Prof. Sachchida Nand Tripathi and Prof. Arun Shukla are bestowed with the coveted Infosys Prize 2023 in the categories of 'Engineering and Computer Science' and 'Life Sciences' respectively. Prof. Tripathi, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering, has received this recognition for the deployment of large-scale sensor-based air quality network and mobile laboratory for hyper local measurements of pollution, data generation and analysis using artificial intelligence and machine learning for effective air quality management and citizens awareness. Prof. Shukla, BSBE Dept, has been awarded for his outstanding and far-reaching contributions to the field of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) biology. His work has opened up previously uncharted avenues for designing novel and effective therapeutics.
The Physics Dept. held its first talk under the newly instituted Prof. Rakesh Popli and Mrs. Rama Popli Distinguished Lecture Series on Common Man Science by Prof. H C Verma. His talk focused on science using kitchen materials showcasing the scientific phenomena of physics, chemistry, and biology. Mrs. Rama Popli visited the Institute with her children, Dr. Abhimanyu Popli and Ms. Shivaranjani Popli Verma, who established this lecture series under their parents' names. The Popli family also had the opportunity to visit Shiksha Sopan and Rozi Shikasha Kendra.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur celebrated its 64th Foundation Day on 2nd November, 2023 by honoring the contributions of its alumni who have left their indelible mark in their chosen fields of profession. The Chief Guest & Secretary in Department of Science and Technology Prof. Abhay Karandikar graced the event along with IIT Kanpur Director Prof. S. Ganesh, Dean of Resources & Alumni Prof. Kantesh Balani, and Dean of Faculty Affairs Prof. Nishanth Nair.
The prestigious Institute Fellow Award was conferred upon Prof. Deepak Kunzru, Prof. Achla Misri Raina, Shri Rakesh Gangwal and Shri Muktesh Pant.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award was conferred on Prof. Atish Dabholkar, Prof. Charu C. Aggarwal, Prof. Ashish Goel, Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Mr. Anup Bagchi, Mr. Prashant Jain, Mr. Durga Shankar Mishra, Prof. Yashwant Gupta, Dr. Renu Mehra, Mr. Rajnish Kumar, Mr. Venkat Krishnamurthy and, Mr. Anil Bansal. The Distinguished Service Award was conferred upon Mr. Jai Shankar Sharma and Mr. Gautam Khanna. The Young Alumnus Award was conferred upon Dr. Mohit Bansal and Dr. Pravesh K. Kothari. The Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award was conferred upon Mr. Somay Vinayak Munde and Mr. Ashok Kamath. A cultural event was held on the eve of the Foundation Day, 01. Nov. where prominent Kathak dancers performed and graced the event with their elegant dance.
Under CSR initiative, IIT Kanpur has signed an MoU with the tower research Capital Markets India and Tower Research Capital India for developing AI/ML for India and social good. Rs. 3 Crore project aims to reengineer public grievances systems, and redressal processes in Indian organizations, and develop an indigenous AI-based India stack for AI services. Centre for developing Intelligent systems (CDIS) at IITK wil develop a SAAS platform for common AI/ML use cases and serving AI/ML models specialized for the needs of India for the company.
Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal was elected as a Fellow of TWAS – The World Academy of Sciences, a program unit of UNESCO. TWAS is a global science academy for the advancement of science in developing countries, supporting sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy.
The Ranjit Singh Rozi Shiksha Kendra, IIT Kanpur, showcased a model of rural development in a unique ceremony in the presence of the Chief Guest Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Hon. Chief Secretary of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, and special guest Mr. Raju Jalan, Vice Chairman of Council of Leather.
The doctoral students from IIT Kanpur demonstrated teaching the students at remote rural schools through the Online Rural Education Initiative (OREI) platform.
When the Chief Guest inquired about how the IIT Kanpur classes were benefiting them, the children responded enthusiastically, stating, "OREI classes make difficult concepts simple. The math classes are especially interesting, and we love them." He noted that OREI is a unique model supported by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and encouraged the RSK to expand its reach by connecting with more universities and aiming to reach 500 students by the following year. The Chief Guest also presided over the certificate distribution and award ceremony for Rozi Shiksha Kendra's skilling program. He emphasized that training in leather and garment industries is a wise choice, as they are also part of Kanpur district's ODOP (One District One Product) initiative.
