Know Your Campus - A quick peek into renowned IIT Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur is counted in the top IIT’s in India. The institute was established in the year 1959 and is a public technical and research university in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the Grand Trunk Road and is spread across 420 hectares, which is approximately 1000 acres. It houses more than 6500 students with 3938 undergraduate ones and 2540 being the postgraduate students. With this, the institute also has around 500 research associates.
About departments and courses
IIT Kanpur has more than 20 departments categorized into the engineering department, humanities department, science department and management department. Each of these departments has courses under it with a separate category of inter-disciplinary programs which include Materials Science Program, Cognitive Science, Nuclear Engineering Technology, Design Program, Photonics Science and Engineering Programs and Environmental Engineering and Management.
Comfortable hostel facility
IIT Kanpur offers clean, hygienic and comfortable hostel facility to both girls and boys. The halls of residence at the institute provide relaxed accommodation to the students coming from various parts of the country. Besides providing nutritious food, the students also have access to recreational activities and much more. The doctors and the staff of the health centres are readily available for the students as and when required.
Captivating placement options
When it comes to the placement opportunities, IIT Kanpur has the best of it. Like, in the year 2018, the institute broke its own records with the highest number of placements in phase 1. They were around 900 job offers made by 238 companies and 85 per cent of the students were successfully placed. And the in the following year i.e. 2019, the institute again helped hundreds of its students in placement in different renowned companies. Indeed, studying from IIT Kanpur leads to a well-settled and a stable future.
Some popular alumni of IIT Kanpur
- NR Narayana Murthy – The man who is known as the finest IT industrialist and is the co-founder of Infosys is from IIT Kanpur only. After completing his B.Tech from Mysuru, he took admission in IIT Kanpur to pursue M.Tech in electrical engineering. Murthy has also been honoured with prestigious Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards.
- Ram Sewak Sharma – The personality known for his great services as the chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has attained his post-graduation degree from IIT Kanpur. In the year 2015, he was appointed as the TRAI chief and later he also served as the Director General of the UIDAI from 2009 to 2013.
- Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar - The team of two behind the setup of Ixigo completed its graduation from IIT Kanpur only. Aloke Bajpai, the CEO of the company did B.Tech in electrical engineering (1997-2001) while the CTO, Rajnish Kumar attained his degree in computer science & engineering (1997-2001) from this very institute. Both of them are today known for their relentless efforts and creative entrepreneurial ideas.
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