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IIT Kanpur, established in 1959 is one the first IITs and the top public technical university in the country. The campus of IIT Kanpur is located 15 Km west of Kanpur city over 1050 acres of land. The college offers more than 80 courses in the fields of science, engineering, management, and humanities. In the NIRF 2023 Engineering category ranking, IIT Kanpur has been ranked among the top 3 engineering colleges. The top course at IIT Kanpur is BTech, aspirants can apply and appear for JEE Advanced Exam for BTech admissions. Also check IIT Kanpur Courses

The total fee for the BTech program at IIT Kanpur is INR 9.60 Lakhs and the average package for the BTech program is INR 33.53 LPA. IIT Kanpur 2023 placements report is yet to be released. As per the phase 1 report released by IIT Kanpur, a total of 1128 students have received job offers that include 208 PPOs (Pre-placement offers). The highest domestic package received by IIT Kanpur students stood at INR 1.9 CPA, where 33 students received placement offers of above 1 CPA. Top recruiters on campus included Rakuten, Intel, Google, Jio, Capital One, Texas Instruments, and many more. 

IIT Kanpur Highlights

Check the IIT Kanpur highlights below:

Particulars Statistics
Established Year 1956
Campus size 1055 Acres
BTech Fees INR 9.60 Lakhs (Total)
BTech Intake 1210
NIRF Ranking 4th Under Engineering
Number of Courses 75+
Total faculty Members 896
Scholarship Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships, External Scholarships, Sports Scholarships, Donor Scholarships
Highest Offer INR 1.9 CPA
Top Recruiters Rakuten, Intel, Google, Jio

Ques. Why is IIT Kanpur so famous?

Ans. IIT Kanpur is famous for three main reasons as following:

  • IIT Kanpur is the first institute to offer Computer Science education. It also owned its supercomputer.
  • IIT Kanpur is the only Indian institution with a runway of its own. It comprises 3 single-engine airplanes for a joyride both for students and visitors. 
  • The college is ranked among the top 5 engineering colleges in India as per NIRF 2023.

Ques. Which branch is best in IIT Kanpur?

Ans. The most opted branch of IIT Kanpur is Computer Science Engineering and it is also known as the best branch of the institute. However, there are other courses also which can be opt like Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and Computing. Mathematics and Computing is 4 year BSc degree. To get into the IIT Kanpur CSE branch, candidates have to score a rank under 200 whereas rank under 850, one can easily get EE and M&C. 

Ques. Is IIT Kanpur worth joining?

Ans. IIT Kanpur is a renowned institution that provides placements to students in the final year of the sought degree. Students who sit for the placement drive at the institute are likely to get various offers from domains like Software, Analyst, Data Scientist, Consulting core etc. Candidates also receive internship offers based on their determination and smart work. 

IIT Kanpur Top Courses 2024

IIT Kanpur’s flagship BTech admissions are based on JEE Advanced score followed by JoSAA counselling. Other popular courses at IIT Kanpur are MTech, MSc, MBA, MDes etc. 

IIT Kanpur BTech

IIT Kanpur BTech program is offered for 4 years in 8 specializations, the major highlight of IIT Kanpur BTech program are as follows:

Exam Accepted:  JEE Advanced Score + JoSAA Counselling
Eligibility 10+2 with 75% marks (PCM)
Specializations 08
Total Seats 1210
Total Fees INR 9.10 Lakhs
Median Salary INR 22.07 Lakhs
Ranking  4 in NIRF 2023

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IIT Kanpur BTech Cutoff: JEE Advanced

IIT Kanpur releases BTech cutoffs via JoSAA. The top college releases a total of 6 rounds of cutoffs in the month of July- August. BTech CSE turns out to be the most popular course of IIT Kanpur which is followed by BTech Electrical Engineering, and BTech Mechanical Engineering. The year-wise cutoff analysis of Round 6 Closing Cutoffs are given below:

Courses 2023 Cutoff By Rank 2022 Cutoff By Rank 2021 Cutoff By Rank
B.Tech Computer Science Engineering 238 237 216
B.Tech Electrical Engineering 1349 1368 1297
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2940 3155 2823
B.Tech Aerospace Engineering 3754 4247 3578
B.Tech Chemical Engineering 4097 4413 3767

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IIT Kanpur MTech

The MTech program of IIT Kanpur is offered for 2 years where admissions are granted based on GATE score. The major highlights of IIT Kanpur MTech program are as follows:

Exam Accepted:  GATE + COAP counselling
Eligibility Graduation with 55-65%
Specailizations 15
Total Seats 736
Total Fees INR 52,000
Median Salary INR 15.29 LPA

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IIT Kanpur MTech Cutoff: GATE

IIT Kanpur MTech admissions are done as per GATE score and seat allocation is done according to COAP counselling. The year-wise analysis of IIT Kanpur courses along with the expected cutoff for the year 2024 is mentioned below:

Courses 2023 (Cutoff by Marks) 2022 (Cutoff by Marks)
M.Tech VLSI & Micro-Electronics 845 762
M.Tech Control & Automation 822 754
M.Tech RF and Microwave Engineering 754 716
M.Tech Photonics 741 712

IIT Kanpur MSc

Exam Accepted:  IIT JAM
Eligibility Graduation
Specializations 04
Total Seats 198
Total Fees INR 52,000
Median Salary INR 16.86 LPA

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The cutoff for admission to IIT Kanpur is released as per the IIT JAM Score. For past 2 years, 2 rounds of cutoffs have been released, check the general category cutoff for IIT Kanpur below for past 3 years: 

Courses 2023 Cutoff By Rank 2022 Cutoff By Rank 2021 Cutoff By Rank
M.Sc Statistics 79 81 120
M.Sc Physics 167 235 240
M.Sc Chemistry 271 178 209
M.Sc Mathematics 330 285 193

IIT Kanpur MDes

IIT Kanpur MDes program is offered for 2 years. Admission to the program is offered on the basis of CEED Score. The major highlights of the program are given below:

Exam Accepted:  CEED Score
Eligibility Minimum 7.0/10 CPI in BTech, BDes, BArch
Total Seats 78
Total Fees INR 52,000
Median Salary INR 16.88 LPA

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IIT Kanpur MBA

IIT Kanpur MBA Program is offered by offered by Department of Industrial and Management Engineering on 78 seats, the major highlights of the program are tabulated below:

Exam Accepted:  CAT/ GATE + GD + PI
Eligibility Graduation with 60% marks
Total Seats 78
Total Fees INR 3.07 Lakhs
Median Salary INR 15.14 LPA

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Ques. How many courses are offered by IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur offers numerous courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The courses are as following:

  • UG- BTech and BSc
  • PG- MTech, MSc, MDes, MBA 
  • PhD
  • Integrated courses- BS+MS, BTech+MTech, BS+MTech, BS+MBA, BTech+MS, BTech+MDes, BTech+MBA and MSc+PhD

Ques. What are the 4 new courses in IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur has launched e-Master’s degree programs for working professionals in the following fields:

  • Climate finance and sustainability course.
  • Renewable energy and e-mobility
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Business leadership in the digital age

Ques. Does IIT Kanpur offer integrated courses?

Ans. IIT Kanpur offers integrated courses for a duration of 5 years. The various integrated courses offered by the institute are BS+MS, BTech+MTech, BS+MTech, BS+MBA, BTech+MS, BTech+MDes, BTech+MBA and MSc+PhD. 

Ques. How is the IIT Kanpur MDes program? 

Ans. IIT Kanpur offers a 2-year-long Master’s in design program at the postgraduate level. This program is offered under 3 specialisations: User Experience and Interaction Design, Industrial Design, and Visual Communication. Students are free to choose any of the mentioned subjects to pursue their MDes program. 

Ques. How much rank is required for IIT Kanpur MTech admission?

Ans. IIT Kanpur MTech admission is based on the GATE scores followed by the COAP counselling. IIT Kanpur has participated till 11 rounds of COAP counselling for the year 2023. IIT Kanpur GATE Round 1 overall cutoff ranged between 731-845 marks for the general category. 

Ques. Can we get IIT Kanpur BTech without JEE Advanced?

Ans. IIT Kanpur only accepts valid JEE Advanced scores to allow admission into its BTech program. It is not possible to get a seat at the IIT Kanpur for the BTech program without qualifying for the JEE Advanced exam.

Ques. Which entrance exam does IIT Kanpur consider for the MDes program?

Ans. IIT Kanpur offers a full-time MDes program for a duration of 2 years. Admission to this program is based on the CEED/GATE scores. Candidates are also required to have a BDes degree at the UG level. The final selection is done on the basis of a written test/personal interview conducted by the institute.

