Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur Overview

  Kanpur   AICTE, MHRD   ESTD 1959
  Kanpur   AICTE, MHRD   ESTD 1959

About College

IIT Kanpur Overview

Indian Institute of TecTechnology, Kanpur - better known as IIT Kanpur - was established in 1959. Located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the institute has been approved by the UGC. The institute was ranked 5 for engineering by NIRF 2019. IIT Kanpur is an autonomous institution and an institution of National Importance as per a Parliament act. 

The college offers several undergraduate and post-graduate programs in engineering courses such as Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and many more. In addition to that, the institute offers graduate and post-graduate programs in Science, Humanities, Management, and a doctoral program as well. 

IIT Kanpur has been ranked 3rd among the Engineering colleges in India by India Today in the year 2017. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked the college 5th among engineering colleges in India in 2017 and 7th among all the colleges in India. Outlook India and The Week ranked IIT Kanpur 4th and 5th, respectively, among all the engineering colleges in India in the same year. 

There are at present 413 faculty members in IIT Kanpur. The faculty members are highly experienced and are recipients of many prestigious National and INternational awards. They guide their students to push themselves better and learn the intricacies of the professional world they are about to face. The student to faculty ratio is 15.96.

IIT Kanpur Courses offered and Fee Structure 

The college offers several undergraduate and post-graduate programs in Technology including Aerospace engineering, Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering, Mechanical engineering, and many more. It also offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in Science and a postgraduate program in management. Along with that, students in B.Tech and B.S. programs can also enrol for Dual Degree programs such as B.Tech-M.Tech, B.Tech-M.S, B.S.-M.Tech, and many more.

IIT Kanpur Course Highlights

  • On UG level, IIT Kanpur offers full-time B.Tech courses in eight specializations.
  • The institute also offers M.Tech courses on the PG level in 13 specializations.
  •  On doctoral level, the college offers 13 specialized PhD courses.

On UG Level 

Course Specialization Eligibility Fee Details (Rs.)

       B.Tech

Aerospace Engineering The candidates must clear the Joint Entrance Exam-Main (JEE-Main)  and Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Advanced). Candidates with higher ranks will be given priority.      8.27 lakhs
Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Chemical Engineering       8.18 lakhs
Materials Science and Engineering

On PG Level

Course Specialization Eligibility  Fee Details (Rs.)
         M.Tech Aerospace Engineering Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year program) along with 55% percent marks or 5.5 CPI (on a 10 point scale) and a Valid GATE score (GATE score is not required for students with M.B.B.S degrees and B.Tech graduates coming from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years) OR  Masters degree in Science along with at least 55% percent marks or 5.5 CPI (on a 10 point scale) and a valid GATE score (GATE score is not required for students with M.B.B.S degrees and B.Tech graduates coming from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years) 1.12 lakhs   
Photonics Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Industrial Management and Engineering
Materials Science Program
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering and Technology
Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering Bachelor’s degree Veterinary Science/Pharmacy/Medicine along with 55% percent marks or 5.5 CPI (On a 10 point scale) and a valid GATE score (GATE score is not required for students with M.B.B.S degrees and B.Tech graduates coming from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years)

On PhD Level

Course Specialization Eligibility Fee Details (Rs.)
          PhD Aerospace Engineering Master’s degree in Engineering with at least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI (on a 10 point scale) OR Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science (4-year program) along with at least 75% marks or 7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score (GATE score not required for B.Tech students from Centrally Funded Technical Institutes or CFTIs OR Master’s degree in Science or an allied area along with at least 65% marks or 6.5 CPI, first division in bachelor’s degree, and JRF/ 95 percentile or higher GATE score        1.72 lakhs
Nuclear Engineering and Technology
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Photonics Science and Engineering
Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Industrial and Management Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science Program
Mechanical Engineering
Biological Science and Bio-engineering Master’s degree in Veterinary Science/Pharmacy/Medicine along with at least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI (on a 10 point scale) with a valid GATE score OR Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy/Medicine/Veterinary Science along with at least 75% marks or 7.5CPI (on a 10 point scale) with a valid GATE score 
Computer Science and Engineering Master’s degree in Computer Application along with at least 55% marks or 5.5 CPI (on a 10 point scale) and a valid GATE score  

IIT Kanpur Admission Process

IIT Kanpur selects its students on the basis of their ranks on the JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced exams. On the postgraduate level, the students are selected based upon their GATE score and previous academic performance. Foreign students are also eligible for applying. 

