Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur also known as IITK was established in 1959. It is among the Top Ten engineering institutes in India and is recognised as an institute of National Importance by the Govt. of India. The institute was established with the assistance of a consortium of nine leading US Universities.
IIT kanpur, like other IITs, is an institution of National importance and offers a range of courses at undregraduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in Engineering.