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IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 and is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. It offers a number of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses across the disciplines of Science, Engineering and Technology, and Management. In the 2023 NIRF rankings, the institute achieved AIR-1  in the innovation category and AIR-5 in the overall category. 

The government of India recognises IIT Kanpur as an Institute of National Importance. In addition to world-class research facilities, the institute’s staff includes highly experienced faculty members. In 2023, IIT Kanpur’s placement of 4 crore INR was all over the news since it was the highest package ever offered in India. In the same year, the average package stood at INR 26.27 LPA. Industry giants like Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, Qualcomm, and Fujitsu were some of the top recruiters at IIT Kanpur. 

In addition to the IIT Kanpur campus in Kalyanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the institute boasts a Noida extension center and an office in New York City. The international office recruits capable international faculties for the institute and provides internship opportunities for its students. In order to facilitate the travel, IIT Kanpur has started its own helicopter ferry services. This has helped to increase the number of visits of dignitaries to the institute, hence improving the frequency of guest lectures and placement opportunities for students.

IIT Kanpur Rankings for 2024

IIT Kanpur rankings have been consistently at an all-time high due to its splendid performance in academics, research, and industrial outreach. At the national level, IIT Kanpur NIRF ranking 23 under the Engineering category is AIR 4. In the overall category as well, IIT Kanpur NIRF ranking has been quite close at AIR 5.

At the international level of QS World University Ranking, the institute has maintained its position within the rank range of 200 to 350 all through these years. Let's have a look at IIT Kanpur’s NIRF rankings across the various sectors, as well as the ranking given by other reputed organisations.

IIT Kanpur’s Ranking by the National Bodies

Rank Category

2023-24

2022-23

NIRF Innovation

1

-

NIRFOverall Category

5

5

NIRF Research

6

6

NIRF Engineering

4

4

NIRF Management

23

20

IIRF Ranking for Design Courses

6

6

IIRF Ranking for BTech Courses

6

6

India Today’s Overall Ranking

3

-

India Today’s Ranking for BTech

3

3

The Week’s Overall Ranking

-

4

The Week’s Ranking for BTech

4

4

Outlook’s Ranking for BTech

5

5

IIT Kanpur’s Ranking by the International Bodies

Rank Category

2023-24

2022-23

QS World University Ranking

278

264

QS Asian University Ranking

6

66

Times Higher Education- Overall

601 - 800

-

Times Higher Education- BTech

251 - 300

251 - 300

Times Higher Education- Science

501 - 600

501 - 600

US News- Overall

879

840

IIT Kanpur Campus Overview

The IIT Kanpur campus is located on the Grand Trunk Road in Kanpur, which is around 15 km away from the city. The land for this campus was donated by the then Government of Uttar Pradesh, after which the institute has been functioning on this location.

IIT Kanpur campus area in acres 23 measures 1000 acres and is home to the famous PK Kelkar Library, lecture halls, auditoriums, and several other buildings.

The students enrolled in the various courses across the undergraduate and postgraduate programs are accommodated in the 15 residence halls.

The campus also offers single-bedroom apartments to married research scholars. Sports complexes, mess facilities, and Student Activities Center maintain the vibrant vibe of the campus.

The vast span of the IIT Kanpur campus area of 1000 acres also features airstrips to provide helicopter joyrides and workshops to the students. The institute started the helicopter ferry services with Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd to connect the campus seamlessly to the airports of Lucknow and New Delhi.

IIT Kanpur is the only institute in the country taking such measures, quite literally, to expand its horizons.

IIT Kanpur Courses and Fees

The students get broad exposure to not just their field of study but also outside of their chosen department. The innovative IIT Kanpur courses are structured so that students can choose 50% of their courses from a wide range of humanities and management subjects. The institute has also succeeded in blurring the significant line usually between PCM and PCB by introducing life science courses for engineering students.

IIT Kanpur MBA

The Department of Management Sciences offers IIT Kanpur’s MBA degree course. The curriculum includes mandatory debates, brainstorming sessions, and live industry projects. IIT Kanpur’s MBA students have received offers from reputed companies like Deloitte, Ford, and IBM.

IIT Kanpur PhD

For the PhD programs across various branches, IIT Kanpur has a seat intake of 105. IIT Kanpur MS research program includes specialization in Power Engineering, Photonics, RF & Microwaves, SPCOM, MVLSI, and Control Automation. With an innovative curriculum ensuring a broad perspective in research, IIT Kanpur’s PhD courses also offer international exchange programs.

