About Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Prepared by: Mrs. Avanti Joshi Office of Research & Development 10th January 2013 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) IITs are a group of fifteen autonomous engineering and technology oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India. IITs were created to train scientists and engineers, with the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and social development of India after independence in 1947. History History of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when Sir Jogendra Singh of the Viceroy’s Executive Council set up a committee whose task was to consider the creation of Higher Technical Institutions for post-war industrial development in India. History (Cont.) The Sarkar committee recommended establishment of IITs in various parts of India, affiliated to secondary institutions with the aim of producing not just undergraduates, but researchers and academicians. These institutes were expected to maintain high educational standards. Original IITs 1. As a step towards this direction, the first IIT was established in 1951, in Kharagpur (near Kolkata) in the state of West Bengal. 2. IIT Bombay was founded in 1958 at Powai, Mumbai with assistance from UNESCO and the Soviet Union, which provided technical expertise. 3. IIT Madras is located in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1959 with technical assistance from the Government of West Germany. 4. IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. During its first 10 years, IIT Kanpur benefited from the Kanpur–IndoAmerican Programme (KIAP), where a consortium of nine US universities. Under the program, faculty members from these Institutions assisted the Institute in the setting up of the academic programs and development of laboratories. 5. Established as the College of Engineering in 1961, located in Hauz Khas was renamed as IIT Delhi. 6. IIT Guwahati was established in 1994 near the city of Guwahati (Assam) on the northen banks of the Brahmaputra River. 7. IIT Roorkee, originally known as the University of Roorkee, was established in 1847 as the first engineering college of the British Empire. Located in Uttarakhand, the college was renamed The Thomson College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It became first technical university of India in 1949 and was renamed University of Roorkee which was included in the IIT system in 2001. New IITs Steps are being taken to setup eight more IITs in the following States: Bihar (Patna) Rajasthan (Jodhpur) Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) Himachal Pradesh (Mandi) Orissa (Bhubaneshwar) Madhya Pradesh (Indore) Gujarat (Gandhinagar) Punjab (Ropar) Organizational Structure Click for details Admission Admission to undergraduate B.Tech., M.Sc., and dual degree (BT-MT) programs are through IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Admission (cont.) Admission to most of the postgraduate courses in IITs is granted through various written entrance examinations: GATE (for M.Tech.), JAM (for M.Sc.) and CEED (for M.Des.). Admission (cont.) The admission for the Ph.D. program is based primarily on a personal interview, though candidates may also have to appear for written tests. Features • IITs receive large grants compared to other engineering colleges in India. The amount varies between Rs. 900–1,300 million per year for each IIT. Other sources of funds include student fees and research funding from governmental agencies and the private industry. Features (cont.) The availability of resources has translated into superior infrastructure and qualified faculty in the IITs and consequently higher competition among students to gain admissions into the IITs. Features (cont.) The various IITs function autonomously, and their special status as Institutes of National Importance facilitates the smooth running of IITs, virtually free from both regional as well as student politics. Features (cont.) IITs can create their own curricula and adapt rapidly to the changes in educational requirements, free from bureaucratic hurdles. Features (cont.) The government has no direct control over internal policy decisions of IITs (such as faculty recruitment) but has representation on the IIT Council. Features (cont.) The academic policies, teaching, training and research activities of each IIT are reviewed by its Senate to maintain the highest standards. The senate comprises all professors of the Institute and student representatives. Features (cont.) We follow the credit system of performance evaluation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. Relative grading is preferred by considering the overall performance of the class. Features (cont.) All over, IIT degrees are respected, largely due to the prestige created by very successful alumni. Achievements by the community 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Padma Vibhushan Padmashree S. S. Bhatnagar (more than ten in number) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Fellowship of Indian Academy of Engineering Fellowship of Indian Academy of Science Fellowship of National Academy of Science Humboldt and JSPS Fellowships Achievements by the alumni 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Founder of Infosys Director, IISc Bangalore Chief Scientific Advisor, Prime Minister of India Chevalier De La Legion D'Honneur of France Top positions in different industries through out the world Success story Other factors contributing to the success of IITs are stringent faculty recruitment procedures and industry collaboration. This combination of success factors has led to the concept of the IIT Brand. Success story (cont.) IIT brand was reaffirmed when the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution honouring Indian Americans and especially graduates of IIT for their contributions to the American society. Similarly, China also recognised the value of IITs and has planned to replicate the model. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established in 1959 by the Government of India. IITK (Cont.) The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country. The first Director of the Institute was Dr. P. K. Kelkar (after whom the Central Library was named in 2002). IITK (Cont.) Under the guidance of eminent economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first Institute in India to start Computer Science education. The Institute now has its own residential campus spread over 420 hectors of land. Statistics Undergraduate Postgraduate Ph.D. Faculty Research Staff Supporting Staff Alumni 3679 2039 1064 351 30 900 26900 Board of Governors Professor M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman 2. Professor Indranil Manna, Director 3. Shri Harsh Manglik, IIT Council Nominee 1. Shri Irshad Mirza, IIT Council Nominee 5. Dr. Arup Kumar Raychaudhuri, IIT Council Nominee 6. Prof. E D Jemmis, IIT Council Nominee 7. Professor Ram Singh Nirjar, UP Government Nominee 8. Professor Neeraj Misra , Senate Nominee 9. Professor S N Singh, Senate Nominee 10. