About Us

The foundation supports various research activities including outreach activities that intend to increase the visibility of the department and increase interaction between members of the department and renowned researchers from around the world. Below is given a brief overview of the same. Detailed reports of different activities supported by the foundation are accessible from the top menu. Details of research activities of faculty members and PhD students of the department supported by the foundation are available in the annual reports.


Research-I Foundation

The Research-I foundation was established in 2003 with an endowment of Rs. 10 crores by one of our alumni, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys. The aim of this foundation is to enhance the research output of the department.

The various activities of the foundation are managed by an advisory and a technical board which are comprised of several renowned academicians and researchers. The foundation supports a plethora of activities that include outreach activities, support for researchers and funding for organization of workshops seminars etc.

This website is dedicated to documenting the various activities supported by the foundation. Please use the menus above to navigate the website.

Please send all your correspondence to webmaster @cse.iitk.ac.in

Remembering Rajeev Motwani


The Founder

Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emritus of Infosys is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Kanpur. He is the leader of one of the most successful business ventures of the country, an entrepreneur, a visionary, and a philanthropist.


Board Members of the Foundation

The foundation is managed by an Advisory Board that decides the policies of the foundation including the kind of research activities to be supported. The advisory board members are :

Apart from this a Technical Board decides whether to fund specific requests for funding from the foundation, e.g. workshops, research proposals etc. The board is comprised of the following members :