IIT Kanpur announces 10 special scholarship programs from Top 100 JEE Advanced rankers

~ Scholarship winners will get entire waiver of their courses including hostel, books and miscellaneous expenses ~ Scholarship is supported by alumni and other donors ~ First of its kind initiative towards encouraging and rewarding academic excellence



Kanpur: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) today announced a special scholarship program for students who are placed within the All India Top 100 ranking of JEE Advanced. The “Bright Minds Scholarships” programme are ten prestigious and highly sought after academic scholarships for students within the top 100 AIR in JEE 2021.


The scholarships are being established with support from its alumnus Mr. Lokvir Kapoor. The Scholarships are aimed at encouraging and rewarding meritorious students. The scholarships take care of all the expenses including Tuition and Living during their stay at IIT Kanpur. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative towards encouraging and rewarding academic excellence.


The scholarships would be awarded to the selected students who have been admitted for the BTech/BS Program for the 2021-22 academic year. The scholarship will ensure that not a single meritorious student should have their education limited due to financial constraints. Each of the eligible students would be entitled to an annual scholarship of Rs.3 lakhs, which would cover their expenses during the UG program.


Prof Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT-K said that “The special scholarship will free the meritorious students from financial concerns and smoothen their path to pursue academic excellence and turn their aspiration into a reality. We are grateful for the backing of our alumni and donors for this unique initiative to support students who would otherwise find it difficult to fund their education. With unique benefits, scholarships are a visible and coveted form of prestige available to the students during their formal education and attach a certain level of distinction and recognition to their career. We hope that the scholarships will attract the best of students. “


An undergraduate student at IIT-K typically spends Rs.12 lakhs through the 4 year B.Tech/BS program. A student scholarship provides a meaningful way to extend support towards the cost of education that includes tuition fees, boarding and lodging, books and supplies, health insurance, transport etc.






Annual fee structure & expenses of an undergraduate student at IIT Kanpur:


Expense Head



Full Tuition Fees  

Rs. 2,00,000

Hostel Fees, Mess Fees, Books, medical insurance & other living expenses  

Rs. 1,00,000




Rs. 3,00,000