Origin:- Soon after the five IITs were set up, Prime Minister
Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru had realized that to keep pace with the ever changing
world of science and technology, it is necessary to collaborate closely with
the outside world. The Kanpur Indo-American Programme (1962-1972) at IIT-Kanpur
was a stride in this direction. During the period 1962-72, the Institute
received technical assistance under
KIAP from a consortium of
nine leading Institutions of U.S.A. Under the program, faculty members
from these Institutions assisted the Institute in the
setting up of the academic programs and development of laboratories for
instruction as well as research. The Institute began functioning in the
borrowed building of Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1959 with 100
students and a small faculty.
History:- The Institute now has its own sprawling
residential campus , about 1450 undergraduate and 850 postgraduate
students, 300 faculty and more than 1500 supporting staff. In addition to
offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Institute has
been involved in Continuing Education and Research & Development in areas
of value to both the Industry and the Government. In a very short span, the
Institute has attained recognition as a major centre of learning in
Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary Areas.
Branches:- B. Tech. : Aerospace Engineering, Biological
Sciences and Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer
Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
Five Year Integrated M.Sc. : Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and
Scientific Computing, Economics
Computer Center in IIT Kanpur provides
, Web, DNS, FTP, Internet access, HPC and other services 24 hours
and 365 days a year. CC also provides various advance and special purpose
for all the campus users.
P K Kelkar Library (Formerly Central Library) of the Indian
Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) is an academic Library with a collection
of more than 3,00,000 volumes and subscriptions to more than 1000 periodicals.
Media Technologies Centre - Established in 1965, under Kanpur
Indo American program with the objective of helping in developing a scientific
temper and extension of education through audio visual means, it was one &
the only set up in the entire country.
Facility for Ecological and Analytical Testing (FEAT) - has
been set up at IIT Kanpur to carry out testing of various organic and inorganic
materials and generate awareness about eco-testing and its importance in the
Famous Alumni:- IIT Kanpur has 21,000 alumni around the world
distinguishing themselves in different endeavors.
Dr Tushar Kanti Chakraborty (MSc2/CHM/79; Dy. Director of the
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad) has been elected a Fellow
of the Indian National Science Academy and also won the NASI-Reliance
Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for Application Orientated Innovations in
Physical Sciences for the year 2006.
Harsh Manglik, chairman and managing director - Accenture, the
global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, has
appointed him for its operations in India
Surya Mantha, a BTech in computer science and engineering from
IIT Kanpur is currently the head of interactive service business of Sify India.
Phone:+91-512-2597220, 259 8333