Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established in 1959 by the Government of India.
The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country.
The Institute now has its own residential campus spread over 1200 acres of land, about 2288 undergraduate and 1522 postgraduate students, 325 faculties and more than 900 supporting staff. The combined record of its past and present faculty and students along with the alumni spread across the world is awe-inspiring.
Under the guidance of eminent economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to start Computer Science education.