Professor Subramaniam Ganesh, Officiating Director, IIT Kanpur, shared information on the inception of RSK and its remarkable progress in just two years, presenting a model of rural development, suggesting the state government to adopt this model and facilitate its expansion on a larger scale.
Prof. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, Prof. Ark Verma, Prof. Shikhar Misra Ph.D., Prof. Santosh Misra, Dr. Dr. Sandip Patil and Mr. Sandeep Saxena are also associated with OREI platform.
Dr. Tara Behrend instituted The Shri Mohan Shetye Excellence ScholarshipScholarship at IIT Kanpur. The scholarship would be given to an all-rounder 2nd-year student of the Mechanical Engineering Dept. Dr. Mohan Shetye, father of Dr. Behrend, is an alumnus of IITK, who founded Integral Information Systems, pioneering business intelligence software, culminating in the powerful data analytics tool, Pinpoint, which has notably supported Harvard Partner Medical Practice for over two decades.
Mr. Rakesh Bhargava for instituting the Rakesh Bhargava-Class of 1973 Annual Travel Grant to support the Chemical Engineering Dept. at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. The grant will help the students promote excellence, facilitate research, and act as a major factor in improving the academic ranking of the Institute. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from IITK in 1973.
Prof. Suresh Chandra Srivastava, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University Research Academy, has been awarded the Life Fellowship of IEEE USA.
On the birth anniversary of late Prof. Rakesh Popli, his family has instituted Prof. Rakesh Popli and Mrs. Rama Popli Distinguished Lecture Series in the Department of Physics, IITK. Dr. Abhimanyu Popli (PhD/ IITD), Ms. Shivaranjani Popli Verma (MT/EE/2011/IITK), and Mr. Divyantaran Popli (BT/CSE/2014/IITK), children of Prof. Popli and Mrs. Rama Popli established this lecture series with the aim to present excellent speakers describing “Common Man Science" in an engaging style with different perspectives. Leading scientists, researchers, technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, change-makers and thought leaders are invited from all branches of science, technology, business, government, academia, and other fields.
Dr. Shubham Sahay, Department of Electrical Engineering, was selected as Young Associate of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)- 2023. A senior member of the IEEE, Dr. Sahay's research interests lie in Hardware Platforms for Neuromorphic Computing, Hardware Security Primitives, Novel Device Architectures for Scaling CMOS Technology, Analytical and Compact Modeling of Semiconductor Devices, Non-volatile Memories, and Spintronics.
IITK faculty and alumnus, Prof. Jayant K. Singh on getting awarded the INAE-SERB Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship -2023. Prof. Singh, HoD of Chemical Engineering Dept., works in the areas of material modelling, machine learning, self-assembly, energy storage, wetting transition, selective adsorption and development of novel molecular simulations tool.
Prof. Nitin Saxena gets awarded the prestigious J.C. Bose Fellowship. Prof. Saxena, a Distinguished Alumnus of IITK, is a faculty at Computer Science & Engineering Dept., IITK, and works in the areas of Computational Complexity Theory, Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory.
Dr. Rahul Mangal has been selected as an Associate Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy - 2023. Dr. Mangal, an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, research interests are in the fields of Active Matter, Polymer Nano-Composites, Soft Matter, Rheology of Composites & Complex Fluids. He is a faculty in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Gopal Sutwala and his family have donated Rs. 41 Lakhs to support treatment of patients from ‘Economically Weaker Section’ at the upcoming Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital of Gangwal School of Medical Sciences & Technology at IIT Kanpur. An MoU was signed between Sutwala family and IIT Kanpur to support the establishment of a bay within a general ward allocated for patients covered under different government health schemes at Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology with a 500 bedded Yadupati Singhania super-speciality hospital at IIT Kanpur.
The MoU was signed by Mr Gopal Sutwala and Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni, IIT Kanpur in the presence of Prof. S. Ganesh, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur, Prof. Sandeep Verma, Professor-in-Charge, Gangwal School of Medical Sciences & Technology, and Mr Purshottam Sutwala, brother of Mr. Gopal Sutwala.
Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur, has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST, India). Prof. Karandikar is an alumnus of the institute and joined as its Director in 2018.
Prof. Nitin Saxena, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, and Prof. Bushra Ateeq, Dept. of Biological Sciences & Engineering, have been inducted as Fellows of Indian National Science Academy.
Prof. Nitin Saxena, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received the 'IIT Bombay International Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering and Technology' for 2023 on Teachers’ Day. IIT Bombay has instituted this to be one of the most prestigious awards of Southeast Asia and it celebrates the contributions of researchers and academicians in engineering and technology who have made professional contributions over the last ten years with impact in the real world. The nominations are taken from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
IIT Kanpur celebrated Teachers' Day honoring some of the most esteemed faculty members for their unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions to knowledge sharing. The institute presented the Distinguished Teacher Award, Excellence-in-Teaching Awards, 1989 Batch Faculty Award, and acknowledged those who have served the institute for 25 years. Prof. Deepak Pathak from IIT Bombay was the Chief Guest. Prof. Phatak is known for inspiring generations of students and faculty. During the event, he graciously shared valuable insights from his life, enlightening us all. In the spirit of this special day, we took the opportunity to recognise.
An orientation session was held on Student Welfare Initiatives & Programs for the Y23 batch on 25 Aug. 2023. The aim of the session was to apprise first year students on various scholarships, awards, and other programs that are offered at the institute. Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources & Alumni, addressed some key points, such as, student support programs, IITK alumni family, and the contributions by some major donors of the institute. The office of SSPC highlighted the importance of scholarships and how students could avail them. The session was attended by more than 250 students.
Prof. Nitin Gupta was selected for the S. Ramachandran National Bioscience Award. This award is given by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, to recognize scientists below 45 years of age who have made outstanding contributions in basic and applied research areas of biosciences and biotechnology, with potential for technology development.
Prof. Abhay Kanrandikar along with his team, held a series of alumni engagement events in San Francisco, Houston, and New York in August. These events provided an opportunity for our alumni to network and collaborate, and know about the latest developments at IITK.
Through the generous contributions of late Mr. Jay Pullur (MT/CSE/1987) and Mrs. Nirmala Pullur, IIT Kanpur established the 'Jay Pullur Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory' in the Cognitive Science Department. This laboratory will focus on cutting-edge research in Brain Mapping & Stimulation, making valuable strides in neuroscience. The reading room in P K Kelkar Library has been renovated & equipped with new furniture as 'Jay Pullur Reading Room'. An endowment fund has been created to support & promote neuroscience research. The fund will be utilized to organize lecture series, provide student scholarships, and offer travel grants to research scholars, thereby fostering growth and innovation in the field.
Prof. Braj Bhushan, Department of Humanities & Social Science, has been elected as the Fellow of British Psychological Society. His outstanding work in areas like Affective Processing, Psychological Assessment, and Early Detection of Developmental Disorders, such as Autism, has been recognized and appreciated by the BPS.
IIT Kanpur held its 56thConvocation on 3 July 2023. Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus, Infosys, was the invited Chief Guest. The institute awarded the Honoris Causa to Ms. M. C. Mary Kom Oly, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, and Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran. Farzan Adil Byramji, CSE Dept., received the President’s Gold Medal; Lakshay Rastogi, BSBE Dept., received the Director’s Gold Medal under 5-year Dual Degree Program; Ananya Gupta, CSE Dept., received the Director’s Gold Medal under 4-year UG Program; Nandita Gupta, MSE Dept., received the Ratan Swarup Memorial Prize; and Vineeth V, EE Dept., received the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Medal.
The 9th International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2023 at IIT Kanpur. Embracing the theme of "Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," which signifies yoga for the well-being of all as one global family, the campus community wholeheartedly engaged in the yoga session led by Dr. S.L. Yadav, the yoga teacher at IIT Kanpur.
IIT Kanpur signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Laurus Labs.This collaboration is centered around licensing of gene therapy assets that have emerged from path-breaking research conducted by Prof Jayandharan Rao and his team. Under this partnership, Laurus Labs Ltd. will collaborate with IIT Kanpur to develop novel drugs based on gene therapy assets, focusing on treating challenging disorders such as retinal degeneration, hemophilia, and muscular dystrophy. The aim is to provide affordable treatment options not only in India but also in emerging markets.
