The campus of IIT Kanpur is spread over 1055 acres. IIT Kanpur has around 108 buildings, and almost all the students pursuing various courses live on campus. The premier institute is popularly known for its vibrant campus life. The safe, secure and green campus of IIT Kanpur offers a pleasant learning experience. The campus of IIT Kanpur is equipped with the latest facilities, technology, and amenities.
The hostels of IIT Kanpur are located very close to the academic block. IIT Kanpur hostels are equipped with the latest facilities, recreational facilities, dining facilities, and sports facilities. The hostels are provided to domestic and international students. The campus has a health care centre, which serves the medical needs of students.
IIT Kanpur gives equal emphasis to sports besides academics. The campus has all kinds of sports and recreational facilities to offer relaxation to students. IIT Kanpur has an annual inter-college sports meet to encourage sports enthusiasts and recognize their performance. Cash prizes are awarded to top performers in various sports.
IIT Kanpur has many eateries offering a variety of cuisines. Nutritious and hygienic food is provided for students here. Food and dining facilities on campus are available to students on all working days. However, hostel students are provided with food in the hostel mess every day. The campus also has retail and shopping facilities. ATM facility is also available on the campus.
Cultural events organized by various cultural clubs of IIT Kanpur are a delight to watch. Every year, an annual fest is organized at the campus. The classrooms at IIT Kanpur are equipped with audio-visual aids to enhance the learning experience of students. The library of IIT Kanpur has a huge collection of books, magazines, and journals.
IIT Kanpur has 10 boys' hostels, 2 girls' hostels and one girls' residence tower all together called the 'Halls of Residence. All incoming undergraduate students are allotted in Hall 2, 3, 5 and 10. Do not expect fancy buildings and lavish, luxurious rooms. Rooms are allotted on a twin sharing basis for first and second year students. But in third year every student gets single room in most of halls. In the fourth year all undergraduate students are shifted to either hall 1 or hall 9
IIT Kanpur offer the most spacious hostels and largest rooms for the students along with 22 hours of eating facilities available in the campus ranging from some well known food chains to hostel canteens which are well-stocked and offer anyone a let out after a stressful day.Every hostel has a basketball court, few badminton courts, a volleyball court, table tennis room, a television room, a computer room, a reading room for newspaper, magazines, journals, etc, and a hall office to handle hostel affairs. The basketball and volleyball courts in the hostels are floodlit, enabling students to play even at night as the day is more or less jam packed with other activities.
The halls of residences were built keeping in mind that they were to house the brightest. These weren't just the buildings that were laid brick by brick but, were supposed to be the homes of the students away from their home. They were meant to be witnesses to life long friendships, to be onlookers for ingenious ideas and to be the secure spot for the tired student to rest and re-energise for the upcoming days. All halls from I to XI have been named 'Halls of Residences' precisely with this motive in mind and are not just hostels for students. They provide 24*7 electricity , clean sanitation facilities and good quality food for the nourishment of its beloved residents. Long after one graduates, he/she fondly recollects the memories spent in these rooms which are a treasure for them.
People read for various reasons. Some read to broaden their perspective of the world and learn new things, some read to learn how to articulate their thoughts, some read to get inspiration, some read to get their mind free and see faraway places through the eye of their mind, some read to relax their mind after a tiring day full of hard work, deadlines and reports, while some read just for fun.
Whatever may be your reason for wanting to read, we at the SAC BOOK CLUB are committed to helping you get hold of the book of your choice. It is our goal to provide a definitive reading experience to the members of IIT Kanpur, be it in procuring books, indexing them for easy access, making them available for reading or in letting you review them and see reviews others have made.
The SAC Book Club or simply the Book Club comes under the Presidential Council of the Students' Gymkhana. It is maintained and operated by a team of two coordinators and seven secretaries, working on a completely voluntary basis.
During the semesters, the Club opens 7 days a week for one hour each: from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Apart from this it opens throughout the vacations (the two mid-semester breaks, winter vacations and summer vacations) on days announced by the team before the holidays.
In order to cater to all tastes, we maintain a diverse collection of books, classified under Fiction, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Classics, Poetry, Drama, Collections, Comics, Popular Science, Self Help, Romance, Biographies, Autobiographies, Bengali and Hindi.
Have you really missed the stage you performed upon in your school and this dreaded JEE preparation came in way? Dramatics club a.k.a Fursat Mandali provides you the right opportunity to relive your passion once again. The team uses the art of expression with unmatched enthusiasm to help address the maladies of the society and to form an impetus for change.
We here at Fursat Mandali, IITK organise professional theater workshops, competitions and the Dramatics Eve (one per semester). We also participate in national level competitions like Antaragni and Rendezvous, etc. and have emerged as one of the best dramatics societies in the country. So come and join us to be a part of this change, this legacy.
If that is so, the ELS proudly claims to be infected. Symptoms include constant urges to celebrate the English language in all its forms: Queen’s to urban slang, through JAMs, Creative Writing, Dumb Charades, Poetry Slam, Debates, Word Games etc. If you suffer from a similar affliction, your name’s going on the list, welcome to the club.
For the knowledge buffs here in IIT Kanpur, Quiz Club organizes regular quizzes on every topic under the Sun and also in the dark. From Sports to Entertainment, Technology to Silver Screen and India to World we challenge you in all fields. Frequent quiz meets and few “quiz weeks” are organized. The culmination of all these are festivals(Antaragni & Techkriti) where quizzes are organized by quizmasters from all over the country. When even that is not enough, you get to test your mettle against the best in the country in Nihilanth(All IITs & IIMs),Mood Indigo(IITB),Rendezvous(IITD). For regular updates visit our Blog: qciitk.wordpress.com
Committed to the cause of promotion of Hindi, we seek to provide a platform for students to experience and explore various avenues of Hindi literature and realising its relevance in our lives. Fun activities like crosswords, dumb charades and JAM are juxtaposed with more 'solemn' activities like poetry, debating, creative writing etc. to promote our belief that the beauty of literature lies not just in obscure seeming lines of poetry but is intertwined with our lives through its multifarious expressions.