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IIT Kanpur - Introduction

Indian Institute of technology is one of the noblest courses in India. It has several centers to offer this course and to impart knowledge to the students. Among those, IIT Kanpur is one of the first colleges established in India. Diabetic Kanpur college was established in the year of 1959. It has 60 plus years of experience in enriching students' knowledge and providing valuable education in multiple disciplines. It has around 6,000 students at present with 413 staff, and the campus was developed in nearly 1,055 acres. The chairperson of the IIT Kanpur is K Radhakrishnan.

The IIT Kanpur was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP) under the act of Parliament. The IIT Kanpur offers around 60 courses with six streams. It occupies the 5th position in engineering and 6th position among the whole. IIT Kanpur offers four-year BTech programs in Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences and Bio-engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and B.S. Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences, Earth Science and Economics.


Founded in

December 1959

Type of University

Public Technical University


"From darkness, lead me to light"


K. Radha Krishnan

Number of courses

Above 60

Application mode



IIT-JEE Entrance test

Teaching mode

Full time/ Online



Recognized by









5th in Engineering.

6th in NRIF.

72nd in Asia.


Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh


The IIT Kanpur offers around 60 plus courses in different disciplines. Particularly at the undergraduate level, it provides various kinds of courses for the students. Most of these courses offered by IIT Kanpur are four-year duration. Let's have a glance at the IIT Kanpur courses.

IIT Kanpur Courses


  • Material science and engineering

  • Biological sciences and bioengineering

  • Applied Mechanics 

  • Engineering Science (Energy, Environment & Climate

  • Engineering Science (Mechanics) (Multidisciplinary Programs)

  • Manufacturing engineering

  • Computer science and engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Metallurgical Engineering

Qualifying Exam:- JEE Advanced

Eligibility criteria:

Class 12 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology as an optional subject, with 75% aggregate (65% for SC/ ST candidates)

Duration: 4 years


  • Earth Science

  • Chemistry

  • Economics

  • Physics

  • Mathematics and Scientific Computing

Qualifying exam:- JEE Advanced

Eligibility criteria:- Eligibility criteria: Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, language & Any subject

Duration:- 3 years

Admission Process

The admission process of IIT Kanpur is quite transparent and varies from one course to another. The courses of IIT Kanpur are widely unique and provide structured knowledge for the students. Let's move on to the admission process.

As the IIT Kanpur offers different courses in different streams, the admission process may vary from one department to another. Each department has a set of rules and steps. In general, the notifications for various courses have been specified on the official website. But few courses need to get admission only after clearing the entrance test.

For getting admission in the undergraduate courses, the students' prior eligibility is to clear the board exams of Class 12 and should get an aggregate of 60% in the streams of physics, maths, chemistry, biology, etc. Based on the students' course, they need to clear the JEE mains, JEE advanced, and JOSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority). Based on the ranks in these competitive exams, they will allocate the students' seats to their respective courses.

The seats have been allocated to the students based on the highest rank of the entrance tests. After this process, the counselling process is followed by the next step at which students need to go through the online and offline application process. The counselling has a selection process which has:

  • Should pass 10+2, with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects.

  • Students must have Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology as their additional subjects.

  • Should get above 75% marks in 12th Board, 65% for Scheduled caste and tribes.

  • With the cut-off of the particular course based on the norms of IIT Kanpur.

The next process is about filling the application form. Every student who has cleared the entrance test and made the eligibility criteria, they are allowed to fill the application form available on the official website of IIT Kanpur. It is the last and crucial part of the IIT Kanpur admission process. In the application form available on the IIT Kanpur website, students need to fill in the academic qualifications, personal details, the course which has been opted, etc. whatever field. By following the instructions given in the application form, students need to fill up the payment details that have been made online or offline. If online, you need to submit the receptor number, or if offline, submit the challan number. The website provides an acknowledgement number or the reference number that the application has been completed and submitted successfully.

The list of the documents to be uploaded was given as follows:

 Students need to upload scanned images of:

  • The recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) should be either in color or black & white with 80% face visible, including ears against a white background.

  • The candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb).

  • Category certificate or caste certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) (file size: 50kb to 300KB).

  • The PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.

  • Duly verified result awaited attestation form (file size: 50kb to 500kb).

IIT Kanpur Admission Process


Clearing the Entrance test - JEE Advanced


Clearing the Entrance test - JEE Advanced

IIT Kanpur Admission Dates 2021

Registration for JEE advanced

To be announced

Date of JEE Advanced examination


Declaration of results

To be announced

Starting date of the seat allocation process

To be announced

Ending date of the seat allocation process

To be announced

Date of JEE mains examinations for all sessions.

