IIT Kanpur launches four new e-Masters programmes for working professionals

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has started four new online postgraduate programmes for working professionals. Applications are open at emasters.iitk.ac.in.

IIT Kanpur launches four new e-Masters programmes for working professionals IIT Kanpur starts new e-Masters courses for working professionals
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 29, 2021 - 5:26 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur has launched four new e-Masters programmes for working professionals.

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The four eMasters include programmes in communication systems; cybersecurity; power sector regulation, economics and management; and derivatives market and risk management. Interested candidates can apply for the programmes at emasters.iitk.ac.in.

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While the eligibility criteria for the programmes is bachelor’s or master’s degree with 55% marks, working professionals with two years of experience can join the programmes. The duration of each programme is one to three years and students will be taught through a hybrid mode (online classes + upto 15 days campus visit).

“The 60 credit, 12 module industry-focused curriculum offers flexible completion timelines (one to three years), IIT Kanpur alumni status, access to IIT Kanpur’s placement cell, alumni network, and incubation cell,” IIT Kanpur said in a statement.

“The credits earned during the program can be transferred to an advanced degree (regular M.Tech. or Ph.D.) at IIT Kanpur by a participant selected to pursue the advanced degree and subject to Senate approval,” IIT Kanpur statement added.

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Corporates can also sponsor the new programmes for their employees, as per the IIT Kanpur statement.

Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur, said: “IIT Kanpur is a pioneer in offering high-quality education, conducting impactful research and providing leadership in technological innovations. With the launch of eMasters, we have taken another step forward by providing degree credential programs that give working professionals access to our complete ecosystem of resources and knowledge. We are starting with four programs this year, and will add more soon.”

IIT Kanpur, which ranks among the top 5 NIRF institutes of India, welcomed the move by deciding to offer eMasters degree programs in specialized industry-focused topics, the IIT Kanpur said.

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The fees for each programme begins from eight lakhs and the first cohort will commence in January 2022.

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