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sachan , Secretary to BOG, IITK 4. Offices of Deans Dean of Student Affairs: is responsible for all facets of student life at the Institute. Dean of Academic Affairs: handles the entire work related to Academic Section. Dean of Faculty Affairs: is responsible for recruitment and promotion of the IITK faculty and scientific/research staff. Offices of Deans Dean of Resource Planning & Generation: is responsible for Alumni Affairs, International Relations and Resource Mobilization. Dean of Research & Development: is responsible for providing specialized administrative and managerial support for the operation of all research & development activities of the Institute. Departments Sciences: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & Statistics Engineering: Aerospace, Bio-Sciences and Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Industrial & Management Engineering, Mechanical, Material Science & Engineering Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary: Environmental Engineering & Management, Laser Technology, Master of Design, Materials Science Programme, Nuclear Engineering & Technology Research Centers Center for Environmental Science & Engineering Prabhu Goel Research Center for Computer and Internet Security National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering Advanced Center for Materials Science (ACMS) DST Unit on Nanosciences BSNL-IITK Telecom Center of Excellence Center for Mechatronics Center for Laser Technology (CELT) SAMTEL Center for Display Technology Advanced Center for Electronic Systems (ACES) Syndicate Bank Entrepreneurship Research and Training Center Innovation and Incubation The Institute established SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Center (SIIC) to foster innovation, research, and entrepreneurial activities in technology-based areas. SIIC provides a platform for start-ups by prospective entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to convert their innovative ideas into commercially viable products. SIIC also provides services related to patenting and commercialization activities. For more details visit http://www.iitk.ac.in/siic/index.html During the year 2011-12, 13 national patents (2 design patents) were filed and 3 technologies were licensed for commercialization. Over the years, 140 Indian, 18 international and 5 design patents have been filed. Further, 21 technologies have been licensed, and 16 patents were granted. Office of Research & Development The focus is on: Basic research from micro to macro levels involving processes and products. Providing leadership in energy technologies, communication systems, materials, and environmental engineering. Enhancing collaborative research with academic institutes and industry. Office of Research & Development It facilitates interaction with external agencies, both national and international. It provides a creative atmosphere in research and development activities of the Institute. Office of Research & Development The Institute funds initiation grants to new faculty members. Workshops on cutting edge topics are held in the Institute. Several Memoranda of Understanding with Indian as well as international academic/research institutions and industries are signed to strengthen its collaborative research efforts. Initiatives by the Office Organize series of annual symposium (REACH) to showcase the ongoing research on campus and promote interdisciplinary research and interaction amongst faculty members, students and research staff of the Institute. Under CARE scheme, research grant is provided for purchase of major research equipment in areas of research where a longfelt need exists or for new thrust areas of research. Initiatives (Cont.) Organize institute lectures on topics of general interest delivered be distinguished personnel with outstanding achievements. The mission involves partnership with external agencies in development and marketing of technologies and products through technology transfer. Research output Doctoral and master’s students Publications (journals, monographs, conferences) Patents (products) Unique facilities National Wind Tunnel Facility 6-rack Real Time Digital Simulation (RTDS) Upcoming Pseudo-Dynamic (PsD) Engine Research Lab Focused Ion Beam (FIB) System Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Facility FIB Single Cylinder Optical Research Engine Facility Funding Agencies National DST (Department of Science and Technology) DBT DRDO (defence) AR&DB (aerospace) MCIT MNES (energy) MEF MIT (information technology) BRNS (nuclear) DOE (electronics) CSIR ISRO (space; space technology cell) Some of our current Industrial Partners Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Unilever Industries Private Ltd. Boeing, USA Thermax Ltd. Tata Steel Nederland Technology BV Samsung India Software Operations Pvt. Ltd. Procter & Gamble Company, USA GE India Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd. Honda R&D Co. Ltd., Japan Intel Technology Ltd. Chevron USA Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation, Canada Student Research Abhyast (with Boeing): Undergraduates students designed an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that could successfully perform simple path planning and obstacle avoidance. Jugnu: India’s first nanosatellite developed by students under guidance of faculty members at the Institute and scientists from ISRO NERD (www.iitk.ac.in/nerd): A campus magazine meant for providing students a platform to share the excitement of science and technology. Promotion of Work Experience and Research: Student body aiming at promoting student ideas and a culture of student led technical projects by providing work-experience opportunities. A viewpoint We would like to support inter-disciplinary inter-departmental inter-institutional research projects. Academic and other collaborations Politecnico Di Torino, Italia University of Waterloo, Canada UT At San Antonio, Texas, USA California Institute of Technology, USA National University of Singapore, Singapore Rice University, USA Ecole Polytechnique, France University of Melbourne, Australia University of Kansas, USA Waseda University, Japan University of Tokyo, Japan Nanyang Technological Technology, Singapore International Relations •A successful program of student exchange and academic cooperation with a group of German universities jointly with other IITs under the sponsorship of DAAD. Mission Statement IITK would like to reckoned as an international technological university by pursuing the following two-track approach: Continue to hold top ranking for undergraduate and postgraduate education. Reach a status of a tier 1 research university on the world stage. Contact Dr . R. K. Sachan Senior Deputy Registrar Office of Research & Development (http://www.iitk.ac.in/dord/) IIT Kanpur Tel. :+91-512-2597385 (Office) Fax: +91-512-2590260 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com Thank you.