IIT Kanpur BTech

Students can choose from a variety of IIT Kanpur BTech programs consisting of the engineering disciplines of Aerospace, Civil, Chemical, Material Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Biological Sciences, and Computer Science Engineering. Given IIT Kanpur’s NIRF ranking of AIR 4 in the Engineering category, the BTech courses of the institute are the most sought-after.

IIT Kanpur MTech

The institute offers 34 courses in its esteemed ME/MTech programs. IIT Kanpur’s MTech courses are available in the branches of Aerospace, Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Material Science, Mechanical, and Sustainable Energy Engineering. IIT Kanpur courses in postgraduate education also allow students to work as teaching assistants on campus, further deepening their knowledge.

IIT Kanpur BDes

The inclusion of the IIT Kanpur BDes course was announced in 2022. The Department of Design has also planned collaborations with international colleges to encourage creativity and innovation.

IIT Kanpur MDes

The IIT Kanpur MDes course is one of the institute’s most popular courses, offering an interdisciplinary MDes+PhD program. The course is divided into 4 semesters and students can choose from a variety of electives. Some of the electives include Creative Visualisation, Fundamentals of Graphics, and Electronics for Designers.

IIT Kanpur MS

IIT Kanpur has a total intake capacity of 218 students in their 31 courses in the MSc program. The admission for the MSc degree at IIT Kanpur is conducted through the JAM examination. IIT Kanpur MS degree can also be obtained through a dual degree program of BS+MS by students meeting the CPI cutoff in their 5th year. The Economics Sciences department offers a BS degree.

Find the summarised details of the various IIT Kanpur courses and fees below. Also, note that IIT Kanpur fees for OBC, SC, ST, and other special categories may differ from the details below. Prospective students can check the official website for further information on the remission of fees.

Course Programs

Tuition Fees

IIT Kanpur BTech

INR 8,00,000

IIT Kanpur MBA

INR 2,80,000 to INR 13,50,000

IIT Kanpur MTech

INR 20,000 to INR 8,00,000

IIT Kanpur BDes

INR 1,00,000

IIT Kanpur BSc

INR 8,00,000

IIT Kanpur MSc

INR 12,000 to INR 20,000

IIT Kanpur Certificate Courses

INR 1,50,000

IIT Kanpur MDes

INR 94,90,000

IIT Kanpur MS

INR 5,40,000

IIT Kanpur PhD

INR 48,50,000

IIT Kanpur Scholarship

The institute offers seven types of scholarships, which include merit-cum-means, INSPIRE, Donor scholarships, basic mess scholarships, external scholarships, sports scholarships, and academic excellence scholarships. The details of all these scholarships have been mentioned below.

IIT Kanpur Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

 Allowance

Remarks

Merit cum Means Scholarship

Students with family income less than INR 4.5 Lakhs and  belonging to categories other than SC/ST

Full tuition waiver with a pocket allowance of INR 1000 per month

The student must maintain their CPI above 605 throughout the program duration

INSPIRE Scholarship

Students enrolled in BS program with AIR 10,000 or above

An annual scholarship of INR 60,000 with a research grant of INR 20,000

The recipients must maintain a CPI of 6 or above

Donor Scholarship

Students with CPI above 6 and family income less than INR 6 Lakhs

The institute offers 115 donor scholarships, each one with a different allowance. Explore the further details on the official website of IIT Kanpur.

Free Basic Mess Scholarship

SC and ST category students with parental income less than INR 4.5 Lakhs

Free basic mess bill and pocket allowance

-

External Scholarships

IIT Kanpur helps students benefit from various external scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal

Sports Scholarships

Students showcasing good performance in sports meets and leadership qualities in various campus activities

INR 1,000 per month for 9 months

A maximum of 20 scholarships are given by the institute

Academic Excellence Awards

Students with a CPI of 8.5 or above

-

-

IIT Kanpur Cutoff

IIT Kanpur’s cutoff rankings prove the highly competitive admission criteria in this esteemed university. For the admissions into BTech programs, the closing ranks in the last round of JoSAA counseling were in the range of 238 and 11824. A declining trend has been observed in the IIT Kanpur cutoff ranking for admission to the computer science branch. Let's have a look at the closing ranks in the first and last rounds of JoSAA counseling.

Course

Closing Rank in 1st Round

Closing Rank in the Last Round

B.Tech. in Civil Engineering

5933

6116

B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering

3754

4027

B.Tech. in Biological Science and Bioengineering

7520

8031

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering

4097

4344

B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

215

238

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering

1305

1349

B.Tech. in Materials Science and Engineering

6405

6939

B.Sc. in Economics

3242

3653

B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

2844

2940

B.Sc. in Chemistry

10942

11824

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Scientific Computing

987

1060

B.Sc. in Physics

5572

6153

B.S. in Statistics and Data Science

1090

1090

On comparing the year-wise IIT Kanpur cutoff trends, only a slight difference has been noticed for the closing ranks of the Computer science branch. The closing ranks for the Electrical Engineering branch was also close to the CS branch but were higher than the previous years. These two courses have amassed great popularity amongst the prospective students of the general category.

