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about indian institute of technology kanpur
About Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Prepared by:

Mrs. Avanti Joshi

Office of Research & Development

17th April 2014

indian institutes of technology iits
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • IITs are a group of fifteen autonomous engineering and technology oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India.

IITs were created to train scientists and engineers, with the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and social development of India after independence in 1947.

  • History of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when Sir Jogendra Singh of the Viceroy’s Executive Council set up a committee whose task was to consider the creation of Higher Technical Institutions for post-war industrial development in India.
history cont
History (Cont.)
  • The Sarkar committee recommended establishment of IITs in various parts of India, affiliated to secondary institutions with the aim of producing not just undergraduates, but researchers and academicians.
  • These institutes were expected to maintain high educational standards.
original iits
Original IITs
  • As a step towards this direction, the first IIT was established in 1951, in Kharagpur (near Kolkata) in the state of West Bengal.

IIT Bombay was founded in 1958 at Powai, Mumbai with assistance from UNESCO and the Soviet Union, which provided technical expertise.


IIT Madras is located in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1959 with technical assistance from the Government of West Germany.


IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. During its first 10 years, IIT Kanpur benefited from the Kanpur–Indo-American Programme (KIAP), where a consortium of nine US universities. Under the program, faculty members from these Institutions assisted the Institute in the setting up of the academic programs and development of laboratories.


Established as the College of Engineering in 1961, located in HauzKhas was renamed as IIT Delhi.

IIT Guwahati was established in 1994 near the city of Guwahati (Assam) on the northen banks of the Brahmaputra River.


IIT Roorkee, originally known as the University of Roorkee, was established in 1847 as the first engineering college of the British Empire. Located in Uttarakhand, the college was renamed The Thomson College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It became first technical university of India in 1949 and was renamed University of Roorkee which was included in the IIT system in 2001.

new iits
New IITs
  • Steps are being taken to setup eight more IITs in the following States:
      • Bihar (Patna)
      • Rajasthan (Jodhpur)
      • Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad)
      • Himachal Pradesh (Mandi)
      • Orissa (Bhubaneshwar)
      • Madhya Pradesh (Indore)
      • Gujarat (Gandhinagar)
      • Punjab (Ropar)
organizational structure
Organizational Structure

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Council of IITs

Board of Governors


Deputy Director


Heads of the Departments

Dean: Students’ Affairs

Dean: Faculty Affairs

Dean: Research & Development

Dean: Academic Affairs

Dean: Resouces and Alumni

Technical and Administrative Staff

Central Stores

Estate Office

Finance & Accounts

Health Center


PK Kelkar Library

Office Automation

  • Admission to undergraduate B.Tech., M.Sc., and dual degree (BT-MT) programs are through IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
admission cont
Admission (cont.)
  • Admission to most of the postgraduate courses in IITs is granted through various written entrance examinations: GATE (for M.Tech.), JAM (for M.Sc.) and CEED (for M.Des.).
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Admission (cont.)
  • The admission for the Ph.D. program is based primarily on a personal interview, though candidates may also have to appear for written tests.
  • IITs receive large grants compared to other engineering colleges in India. The amount varies between Rs. 900–1,300 million per year for each IIT. Other sources of funds include student fees and research funding from governmental agencies and the private industry.
features cont
Features (cont.)
  • The availability of resources has translated into superior infrastructure and qualified faculty in the IITs and consequently higher competition among students to gain admissions into the IITs.
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Features (cont.)
  • The various IITs function autonomously, and their special status as Institutes of National Importance facilitates the smooth running of IITs, virtually free from both regional as well as student politics.

Features (cont.)

  • IITs can create their own curricula and adapt rapidly to the changes in educational requirements, free from bureaucratic hurdles.

Features (cont.)

  • The government has no direct control over internal policy decisions of IITs (such as faculty recruitment) but has representation on the IIT Council.

Features (cont.)

  • The academic policies, teaching, training and research activities of each IIT are reviewed by its Senate to maintain the highest standards. The senate comprises all professors of the Institute and student representatives.

Features (cont.)

  • We follow the credit system of performance evaluation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. Relative grading is preferred by considering the overall performance of the class.

Features (cont.)

