About Us

SURGE Program runs under the aegis of Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), IIT Kanpur.

Our Mission is to develop the agenda of undergraduate research and promotes a culture of research and interdisciplinary education in the new generation. Under the Students-Undergraduate Research 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 SURGE Program is approximately 8 weeks, which is tentatively scheduled to be held in offline mode from 11th May, 2023 till 13th July, 2023.

An award plus a commendation certificate is given to those SURGE participants who produce exceptional quality research during the period. After four weeks, the SURGE participants are required to give a mid-term presentation to a review committee consisting of a group of academic staff members of IIT Kanpur. The review committee gives feedback and suggests possible improvements in the project work of the participants.

At the end of the program all the SURGE participants presents a poster of the project work carried out by them at IITK. The poster presentation is open to the public at large which is evaluated by faculty members of IIT Kanpur.

Registration Fee (applicable to NON-IITK participants): NON-IITK participants are required to pay registration fee of Rs. 500/- (Non-refundable) through State Bank Collect Payment Gateway, the details of which will be available from January 19, 2023 (tentatively).

Administrative Charges: The short listed SURGE-2023 participants are required to pay the SURGE administrative charges of Rs. 2500/- for IITK participants and Rs. 3500/- for NON-IITK participants. The SURGE administrative charges are not refundable.


Funding for SURGE Candidates;


1. Funding from SURGE (Institute Funded Category): Participants selected under this category may receive a stipend of Rs 12,500/- (administrative charges reimbursed) during the program duration. Candidates with CPI>=8.5 (at the time of registration) will be eligible for consideration of Institute Funding.
2. Funding from IITK Project (Project Funded Category): Participants selected under this category may receive funding directly from the faculty members (mentors) of IIT Kanpur.
3. Self Funded: Participants selected under this category will have an opportunity to work on projects of faculty members of IIT Kanpur, however, they will not be entittled for any funding.

4. Industry-IITK tie-up, if any: Participants selected under this category will have an opportunity to work as individuals or in teams, on real-world projects proposed by the industry with mentors from both IIT Kanpur and the industry. The stipend will be paid by the industry. In SURGE-2023, only IIT Kanpur students can participate under this category.


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