Dr. Rajeev Gautam contributes to IITK

Feb. 2024

Dr. Rajeev Gautam (BT/ChE/1974) generously contributed 250,000 USD to establish three endowed programs focused on promoting research and education in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, which will support the establishment of Om Prakash Gautam Endowed Faculty Chair, Rajeev and Joyce Gautam Faculty Fellowship and Rajeev and Joyce Gautam travel grant for students. An MoU was signed by Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni and Dr. Gautam on 24 February.



IITK signs MoU with the Government of Uttar Pradesh

Feb. 2024

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to collaborate in the R&D efforts of UP Digital Health Stack (UP-DHS) under National Health Stack (NHS) program of The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). The partnership between the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology at IIT Kanpur and the Uttar Pradesh Government will enhance healthcare delivery by integrating AI into telehealth and point-of-care diagnostics. The MoU was signed by Prof. Sandeep Verma, Professor-In-Charge, Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology, and Shri Ranjan Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in the presence of honorable Deputy Chief Minister Shri Brajesh Pathak.



Mr. Bhadresh Shah inaugurates 200 KW Rooftop Solar PV Plant

Feb. 2024

In the graceful presence of Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni, Prof. Ashish Garg, Professor-in-Charge, Kotak School of Sustainability at IIT Kanpur, Mr. Kapil Kaul, CEO, IITK Development Foundation and alumni of The Class of 1974, Mr. Bhadresh Shah (BT/MME/1974), Managing Director, AIA Engineering Ltd., inaugurated a 200 KW Rooftop Solar PV Plant installed on the terrace of the New Core Lab on 23 February. 10 Invertors, each with a capacity of 20 KW are installed in this plant. It is expected to reduce carbon footprint on the campus by 233.60 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide per annum.



The Class of 1974 generously donates towards its Alma-Mater

Feb. 2024

On its 50th reunion held at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, the Class of 1974 joined hands to pledge Rs. 10.11 Cr. to support its Alma mater. This landmark pledge by the graduates of '74 demonstrates their unwavering dedication and commitment to IIT Kanpur. This contribution will significantly impact the Institute, ensuring a legacy that will continue to benefit the IITK community, providing opportunities to students and faculty.



NMTronics signs MoU with IIT Kanpur

Feb. 2024

Under its CSR initiative, NMTronics India Pvt. Ltd. signed an MoU with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to establish NMTronics Center of Excellence for Electronics Manufacturing at IITK. Mr. Soni Saran Singh, MD, NMTronics, talks about the significance of this Center, stating that the Center will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology with fully automated SMT Line. The Center aims to propel groundbreaking research, technological advancements, and skill development initiatives in electronic manufacturing through IIT Kanpur learning & development program.



IITK signs MoU with Conlis Global Inc. for an innovative new technology

Feb. 2024

IIT Kanpur signed an MoU with Conlis Global Inc. for licensing of an innovative new technology titled "Nano Hydroxyapatite Based Porous Polymer Composite Scaffolds for Bioactive Molecule Delivery in Musculoskeletal Regeneration" to Conlis Global Inc., a biotechnology company based in Canada. The MoU was exchanged between Prof. Tarun Gupta, Dean of Research and Development, IITK and Dr. Sumrita Bhat, CEO, Conlis Global Inc. The technology has been developed by Prof. Ashok Kumar, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, and his team of researchers.



Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the campus of Indian Institute of Skills at NSTI

Feb. 2024

Our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji inaugurated the campus of Indian Institute of Skills Kanpur at NSTI. IIT Kanpur had signed an MoU with Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) Kanpur, in which IIT Kanpur will mentor IIS Kanpur to Establish State-of-the-art Laboratories and Cutting-Edge Curriculum. The MoU was inked in the presence of Hon'ble Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Ji, Ministry of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India on 9th November 2023. The partnership is aimed at building capacities and meeting the aspirations of India's youth by upskilling the working force and the youth of our country.



IITK hosted dynamic brainstorming session on ocular gene therapy

Feb. 2024

IIT Kanpur hosted a dynamic brainstorming session on ocular gene therapy where renowned ophthalmologists, including Dr. Gopal Lingam, Dr. Pramod Bhende, Dr. Sripriya S from Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. Vikram Mathews, and Dr. Deepa John from CMC Vellore, along with Dr. Raja Narayanan and Dr. Srikanta Padhy from L V Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad/Bhubaneswar, and Dr. Radhika Tandon and Dr. Pradeep Venkatesh from AIIMS came together to deliberate on the path forward for gene therapy clinical trials for Leber Congenital Amaurosis 2, a severe inherited retinal degeneration with a typical presentation between birth and age five years, causing severe visual impairment.