  • All over, IIT degrees are respected, largely due to the prestige created by very successful alumni.
  • PadmaVibhushan
  • Padmashree
  • S. S. Bhatnagar
  • Infosys Award
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor
  • Fellowship of Indian Academy of Engineering
  • Fellowship of Indian Academy of Science
  • Fellowship of National Academy of Science
  • Humboldt and JSPS Fellowships


  • Founder of Infosys
  • Director, IISc Bangalore
  • Chief Scientific Advisor, Prime Minister of India
  • Chevalier De La Legion D'Honneur of France
  • Top positions in different industries through out the world

Success story

  • Other factors contributing to the success of IITs are stringent faculty recruitment procedures and industry collaboration.
  • This combination of success factors has led to the concept of the IIT Brand.
success story cont
Success story (cont.)
  • IIT brand was reaffirmed when the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution honouring Indian Americans and especially graduates of IIT for their contributions to the American society.
  • Similarly, China also recognised the value of IITs and has planned to replicate the model.
indian institute of technology kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established in 1959 by the Government of India.
iitk cont
IITK (Cont.)
  • 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 for the industrial growth of the country.
  • The first Director of the Institute was Dr. P. K. Kelkar (after whom the Central Library was named in 2002).
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IITK (Cont.)
  • Under the guidance of eminent economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first Institute in India to start Computer Science education.
  • The Institute now has its own residential campus spread over 420 hectors of land.
  • Undergraduate 3788
  • Postgraduate 2229
  • Ph.D. 1239
  • Faculty 359
  • Research Staff 31
  • Supporting Staff 900
  • Alumni 29149

Board of Governors

  • Professor M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman
  • Professor Indranil Manna, Director
  • Shri Harsh Manglik, IIT Council Nominee
  • ShriIrshadMirza, IIT Council Nominee
  • Dr. Arup Kumar Raychaudhuri, IIT Council Nominee
  • Prof. E D Jemmis, IIT Council Nominee
  • Professor Onkar Singh, UP Government Nominee
  • Professor Deepak Gupta, Senate Nominee
  • Professor Achla Raina, Senate Nominee
  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sachan, Secretary to BOG, IITK

Offices of Deans

  • Dean of Student Affairs: is responsible for all facets of student life at the Institute.
  • Dean of Academic Affairs: handles the entire work related to Academic Section.
  • Dean of Faculty Affairs: is responsible for recruitment and promotion of the IITK faculty and scientific/research staff.
offices of deans
Offices of Deans
  • Dean of Resource Planning & Generation: is responsible for Alumni Affairs, International Relations and Resource Mobilization.
  • Dean of Research & Development: is responsible for providing specialized administrative and managerial support for the operation of all research & development activities of the Institute.
  • Sciences: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & Statistics, Earth Sciences
  • Engineering: Aerospace, Bio-Sciences and Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Industrial & Management Engineering, Mechanical, Material Science & Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary: Environmental Engineering & Management, Laser Technology, Master of Design, Materials Science Programme, Nuclear Engineering & Technology
research centers
Research Centers
  • Center for Environmental Science & Engineering
  • National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering
  • Advanced Center for Materials Science (ACMS)
  • BSNL-IITK Telecom Center of Excellence
  • Syndicate Bank Entrepreneurship Research and Training Center
  • Thematic Unit of Excellence
  • Center for Mechatronics
  • Center for Laser Technology (CELT)
  • SAMTEL Centre for Display Technology
  • Advanced Center for Electronic Systems (ACES)

Innovation and Incubation

  • The Institute established SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Center (SIIC) to foster innovation, research, and entrepreneurial activities in technology-based areas.
  • SIIC provides a platform for start-ups by prospective entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to convert their innovative ideas into commercially viable products. SIIC also provides services related to patenting and commercialization activities.
  • For more details visit http://www.iitk.ac.in/siic/index.html
  • During the year 2013-14, 39 national patents were filed and 12 technologies were licensed for commercialization.
  • Over the years, 206 Indian and 39 international patents have been filed. Further, 60 patents were commercialized.
office of research development
Office of Research & Development

Office of Research & Development provides administrative and managerial support for the operation of sponsored research, consultancy and other R&D related activities of the Institute.

