Centre for Continuing Education, Room No. 206, Outreach Building, IIT Kanpur

About SURGE Program

Students-Undergraduate Research Graduate Excellence (SURGE) program is an internship Program of IIT Kanpur, which runs under the aegis of Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), IIT Kanpur.

SURGE program was launched and inaugurated on 8 May 2006 by Professor Sanjay G. Dhande, the then Director, IIT Kanpur. Since inception, the SURGE program has grown, providing more and more research opportunities to young scholars than the year before.

The duration of the SURGE program is approximately 8 weeks which is tentatively scheduled to be held from 14th May, 2024 till 14th July, 2024.

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Our Components

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 2024.

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Non-IITK Indian Students

Under this program category, a small number of selected undergraduate students from top engineering colleges from all over India are given an opportunity to explore research and to experience the academic atmosphere of IIT Kanpur.

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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.

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Upcoming Events


Tentative Schedule of SURGE-2024 Internship Program – 10th May 2024 to 12th July 2024.


Advertisement for SURGE-2024 Internship will released on February 02, 2024.


Opening of Online Registration Portal - February 06, 2024 till February 20, 2024.

Fee Payment

Fee (Non-refundable) for Online Registration form for SURGE-2024 (NON IITK only) is Rs 750/-

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Dr. Priyanka Bagade
Dept. of CSE
IIT Kanpur

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Dr. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay
Dept. of BSBE
IIT Kanpur
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Dr. B V Rathish Kumar
Dept. of MTH
IIT Kanpur

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Dr. C. S. Upadhyay
Dept. of AE
IIT Kanpur

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