IIT Kanpur celebrates two-day Flower Show

Feb. 2024

Every year, the institute hosts the Institute Flower Show at the Institute Nursery to celebrate the arrival of spring. The Institute Flower Show was held on 17-18 Feb. It was a pleasure to see the spectacular display of beautiful flora and flowers. The Women's Association, IIT Kanpur hosted a fair with delicious food stalls, games stalls, puppet show, and an art competition, as well as a variety of fun activities for children such as Jump, Bounce and Play on a Bouncy Castle, which drew enthusiastic participation from campus residents.



The inauguration of the new office of SIIC held at campus

Feb. 2024

The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur, in collaboration with the World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) and supported by the Ministry of MSME, hosted an informative one-day Awareness Program on the DESIGN component of the MSME Innovative Scheme at WASME. The program aimed to empower MSMEs by providing insights into leveraging opportunities offered by the scheme. The event, graced by prominent dignitaries including Dr Sanjiv Layek, Executive Secretary of WASME, and Mr. Rony Banerjee, Advisor at EY, provided a platform for insightful discussions on the nuances of the MSME landscape in India and the potential benefits offered by the MSME Innovative Scheme.



The SIIC IIT Kanpur collaborates with the ‘World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises’

Feb. 2024

The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur, in collaboration with the World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) and supported by the Ministry of MSME, hosted an informative one-day Awareness Program on the DESIGN component of the MSME Innovative Scheme at WASME. The program aimed to empower MSMEs by providing insights into leveraging opportunities offered by the scheme. The event, graced by prominent dignitaries including Dr Sanjiv Layek, Executive Secretary of WASME, and Mr. Rony Banerjee, Advisor at EY, provided a platform for insightful discussions on the nuances of the MSME landscape in India and the potential benefits offered by the MSME Innovative Scheme.



IIT Kanpur signs MoU with the Lucknow Cantonment Board

Jan. 2024

IIT Kanpur has signed an MoU with the Lucknow Cantonment Board to serve as the knowledge partner in their joint mission to achieve a waste-free and carbon-neutral campus, aiming to create a scalable model in line with India’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2070.



IITK celebrates the Annual Day of the institute’s Cell for CDAP

Jan. 2024

IIT Kanpur observed the Annual Day of the institute’s Cell for Differently Abled Persons (CDAP) on January 13, 2024, highlighting the significance of the day by focusing on the use of sign language. The Annual Day was inaugurated with a lamp-lighting ceremony by Prof. S. Ganesh, Director, IIT Kanpur; Prof. Anubha Goel, Member of CDAP; and the chief guest, Ms. Manpreet Kaur Kalra, Secretary, Divyang Development Society, Kanpur.

Prof. Siddhartha Panda from the Department of Chemistry showcased his innovative technological devices, including the Haptic Smartwatch and Braille Learning Device, while Dr. Ashutosh Modi from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering discussed the applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the realm of sign language.



Prof. Shalabh receives The Professor K. Srinivasa Rao Best Researcher Award 2023

Jan. 2024

Prof. Shalabh Shalabh, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, received the Professor K. Srinivasa Rao Best Researcher Award 2023 of Indian Society of Probability and Statistics for his significant contribution in the field of Statistics. Specializing in Statistics and Econometrics.



Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya gets appointed as the Director of CSIR

Jan. 2024

Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya, a senior faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is appointed as the Director of CSIR – Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO), Chandigarh.



Prof. Sameer Khandekar passes away

Dec. 2023

Prof. Sameer Khandekar was a highly dynamic and enthusiastic person, he was not just an excellent faculty, but also deeply into music, art, and culture, which led him to establish the APPROACH Cell at IITK. He believed in inclusivity and right to education for every child as he dedicatedly devoted much of his time at Shiksha Sopan, providing education to many underprivileged children in the most creative ways.



Prof. T.R. Viswanathan passes away

Dec. 2023

Prof. T. R. Viswanathan., affectionately known as TRV, was one of the founding faculty members at IIT Kanpur in the 1960's. He was a professor in Electrical Engineering Dept., Head, Computer Centre, and Dean of R&D at the Institute. Dr. Viswanathan spent 15 years in research and development, product design, manufacturing, and management in the industry. IITK recently instituted Prof. T. R. Viswanathan Chair and Prof T. R. Viswanathan Young Faculty Fellowship in Teaching Excellence in his honor. His seminal contributions in the early years of IITK paved a way for stronger foundations on which the Institute now proudly stands.



