Due to COVID-19 SURGE Internship Program 2021 has been converted into Online Mode.


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 SURGE participants are required to give a mid-term presentation after four weeks, to a review committee consisting of a group of academic staff members. The review committee gives feedback and suggests possible improvements in the work. At the end of the program all the SURGE students make a poster presentation of the work carried out at IITK. The poster presentation is open to the public. It is also evaluated by faculty members. The duration of the program is approximately 10 weeks and the beginning date of SURGE program is 14th June, 2021 and last date is 22nd August, 2021.

An award plus a commendation certificate is given to those SURGE students who produce exceptional quality research during the period.

The applicants (Non-IITK Indian Student) shall be required to pay the application fee (Non-refundable) of Rs. 500/- through Payment Gateway. The details will be available after January 29th 2021 (tentatively).


The short listed SURGE 2021 participants are required to pay the SURGE administrative charges of Rs. 900/-.

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 (Institute Funded): Students working under "Funding from SURGE" only at IITK receive a stipend of Rs 12,500/- for 08 weeks duration.

Funding from IITK Project (Project Funded): This will provide an opportunity to the students, to work on projects which will be funded by faculty members of IIT Kanpur.

Self Funded: This will provide an opportunity to the students, to work on projects of faculty members of IIT Kanpur but would not be receiving any funding at all.

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 2021, only IIT Kanpur students can participate under Industry-IITK tie up.

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