Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, the fourth oldest among the IITs is famous for pioneering science based engineering education in the country, thanks to the early association of nine top US universities during 1962-72. Besides making significant contributions in establishing high standards in higher education, it is known for cutting edge research in science, engineering and humanities. It has produced over 30000 illustrious alumni many of whom are pioneers in research, entrepreneurship and technology domain. IIT Kanpur promotes freedom of thought, concern for the environment, and cultivates ethical, human/societal values, and translation of scientific knowledge into viable technology. It holds the distinction of establishing the subject domains of computer and materials science in the country.