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Academic Initiatives

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur today enjoys an enviable stature in the world of academia due to its path-breaking high quality research and faculty who continue to explore new research frontiers and make significant strides in their fields. One of the prime forces behind this success is the institute’s alumni and well-wishers who from time-to-time have turned their attention towards supporting the institute and contributing generously. A large number of Faculty Chairs, Research Fellowships have been set up primarily because of the huge support received.


Faculty Chairs

Faculty Chairs have been set up to recognise the outstanding achievements of the faculty who enjoy a reputation for excellence in their research areas thus facilitating in their research. They are usually conferred upon a faculty for a period of three years and may get renewed based on his/her performance and interest.



Faculty Fellowships

Faculty Fellowships are awarded for a period of three years as young Faculty Research Fellowships to those who are below the age of 40 years and have made outstanding contribution in their research areas




Faculty Achievements



Convocation Awards






Sushila and Kantilal Mehta Award


Prof. Amit Shekhar Kuber

For a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics who has motivated and encouraged students to pursue pure mathematics through his/her teaching and research.

Gopal Das Bhandari Memorial Distinguished Teacher Award


Prof. Baquer Mazhari

Electrical Engineering
To honor an outstanding teacher chosen by the graduating batch of undergraduate students.

Faculty Awards


1989 Batch Faculty Award


Dr.Amey Karkare

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Best Teacher Award in Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Prof. Mainak Chaudhuri

CSE Department

CNR Rao Faculty Award


Dr. Bushra Ateeq

Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering.

Suman Gupta Fellowship for Foreign Language Teacher


Mrs. Shubha Karnick

French Language Instructor

Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished lectures series are aimed at inviting brilliant speakers for delivering stimulating lectures on intriguing topics that are of interest to general audience as well. Presently, the institute hosts around 16 of such lecture series.