IIT Kanpur Completes 60 Years


IIT Kanpur, one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and a globally acclaimed Institute of National Importance for excelling the quality of education in the nation. The premiere institution will celebrate the successful completion of 60 years of its foundation, on 2nd November 2019 in Kanpur. There will be a special event organized during the Diamond Jubilee of the institution in which Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will be the Guest of Honour.

IIT Kanpur, is known to give this country with some of the finest industry leaders like Narayan Murthy, founder of Infosys, Satyendra Dubey, Ashoke Sen, Som Mittal, Krishnamurthy Subramanian, among others, will also organize an alumni and institute fellow award function during the occasion. The Distinguished Alumni & Institute Fellows will be felicitated at an award ceremony in as an acknowledgement of their achievements and contribution to both IIT, Kanpur and the nation.

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said, “The IITs were pioneers in the field of engineering education in the country and led to the development of a strong scientific and technological base of talent that over the years, has contributed to the growth of our nation. It is an honour to be present for the diamond jubilee celebrations and I would like to congratulate all those associated with the institution for this achievement. I am sure that the future is brighter and IIT Kanpur will continue to contribute to the transformation of India through innovation and technology.”

Dr Koppillil Radhakrishnan, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur, and Honorary Distinguished Advisor in the Department of Space Research Organization (ISRO) said, “It is a moment of pride for each of us at IIT Kanpur as this eminent institute reaches this landmark. As one of the country’s first IITs, IIT Kanpur has set benchmarks in engineering education across disciplines, as well as conducting original research of the highest standard, and providing leadership in technological innovation. Global collaborations have allowed the institute to keep pace with the rapidly changing world of science and technology. The path-breaking innovations in both curriculum and research have kept our flag flying high across the world and we are proud of our alumni, students, and faculty, both past and present who have made us proud with their good work! We are thankful for the government’s support and look forward to their continuing encouragement in the future.”

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IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 and is the 4th IIT to be established after IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bomaby, IIT Madras. Also, it is one of the constantly top ranked institutes in the country. With the best research infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, IITK encourages students to innovate using technology and approaches education with a problem- solving attitude. It was set up with a vision: “To create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering and allied disciplines that will best serve the society,” and the recognition that the institute has garnered as a major centre of learning in Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary Areas is testament to the success of this vision.


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