Prof. Mukesh Sharma gets reappointed as member of WHO

Dec. 2023

Prof. Mukesh Sharma, Department of Civil Engineering, got reappointed (for two years) as an honorary member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Air Pollution and Health - Technical Advisory Group (GAPH-TAG).



IITK participates in the Annual Meeting of the Shraman Foundation

Dec. 2023

IIT Kanpur participated in the Annual Meeting of the Shraman Foundation along with esteemed institutions from across India, including 15 IITs, 9 NITs, 3 IISERs, various regional institutes, and corporate & charitable organizations. The discussions centered on addressing the challenges faced by students, especially those from humble backgrounds, and exploring collaborative solutions to nurture talents effectively. IITK proudly signed an MoU with the Shraman Foundation, and through this collaboration, IITK has supported an impressive count of 121 talented students with a total fund of Rs 42 lakhs. Together, we aim to empower and foster young minds and talents that undoubtedly make a substantial difference.



IITK signs MoU with the Indian Navy

Dec. 2023

IIT Kanpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy (IN) on 15 December 2023. The signing ceremony was held at Naval Headquarters, New Delhi. The structured collaboration focuses on joint Research and Development initiatives. The event was graced by the presence of Prof. S. Ganesh, Director IIT Kanpur and Prof. Dhirendra Katti, Dean of International Relations and hosted by Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Asst. Chief of Materiel (Dockyard & Refits) and many other esteemed officials of IN.



IITK and Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited launches the Kotak School of Sustainability

Dec. 2023

IIT Kanpur and Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL) launched the Kotak School of Sustainability - India’s first fully integrated school of sustainability at IIT Kanpur in the presence of Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India as the chief guest; and Dr. Abhay Karandikar, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and Shri. Nagendra Nath Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, as guests of honor. Kotak and IITK believe that this School, with a vision to promote pedigree education, research, and outreach, will offer thought leadership solutions towards sustainability actions and prepare future generations to lead the cause of sustainable development. The Kotak School of Sustainability, funded through KMBL’s CSR program, will have dedicated centers of excellence covering different aspects of sustainability such as clean energy, environment, ecology, circular economy, climate finance, sustainable societies, and policy.



IIT Kanpur took part in Global Technology Summit- PI-WOT 2023 in Bengaluru

Dec. 2023

IIT Kanpur recently took part in Global Technology Summit- PI-WOT 2023 held in Bengaluru. The institute highlighted the significant work done by Cyber Security Center, Startup Incubator and Innovation Center, and Technopark IITK. Prof. Nitin Saxena, Coordinator, Center for Developing Intelligent Systems (CDIS), IITK, delivered a keynote speech on "How Indian academia is harnessing AI for social transformation." Prof. Siddhartha Panda, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IITK, participated in a panel discussion on "Frugal Innovations for Masses. Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, FIRST, IITK, led a panel discussion on "Digital identity for a global landscape." PI-WOT 2023 was attended by industry leaders from Hexaware, Infosys, and alumni across the globe. The organizing team consisted of Mr. Debashish Bhattacharyya, Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, and Mr. Rajeev Gupta.



The South Asian Forum marks its fourth edition at IITK

Dec. 2023

The prestigious South Asian Forum on the Acquisition and Processing of Language (SAFAL) marked its fourth edition with a transformative gathering hosted at IIT Kanpur. Collocated with the forthcoming 10th Annual Conference of Cognitive Science (ACCS-X), SAFAL 2023 opened with Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan, Head of the Department of Cognitive Science, welcoming attendees to an enriching experience filled with keynotes and discussions. The event continued with keynote addresses by Prof. Ramesh Kumar Mishra, Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad, and Prof. Prakash Padakannaya from Christ University, Bangalore. Researchers across the nation unveiled their groundbreaking work, fostering in-depth discussions with a captivated audience.



The Department of Economic Sciences hosts Arthashashtra-2023

Dec. 2023

The Department of Economic Sciences, IIT Kanpur, hosted Arthashashtra-2023, its annual conference on economics, business, and finance, bringing together eminent speakers from the industry to discuss a range of pressing topics, including globalization, technological innovation, the future of work, financial volatility, leadership, banking stability, and India's economic resilience amid global uncertainty. Arthashashtra-2023 was supported by Sud Life, Immerse, and TalentSprint.



