Academics

Engineering Sciences: The Real Picture

Engineering Sciences: The Real Picture

Of the many programs offered at the undergraduate level at IIT Kanpur, the newest one, chronologically, but not so much ideologically, is B Tech in Engineering Sciences. The program has […]

by · August 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Norman Dahl

A tribute to Norman Dahl

Dr Norman Dahl, a Mechanical Engineering Professor at MIT co-authored what is regarded as the Bible of Mechanics of Solids along with Dr Crandall. He also played a stellar role […]

by · August 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Only two in top 100

Only two in top 100

So one more year of disappointment. Out of top 100 JEE rankers, only two have joined IIT Kanpur. For someone belonging to the era where more than 50 joined IIT […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Branch Change: Finally we are back to being very liberal

Branch Change: Finally we are back to being very liberal

Recently, the Senate approved the branch changes for the 2013 batch students. In a batch of 820, the number of students who have received a branch change after the first […]

by · July 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Semester that was:  GRC’s session with professors

The Semester that was: GRC’s session with professors

The Counselling Service joined hands with the Student’s Gymkhana to organize a ‘Session with Professors’ in all the Undergraduate halls intended for the Y13 batch . The session, a part […]

by · March 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Should we terminate the programs of academically deficient students

Every semester, we go through a very painful exercise, spending more than one thousand person hours of faculty time. We look at the performance of the students in that semester, […]

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Grading Schemes for Evaluating Students

It is well recognized by educationists all over the world that having evaluation in terms of discrete grades is better than giving continuous marks out of 100 (or whatever be […]

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Should New Programs at IIT Kanpur be Available to Existing Students

In the last few months, IIT Kanpur has made its academic programs more flexible. For example, it has discontinued admission to five year BTech MTech dual-degree programs. Now, the students […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·