"Ever felt an urge to escape into worlds of your own creation? Or felt like you have stories deep within waiting to be told, but inspiration always eludes you? The English Literary Society brings an opportunity for you to share your writing with the rest of the campus. Also the chance to win books and get your entries featured on the ELS blog, in case you're not in it just for art's sake :P
The rules and topics are the same as for the rest of the batches, and we will be considering your entries for the Meander (the ELS magazine) as well. However, Y17 entries will be judged and awarded separately for the purpose of the competition. Link to competition
Photography Club IITK
Competition name: See-through
Kindly submit your entries before 22nd July, 2017 11:59 pm. You should submit your entries through email with the subject format "YOURFULLNAME_SEETHROUGH" at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As very well said by Ansel Adams , "You don't take photographs, you make it."
Hindi Sahitya Sabha
कहते हैं हर मनुष्य का जीवन ईश्वर का दिया एक बहुमूल्य उपहार है, एक वरदान है। ईश्वर ने प्रत्येक मनुष्य को अलग अलग कुशलताओं से नवाज़ा है। सबके सामने विभिन्न प्रकार की चुनौतियां आती हैं जिनका साहस से सामना करते हुए आगे बढ़ने को ही जीवन कहते हैं। हर व्यक्ति अपना भाग्य स्वयं अपने कौशल अथवा मेहनत से बनाता है और अपने जीवन को एक अलग आयाम देता है।उदाहरणस्वरूप जैसे अभी आपने संयुक्त प्रवेश परीक्षा के रूप में एक विषम बाधा पार की है। आप में कुछ ऐसी बात अवश्य हैं जो अन्य लाखों छात्रों में नहीं क्योंकि आई आई टी का सपना आपकी तरह उन्होंने भी संजोया था किन्तु सफलता आपको मिली। ये आपकी कुशलता अथवा आपकी विशिष्टता का परिचायक है जो आपकी कहानी को भीड़ से अलग करता है।हिंदी साहित्य सभा आपके लिए एक सुनहरा अवसर लाया है अपनी इसी यात्रा को शब्दों में परिवर्तित करने का। तो यदि आपको लगता है की आपकी कहानी दूसरों से हटके है, कुछ अलग है तो 'मेरी कहानी कुछ अलग है' इस विषय पर गद्य या पद्य लिखकर हमें अवश्य भेजिए।
To know the rules and regulations, Click here.
The brochure for academic year 2017-18 will be released soon. In the meanwhile, parents and students can go through the brochure of academic year 2015-16. In case the pdf below is taking too long to load, you can download the brochure:here
Fee-Structure for first semester 2017-18
Kindly note that you DO NOT have to make a demand draft of the amount mentioned in the Fee-structure document. The amount for which the demand draft has to be made can be checked from Draft-fee calculator.
Please go through the following link to know the fee structure: Fee-structure
Draft Fee Calculator
To know the amount of draft you have to make, Click here
Preparatory course students for the batch of 2017 have to go to IIT BHU.
Hall Allocation list will be updated after Final Round of Counselling is over.
Please go through this doc before filling in the PI form.
Parents who report with their wards cannot be provided accomodation in campus and have to look for accomodation elsewhere. There will be an Orientation program for parents on 23 July which is recommended but not mandatory. Parents can leave on the evening of 23 July or later. The schedule for the parents orientation program will be posted on the website soon.
The reporting date for UG students is 22 July.
Those whose seat have been updated from an NIT to IIT Kanpur after the 7th round of Seat Allocation may report on 23rd evening. However, please try to report on 22nd for smooth conduction of Orientation processes.
In case of any problem with the reporting dates, contact us.
Go to the FAQ section to know the list of items that your ward may need to bring to IITK.
The reporting date for the undergraduate students who would finally be taking admission into IIT Kanpur is: 22 July, 2017: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
In case of any problem with the reporting dates, contact us.
