IIT Kanpur was one of the first institutes to offer degrees in computer science and engineering. If you want to explore the cutting edge of knowledge, doing a post graduate degree from IIT Kanpur is one of the best options. Here is why:
Flexible course structure
The department offers a wide variety of courses related to computer science and engineering and students are encouraged to take up open problems as their course projects, many students publish excellent research papers by solving these problems as their course projects. While the courses offered in systems engineering cover various design methodologies at conceptual level, the assignments include the programming aspects of these methodologies. Some of the highlights of the course structure are:
No compulsory courses. All courses are electives.
The course Special topics in Computer Science allow the students to do an independent study by taking guidance from a professor.
Students are allowed to audit as many courses as they wish.
A special introductory course on theoretical computer science is offered for first year students to greatly improve their theoretical capabilities.
The content of a course range from necessary basics to state-of-the-art in that area.
Students are given 15 days time to select their courses in a semester.
Good research environment
The department provides an excellent research platform and challenges the student’s potential to solve tough problems. In addition to institution facilities like the 2 GBPS Internet connection, CSE department provides additional facilities. Some of the highlights of our research environment are:
24×7 access to lab resources.
24×7 access to class rooms for group discussions.
Continuous upgrades of Hardware and Software technologies.
Each student is given a free 50-100 pages printout per month.
For second year masters students, a separate lab of capacity six students is allocated for each research group. In this lab, each student is given a high performance desktop machine with administrator rights.
More weightage is given to thesis work than course work.
Regularly organizes conferences, workshops, and seminars inviting the prominent researchers from all fields of computer science discussing the state-of-the-art research.
STAR (STudent Academic Research) board at the department entrance displays the student publication details and photograph of the student.
Institute provides partial financial support to students for presenting their work at International Conference and the financial support is usually supplemented by the supervisor of the student through project funding..
In addition to central library, department maintains its own library. All the text books for the course work and research work are available. Different magazines related to technology are also available.
Department is always ready to accept and rapidly implement any good suggestions from the student community.
Many students are pursuing PhDs in same department after their UG/PG programme, this shows that students are extremely satisfied with the facilities and quality of research in the department.
Students from multiple related research areas form a Special Interest Group and organize lectures and group discussion among themselves. SIGTACS (Special Interest Group in Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science), and SIGML (Special Interest Group in Machine Learning) are two most active groups.
Excellent job opportunity
Students are offered highly paid jobs in both Technology and Financial enterprises.
Many students drop the highly paid jobs and pursue PhD in top universities like Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, IITK etc.
Students are also placed in research labs like IBM Research Labs India, Microsoft Research India, Yahoo Research India, Intel Research Labs India etc. Students usually get 3 month internship offers in top research labs like Google labs Silicon valley, Microsoft Redmond etc.
Since the number of students in a batch is low, all of them will be placed mostly in the first 10 companies (sorted by their salaries).
Vibrant student life
There are 11 students’ hostels, each equipped with its own canteen, TV room, reading room, sports facilities like table tennis, carrom, badminton, basketball. There are various clubs at the institute level, e.g. music, dance, various sports. With a unique collection of cultural, sports, business and technical festivals, IITK offers a fulfilling and entertaining stay complementing the world of academics and making it the memorable years of your student life