Online Foreign Language Program 2023-24
IIT Kanpur

The Language Programme was established in the early years of IIT Kanpur and acquired a more formal structure during the 1970s. For more than 50 years now, our wide variety of language courses have been helping students widen their intellectual horizons and get better integrated within an international working environment. The programme is organized by the Centre for Continuing Education of IIT Kanpur.


Course Instructors

Mrs. Shubha Karnick

French Language

Teaches Level 1 & 2


Mrs. Lekha Rajesh

French Language

Teaches Level 1 since 2018


Mrs. Deepaa Anandh

German Language

Teaches Level 1 & 2


Mrs. Neelam Saxena

German Language

Teaches Level 1 & 2


Mrs. Vatsala Misra

Japanese Language

Teaches Level 1 & 2


  • German

    Germany, positioned at the heart of Europe, is a confluence of science, art and philosophy. Additionally, the Germans are known for their discipline, punctuality and precision. Germany has always been known for its engineering precision and technological wizardry. Benz, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Siemens and many more have made Germany the largest economy in all of Europe. In today’s socio-political landscape, Germany is proving to be a major stabilizing force; with a sensitive heart towards humanitarian and environmental causes.
    About 33% population of the European Union speaks German, including countries like Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, where it is the official language.
    It is therefore not surprising that the German language is one of the most fervently taught languages in the world today. Although misconstrued as a tough and hard-to-pronounce language, it is in fact a rather melodious one, with clear and strong intonations.
    You will learn the basics of the language along with songs, short films, group activities etc. Some interesting facts about Germany, Switzerland and Austria makes the learning enjoyable.

  • French

    FRENCH is spoken in many countries - not just in France! It is the official language in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Seychelles, Morocco, Ivory Coast - to name just a few. In fact, it is the only language spoken on all five continents.
    The French are very proud of their language and will immediately warm to you if you speak it - even if you make a few mistakes. Since there are no hard consonants in the French language, it is easy on the ear. It is a language of precision and musicality.
    At IIT Kanpur, we have a small French library which houses books, magazines, comics (yes, you can read Tintin and Asterix in French !) and CDs.
    Our aim is to teach you how to read, write and speak French. It is a language that will open up a host of opportunities - in the tourism industry, hotel management, airlines, international banks, Indo-French collaborations, teaching..... It will help you enjoy French literature and cinema, understand research papers in Mathematics. MBR
    Come, discover this language. It will help you relax and have fun, make you multilingual and throw open many doors for you.

  • Japanese

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Important Dates & Registration Information

Online applications are invited for Registration to the Foreign Language Program at IIT Kanpur for the 2023-2024 academic sessions.

Course Duration

August 2023 to April 2024

Class Mode


Class Timing

Level 1: 7:00-8:00 PM on Weekdays

Level 2: 6:00-7:00 PM on Weekdays


  1. French: Level I and Level II
  2. German: Level I and Level II
  3. Japanese: Level I and Level II

No recorded sessions will be provided.

Admission Criteria:

Admission will be done purely on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS THROUGH ONLINE as per the following schedule. The list of selected candidates will be posted on the website

Important Dates: (For IITK Students & Non IITK applicants and IITK Employees/Wards)

Start date of submission online Application Form: 05:00 PM, June 05 ,2023 (Monday)
Last date for submission Online Application Form: 5:00 PM July 25, 2023 (Tuesday)
Declaration of First list of provisionally selected candidates: 6:00 pm, July 14, 2023 (Friday)
Date of submission of Fees through online SBI-I Collect: 6: 00 PM July 14, 2023 (Friday) to 5:00 PM, July 25, 2023 (Tuesday)
Declaration of Waitlist Candidates: 5:00 pm July 20, 2023 (Thursday)
Date of submission of Fees through online SBI-I Collect:
(only wait-listed applicants)
5:00 PM July 20, 2023 (Thursday) to 5:00 PM, July 25, 2023 (Tuesday)
List of final selected candidates 5:00 pm July 26, 2023 (Friday)

The Online classes of the FLP programme will begin on First Week of August 2023.

Category wise Fees Structure:

IIT Kanpur Students Rs. 6000/- per year
IITK Employee Rs. 6000/- per year
IITK Wards Rs. 7080/- (including 18% GST) per year
Participants (Non- IIT Kanpur) Rs. 15000/- (including 18% GST)

Category wise Allocation of Seats:

From the total seats available 50% is reserved for IITK students, 10% for IITK employees/wards, and 40% is open to non-IITK applicants.

Qualification & Eligibility:

  • 1. For Level I courses, the minimum qualification is Class 10.
  • 2. For Level II courses, the minimum qualification is Class 10 and Level I in the relevant language.

*The fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
**Certificates will be awarded only to those candidates who qualify the exam.
**Instructors will not be changed based on the preference of any candidate.