IIT Kanpur: Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Ayesha Taneem Ayesha Taneem | Jan 5, 2024
Ayesha Taneem
Ayesha Taneem

Updated on - Jan 5, 2024

Latest Updates for IIT Kanpur

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    JEE Main Session 2 exam date 2024 has been rescheduled for Apr 4 - 15, 2024.

IIT Kanpur was established in 1958 to produce quality education, deliver quality research, and supply leadership in technological innovation. IIT Kanpur has secured 5th position in the overall category, 6th place in research, and 4th in the engineering category by NIRF ranking 2022.JEE Main 2024 Session 1 will be conducted on January 24, 2024, and February 1, 2024. The session 2 exams will be conducted on April 1, 2024, and April 15, 2024. CEED 2024 will be conducted on January 21, 2024.

IIT Kanpur GATE Cutoff will decide the admissions for M.Tech. IIT Kanpur admission 2024 for the B.Tech program starts after the result announcement of IIT and GATE. The institute invites applications for admission to Ph.D./MTech/MS(By Research) Programs 2024.


The institute also offers science and management stream courses such as B.Sc, M.Sc, MBA, etc. The institute also has good placement records. In 2022, students were placed in reputed institutions with around an 80% placement rate; 49 companies offered 1 crore and above salary for the students in the institution. IIT Kanpur offers a wide range of short-term online courses, certificate programs, and MOOC courses. All the MOOC courses and short-term courses are offered for free and are open to all programs. 

With an incredible legacy of more than six decades, IIT Kanpur is one of the most distinguished institutions in the country. Read about the different features of the institute that have attracted its students in the past here- GetMyUni Verdict.

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IIT Kanpur Quick Insights

IIT Kanpur was established in the year 1958. The highlights of the college, such as Recognition, university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

IIT Kanpur Quick Insights
Year of Establishment 1959
Type of University Government
Accreditations NAAC
Recognition UGC
Approvals UGC, AICTE
Student-Faculty Ratio 1:14
Campus Area 1000 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
Infrastructure Facilities Laboratory, Library, Sports Complex, Medical, Auditorium, Hostel, Gym, Incubation Centre, Cafeteria, A/c classroom, Bank etc.
Location Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

IIT Kanpur Admission Dates 2024

The tentative key dates related to IIT Kanpur admission 2024 dates are given below

Event Date

CEED - Last date to submit applications

November, 2024

CEED - Last date to submit applications with late fees

November, 2024

MTech ,MS (By research), Phd Application

October - November, 2024 

Last date to apply for eMasters Degree

November, 2024 

CEED 2023 exam

January 22, 2023

GATE 2023 exam date

February 04, 2023 - February 05, 2023

February 11, 2023 - February 12, 2023

IIT Kanpur Ranking

IIT Kanpur ranks fourth on the list of Top IITs in India. IIT Kanpur is India's best university for the Innovation category as declared by NIRF Ranking 2023. Refer to the list below for more ranking details of IIT Kanpur.

  • The IIRF Ranking 2023 placed IIT Kanpur in the 6th position for the Engineering category.
  • The IIT Kanpur NIRF Ranking 2023 was 4th for the Engineering category.
  • The Institute is ranked 6th for Research, 23rd for Management, and 5th for Overall categories under the NIRF Ranking 2023.
  • The IIT Kanpur QS World University Ranking has placed the institute 264th in the world. 
  • The Week Ranking 2023 has placed IIT Kanpur in the 4th position as a Technical University in India.
  • The IIT Kanpur ranking by India Today 2023 was 2nd in India among Technical Universities. 
  • IIT Kanpur ranked 5th in India as a Government Engineering Institute under Outlook Ranking 2023.
  • EduRank Ranking 2023 declared IIT Kanpur as the top university in Uttar Pradesh and Kanpur.

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IIT Kanpur Courses

IIT Kanpur offers a variety of courses under UG, PG, and Doctorate levels. The institute offers quality courses in different streams at all levels of education. Some of the courses that the institute provides are given below.

Course Duration  Selection Criteria
B.Tech  3 Years  10+2 with PCM and 60% aggregate marks + JEE Advanced + JoSAA counselling
BS 3 Years Passed 10+2 with a CPI of 6/10 + JEE Advanced + JoSAA counselling
M.Tech 2 Years Passed BTech/ BE /BSc with 55% or 5.5/10 CPI + GATE + COAP counselling
MBA 2 Years Passed BTech/ BE with 60% or 6/10 CPI + CAT + GD + PI
Ph.D     3 Years Passed corresponding master’s or bachelor’s degree + CAT / GATE / CEED / JRF / NET scores

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IIT Kanpur Fee Details

IIT Kanpur offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in science, management, law, etc. disciplines. Applicants pay their fees online or offline mode. Given below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute

Course Total Tuition Fee
B.Tech  INR 10 Lakh
BS INR 8.57 Lakh
M.Tech INR 4.0 Lakh
MBA INR 10 Lakh
Ph.D     INR 1.50 Lakh

