Added to Students’ Gymkhana in 2016-17, the President’s Office 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
Most recently added to the Students’ Gymkhana (in 2018-19), the Academics and Career (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. It has 5 wings - which are UG Academics, PG Academics, Research, International Relations and Career Development. There are 2 elected representatives for this Council - UG Secretary and PG Secretary.
The Media and 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.
"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.
“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.
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. Presidents Office
2. Academics and Career Council
3. Games and Sports Council
4. Media and Cultural Council
5. Science and Technology Council