Course

Closing Rank in 2023

Closing Rank in 2022

Closing Rank in 2021

B.Tech. in Civil Engineering

6116

6297

5648

B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering

4027

4683

3809

B.Tech. in Biological Science and Bioengineering

8031

7309

6837

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering

4344

4649

4063

B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

238

237

216

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering

1349

1368

1297

B.Tech. in Materials Science and Engineering

6939

6535

6105

B.Sc. in Economics

3653

3300

3167

B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

2940

3155

2823

B.Sc. in Chemistry

11824

9676

9197

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Scientific Computing

1060

1143

1045

B.Sc. in Physics

6153

6383

5358

B.S. in Statistics and Data Science

1090

1082

1280

The closing ranks from 2021 to 2023 in the last rounds of JoSAA counseling for the OBC category students were as follows.

Course

OBC Closing Rank in 2023

OBC Closing Rank in 2022

OBC Closing Rank in 2021

B.Tech. in Civil Engineering

2862

2582

2363

B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering

2158

2214

1920

B.Tech. in Biological Science and Bioengineering

3608

3262

3473

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering

2208

2034

1842

B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering

146

155

147

B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering

788

696

711

B.Tech. in Materials Science and Engineering

3292

3003

2952

B.Sc. in Economics

1571

1971

1932

B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering

1479

1529

1275

B.Sc. in Chemistry

5256

4440

4369

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Scientific Computing

684

681

3387

B.Sc. in Physics

4846

4513

4710

B.S. in Statistics and Data Science

799

833

763

IIT Kanpur Admission for 2024

The IIT Kanpur admission processes are different for the several doctoral, postgraduate, and undergraduate programs. The merit list and wait list are prepared based on national-level competitive exams like JEE Advanced, GATE, etc.

  • To secure admission in the BTech programs, candidates have to clear 12th grade with a minimum of 75% aggregate.
  • They must also secure a good AIR while qualifying for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced examinations.
  • Once they obtain a good rank in these exams, they must register and fill in their choice of course and college for JoSAA Counselling.
  • After this, JoSAA authorities do seat allotment, and the shortlisted candidates for the 929 seats for the BTech programs are called for document verification and fee submission at the institute.
  • Similarly for admission to MTech programs, the candidates must clear GATE examinations and appear for the COAP counseling.
  • For admission to Ph.D. programs, shortlisted candidates are called for interviews.
  • Following the release of the merit list and waitlist, the selected candidates need to submit their documents and requisite IIT Kanpur fees.

Courses

Accepting Exam

Eligibility Criteria

MSc

IIT JAM

Scored an excellent AIR in JAM

BSc

JEE Advanced

Passed 12th grade with 60%

A good AIR in JEE Main / JEE Advanced / BITSAT / CUET / NTSE / KVPY / INSPIRE Scholarship or IITP-SAT entrance test

MBA

CAT/ JEE Advanced/ MAH CET

Passed 12th grade with 60%

Passed graduation with 60%

Cleared CAT

BE / BTech

JEE Advanced

Passed 12th grade with 75%

Cleared JEE Main

Cleared JEE Advanced

MTech

GATE

Passed 12th grade with 75%

Graduated with 60%

Cleared JEE Main / JEE Advanced / GATE / COAP

PhD

GATE/ UGC NET/ JRF/ IIT JAM/ GMAT/ UCEED

Passed 12th grade with 60%

A good AIR in JEE Main / JEE Advanced / GATE

BDes

UCEED

Passed in all subjects of the selected stream of Arts, Humanities, Commerce, or Science.

MPP

GATE

4-year Bachelor’s degree or 2-year Master’s degree in Arts, LLB, Commerce with 55% aggregate marks or 2-year degree in MSc/ MTech / MS or 4-year degree BArch/ BTech/ BS/ BSc with 60% marks

IIT Kanpur Placements

The year 2022 proved to be delightfully astonishing when Jane Street firm gave an offer at IIT Kanpur placement of 4 crore INR. Next year, in 2023, phase 1 of the IIT Kanpur placement drive witnessed 989 offers being made, from which 21 students received international offers. IIT Kanpur's highest package was INR 1.9 crore per annum. In 2023, IIT Kanpur's average package stood at INR 26.27 LPA. The domestic package increased by 58%, and the average package of MBA students was observed to increase by 9% during IIT Kanpur placements.  