Students are required to report to their respective Halls of residence on the mentioned reporting dates. Students may not report before 22 July. If per chance, they arrive before 22 July, they are requested to report to their Hall of Residence only on the aforementioned date.
Students are required to stay back on campus after reporting for the orientation programme. Parents are encouraged not to take their wards back with them after reporting as several important procedures shall be carried out on the reporting date.
Parents will not be provided accomodation on campus by the Institute. A list of hotels in Kanpur is provided here.[Hotels]
Go through the following link to know more about different undergraduate programmes at IITK: Future Students
The following blog contains a list of articles written by senior students of IITK to guide aspirants: That's IITK
The most popular air route to IIT Kanpur is through Lucknow Airport (IATA: LKO – ICAO: VILK). There are flights every hour between 0600 - 0900 from New Delhi. Lucknow is also connected by direct flights to major destinations like Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore
Kanpur is connected to NH-2 that runs between Amritsar and Kolkata and connecting cities like Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Patna. Kanpur is also connected to Lucknow on NH25 and is about 91 km from Lucknow. Cabs are available from Lucknow to reach IIT Kanpur.
Kanpur is well connected by railway network with nearly every major city. Numerous overnight trains are also present from major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore. IIT Kanpur is about 17 km from the Kanpur Central Railway Station. Special Institute Buses will be available on the 22nd of July to ferry people from the railway station to IIT-K. Tempos and Autos are also available which take about Rs. 200- Rs. 250 from Station to IITK campus
Please note that the institute does not provide accomodation to parents. Parents are suggested to arrange for their own accomodation.
The list of hotels at Kanpur can be found here. [Hotels]
It is mandatory for all registered students of IIT Kanpur to reside in the halls of residence assigned to them. The halls assigned to the first year boys students are Hall 2,3,5 and 12. GHT(Girls' Hostel Tower) is the hall of residence assigned to the first year girl students.
The halls are assigned to the students randomly by the institute. The rooms and roommates in the halls are also assigned randomly to the students by the institute keeping in mind various factors. It is not possible to entertain a request for room/roommate/hall change. It is also compulsory for a student to register in his/her Hall of Residence's mess.
Your first step into IITK
The Orientation Programme is organised to acquaint the students with the institute and to facilitate a smooth transition into life at the Institute.
The prospect of beginning life at a college can be daunting. You must be incredibly excited to come to the campus but at the same time you may also feel nervous and unsure about what to expect. Everyone has such mixed emotions and the Orientation program is designed to make your transition to IITK as seamless as possible.
Q. When do I have to report to IITK? Can I report late? Also, can I go back after reporting and come back before classes commence? The Reporting date for the new UG students is 22 July, 2017. You have to report to your allotted hall in IITK. The Hall Allotment list will be up on website before arrival.
If for some reason, it is not up by then, please report to Hall 2 and then you will be directed to your allotted Hall.
NO, you cannot report late. You have to report in IITK only on the aforementioned time and date. If you are reporting late then you should inform the counselling service with a valid reason.
NO, you cannot go home after reporting.There are a lot of activities scheduled before the classes commences.
Q. How can I reach IITK? Is there any special provision for the students to reach there? AIR Route: Nearest airport is Lucknow: You may catch a taxi from airport (easily available for IITK),it’ll be a 2-3 hours journey costing about Rs 1400-1800. Alternatively, buses ply from Lucknow to Kanpur.
Train Route : IITK is a 45 minutes journey from Kanpur Central Railway Station. You can traverse the route either by Auto-Rickshaws which are easily available, by Institute buses depending on the timing, or by hiring cabs. Also,there would be a help desk of Counselling Service, IIT Kanpur arranged at Kanpur station. You can contact them for institute buses or for hiring autos and cabs.
Additionally, look at the reaching IITK section on the website.
Things to bring to IITK
Q. What documents do I have to bring to IITK before leaving home?
Adhere to the Checklist. (NOTE: If you haven't received your Passing certificate yet or any other document, you can submit it later.)
