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The Department of Industrial and Management Engineering of IIT Kanpur also known as IME was set up in 1974. The department was one of the first in the country which was established to acknowledge the strength of merging management with training of the engineers.

IME offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programs including M.Tech., MBA, along with Doctoral degrees. 

Candidates are shortlisted for M.Tech based on their GATE scores followed by a Written Test and Personal Interview round.

Admission to the MBA course is done on the basis of the CAT score followed by a Group Discussion and personal interview round.

Candidates applying for the Ph.D. program should have a master’s degree in Management/Industrial engineering with at least 55% marks or a bachelor’s degree in engineering with at least 75% marks and a valid GATE score.

With regards to the placements, the institute witnessed an increase in the average CTC as well as the median CTC. The Average CTC for the Top 25% ranged at INR. 16.5 LPA. 

IME IIT Kanpur Highlights

Established In 1974
Institute Type Public
Courses MBA, M.Tech, Ph.D.
Top Course MBA
Entrance Exams CAT/GATE/UGC-NET
Mode of Registration Online

IME IIT Kanpur Rankings

The institute was ranked in the 16th position under the Management category by NIRF India Rankings 2020.

IME IIT Kanpur Courses

Courses Details
MBA  Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Undergraduate degree with minimum aggregate of 65% in Class X, XII and qualifying degree.
M.Tech. Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or master’s degree in science with a minimum of 55% marks
Ph.D. Duration: 2-3 Years
Eligibility: Master’s degree in Management/Industrial engineering with a minimum of 55% marks or a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minimum of 75% marks and a valid GATE score (or) a master’s degree in science/arts/commerce/CA with a minimum of 65% aggregate marks and a minimum 95 percentile in GATE

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IME IIT Kanpur Admission

Admission to all the programs is granted on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the respective Entrance Exams.

MBA: Candidates will be shortlisted for the GD-PI round based on their CAT scores along with Class 10, Class 12 scores, qualifying degree marks and work experience.

M.Tech: Candidates are shortlisted for the WAT-PI round based on their GATE scores. Finally, candidates are selected on the basis of merit in GATE and PI round.

Note: There will be no written test/interview for the M.Tech. admission for the year 2020. The admission will be solely based on the GATE score.

Ph.D: Candidates are shortlisted for the WAT-PI round based on their academic record and work experience. Finally, candidates are selected on the basis of merit in the WAT and PI round.

How To Apply?

Candidates can apply for the programs through online mode only. 

  • Applicants need to register online by providing their personal details, submitting photographs along with all the required information. 
  • After submission of form online, candidates need to take a print out of their application form.

The application fee of INR 1600/- for the General and OBC applicants, INR 800/- for those belonging to SC/ST and Physically Deficient categories must be paid through demand draft payable to 'Registrar IIT Kanpur' payable at Kanpur.

Complete signed application form along with the demand draft must be then mailed to the IIT Kanpur campus-

Head, Industrial and Management Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology,

Kanpur, UP,

Pin Code: 208016

Documents required at the time of WT/GD and PI round -

  • Valid Gate Score card
  • Valid CAT score card
  • Xth and XIIth marksheets and certificates
  • Letter of recommendations
  • Reference letters
  • Character certificate
  • Work Experience letter (if any)
  • Qualifying degree marksheets
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate if applicable

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IME IIT Kanpur Placements

The institute offers placements to the MBA, M.Tech. and Ph.D. candidates during its annual Recruit drive. The 2018-2020 placement drive witnessed a positive trend in the placement

Statistics as the average CTC as well as the median CTC saw a rise in this placement season.

The MBA students were offered profiles in domains such a s Analytics, Consulting, IT, Operations, Finance and Marketing.

Placement Statistics

The following table represent the placement statistics for the 2018-2020 MBA batch-

Total Number of Offers 50
Total Number of Recruiters 31
Number of PPO/PPIs 06
YoY increment in CTC  15.8% 
Highest CTC INR. 20 LPA
Average CTC (Top 25%) INR. 16.5 LPA
Average CTC (Top 50%) INR. 15.11 LPA
Mean CTC INR. 12.77 LPA
Median CTC INR. 12 LPA

In terms of Gender Diversity 89% of the total students were Male candidates and 11% were female candidates.

The batch of 2018-20 comprised students of strong academic background along with the diverse & vast work experience.

<IME IIT Kanpur Placement
Gender Diversity Male: 89%
Female: 11%
Work Experience  0-11 Months: 28%
12-23 Months: 40%
24-35 Months: 26%
>35 Months: 6%

As per the data provided above, it is evident that the maximum number of students possessed a decent level (11-35 Months) of work experience.

Only 6% of the total students had above 35 Months of Experience.

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IME IIT Kanpur Scholarship

Financial aid is given to M.Tech and Ph.D. students. INR. 8000/- month for assistantship to M.tech students . 

For Ph.D. students INR. 18000/-(for engineering) and INR.16000/-( for science/social sciences) for two year. After that it will be raised to INR. 20000/- and INR. 18000/- for another two years.