Ques. What is the cutoff for IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur cutoff for the BTech program is released by the JoSAA counselling. JoSAA has released a total of 6 rounds of cutoff for IIT Kanpur. IIT Kanpur cutoff 2023 for BTech CSE closed at 238 for the general category while in 2022, it closed at 237. For Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur cutoff 2023 closed at 1349, while in 2022 it closed at 1368 for the general category.

Ques. What is the IIT JAM cutoff for the MSc program at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT-JAM Cutoff for M.Sc. Program at IIT Kanpur for the year 2023 starts from 55 and rages up to 233 for different M.Sc. Specializations. IIT Kanpur MSc Statistics round 1 cutoff closed at 55 rank whereas in round 4, the closing cutoff was 60 rank. 

Ques. What is the IIT Kanpur MDes cutoff for the year 2023?

Ans. IIT Kanpur's cutoff for the MDes program is based on the CEED scores of the candidates. For the year 2023, the MDes cutoff for the general category remained at 47.3 marks, while in 2022 the cutoff remained at 41 marks.

IIT Kanpur Placements 2023

IIT Kanpur's final report for BTech, MTech, and MSc courses is yet to be released, however, the phase 1 placement results were displayed in December. As per a brief released by IIT Kanpur, a total of 1128 students have received job offers that include 228 PPOs (Pre-placement offers). The highest domestic package received by IIT Kanpur students stood at INR 1.9 CPA, where 33 students received placement offers of above 1 CPA. Phase 1 of IIT Kanpur placements witnessed 74 international offers which is a whopping 57% higher than the last year. Top recruiters on campus included Rakuten, Intel, Google, Jio, Capital One, Texas Instruments, and many more. 

Check the Placements highlights of IIT Kanpur in the table below:

Particulars Placement Statistics 2023 Placement Statistics 2022
No. of offers, 1200 1300
PPOs 208 (33% more from last year) 207
International Offers 74 47
No. of students placed 1128 1100
Companies visited 250+ 287
Highest International Package NA INR 2.3 CPA
Highest Domestic Package INR 1.9 CPA INR 1.2 CPA
Offers above INR 1 CPA 33 49
Average Package INR 33.53 LPA(BTech) INR 28.7 LPA

The course wise median packages of IIT Kanpur courses is given below:

Course Median Package
BTech INR 22.07 LPA
MTech INR 15.29 LPA
MSc INR 16.86 LPA
MDes INR 16.86 LPA

Moving on, the IIT Kanpur MBA Placements 2023 final report is out now. The average package and Highest package offered to MBA students is INR 18.14 LPA and INR 24 LPA. In these placements, a median package of INR 17.25 is offered and the lowest package stood at INR 12.41 LPA. Analytics emerged as the top recruiting domain with 27% placements followed by IT/consulting with 23% placements.
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Ques. Which branch of IIT Kanpur has the highest package?

Ans. As per the IIT Kanpur placement drive 2023, a total of 1128 number of students are placed. Among them, 92 students belonged to the BTech branch of the institute. Students from CSE, Mechanical, Civil, Mathematics, and Aeronautics departments bagged the highest package of INR 1.02 CPA. 

Ques. How are MBA placements at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. During the MBA placement drive at IIT Kanpur, the highest package stood at INR 24 LPA with an average salary of INR 18.14 LPA. The institute witnessed the lowest salary at INR 12.41 LPA. Candidates were mostly selected from domains like Analytics, IT/Consulting

Ques. Who are the top recruiters of IIT Kanpur placements 2023?

Ans. Some of the top recruiters of IIT Kanpur placements 2023 are Morgan Stanley, Capital One, Microsoft, Quadeye, and Sprinklr. The mentioned recruiters have recruited the most number of students from the institute.

IIT Kanpur Ranking

IIT Kanpur is ranked 264 globally in the QS World University ranking 2024. For the year 2023, the NIRF Ranking of IIT Kanpur is 4th in the Engineering category, 23rd in the management category, 5th in the overall category, and 6th in the research category. The previous year's ranking comparison of IIT Kanpur is as follows:

National rankings 
NIRF Innovation 2023 1
NIRF Overall Category 2023 5
NIRF Research 2023 6
NIRF Engineering 2023 4
NIRF Management 2023 23
NIRF Engineering 2022 4
India Today 2023 (Top 10 Government Engineering Colleges) 03
India Today 2023 (Top 10 Colleges with Placement Record) 03
International Ranking
QS World University Rankings 2023 264
QS World University Rankings - Engineering & Technology 2023 85
QS Asia University Rankings 2023 66
Management Ranking
Business Today Ranking 2023 (B-Schools) 32

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Ques. What is the rank of IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur is one of the oldest IITs in the country which has successfully secured the 4th position in the Engineering category and 5th position in the overall category by the NIRF Rankings 2023. 

