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of the Indian Institutes of Technology, set up in industrial city of Kanpur in 1959. IIT Kanpur has grown into one of the top technological institutes in India, primarily focused on research in engineering and science, and the teaching of undergraduates. IIT Kanpur has a sprawling campus spread over an area of approx. 4.3 square km, just north-west of the city. Among all IITs, IIT Kanpur has the second largest campus (1,055 acres), first being the IIT Kharagpur. The campus is a self-contained community, with residences for students, faculty, and regular staff. There is a hospital, sports fields, and a swimming pool. Schools are provided for campus children, and an 'Opportunity school' supported by alumni, serves the children of local day and occasional workers.
IIT Kanpur was established by an Act of Parliament in 1959. The institute was started in December 1959 in a room in the Canteen Building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. In 1963, the Institute moved to its present location, on the historic Grand Trunk Road near the village of Kalyanpur in Kanpur district. During the first ten years of its existence, IIT Kanpur benefited from the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP), where a consortium of 9 US universities namely M.I.T, University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Carnegie Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Case Institute of Technology and Purdue University helped set up the research laboratories and academic programmes. The first Director of the Institute was Dr. P. K. Kelkar (after whom the Central Library was renamed in 2002). Under the guidance of economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to offer Computer Science education. The earliest computer courses were started at IIT Kanpur in August 1963 on an IBM 1620 system, a novelty then even in many North American and European universities. The initiative for computer education came from the Electrical Engineering department, then under the chairmanship of Prof. H.K. Kesavan, who was concurrently the chairman of Electrical Engineering and head of the Computer Centre. Prof. Harry Huskey of the University of California, Berkeley, who preceded Dr. Kesavan, was instrumental in providing the impetus for the computer activity at IIT-Kanpur. In 1971, the institute initiated an independent academic program in Computer Science and Engineering, leading to M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees. In the late 1960's unrest developed among the lower classified staff and laborers, many of whom came from the village that had been on the grounds where the IIT Kanpur campus was built. In 1972 the KIAP program ended, in part because of tensions due to the U.S. support of Pakistan. Government funding was also reduced as a reaction to the sentiment that the IITs were contributing to the brain drain. Since then IIT Kanpur has increased collaboration with industry and has achieved a reasonable level of stability, especially since it is recognized that India now profits from job creation in the industries that it supports.
IIT Kanpur Faculty Building.
Undergraduate courses in engineering are traditionally 4 year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and 5 year Dual Degree Programs. The Dual Degree program leads to a B.Tech along with an M.Tech degree. In addition to this, the Institute also offers 5 years Integrated Master of Science degrees in
B. held yearly. computer science and other engineering and pure science courses in addition to pure economics courses. program are accomplished through the Joint Management Entrance Test. • Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering is the largest department of IIT Kanpur.Des degrees. Dual-Degree (i. with the students of the program having numerous courses in mathematics. Algorithms and many other fields. Prior to formal establishment of the department. and followed by a Group Discussion/Personal Interview process.A.D. (2 years) and M. • • • • • • Environmental Engineering and Management Industrial & Management Engineering Laser Technology Program Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Nuclear Engineering  Humanities • Humanities & Social Sciences  Management • Industrial & Management Engineering . (2 years). M.Tech. IIT Kanpur has the following academic departments:  Engineering • • • • • Aerospace Engineering Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science and Engineering The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur offers academic programs leading to the BTech.  Departments Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. degrees.D. Admissions to M. Graph Theory. M.A. The department was formally established in 1984. It offers which offers B.  Postgraduate Postgraduate courses in engineering offer Master of Technology (M. Admissions to the M.Sc. The initial computer-related courses were started at IIT Kanpur in August 1963 on an IBM 1620 system.B. The institute also offers M.Tech) and PhD programs in Electrical Engineering. Computer Science courses were offered in the Electrical Department. Its faculty conducts research in Theoretical Computer Science.the areas of Pure and Applied Sciences and a new program in Economics. Tech is made once a year through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.B.Tech.e. MTech and Ph. degrees.Tech) and Ph. The Economics program aims to bridge the gap between students of engineering and humanities.Tech + M. When installed this was the nation's first "computer classroom" a novelty then even in many North American and European universities.