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Office of Research & Development
  • Provides a favourable atmosphere for R&D activities
  • Manages research projects as per the norms of the funding agencies and the Institute
  • Technology Development, Patenting and Transfer
  • Provides a platform for start-ups by prospective entrepreneurs
  • Links with funding agencies, potential sponsors
  • Promotes Institute-Industry interactions
  • Publishes research work within the Institute through magazines like R&D Newsletter, Directions
  • Organizes Institute Lectures
  • Looks after agreements and MoUs
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Office of Research & Development
  • The Institute funds initiation grants to new faculty members.
  • Workshops on cutting edge topics are held in the Institute.
  • Several Memoranda of Understanding with Indian as well as international academic/research institutions and industries are signed to strengthen its collaborative research efforts.
  • Total Number : 452
  • (Sponsored 357, Consultancy 95)
  • Expenditure in 2013-14: 31 crore
  • Sanctioned Amount : Rs. 314 crore
  • Number of Project staff: 516

Externally Funded

Ongoing Projects

Externally Funded

Research Fellowships

  • Total Number: 182

New Projects


  • Total Number: 224
  • Number of Patents: 39

Patents filed (2013-14)

Technology Licensing


  • Total Number: 12
  • Total Number of Journal Publications: ~900

Research Papers (2013-14)


Initiatives (Cont.)

  • Organize institute lectures on topics of general interest delivered be distinguished personnel with outstanding achievements.
  • The mission involves partnership with external agencies in development and marketing of technologies and products through technology transfer.
research output
Research output
  • Doctoral and master’s students
  • Publications (journals, monographs, conferences)
  • Patents (products)

Unique facilities

  • National Wind Tunnel Facility
  • Real Time Digital Simulation (RTDS)
  • Nanoscale Imaging Facility
  • Engine Research Lab
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB) System

Single Cylinder Optical Research

Engine Facility

Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Facility



Funding Agencies


DST (Department of Science and Technology)


DRDO (defence)

AR&DB (aerospace)


MNES (energy)


MIT (information technology)

BRNS (nuclear)

DOE (electronics)


ISRO (space; space technology cell)


Representative industrial collaborations

Indian Partners

Samsung India Software Operations

Pvt Ltd

Manipal Press Ltd

Larson & Toubro Ltd

Tata Consultancy Services

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd

Power Grid Corporation of India



Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd

Sahasra Electronics Private Ltd

Tata Steel Ltd

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

United Phosphorus Ltd

International Partners


Tata Steel Nederland Technology BV

Procter & Gamble Company

Eaton Corporation


Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation

ETI Dynamics

Earth Systems

Instalaciones Inabensa

Intel Corporation

Samsung Electonics Co Ltd



General Electric

student research
Student Research
  • Abhyast (with Boeing): Undergraduates students designed an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that could successfully perform simple path planning and obstacle avoidance.
  • Jugnu: India’s first nanosatellite developed by students under guidance of faculty members at the Institute and scientists from ISRO.
  • NERD (www.iitk.ac.in/nerd): A campus magazine meant for providing students a platform to share the excitement of science and technology.
  • Promotion of Work Experience and Research: Student body aiming at promoting student ideas and a culture of student led technical projects by providing work-experience opportunities.
a viewpoint
A viewpoint

We would like to support




research projects.

academic and other collaborations
Academic and other collaborations
  • Politecnico Di Torino, Italia
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
  • UT At San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • California Institute of Technology, USA
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Rice University, USA
  • Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Kansas, USA
  • Waseda University, Japan
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Nanyang Technological Technology, Singapore
international relations
International Relations
  • A successful program of student exchange and academic cooperation with a group of German universities jointly with other IITs under the sponsorship of DAAD.

Research Aims/Targets

  • Energy – energy systems, renewable, energy conversion and storage, smart grids
  • Environment – characterization, detection/sampling, remediation, climate models
  • Healthcare – therapeutics, diagnostics
  • Computational research/high performance computing, data processing
  • Vehicles – autonomous vehicles, UAVs, automotive, railways, space
  • Materials – energy, defense, bio
  • Micro/Nano technology
  • Big Data analytics


Mr. Mohammad Shakeel

Deputy Registrar

Office of Research & Development (http://www.iitk.ac.in/dord/)

IIT Kanpur

Tel. :+91-512-2597385 (Office)

Fax: +91-512-259 0260

E-mail: shakeel@iitk.ac.in ; drdord@iitk.ac.in