(Session 1): 23, 24, 25 & 26 February 2021

(Session 2): 15, 16, 17 & 18 March 2021

(Session 3): 27, 28, 29 & 30 April 2021

(Session 4): 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 May 2021


Cut off is a breakthrough point from where the selection process starts. It is of different kinds like based on marks, category, rank in the entrance test, availability of seats, etc., and many more. The IIT Kanpur cutoff has been regulated by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority). As JoSAA regulates the whole admission process, it fixes a cutoff point at each level of counselling. Also, the scholarship like America-based, sports and scholarship, etc. were taken into consideration.

If we observe the strategies of the IIT Kanpur cutoff, we have two different trends. It also varies from department to department. The Kanpur IIT college has released the notification that the cutoff has been done based on the seven rounds of counselling. One is in the fifth round, and one is at six round counselling has a significant part.

B.Tech Cutoff Trend: Declining

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The above graph shows that the cutoff trend for the B tech department is completely declining. The students can understand from the graph that if the trend declines, the competition of ranks increases. Whereas if the trend inclines, the competitive ranks may fall.

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These graphs can be plotted by considering the data of the past 3 to 5 years among the various courses of the B.Tech department.

IIT Kanpur BSc Cutoff Trends: Fluctuating

The cutoff trend has been set at around 6 of counselling by category wise. The allocation of seats may vary from one category to another. By following the same principle, the cutoff trend has slightly fluctuated for the BSC courses. But the point to be noted is the cutoff trend for BSC chemistry is declining. All these can be shown in the below figures.

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Like this, the cutoff trends may vary from department to tour department, category to category, year-to-year.

Considering factors of cut off trends for IIT Kanpur are:

  • Available seats.

  • Total number of applicants.

  • Number of students category wise.

  • Trends of previous years.

  • IIT Kanpur Rankings of entrance exams like, JEE advanced, JEE mains.


The IIT Kanpur always steps forward to provide financial support to the students. They believe that the crisis may not affect the students' education and career. That's the reason they provide scholarships at different levels.

The scholarships provided by IIT Kanpur are of two types. One is the donors' scholarship. It is based on the merit scored by the students. It is for all categories under specific eligibility criteria. They verified thoroughly and provided the scholarship to the underprivileged students. At the same time, the second one is a free basic message scholarship. It is for the students who belong to SC and ST category, and their parent's income level should be below 4.5 lakhs. These students provide scholarships in the form of mess bills and provide nominal amounts of pocket money.


The IIT Kanpur placements are prestigious and understood across different engineering sectors along with the core disciplines. Each stream has a specific percentage of campus placements, and around 80 to 85% of students are hiring in the placement drive. It is one of their milestones for further success and makes the IIT Kanpur stand against other competitive institutes.

The IIT Kanpur provides placements for Btech Biological sciences and bioengineering, Applied Mechanics, Engineering Science (Energy, Environment & Climate, Engineering Science (Mechanics) (Multidisciplinary Programs), Manufacturing Engineering, Computer science and engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, etc.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is There any Placement Fee Associated with the Recruitment Procedure at IIT Kanpur?

Ans. No, not at all. And the ID card has a separate placement to sell which doesn't charge any fee from the students. It invites companies to have a placement drive and recruit students free of cost. The recruitment process is one of the points of pride of IIT Kanpur.

2. How About the Infrastructure of IIT Kanpur?

Ans. The IIT Kanpur campus is very spacious and well designed with all required facilities. The laboratory and the libraries are very spacious and fully equipped. Some of the campus facilities are - Cafeteria, Gym, Hospital / Medical Facilities, Incubation Center, Wi-Fi Campus, Shuttle Service, Auditorium, A/C Classrooms, Convenience Store, well-maintained hostels separately for boys and girls.

3. What is the Rank of IIT Kanpur in the World?

Ans. The rank of IIT Kanpur in the world is 293 based on the survey of QS world university rankings. But if we consider the Continental level, it is in the position of 59 among the Asia continent.

4. Are the Hostels of IIT Kanpur Comfortable?

Ans. Yes, of course. The IIT Kanpur campus offers around 11 hostels that are cleanly maintained under his condition. Each hostel has individual rooms and sharing rooms - The mass facility, private bathrooms, clean and environment, Heisenberg, 24 x 7 security, etc.

5. Do the IIT Kanpur Offer any Admissions Through Recommendations?

Ans. No. The IIT Kanpur offers admission through the sequential procedure with the transparent method. They never encourage recommendations.