Ques. What is the ranking of IIT Kanpur in the world in 2023?

Ans. IIT Kanpur is ranked 278th by the QS World University Ranking 2024 and 264th by the QS World University Ranking 2023. The institute stood at the 85th position in the Engineering & Technology subject by the QS World University Rankings 2023 by Subject. IIT Kanpur has secured a 5th position in India in the QS rankings in 2023.

Ques. Has IIT Kanpur’s ranking improved over the years?

Ans. IIT Kanpur has maintained the consistency of its ranking for the 3 consecutive years. IIT Kanpur’s ranking for the year 2020 was 6, however, since 2021 it stood at the 5th position. As per the NIRF rankings 2023, the institute has achieved the 5th rank with an audit score of 77.23. 

IIT Kanpur Scholarship

IIT Kanpur offers numerous scholarships to the students onboard depending on the academic and need basis. All the scholarships are available to students satisfying the criteria. 

How to avail IIT Kanpur Scholarships?

The applications for all the below listed scholarships will be filled after IITK sends a scholarship notification via emails to all the students. 

The scholarships offered by IIT Kanpur are listed below: 

Merit cum Means Scholarship:

Under this scholarship, IITK students' full fees waiver along with a pocket allowance of INR 1000 during the duration of the course. This merit cum means scholarship is available for students who maintain 6.5 CGPA. To avail the scholarship, students need to submit a parental income certificate. The parental income of candidates under this scholarship should be below 4.5 Lakhs.

Inspire Scholarship: 

Under this scholarship, students receive an annual scholarship of INR 30,000 per semester. Apart from this amount, a research grant of INR 20,000 is available for MS students. The scholarship is available for BS students with AIR 10,000 or below. The inspire scholarship of IIT Kanpur is a merit scholarship hence the recipient must maintain a minimum CGPA of 6. 

Donor Scholarship:

Under this, 115 scholarships are awarded to the meritorious and needy students. Under this program, the duration of the scholarship awarded and criteria for scholarship is different for all, please check the detailed info on the official website. 

Is there any scholarship at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur offers scholarships to the meritorious students. Some of these scholarships are Merit cum Means Scholarship, Inspire Scholarship, Donor Scholarships, Free basic mess Scholarship, Sports Scholarship, Academic Excellence scholarship, etc.

What is IIT Kanpur's top 100 scholarship?

Ans. IIT Kanpur’s Top 100 scholarship is also named the ‘Bright Minds Scholarship’. Under this scholarship scheme, 10 highly sought-after academic scholarships are given to students from the top 100 AIR in JEE Advanced 2023. IIT Kanpur took this initiative in the year 2021 for the first time to encourage the brightest minds. 

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Compare IIT Kanpur Vs Other IITs

The following table represents the comparison between most popularly compared colleges with IIT Kanpur

College IIIT Kanpur  IIT Kharagpur IIT Bombay  IIT Madras
Established 1959 1951 1958 1959
Campus Area 1055 Acres 2100 Acres 545 Acres 620 Acres
Specializations 09 15 10 10
Highest Package 1.9 CPA 2.6 CPA 3.67 CPA 1.37 CPA
Closing Cutoff (BTech CSE 238 279 67 148

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IIT Kanpur Alumni

N.R. Narayana Murthy Indian billionaire businessman. He is the founder of Infosys
Prem Das Rai Indian Politician from the Sikkim Democratic Front party and a Former Member of Lok Sabha
Ashoke Sen Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
Abir Mukherjee Vice-President, CitiGroup, INDIA
HC Verma Experimental Physicist, Author

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IIT Kanpur Departments

Department CD Rating
IME (Industrial and Management Engineering) 8.7/10

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Ques. What is the E-Summit IIT Kanpur?

Ans. The IIT Kanpur website says E-Summit stands for the ideals of change, fulfillment, freedom, meaning, community, and legacy. IIT Kanpur is the flagship event of the institute. The event is important for academic communities, venture capitalists, and new-age entrepreneurs. The event offers many opportunities to showcase entrepreneurial talent and creativity through events such as business ventures, product design competitions, and social entrepreneurial idea competitions.

Ques. What makes IIT Kanpur different from other IITs in the country?

