IIT Kanpur 2024 Fees, Courses, Admission [Recent Update]

Last Modified on : March 28, 2024

IIT Kanpur also known as the Indian Institute of Technology, is one of the top premier institutes of technology in India; it was established in the year of 1958. This institute provides quality education to the students, quality research, and leadership in technological innovation under the Government of India.


IIT Kanpur is known as the top IIT in India, showing excellence in academics and research. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur focuses on research initiatives that have tied up with several universities worldwide.


IIT Kanpur offers over 60 courses in five different fields at UG, PG, and doctoral levels. The Institute is ranked 4th in engineering category and among top 5 in the NIRF ranking.


Name of College Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Popular Name IITK
Establishment year 1959
Institute type Public Engineering College
Location Kalyanpur, Kanpur
Campus size 1037 acre
Approval AICTE
Accredited by NAAC
Rankings – This Institute ranked 5 among Indian Universities in 2024

– Ranked 277 globally in QS World University Rankings in 2020

– Ranked 6 by NIRF Overall in 2019

Entrance exams accepted GATE, JAM, CAT, JEE Main
Types of scholarships offered – Donor Scholarships

– External Scholarships

– Sports Scholarships

Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships

Highest placement package (2023) Rs 82 LPA
Popular recruiters Microsoft, Quant Box, Graviton Trading,  etc.
Mode of education Full-time
Modes of application Online
Official website www.iitk.ac.in
Category Best Engineering Colleges in India

IIT Kanpur Courses 2024 Details

  • Tech. + M.Tech.
  • BS
  • BSc
  • Tech + MBA
  • Tech
  • MS
  • Des
  • Msc + Phd
  • MBA
  • Phd

List of B.Tech Courses available at IIT Kanpur 2024:

  • Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science (Energy, Environment & Climate)
  • Engineering Science (Mechanics) (Multidisciplinary Programs)
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering


IIT Kanpur Eligibility Criteria 2024

Course Eligibility Criteria


-Computer Science and


Qualifying Entrance exam: JEE Main

Candidates should have a Class 12 certificate with at least 75% aggregate (65% for SC, ST and PwD) or equivalent board examination in the Science stream


– Geoinformatics

-Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering

-Aerospace Engineering

Qualifying Entrance exam: GATE

Students should possess BE/ BTech or equivalent degree certificate with at least 60% aggregate or 6.5 CGPA





Qualifying Entrance exam: JAM

Candidates should have BSc or equivalent degree certificate with a minimum of 55% aggregate (50% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 6 (5.5 for SC/ST)

MBA Qualifying Entrance exam: CAT

One need to posses Graduation degree with a minimum of 60 % aggregate from a recognised University.





Qualifying Entrance exam: GATE or CSIR NET /UGC NET

Students should have Master’s degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% aggregate (55% for SC/ST) or CGPA of 6.5 (5.5 for SC/ST)


Admission Process

The acceptance rate for admission to IIT Kanpur is less than 10%, which is why this institute is known as one of the toughest institutes in the country. Admission to the IIT Kanpur BTech program admission cycle usually starts in the month of December with JEE Main registration. IITK registration for MBA starts in January after the declaration of the CAT results.

The IIT Kanpur admission process is presented in detail in the table below, and all students can check it here:

Course Name of Entrance Exam
BE/ BTech JEE Main, followed by JoSAA Counselling

Fees Structure

The detailed fee structure is mentioned in this section that shows the course-wise fee details includes both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. So if you are among those who are going to get admission under IITK, the fee structure will definitely be helpful for you.

Course Total Fees (Approx)*


-Computer Science and


Rs 8.38 lakh

– Geoinformatics

-Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering

-Aerospace Engineering

Rs 77,000
MBA Update Soon




Rs 48,500




Rs 69,000

Placement Process

Every year, many companies come to the campus and hire talented and highly skilled students by following a set of admission process criteria. Students, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students, are hired according to their skills and talents.

The institute provides a rigorous and top-class academic experience with well-trained faculty members, amazing peer groups, and well-designed coursework.


Below, we have shown the detailed placement process, including top recruiting companies, so grab your full attention in the below section.

Get Detailed Procedure

  • The Student Placement Office sends formal invitations to the companies to initiate the placement process.
  • Interested companies participating in this process must confirm and register on the web portal.
  • All interested candidates in the placement process must submit their resumes to SPO.
  • The SPO will verify the resumes submitted by the candidates.
  • Companies will then come to the campus to conduct pre-placement talks.
  • Assessment tests are conducted for Verbal Ability and Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning.
  • The SPO finalizes the final placement schedule.
  • The company receives the information of the interested students along with the scores assessed by the SPO.
  • The companies shortlist the candidates online as per the respective company norms.
  • Companies visit the campus and interview the shortlisted candidates and submit the list of selected candidates to the SPO.
  • The SPO will inform the candidates about the offer received from the company.

Placement Statistics

Placement Details 

No. of Students clearing examinations No.of Students placed Median Salary

(Amount in Rs.)

Students who went for higher studies
Total students graduating in 2018-19 770 437 1500000 301
Total Students from post-graduation in 2018-19 774 534 1088500 201


  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • EXL
  • Google
  • ICICI Bank
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Axis Bank
  • Qualcomm
  • Sterlite
  • Vmock
  • Zomato

Contact Information

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur -208 016
Phone: 0512-259 0151



What is the fee of IIT Kanpur?

For B.Tech + M.Tech, students will have to pay around ₹ 2.13 lakh (1st-year fee), for the M.Des course one has to pay ₹ 64,050 (1st-year fee). When it comes to MBA, students will have to pay around ₹ 1.54 lakh (1st-year fee). For further syllabus, students need to follow this page in detail.

Is IIT Kanpur good?

Yes, ITT Kanpur is known as one of the prestigious engineering institutes that ranked third among engineering colleges by India today in the year of 2021, fourth among engineering college NIRF in 2020.

Which branch is best in IIT Kanpur?

Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Mathematics and Computing are the top courses of this institute, with 4 years BSc in Mathematics and Computing.

What rank is required for IIT Kanpur?

Students need to rank between 500 to 700 (AIR) if they aspire to secure a seat in the desired branch of engineering at IIT Kanpur.

Can I get single room in IIT Kanpur?.

Rooms in Visitor Hostel (Extension), which are air-conditioned and fully equipped. The charges for these rooms will be Rs 7500 per month (on a shared basis, Rs 15000 for single accommodation).


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