000 students with an equal distribution of graduate and undergraduate students. a Bio-technology centre.) . In addition. Centre for Mechatronics. IIT Kanpur also has its own airfield. Standards and thesis are important part of this collection. Science • Chemistry • Mathematics & Statistics • Physics  Laboratories and other facilities Samtel Research and Development Building. A team of students. at IIT Kanpur. Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer and Internet Security.100 acres). It is a major intellectual.00. It is one of the best libraries in the nation housed in a three-story building with the total 6973 m².Joint Admission Test (JAM) • Master of Technology (M. and the Samtel Centre for Display Technology. The Abstracting and Indexing periodicals. The Post Graduate students are selected through following entrance exams. The IITs (and especially IIT Kanpur) and BITS Pilani are among the first large academic institutions in India to be extensively networked. Other large research centres include the Advanced Centre for Material Science.3 square kilometres (1. social and cultural hub in the campus. The library was renamed to its present name in year 2003 after Dr.Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) • Master of Science (M. Students at IIT Kanpur live in the hostels officially known as 'Halls of . Sc. IIT Kanpur. the Advanced Centre for Electronic Systems. The campus is spread over an area of 4. designed by Achyut Kanvinde The undergraduate students at IIT Kanpur are selected through the Joint Entrance Examination of the IITs.Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) At present the institute has around 4. Apart from this. P K Kelkar. • Master in Business Administration (MBA) . The Western Labs The Computer Centre has about 100-150 Linux terminals and more than 100 Windows-NT terminals supported by the PARAM 10000 supercomputer. it hosts about 50 SUN workstations that are considered powerful workhorses for heavy computational tasks. working under the guidance of faculty members of the institute and scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are set to launch India's first nano satellite 'Jugnu'. Tech.) . P K Kelkar Library (formerly Central Library) is an academic library of the institute with a collection of more than 3. for flight testing and gliding activities. the various departments have their own smaller libraries. floor area. on an average 4500 books and journal volumes are added to the collection. Facility for Ecological and Analytical Testing. with an institute-wide LAN and Ethernet access to every student room in the residence halls. In addition. Each year.000 volumes and subscriptions to more than 1000 periodicals. The Institute has a number of facilities.  Students PK Kelkar Library. including the National Wind Tunnel Facility. the first director of the institute. technical reports. Microform and CD-ROM databases. and is continuously available to the students for academic work and recreation. Centre for Laser Technology.
previously known as Hall 6).Residence'. There are a total of eleven hostels out of which nine are for boys (Hall 1-5. Hall 7-10) and two are for girls (GH1 and GH2 .  Student festivals  National events • Antaragni: The annual cultural festival held in October • Techkriti: The annual technology and business festival held in February • Udgosh: The annual sports meet held in September University of Agricultural Sciences. Bangalore .
