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 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 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
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.