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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur - Hostels and Facilities

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Agricultural Engineering), batch of 2018
  • 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.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2018
  • 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.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Aerospace Engineering), batch of 2017
  • 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.


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Master of Technology [M.Tech] Reviews

Master of Technology [M.Tech], batch of 2013

We have hostel facility on our campus. Quality of Classrooms, Labs, Libraries, dining halls is good and we have wifi facility.

Master of Technology [M.Tech], batch of 2017
  • 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.

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Master of Business Administration [MBA] Reviews

Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2015
  • While I was giving multiple interviews last year, I rushed to many a B-schools for the same. The only word I could say when I joined IIT Kanpur, was “Perplexed” by the infrastructure and facilities the government provides us, at minimal cost.
  • There are the internet connection and sports facilities including swimming, squash, badminton courts, and table tennis etc is accessible to all the students, without any discrimination.

Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2015
  • Infrastructure is incredible in Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur [IIT Kanpur].
  • The campus is spread over an area of 1200 acres which greenery all around.

  • Hostels are pretty good and fees are included in academic fee itself which is very nominal at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur [IIT Kanpur].
  • Food is very good and a mess is completely student driven.

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur Infrastructure Details

Infrastructure Facilities at Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kanpur

IIT Kanpur offers a vibrant campus life. Students will find the beautiful and peaceful campus very comfortable. Students can pursue the passions they bring to the campus or they can take up new ones. There are many recreational facilities, hobby clubs, sports facilities and cultural societies on campus. In the chosen activity, whether a student is a beginner or is at an advanced level the student will have company and will enjoy the bonding with others on the campus.

Book Club:
  • SAC Book club helps to get the required books in  the library
  • The SAC Book Club or simply the Book Club comes under the Presidential Council of the Students' Gymkhana.
  • There is a diverse collection of books, classified under Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Classics, Poetry, Drama, Collections, Comics, Popular Science, Self Help, Romance, Biographies, Autobiographies, Bengali and Hindi.


  • The Residence Hall at IIT Kanpur provides comfortable accommodation and is located nearby to the academic area.
  • There are several sports and recreational facilities.

Food and Dining:

  • The Halls of residence provide good nutritious food.
  • There are many eateries offering a variety of cuisines, that are spread all over the campus.

Health Care:

  • Health Centre is located on the campus.
  • The doctors and staff of the Health Centre are well trained to handle the health and well being of the people on campus.

Computer centre:

  • High-performance computing and LAN facilities are provided to academic and residential areas of the campus
  • It caters all the computational and IT related needs of the community

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