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Under the Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for Excellence (SURGE) program, undergraduate students from IITK and other participating institutions undertake short duration, but focused research projects and push their intellectual abilities beyond those driven by the classroom. The duration of the programme is 08 weeks starting from 12 May, 2015 to 14 July, 2015. Students working at IITK receive a stipend. An award plus a commendation certificate is given to those SURGE students who produce exceptional quality research during the period.
Between 2006 - 2012, 389 Grants were offered from university across the country and from participating overseas institutions as part of the SURGE program.
The SURGE program of Summer 2015 has currently three different components:
In this program, IITK students are given a unique opportunity to spend 08 weeks of the summer at the prestigious university. The University for SURGE 2015 is University of Melbourne WEB, Melbourne School of Engineering WEB.
Interested students need to complete the online application form. In addition, two letters of recommendation have to be provided as hard copy to the SURGE Office. The deadline for submission and receipt of recommendation letters is January 20th. Applicants are requested to follow the instructions given in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, Recommendation Form.
In this program, IITK students are given an opportunity to work with a chosen mentor at IITK. In order to complete the application, it is necessary for the student to identify a professor who agrees to be his/her mentor during the summer period, and a suitable project to pursue for the 08 weeks in summer.
Interested students need to complete the online application form. In addition, one letter of recommendation and one mentor certification form have to be submitted as hard copy to the SURGE office. The deadline for submission and receipt of recommendation letters is January 20th. Applicants are requested to follow the instructions given in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM | Certificate from Mentor | Recommendation Form.
IITK students from below are eligible to apply(Preference will be given to 3rd year students)
B.Tech (2nd, 3rd year),
B.Tech-M.Tech Dual Degree (2nd, 3rd ),
M.Sc. (Integrated) 2nd, 3rd year
M.Sc. (2yr) 1st year
SURGE program for Non-IITK students at IIT Kanpur. Under this program, Non-IITK students will be eligible to apply for summer project at IIT Kanpur. This year SURGE is open for all colleges.
The eligibility criteria for Non-IITK students is mentioned below:
B.Tech/BE (3rd year completed),
B.Tech-M.Tech Dual Degree (3rd completed, 4th year completed)
M.Sc. Integrated (3rd completed, 4th year completed)
BSc./BA (3rd year completed)
M.Sc./MA (1st year completed)
M.Tech (1st year completed)
M.Des (1st year completed)
BBA (3rd year completed )
MBA (1st year completed)
Applicants are requested to follow the instructions given in the Online Application Form.(Closed)
NOTE: The Students who meet the above criteria at the time of joining may apply.
Interested students need to complete the online application form. The deadline for submission of online application is January 22nd, 2015 till noon.