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.
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:
|Biological Sciences and Bioengineering||40|
|Computer Science and Engineering||85|
|Materials Science and Engineering||60|
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|
|Scheduled Caste SC||262||414|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||107||196|
|OBC NCL PwD||551||711|
|Scheduled Caste SC||545||812|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||258||290|
|Bioengineering and Biological Sciences|
|Scheduled Caste SC||1379||1735|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||130P||233P|
|Materials Science and Technology|
|Scheduled Caste SC||1006||1465|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||740||814|
|Scheduled Caste SC||1809||2087|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||571P||638P|
|OBC NCL PWD||26||26|
|Scheduled Caste SC||116||216|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||72||141|
|Scheduled Caste SC||423||698|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||173||216|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||885||893|
|Scheduled Caste SC||872||1808|
|Mathematics and Scientific Computing|
|Scheduled Tribe ST||481||572|
|Scheduled Caste SC||245||567|
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|
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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