Life at IIT Kanpur - In 1974, the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) was set up as an interdisciplinary program at IIT Kanpur. The institute is among the first to grasp the management education for training management professionals. The departments’ focus is to develop skill sets and techniques relevant to students from various backgrounds, and who are inclined towards pursuing a career in managerial positions in Management Engineering related industries. IIT Kanpur enjoys its 7th rank in the list of top institutes in India, as per the MHRD’s NIRF Ranking 2018.
Over the years, IIT Kanpur has gained a strong foothold in the country offering MBA programme. The institute is known to have the most rigorous and demanding admission process, starting from the mighty CAT exam followed by personal interview and group discussion. Campus life at IIT Kanpur is another bit that the institute is known for. As an aspirant, you must be curious to explore the B-school life at IIT Kanpur and find out the truth behind the tales that you have been hearing until now.
Here is an insight on the life at IIT Kanpur that you may come across in future.
Now that you have made it to this campus, breathe and pat yourself on the shoulder for keeping up with the rigorous admission process, entrance exam and selection procedure. You should be proud of yourself to hit the jackpot, not many are as lucky as you. As you step inside the campus, you will be in awe of the campus that is rich in greenery, peacocks and Gulmohar on either side of the road. The campus is perfect to promote learning is a serene environment. IIT Kanpur campus is huge, literally, so make sure you rent or purchase a bicycle to commute from your hostel to the classrooms and to the canteen. If you are a food lover, you are going to love what life at IIT Kanpur has to offer you. You can have anything from rolls to burgers to Domino’s pizza and of course, our beloved coffee that too from Cafe Coffee Day. The campus takes care of all your needs, be it grocery, banks, gymnasium, small shops for everyday utility.
A new journey awaits you at the IIT Kanpur campus that is set to bring new experiences and learning into your life. The initial days at IIT Kanpur are going to be like a mini vacation— from setting up your space-crunch room to navigating through the 1050 acres huge campus and to owning your prized possession- a bicycle. However, the real fun is yet to start. And how does the so-called ‘fun’ start here at IIT Kanpur- of course with back to back lectures, post class discussions, case-study analysis and club activities to name a few? When you expect everyone to call it a day at 11 at night but that is when the fun activities take place. You would want to miss such activities for through these activities you learn to work as a team and other facets requisite to become an able manager in the corporate world.
Now that you have come here pursue management, therefore sleep management is the first lesson you will be learning during your campus life at IIT Kanpur. You will successfully learn how to manage 1 days sleep in two. Intimidating enough? B-school life at IIT Kanpur is all about such learning that transforms your cants into cans.
IIT Kanpur believes in small batch class so as to cater to each student need. Usually, in a batch size of 50 and not more, the students hail from different states in the country, each representing their state. There are students from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata and Punjab among others. Living among people from such diverse culture creates an exhilarating environment where you get to peek into different admirable cultures. Here you will witness diversity at its best; some of these students will hold an important place in your life in terms of companionships and relationships.
The best about the diverse batch is a huge academic diversity; with some having work experience of over 40 months and some fresher’s who have just completed their undergrad degree. This creates a good combination of experience and freshness. In addition, the average age of your batch is likely to be 23.5 or 24, with the female to male ratio of 1:4.
Life at IIT Kanpur is beyond the classrooms; if you think your next two-years are going to be in a complete educational environment and will have no spare time for recreation, your concern is baseless. Student life at IIT Kanpur is an electric amalgamation of extra-curricular activities and academy. The institute promotes and offers plenty of opportunities for students for their overall development. Major committees and clubs are student-driven where they hone their organizational skills by managing such major annual fests and events. ANTARAGNI, GALAXY, Musical Extravaganza, Kavi Sammelan are some of the biggest cultural events that make IIT Kanpur what it is today.
The non-academic life at IIT Kanpur is as enlightening and enhancing as the pedagogy experience it can be.
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