Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Hindi: भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान कानपुर) (also known as IIT Kanpur or IITK) is an Indian Institutes of Technology, set up in Kanpur in 1959. IIT Kanpur has grown into one of the top technological institutes in India[1], primarily focused on research in engineering and science, and the teaching of undergraduates. IIT Kanpur has a campus of 4.3 square kilometres, just north-west of the city. Among all IITs, IIT Kanpur has the second largest campus (1,055 acres), first being IIT Kharagpur.

The campus is a self-contained community, with residences for students, faculty, and staff. There is a hospital, sports fields, and a swimming pool. Schools are provided for campus children, and an 'Opportunity school' supported by alumni, serves the children of local day and occasional workers.


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