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Kanpur, March 9, 2023: The Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will be launching India's first-ever online post-graduate level programme on Construction Engineering. The programme is a new addition to the unique eMasters degree programme being run by the institute and is focused on "Sustainable Construction Practices and Project Management". It is designed to cater to the needs of the rapidly growing infrastructure and construction sectors in India.
As India's urbanisation rate is projected to increase from the current rate of about 35% to 50% within a few years, the need for sustainable construction practices becomes paramount. This programme aims to equip practising civil engineers and architects with the knowledge and skills to manage projects effectively, using minimum resources and energy requirements, and with a minimum carbon footprint.
Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur, said, "The infrastructure and construction sectors are major contributors to India's economy, and it is essential to address sustainability issues in this field. Like all the other varied eMasters degree programmes we’re successfully running to contribute to India’s holistic growth, this programme is designed to provide a proper blend of academic insights and industrial skills to meet the growing requirements of this exponentially growing sector. This programme, once launched, will help in making the infrastructure and construction domains more robust with safer and sustainable practices."
The programme is carefully designed by IIT Kanpur faculties and industry experts and will cover a range of topics, including sustainable design and construction, green building materials, project management, and financing for sustainable projects. The executive-friendly format of the eMasters degree programmes at IIT Kanpur offers a flexible approach for professionals to complete the degree anywhere between 1-3 years. The Senate-approved degree programme is inclusive of IIT Kanpur campus visit, mentorship, and career support.
Launched in January 2022, IIT Kanpur is currently running nine eMasters degree programmes from various departments. The newly announced programme will add up to the expanding tally of the unique initiative by IIT Kanpur. This bears testimony to the rapidly expanding academic horizon at IIT Kanpur in recent years. The programme will be launched in July this year and the application process for the inaugural cohort will start by end of March 2023. For cohort announcement and timely updates, visit: https://emasters.iitk.ac.in/.
About IIT Kanpur:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.
For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in.