IIT Kanpur: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Ayesha Taneem Ayesha Taneem | Mar 28, 2023
Ayesha Taneem
Ayesha Taneem

Updated on - Mar 28, 2023

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. IIT Kanpur GATE Cutoff will decide the admissions for M.Tech. IIT Kanpur admission 2023 for the B.Tech program starts after the result announcement of IIT and GATE. The institute is invites applications for admission to Ph.D./MTech/MS(By Research) Programs 2023.


IIT Kanpur Latest Updates

  • March 28, 2023: IIT Kanpur admission 2023-24 open for MTech, MS and PhD courses. Apply till April 11, 2023.
  • March 21, 2023: IIT JAM result 2023 is released. Check Here
  • March 21, 2023: The scorecard for GATE 2023 has been released. Check Here

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 MOOCs courses. All the MOOCs courses and short-term courses are offered for free and are open to all programs. 

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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 2023

The tentative key dates related to IIT Kanpur admission 2023 dates are given below

Event Date

CEED - Last date to submit applications

November, 2023

CEED - Last date to submit applications with late fees

November, 2023

MTech ,MS (By research), Phd Application

October - November, 2023 

Last date to apply for eMasters Degree

November, 2023 

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, since its inception, has secured many rankings and awards. The institute features a good record of conducting research initiatives. Some of the rankings that the institutions have secured are listed below

  • The institute has secured 4th place in India by NIRF ranking 2022.
  • The college has secured 264th in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
  • QS World University Rankings ranked IIT Kanpur 350 for 2021.
  • The days higher education World University Rankings ranked it 601–800 globally in 2020.
  • IIT Kanpur ranked fifth by Outlook India and fourth by The Week in 2019 among engineering colleges. 
  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked IIT Kanpur fourth among engineering colleges in 2020.

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.

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

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:14
Total Faculty 390
Year of Establishment 1959
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Area 1000 Acres
Accredited by NIRF
Recognised by UGC

IIT Kanpur Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
4 Engineering
1 Engineering
5 Engineering
3 Engineering
20 MBA
4 Engineering

IIT Kanpur Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
B.Tech ₹8,00,000 5 Years
MBA ₹10,00,000 2 Years
M.Des ₹1,00,000 2 Years
M.Tech ₹4,00,000 2 Years
B.Sc ₹6,00,000 5 Years
M.Sc ₹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

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 8,00,000 (5 Years)

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT

₹ 10,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT

M.Des [Master of Design]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: CEED

₹ 1,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CEED

B.Sc [Bachelor of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 6,00,000 (5 Years)

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: IIT JAM

₹ 12,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by IIT Kanpur

JEE Main

Exam Date: Apr 06, 2023


Exam Date: Nov 26, 2023


Exam Date: Jan 22, 2023

Result Date: Mar 07, 2023

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.

IIT Kanpur Reviews

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Based on 37 Verified Reviews

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Aditya Srivastava | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

  • 4.7
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 5
  • Infrastructure 5
  • Campus 5

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

Sumant Dayal | , batch of 2020

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

  • 5
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 5
  • Academics 5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : If you have done your 12th in science with a subject Maths then you are eligible to apply for the entrance exam to take admission in IIT Kanpur. You need to appear in JEE MAIN and JEE advance to get admission here. You may look about the exams on the sites.

Pulkit Gupta | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Nov 06, 2017

  • 4
  • Placements 5
  • Fees 3

Entrance Exams & Admissions : A candidate should be graduate with minimum 50% of marks. I cleared CMAT exam to get admission in this college. Minimum 90 percentile cutoff mark is required.

Ratnesh Tiwari | , batch of 2013

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017

  • 4.6
  • Placements 5
  • Academics 4.5
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 4.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Candidate must clear the GATE exam and must have passed the 12th from the recognized institute to get admission in this college. The cutoff mark must be below 450.

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