Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation.
Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
Translation: Lead me from darkness to light
Undergraduate students: 3938
Graduate students: 2540
Area: 1055 Acres
No. of buildings: 108
Nearly all IITK students live on campus.
Number of publications (average, per faculty) in 2013: 2.58
Number of PhD students registered (average, per faculty) in 2013: 3.32
Research funding (average, per faculty) in 2013: Rs.1.9 million
Number of patents filed in 2013: 57
Faculty members: 411
Faculty awardees: Our faculty are the recent recipients of major National and International awards. These include Padma Shri, Infosys Prize, Humboldt Research Award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, TWAS Prize, National J.C. Bose Fellowship, Fulkerson Prize, Goedel Prize, National Academy of Sciences (NASc), Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Science (FASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Swaranajayanti Fellowship.
Students to faculty ratio: 15.65
IIT Kanpur offers a vibrant campus life. It is a safe and secure campus. Students will find the beautiful and peaceful campus a great place to live. When they wish to do something there are a lot of choices available to them. Students can pursue the passions they bring to the campus. Or they can take up new ones. There are many recreational facilities, hobby clubs, sports facilities and cultural societies on campus.
In the chosen activity, whether a student is a beginner or is at an advanced level the student will have company and will enjoy the bonding and camaraderie.
Sports & Recreation
IITK offers a wide range of sports and recreational facilities. The friendly but keen competition in the various sports prepares the students to face the challenges they encounter in the future.
Club & Communities
If you have a hobby or always wanted to have one, IITK has many hobby clubs for you. These clubs make learning fun and also offer the opportunity to compete with similar clubs at other institutions.
The cultural activities at IITK contribute to the well rounded education the institute aims to offer. There are several cultural clubs each of which helps you give expression to your artistic and cultural talents.
IITK is well served by a conveniently located Health Centre. The doctors and staff of the Health Centre are committed to the health and well being of the campus community.
Food & Dinning
The Halls of residence provide great tasting nutritious food. Besides there are many eateries offering a variety of cuisines, that are spread all over the campus.