Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country. From its very inception, IIT Kanpur has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India. In meeting this challenge, the Institute has always been making special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit brilliant students from all over the country by a careful selection process. Continuous efforts have been made to provide the faculty with well-equipped facilities to enable them to participate in national endeavors in Science and Technology in a major way.
In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Institute has been involved in Continuing Education and Research & Development in areas of value toboth the Industry and the Government. Not only, has the Institute acted as the breeding ground for ideas and talent, it also has recognised and honoured scholars of distinction
In its continual endeavor to achieve excellence in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and research, the institute has earned a superb academic reputation in the global arena.
B.Tech. - M. Tech Dual degree
Interdepartmental Dual Degree
Integrated M. Sc.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual degree program
Master of Design (M.Des.)
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IIT Kanpur has more than 350 faculty members having degrees from the renowned universities across the world. The Faculty at IIT Kanpur are involved in cutting-edge research both in the industry and within IIT Kanpur and also holds positions as varied as editors of various international journals, visiting faculty in many universities, advisors to government and industry.
The contribution of the Faculty has been recognized frequently and have been honored with the awards such as:
Abhyast (with Boeing): Abhyast is an autonomous vehicle being undertaken as a joint activity of IIT Kanpur and Boeing Corporation. The objective is to develop a robot which acts as an aid to the operator in carrying specific task rather than an entity which is in need of continuous attention of operator. Its a 30cm x 30cm x 30cm robot capable of navigating from source to destination using various local and global sensors and is capable of communicating to the user using pre-established GSM network
Jugnu: Jugnu is one of the world's tiniest Nano satellites, weighing only three kilograms. Designed and fabricated by the mechanical engineering department, it was a part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of IIT Kanpur. Developed using indigenous technology and manpower (students and professors only) this satellite (34cm long) was developed at a cost of 2.5 crores. Launched by ISRO's PSLV C-18 on 12th Oct 2011, it has been continuously monitored and controlled by the Ground Station located at IIT K campus. Development of JUGNU started in the year 2008 with a team of 3 students and few professors, which gradually grew to a team of more than 50 students ranging from 1st year undergraduates to final year postgraduates along with 14 professors from different disciplines to complete this challenging mission
National Funding Agencies
IIT Kanpur provides an environment that nurtures leaders in addition to sound engineers. Students independently manage several club activities, national level festivals, administration of hostels and thus emerge as winner not only in national level competitions but also in their corporate life as well. This provides a platform to the students to hone their inter-personal skills and provides a holistic education.
The National Festivals of IIT Kanpur budget around 1.5 crore provide a unique opportunity where the students can experience management lessons first hand. Right from the stage of conceptualization to final implementation the students manage everything on their own. The organizing team gets to interact and deal with corporate, celebrities and hence inculcate managerial and inter-personal skills.
The inter hall competitions see the best of friends turn into the fiercest of competitors and hence bring out the best of talents in the students.
Club activates are managed by the students under the aegis of Students’ Gymkhana. Club activities provide the learning outside the classroom which sensitizes students to other aspects of life. Clubs organize several workshops and competitions all around the year in addition to representing IIT Kanpur at national level competitions.
The alumni of IIT Kanpur have undoubtedly made their mark on the Global professional fronts. Most of them occupy leading positions in corporate, academia & the government. Some of the most notable alumni that IIT Kanpur boasts of producing are :
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