Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, commonly known as IIT Kanpur or IITK, is a prestigious public technical and research university located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Established in 1959, IIT Kanpur is one of the premier institutions in India for engineering and scientific education, renowned for its academic excellence, rigorous curriculum, and vibrant research environment.

IIT Kanpur was established with the support of a consortium of nine leading American universities as part of a government initiative to create world-class educational institutions in India. The aim was to foster technological and scientific advancement in the country by providing quality education and promoting cutting-edge research.

The sprawling campus of IIT Kanpur covers an area of around 1055 acres and is situated on the banks of the Ganges River. The institute is known for its serene and picturesque surroundings, which provide an ideal environment for learning and innovation. The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, research centers, libraries, sports complexes, and residential accommodations for students and faculty.

IIT Kanpur offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines of engineering, technology, and sciences. The institute is known for its rigorous curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience, preparing students to become skilled professionals and leaders in their respective fields. The faculty at IIT Kanpur comprises highly accomplished and dedicated professors who are experts in their domains and actively involved in cutting-edge research.

Research is an integral part of the academic culture at IIT Kanpur, and the institute encourages students and faculty members to engage in innovative and interdisciplinary research projects. The research output of IIT Kanpur spans various fields, including aerospace engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and many more. The institute has collaborations with renowned national and international institutions, fostering an environment of collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Apart from academic and research pursuits, IIT Kanpur provides numerous extracurricular activities and opportunities for overall personality development. The institute has a vibrant student community with various clubs, societies, and organizations catering to a wide range of interests, including cultural, technical, sports, and entrepreneurship activities. These activities not only enhance the students’ skills and talents but also promote teamwork, leadership, and a spirit of innovation.


Name of the institutionIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur
AbbreviationsIIT, Kanpur
Year of Establishment 1959
Approved By All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) 
Campus Area1,100 Acres
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Discipline Offered Engineering
Institution TypeIndian Institute of Technology
Category Engineering colleges in Kanpur 
Entrance Examination RequiredJEE-Main Exam, JEE-Advanced Exam
Contact DetailsAddress-Kalyanpur, Kanpur -208 016Email ID:

Facilities and Infrastructure

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) boasts a robust infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities that support its academic and research endeavors. The institute is committed to providing a conducive environment for learning, innovation, and overall development of its students and faculty members.

  • Campus: Spread over a sprawling area of approximately 1055 acres, the IIT Kanpur campus is situated on the scenic banks of the Ganges River. The campus offers a tranquil and picturesque setting, creating an ideal atmosphere for academic pursuits. The well-maintained green spaces, gardens, and tree-lined avenues add to the beauty and serenity of the campus.
  • Academic Buildings: IIT Kanpur features modern academic buildings equipped with spacious classrooms, lecture halls, and seminar rooms. These facilities provide an appropriate setting for effective teaching and learning. The classrooms are equipped with audio-visual aids to facilitate interactive and engaging sessions.
  • Laboratories: The institute houses well-equipped laboratories that cater to various disciplines of engineering, technology, and sciences. These laboratories provide students with hands-on experience and practical training, allowing them to apply theoretical concepts in a real-world context. The labs are equipped with advanced equipment, machinery, and software tools to support cutting-edge research and experimentation.
  • Research Centers: IIT Kanpur is home to several research centers and institutes dedicated to specialized areas of study. These centers provide a platform for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. They are equipped with advanced research facilities, instrumentation, and computational resources to support high-quality research output.
  • Libraries: The Central Library at IIT Kanpur is a valuable resource for students, faculty, and researchers. It houses a vast collection of books, journals, research papers, and digital resources in various disciplines. The library provides a comfortable and conducive environment for study, research, and reference purposes.
  • Computer Facilities: IIT Kanpur recognizes the importance of computer technology in today’s digital age. The institute provides extensive computer facilities with high-speed internet connectivity. Computer centers are equipped with the latest hardware, software, and networking infrastructure, enabling students to access computational resources and carry out simulations, programming, and data analysis.
  • Sports and Recreational Facilities: IIT Kanpur encourages a balanced and holistic development of its students. The campus offers a range of sports facilities, including cricket and football grounds, tennis and basketball courts, indoor sports complexes, and a swimming pool. These facilities promote physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship among the students.
  • Residential Accommodations: IIT Kanpur provides on-campus residential accommodations for students, faculty, and staff. The hostels are well-maintained and offer a comfortable living environment. The hostels are equipped with basic amenities such as Wi-Fi connectivity, mess facilities, common rooms, and recreational areas, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among the residents.
  • Auditoriums and Conference Halls: The institute has spacious auditoriums and conference halls equipped with modern audio-visual equipment. These venues are used for hosting seminars, conferences, workshops, cultural events, and guest lectures. They serve as platforms for intellectual discourse, knowledge sharing, and cultural exchange.
  • Medical Facilities: IIT Kanpur provides medical facilities to ensure the well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. The institute has a health center equipped with qualified medical professionals and necessary medical equipment. Regular health check-ups, medical consultations, and emergency services are available to cater to the healthcare needs of the campus community.


