Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur Scholarships

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


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.  

Merit Cum Means Scholarship

Under the Merit Cum Means Scholarship, a student receives a pocket allowance of Rs. 1,000 per month for the whole duration of the program. Along with that, the colleges also waives off his or her tuition fee in full.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must maintain at least 6.5 CPI, and the annual income of his or her parents must be less than 4.5 lakhs. During the program, if a student fails to maintain 6.5 CPI but still scoresabove 6.0, IIT Kanpur withdraws the pocket allowance. This scholarship is available for students who are not from the SC/ST category.

Basic Mess and Pocket Allowance

Students coming from the SC/ST category and with an annual parental income less than 4.5 lakhs are eligible for this scholarship. The institute gives the students a pocket allowance of Rs. 250 per month along with free basic mess bills.

Students’ Benevolence Fund

Under the Students’ Benevolent Fund, students can apply for loans as well as scholarships. Students who have financial needs, but could not get any financial aids from the college or any other source. Students need to fill a form online to avail this scholarship. Application begins around mid-September. 

Sports Scholarship

Sports scholarships are gievn to the students who portray leadership skills in sports. IIT Kanpur gives up to 20 scholarships per year. Every scholarship is worth Rs. 500 per month. 

Aditya Birla Scholarship

The institute gives the Aditya Birla Scholarship to the students based upon their All India Rank (AIR) on JEE-Advanced exam.The top 20 students of JEE-Advanced can apply for the scholarship. The college then shortlists the candidates for a personl interview as per their application. After the personbal interview is over, the institute gives the scholarships based on how the students performed on the personal interview. 


IIT Kanpur selects the top 12 students of a batch across all the departments for this scholarship. In addition to that, it also chooses the top 2 students from Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The college takes care of the formalities associated with this scholarship.

INSPIRE Scholarship 

Students coming from B.S. programs with an All India Rank (AIR) as per the Common Merit List in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics department can apply for this scholarship. To avail this scholarship, the students’ will have to maintain at least a 6.0 CPI. The college gives the students Rs. 30,000 per semester and Rs. 20,000 as a research grant.