  • On UG level, the students are shortlisted based on their JEE-Main ranking or JEE-Advanced ranking.
  • On PG level, the selection is done based upon the GATE score of the candidate along with their previous academic performance.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of a valid GATE score and previous academic performance on the doctoral level.

IIT Kanpur Placements

One of the best institutes for technology in the country, IIT Kanpur has a strong relationship with many of the prestigious companies, creating more job opportunities for students. There is a Students’ Placement Office (SPO) is in place to handle placements. The office is managed by students and experienced staff members. 

IIT Kanpur Placement Trends 2017   

Number of offers 782
Average CTC  RS. 15.8 lakhs
International offers  21

IIT Kanpur Result and Cut-off

IIT Kanpur selects its students on the basis of their ranking on JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced on UG level. On the PG level and the doctoral level, the candidates are shortlisted based on their GATE score.

JEE Advanced Cut-off On UG Level

Course Specialization                                    Closing Rank
          B.Tech General  SC ST OBC
Aerospace Engineering 3174 812 290 1447
Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering 5537 1735 233 3316
Chemical Engineering 3171 887 541 1416
Civil Engineering 3707 698 216 1587
Computer Science and Engineering 213 74 49 132
Electrical Engineering 803 216 `141 484
Materials Science and Engineering  4549 1465 814 2337
Mechanical Engineering 1611 414 196 711

IIT Kanpur 2018 GATE Cut-off for PG Level

Course  Specialization Program                      GATE Cut-off Marks
M.Tech General OBC SC ST
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering 631 557 436 NA
Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering  559 609 NA NA
Chemical Engineering  Chemical Engineering 589 526 394 394
Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Water Resources 700 669 640 NA
Environmental Engineering and Management 722 673 545 NA
Structural Engineering 758 677 505 623
Infrastructure and Engineering Management 738 666 623 538
Geoinformatics 668 606 469 299
Transportation 677 666 581 499
Geotechnical 734 673 545 NA
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering 617 330 319 275
Mechanical Engineering Solid Mechanics and Design (SMD) 814 804 616 515
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences (FTS) 807 768 606 508
Manufacturing Science (MFS) 804 764 604 501
Robotics and Automation (RA) 804 766 611 522
Computer Science Computer Science 739 659 501 NA
Material Science and Engineering Material Science  417 496 355 371
Material Science and Engineering 542 490 383 430
Nuclear Engineering and Technology Nuclear Engineering and Technology NA  NA NA NA
Photonics Science and  Engineering Photonics Science and Engineering 429 485 375 NA
Earth Sciences  Earth Sciences 354 309 352 269
Industrial and Management Engineering Industrial and Management Engineering 725 678 465 427

IIT Kanpur Alumni Network

IIT Kanpur has a strong alumni network that helps to interact with their passed out students. The alumni help the previous students with the intricacies of the professional world they are about to face. The former students are connected through their social media presence as well as their email id.

IIT Kanpur Scholarship

Being one of the best institutes of technology, IIT Kanpur offers many types of scholarships to its students. Based on their academic performance and financial need, the students can avail these scholarships. Some of the popular scholarships and financial aids are Merit Cum Means Scholarship, INSPIRE scholarship and Aditya Birla Scholarship.  

IIT Kanpur Campus Facility

The IIT Kanpur campus is spread across a massive 1,000 acres. The institute has more than 6,000 students. The campus is located on the Grand Trunk Road. The campus offered all the amenities the students can wish for. The rooms have all the basic amenities available. For all the sports enthusiasts, there is a sports complex consisting of a football ground, cricket ground, and a badminton court.

Rankings

Source Rank
NIRF (Engineering) 5
NIRF (overall) 7
India Today (Engineering) 3
Outlook India 4
The Week 5