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IME IIT Kanpur Facilities

Facilities: The Department of Industrial Management and Engineering provides the students with modern amenities which meet the international standard. Some of the facilities provided are:

  • System Optimization Laboratory
  • Conference Room equipped with state of art presentation theatre
  • State of the art lecture rooms and class rooms
  • Video conferencing facilities
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Placement Cell

Library: The students of this department have access to the departmental library of Department of Industrial and Management Engineering and the central library.

  • The departmental and the library jointly has large quantity of information in the form of journals, Magazines, CDs, Machine readable databases, periodicals, technical reports, online resources and books.
  • The central library which is known as P.K. Kelkar library has nearly 3, 80,000 books on various topics of management and science. It has subscription to over 1500 journals and periodicals.
  • The departmental library has subscription to major online databases like Infraline, Proquest, EMERALD, Prowess Capitaline, etc. and journals, in addition it is a part of INDEST consortium.

Computer Lab: The department has a separate lab facility which is available for the students round the clock.

  • There are a total of 81 computers which include 19 computers dedicated for project work and 1 Compaq ML3S0G3 series server.
  • There are two server machines which run MS Project Server 2000 and Windows 2000 server.
  • The systems are well equipped with complicated software like simulation, financial modeling, statistical analysis, product life cycle management, process design and control, etc.
  • The systems have installed in them genuine version of software like Alpha, SPSS 15.0, CRM, Arena 11.0, MS Visual Studio, Tally, SAP Educational Version

Placement Cell: Every department of IIT-K has a Department Placement Coordinator (DPC) who is responsible for the placement of the students. Some of the noted multinational companies visiting for placement are:

  • Accenture
  • Cisco
  • PriceWaterHouseCoopers
  • HSBC
  • APL Logistics


  • Prabandhan: This is the annual management event.
  • Finatics: which is the finance conclave
  • Students also participate in Antaragni: the annual inter collegiate cultural festival of IIT Kanpur
  • Techkriti: the annual science and technology festival of the institute
  • Impression: the Post Graduate’s festival and Techkriti.


Ques. How is the MBA Department of IIT Kanpur?

Ans. The MBA Department of IIT Kanpur is well equipped with state of the art classrooms, highly qualified faculties. The department of Industrial and Management Engineering IIT Kanpur was ranked 17 among the top management schools in India.

Ques. How are the placements for M.Tech Students in IIT Kanpur?

Ans. As per the data released by IIT Kanpur, A total of 1045 students participated in the placement drive and offered 46 job offers. The students of IIT Kanpur also received 2 PPO and 5 PPI from top reputed companies. The highest salary offered at IIT Kanpur was INR 18.5 LPA whereas the median salary of INR 10 LPA offered to students. The placement witnessed various recruiters offer and multiple roles in numerous departments such as Consulting, IT, Finance, Sales and Marketing.

Ques. How is the life of an MBA Student in IIT Kanpur?

Ans. The MBA curriculum of IIT Kanpur is similar to that of other top B-Schools in the country. The MBA program of IIT Kanpur follows a trimester system. The privilege of studying at IITK MBA comes with its perks, i.e lot of pressure, assignment deadlines, surprise quizzes, and much more. Good times flow like anything.

Ques.What should I know before joining M.Tech in IIT Kanpur?

Ans. Like other programs, before joining the Master in Technology program of IIT Kanpur, one should know the schedule is going to be hectic, students are expected to attend classes regularly, perform well in quizzes. 

Assignment. Tests, projects, term paper, Mid Sem and other marks are important. Students are expected to follow the rules, and perform well.

Ques. I want to do my Ph.D. at IME IIT Kanpur. How is the department?

Ans. The Ph.D Department of IIT Kanpur have excellent faculties, awesome culture. The Ph.D department offers a full-time Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. program is offered in 4 specializations i.e Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Ques. What is the eligibility of Ph.D program at IME IIT Kanpur?

Ans. Candidates having a Master's degree in engineering with marks/CPI or a Bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4-year program) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI is the eligibility requirement for Ph.D programs.

Ques. Which is better, an M.Tech in Power Engineering or an M.Tech in IME for IIT Kanpur?

Ans:IME IIT Kanpur programs run with a batch strength of 20-25 students. The placements in IME are very impressive where the average salary is under 10 Lakhs. 

In the M.Tech Power Engineering program, a total of 80% students got placed.The average package for Power Engineering and Control & Automation specializations will fall in the range of 5 - 7 LPA.

Ques. What is the NIRF 2020 ranking of IIT Kanpur MBA?

Ans. IIT Kanpur Management program is ranked 16 under NIRF 2020 in the Management Category. The MBA program has jumped one rank from last year’s ranks.

Ques. How many sears are there in IME M.Tech course and what is the eligibility?

Ans. For the M.Tech course of IME IIT Kanpur, a total of 26 seats are offered. This program is an interdisciplinary program and any student with relevant B.Tech degrees and a valid GATE score is eligible to apply.

Ques. What is the highest package of IIT Kanpur?

Ans. IIT Kanpur witnessed the growth in placement percentage and the highest package offered in the year 2020 was INR 20 LPA.