Councils

Recently added to the Students’ Gymkhana, the General Affairs council primarily assists the president in discharging his/her duties. The council consists of President’s nominee to various institute level committees, Heads of multiple assets like the Students’ Activity Center, Students’ Server, Council finances, Managers of miscellaneous events like Nostalgia, Melange and various committees which are formed throughout the year to assist the President, Students’ Gymkhana

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The Cultural Council of the Students' Gymkhana organizes a plethora of activities spanning over the whole year. With a calendar punctuated by scores of workshops and classes over the year, including the summers, the Council provides the students profuse with platforms to pursue various cultural genres, train themselves, perform on stage or just appreciate various cultural arts.

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"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities." An opportunity for you to explore for yourself the amazing world of technology, to innovate, to learn, to create, to try out new things and at the same time have loads and loads of fun. With the thought, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”, we, the Science and Technology Council compel each and every one to think beyond the conventional boundaries, provide support, opportunity to help one unleash his imagination and an ideal platform to showcase one's talent.

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“Do you know what my favourite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” Sports are known for producing the most remarkable athletes, colorful characters, influential leaders and memorable heroes. IIT Kanpur Games and Sports Council reflects the same spirit of introducing sporting activities to the campus community. We strive and endeavor to inculcate and introduce this essential activity as a part of the daily decorum in every student's life. We at IITK believe in bringing out and encouraging the sportsperson in each one of you under the guidance of professional coaches and with the best sporting facilities in the country.

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The FILMS AND MEDIA COUNCIL aspires to convey information to the people through various means of communication. The Film & Media council holds a lot power. We intend to make it a platform where people can voice their needs and express their views with freedom. It entertains people by screening matches and movies.

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With representation from all batches, the Gymkhana's democratic structure and functioning makes it one of the most robust student bodies across the country. With advisory support from the faculty, it is run entirely by the students.
We organize and participate in a widespread plethora of activities, ranging from Literary Society, Astronomy, Aero Modeling, Dramatics, Music, Dance, Animation, Robotics, a Gliding School, recording studio and even a photo studio!!
Our Cultural and Technical Festivals are already very well established brands in the world. With the world class Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash, Basketball court, new Gymnasium and the pool table facility, the Sports Complex has become one of its own kind in the country. Without doubt, IIT Kanpur has unparalleled infrastructure and unmatched human resource but the most distinctive feature about an institute like IIT Kanpur is its hunger for excellence!
The Executive responsibilities of the Students’ Gymkhana are carried out through the Councils and the Cells. Each council executes affairs pertaining to an overarching purpose. The Councils comprise of Clubs, Hobby Groups and Institute Teams which cater to specific activity. For the purpose of smooth functioning of the Students’ Gymkhana, five executive councils exist, namely:
1. General Affairs Council
2. Cultural Council
3. Films and Media Council
4. Games and Sports Council
5. Science and Technology Council

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