Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur


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 6th among 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 5th in Engineering by Outlook Ranking in 2019.
  • Ranked 4th overall by The Week Ranking in 2019.

International Rankings:

  • 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 25th in BRICS Nations. 

Facts & Figure:

Institute TypeGovernment, Autonomous
Accepted ExamJEE Advanced
Approved byUGC, MHRD
Accredited byNAAC
Programmes offeredB.Tech, M.Tech, B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD
Total Buildings108
Total Faculty413

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
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • University of California at Berkle
  • University of Michigan

Admission Procedure:

  • 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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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)


Aerospace Engineering 69
Biological Sciences and Bioengineering53
Chemical Engineering104
Civil Engineering148
Computer Science & Engineering129
Electrical Engineering192
Materials Science & Engineering85
Mechanical Engineering149

B.Sc. Courses

Earth Sciences43
Mathematics & Scientific Computing64

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)

BranchOpening RankClosing Rank
Aerospace Engineering23634165
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering43217041
Chemical Engineering23093892
Civil Engineering36775273
Computer Science & Engineering111239
Electrical Engineering4471179
Materials Science & Engineering43015875
Mechanical Engineering13772542

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) IIT-Kanpur Cutoff:

BranchOpening RankClosing Rank
Earth Sciences799110193
Mathematics &Scientific Computing444910

Fee Structure:

Institute Fee:

Caution Money (One Time refundable) 7,000
One Time Fee2,450
Tuition Fee (per year) 2 lakhs
Other Fees (per year) 5,700
Annual Fee700
Total2.15 lakhs per year approx

Hostel Fee:

Mess Caution Money (One Time refundable) 10,000
Hostel admission Fee (One time) 500
Hostel Seat Rent (per year) 2,500
Water Charges (per year) 50
Mess Charges (Per year) 24,250
Total37,350 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 offered1.5 Cr.
Average Package offered30 LPA
  • Top Recruiters:
    • Microsoft
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Accenture
    • Deloitte
    • Sony
    • Reliance jio
    • Infosys
    • IBM
    • Reliance Industry
    • Google
    • HCL
    • Maruti
    • Ford
    • 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. 
  • Facilities:
    • Open Wi-Fi campus
    • Library
    • Cafeteria
    • Hostel
    • Sports Complex
    • Gym
    • Hospital/Medical Facility
    • Auditorium
    • Music room
    • Air-conditioning Classroom
    • Labs
    • Swimming Pool
    • Central Workshop

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:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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. 
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

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