Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur

IIT Kanpur: Admission 2024, Courses, Fees, Ranking, and Placement

Kanpur Nagar, Uttar pradesh

IIT Kanpur: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, popularly known as IIT Kanpur, was established in 1959 with the assistance of a pool of nine US research institutes. The institute is a public research university awarded with the status of Institute of National Importance by GOI under the Institutes of Technology Act. The institute was the first to offer Computer Science education. It is ranked #4 in the engineering category, #5 in the overall category, and #6 in the research category by NIRF Ranking 2023. The QS World University Ranking 2023 has also placed the institute at #264th position among the top colleges of the world. 

The research institute offers multiple courses across several specializations through its 6 faculties and 31 departments. Out of the eight courses offered by the institute, the flagship courses are B.Tech, M.Tech, and M.Sc. JEE Advanced scores are used to determine admission to B.Tech. and BS programs at IIT Kanpur, which is followed by JoSAA counselling. While admission to M.Tech. and MS programs is based on GATE performance, subsequently COAP/CCMT counselling. IIT JAM & CAT scores are also acknowledged by the institute for admission to M.Sc. & MBA programs. Last year, IIT Kanpur seat intake for its flagship B.Tech program was 929, while for the B.S course the institute has accepted admission to 281 seats.

The institute provides various facilities to its students in a duration of 4-year program for which it charges fees.  The B.Tech tuition fee at IIT Kanpur was INR 9,61,030 for the class of 2021–22. Students who fall within the SC, ST, or PH categories are exempt from paying tuition in full. For students from less affluent homes, the institution also provides scholarships and financial help. With the merit-plus-means scholarship, students whose parents earn less than INR 4.5 lakhs can get a full remission of tuition fees as well as a Rs 1000 per month allowance for the duration of the program. However, in order to qualify for the award, beneficiaries must keep their CPI over 6.5.

Since past years, the highest package offered to candidates during IIT Kanpur placement drives has jumped by a record number. The highest package during placement 2021–22 was INR 2.06 CPA, with INR 1.2 CPA being offered domestically. More than 1300 offers were made, of which 49 exceeded INR 1 crore annually.

IIT Kanpur Location

The IIT Kanpur campus is located 15 kilometers from Kanpur city on the Grand Trunk Road and is sprawled across 420 hectares of land donated to the Institute by the UP Government in 1960. In 1963, the institution relocated to the aforementioned site. Mr. Achyut Kanvinde, a Delhi-based architect, designed and planned the campus. The institution is around 80 kilometers from the Lucknow Airport and approximately 18 kilometers from the Railway Station. Students can hire taxis from both the railway station and the airport to get to campus.

IIT Kanpur Ranking

  • IIT Kanpur is ranked #4 in the engineering category, #5 in the overall category, and #6 in the research category by NIRF Ranking 2023.
  • Additionally, the institute has been ranked #264th among the world's top universities in the QS World University Ranking 2023.

IIT Kanpur Courses

Through its six colleges and 31 departments, the research institution provides a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines. The institute's flagship courses include B.Tech, M.Tech, and M.Sc., which are among the eight courses offered. The B.Tech tuition fee at IIT Kanpur for the class of 2021-22 was INR 9,61,030. Students who are classified as SC, ST, or PH are excused from paying the full tuition fee.


Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent from a recognized board


Candidates must have B.E/B.Tech degree is relevant specialization from a recognized university or institution


Candidates must have B.Arch degree with minimum 55% marks in bachelors


Candidates must have B.Sc degree from a recognized university


Bachelors in any discipline with minimum percentage as required by the institute


Masters in a relevant discipline from a recognized university or institution

IIT Kanpur Admission

IIT Kanpur admission process vary for each course. The institute accepts national level examinations such as JEE Advanced, IIT JAM, GATE, and CAT for admission to different courses. The detailed admission criteria for each course is given below:

IIT Kanpur UG Admission

  • The institute offers B.Tech, BS and integrated courses at undergraduate level. 
  • Candidates seeking admission to UG courses at IIT Kanpur are required to take the JEE Main & JEE Advanced entrance examination.
  • Once they obtain a valid score, students are required to register and participate in the JoSAA counselling round.
  • After filling the preferences, candidates, if shortlisted, will be called by the institute
  • Submit the fees and confirm the admission

IIT Kanpur M.Tech Admission

  • Appear for the GATE examination
  • Obtain a valid score and appear for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) counselling process
  • Fill in the preferences and choices off colleges
  • If shortlisted, candidates will be called by the institute.
  • Submit the fees and confirm the admission

IIT Kanpur M.Sc/M.Sc+PhD Admission

  • Candidates seeking admission to the M.Sc & integrated M.Sc+PhD program are required to take the IIT JAM examination.
  • Appear for the examination and obtain a valid score.
  • Register and Participate in the counselling round by filling up the preferences of colleges
  • If shortlisted, IIT Kanpur will call the candidate to pay the admission fee and confirm the admission.

