IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur or just IITK is one of the prestigious engineering institutes located in the state of Uttar Pradesh (U.P). The institute was founded in the year 1959 and it is one of the oldest and original IITs in India. The institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of 9 United States research universities as part of KIAP (Kanpur Indo-American Programme).

IIT Kanpur is well known for its reputation, lively campus and talented students. The institute not only guarantees excellent academic activities but also various other opportunities are provided to help in the overall development of the students. The faculties of IIT Kanpur are also among the best in the world. They are focused primarily on imparting education that will enable students to develop excellent careers in engineering and related fields. Many events, programs, and guest lectures are further organized on a regular basis.

IIT Kanpur Ranking

The ranking of IITs keep changing every year but IIT Kanpur has managed to be on the top list for a long time. We will check out the ranks below.

Organization Rank Year
NIRF 5 2018
NIRF 5 2017
Outlook India 4 2017
India Today 3 2017
Outlook India 5 2016
India Today 1 2016

Courses Offered

List of courses offered in IIT Kanpur.

Courses offered at IIT Kanpur
Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering
Remote Sensing & Geosciences Bioengineering  & Biological Sciences
Aerospace Engineering Chemical Engineering
Mathematics & Computing Eng. Materials Science & Technology

In addition to these courses, the institute also offers doctorate and integrated programmes as well.

IIT Kanpur Seat Availability

For securing a seat in a desired branch of engineering in IIT Kanpur, the students need to rank between 500 to 700 (AIR).

Branch wise distribution of seats in IIT Kanpur:

Branch Total Seats
Mechanical Engineering 100
Electrical Engineering 130
Biological Sciences and Bioengineering 40
Computer Science and Engineering 85
Civil Engineering 105
Materials Science and Engineering 60
Chemical Engineering 75
Aerospace Engineering 50

IIT Kanpur Admission

The admission to IIT Kanpur for B.Tech programs are usually based on the JEE exams. The candidates also have to appear for JoSAA counselling. For M.Tech courses, candidates are mainly selected on the basis of GATE scores.

The admissions to IIT Kanpur usually starts from the month of December and goes on until the end of July next year. Candidates can apply online. The new semester typically begins by August.

IIT Kanpur Cutoff

IIT Kanpur JEE Advanced 2018 category wise opening ranks and closing ranks for various B.tech Courses are mentioned below:

Category Opening Rank Closing  Rank
Mechanical Engineering
General 909 1611
Scheduled Caste SC 262 414
Scheduled Tribe ST 107 196
OBC NCL 603 292
General PwD 70 106
OBC NCL PwD 551 711
Aerospace Engineering
General 1800 3174
Scheduled Caste SC 545 812
Scheduled Tribe ST 258 290
OBC NCL 1070 1447
General PWD 103 103
Bioengineering and Biological Sciences
General 3633 5537
OBC NCL 2474 3316
Scheduled Caste SC 1379 1735
Scheduled Tribe ST 130P 233P
Materials Science and Technology
General 3230 4549
OBC 1624 2337
Scheduled Caste SC 1006 1465
Scheduled Tribe ST 740 814
General 5155 7213
OBC NCL 2886 4200
Scheduled Caste SC 1809 2087
Scheduled Tribe ST 571P 638P
Electrical Engineering
General 324 803
General PwD 59 73
OBC NCL 182 484
Scheduled Caste SC 116 216
Scheduled Tribe ST 72 141
Civil Engineering
General 2229 3707
OBC 208 1587
Scheduled Caste SC 423 698
Scheduled Tribe ST 173 216
General PwD 27P 55P
OBC NCL 730 1587
General 1290 3586
Scheduled Tribe ST 885 893
OBC 1284 2838
Scheduled Caste SC 872 1808
Mathematics and Scientific Computing
General 358 874
Scheduled Tribe ST 481 572
Scheduled Caste SC 245 567
OBC 251 541
General PwD 46 46
OBC NCL 251 541

IIT Kanpur Placements

Roughly, around 250 to 300 odd companies normally visit IIT Kanpur campus. Some of the top companies include Google, Facebook, Reliance, Mckinsey, Siemens, Goldman Sachs, InfoX, etc. These are the standard recruiters during the placement season. Unlike other engineering colleges, there was no mass recruitment. An average salary of 8 to 10 lakhs per annum is usually offered to students. More significantly, IIT Kanpur has recorded a 100% placement for all students pursuing undergraduate courses.

Being one of the best engineering institutes in India, the college is quite well known for providing quality internships. Students in the third year are usually recruited by the Top MNC’s for summer internships of 3 to 4 months duration. All these internships were paid ones and the salary was around 25,000 Rs to 30,000 rupees per month. The Placement details and statistics of IIT Kanpur are mentioned below:

Branch Students Selected Average (Lakhs) Highest (Lakhs) Lowest (Lakhs)
Mechanical Eng. (ME) 44 5.80 22 3.7
Aerospace Eng. (AE) 9 5.93 13.49 3.76
Computer Science Eng. (CSE) 22 5.84 20 4.64
Civil Engineering (CE) 26 6.029 22 3
Electrical Eng. (EE) 49 6.13 22 4.2
Chemical Eng.  (CHE) 31 5.95 22 3.26
Metallurgy & Materials Engineering (MME) 34 5.99 9 3.25
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE) 10 5.93 8.04 4

Salary Structure

The salary structure of students placed in IIT Kanpur B.Tech Courses:

Branch wise Details of students placed in IIT Kanpur B.tech Courses:

FAQ – IIT Kanpur

  • Are there any programs apart from engineering and technical courses?

Yes, IIT- Kanpur offers specialized Humanities and Social Science courses as well. The institute also has some centres for an interdisciplinary study where specializations are mixed to provide better learning.

  • How is the faculty at IIT Kanpur?

As per reports and feedback from the students, IIT Kanpur has some of the best faculty members who are all experienced in their respective fields of interest.

  • What is IIT Kanpur Address?

IIT Kanpur is located in the city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. Its official address is given as;

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur -208 016

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