IIT Kanpur is a leading institute of India that is focused on education and research in science, technology, management and humanities. Researchers at IIT Kanpur do high level research often at the forefront in its area. The diversity of research projects undertaken by IITK is a measure of the strong track record of research at IITK. It is the result of the great synergy between the fundamental research and applied research done at IITK.
Small individual led research groups and large interdisciplinary project teams conduct state of the art research. This is supported by an excellent research environment that supports highly creative work done by small groups. At the same time the environment is suitable for managing the large mission critical assignments that are undertaken at IITK.
There is a large talent pool of high level researchers so there is great opportunity for need based collaboration. Due to the vibrant research environment at IITK there is regular exposure to new ideas. It helps young researchers to prepare their mind and see the big picture in their area of interest.
A significant proportion of the research done at IITK is interdisciplinary. There are interdisciplinary academic programmes and interdisciplinary research centres & facilities at IITK. These lead to great interdisciplinary interaction at IITK and facilitate collaboration for 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.
The teaching done by faculty helps the faculty grow. The faculty is encouraged to develop new courses based on their research. The faculty also have the freedom to modify existing courses to include content related to their research. The faculty benefit from the dedicated PhD students of IITK, who are key to the success of research at IITK.
For the students IITK 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.