Q. Do I have to bring something for day to day living purposes?
You may bring items for day to day living purposes, but almost everything is available to purchase in the campus including mattresses,buckets,locks.
Please click here to get the list of items you may need.
Q. What is Orientation Programme? Is it compulsory to attend it?
The Orientation Program is designed to acquaint the Freshers with the Campus, and the various activities in it. It is a comprehensive introduction to your life for the whole stay at the campus. Yes, The Orientation Programme is compulsory to attend.
Academics and Scholarships
Q. What is the medium of instruction in IITK? English is the medium of all official instruction (lectures, labs, assignments and exams). For students who might be uncomfortable with English, the institute offers a basic course in the english language which is taught in the first semester. Also, English Conversation Classes are organised to help the students in English language.
Q. How is the general lecture environment? Can I ask a doubt to a professor? The general lecture environment varies from professor to professor, but asking doubts during lectures is always allowed. However, tutorials are better places for clearing doubts as they have a much higher level of personal interaction.
Q. Are there any scholarships available? If yes, how can I get them?
There are ample number of scholarships available.You will get to know about these and how to apply for them after you reach here.For any of these, Parental Income proof is must. Please go through the Under-Graduate section under the important info tab on this website for further details.
Q. Does IITK have Branch Change policies? Yes, you can change your branch at the end of 2nd, 3rd or 4th semester, but only once in total. No programme related restrictions are present, i.e. change from a BS program to BTech, Btech to BS, BS to BS or BTech to BTech, all are allowed.
Q. On what basis my branch can get changed? Please go to the Under-Graduate section under the Important Info tab on this website. [link]
Facilities in Hostels
Q. What are Halls of Residence? Halls of residences are the hostels where you will be residing during your stay at IIT Kanpur. There are four halls for boy UG students (Hall of Residence: 2, 3, 5 and 12) and one for girl UG students (GHT/Hall Of Residence 6).
Q. What are the facilities available at Halls of Residence? Each hall has its mess, canteen, photocopying facility, and a shop for basic daily needs, other than the rooms.
They also have their own Reading Room, Computer Centre, which is open 24*7.
Every hall have their own sports equipments with some sports fields available 24*7. Every hall has its Basketball Court, Badminton Court and Table Tennis room.
Q. When will I be assigned my hall and room? Can I select my room, hall and room partner? Refer to the hall allocation part in the left sidebar
Q. How many students I have to share my room with? Depending on the hall of residence that you are allocated, you will have to share your room with one or two more people. Hall 2, 3 and GHT have triple occupancy, Hall 5 has double and triple occupancy, while hall 12 has double occupancy.
Q. What items will be available to me in my room? In Girls Hostel Tower (GHT), your rooms will have three beds, 2 mirrors, three almirahs, two chairs and two tables,a bed table and a rack (or three tables).
In Hall 5(double room), a room has 2 beds, 1 almirah(divided into two parts) with a mirror, 1 table, 1 chair and 1 bed table.
In Hall 12(double room), a room has 2 beds, 1 almirah with a mirror, 1 table, 1 chair, 1 bed-table and 1 notice board.
In Hall 12(triple room), a room has 3 beds, 2 almirah with two mirrors, 2 tables, 2 chairs, 1 bed-table and 2 notice boards.
In Halls 2 , 3 & 5(triple room), your rooms will have three beds, two almirahs(divided into four parts), two tables, two chairs, one mirror and a bed table.
Q. What are inter-hall competitions? Can I participate? To encourage participation in extracurricular activities, various inter-hall competitions are organized. Each hall is a part of a pool. There are four pools. Following are the interhall events-
Freshers Inferno - Games & Sports (open for both UG & PG Freshers )
Takneek - Science & Technology
Spectrum - Films & Media
Galaxy - Cultural
Inferno - Games & Sports
All the events are open for freshers.
At the end of the academic year the performances of each pool in all competitions are combined to give the ranking for the General Championship.
