Growth at IIT Kanpur:
In recent years, IITK has seen exponential growth in the student population. The undergraduate count has grown from 1,200 back in 1965 to over 4,000 today, and post graduates have grown from a few hundred to over 3,000. This requires a huge growth in campus infrastructure from academic buildings, labs and lecture halls to hostel and staff accommodation.
The 1965 Batch (Class of 1970) has launched a drive to support IIT Kanpur’s growth and vision for the future and the resulting need for major infrastructure capital projects. The Batch collectively wishes to raise Rs.2.5 Crore to support funding for these capital projects which will elevate the existing infrastructure and ecosystem in the campus and in turn ensure better facilities for the students and the academia.