Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation.
The Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP) from 1962 to 1972 at IIT Kanpur was set up to collaborate closely with the outside world and thereby keep pace with the ever changing world of science and technology. Under the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (1962-1972), the Institute received technical assistance under KIAP from a consortium of nine leading institutions of U.S.A. The institutions are listed below:
B.Tech and BS applicants willing to apply for IIT Kanpur admission, have to qualify JEE Advanced in order to appear for JoSAA counselling. There are total 8 specializations offered in IIT Kanpur B.Tech. The opening rank for CSE was 111 in the year 2020 and the admissions closed at 239 rank. For admission in Electrical Engineering, candidates can expect the IIT Kanpur cutoff between 400-1000. The IIT Kanpur cutoff 2021 are not out yet, however the 2020 cutoff is tabulated below to know the expected cutoff range.
IIT Kanpur offers B.Tech and B.S. in the field of Science and Technology for the duration of 4-year. Students with good score in JEE Advanced will be considered as eligible for B.Tech and B.S programs. Both B.Tech and B.S programs are offered in full time regular mode only.
Final admission is granted on the basis of counselling (JoSAA). IIT Kanpur offers B.Tech in 10 specialization and BS in 4 specialization.
IIT Kanpur B.Tech/ B.S. Eligibility
Candidates applying for B.Tech/ B.S. program must have completed 10+2 level of education from a recognized board positioned in Top 20 Percentile in the respective board. They must have a valid JEE Advanced score as well.
IIT Kanpur B.Tech/ B.S. Selection Criteria
Candidate must register at the official JoSAA Website. After receiving the Application Number and Password, candidate should start filling the application form entering personal and academic details.
They must fill in the choices of desired specializations offered in IIT Kanpur. Once the choice filling is over, they need to lock the choices and take a hard copy print out of the application.
Based on the cut off assigned by the Central Counselling Board, Students will be allotted with the respective options. Once allotted, if the candidate feels like confirming the allotment, they can Freeze the allotment.
The below mentioned table gives the cut off analysis of the top specializations of IIT Kanpur:
How to apply for B.Tech/B.S.?
Scanned Passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb)
Scanned Signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb)
Valid Email ID and Mobile Number
Steps to apply for B.Tech/B.S. Admission
Visit the official website of JEE Advanced
Register for Online Application Form by entering the Email ID and Mobile Number.
Note down the system generated Application Number displayed on the screen.
Create a password and choose a Security Question and its answer as well.
Once the password is created and application number is recorded, the candidate can login again and start filling the application form.
Enter the personal, academic details as inquired and upload the scanned images of photographs and signature
Pay the application fee through Debit /Credit Card /Net Banking /UPI /PAYTM. Only after successful confirmation of payment, the application will be considered informed and Candidate can take a print of the Confirmation Page.
Retain this hard copy print of the application form for future reference.
B.Tech/ B.S Students can also apply for the M.Tech/M.S./MBA program in their same or different department, at the end of the sixth semester. This are called Dual Degree Programs with a combination of mentioned UG with the PG programs.
For availing this, students must not have any backlogs, and must have a minimum CPI of 6.0. However the change depends on the availability of the seats in the desired PG program.
IIT Kanpur M.Tech and M.S (Research) Admission 2021
IIT Kanpur offers M.Tech program in 13 specializations in full time regular mode. It also offers M.S by research program in 9 specializations. Both the programs are of 2 years of duration. Admission to M.Tech programs are based on the merit of the students in the GATE Examination, followed by counselling and interview.
IIT Kanpur M.Tech and M.S (Research) Eligibility
For M.Tech and M.S by Research program, candidate must have Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Science or a Master's degree in science with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks/ 5.5 CPI GATE score.
The requirement of GATE score is waived off for the candidates with the B.Tech/B.S (Four Year) degree from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B.Tech/B.S (Four Year)
For admission to MS (Research) in CSE, applicants with B.Sc. (3-year) or equivalent with a minimum of 75% marks/7.5 CPI may also be considered.
IIT Kanpur M.Tech and M.S (Research) Selection Criteria
Admission to N.Tech and M.S research program will be granted on the basis of GATE score.
For M.Tech, M.S (Research) program, candidates will have to participate through CCMT Counselling. They need to register at the official CCMT website
Fill in the application form entering personal and academic details and pay the registration fee (INR 2200/- for General/ OBC and INR 1700/- for SC/ ST/ PwD)
Start entering the desired choices. Add the choices in decreasing order of preference and lock them.
With the rounds of counselling, seats will be allotted. Candidates need to download the allotment letter and report to the institute. They must carry the original documents with them on the day of admission.
The cutoff criteria for M.Tech and M.S Program is as follows
As shown in the graph shown above the cutoff for all the courses is near 700. The highest cutoff was for the Photonics elective i.e 690 in the year 2019.
How to apply for M.Tech and M.S (Research)?
Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format
Degree Certificate; or
Provisional Certificate; or
Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute format, available in GOAPS website
Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
Scanned passport size photograph of the candidate between 480×640 to 240×320 pixels in JPEG format.
Scanned signature images can be between 160×560 to 80×280 pixels in JPEG format.
Enter the login details for creating a unique ID and password.
Enter personal login with the unique ID and password and enter personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.)
Upload photograph, signature and other documents like eligibility certificate, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate as applicable.