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Management Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Academic Programmes 

Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech Courses) 

Courses Duration of CoursesSeat Intake
Aerospace Engineering4 Years69
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering4 Years53
Chemical Engineering4 Years84
Civil Engineering4 Years148
Computer Science & Engineering4 Years129
Electrical Engineering4 Years192
Materials Science & Engineering4 Years95
Mechanical Engineering 4 Years149
Industrial & Management Engineering4 Years
Sustainable Energy Engineering4 Years

Postgraduate Courses (M. Tech Courses)

Courses Duration of Courses
Aerospace Engineering4 Years
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering4 Years
Chemical Engineering4 Years
Civil Engineering4 Years
Computer Science & Engineering4 Years
Electrical Engineering4 Years
Materials Science & Engineering4 Years
Mechanical Engineering 4 Years
Industrial & Management Engineering4 Years
Sustainable Energy Engineering4 Years

Fees Structure

Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech Courses) 

Courses Fees 
Aerospace EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Biological Sciences & BioengineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Chemical EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Civil EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Computer Science & EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Electrical EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Materials Science & EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Mechanical Engineering Rs. 1,12,825/-
Industrial & Management EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-
Sustainable Energy EngineeringRs. 1,12,825/-

Postgraduate Courses ( Courses)

Courses Fees 
Aerospace EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Biological Sciences & BioengineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Chemical EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Civil EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Computer Science & EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Electrical EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Materials Science & EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Mechanical Engineering Rs. 1,17,268/-
Industrial & Management EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-
Sustainable Energy EngineeringRs. 1,17,268/-

JEE Main Cut-Off 2023

CategoryCutoff 2023

JEE Advanced Cut-off 2023

CategoryMinimum Marks in Each SubjectMinimum Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL)555
OBC-NCL rank list550
General EWS rank list550
SC rank list328
ST rank list328
Common PwD rank list328
OBC-NCL PwD rank list328
General-NCL PwD rank list328
SC PwD rank list328
ST PwD rank list328
Preparatory course (PC) rank lists114

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur JoSAA Cut Off 2023 Round 6

Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank
AIOPEN (PwD)13122

“Electrical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)”

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank
AIOPEN (PwD)16924P

“Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)”

QuotaSeat TypeGender-Neutral Closing RankFemale-only (including Supernumerary) Closing Rank

Counselling Process

The counselling process for Engineering Colleges in India is conducted by two major authorities: the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) which is conducted by one of the IITs and the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) conducted by any of the NITs.

These processes are aimed at providing a fair and transparent system for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate engineering programs in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

Candidates admitted to Josaa Counselling for engineering colleges across India have the option to register for CSAB counselling in case of remaining vacant seats, ensuring additional opportunities for securing admission to esteemed engineering institutions. Here’s an overview of the counselling process conducted by JoSAA :

Josaa Counseling Process

Detailed steps for the JoSAA Counselling are as follows; 

Step 1 Registration: 

In order to participate in JoSAA Counselling Process, eligible candidate should register themselves on the JoSAA Couselling website with following credentials

  • JEE (Main) Application Number and password for candidates who have appeared in JEE (Main).
  • JEE (Main) Application Number and password for candidates eligible through “one-time measure” and did not appear in JEE (Main).
  • JEE (Advanced) login-id and password for foreign nationals who did not appear in JEE (Main).

After logging in with the provided credentials, candidates are asked to fill out personal and academic information such as name, age, gender, qualification, and other specifics.

After filling out the necessary information, candidates can proceed to the choice-filling process.