Course

Median Salary

BTech

INR 22,07,000 per year

BSc

INR 15,00,000 to 19,20,000 per year

MDes

INR 16,86,000 per year

MSc

INR 15,00,000 to 17,69,000 per year

MTech

INR 15,29,000 per year

MBA

INR 15,14,000 per year

IIT Kanpur Internship

The institute provides interested students with three types of IIT Kanpur internship opportunities:

NDSP Internship

NDSP, or the Non-Degree Students Program internship allows interns to register as non-degree students at IIT Kanpur. Applicants from any reputed institution besides IIT Kanpur can apply for this internship. Those wishing to join this internship must have an official recommendation letter from the college where they are enrolled in any degree programs.

IFACET summer training program

The IIT Kanpur Foundation for Advanced Consulting, Education, and Training summer training program is another popular IIT Kanpur internship. Participants undergo a rigorous four weeks of learning from industry experts. They also gain hands-on experience with emerging technologies in the institute’s laboratories. After the internship, all the interns are presented with certificates of completion.

SURGE

Open to both Indian and international university students, the SURGE (Student Undergraduate Research Graduate Excellence) internship spans eight weeks. The eligibility criteria vary as per the current program in which the interested students are enrolled:

  • BTech / BE / BArch / BS students must have completed their 3rd year.
  • Students enrolled in any discipline of a five-year degree program must be in their 3rd or 4th year when applying for the internship.
  • The students of BSc/BA must have completed the second year, and the MSc students must have completed the first year of their respective study programs.

IIT Kanpur Notable Alumni

Many charismatic personalities form a part of IIT Kanpur’s notable alumni network. In the academic sector, we have Prof HC Verma, Prof. Veena Sahajwalla, Prof. Rajeev Alur, Prof Shiraz Naval Minwalla, and Prof. Anil K Jain. Mrs. Sonal V Mishra, the first woman IPS officer from Chattisgarh who received the Indian Police medal for her distinguished services, is one of IIT Kanpur’s notable alumni.

The entrepreneurship segment has Mr. Narayan Murthy, Mr. Arvind Pradhan (President and CEO of Camaco LLC), Mrs. Pooja Sankar (CEO of Piazza Technologies Inc.), Mr. Rajiv Desai (CEO of 3Di Inc. and Kahuna Systems), and Mr. Aditya Prasad (CTO of OK Credit). Mr Prabhat Singh, the current CEO and MD of Petronet LNG, is also an alumnus of IIT Kanpur.   

IIT Kanpur: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can I get a master’s degree from IIT Kanpur without clearing GATE?

You can apply for the e-Masters Degree Program at IIT Kanpur if you have not cleared the GATE exam. Visit the official website of IIT Kanpur, register with your mobile number, and upload documents. After a selection test, shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.

Q2. Who is eligible to apply for the e-Masters Program at IIT Kanpur?

Candidates with a valid bachelor’s or master's degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks can apply for this program. People with relevant experience will be preferred for admission to this course.

Q3. Can students from outside apply for the IIT Kanpur internship?

Yes, the SURGE IIT Kanpur internship program has been attended by 878 non-IIT Kanpur students so far. 9 students from SAARC countries and 66 overseas students have also participated in the internship.

Q4. Who are the leading recruiters in IIT Kanpur placement drives?

The top recruiters in IIT Kanpur include Morgan Stanley, Bain Capital, Uber, NK Securities, Da Vinci Derivatives, Microsoft, JPMC, Quadeye, Glean, Apple, Worldquant, Flipkart, Accenture, Rakuten Mobile, SAP Labs, and NVIDIA. 

Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kanpur Highlights

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Master Of Business Administration Course [MBA]
2 YEARS On Campus Degree Post Graduation Full Time
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₹ 3,07,950 Total Fees

Master in science [M.Sc]
2 YEARS On Campus Degree Post Graduation Full Time
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₹ 50,450 Total Fees

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Ph.D. [Ph.D.]
3 YEARS On Campus Degree Doctorate Full Time
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₹ 52,200 Total Fees

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Physics Mathematics Chemistry English Economics
MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY [M.tech]
2 YEARS On Campus Degree Post Graduation Full Time
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Exams Accepted : GATE, COAP

₹ 47,950 Total Fees

Specialization:

Electrical Civil Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor Of Technology Course [B.Tech]
4 YEARS On Campus Degree Graduation Full Time
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Exams Accepted : JEE Advanced

₹ 8,56,947 Total Fees

Specialization:

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