IIT Kanpur MBA Admission

  • Appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) examination and obtain a valid score.
  • Apply for the MBA program on the institute’s official website.
  • If shortlisted, the institute will call you for the interview round.
  • Final merit list will be released following the PI round.
  • Once shortlisted, submit the fees and confirm the admission.

IIT Kanpur PhD Admission

  • Candidates who are eligible must submit an application form to the IIT Kanpur's PhD admission division.
  • Following that, the candidates would be required to take a written test administered by the institute
  • Following that, applicants who pass the written exam will be approached for an interview, and those who pass the interview will be called for document verification.
  • Following the document verification, candidates are required to pay the fees and confirm their admission.

IIT Kanpur Scholarship

IIT Kanpur offers scholarships for a wide range of subjects to students in need of financial assistance in their academics. To be eligible for IIT Kanpur scholarships, candidates must satisfy the college's qualifying requirements. The qualifying conditions for students to be eligible for scholarships vary depending on the course. The scholarships are awarded based on achievement, family yearly income, and other considerations. Some of the scholarships available to students include the merit-cum-means scholarship, the Inspire scholarship, and the Anil and Reshma Nigam scholarship. 

IIT Kanpur Placement

IIT Kanpur placements are handled by the Students' Placement Office (SPO) within the institute. IIT Kanpur's Career Development Cell guarantees that students can match industry norms. The cell provides career counselling, improves students' analytical abilities via group discussions and mock examinations, and improves students' interaction, cognition, and social skills through career counseling seminars. IIT Kanpur Placement highlights are given below:



No. of Recruiters Participated


No. of Offers Made


Highest Package (International)

INR 2.06 CPA

Highest Package (Domestic)


Top Recruiters

EXL, Goldman Sachs, Axtria, Ola Cabs, Infosys, Sony, Outlook Group, Ford, Amazon

IIT Kanpur Facilities & Infrastructure

The 1000-acre IIT Kanpur campus is divided into several buildings. The institution now has 6478 students enrolled, including 500 research associates, 2540 graduate students, and 3938 undergraduates. The institute provides these pupils with a range of amenities to support their inclusive growth. 

Library: A large library with 300,000 volumes and a subscription to more than 1,000 journals is provided to students among the state-of-the-art amenities.

Computer centers/Laboratories:  There are multiple supercomputing clusters, start-up innovation, and incubation centers for students to learn about advanced computing technologies.

Hostel Facilities: The institution includes hostels with large, well-ventilated rooms. Every hostel provides amenities such as a table tennis room, a reading room, a computer area, and so on. Visitors have their own rooms at the hostels. Every hostel has a mess to satiate students' cravings.

Gym Facilities: A functional gym is available at the IIT Kanpur. Students who are interested in improving their fitness levels can utilize the campus gym.

Cafeteria: IIT Kanpur's cafeteria delivers excellent and healthy cuisine to students, administrators, and faculty members. The IIT Kanpur cafeteria maintains hygiene while cooking food.

Medical Facilities: The Institute campus contains a full-service health center that serves the health requirements of the institute's students, faculty, and personnel.

Laboratories: The institution features a CAD Lab where students may work on concept design and product development. Students can perform research and make their concepts come to life in the lab. The CAD Lab was built and organized to handle professional certification programs for students as well as operate as a consulting firm for companies.

IIT Kanpur Collaboration

  • Deakin University
  • Melbourne School of Engineering, 
  • Ecole Centrale Nantes
  • Fiji National University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Imperial College, London, UK
  • University Of Durham, UK
  • University Of Cambridge, UK
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • National University of Singapore
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Technische Universität München
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Miyazaki
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • ABB Limited
  • Aster Private Limited
  • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) 
  • Bartronics India Limited
  • Bharat Forge Limited

IIT Kanpur Clubs & Committees

Many IIT Kanpur committees, clubs, and societies are active not only in activities linked to clubs that are career-oriented, but also in the formation of student organizations, co-curricular societies, and so on. The arrangements made by the college groups, societies, and forums are amazing for providing students with a broad range of leisure activities. Many academic and cultural clubs include the following:

Joggers Club

Adventure Club

Film Making

Gliders Club

Astronomy Club

Music Club

Electronics Club

Book Club

Society of Automotive Engineers

Dance Club


Business Club



IIT Kanpur Notable Alumni

  • Anil K. Rajvanshi: Current Director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute
  • N.r. Narayana Murthy: Indian billionaire businessman. He is the founder of Infosys
  • Rajeev Motwani: Computer Science Researcher and former advisor and supporter companies including Google and Paypal
  • Nitin Saxena: Indian Scientist in Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Rakesh Jain: Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School 
  • Manu Prakash: Bioengineering at Stanford University.
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