NEW UNDERGRADUATE IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Important Notifications
  • We are delighted to extend our warmest welcome on your acceptance into the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). CONGRATULATIONS !!
  • Undergraduate students of the Y24 batch are required to report in-person to the institute on July 22nd, 2024 (Reporting Day) between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.
  • On the 22nd, the boys have to report at Hall 13 and girls to Hall 4.
  • Accommodation in the Hall of Residences (hostels) will be allocated to students on the reporting day, July 22nd.
  • The Orientation Program, Academic Registration etc. for the Y24 batch is scheduled to start from July 23rd to July 29th, 2024. All Y24 UG students are required to stay in their halls during the entire duration.
  • The commencement of regular classes for the Y24 batch is set for July 30th.
  • Parents or guardians are welcome to accompany the students; however, please note that we do not provide or arrange accommodation for them. They are welcome to spend time with their wards in the halls from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm and may have meals in the mess on a payment basis. We kindly ask that parents leave the halls by 10:00 pm.
  • We sincerely invite parents or guardians (two per student) to the Parents' Orientation Program scheduled on July 23rd, 2024, from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Main Auditorium of IIT Kanpur.
  • Please join the IIT Kanpur Y24 Discussion Forum Facebook page and follow us on Instagram
  • Stay tuned for further updates
Accomodation for Visitors
The detailed information about the types of Visitors Hostel (VH) and its tariff can be found in the following link. To check the availability of rooms and final booking, please write an email to vh_office@iitk.ac.in and VH office will follow back as soon as possible.

In case, rooms are not available in VH, you can also book a hotel outside our campus. Details of some hotels are compiled in the following link: https://www.iitk.ac.in/counsel/resources/hotelsupdated.pdf.
Kindly note that the mentioned price range in the pdf for hotels (outside campus) may vary.
Stay tuned for more!

The verification of the documents/certificates uploaded by you will be done against the originals at a later date. The schedule for the same will be notified by the administration. Hence, kindly bring the original documents with you.

Documents
 Class X (High School) Board Certificate .
 Class XII Marksheet
 Aadhar Card
 Family Income Certificate (Only if eligible for fee remission) - Copy of the Income Tax Return along with Tuition Fee Waiver Affidavit in Rs. 20/- Stamp paper duly signed by First Class Magistrate/Public Notary, as the the give format - [Tuition Fee Waiver Affidavid]
 Document Verification and Seat Acceptance letter (Downloadable from JOSSA Website named System Generated Document Verification-Cum-Seat Acceptance Letter)
 Provisional seat allotment letter (Downloadable from JOSSA Website named System Generated Allotment Later)
 Reference ID after registering at the Anti Ragging Portal - https://www.antiragging.in/. The instruction PDF is attached for your reference [Instructions]
 Medical Report (Same as submitted during Josaa cunselling)
 Self-declaration Undertaking (Format downloadable from the OA portal after login)
 Ethical Practices Undertaking (Format downloadable from the OA portal after login)
 Photograph
 Valid Category certificate for GEN-EWS and OBC_NCL students in prescribed formats as detailed in the JEE (Advanced) 2024 Brochure.
 Category/Disability certificate for SC/ST/PWD candidate

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Y24s

Note: If there exists any mismatch in the student's name among documents, an affidavit sanctioned by a notary will be necessary

Banks at IIT Kanpur


State Bank of India, IIT Kanpur

The Link to instructions PPT provided by the bank is attached: here. For any query, you can contact the bank directly at:

Forms for Minor and Loan can be submitted to the email mentioned above.


Union Bank of India, IIT Kanpur

The Link to instructions PPT provided by the bank is attached: here. For any query, you can contact the bank directly at:


ICICI Bank, IIT Kanpur

For any query, you can contact the bank directly at:


Documents required for a Loan


List of documents required for the Student
 PAN Card
 Aadhar Card
 JoSAA Seat Acceptance Letter
 2 Photographs
 Admission letter/Offer letter
 Schedule of expenses/Fee structure
 Copy of marksheets (High school onwards)
[Optional]  Identity Card and Hall residence certificate

List of documents required for the Guardian
 PAN Card
 Aadhar Card
 2 Photographs
 Any one of the following :
 3 years ITR and Registration certificate (Businessman) OR
 3 months salary slips and Form 16 (2 Years) (Salaried) OR
 Income Certificate

By Air

Kanpur airport is now functional. Direct flights are available between Kanpur(KNU) and Delhi(DEL), Bengaluru(BLR), and Mumbai(BOM). Many other city airports join through connecting flights from the mentioned airports. The campus is around 21 km from the airport and can be reached easily using cabs.
Another 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. Direct flights also connect Lucknow to like Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

 

By Road

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.

