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 14th May, 2018 and last date 11th July, 2018.

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 January 10th 2018.


The short listed SURGE participants coming under Self funding, IITK project funding and IITK-industry tie-up categories for SURGE 2018 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.


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 2018, only IIT Kanpur students can participate under Industry-IITK tie up.

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