Step 2 Choice Filling

  • Candidates should carefully order the academic programs when filling out the choices, keeping in mind that only those choices would be used to determine seat allocation.
  • Candidates are given a 10-day window to fill in their choices which include 2 mock seat allocations. This 10-day window will NOT be extended under any circumstances.
  • Candidates have 10 days to make their selections, which includes 2 mock seat allocations. This 10-day period will NOT be prolonged in any way.
  • Candidates must prioritize their choices in order of preferred courses/institutes, choosing only those academic programs from the choices that they are willing to enroll in.

Step 3 Choice Locking 

  • Candidates must “lock” their choices on or before the final day of choice filling after selecting their preferred colleges and academic programs.
  • If candidates don’t lock their choices, the most recent choices saved will be locked automatically when the selection deadline arrives.
  • The choices made by a candidate cannot be changed once they have been locked.  before the choice-filling deadline, candidates may edit their selections by first submitting a request to unlock in the online JoSAA portal. The registered mobile and email will receive an OTP that can be used to verify the unlock request. The candidate’s options will become available after being verified.

Steps 4  Seat Allotment and Seat Acceptance:

  • The candidate is responsible for logging into the JoSAA portal and verifying whether a seat has been assigned in a specific round of seat allocation.
  • If the candidate is given a seat, they must complete “Online Reporting” before the last date or time allotted for the given round—the round in which the seat is allocated—in order to accept the seat.
  • Once all of the documents have been verified, the assigned seat will either be confirmed or canceled. To accept a seat that has been allotted to them, a candidate must download the “Initial Seat Allotment Intimation Slip” and follow the instructions.

Step A Accept the Seat:  The candidate must accept the seat offered and choose one of the following options for the academic program for the next round: “Freeze,” “Slide,” or “Float”

Step B Upload the documents: The candidate must upload each of the necessary documents  listed on the JoSAA Portal.

Step C : Pay the Seat Acceptance Fee:

  • To be eligible for a seat in the IITs or NIT+ system, a candidate MUST pay the seat acceptance fee and complete the entire JoSAA process.
  • If the candidate does not pay the seat acceptance fee, the documents they have uploaded cannot be verified. The admission fee is distinct from the seat acceptance fee and varies by institute and candidate category.

Step 5: Document Verification: 

Students must get their documentation verified in this step in accordance with the schedule. Verification of the documents will be done online. Students won’t be permitted to report to the designated location for final admission until all of their documentation has been verified.

Step 6: Reporting the college:

The final step is for applicants to report at the designated institute to pay the balance due as well as complete any remaining admissions requirements.

 Options on Seats Allotted in JoSAA Counselling

Floating: Candidates must choose this option if they want to accept the assigned seat but are also open to advancement and admission to more desirable institutions or programs.

Freezing: If a candidate is content with the seat they have been assigned and does not want to take part in any additional rounds of counseling, they must Freezing this option.

Sliding: Candidates who select the sliding option will be notified of their allotment but will also be eligible to enroll in a higher-level preferred course at the same institution.

JoSAA Counselling Fees

Before accepting the seats allotted by JoSAA Counseling, candidates must pay a Partial Admission Fee (PAF). The details for PAF for various categories are given below;

Categories(PAF) details
GEN/OBC-NCL/GEN-EWS Category₹40,000/
SC/ST/PwD Category₹20,000/

Payment method 

  •  After logging in, the JoSAA portal offers UPI, Net Banking, debit card, and credit card services.
  •  State Bank of India e-challan downloaded from the JoSAA portal upon login. 

Documents Required

  • Provisional JoSAA seat allotment letter 2023
  • Three passport-size photographs similar to one uploaded in JEE Main 2023 application form
  • Candidate Undertaking
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment by e-challan or Internet Banking through SBI
  • JEE Main Score Card 2023
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2023
  • Class 10th Standard Mark Sheet or Date of Birth Proof
  • Class 12 (or equivalent) Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate
  • Valid photo Identity Card
  • Medical Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI Certificate or PIO Card (if applicable)
  • Registration and Filled Choices for Seat Allotment