The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, participated in the prestigious Incubators Connect Program organized by DWIH New Delhi in Germany from 4th- 9th June 2023. IIT Kanpur joined forces with leading incubators, Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs), and entrepreneurship-focused institutions to stimulate vibrant dialogues on internationalizing business incubators and foster stronger collaborations between India and Germany.
Dr Rajiv Bahl, Secretary to Government of India, Department of Health Research and Director General, ICMR, Delhi visited IIT Kanpur. Faculty members, students & start-ups of IIT Kanpur participated in the meeting to discuss & display the ICMR funded projects & the flagship projects of Gangwal School of Medical Sciences & Technology (GSMST).
The Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering, in collaboration with our SIIC, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), and Office of Dean R&D, organized the "World Environment Day" program. The event encompassed a wide range of activities designed to engage & educate participants on environmental protection.
DoRD and Technopark, IITK collaborated to celebrate National Technology Day and held series of talks focused on critical sectors of research and development, including healthcare , cybersecurity, defense, and clean tech. Speakers from IITK and industry shared their insights on pressing issues related to research and development.
Online Rural Education Initiative (OREI) by Ranjit Singh Rozi Shiksha Kendra at IITK has been adopted by the Department of Education in Uttar Pradesh. The initiative will be implemented in ten government secondary schools in the first phase, and another 100 schools will be added by the end of the year. OREI is a noble initiative to provide high-quality education using smart classrooms & technology to enable two-way communication. The project is child-centric, and teaching resources are mapped to the NCERT syllabus, using colloquial Hindi that students in villages can relate to.
The Imagineering Lab of IIT Kanpur developed Shudham, a low-cost a low-cost purifier-cum-cooler. This innovative solution aims to provide affordable & efficient access to clean water for rural households & urban middle-class society. Led by Prof. J. Ramkumar, Dept of Mechanical Engineering & Dr. Amandeep Singh, the team has addressed the limitations of the initial model and improvised it into a low-cost water purifier-cum-cooler that is user-friendly, easy to maintain, and economical.
Dr. Vivek Lal delivered an Institute Lecture on The Future of Engineering". He is United States Technical Team member to the NATO STO and serves on various advisory boards including the International Advisory Group of the US Chamber of Commerce and the Global Board of Directors of the US India Business Council. He also met with Prof. Abhay Karandikar, IITK Director.
Prof. Gautam Biswas gets ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award 2023 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of his contributions to the Heat Transfer Division & wider heat and mass transfer community.
The Opportunity School celebrated its Annual Day that witnessed some great performances by the students. Prof. Abhay Karandikar, IITK Director, was the Chief Guest of the event.
The Center's mission is to promote, facilitate from Indian Knowledge System related studies, research & content development. The center will do research in the domains of Health & Wellness, Mathematics & Astronomy, Sanskrit & Linguistic studies, Consciousness studies, Archaeo-metallurgy & Materials, Darsanas, Acoustics & Music, and Water management systems.
IIT Kanpur hosted the Y20 Consultation supported by the Ministry of Youth Support and Affairs as part of the G20 Presidency of India. The Y20 Consultation provided a platform for young minds to deliberate on three main topics - "Future of Health," "Technologies for Sustainable Future," and "Innovation in Future of Work." Over 1500 youth delegates participated.
The University of Buffalo, the State University of New York signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the IITK-UB Joint Centre of Excellence in Biomedicine & Bioengineering at IITK.
An alumni networking event was held in Melbourne, Australia on 15 March 2023 to strengthen relations and appraise them of the latest developments at the institute.
IIT Kanpur signed an MoU with the Hinduja Group on 4th March 2023. The Hinduja Group will provide mentorship and investment in the startups at the institute , facilitating their growth and expansion on a global level. Mr. Arun Tiwari, Group President, BFSI, Hinduja Group, and Chairman IndusInd Bank was present for the MoU signing.
