This section needs additional citations for verification. IIT Kanpur was established by an Act of Parliament in 1959. The institute was started in December 1959 in a room electrical computer engineering books free download pdf bangla the canteen building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. Under the guidance of economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to offer Computer science education.
In 1972 the KIAP program ended, in part because of tensions due to the U. Government funding was also reduced as a reaction to the sentiment that the IIT’s were contributing to the brain drain. This land was donated by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1960 and by March 1963 the Institute had moved to its current location. The institute has around 6478 students with 3938 undergraduate students and 2540 postgraduate students and about 500 research associates.
IIT Kanpur is to open an extension centre in Noida with the plan of making a small convention centre there for supporting outreach activities. Being a major industrial town, Kanpur has a good connectivity by rail and by road but it lags in terms of air connectivity. The Institute has set up an office in New York with alumnus, Sanjiv Khosla designated as the overseas brand ambassador of the institute. It is located on 62, William Street, Manhattan. Postgraduate admissions are made through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and Common Aptitude Test.
Antaragni: Antaragni is a non-profit organisation run by the students of IIT Kanpur. It was funded entirely by the Student Gymkhana of the university it began. Today the budget is almost Rs 1 crore, raised through sponsorship. Techkriti: It was started in 1995 with an aim to encourage interest and innovation in technology among students and to provide a platform for industry and academia to interact. Udghosh: Udghosh is an annual inter-college sports meet held in September.
UDGHOSH involves students from all over India competing in the university’s sports facilities. Vivekananda Youth Leadership Convention: Vivekananda Samiti, under Students Gymkhana, on behalf of the IIT Kanpur, has undertaken the celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from 2011-2015. The first E-Summit was scheduled for 16-18 Aug, 2013. These three day festival by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kanpur on the theme Emerge on the Radar included talks by eminent personalities, workshops and competitions. The Students’ Gymkhana is the students’ government organization of IIT Kanpur, established in 1962.