Students receive full tuition waiver, and pocket allowance of Rs. 1000 pm for the duration of the program. This is merit cum means based scholarship; hence, the recipients must maintain a minimum CPI of 6.5. However, if CPI falls below 6.5 (but remains above 6.0) then pocket allowance is withdrawn. A student must only submit their parental income certificate to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship can be availed by those who are other than category (SC/ST) students with annual parental income less than 4.5 lakhs.
Students receive an annual scholarship of Rs.30,000 per semester (Rs. 60,000 annually), along with a research grant of Rs.20,000. Students of B.S programmes within the ALL INDIA RANK (AIR) 10,000 as per Common Merit LIST (CML) in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics departments are eligible for this scholarship. Students must submit an undertaking for not getting any other scholarship to the SSPC every semester to apply for this scholarship. This is a merit based scholarship; hence, the recipients must maintain a minimum CPI of 6.0.
The Institute gives Donor Scholarships to meritorious and needy students. 115 scholarships awarded. For details of these 115 Donor Scholarships available for students and the criteria used for selection, Click Here.
This scholarship can be availed by those who are category (SC/ST) students with annual parental income less than 4.5 lakhs. Under this scholarship students receive free basic mess bill and a pocket allowance.
The Institute helps its students in applying for various external scholarships. The previous link provides the information about some external scholarships that IIT Kanpur students have applied for or availed of in the past; however, the list provided below is not complete and there may be other external scholarships for which you may be eligible/ interested in. As part of the Prime Minister's Digital India program, the Government of India (GoI) has created the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for students across the country for detailed information about various GoI scholarships.
A maximum of 20 scholarships per year in the amount of Rs. 1,000/- per month for 9 months are to be given to IIT Kanpur students who show: Leadership in sports related activities on campus leading to development, growth and increased participation in various sporting activities. Excellence in sports, as shown by performance in Inter-IIT and other external sports meets.
The Institute recognizes the academic achievements of its students in the form of several academic excellence awards. These awards are given to meritorious students of IIT Kanpur having a CPI of 8.5 and above in the previous academic year. Here CPI of the previous academic year (API) is computed solely for the previous academic year.
The Institute recognizes the academic achievements of its students in the form of several convocation awards, medals, and prizes that are given to the students at the time of graduation during the convocation ceremony. The various convocation awards, medals, and prizes available for students are listed in the above link along with their criteria.
The formalities regarding this scholarship are carried out by the Institute authorities and no participation from a student is required. There are many external scholarships provided by State governments, offices etc., information for which is provided from time to time by the concerned departments. A student must complete the formalities for such external scholarships on his own and contact the SSPC for the formalities required on the part of the Institute. There are also other scholarships such as many Donors’ scholarships, also awarded by the SSPC. A student applying for Merit-cum-means scholarship by submitting his/her Parental Income Certificate, will automatically be eligible for these scholarships.