IIT Kanpur and the University of Alberta, Canada, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards collaborating for a Joint Degree Program (JDP) and be part of a Joint Research Innovation Network. Under the Joint Degree Program, the faculty members from two universities can supervise a PhD student jointly. This will allow students from either side to visit and carry out research work in the partner university. IIT Kanpur will also collaborate with the University of Alberta in the Joint Research Innovation Network with a focus on developing new, renewable, and efficient energy materials, systems and technologies for the clean energy transition to address the climate issues.
The 11th edition of the annual event, "E-SUMMIT," was organized by IIT Kanpur students from 13th-15th January 2023. Shri` B. V. R. Mohan Reddy, our distinguished alumnus, Founder, Chairman & Board Member-Cyient, was the chief guest for the inauguration session. The event hosted many distinguished speakers and panelists like Mr. Rajiv Batra, Founder of Palo Alto Networks; Mr. Sanjiv Rangrass, Independent Director Zetwerk & former Group Head, ITC; Mr. Ravi Purohit, Vice President & India Head at ColorTokens; Mr. Rishabh Jain, Co-Founder & Director, Kataria Ecotech Pvt Ltd, and Ms. Shweta Bajpai, Vertical Head –Finserv, Media, Travel, Meta India. The Summit had competitions, Industrial conclave, startup expo, talks, panel discussions & workshops.
Prof. Jayant K. Singh was awarded the NASI- Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2022, covering both physical and biological sciences. The award is constituted by the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and is given to an individual researcher for application-oriented innovations.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has signed an MoU with Apollo Hospitals for research in the clinical application of Artificialintelligence, Telemedicine, Genomics, and other areas of mutual interest in healthcare technology. The MoU was signed by Prof AR Harish, Dean R&D, IIT Kanpur, and Prof. Ganapathy Krishnan, Director of Apollo Telemedicine, Apollo Hospitals.
Prof. Krishanu Biswas, Department of the Materials Science and Engineering for being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K. His research interests are in understanding the phase transformation of various nanoscale materials prepared via various routes, solidification, mechanical alloying, chemical synthesis or severe plastic deformation. He is the current occupant of Ranjit Singh Chair.
Prof. M Jaleel Akhtar, Department of Electrical Engineering, has been elected as 'IEEE Fellow' for his contributions in microwave planar sensors and nano-composites-based microwave absorbers.
Prof. S Ganesh (Dept of BSBE), Prof. Yogesh M. Joshi (Dept of Chemical Engineering), Prof. Javed Malik (Dept of Earth Sciences) and Prof. Arun Shukla (Dept of BSBE) have been elected as Fellows of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).
A three-day literature festival, Akshar, was organized by the Shivani Center to commemorate the centenary year celebration of the life and works of famous Hindi author, Smt. Gaura Pant (‘Shivani’). The event was graced by eminent literary and academic personalities such as, Dr. Mrinal Pande, Dr. Pushpesh Pant, Prof. Shambhunath Tiwari; by poets and performers such as, Shri Veeru Sankar, pankaj Chaturvedi, Dr. Naresh Saxen, et al.
Prof. Monica Katiyar, IITK alumna and faculty gets elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). This is in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the fields of engineering and technology. Prof. Katiyar is a faculty at Material Science & Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and works in the areas of Organics Electronics, Electronic Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Thin Film Transistors, Printable Electronics, Organic Solar Cells.
Prof. Jayant Singh, IITK alumnus and faculty gets elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). This is in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the fields of engineering and technology. Prof. Singh is the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and works in the areas of material modeling, machine learning, self-assembly, and energy storage. Prof. Singh's desire to innovate disruptive product has led him to found Prescience Insilico Pvt. Ltd, in 2019, for translating the methods and framework for the next generated accelerated drug and material discovery using physics-based methods.
Prof. Nitin Saxena gets elected as the Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). This is in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the fields of engineering and technology. Prof. Saxena is a faculty at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and works in the areas of Computational Complexity and Algebraic Geometry.
Portescap has been supporting Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur for the last four years on different research initiatives, such as designing and developing a miniature rotary actuator based on flexinol SMA, an adaptive smart stick for sit-to-stand motion, an interactive cloud based diagnostic platform for oral cancer, etc. under #CSR funding.
