• About

    1. The aim of the Presidential Council shall be to help the President in discharging his/her duties and any other duty assigned by the Senate.

    2.. The President shall be the Chairman of the Council and shall supervise the council’s activities.

    3. Finance Convener shall be ex-officio member of the Council.

    The President

    The President is the chief executive of the Gymkhana and chairman of the Presidential Council. He supervises and coordinates the affairs of the general student body. The president acts as the bridge between the administration and the students. This highest credential of students’ body comes with a lot of responsibilities.

    Gautham Pratap Singh is the current president of Student Gymkhana, IIT Kanpur.

  • Hall of Fame

    Gautam Pratap Singh Abhimanyu Arora Himanshu Pandey Abhay Jain
    2015- Present 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013
    Sanchit Singhal Vivek Agarwal Mohit Kumar Jolly Anurag Sujania
    2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009
    Anirudh Harlalka
  • Book Club

    The Student Activity Centre (SAC) Book Club houses a large number of books, ranging from classic English literature to modern fiction, comics, adventure, biographies, nonfiction, spirituality, Hindi books and more. Students can register with the club for a nominal fee and get books issued for reading.

    Go to Book Club's website


    PRAYAS was started in 2001 with a vision to help the kids in and around the campus, who do not have access to quality schools, in their studies. It is run by a group of IIT Kanpur students involved in teaching young children living in and around the campus. Centered around this theme, the vision has steadily evolved to encompass the idea of overall development of the kids which may not be possible in the environment which they come from. To realize this vision, in addition to regular teaching on 5 days a week, PRAYAS has various daily/weekly/ yearly activities in its schedule, like daily assembly to inculcate speaking and listening skills in the kids, ‘play day’ on Fridays, organizing in-house drawing competitions as well as encouraging and arranging their participation in various competitions in the district.

    Go to Prayas website

    Vivekananda Samiti

    Vivekananda Samiti is one of the oldest clubs under the Students’ Gymkhana functioning for over 40 years, thus spreading the message of Swami Vivekananda among the campus residents. It has conducted several activities which include community service like literary camps and health camps for the under-privileged children in the campus, weekly discussions on Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings, Vedanta class, meditation sessions, talks and workshops on value education, personality development workshop, distribution of Vivekananda literature among youth

    Go to Vivekanad Samiti's website


    The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kanpur is a cell under presidential council to inculcate and unveil the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the students. It presents them with the opportunity to discover the entrepreneurship streak within them and provides them with a platform to do something brilliant and extraordinarily remarkable and be the SMART LEADERS for tomorrow. Being the premier technological institute of the country, the E-Cell IITK has the opportunity to train the young minds of the technological geniuses to become smart leaders. It organizes Case Study competitions and workshops, Talks by eminent personalities, Business Plan workshops to nurture the natural entrepreneurship talent present in the students. With the full support of the Institute, E-Cell aims at bringing true the IDEAS originating in the students' minds and SUPPORTING their DREAMS to help them embrace their future with open arms. With Full support from the Institute, a revered Advisory Board and a group of enthusiastic students, we are ready to Shape the world! Entrepreneurship cell also has 3 flagship Events: TEDx, IDEAS and ESummit.

    Go to ECell's website


    The Students' Placement Office acts as a liaison between the graduating students and industrial/research organizations by approaching potential employers in the country. It organizes the “On Campus Recruitment Program”. The Students Placement Office (SPO) is run and managed by an efficient team of office staff & students and handles all aspects of placements at IIT Kanpur. Right from contacting companies to managing all logistics of arranging for tests, pre-placement talks and conducting final interviews the SPO team provides its best possible assistance to the recruiters. With over 2000 companies contacted each year SPO has maintained a prolific placement record among all IITs despite the recession during the past couple of years.

    Go to SPO's website


    It is a group of Energy and Environment Enthusiasts of the campus, where they try to inspire the campus residents to make their life more energy efficient and conduct similar events and projects. Vision of the club is to bring a group of like-minded people together by working on projects that deal with issues relating to environment and energy both within IIT Kanpur and outside. It helps in spreading the awareness to the junta about various environmental hazards and preventive measure by every means possible. In this way it also results in increase of student faculty interaction via projects like plantation drives, waste disposal, etc. and involvement with healthy exchange of ideas

    Go to GE3's website

  • Contact

    President Gautam Pratap Singh presidentsg@iitk.ac.in 8004443105
    Head, Presidential Council Ashutosh Ranka ashur@iitk.ac.in 7754915981
    Book Club Anubhav Kumar kanubhav@iitk.ac.in
      Sandeep Jha skjha@iitk.ac.in
      Subhransu Muduli snmuduli@iitk.ac.in
    Vivekanada Samiti Nakul Surana nakuls@iitk.ac.in 8604295936
      Sakshi Choukse sakshic@iitk.ac.in 7408223428
      Chandan Kishor Talele chandant@iitk.ac.in 9451705838
    Student Welfare Cell Praveen Honhar phonhar@iitk.ac.in
      Rishabh Jha rishjha@iitk.ac.in
      Sanjana Gopalakrishnan sanjanag@iitk.ac.in
    Prayas Isha Agarwal isha@iitk.ac.in 9005797748
      Jeenu Thomas jeenut@iitk.ac.in 7376147212
      Akash Bajaj akashb@iitk.ac.in 9453618822
      Sachin Umrao umraos@iitk.ac.in 9554580900
    GE3 Prasenjit Paul ppaul@iitk.ac.in 8604926313
      Peshal Agarwal peshal@iitk.ac.in 7599415039
    E-Cell Overall Coordinators Vedant Goenka gvedant@iitk.ac.in 7523830223
      Snehil Patel snehilp@iitk.ac.in 9554944039