The Students’ Senate is an elected student representative body composed of Senators (batch representatives)
elected from each batch and the five Gymkhana executives. It keeps a check on the functioning of the executive
wings and functions as the central policy making body.
The Senate lays down the guidelines for the functions of the executives, their associated councils, the Gymkhana Festivals and other matters pertaining to the Student body at large. The Students' Senate has a say in the policy and decision making bodies of the institute. The Senate acts on many important issues pertaining to students at IIT Kanpur, some of which are:
On all issues, Students’ Senate serves as the forum
of expression for the students and the
decisions of the Senate represent the voice of the students at all forums.