Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is ranked 5th nationally in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019 and is one of the leading Engineering colleges in India. Currently, there are 5,261 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including 555 female students. IIT Kanpur features a strong faculty of over 430 Ph.D holding members and a student to teacher ratio of 15.96. 

The institute offers several specializations into undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated and research programs in the field of Engineering, Science, Management, and Design. IIT Kanpur Admissions to B.Tech, B.S, M.Sc, M.Tech./ MS and M.Des are offered through JEE Advanced, JAM. GATE and CEED scores respectively. The college has a dedicated Students’ Placement Office that conducts regular placements every academic year. In 2019, the median annual package reached INR 15 LPA with 437 students getting placed in national and international reputed companies.

IIT Kanpur Highlights

Established | Type  1959 | Autonomous
Recognized By UGC, AICTE
Campus  1055 acres
Official Website
Popular Courses B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, Ph.D
Student Strength  5261
Entrance Tests JEE, GATE, JAM
Application Mode Online

IIT Kanpur Rankings

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has received the following rankings from recognized ranking platforms: 

  • Ranked 5th in Engineering category by NIRF Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 4th in Engineering category by India Today Ranking 2019. 
  • Ranked 5th in Engineering by Outlook Ranking 2019. 
  • Ranked 4th overall by The Week Ranking 2019
  • Ranked 251-300 in Engineering (international) by World University Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 6th overall by QS Ranking 2020. 
  • Ranked 2nd in Engineering by EduVidya Ranking 2019

IIT Kanpur Courses

The institute offers various specializations under undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. course details are mentioned below

Course Specialization Eligibility Tuition Fee (First Year)
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering Passed 10+2 level examination from a recognized board with a minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST) marks or Positioned in Top 20 Percentile in the respective board

INR 2,14,050

Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering
B.S Chemistry Passed 10+2 level examination with minimum CPI of 6/10 from recognized a board INR 2,14,050
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Science or a Master's degree in science with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks/ 5.5 CPI GATE score is required in the case of regular (non-sponsored) candidates.
The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candi
dates with the B.Tech/B.S (Four Year) degree from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B.Tech/B.S (Four Year)
INR 2,14,050
Civil Engineering 
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc Physics
Passed Bachelor’s in relevant discipline with minimum 55% marks For General/OBC candidates (50% marks for SC/ST) from a recognized university INR 20,050
M.Des Design Passed B.Tech/B.Des from IIT with minimum 7.0/10 CPI or 4-year B.Tech/ B.Des/ B.arch/ Bachelors in Interior Design with minimum 6.0/10 CPI or 55% marks or 4 years Professional Diploma in Design from NID with minimum 6.0/10 CPI or 55% marks from a recognized university INR 64,050
M.B.A Industrial and Management Engineering

Passed Bachelor’s degree in any discipline in relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PD) from a recognized university

INR 1,54,050
Ph.D Civil Engineering Master's degree in engineering with marks/CPI
Bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4-year program) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score
INR 64,050
Computer Science and Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Electrical Engineering 

Admissions are granted based on the candidate’s score in the following exams: 

Program Selection Criteria
B.Tech, BS JEE Advanced/ JEE Mains 
M.Tech  GATE
Ph.D Mater’s degree+GATE 

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Tabulated below are the previous cutoffs for JEE Mains (B.Tech) for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Course Male (Opening-Closing) Female (Opening-Closing)
Computer Science and Engineering 95-216 479-919
Electrical Engineering 431-931 1365-2974
Mechanical Engineering 1254-1990 3390-6029
Civil Engineering 3061-4151 6615-8869

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IIT Kanpur Scholarships

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur offers the following scholarships to eligible candidates: 

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships for Undergraduate Students (full tuition waiver/INR 1000 pm)
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships given by alumni of IIT Kanpur (INR 2000 pm)
  • National Prizes for UG and PG Students & up to INR 400
  • Sports Scholarships and prizes (Up to INR 2000)

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IIT Kanpur Placements

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has a dedicated and very active placement cell called the Students’ Placement Office that conducts training programs, talks, tests and recruitment drives regularly and efficiently. In the academic year 2018-2019, 437 students in UG programs were placed in reputed companies and tech giants across the world. The placements brought in offers for high paying profiles with the median salary package going up to INR 15 LPA. 

