Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur

Suraj B.Tech (Aerospace), batch of 2019
02 May 2017 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • High-speed wifi available.
  • Excellent hostel and infrastructure.
  • There are 13 hostels at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 5 for UG and 8 for PG.
  • Food is too good and cheap
Academics & Faculty:
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has the best academic environment in India.
  • Well-known professors like HC Verma teach at the institution. 
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Course Fee is 2 lakh for students whose parents' income is more than 6 lakh.
  • Students whose parents' income is between 1-5 lakhs, the fee is 60000 and students whose parents' income is below 1 lakh, there is no fee. 
  • Scholarships are given to these students in a way that the total fee is refunded. 
Placements & Internships:
  • IIT Kanpur has a very good placement record it which goes up to 2 crores. 
  • There are good internship opportunities in foreign universities and companies.
  • There are a lot of alumni who have successfully started well-known startups like N.R. Murthy, Juniper, etc. 
Admissions:
  • I qualified the JEE advance with air 2562 and cut-off for aerospace is about 2900.
  • The eligibility for IIT is normal where the student must come under the top 20 percentile and must clear JEE main.
  • The student can attempt JEE only two times - First attempt after 12th Board Examinations and the last attempt after one year. 
Akki B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2017
13 Apr 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • In Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur Seniors are so supportive and they tell you everything you need to do to achieve your goals.
College Infrastructure:
  • The quality of Classrooms in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur is huge with good lightening.
  • The library contains more than 30000 books written by Indians as well as foreign writers.
Academics & Faculty:
  • The quality and method of teaching in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur are very good and they help the students in every step where students find difficult to move on.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The average course fees for B-tech course is Rs 120000.
  • SC/ST are exempted from paying tuition fee under scholarship scheme.
Placements & Internships:
  • Placement in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur is very good for all the students who all make it in this college, college is also preparing for the civil service exam.
Admissions:
  • I took JEE MAIN entrance exam and got selected in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur.
  • The cutoff for civil engineering in Kanpur is 3333.
Purwaj B.Tech, batch of 2018
21 Feb 2017 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • There are 13 hostels present at Indian Institute of Technology out of which 5 are solely for the UG students.
  • The hostels have sufficient capacity and since it is a residential campus all students are required to stay on the campus.
  • The quality of food is passable, of course, it will not be very good. The cost of the meal is Rs. 50. 
  • It has state of the art infrastructure. From labs to classrooms everything is top notch.
Academics & Faculty:
  • The class timings are very flexible at Indian Institute of Technology. It depends on the numbers of courses and credits assigned to each of them.
  • The method of teaching is the best you can get in the country.
  • The overall experience is fun.
  • There are different activities for the students to participate in. One never gets bored in the campus.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The course fee at Indian Institute of Technology is Rs. 2,20,000 per year.
  • There are different scholarships for the students who actually need financial support.
  • Also, loans at zero interest rates are offered to the students.
Placements & Internships:
  • Internships are usually offered after the completion of the third year at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • So programs also include internships from startups which can be pursued soon after the second year. There are research interns based domestic and abroad, and one can apply in any of them.  
  • IITK has a strong alumni network.
Admissions:
  • Eligibility criteria for getting admission in Indian Institute of Technology is to clear the JEE ADVANCED exam.
  • Cutoffs for BTech in Chemical Engineering usually range between 1800 to 2200 AIR.
Gaurav M.Sc (Statistics), batch of 2017
23 Jan 2017
Admissions:
  • Eligibility criteria to join Indian Institute of Technology was having a graduation in statistics stream.
  • The students have to clear the IIT JAM to get admission in the college.
  • The last cutoff was 39 AIR.
Tushar M.Tech, batch of 2017
21 Dec 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many clubs at Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur.
  • Ranging from science and technology to business and literary and performing arts.
  • Antaragni, Techkriti and udghosh (sports) are fest celebrated in the college.
  • Life in college is cool.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are 13 hostels at Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur which cost Rs. 2,000 pm.
  • PGs I do not know.
  • Food is fine. Around Rs. 50 per meal.
  • Classrooms and other amenities are excellent.
Academics & Faculty:
  • The daily routine at Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur is quite hectic.
  • A lot of time have to be spent in the library.
  • Quality is fine. Teaching is okay.
  • The college experience is nice. A lot of stress for studies. 
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Course fee in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur is Rs. 4,000.
  •  Don't know much about the scholarship. Around 100 students get a scholarship.
  • Generally, loans aren't needed. But if needed. SBI and Union Bank of India are available for loans.
Placements & Internships:
  • Stipend I am getting is Rs. 12,400.