The Campus School celebrates Saptrang-2023

Dec. 2023

The Campus School at IIT Kanpur orchestrated Saptrang-2023, a Sports and Cultural Fest, to mark the significant milestone of sixty years since its establishment. Sports Day unfolded with the ceremonial inauguration by Prof. Kantesh Balani, the Dean of Resources and Alumni IIT Kanpur, and Prof. Niraj Sinha, PI to Campus School Governing Board. The day culminated in a formal prize distribution ceremony graced by the invited dignitaries, followed by the presentation of the Annual Report by Mrs. Achla Josan, the Principal of Campus School.



Prof. Krishanu Biswas gets elected as Fellow of the IOM3

Dec. 2023

Prof. Krishanu Biswas, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, gets elected as a Fellow of the IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining) of U.K.



Prof. Anantharaj Sengeni gets selected as Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences

Dec. 2023

Prof. Anantharaj Sengeni, Department of Chemistry, gets selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences for the period of 2023 to 2026. Prof. Sengeni's research interests include Electrochemistry, Catalysis at Electrified Interfaces, Energy Conversion and Storage, Inorganic Materials, Energy and Materials Chemistry, and is currently working in the area of energy-efficient production of H2 via water electrolysis (WE) for over a decade.



Prof. SandeepVerma gets selected for Professor D. P. Chakraborty 60th Birth Anniversary Commemoration Award

Dec. 2023

Prof. Sandeep Verma, Department of Chemistry, on being selected for the Professor D. P. Chakraborty 60th Birth Anniversary Commemoration Award of the Indian Chemical Society. Prof. Verma has been selected for this endowment to further his research in the fields of Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biological Materials Science.



IITK delegation visits Melbourne, Australia

Nov 2023

The delegation from IIT Kanpur, headed by the Director, Prof. Subramaniam Ganesh, joined by Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni, Prof. Sandeep Verma, Head of Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology, and other senior faculty members, visited the University of Melbourne and met with Prof. Mark Cassidy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Prof. Meenakshi Arora, Assistant Dean (International Student Pathways), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and Director of Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA), and Prof. Udaya Parampalli, School of Computing and Information Systems. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the ongoing Joint-Degree (PhD) programme as well as other collaborative research programmes.

The delegation along with Prof. Suresh Chandra Srivastava, Director of IITK-LaTrobe academy; and other senior faculty members associated with IIT Kanpur-La Trobe University Research Academy visited La Trobe University, Australia. Shri Dhruv Deepak Saxena (BT/ChE/1974), a distinguished alumnus of IIT Kanpur and entrepreneur, joined the discussion.

A two day (November 27th to 28th ) workshop was organized at La Trobe University served as an important platform for Research Academy researchers to have face-to-face interaction to discuss research ideas, joint supervision and a way forward aligned with the objectives of the Academy.



IITK showcases groundbreaking advancement in UAV technology during 1 Base Repair Depot (BRD) Kanpur Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Nov 2023

IIT Kanpur proudly showcased a groundbreaking advancement in UAV technology during 1 Base Repair Depot (BRD) Kanpur Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Air Force Station Kanpur, attended by esteemed Indian Air Force officers. This innovative demonstration, led by Prof. Ketan Rajawat, highlighted a sophisticated scalable UAV swarm system integrating 10 UAVs.



SIIC, IITK showcases its innovation capabilities at the World Congress 2023 in Durban, South Africa

Nov 2023

Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, IIT Kanpur, collaborated with SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) to showcase its innovation capabilities at the World Congress 2023 of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) in Durban, South Africa. The showpiece event witnessed the transformative prowess of five Indian start-ups incubated at SIIC, IIT Kanpur, highlighting India's technological advancements on a global platform.



Prof. Ashok Kumar is elected as a fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Nov 2023

Prof. Ashok Kumar, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, is elected as a Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.



WISE Program: Inaugural Session

Nov 2023

The inaugural session of the W.IS.E. program (Women In Science & Engineering) was held on 27 Nov. 2023. Instituted by IITK Distinguished Alumna, Ms. Anjali Joshi, the program aims to create a platform that not only celebrates women's achievements but also provides the necessary tools and support for their continued success in sciences & engineering.

Panel discussion was held on STEM education for girls: Encouraging young women to pursue science & engineering. Led by Dr. Urbi Chatterjee as the moderator, the panelist consisted of Ms. Sonam Srivastava, Founder, Wright Research; Ms. Riya Bhattacharya, Founder, RIO Money Ex-Leadership @NAVI; Dr. Ritika Gautam, Assistant Professor, IITK; Ms. Neha Verma as the keynote speaker, and Ms. Rashie Jain, Co-founder & CEO, Onco, as a special guest.



