events. The college fest also includes hindi literary events, English literary events, Quiz, film making, photography and fine arts. Antaragni has top sponsors like Union bank, Maruti Suzuki, Spicejet, KFC, Paytm, LIC, Oneplus as well as OLA.
Udgosh is an annual sports fest witnessing nearly 3000 participants. Udgosh is a largest sport fest provides a platform to promote sports flair through participation of talented youngsters from top 200 colleges all over the country. It is an opportunity for sport enthusiasts to have their share of fun and show their skills and passion towards the sport.
Techkriti is an Asia’s largest technical and entrepreneurial fest of IIT Kanpur. Techkriti is held in the month of March. The festival also includes technical related events as well as workshop. The top sponsors for the college were Airbus, Ultra Cement, Flipcart, JK Cement and many more.
100% Tuition fee waiver for SC/ST/PH category Students
Full remission of the tuition fee for General and OBC category students whose family income is less than 1 lakh per annum.
Remission of 2/3rd of the Tuition Fee for General and OBC category of students whose family income is between 1-5 lakhs per annum.