Electrical in IIT Kanpur vs ECE in IIT Roorkee

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What to choose BTech in Electrical Engineering in IIT Kanpur or Electronics & Communication Engineering in IIT Roorkee?

In this compaison b/w Electrical in IIT Kanpur vs ECE in IIT Roorkee we will discuss, Which branch has more scope? How are the facilities in IIT Roorkee or IIT Kanpur? Which college has better startup culture, coding culture, club culture? Which choice to fill up in the choice filling of JOSAA counselling or college counselling?

What is better Electrical in IIT Kanpur or ECE in IIT Roorkee?

So, Let’s compare, Electrical in IIT Kanpur vs ECE in IIT Roorkee based on few criteria i.e. coding culture, startup culture, cultural fest, technical fest, nightlife, a masters degree (MTech, MBA, etc), civil services exams (UPSC, PSC, etc), etc.

And then you can decide and choose which branch in particular college will be best for you.


IIT Roorkee IIT Kharagpur
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Roorkee, Uttarakhand
NIRF Rank (2020)
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Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
NIRF Rank (2020)

Comparison of IIT Kanpur vs IIT Roorkee

Round 6 Cutoff* (2020)EE in IIT Kanpur: 1179
ECE in IIT Roorkee: 1333
Avg Placements*EE in IITK:
Highest Placements*IIT Kanpur:
IIT Roorkee:
62.28 LPA (domestic)
1.54 Cr per annum (international)
Coding Culture
Startup CultureIIT Kanpur has better startup culture than IITR
Club CultureSame
Cultural FestIIT Kanpur organize better cultural fests than IITR
Technical Fest
NightlifeIIT Roorkee has better hostels than IIT Kgp
HostelsIIT Roorkee has better hostels than IIT Kgp
Masters DegreeChoose the field in which you want to pursue masters
Government Exam Prep.Kanpur is a better city to prepare for civil service exams.
Based on research and reviews

**Round 6 cutoffs are of General category, Other state students.


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IIT RoorkeeIIT Kanpur
Campus Size of IIT Roorkee is 358.5 acres Campus Size of IIT Kanpur is 1055 acres
IIT Roorkee Central library has 3,20,000 documents, CD, Journals, thesis, etc.IIT Kanpur Central library with approximately 3,00,000+ books along with 2000+ journals. 
IIT Roorkee computer centre has 300+ computers with all the required softwares.IIT Kanpur has a Computer centre with 290+ desktop computers.
Research Equipments available in IITREquipments available for research in IITK
IIT Roorkee auditorium has a seating capacity of 400+ people.Auditorium with a seating capacity of 210.
3 girls hostel and 10 boys hostels in IITR with Wi-Fi and LAN facility.IIT Kanpur has 11 boys’, 2 girls’ hostels & one girls’ residence tower.
IIT Roorkee cricket field, rowing facility, hockey and a football ground, volleyball and 3 basketball courts, tennis courts, table tennis tables, one badminton hall, a swimming pool, standard athletics track, Gym, etc.IITK has 2 cricket fields, a 400m track, a swimming pool, separate football and hockey fields, 3 basketball courts, volleyball, tennis courts, badminton, a skating rink, a taekwondo arena, table tennis rooms, a yoga room, 2 well-equipped gym, etc.
The institute has a canteen, Hangout Places; Multi Activity Centre, has Cafe Coffee Day, an Amul parlour & Saatviko Idea Cafe. The campus has a canteen along with Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), Dominoes, etc. 
IIT Roorkee hospital is a 50 Bedded hospital. Ambulance services for referring patients to higher centres work in optimal.IITK has a Hospital within the campus
IITR campus has 3 guest houses, banks, ATMs, post office and railway reservation counter.There are visitor’s hostel/guest houses, banks, ATM, post office, a railway reservation counter, and a police station within the campus.
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Truthful reviews about the colleges

What Students Say About These Colleges

IIT Roorkee Reviews


The campus is beautiful, good internet, well-maintained hostels. You’ll get some common courses and electives with the CSE (which will help you in your placements). You will have many opportunities to show your talent and achieving. Most of the software companies prefer ECE and CSE branches for placements, so you’ll get an edge over the others here. (EE is also there but some are exclusively for ECE and CSE).

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RahulStudent at IIT Roorkee


Lack of teaching interest in most (not all) of the faculty and very old-school teaching and evaluation practices carried out by them. You’ll get to study a lot of theory without any practical-backed understanding and vice-versa.
Also, the lack of industry in this sector in our country forces students to look for a different set of skills to get jobs which ultimately leads to losing his/her interest in the field.

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RahulStudent at IIT Roorkee

IIT Kanpur Reviews


IIT Kanpur has one of the best research facilities among other IITs. Good facilities, curricular and co-curricular activities. It has an advanced academic system with research facilities. Great Infrastructure. IIT K has one of the finest libraries in the country with more than 3 lakhs of books.

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VikramStudent at IIT Kanpur


As compared to Delhi and Bombay, Kanpur has a relatively fewer number of restaurants and hanging joints outside the campus. Due to the tough academic curriculum, some students find it difficult to cope up with the busy schedule and hard studies. Located in a relatively remote area.

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VikramStudent at IIT Kanpur