  • IT, Manufacturing, Finance etc companies hire from Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur campus.
  • 70% students are placed.
  • Alumni network is awesome.
Admissions:
  • Eligibility criteria for a b.tech degree in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur is to clear the GATE exam.
  • The cut-off was on GATE score 520 AIR.
Rakhi B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2018
18 Nov 2016
Admissions:
  • one has to qualify (10+2) examination from any authorized Indian board.
  • First, you have to pass JEE-MAINS with minimum cut-offs which change every year.This year board examination marks are also normalized with JEE score.
  • Then JEE-ADVANCED examination has to be cleared with marks enough to have an AIR around 200.
College Infrastructure:
  • Institute's Academic Area comprises academic buildings and facilities such as the PK Kellar Library, Computer Centre, National Wind Tunnel Facility and SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre. It also houses faculty offices, laboratories, and administrative buildings. The academic area is connected by a corridor which links all the major buildings. IIT Kanpur has 10 boys' hostels, 2 girls' hostels, and one girls' residence tower all together called the 'Halls of Residence'. Being a major industrial town, Kanpur has a good connectivity by rail and by road but it lags in terms of air connectivity. IIT Kanpur was suffering significantly in comparison to IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay due to this reason as far as visiting companies and other dignitaries are concerned On 1 June 2013, a helicopter ferry service was started at IIT Kanpur run by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited. In its initial run, the service connects IIT Kanpur to Lucknow, but it is planned to later extend it to New Delhi. Currently, there are two flights daily to and from Lucknow Airport with a duration of 25 minutes. Lucknow Airport operates both international and domestic flights to major cities. IIT Kanpur is the first academic institution in the country to provide such a service. The estimated charges are Rs. 6000 (USD $100) per person. If anyone would like to avail the facility he/she have to contact Student Placement Office (SPO) at IIT Kanpur since the helicopter service is subject to availability of chopper rights.
Placements & Internships:
  • A lot of students go out to do their interns at universities across the world in USA, UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore etc. where their travel and accommodation costs are covered by the institute offering them interns.
  • The placements happen in the month of December for final year students. They happen over a period of one month where companies visit the campus vigorously. The highest salary offered is generally close to Rs 1 Cr or more. It is generally offered by an IT based firm to a computer science student for a position outside India (mostly in the US). apart from these few outliers, day one sees around 120-150 students getting placed at an annual salary package of more than Rs 15 Lakhs per annum. The companies following them offer lower packages. The overall average salary of the batch would be somewhere around Rs 9-10 lakhs per annum.
  • There is a strong alumni network in place which goes back long enough and the spread is all across the globe and across organizations of different types. Even though it's been more than 2 years now since I left IIT Kanpur, I can still approach and alumni with just my name and place of graduation. There are Alumni meets that happen every year at several locations across the country where graduates from batches of 1960's also join and share their experience with the younger generation. Job switching is way easier for an IIT Kanpur graduate because of the presence of a strong alumni network and a strong bond that every IIT Kanpur graduate shares with the other irrespective of the years they graduate in. 
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The course fee per year has been changing for some time now. It used to be INR 64000 per annum during 2009-2013. The fee is subsidized way beyond measure if one looks at the facilities and infrastructure made available to the students. However, the fee is subsidized for SC/ST candidates and numerous scholarships are available for other students as well who come from lower income group.
  • The scholarships are generally merit cum means and given to roughly 100 students every year. A lot of students also take loans for their education which are readily made available from banks like SBI and UBI that have a branch inside the campus at extremely good rates. All of this makes it almost a non-existent factor when you are thinking of an education at IIT Kanpur.
Societies & Associations:
  • IIT is quite famous for the numerous festivals that are conducted round the year. There are various hostel events and games that are played on regular basis. Apart from the zillion national level competitions, there are two main festivals conducted round the year.
  • Anataragini', the cultural festival, is held in the month of October while 'Techkriti', annual festival, takes place in early February.
Academics & Faculty:
  • Well, we’re talking about the top engineering institute in India. Undoubtedly, the reputation of the college is primarily because of its excellent teaching staff. One of the mandatory rules at IITK is that all the professors should be at least a Ph.D. qualified. Most of them have got their degrees from great and high-ranking universities in the USA. Apart from their crazy degrees, they’ve ENOUGH industrial experience and teaching experience at many other institutions. Some are visiting faculties at other engineering colleges. IIT Kanpur’s faculty for Computer and Electronics course is excellent and students are extremely satisfied with the teaching level. Communication isn’t a problem as almost all communicate in English.
  • Some try to get a bit friendly and talk in Hindi as well. All in all extremely chilled out and highly knowledgeable faculty at IITK.
Amit B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2018
26 Oct 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:

There are many clubs in Indian Institute of Technology like Robotics Electronic, Aero modelling, Dance, Music, Fine arts, Automobile Programming and many more.

Cultural fest is ANTARAGNI and Sports fest is UDGHOSH Technical fest TECHKRITI 

College Infrastructure:
  • 12 boys and 4 girls hostels are there in Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur campus. Fees for hostel is included in academic fees.
  • Food is quite good in quality.
  • India's one of the finest infrastructure, air conditioning, wifi and personal LAN in classrooms is 24 hours available.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur fees is now 1 lac per semester.
  • Scholarship options are there but you need to fight for it. Average 150 out of 800 gets scholarships.
  • SBI provides education loan at pretty decent interest.
Placements & Internships:
  • There are plenty of internship opportunities in IITs. I have done marketing internship in self study and gingercup in my first and second year summers.
  • Salary and companies are different for different departments
  • Average salary package offered is 22 LPA.
Admissions:

Basically, you need to clear JEE Advanced exam to enter in any of the IITs. There are only around 10k seats.

Cutoffs are different every year but approx 180 marks in exam can land you in a good IIT with a good department.

Shaharukh B.Tech (Aerospace), batch of 2017
21 Oct 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many student societies and clubs on campus such as FMC club, Cultural club, Hindi society, English society, Vivekananda Samiti,E-cell etc.
  • Antaragni, Techkriti, Udghosh are the cultural, tech, sports festivals of IIT Kanpur.
  • Life is quite good. In 1st year student try to explore these clubs and societies, then they found things of their interest and start with that. Academics is little tougher than other cities.
College Infrastructure:
  • 15 hotels are here. and hostel fees is already included in the total fee of 200,000INR
  • You are not allowed to live outside the campus in normal circumstances.
  • All hostels have the seperate mess. Mess system is well developed and food quality is also quite good. The cost for the mess is around a Rs.1500/-par month.
  • I think all cities have very good facilities of Labs, Library, Wi-Fi etc.

 

Academics & Faculty:
  • Class routine is from 8:00am to 6:25pm. You will not have classes all the time. Classes are maximum for 5-6hour daily.
  • The quality of teaching is very good because professor explains things with deep thoughts.
  • My experience in college is very nice.  
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Rs.200,000 is the course fee
  • Merit -Cum-Mean (MCM) given by MHRD India.
  • 500 out of 850 UG
  • Some student goes loan. The loan procedure is very simple and very easy to get loan free of interest. 
Placements & Internships:
  • Software companies, Finance, and marketing
  • 150000, 1.5crore, 80%
  • Very good Alumni contact, because of we a separate group of students which work towards alumni connections.
Admissions:
  • It has a joint entrance exam with other cities in India.
  • Entrance examinations to get into this college are JEE-Mains and JEE- Advanced.
  • Cut off rank for my course is around AIR-3800 in JEE- Advanced.

  

Lokesh B.Tech, batch of 2019
19 Oct 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • SAC is the hub for most of the major extra-curricular activities.
  • There are two SAC buildings, the older building(Old-SAC) and the other (New-SAC), which was recently built.
  • New-SAC has an open-air theatre (OAT) with a capacity of over 1400 people.
  • The SAC is maintained and managed by the Students' Gymkhana at IIT Kanpur.
  • The college festivals: Antaragni, Techkriti and Udghosh are planned and executed by the Core Teams (comprised entirely of students) at the behest of the Students' Gymkhana - which oversees all student activities. The Students' Senate is an empowered body which acts as a medium to convey the aspirations of students to the Institute authorities.