Enter the GATE paper (subject) and Choice of examination cities
Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
The application fee for male candidates is 1500 INR and for female/SC/ST/OBC candIdates is 750 INR
After submission, check the status of the application form.
IIT Kanpur MTech Cutoff 2021
Given below is the M.Tech (EE) COAP Round 1 Cutoff for the year 2021:
Cutoffs for Selection of Non-DAP candidates
Cut-offs for Selection of DAP candidates
IIT Kanpur MBA Admission 2021
IIT Kanpur offers full-time MBA program for two years at the Department of Industrial & Management Engineering. The program is offered in areas like Manufacturing Management and Service Management along with the functional areas of Operations, Systems, Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.
Admission is done on the basis of CAT score followed by the Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.
IIT Kanpur MBA Eligibility
Eligibility for the program is Bachelors’ Degree in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 65% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PD) from a recognized university.
Candidate must also have a valid CAT score to be eligible and be shortlisted for the program. Score with 85+ percentile is preferred as the minimum score for shortlisting candidates.
Final year students who are awaiting or will be completing their graduation by 2021, can also apply for the program.
IIT Kanpur MBA Selection Criteria
Once the CAT results are announced, candidate must visit the official website of Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur. They must keep a check on the notification regarding the MBA Admission.
Once the notification has been released, candidate can fill the application form entering all the information including CAT score and registration details.
Upon shortlisted (based on CAT scores), they need to report to the institute for GD PI rounds, schedule as mentioned in the intimation letter mailed to each shortlisted candidate
Based on GD PI rounds’ performance, past academic performance and CAT score, final list of selected students shall be released on the website as well as personally informed via Email to each selected student.
Following table gives parameters considered for final selection and the percentage allotted to each:
Personal Interview Performance
Group Discussion Performance
Previous Academic Performance and Background
The selection for MBA Admission is made based upon the aggregate score. The average score depends on a lot of factors like academic profile, job profile, etc. So, for general Category candidates required minimum CAT cutoff for admission is 93 Percentile in aggregate and 50Percentile in each section.
How to apply for MBA?
Candidate can apply for the programs through online mode only. Candidate has to register online by providing their personal, academic details, submitting photograph and signature along with all the required information. They need to pay an application fee of INR 1600 (General and OBC applicants)/ INR 800 (SC/ST and Physically Disabled) through demand draft payable to 'Registrar IIT Kanpur' payable at Kanpur.
Complete signed application form along with the demand draft must be sent to the following address:
Head, Industrial and Management Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Pin Code: 208016
IIT Kanpur Placement 2021
IIT Kanpur inaugurated its 2020-21 placement drive with 226 placement offers wherein Graviton Trading picked 3 students for a package worth INR. 82 LPA and QuantBox offered a package of INR. 80 LPA to one student.
The institute concluded the First Phase of its recruitment process with 821 offers which were provided by 230+ recruiters. The placement drive witnessed the highest participation from coding and software firms (59%), the core firms contributed about 18% of the total placement offers.
The following table represents the Placement Statistics from the 2020-21 placement drive that have been observed up till now:
No. of Recruiters who Visited
No. of Recruiters Participating
No. of Start-Ups
No. of Offers
No. of Offers Accepted
Highest International Package
INR. 1.47 CPA
Highest Domestic Package
INR. 82 LPA
Around 50+ start-up firms mainly from the software domain were invited to hire at IIT-Kanpur. A special contribution from CDAP (Cell for differently-abled persons) at IIT-Kanpur also pitched in by sensitising their special needs to the recruiting firms beforehand.
Google and Microsoft also offered some attractive packages for domestic profiles at the institute. Cohesity offered the US profile to one student. Other leading domestic offers of over INR. 60 LPA. were made by Apple and Cohesity (for Indian profiles). Google and Microsoft also offered some attractive packages for domestic profiles at the institute. The highest International package stood at INR. 1.47 Crores.
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Most of the students pursuing courses at IIT Kanpur choose to live on-campus. The campus of the IIT Kanpur is spread over 1055 acres and is known for its vibrant campus life. The hostels/ residence halls of IIT Kanpur made it easy for the students to access the academic blocks and other facilities at the campus. The hostels of IIT Kanpur are well equipped with all the latest facilities such as mess/canteen, recreational activities, sports facilities, etc. The hostel facility is available for both domestic and international students. IIT Kanpur has 10 Boys Hostel and 2 Girls Hostel along with one girl's residence tower. The hostels at the institute are together called as Halls of Residence and all the newly admitted undergraduate students are allotted in the Hall 2, 3, 5 and 10. However, the rooms are available in twin sharing for the 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students and the single sharing rooms are only available for the students of 3rd and 4th year. Check IIT Kanpur Courses & Fees
IIT Kanpur Hostel Facilities:
The hostel rooms of IIT Kanpur are quite spacious and well ventilated to make it a best place to live.
The hostels have the facility of 22 hours of eating from the well known food chains and hostel canteens in order to meet the mid night cravings of the students who study late night.
The sports facilities at the hostels include basketball court, table tennis room, volleyball court, and some badminton courts.
Also, the hostels of IIT Kanpur facilitates the recreational activities by providing the access to the television room, computer room, and a reading room for magazines, newspaper, journals etc.
24×7 electricity facility, clean sanitation facilities, and good quality food.