Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
The Students' Gymkhana is the students' government organization of IIT Kanpur. Established in 1962, the Gymkhana seeks to cultivate leadership qualities amongst students to foster a corporate life and advance the general cause of the institute's student body.
The Students' Gymkhana functions mainly through the Students' Senate, an elected representative body, and the elected executives: the President, the General Secretary(UG/PG) Academics and Career, the General Secretary Games and Sports, the General Secretary Media and Cultural, and the General Secretary Science and Technology. The Senate lays down the general guidelines for the functions of the executives and their associated councils. The Senators elect their own Senate Chairperson.
The Gymkhana has a say in the policy and decision making bodies of the institute. The President and the Chairperson Students' Senate are special invitees to the Institute Academic Senate. The President is usually invited to all the institute level executive committees pertaining to students' matters. Nominees of the Students' Gymkhana are also members of the various standing committees of the institute. All academic departments have Departmental Undergraduate and Post Graduate Committees consisting of faculty members and nominees of the Students' Gymkhana.
The four Councils along with cells carry out the executive responsibilities of the Students’ Gymkhana. Each council executes affairs pertaining to an overarching purpose. The Councils comprise Clubs, Hobby Groups, and Institute Teams, which cater to specific activities.
AnC Council has been trusted with the responsibility of managing executive activities in two of the most crucial aspects of student life - Academics and Career.
GnS Council is the voice and face of IIT Kanpur sports community, responsible for management and conduction of all sporting events in the campus
MnC Council organizes a plethora of cultural activities spanning over the whole year.