|Forming a significant angle in the completion of the Indian Institutes of Technology in India circle, is the IIT Kanpur. Set up in the year 1960, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has been successful in churning out numerous qualified engineers in the various fields who have not only performed across India but many have even carved a niche at the International level as well.
The IIT Kanpur was set up in the year 1959 in the locality of the Agricultural Gardens in the city. It remained there until 1963 when it was relocated to the Grand Trunk Road where it still exists. The collaboration of the IIT Kanpur with some of the most reputed universities in the US has helped it to come up to its current status in terms of the infrastructure, laboratories and other educational programs. This also resulted in IIT Kanpur to become the pioneer in Computer Science education in India.
With over 1062 acres of land on which the campus has been built, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur houses various departments, studentís residential areas and even an airfield. The institute offers a number of courses to which the students may apply. It is also blessed with research centers that enable students to enhance their knowledge in the varied subjects and also receive technical knowledge about the same.
For the benefit of the students and the faculty, the IIT Kanpur also houses a number of libraries belonging to the various departments.
Other than academic excellence, IIT Kanpur also strives at providing the students with scopes for an overall development and therefore organizes for numerous science, cultural and other educational festivals and get-togethers.
The below mentioned personalities are serving at the highest level at the IIT Kanpur:
- Professor M Anandakrishnan
- Professor Sanjay Govind Dhande