Prof. Sachchida Nand Tripathi and Prof. Arun Shukla are bestowed with the coveted Infosys Prize 2023

Nov 2023

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.



Prof. Rakesh Popli and Mrs. Rama Popli Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Prof. H.C. Verma

Nov 2023

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.



IIT Kanpur celebrates its 64th Foundation Day

Nov 2023

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.



IIT Kanpur signed an MoU with the tower research Capital Markets India and Tower Research Capital India

Nov 2023

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 gets elected as Fellow of TWAS

Nov 2023

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.



Shri Durga Shanker visits RSK, IITK

Nov 2023

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 institutes the Shri Mohan Shetye Excellence Scholarship at IIT Kanpur

Oct 2023

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 institutes Rakesh Bhargava-Class of 1973 Annual Travel Grant at IIT Kanpur

Oct 2023

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 gets awarded the Life Fellowship of IEEE USA

Oct 2023

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.



Prof. Rakesh Popli and Mrs. Rama Popli Distinguished Lecture Series in the Department of Physics, IITK

Oct. 2023

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 selected as Young Associate of the Indian National Academy 2023

Sept. 2023

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.



Prof. Jayant K. Singh awarded INAE-SERB Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2023

Sept. 2023

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 awarded J.C. Bose Fellowship

Sept. 2023

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 selected as Associate Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy 2023

Sept. 2023

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.



MoU signing between Sutwala Family & IITK

Sept. 2023

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 appointed Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology

Sept. 2023

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 and Prof. Bushra Ateeq inducted as Fellows of INSA

Sept. 2023

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 receives IIT Bombay International Award for Excellence in Research in Engineering and Technology for 2023

Sept. 2023

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.



Orientation on Student Welfare Initiatives & Programs

Aug. 2023

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.



Orientation on Student Welfare Initiatives & Programs

Aug. 2023

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 receives S. Ramachandran National Bioscience Award

Aug. 2023

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.


IITKarvaan: Institute’s delegation visits USA

Aug. 2023

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.



IITK holds Jay Pullur Initiative Launch Event

July 2023

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 elected as Fellow of British Psychological Society

July 2023

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 holds 56th Convocation

July 2023

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.



IIT Kanpur celebrates 9th International Yoga Day

June 2023

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 signs MoA with Laurus Labs

June 2023

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.


SIIC, IIT Kanpur participates in Incubator Connect Program in Germany

June 2023

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. Rajeev Bhal visits IITK

June 2023

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).


IIT Kanpur organizes World Environment Day program

June 2023

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 & Technopark, IITK hold talks on National Technology Day

June 2023

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 by Ranjit Singh Rozi Shiksha Kendra at IITK gets adopted by the Department of Education in UP

May 2023

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.


Imagineering Laboratory of IITK develops Shudham

May 2023

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 delivers Institute Lecture

May 2023

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

May 2023

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.


Opportunity School celebrates its Annual Day

April 2023

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.


IIT Kanpur launches ŚIKṢĀ (Study Centre for Indian Knowledge System for Holistic Advancement)

April 2023

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 holds Y20 Consultation

April 2023

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.


IIT Kanpur signs MoU with University of Buffalo

March 2023

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.


IITK holds alumni networking event in Melbourne

March 2023

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.


IITK signs MoU with Hinduja Group

March 2023

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 Signs MoU with University of Alberta, Canada

Jan. 2023

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.


IIT Kanpur Organizes E-Summit

Jan. 2023

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 gets awarded NASI- Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2022


Jan. 2023

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.


IIT Kanpur signs MoU with Apollo Hospital


Jan. 2023

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 gets elected as fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK


Nov. 2022

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. Jaleel Akhtar gets elected as IEEE Fellow


Nov. 2022


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.


IITK Faculty selected as the Fellows of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)


Oct 2022


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).


Akshar - A Literature festival organized by Shivani Center


Oct 2022


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 gets elected as the Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering


Sep 2022


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 K. Singh gets elected as the Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering


Sep 2022


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


Sep 2022


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 visits IIT Kanpur


Sep 2022

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 Celebrations 2022


Sep 2022

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.


Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences & Technology And Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital


July 2022

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).


55th Convocation

June 2022

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.

Shashwat Gupta
President’s Gold Medal
Computer Science & Engineering Dept.

Prateek Yadav
Director’s Gold Medal
Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Priyadarshi Singh
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.

Glimpses of 55th Convocation 2022




Prof. Ashutosh Sharma selected President of the Indian National Science Academy

June 2022

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


IITK Karvaan

IITK Delegation Visits United States of America

08 – 22 May 2022

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.