About Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Prepared by: Mrs. Avanti Joshi Office of Research & Development 17th April 2014. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Mrs. Avanti Joshi
Office of Research & Development
17th April 2014
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.
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.
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