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  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

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Incepted in 1959, IIT, Kanpur was the fourth IIT to be set up. It came into being with the American help as a part of Kanpur Indo - American Programme. It is deemed as the Institute of National Importance by Government of India (IIT Act). Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is situated on Grand Trunk Road, 15 km from the city centre of Kanpur. The campus is spread across 1,000 acres. Campus has top notch infrastructure and houses for 6500 students. Various cultural festivals like Antaragini and TecKriti are a major highlight of student life at IIT, Kanpur.


Some of the top recruiters at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur campus are Facebook, Flipkart, Google, Oracle and Microsoft. Highest package offered to a student of IIT Kanpur was offered by Oracle of Rs 1.5 Crore per annum.

Some of the notable Alumni IIT, Kanpur boasts of are:

  • Lalit Jalan (CEO, Reliance Infrastructure Limited)
  • N.R Narayan Murthy (Founder and Chairman Infosys)
  • Ashoke Sen (Padma Sri, String Theorist).

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has more than 30 departments ranging in the following categories Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Inter-Disciplinary, Science, Management and Designs. Institute was the first to introduce engineering in Computer Science in India. IIT, Kanpur offers B.Tech programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Science and Bio Engineering and Chemical Engineering. It also offers four year B.S. programs in Pure and Applied Science and in Economics. It also offers Post Graduate Degrees such as MS, M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA, and M.Des. The admission to the undergraduate programs is through JEE ranks.The cut off for which closes to around 5000 rank. The admissions to post graduate programs in engineering is through GATE. The cut of for which closes at around 700. The admission to MBA is through the CAT scores.

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