Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was established by an Act of Parliament in December 1959 and it carries out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It carries training for students to make them competent & motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute celebrates freedom of thought, enhance vision to encourage growth and at the same time it also works for human values and concern for the environment and the society. The institute was first started in a room of the canteen building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. It moved to its present location in 1963, on the Grand Trunk Road near the village of Kalyanpur in Kanpur district.