Student Campus Life


At IIT Kanpur a student flourishes personally and professionally. This is thanks to the varied activities and events that are a constant buzz on the campus in addition to the supportive environment that nourishes academic brilliance. Know more...

Student Life

OLD Gymnasium (Credit: Bharat Lal)

IIT Kanpur offers a vibrant campus life. It is a safe and secure campus. Students will find the beautiful and peaceful campus a great place to live. When they wish to do something there are a lot of choices available to them. Students can pursue the passions they bring to the campus. Or they can take up new ones. There are many recreational facilities, hobby clubs, sports facilities and cultural societies on campus.
In the chosen activity, whether a student is a beginner or is at an advanced level the student will have company and will enjoy the bonding and camaraderie.

Sports & Recreation

Lawn Tennis Court (Credit: Vikram Gupta)

IITK offers a wide range of sports and recreational facilities. The friendly but keen competition in the various sports prepares the students to face the challenges they encounter in the future.

Clubs & Communities

Main Stadium (Credit: Bharat Lal)

If you have a hobby or always wanted to have one, IITK has many hobby clubs for you. These clubs make learning fun and also offer the opportunity to compete with similar clubs at other institutions.


The Halls Of Residence at IIT Kanpur provide comfortable accommodation and are located close to the academic area. You will find they are much more than a place to eat and sleep, they have several sports and recreational facilities as well. Each Hall enjoys lifelong loyalty from its past residents.

Hall-7 (Credit: Vikram Gupta)

Health Care

IITK is well served by a conveniently located Health Centre. The doctors and staff of the Health Centre are committed to the health and well being of the campus community.

Health Centre (Credit: Vikram Gupta)


The cultural activities at IITK contribute to the well rounded education the institute aims to offer. There are several cultural clubs each of which helps you give expression to your artistic and cultural talents.

Auditorium (Credit: Vikram Gupta)

Food & Dining

Boys Hostel Mess (Credit: Manoj Srivastava)

The Halls of residence provide great tasting nutritious food. Besides there are many eateries offering a variety of cuisines, that are spread all over the campus.


Auditorium Ground (Credit: Vikram Gupta)

Academic, sports and cultural events take place nearly all year round at IITK.

Retail & Services

There are several retail areas on the campus with shops and services to meet the day to day needs of the campus community.

Shopping Centre (Credit: Vikram Gupta)

A Life Full of Fond Memories

L-16 (Credit: Vikram Gupta)

You can expect your time at IITK to be one of the best times of your life. You will look back at the fond memories for the rest of your life and IITK will always be another home for you.

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