The Parliament of India passed the Institutes of Technology Act in 1961, designating all IITs as institutions of national importance. IIT Kanpur was established in 1959, and now operates on a sprawling 1055-acre campus, one of the largest after IIT Kharagpur. The campus is also known for its diverse wildlife, including peacocks and other birds.
IIT Kanpur offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various branches of technology and science, including B.Tech. in Aerospace, Biological Science & Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Metallurgy, and Mechanical Engineering. Integrated M.Sc. programs in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Statistics are also available, as well as an integrated M.Sc. in Economics.
The institute provides M.Tech. programs in all the engineering branches and interdisciplinary areas, such as Nuclear Engineering, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Laser Technology, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, and Industrial and Management Engineering. Admittance to these programs is through the all-India examination known as GATE.
IIT Kanpur has a dual degree program that allows students admitted through JEE to complete both a B.Tech. and M.Tech. in five years. Science electives, including Quantum Physics, Modern Theories of Material Design, and Bio-Informatics and Computational Biology, are also offered to enhance the science content in engineering.
The institute has a student population of approximately 1450 undergraduates and 850 postgraduates, along with 300 faculty members and over 1500 supporting staff. It also boasts one of the finest scientific and technological libraries with an online information retrieval system available on the campus LAN.
Location – IIT- Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 km west of Kanpur City. Location Map.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) is a leading academic institution in India, offering a variety of facilities to its students and researchers. The Computer Centre at IITK has a user base of over 6000 users and supports a high-speed fiber optic network connecting various departments, hostels, and facilities. The PK Kelkar Library at IITK has a collection of over 300,000 volumes and 1000 periodicals. The Institute has seven boy’s hostels and two girl’s hostels. It also houses the National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) and the National Wind Tunnel Facility (NWTF). The 3i-network is a collaboration between IITK, the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. The Institute also offers language laboratory courses, the Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for Excellence (SURGE) program, and distance education programs. Brihaspati is an open platform of learning developed by IITK. The Institute also has various research centers like the Advanced Centre for Materials Science and the Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
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Counselling Service – It provides a confidential environment where you can explore and express aspects of yourself that may be painful or uncomfortable. Our professionals will listen to you and help you in gaining your own insights and making and acting on your own choices, enabling you to work towards relating and living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Know more – http://www.iitk.ac.in/counsel/