Abhineet Lall, IIM Bangalore alumnus and Sakshi Dhiman, an educational expert together review and explore Kanpur Institute of Technology, one of the best engineering education option in Kanpur.
You have by now thought of taking up engineering as a career and becoming a pioneer in the field. You might be thinking to make a Transformer movie inspired robot or to becoming World’s no. 1 Hacker that all the Google’s, Amazon’s or Facebook’s of the world would ever need. But of course, before that you need to land on a great engineering campus. There are many engineering education hubs in the country to fulfill your dream and Kanpur is a very strong option. And there are reasons for it.
The fact that Kanpur has India’s most premier engineering institutions, IIT Kanpur and HBTI, it is a dream destination for educators, students and employers across the country.
And the icing on the cake is the Lucknow airport which is just an hour away. Though there are over 10 engineering colleges in Kanpur, only a few actually stand out. Amongst them all, Kanpur Institute of Technology (KIT) stands tall as an outstanding centre of excellence in engineering education due to their management vision, excellent faculty, infrastructure and campus placements.
Our in-depth review of KIT revealed it has some feathers in the cap which makes it an awesome engineering education option. So what makes it stand out? Let’s get deeper with our analysis.
Management and Faculty
While choosing an engineering college one should always look at the patrons or founders of the institution because it’s their vision that drives the DNA of that institution. The KIT management has a strong pedigree from some of the best institutes of the country.
With Mr PK Jain as the chairman and bright minds like Mr Vipul Jain (alumnus IIT Delhi), Mr Anil Kr Agarwal (alumnus IIT Kanpur) and Mrs. Neena Verma (Treasurer) at the helm of affairs, KIT has a pretty impressive management as they work effortlessly to provide wholistic engineering education.
The teachers and faculty at KIT are also from colleges such as IIT’s, NIT’s, HBTI and other reputed institutes, all recognized and successful in their fields. No doubt the college has been awarded with prestigious awards such as Times of India Hall of Fame and National Education Excellence Awards by Praxis Media and Brands Academy.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. We spoke to a few students at KIT and what we heard was impressive.
Happy students at a college are the biggest proof of what actually is delivered vs what was promised.
Naval Kumar a mechanical engineering student at KIT says
“Kanpur Institute of Technology gives best and highly educated faculty members. They create a perfect environment to study. They completely motivate and support their students. KIT teachers are very helpful towards their students. The quality of teaching and teaching methods are extraordinary to make their students knowledgeable.”
Academics and Training
KIT Kanpur has achieved milestones on milestones when it comes to academics. It has already been accredited by AICTE top body to certify quality in engineering education. Apart from that, it is also a member of ISTE, IEEE and CIS.
AICTE, IEEE, CISE and ISTE mean that KIT is proactive in following the quality standards and compliances of Indian engineering education and it definitely qualifies to be India’s top 100 engineering colleges.
KIT also has formal tie-ups with various training partners such as Microsoft, BS Catia, Oracle etc. to enhance the practical learning experience in order to train its students to match the current employment requirements. Reason why a lot of industrial visits are also organized during the engineering curriculum to expose students to their future workplaces.
KIT’s vast 25 acre campus is stunning and a complete package for imparting excellent engineering education. With state of the art lecture theatres, classrooms, tutorial rooms, complete wifi enabled campus to fully equipped computer, mechanical, electrical labs, KIT Kanpur has got it all.
If books are knowledge, KIT’s expansive library houses them all. The fully air-conditioned library is fully automated with Libsys software apart from books on diverse domains and is a true digital library with various CDs, DVDs and Project works across various engineering and humanities.
Parth another student of CSE at KIT Kanpur puts it perfectly
“The infrastructure of college is remarkable. Classrooms, AC computer lab, Wi-Fi, medical facilities and sports are all available in the college. The library is digital as well and accommodates all the books related to engineering. Students are very comfortable to study in the centralised AC room in the library.”
KIT alumni swear by the awesome hostel life they had. Comfy and cosy hostel rooms give the feeling of home away from home where they have spent four years building the most precious memories of their lifetime. It’s four years of bliss, companionship and togetherness. KITians go nostalgic talking about their hostel days.
KIT also conducts regular student connect programs for class 12 students to help them explore KIT’s awesomeness. During one such event, Ankit Jain, a pround KITian, ecstatically reveals:
From teasing your friends in the cafeteria to competing with them in technology or even in sports, you will be thrilled to be a part of this beautiful and enthralling institute and a great learning ecosystem it has to offer.
Recruiters really like KITians. With over 100 companies visiting the campus, every KITian has a great future. All thanks to KIT’s Placement and Corporate Relation cell (also known as PCRC) which works tirelessly all around the year to bring the best companies such as Amazon, Just Dial, Omega, Tech Mahindra, Aircel etc on campus.
Every deserving student gets placed on campus which is over 80% and at par with other prestigious engineering colleges.
Besides this, the cell also conducts numerous mock placement drives, interview sessions etc. so that qualifying a placement process might become easy for the students.
Together with a strong corporate base and alumni relations, the Placement and Corporate Relations Cell, KIT has added many more illustrious feathers to the cap of KIT.
All students undergo a 360 degree competence analysis be it English communication, right internship, contemporary skills or overall engineering DNA. Anurag Dixit of ECE Batch 2020 has seen his seniors land some great job offers.
“The college always gets a very high number of placements. A lot of companies visit us every year and places almost all the students. There are about 530 placed students in about 80 companies. The highest package has already reached 8.34 LPA.”
All work and no play makes an engineer a dull one. KIT knows what it takes to expose their students to the right mix of learning and fun. KIT is a paradise for a wholesome development of engineers.
The college encourages the establishment of a variety of student clubs & departmental docieties reflecting student interests and individual or group accomplishments of learning outcomes. KIT runs various student led Cultural, Social Service and Sports Clubs for all its students like Cybersrishti, Electroglint, Yantrikians, Genekit and more.
KIT encourages student activity beyond plain engineering education – be it cultural activities and fest like UDBHAV and SWASTI or sports activities and fest like SHIKHAR, it will fill your life with energy and enthusiasm. It’s four years of fun and learning in its truest sense.
No doubt Sudipto, a proud KIT alumnus, has a spark in his eyes when he says,
The college is just awesome. I spent a very quality time there. There are societies for every department who promote extra-curricular activities every month. The experience of the fests and activities are very enjoyable and memorable throughout your life. You would have all – a lot of fun, will gain knowledge and will experience every single beautiful moment in this college. The experience would be a remarkable one!
Engineering colleges like KIT Kanpur are what one needs to get their dreams of becoming a successful engineer turn into reality. We hope this analysis helps students make an informed decision. After our 360 degree analysis, we strongly recommend KIT to students willing to follow their engineering dream.
About the Authors
Abhineet Lall is an IIM Bangalore alumnus and an engineer who loves to counsel students for making better career choices and Sakshi Dhiman is an educational expert who has reviewed many educational institutions across the country.