The Students’ Placement Office has hosted a lot of well known and successful companies for placements over the previous years. Past recruiters at IIT Kanpur included Adobe, Amazon, Philips, Goldman Sachs, Infosys, Genpact, KPMG, Tata Consultancy Services, Aditya Birla Group, Wipro, Samsung and many more. 

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IIT Kanpur Faculty

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has a large, diverse and highly qualified faculty of 436 members. Each and every member of the faculty is a Ph.D holder in their respective disciplines and. All members are experienced and have gained excellence in their fields. They are always available to students for clarification of doubts and concepts related to the syllabus and outside. The student to faculty ratio at IIT Kanpur is 15.96. 

The faculty at IIT Kanpur consists of the Dean, Professors, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors. Various members are recipients of prestigious awards like Padma Shri, Infosys Prize, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Humboldt Research Award and several others.

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IIT Kanpur Facilities 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has a spacious and well-planned campus that spreads across a massive area of 1055 acres. The entire campus is neat, beautifully laid out and provides for the academic and residential needs of its students: 

  • Hostel: The IIT Kanpur campus houses the Halls of Residence which are at a short distance from the academic block. The hostels offer comfortable accommodation as well as entertainment to the residing students. There are 10 resident halls in total that have their own mess and other facilities for residents to enjoy in their spare time. 
  • Sports: There are various sports facilities available including basketball, cricket, football etc. Many sporting events are organized every year that are at hall of residence level, institute level and inter-college level. 
  • Health care: There is a Health Centre located on the campus of IIT Kanpur. The medical staff is well trained and is always prepared to attend to the medical needs of the students, faculty and staff on campus. 
  • Food: Apart from the hostel mess, there are many other eateries and cafes all over the campus including the Campus Restaurant, Kathi Inc., Crown Burger, Veggies and Wazwan. These places offer a variety of meals and delicacies to choose from. 
  • Shops: There are a number of retail stores all around the IIT Kanpur campus and cater to everyday requirements of campus residents including stationery items, groceries, etc. 

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IIT Kanpur FAQs

Ques. Is IIT Kanpur Good? 

Ans. IIT Kanpur is one of the leading colleges in India and is on equal footing with the other IITs. The college has a great academic record as well as enriching campus life. The college has an excellent faculty of all Ph.D holders who are extremely qualified and provide the students with interactive methods of teaching. The labs and classrooms feature state of the art equipment and are well built to suit academic and research requirements. Accommodation at IIT Kanpur is also one of the best in class. There are 10 Halls of Residence to house male and female students and almost all students at IIT Kanpur stay on campus. IIT Kanpur is also at par with the other IITs in terms of placements. In the academic year 2018-19, the median salary peaked to INR 15 LPA. Every year, students at IIT Kanpur receive high package salary offers from companies like Adobe, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Tata Consultancy Servies, Aditya Birla Group and many more. 

Ques. How is campus life at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur has one of the biggest IIT campuses of all. The campus spreads across more than 1000 acres of clean and pollution-free area. The campus consists of the residential halls, academic section, libraries, cafes, stores and other locations. Students get a quality education as well as a fun and comfortable campus life. There are many facilities and amenities that students have access to. These include general stores, cafes, canteens, residential halls, sports, cultural events, gymkhana, Gliding Club and more. The faculty and staff are cooperative and supportive and help to facilitate a friendly environment for students. 

Ques. How to apply for admission in IIT Kanpur?

Ans. In order to apply for B.Tech and BS programs, the candidates need to apply through the centralized admission process that is conducted by JoSAA on the basis of JEE scores. For postgraduate and Ph.D. programs, the candidates can apply by visiting the official website of IIT, Kanpur. The Application fee of INR 400 (INR 200 for SC/ST/PWD) is to be paid through Payment Gateway via Net Banking/Credit or Debit Card.