ABOUT SURGE 2017 PROGRAM


Under the Students-Undergraduate Research and Graduate Excellence (SURGE) program, students from IITK and other participating institutions undertake short duration, but focused research projects and push their intellectual abilities beyond those driven by the classroom.

The duration of the program is approximately 08 weeks and the beginning date of SURGE program is 15th May, 2017 and last date 11th July, 2017.

Students working under "Funding from SURGE" only at IITK receive a stipend. An award plus a commendation certificate is given to those SURGE students who produce exceptional quality research during the period.

Number of selected student is now increased upto 300 (60 students from "Funding from SURGE" and 240 students from "Funding from Institute Project + Self Funding + Industry-IITK tie up") in SURGE extended program.

The applicants (Non-IITK Indian Student) shall be required to pay the application fee of Rs. 100/- through Payment Gateway. The details will be available after February 3rd 2017.

The short listed SURGE participants coming under Self funding, IITK project funding and IITK-industry tie-up categories for SURGE 2017 are required to pay the SURGE administrative charges of Rs. 3000/- for Non-IITK Indian student and Rs. 2000/- for IITK student. Detailed announcement regarding SURGE administrative charges will be made later. The SURGE administrative charges are not refundable.

The SURGE program will have the following different components:

  • SURGE for Other Countries:

    The SURGE program has been opened to UG students from NEPAL and BHUTAN initially. A maximum of 04 students from NEPAL + BHUTAN may be allowed to participate in the SURGE program for the upcoming summer of 2017.Travel expenses to the students of these countries may be reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs 12,000/- or actual whichever is less. This reimbursement would be in addition to usual internship stipend provided to their Indian counterparts.
    SURGE Program will also be made open to students from other selected countries on limited sponsorship. The details will be available after February 3rd 2017.

    The eligibility criteria for students from other countries to apply for summer project at IIT Kanpur are mentioned below:

    a). B.Tech/BE/B-Arch/BS (3rd year completed),
    b). Five year degree program (3rd year completed, 4th year completed)
    c). B.Sc/B.A. (2nd year completed)

    Interested students need to complete the online application form. The online application form will be available on our website from February 2nd, 2017.

    The students should have the following items ready before filling the online application form.

    1. Recent Passport size photograph in jpg format not more than 1MB.

    2. A single file in PDF format not more than 3 MB containing

    • Research Proposal not more than 500 words.

    • Current Transcript.

    Apply Online


  • SURGE for Non IITK Indian Students:

    Under this program, Non-IITK students will be eligible to apply for summer project at IIT Kanpur. This year SURGE is open for all colleges.

    The eligibility criteria for Non-IITK students are mentioned below:

    • B.Tech/BE/B-Arch/BS (3rd year completed),
    • Five year degree program (3rd year completed, 4th year completed)
    • B.S/ B.A. (2nd year completed)

Interested students need to complete the online application form. The online application form will be available on our website from February 2nd, 2017. The deadline for submission of online application is 1st March, 2017 till midnight. 
The last date for the submission of online application form is extended to 6th March, 2017 till 12 noon. The payment gateway link will be open till 9th March 2017, 12 noon. 

The students should have the following items ready before filling the online application form.

1. Recent Passport size photograph in jpg format not more than 1MB.

2. A single file in PDF format not more than 3 MB containing

  • Research Proposal not more than 500 words.

  • Current Transcript.

Apply Online

  • SURGE for IITK at IIT Kanpur:

    In this program, IITK students are given an opportunity to work with a chosen mentor at IITK. In order to complete the application, it is necessary for the student to identify a professor who agrees to be his/her mentor during the summer period, and a suitable project to pursue for the 08 weeks in summer.

    Eligibility criteria for IITK students are:

    • B.Tech/BS (2nd, 3rd year),
    • Dual Degree (2nd, 3rd, 4th year),
    • M.Sc. 2-Year (1st year

    Interested students need to complete the online application form. The online application form will be available on our website from February 2nd, 2017. The deadline for submission of online application is 1st March, 2017 till midnight. 
    The last date for the submission of online application form is extended to 6th March, 2017 till 12 noon. The deadline for submission and receipt of recommendation letters and mentor certificate is 8 th March 2017, 12 noon.

    The students should have the following items ready before filling the online application form.

    1. Recent Passport size photograph in jpg format not more than 1MB.

    2. A single file in PDF format not more than 5 MB containing

    • Research Proposal not more than 500 words.

    • Current Transcript.

    • Two signed recommendation letters from Professors as per the format given in the attached link. Recommendation Letter

    • One signed letter of Mentor Certification from Professor as per the format given in the attached link. Certificate from Mentor

    Apply Online

  • SURGE Exchange program for IITK students to go outside:

    In this program, IITK students are given a unique opportunity to spend 08 weeks of the summer at the prestigious university. The University for SURGE 2017 is University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering.

    Interested students need to complete the online application form. The online application form will be available on our website from 20th January 2017. The deadline for submission of online application form has been extended to February 6th, 2017 till midnight.

    The students should have the following items ready before filling the online application form.

    1. Recent Passport size photograph in jpg format not more than 1MB.

    2. A single file in PDF format not more than 4 MB containing

    • Research Proposal not more than 500 words.

    • Current Transcript.

    • Two signed recommendation letters from Professors as per the format given in the attached link. Recommendation Letter

  • Apply Online
    (Only for IITK Students going outside)

     

IITK and NON-IITK Indian students coming to IITK through

  • Funding from SURGE: Students working under "Funding from SURGE" receive a stipend from IIT Kanpur.
  • Funding from IITK Project: This will provide an opportunity to the students, to work on IIT Kanpur projects. The student stipend is to be paid by the Project Investigator.
  • Self Funding
  • Industry-IITK tie up: This will provide an opportunity to the students, as individuals or in teams, to work on real-world projects proposed by the industry with mentors from both IIT Kanpur and the industry. The student stipend is to be paid by the industry. In SURGE 2017, only IIT Kanpur students can participate under Industry-IITK tie up.

NOTE: The Students who meet the above criteria at the time of joining may apply.
Interested students need to complete the online application form.





Contact Us

For information about SURGE programme,
Please contact:

Dr. Sudhir Kamle 
Faculty Member In-charge
SURGE 2017, IIT Kanpur 
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 
Kanpur-208016 
Email: surge@iitk.ac.in

OR 

Mr. Abhishek Singh
Room no.FB - 258,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur-208016
Phone: +91-512-259 6491 (Off.)
Email: surge@iitk.ac.in

OR
Ms. Shobhi Srivastava
SURGE Coordinator 
Room no. 103, Old SAC,
Office of International Relations,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur-208016
Phone: +91-512-259 6133 (Off.)
Email: surge@iitk.ac.in