Teachers' Day was celebrated at IIT Kanpur on 5 Sept. 2022. Prof. Partha P Chakrabarti (former Director IIT Kharagpur) Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, graced the event as the Chief Guest. The institute honored & felicitated some of the most esteemed faculty for their dedication and excellence in sharing knowledge:- the Distinguished Teacher Award, Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 1989 Batch Faculty Award, and 25 years-long services to the Institute.
The Foundation Stone laying ceremony of the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences & Technology, and Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital was done by Hon'ble Union Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on 16 July 2022. The event was graced by the prominent members of the institute and IITK alumni, such as Dr. Radhakrishnan K. Koppilil (Chairman, BoG, IITK), donors Mr. Rakesh Gangwal, Mr. Hemant Jalan, Mr. Muktesh Pant, and Smt. Sushila Singhania, Dr. Nidhipati Singhania (Vice President, JK Organization & Director, JK Cement Ltd).
IIT Kanpur held its 55th Convocation on 29 June 2022. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder & Chairperson, Narayana Health Care, was the Chief Guest. The event was graced by Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Board of Governors, IITK; BoG members, Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Shri Pradeep Goyal, Dr. Manoj Gonugunthla, Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Prof. Manas K. Ghorai, and Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya. Attended by head of the departments, IITK faculty, and parents of graduating students, 1360 students were conferred degrees. Students were also issued digital degrees to all the graduating students using blockchain-driven technology developed at IIT Kanpur. The degrees are based on Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and unforgeable and globally verified.
President’s Gold Medal
Computer Science & Engineering Dept.
Director’s Gold Medal
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Director’s Gold Medal
Aerospace Engineering Dept.
Atin Vikram Singh
Ratan Swarup Memorial Prize
Electrical Engineering Dept.
Rupesh R Chafle
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Medal
Materials Science & Engineering Dept.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma (BT/CHE/1982) was selected as the President of the Indian National Science Academy in June 2022. He is an Institute Fellow and Distinguished Alumnus of IITK. Prof. Sharma served as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award in engineering sciences for his "original pioneering contribution to the understanding of the behavior of thin films and other highly confined nanoscale systems." For more
A delegation from IIT Kanpur comprising of IITK Director; Prof. Abhay Karandikar, IITK Deputy Director; Prof. S. Ganesh, Prof. Yogesh M. Joshi, IITK Development Foundation CEO; Mr. Kapil Kaul visited the United States to interact with alumni, strengthen institute-alumni relations, and to chart a future roadmap of IITK.
In the first leg of the visit, the delegation interacted with the alumni at Indian Consulate, New York on 08 May 2022. Shri Randhir Jaiswal, Indian Consul General, was the Guest of Honor, and the event event was attended by more than 75 alumni. Our distinguished alumni, Mr. Rajeev Tandon, Dr. Dev Joneja, and Prof. Pawan were felicitated.
The second event that was held in Washington DC was attended by the Hon’ble Ambassador of Indian Embassy US, Shri Taranjit Singh Sandhu and many of IITK alumni. IITK Distinguished alumnus, Dr. T. Venkatesan, Director, Centre for Quantum Research & Technology, University of Oklahoma, was felicitated. Keynote talks were given by our Distinguished alumni, Mr. Muktesh (Micky) Pant, Senior Advisor at Beyond Meat and, Mr. Sudhakar Kesavan, Executive & CEO at Inner City Fund.
IITK Karvaan delegation held its third event in Chicago for its next outreach event with alumni. The event, held in Union Chicago League Club, was attended by more than 120 alumni. IITK Distinguished alumnus, Dr. Rajeev Gautam, President & CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies, was felicitated. IITK also signed an MoU with Dr. Rathin Dutta who committed an amount of USD 150 K for research in Sustainable Energy Engineering.
In the last leg of its trip, IITK karvaan held a grand event in San Francisco in India Community Center in Milpitas. Our Distinguished alumni, Dr. Anand Jagannathan, and Prof. Vijay Dhir were felicitated. Mr. Rakesh Gangwal, one of the biggest benefactors of IIT Kanpur, gave a keynote address emphasizing on the importance of giving back to IIT Kanpur. Attended by more than 300 alumni, the event was a grand success.