By Train

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. Tempos and Autos are also available which take about Rs. 200- Rs. 250 from Station to IITK campus

 

Hotels

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]

Hall Allocation


The Hall Allocation for 2023-24 will be updated here later.

As per now, following halls will be allocated to the upcoming students-
Boys: Hall 13
Girls: Hall 4
The reporting help desk numbers will be updated here a night before the reporting.

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 is Hall 13. Hall 4 is the hall of residence assigned to the first year girl students.

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 change. It is also compulsory for a student to register in his/her Hall of Residence's mess.

Orientation Programme
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.

The orientation schedule of 2023-24 will soon be updated here.

Brochure

Please find the Brochure 2019-20 here
The brochure for 2022-23 will be uploaded soon.

Future Students

Go through the following link to know more about different undergraduate programmes at IITK: Future Students

Unoffical Facebook group that celebrates the people, life and culture of IIT Kanpur This Bit of That IITK

    Ans. The Reporting date for the new UG students will be updated soon. You have to report to your allotted hall in IITK. The Hall Allotment list will be up on website before arrival.
    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.

    Ans. AIR Route: Kanpur airport is now functional. Direct flights are available between Kanpur(KNU) and Delhi(DEL), Bengaluru(BLR), and Mumbai(BOM). 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.
    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.

    Ans. A checklist of all documents is provided Document Checklist Section in "NEW UNDERGRADUATE IMPORTANT INFORMATION"

    Ans. You may bring items for day to day living purposes, but almost everything is available to purchase in the campus including mattresses, buckets, locks.
    Also, Online delivery systems can be used to deliver stuff till your hall gate. So there's no need to worry about availiblity to things.
    Please click here to get the list of items you may need.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. 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 SSPC Website and Under-Graduate section under the important info tab on this website for further details.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. Please go to the Under-Graduate section under the Important Info tab on this website.

    Ans. Halls of residences are the hostels where you will be residing during your stay at IIT Kanpur. There are five halls for boy UG students (Hall of Residence: 2, 3, 5, 12 and 13) and two for girl UG students (Hall of Residence: 4 and 6). UG first year students will stay in Hall 13 (boys) and Hall 4 (girls).

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. Refer to the hall allocation part in the left sidebar

    Ans. You will have to share your room with one or two more people.

    Ans. In Hall 4, your rooms will have two beds, one mirror, two almirahs, chairs, tables, and a rack
    In Hall 13(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 13(triple room), a room has 3 beds, 2 almirah with two mirrors, 2 tables, 2 chairs, 1 bed-table and 2 notice boards.

    Ans. 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
    Galaxy - Media & 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.

    Ans. Freshers are enscouraged to bring their laptops to college if they already have one. 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.

    Ans. 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.
    DOAA Canteen is functional 24*7.
    There is a Food Court in the campus area in SAC (Student Activity Corner) which are available from 2pm to 2 am. It has Dominos, Kathi Rolls, Chocolate Room, Wazwan food outlets. There is also a subsidized Cafe Coffee Day outlet. And not to forget a chaat corner in front of hall 3.
    There's a canteen available in every hall available from 2pm to 2 am.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. No, parents will not be provided any accommodation in the campus. A list of hotels in Kanpur is provided in this pdf : [Hotels]

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. 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.200. All the halls have Washing Machines installed.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. >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.

    Ans. 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.

    Ans. Every detail is available on the academic calendar including midsem breaks and holidays. It will be provided soon.

    Ans. Yes, differently abled students shall be allowed hybrid scooters or tricycles. There are ramps available wherever necessary to make life easier for them.

In case of any difficulty or query, contact the UG Team.

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