Postgraduate Students

The Mechanical Engineering department at IIT Kanpur has a strong flavor of core disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to research and learning that strikes a unique balance of trend-setting research, challenging coursework and real-world impact that is highly respected around the world.

The department of Mechanical Engineering offers Master of Technology (M. Tech.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the postgraduate level.

Academic Excellence

Here are just a few of the benefits of studying for a postgraduate degree in the School of Mechanical Engineering:

  • We offer a broad range of advanced level courses across the breadth of Mechanical Engineering.

  • Our research feeds directly into our teaching, which means you will be supervised and taught by world class academics on courses that are at the leading edge of thinking in the field.

  • You will be working in our world-class research laboratories, which will enable you to learn, engage and deliver research outputs under able guidance of our experienced faculties

  • Our strong links with industry ensures that our courses meet employer needs, one of the many reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive atmosphere.


The postgraduate degree programs have the following broad streams:

  • Solid Mechanics and Design

  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

  • Manufacturing Science

  • Robotics and Automation

Students & Research

The institute encourages active learning to help build critical thinking skills of its students and prepare them for research. Quality research needs committed students to move the research agenda forward. Therefore a student at IITK gets a world class education and gets to participate in great research work.

For the students it is an ideal place to learn how high quality research is done. Being a science intensive engineering education, the students are more future ready and are able to adapt to new technologies. And thanks to the big emerging opportunities for new technologies, more and more students are today choosing a research oriented job over a job that does not involve formal research. IITK prepares its students well for such jobs.


  • 82 and 148 students are currently enrolled in our M. Tech. and PhD degree programs, respectively.

  • 51 M. Tech. students are admitted during the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • 31 M. Tech. students graduated during the 2014-2015 academic year.