Ans. The following points make IIT Kanpur different from other IITs in the country:

  • IIT Kanpur is the 1st institution in India to offer Computer Science. It also owned its supercomputer.
  • IIT Kanpur is the only Indian institution to have a runway of its own. Comprising 3 single-engine airplanes for a joyride both for students and visitors. 
  • Also, IIT Kanpur has the largest campus area of 1055 acres in comparison to other IITs in the country.

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Ques. How is CPI calculated for admission at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. . IIT Kanpur follows a grade-based system and awards grades such as A*, A, B+, C+, C, D+, D, E, F, S, X. In this grading system, IIT Kanpur does not provide any CPI to % equivalence. However, the students can calculate their specific CPI by multiplying it by a factor of 10 to come to a numerical percentage. 

Ques. Who is exempted from appearing for the PhD entrance exam at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. Applicants who have already a valid GATE/CEED score are exempted from the Ph.D. entrance exam at IIT Kanpur. Also, applicants from the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR /UGC/NBHM/DBT or DST INSPIRE Fellowship can get direct admissions at IIT Kanpur.

Ques. What is the hostel rent for the students at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. .IIT Kanpur charges INR 13400 for both the Indian Nationals and Foreign Nationals as hostel rent. The amount includes mess establishment charges and water charges as well.

Ques. How is campus life at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. .IIT Kanpur's campus life is well-known for its strong academic culture, vibrant student community, and wide range of extracurricular activities. There are numerous student clubs and societies on campus, cultural and sporting events, and a lively atmosphere, making it an enjoyable and enriching experience for students.

Ques. What is the student-to-faculty ratio at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. At IIT Kanpur, the student-to-faculty ratio is around 15:1. This means, at IIT Kanpur campus 1 teacher is available for every 15 students. The 15:1 teacher-to-student ratio is considered ideal ensuring that students receive individualized attention and guidance from their professors. This allows students to gain a more in-depth understanding of their subjects while also assisting them in developing their skills and interests.

Ques. What makes IIT Kanpur different from other IITs in the country?

Ans. The factors that distinguish IIT Kanpur from other IITs are as follows:

  • Campus: IIT Kanpur has one of the most beautiful campuses and the campus sprawls across 1959 acres. 
  • Academics: Academically, IIT Kanpur is known for its strenuous workload and peer pressure. But in reality, it has a very flexible culture. There are no attendance policies or bans on the Internet.
  • Campus life: Numerous cultural activities make campus life lively and exciting. There is always something to do and explore. The extracurricular activities cover various fields like dance, music science, and technology. 
  • Festivals: Antaragni and Techkriti fests organized by IIT Kanpur are the best in the country. Unlike other IITs, these fests are held during college days and not vacations. 
  • Counselling Service: The counselling service caters to the student's emotional problems and keeps the suicidal rates in check. It makes the students feel at ease and gives them a homely feeling.

Ques. What is the location of IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur is situated in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The city is about 200 kilometers from New Delhi and is well connected by road, rail, and air. The campus is located on the outskirts of town and is surrounded by lush green fields and trees, providing students with a peaceful and serene environment.

Ques. Does IIT Kanpur have a strong alumni network?

Ans. Yes, IIT Kanpur has a vibrant alumni network of successful professionals and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. The alumni network assists current students and recent graduates with career opportunities, networking, and other services. The institute also hosts alumni events and gatherings regularly, providing a platform for alumni to connect and stay connected with their alma mater.

Here are some of the well-known Alumni of IIT Kanpur.

  • Abir Mukherjee, Vice-President, CitiGroup, INDIA.
  • Ajay Pal Singh, Vice President, Nomura Securities, INDIA.
  • Gagandeep Malhotra, Assistant Vice President, CITI Bank, INDIA.
  • Khem Aithani, ITC Infotech, INDIA.
  • Ashwini Vaishnav, Minister of Railway and Technology, India

Ques. What are the facilities available for students at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur offers a variety of facilities and services to make students' lives on campus more comfortable and convenient. Hostels, libraries, labs, sports facilities, health centers, food courts, and other amenities are among them. The institute also offers several support services, such as career counselling and student welfare.

Ques. What is SIIC IIT Kanpur?

Ans. .IIT Kanpur's Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) is an incubator that assists students in launching their businesses. The center is made up of experienced academicians, founders, mentors, and team members who give students opportunities. SIIC IIT Kanpur has mentored more than 200 startups to date. The center offers three distinct programs:

  • Dhrishti
  • F6s
  • EdTech Hackathon