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IIT Kanpur

Base

Name

IIT Kanpur

Category School/College

College-Institute

Location

Kanpur

Type

Government

Web Site

iitk.ac.in

Telephone Number

05122590151

Address

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kalyanpur Kanpur -208 016

Description

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, mainly proffers engineering courses in the varied streams. IITK is well known for its academic excellence and is often considered as the ‘first stop’ for a large number of industries and other organizations for recruiting undergraduate and post-graduate students. The Students’ Placement Office (SPO) is run and managed by an efficient team of office staff & students and handles all aspects of placements at IIT Kanpur. Right from contacting companies to managing all logistics of arranging for tests, pre-placement talks and conducting final interviews the SPO team provides it’s best possible assistance to the recruiters. The hospitality and the functioning of SPO is applauded and well received by the visiting recruiters every year. IIT-Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 km west of Kanpur City and measures close to 420 hectares. This land was gifted by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1960 and by March 1963 the Institute had moved to its current location. If someone had visited it then, he/she would have seen a standing crop, acacia woods, a long winding line of stately mango trees, flocks of peafowl and a conventional country side scene of India. The residential campus is planned and landscaped with a hope for environmental freedom. Halls of residence, faculty and staff houses and community buildings surround the central academic area to provide flexibility in movement and communication. The person who brought this mammoth transformation was Mr.Achyut Kanvinde, a Delhi-based architect. Since the beginning, the Institute has attracted scholars from across the country. The rich cultural diversity of India is reflected in the campus activities of IIT-K as well.