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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

College Details :

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.

Placements : 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 :

  1. Lalit Jalan (CEO, Reliance Infrastructure Limited)
  2. N.R Narayan Murthy (Founder and Chairman Infosys)
  3. Ashoke Sen (Padma Sri, String Theorist).
Courses & Fees :

IIT Kanpur offers approximately 95 different undergraduate, graduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. IITK's undergraduate course lasts for three years, the graduate course lasts for three years, and the doctoral course lasts for two years. IITK courses include BTech, BS, MTech, MS, MBA, MSc, Ph.D. courses, as well as bachelor, master, and doctoral level dual-degree courses. The following table shows the IIT Kanpur courses, their eligibility, and total fee:

IIT Kanpur courses are showcased in the table below along with their eligibility and total fee:

Course Eligibility Total Fees



-Computer Science and


Qualifying exam: JEE Main

Class 12 with at least 75% aggregate (65% for SC, ST and PwD) or equivalent board examination in Science stream

Rs 8.38 lakh


- Geoinformatics

-Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering

-Aerospace Engineering

Qualifying exam:GATE

BE/ BTech or equivalent degree with at least 60% aggregate or 6.5 CGPA

Rs 77,000





Qualifying exam: JAM

BSc or equivalent degree with a minimum of 55% aggregate (50% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 6 (5.5 for SC/ST)

Rs 69,000


Qualifying exam: CAT

Graduation with a minimum of 60 % aggregate from a recognised University.






Qualifying exam: GATE or CSIR NET /UGC NET

Master’s degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 6.5 (5.5 for SC/ST)

Rs 48,500

IIT Kanpur Admission Process :

IIT Kanpur's acceptance rate is below 10%, making it one of the most difficult institutions in the country to enter. The admission cycle of IIT Kanpur BTech courses usually starts in December, mainly with JEE registration. For MBA, IITK registration starts in January after the announcement of the CAT results. IIT Kanpur admission process is shown in the following table:

IIT Kanpur admission process is presented in the table below:

Course Accepted Entrance Exam

BE/ BTech

JEE Main followed by JoSAA Counselling



ME/ MTech