Q. Can I bring my laptop/pc?
Freshers are strongly discouraged to bring their laptops in their very first year. Every hall has their own computer centre (available for use 24x7). The main Computer Centre and the computer lab at New Core Labs are open till 2 am in the night and are good enough for all practical purposes.
Q. What are the facilities available in the campus area?
There is a shopping center, commonly known as ShopC, in the campus for general items and commodities. It has a campus restaurant, Stationery shops, barber shop, cycle repairing shop, bakery shops, laundry shop and general stores.
The bank facilities are available within the campus. There are SBI and UBI bank branches available in the campus. Campus also have a automated ICICI branch. SBI, UBI and ICICI ATMs are also available in the campus.
There is a Food Court in the campus area in SAC (Student Activity Corner) which are available almost 24*7. It has Crown Burgers, Veggies, Kathi Roll, Wazwan food outlets. There is also a subsidized Cafe Coffee Day outlet. And not to forget a chaat corner in front of hall 3.
Q. What books and other class material do I have to bring?
Practically none. There is no course-related book that you have to bring. The course books can be taken from seniors or issued from the library. Also, the reference section of the library is equipped with sufficient copies of the course books, so one can easily use them there, if in case you feel the need to buy one, then there are bookshops in the shopping center inside the campus.
The general books used in the first year are Thomas’ Calculus, D J Griffiths Electrodynamics,Mechanics by Kleppner, any C Programming Language Book. Also Chemistry Labcoat and Mini Drafter for Engineering Drawing Lab are also required in first year courses. If you already have above mentioned items you can bring these with you otherwise do not buy them you can take it here from the seniors or shops.
Q. What about Ragging practices in the hostels? We are a Ragging Free campus. Strict actions are taken against those indulge in ragging. Every student signs an anti ragging affidavit.
Anti-Ragging Squads are also made to check its practise anywhere.
Q. Will parents be provided accommodation ? No, parents will not be provided any accommodation in the campus. A list of hotels in Kanpur is provided in this pdf :
Q. How big is the campus ? How to travel inside the campus ?
IITK has a humongous campus size of 1055 acres. Students are not allowed to drive motorized vehicles. IITK being an environment friendly campus, everyone travels by bicycles. Many professors prefer riding cycles as well. Other means of transport are cycle rickshaws, which are usually available throughout the day. Motorized rickshaws or tempos may also be available sometimes on campus.
Differently abled students shall be provided with hybrid scooters or tricycles.
Q. Is laundry service available to the students? Yes, there is laundry service available to the students. The laundry serviceman shall visit your room twice a week. The basic monthly cost shall be around Rs.160.
Some halls even have Washing Machines installed.
Q. Is there any Internet connectivity for the freshers ? The freshers have full freedom to use wi-fi services in the academic area. The computer centres in halls provide internet connectivity 24/7. The computer centres in the academic area are open till 2am.
Q. What is the fee structure ? What are the modes of payment available for the Institute fees as well as the mess fee ? Fee structure is decided by DOSA(Dean of Student Affairs) Office.It keeps on changing subject to various conditons.
Modes of payment are- DEMAND DRAFT or ONLINE via SBI I-Collect/AXIS bank /ICICI bank gateway.
Q. How many semesters are there in an year ? How are the semesters divided over the year ? 2 semesters are held per year. The first semester commences at the end of july and ends in the month of november, then a one month break in december. The next semester commences by the end of december and ends by the month of april.
Q. Is there any Hospital on the campus ? What facilities are available over there ? IITK has its own Health Center (HC).HC has four ambulances. It takes care about all the basic health related issues as well as emergency conditions. Also,there are dispensaries available in some specific halls.
Q. Where can I get the leave calendar for the year ? Every detail is available on the academic calendar including midsem breaks and holidays.(REFER- [Link])
Q. Are there any facilities available for the physically handicapped on the campus ? Yes, differently abled students shall be allowed hybrid scooters or tricycles. There are ramps available wherever necessary to make life easier for them.