Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (also known as IIT Kanpur or IITK) is a public engineering institution located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act.
Established in 1960 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP).
IIT Kanpur campus is located 15 Km from the Kanpur city and spreads wide in an area of 1000 acres. The campus includes –
- Academic buildings: 13 departments, PK Kelkar Library, Computer Centres faculty offices, laboratories and administrative buildings
- 10 boys hostel and 2 girls hostel
- Sports complex
- Housing for faculty
- 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