Placement and Alumni Network 


  • IIT Kanpur takes immense pride in its robust placement cell, which acts as a catalyst in connecting students with top-notch recruiters. With an enviable reputation for producing highly skilled and accomplished graduates, the institute stands tall as a preferred destination for leading national and international companies.
  • The placement cell at IIT Kanpur goes above and beyond to groom students for the challenges of the placement process. Through a myriad of activities such as resume building, interview skills development, group discussions, and mock interviews, students are equipped with the confidence and expertise needed to excel. Workshops and seminars conducted by industry experts keep students abreast of the latest trends and demands, ensuring they stand out in a competitive job market.
  • The placement season at IIT Kanpur unfolds during the final year of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, attracting an impressive lineup of recruiters across diverse sectors. Renowned companies in technology, consulting, finance, manufacturing, research and development, and more, actively participate in the placement process. Collaborating closely with these organizations, the placement cell ensures a seamless and fruitful recruitment experience for both students and recruiters
  • With an impeccable track record, IIT Kanpur consistently witnesses a high percentage of students securing coveted job offers from esteemed organizations. The average and highest salary packages offered are a testament to the quality of education and the exceptional talent nurtured within the institute.

Alumni Network:

  • At IIT Kanpur, the journey doesn’t end with graduation; it marks the beginning of a lifelong association with an illustrious and extensive alumni network. This powerful network serves as a catalyst for growth, propelling students and recent graduates towards success and igniting a spirit of camaraderie and support.
  • The alumni network at IIT Kanpur thrives on a foundation of shared experiences, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Accomplished alumni, who have carved their names in various fields, actively engage with students and fellow graduates through events, seminars, and workshops. Their wisdom and insights serve as invaluable resources, providing students with a competitive edge and inspiring them to achieve greatness.
  • Beyond offering guidance, the alumni network plays a pivotal role in career advancement. Alumni frequently extend a helping hand, opening doors to internships, job placements, and entrepreneurial ventures. Leveraging their connections, they facilitate meaningful industry interactions, recommend students for coveted positions, and provide invaluable mentorship to guide them on their professional paths.
  • IIT Kanpur sustains a strong bond with its alumni through dedicated chapters and associations spread across cities and countries. These vibrant chapters organize alumni reunions, social gatherings, and professional networking events, fostering a tight-knit community that continues to thrive long after graduation.
  • The achievements of IIT Kanpur’s alumni exemplify the transformative power of the institute. Their success stories stand as testaments to the institute’s commitment to nurturing talent, providing a solid foundation, and creating an environment that breeds excellence.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur’s placement and alumni network form an integral part of the institution’s ethos. With an unwavering commitment to securing bright futures, the institute’s placement cell opens doors to prestigious job opportunities, while the strong alumni network provides lifelong support, mentorship, and invaluable connections. Together, they form an unwavering support system, propelling students and graduates towards boundless success and accomplishment.

Contact Details 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  • Address-Kalyanpur, Kanpur -208 016
  • Email ID:
  • Website-

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur is one of the premier engineering institutes in India. It is a public technical and research university located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Q. How can I get admission to IIT Kanpur?

A. To get admission to IIT Kanpur, you need to qualify for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Admission is based on the JEE Advanced rank and subsequent counseling process.

Q. What programs does IIT Kanpur offer?

A. IIT Kanpur offers undergraduate (B.Tech), postgraduate (M.Tech, M.Sc, MBA), and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in various disciplines of engineering, sciences, management, and design.

Q. What is the campus size of IIT Kanpur?

A. The IIT Kanpur campus spans approximately 1055 acres and is located on the banks of the Ganges River, providing a serene and picturesque environment for academic pursuits.

Q. What are the facilities available at IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur offers modern academic buildings, well-equipped laboratories, research centers, libraries, computer facilities, sports complexes, hostels, medical facilities, and more.

Q. How is the faculty at IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur boasts a distinguished faculty comprising highly qualified and experienced professors, researchers, and industry experts who are dedicated to providing quality education and mentorship.

Q. What are the research opportunities at IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur is renowned for its research contributions in various domains. The institute provides ample research opportunities through its research centers, laboratories, and collaborations with national and international institutions.

Q. What is the placement scenario at IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur has an excellent placement record, with a large number of reputed companies visiting the campus for recruitment. The institute’s placement cell assists students in securing internships and job offers, ensuring a smooth transition into the professional world.

Q. What is the alumni network like at IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur has a strong and well-connected alumni network that actively engages with the institute and offers support to current students and recent graduates through mentorship, networking events, and career guidance.

Q. What are the cultural and extracurricular activities at IIT Kanpur?

A. IIT Kanpur hosts a vibrant campus life with numerous cultural festivals, technical events, clubs, and student organizations. These activities provide opportunities for personal development, creativity, and fostering a well-rounded personality.

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