 

College Infrastructure:
  • Institute's Academic Area comprises academic buildings and facilities such as the PK Kellar Library, Computer Centre, National Wind Tunnel Facility and SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre. It also houses faculty offices, laboratories, and administrative buildings. The academic area is connected by a corridor which links all the major buildings.
  • IIT Kanpur has 10 boys' hostels, 2 girls' hostels and one girls' residence tower all together called the 'Halls of Residence'.
  • Being a major industrial town, Kanpur has a good connectivity by rail and by road but it lags in terms of air connectivity.
  • IIT Kanpur was suffering significantly in comparison to IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay due to this reason as far as visiting companies and other dignitaries are concerned On 1 June 2013, a helicopter ferry service was started at IIT Kanpur run by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited.
  • In its initial run the service connects IIT Kanpur to Lucknow, but it is planned to later extend it to New Delhi.
  • Currently, there are two flights daily to and from Lucknow Airport with a duration of 25 minutes.
  • Lucknow Airport operates both international and domestic flights to major cities. IIT Kanpur is the first academic institution in the country to provide such a service.
  • The estimated charges are Rs. 6000 (USD $100) per person. If anyone would like to avail the facility he/she have to contact Student Placement Office (SPO) at IIT Kanpur since the helicopter service is subject to availability of chopper rights.
Academics & Faculty:
  • Education at IIT Kanpur empowers the students with a critical thinking led approach, scientific temperament and knowledge in science, engineering, management and humanities fields to solve problems that challenge humanity.
  • The globally acclaimed education prepares the students for rewarding and exciting careers.
  • The excellent education has enabled the alumni to succeed in diverse fields from IIT Kanpur.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Students receive a full tuition waiver and pocket allowance of Rs. 1000 per month for the duration of the program IIT Kanpur.
  • This is merit cum means based scholarship; hence, the recipients must maintain a minimum CPI of 6.5.
  • However, if CPI falls below 6.5 (but remains above 6.0) then the pocket allowance is withdrawn.
  • A student must only submit their parental income certificate to apply for this scholarship.
  • This scholarship can be availed by those who are other than category (SC/ST) students with annual parental income less than 4.5 lakhs.
Placements & Internships:
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is well known for its academic excellence and is often considered as the 'first stop' for a large number of industries and other organizations for recruiting undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • We truly appreciate the faith bestowed on us from several organizations and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them.
  • Top companies from ver the world come for placements.
Anshuman B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2018
08 Oct 2016
Admissions:
  • The eligibility criteria for this college is 12th pass.
  • The entrance exam is JEE Main.
Sachin M.Sc (Chemistry), batch of 2017
08 Oct 2016
Admissions:
  • The eligibility criteria of doing m.sc. from any IIT is atleast 55% in B.Sc. and few IIT  have criteria 60 % in B.sc. in science stream (PCMB) and one more thing should remember is that (in 10+2 maths is compulsory subject).
  • The exam name is IITJAM. it is conducted by IIT in the first week of feb. every year. the form submission starts on the first week of sept. to the first week of oct. the exam is 100 marks computer based 3 hr. 
  • The cut-off is not fixed bcoz lots of competitors are increasing continuously but for example in 2016 Gen. cut-off around 34 marks out of 100.
Salil B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2017
23 Jul 2016 Rating :
College Infrastructure:
  • Hostels on and off campus available. Though I doubt anyone avails off campus. Everyone promotes on-campus culture. I lived in hostel.
  • Everything was great well except mess food.
  • The Academic Area of IITK is very large and is fully Wifi enabled. It consists of all the Labs,the Lecture hall complex,Faculty building,P.K Kelkar Library,Computer center and various canteens .Various Departmental Buildings are also present in the Academic Area.Also,Cafe Coffee Day is there to chill out. The Lecture Hall Complex has 17 Lecture halls and a Tutorial Block. There is a Institute Bus facility and a Registered Taxi service which runs within and outside the campus.Within campus, students usually travel through their own cycles. 
Placements & Internships:
  • Many companies visit IITK for the placements and internships. Some companies are department specific and some are open for all departments.
  • Average salaries varies depending upon departments and program. Computer Sciences average salary is highest. There are also international offers made by some companies.
  • There is a strong alumni network in place which goes back long enough and the spread is all across the globe and across organizations of different types. There are Alumni meets that happen every year at several locations across the country where graduates from batches of 1960's also join and share their experience with the younger generation.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The course fee per year is Rs 90000. The return on investment is best that makes the IIT Kanpur the pioneer institute.
  • The scholarships are on merit cum means basis, sports, research, alum scholarships and free basic means to the students of reserved castes.
  • Loans are easily available through the banks just on the basis of academic performance in the college.
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