The Home Science College was started to impart education on rural based home science at Dharwad campus in the year 1974. It has the following campuses 1. What began on a 30-acre (120. 22 passed in 1963 provided for the creation of the University of Agricultural Sciences. Bangalore at GKVK College of Agriculture. Hanumanamatti. The phenomenal growth of the university. Horticulture. Shimoga College of Agriculture. The University of Agricultural Sciences. led to the bifurcation of the university into two agricultural universities. many agricultural universities were established throughout the country. Bangalore was entrusted territorial jurisdiction over 15 southern districts of Karnataka comprising nearly fifty percent of the total area of the state. besides establishing a College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and College of Post Graduate Studies at Hebbal. 2.000 m2) land in 1899 was soon extended to about 1. Veterinary College at Hebbal and 35 research stations located in different parts of the state along with 45 ICAR projects which were with the State Department of Agriculture. Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Bill. The increasing reputation of this experimental station as a training center led to the foundation of the Mysore Agricultural College at Hebbal in 1946 affiliated to the Mysore University. The university came into existence on August 21. then on the outskirts of Bangalore.V. 2004 (Deccan Herald).Karnataka Veterinary. 3. It included the agricultural colleges at Hebbal and Dharwad. Mandya College of Agriculture. Animal and Fisheries Sciences University with its headquarters in the northern district of Karnataka.300 acres (5. veterinary science as a discipline was started with the establishment of the Veterinary College at Hebbal also affiliated to Mysore University.K. College of Agriculture. Administrative building at G. 2004 in the Legislative Assembly on February 10. 4. An amendment to the University of Agricultural Sciences Act in 1986 saw the birth of the second university for agriculture in the state. while the University of Agricultural Sciences. with the needed to provide better autonomy to the veterinary education and research in the state.3 km2).Bangalore and Dharwad and placed under the single university .History The rulers of Mysore kingdom (The Wodeyars) felt the need to establish research units in the field of agriculture and donated about 30 acres (120. In 2005. With growing impetus given by the Indian Government for the agricultural sector. Later on the Marine Product Processing Training Centre (MPPTC) at Mangalore and Krishi Vignana Kendra. In 1958. the differences in agroclimate in the parts of the state.K. Bidar by the passing of the Karnataka Veterinary. leading to what has been termed the Green revolution. The University of Agricultural Sciences. 1964 with operational jurisdiction over the entire state of Karnataka. Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. Dharwad. was given jurisdiction over the remaining area in the northern districts of the state. The university established the Fisheries College at Mangalore in 1969 to provide degree level training and the Agricultural Engineering Institute at Raichur in the same year to offer a three year diploma course in Agricultural Engineering. Hassan . Bangalore currently has administrative head quarters at the Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK) on the Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway. The then Mysore State Government through its Act No. Dharwad district were also transferred to the university. This was soon followed by the Agricultural College at Dharwad in 1947 which was then affiliated to Karnataka University. the Veterinary and Animal sciences faculty was bifurcated form both the Universities of Agricultural Sciences .000 m2) of land to set up an Experimental Agricultural Station at Hebbal.
D.5.Sc.Sc(Agri) 1990 Agriculture College of B. Over the years. .The university has dedicated Water. Presently the university offers nine-degree programmes covering Agriculture.(Biotech). Bangalore Mandya Campus Shimoga Campus Chintamani Campus Ponnampet Hassan Campus Campuses and Degree offered by UAS.)) Bachelor in Technology in Dairy Technology (B. Sericulture and Agriculture Engineering disciplines and Masters degree programmes in 47 disciplines and Ph. Engg) Agri Business Agriculture Management College of B. B.Tech.)) Bachelor of Science in Forestry Bachelor of Science in Home Sciences Campus GKVK Campus.Sc(Ag. Horticulture.T. Fisheries. 1976 ."U.Diary departments to cater to employee needs.S. MaCo) College of B. Ponnampet 6.Sc. attempts have been made to diversify agricultural education by starting specialized undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in various branches of agricultural sciences. College of Hassan B. Chintamani 7.(D.Sc(Agri)B. College of Forestry. Veterinary.Tech(Ag. Forestry. College of Basic Science and Humanities.Campus School" has also been established for children of employees.(Ag. Dairy Sciences.(Food science) Year of start 1965.Tech.A.Sc(Agri) Agriculture College of B. The following Bachelors Degree are awarded: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc(Forestry) of Forestry B.(Hort. Bangalore College Degree offered B.1996. Bangalore at GKVK  Degrees offered Achyut Kanvinde & Rai were the architects of the main building complex The university had two-degree programmes covering broadly agriculture and veterinary disciplines.)) Bachelor of Science in Sericulture Bachelor of Science in Horticulture (B.Sc.A on campus school .Electricity. College of Sericulture.(Agri) . programmes in 34 disciplines. Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation.Sc(Seri) Sericulture Campus College B.Sc. 2008 respectively 1991 1982 1985 2006  Employee facilities The university provides housing for thousands of its employess in form of Staff Quarters.
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