Student Activities IIT kanpur Indian institute of technology kanpur (IITK)


Student Activities at IIT Kanpur (IITK)

Cultural Activities:

Antaragni is Annual cultural festival held over 4 days in October.


Annual technology and business festival held over 4 days in February.

Inter college Competitions

Josh: Annual intra-institute sports festival.
Galaxy: Annual inter-hall cultural competition.
Takneek: Annual inter-hall technology competition.
Varchasva: Annual inter-hall sports competition.
Spectrum: Annual inter-hall films and media competition.
Udghosh: Annual inter-college sports meet held in September


The students bring out a monthly newspaper, Vox Populi, the college magazine Meander and NERD, a science and technology magazine.

Student voluntary services  at IIT Kanpur (IITK)

The students participate voluntarily in social services and organisations, "Prayas" being one of them, where they involve local underprivileged children in educational activities during their free time, conduct awareness programs and provide for campus visits. 

Student Gymkhana at IIT Kanpur (IITK)

The Students Gymkhana, is a elected body, is the centre of all inter-hostel and intercollege activities that the students of IITK engage in. The Student Gymkhana has the following councils: such as The Presidential Council ,The Games Council ,The Cultural Council ,The Science and Technology Council , The Films and Media Council

Students' research related activity

Research is controlled by the Office of the Dean of Research and Development. Under the aegis of the Office the students publish the quarterly NERD Magazine (Notes on Engineering Research and Development) which publishes scientific and technical content created by students. Articles may be original work done by students in the form of hobby projects, term projects, internships, or theses. Articles of general interest which are informative but do not reflect original work are also accepted. Along with the magazine a student research platform Power Promotion of work Experience and Research has been started. Under it several independent student groups are working on projects like the Lunar Rover for ISRO, alternate energy solutions under the Group for Environment and Energy Engineering, ICT solutions through a group Young Engineers, solution for diabetes, green community solutions through ideas like zero water and zero waste quality air approach. A budget of Rs 1.5 to 2 crore has been envisaged to support student projects that demonstrate technology.

Jugnu (satellite)

The students of IIT Kanpur made a nano satellite called Jugnu, This small satellite was given by president Pratibha Patil to ISRO for launch. The launch is currently scheduled to occur during 2011

SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre

IIT Kanpur has set up the SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre in collaboration with the Small Industries development Bank of India (SIDBI) to foster innovation, research, and entrepreneurial activities in technology-based areas. SIIC provides a platform to business Start-ups to develop their ideas into commercially viable products.SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC) conducted the Nettech Summer Program 2007 for engineering students from all over India at IIT Kanpur Campus.


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