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IIT Kanpur Departments

IIT Kanpur has various departments and schools that offer various courses. Different faculties govern these departments. Below is the list of a few departments that IITK has

Aerospace Engineering Biological Sciences & Bio-engineering
Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering
Geography Philosophy
Economic Sciences Mathematics and Statistics
Technology Management Cognitive Science
Sociology Mechanical Engineering
Fine Arts Psychology

IIT Kanpur Admission

Admission to courses like B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc, etc., is based on national-level entrance exams like GATE/CAT/JEE Advanced. Candidates interested in getting admission to the institute can apply online on the official website of the college or can visit the campus directly and apply offline.

IIT Kanpur Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for admission to IIT Kanpur depend on the type of course chosen. Eligibility criteria for different courses are mentioned below.

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants should qualify for JEE Advance.
  • The applicants should have passed class 12 with a 75% aggregate.

BS Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants should have passed class 12 with a 60% aggregate.
  • The applicants should have qualifying marks in the entrance exam.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants should have a valid CAT score.The applicants should have a bachelor's degree in B.Tech/B.Sc/B.E/B. Arch with an aggregate of 60% from any AICTE-recognized institute.

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Why Choose IIT Kanpur?

IIT Kanpur was established in 1959. The college offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering courses like Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, EE, and lots more. Additionally, the institute offers graduate and postgraduate science, humanities, management, and doctoral programs.

IIT Kanpur Academic Advantages

IIT Kanpur is a modest co-educational Indian education institution. Some of the academic advantages are mentioned below.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) offers courses and programs like pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctorate degrees.
  • IIT Kanpur features a strong research orientation; students are encouraged to participate in the institute's research initiatives.
  • The research work of IIT Kanpur's researchers and school has been published in various national and international journals. 
  • The institute plays an important role in addressing technological challenges and national development through its research initiatives.

Related Careers:

Software Engineer Software Developer
Chemical Engineer

IIT Kanpur Vs Other IITS

IIT Kanpur is one of the most well-known institutes among all the other IITs in India. The table below compares IIT KGP with the other popular IITs.

Institute NIRF Ranking 2022 Highest Package Offered
IIT Madras 1 INR 1.89 CPA
IIT Bombay 3 INR 1.4 CPA
IIT Kanpur 4 INR 2.06 CPA
IIT Kharagpur 5 INR 2.4 CPA
IIT Roorkee 6 INR 1.5 CPA

IIT Kanpur Cutoff

IIT Kanpur's cutoff for the year 2022 has been released. The institute offers various courses for undergraduate and postgraduate admission. Candidates interested in getting admission to this institute are required to meet the cutoff criteria of the institute and score good marks in entrance exams that the college accepts.

IIT Kanpur M.Tech GATE Cutoff 2022

Category Cutoff Score
General 635
SC 400
ST 251
OBC 585
EWS 585

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IIT Kanpur Infrastructure

IIT Kanpur has an educational library of the institute with a set of 300,000 volumes and subscriptions to 1,000 periodicals. It's housed in a three-story building with a complete floor area of 6973 square meters. Infrastructure facilities provided by IIT Kanpur include

  • Gym
  • Medical Facilities
  • A/c Classrooms
  • Wifi Campus
  • Airfield

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IIT Kanpur Placements

IIT Kanpur started its 2022 placement drive. This year, more recruiters visited the campus. The number of placement offers has increased compared to the last year. The highest international salary increased by 40.14 (approx.) compared to the last year. The highest domestic salary increased by nearly 46.34% compared to 2021. The major highlights are mentioned below

  • The highest package offered was INR 2.06 CPA
  • The average package offered was INR 1.2 CPA

IIT Kanpur Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters that visited the campus are

Intel Tata Motors Microsoft
Bank of America UIDAI Samsung
Uber Black Rock WorldQuant

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IIT Kanpur Scholarships

IIT Kanpur offers many sorts of scholarships to its students. The scholars can avail of these scholarships to support their academic performance and financial need. A number of the favored scholarships and financial aid are 

Scholarship Description
Merit cum Means Scholarship This type of scholarship is offered to SC / ST applicants who maintain a CPI of 6.5. They get a full tutition fee waiver, INR 1000 as pocket money allowance. Only parents’ annual income certificate stating below INR 4.5 LPA is mandatory for availing this scholarship.
INSPIRE – Merit Based Scholarship A scholarship amount of INR 30,000 is offered to BS students per semester, along with a research grant of INR 20,000 based on AIR in Chemistry, Physics and mathematics department.
Sports Scholarship: Around 20 scholarships with an amount of INR 1000 for 9 months is awarded to IIT Kanpur students showing exemplary leadership in sports and its corresponding growth.
Private Scholarships There are 115 private scholarships that are extended to UG students with 6.5 CPI and above. Some of them are – Class of 1984 Scholarship, Dr. KP Gupta Scholarship, etc.

