IIT Kanpur opens applications for eMasters for eight programmes; Apply by May 12

IITK's eMasters degree programmes do not require a GATE score for applying. Professional can also apply for the course at iitk.ac.in till May 21, 2023.

IIT Kanpur campus. (Picture: Official Website)IIT Kanpur campus. (Picture: Official Website)

Ishita Ranganath | April 17, 2023 | 03:25 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has opened applications for eMasters degree in eight programmes in economics and finance in business; data analysis; economics, finance, and public policy; quantitative finance and risk management; financial technology and management, data science and business analytics, communication systems, and sustainable construction practices and project Management. Interested candidates will be able to apply on iitk.ac.in till May 21, 2023.

The eMasters degree programmes do not require a GATE score for applying and can be pursued while being already employed. IITK's eMasters degree programmes are designed to address the talent gap in core areas of communication systems, fintech, business finance, public policy, data science, analytics, construction, cybersecurity and power regulations.

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The institute allows flexibility of completion between 1-3 years is an added bonus of these unique programmes. The programmes are 60-credit, 12-module industry-focused real-world curricula are taught by faculty and researchers from IIT Kanpur. IITK also offers credits transfer facility where a waiver of up to 60 credits can be transferred for higher education.

The participants will have access to the IIT Kanpur placement cell, incubation cell, and alumni network, making it a rich career advancement and networking experience. As a part of the programme, the students will get an immersive learning experience, participants get to visit the IIT Kanpur campus to meet the eminent faculty and network with experienced professionals. Professionals opting for these programmes will be gaining expertise to overcome challenges required in the industry.

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While speaking about the programme, IIT Kanpur director Abhay Karandikar, said: “The rapid growth of India's economy and the increasing demand for skilled professionals in various industries has created a talent gap that needs to be addressed. IIT Kanpur's eMasters degree programs have witnessed terrific participation from working professionals looking to upskill themselves. The first batches of the programs completed the academic requirements within a year itself. These relatively new programs in Economics and Finance, Data Science and Business Analytics, Communication Systems, and Sustainable Construction Practices are designed to make the workforce agile and future-ready.”

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