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IIT Kanpur Collaborations

IIT Kanpur has signed various MOUs with several international universities to provide its students with meaningful education at the highest standard possible. The collaboration with universities and institutions is as follows.

International Collaboration

Country Partnering Institute
USA Marsh Rice University
Australia Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, The University of Melbourne
Cyprus University of Cyprus
Ecole Nationale Supérieure D' Arts et Metiers, University of Bordeaux
The Technical University of Munich, University of applied science Darmstadt
University of Bologna, University of Pavia

National Collaboration

  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

IIT Kanpur Alumni

IIT Kanpur alumni were first established in 1967. IIT Kanpur tries to maintain a strong bond with its passed-out students. The alumni also help the current students with their professional problems. A few of the notable alumni of IIT Kanpur are mentioned below

Notable Alumni Profession
N.R. Narayana Murthy Indian businessman
Rajeev Motwani Indian computer science researcher
H. C. Verma Indian physicist
Ashoke Sen Indian physicist
Shiraz Minwalla Indian physicist
Manindra Agrawal Professor of Mathematics
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IIT Kanpur Highlights

Affiliate University IIT Kanpur
Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:14
Total Faculty 390
Year of Establishment 1959
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Total Area (In Acre) 960
Website www.iitk.ac.in
Accredited by NIRF
Recognised by UGC

IIT Kanpur Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#4 in 2023 Engineering
#4 in 2023 Engineering
#5 in 2023 Engineering
#23 in 2023 MBA
#278 in 2023 University
#3 in 2022 Engineering
#4 in 2021 Engineering
#5 in 2020 Engineering
#1 in 2019 Engineering

IIT Kanpur Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
BTech ₹8,00,000 4 Years
MBA ₹10,00,000 2 Years
BSc ₹6,00,000 3 Years
M.Des ₹1,00,000 2 Years
MTech ₹4,00,000 2 Years
MSc ₹12,000 2 Years
PhD ₹1,50,000 3 Years

IIT Kanpur Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IIT Kanpur

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 10,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT

BSc [Bachelor of Science]

Offline On Campus

₹ 6,00,000 (3 Years)

M.Des [Master of Design]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CEED

₹ 1,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CEED

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: IIT JAM

₹ 12,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by IIT Kanpur

JEE Main

Result Date: Feb 13, 2024



Exam Date: Feb 11, 2024


Exam Date: Feb 03, 2024

Result Date: Mar 16, 2024

IIT Kanpur FAQs

What is the admission criteria for BTech admissions at IIT Kanpur?

Admissions for BTech programmes at IIT Kanpur are done on the basis of JEE Main and JEE Advanced scores followed by JoSAA Counselling.

Does IIT Kanpur offer scholarships to its students?

IIT Kanpur offers Merit-cum-Means (MCM) scholarships, Donor Scholarships and other scholarships to meritorious students.

What all facilities are available at IIT Kanpur?

The campus has facilities like library, hostel for boys and girls, seminar halls, computer lab, auditorium plaza, sports grounds, ATM and sports grounds..

Does IIT Kanpur accept JEE Main score?

IITK accepts JEE Advanced, GATE, JAM, and NET exams for admission into various courses offered.

What is the success rate for GATE?

As per last year’s data, the success rate for GATE is 19%.

How many students appeared for GATE 2023?

Over 5.5 Lakh students appeared in the GATE 2023 exam.

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Aditya Srivastava Batch 2018 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018
5 Placements
3.5 Fees
5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : No, I haven't done any internship so I don't have any knowledge about this.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : If you want to get admission in IIT Kanpur you have to get a good percentage in 12th standard.

Fees & Scholarships :

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Sumant Dayal Batch 2020 B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]
Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017
5 Placements
5 Fees
5 Academics

Placements & Internships : Companies from all over India and world come to hire from this campus. As this is engineering college so companies related to technology comes here mostly. Apart from those companies from finance area also shows interest in hiring students.

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Pulkit Gupta Batch 2018 MBA [Master of Business Administration]
Reviewed on Nov 06, 2017
5 Placements
3 Fees

Placements & Internships : I haven’t done any internship yet. I don’t know much about the companies taking part in the recruitment drive.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : A candidate should be graduate with minimum 50% of marks. I cleared CMAT exam to get

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Ratnesh Tiwari Batch 2013 M.Tech [Master of Technology]
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017
5 Placements
4.5 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I did my internship in TYNDALL INSTITUTE, Ireland. I don’t know much about the companies taking part in the recruitment drive and salary offered by them.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Candidate must clear the GATE exam and must have pa

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Aishwarya Gupta Batch 2017 M.Tech [Master of Technology]
Reviewed on Sep 05, 2017

Entrance Exams & Admissions : You should have a B.Tech degree and should have a good rank in GATE. The rank should be under 500.

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