How to Apply for eMasters Program of IIT Kanpur

Are you a working professional looking for the advanced degree in Communication and Finance? Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) has announced eMaster program for working professionals. Eligible candidates who are currently working and want to enhance their knowledge and skills in advanced technology can apply for these courses. Read this article to learn about the courses, duration, program fee, application and selection procedure etc.

About IITK

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) is a world-class educational institute, ranked 5th among Indian Universities and 3rd best engineering college in 2021. Institute also ranked 4th among engineering colleges by NIRF 2021. The institute offers education, and research in all the streams including science, engineering, management and humanities.

About the Programme

Recently, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) launched the eMasters Program for working professionals. The eMasters programme is a postgraduate-level flexible and executive-friendly programme that is delivered through the digital learning platform that works seamlessly on any internet-connected device and provides a single-sign-on experience. eMasters programmes are specially designed for working professionals to get them equipped with the latest and most advanced technology and to build deep domain knowledge that will be helpful in their career growth. It will be useful to increase their qualifications, knowledge and skills in the specific areas. Students will be taught by the top-class faculty and researchers of IITK. The learning facility will be available 24*7 via asynchronous digital content. Apart from these, recorded videos, study materials and practice quizzes will be provided to them. There will be a facility for hybrid sessions that will be conducted on weekends only, considering the schedule of working professionals. The programme is being conducted by the IITK, so the students will get the eMasters degree from IIT Kanpur.

The eMasters Program's Key Features

  • A flexible and executive-friendly learning system will provide the students with the option to complete the programme from 1 to 3 years.
  • The programme offers credit transfer benefits. The programme has a total of 60 credits, so it provides a waiver of up to 60 credits for higher education (M.Tech./Ph.D.) at IIT Kanpur.
  • Self-paced learning and weekend-only live interactive sessions suitable for professionals
    World-class IITK faculty and researchers will deliver the lectures. Students will get the opportunity to meet them during a campus visit.
  • Professions will also have the opportunity to become IIT Kanpur Alumni and enjoy all of the alumni benefits, such as the IIT Kanpur placement cell, incubation cell, and alumni network.
  • GATE scores are not required for admission to the eMasters program; instead, admission will be based on academic and professional credentials.

Program Details

Program Duration: The minimum duration of the programme is one year (four-quarters), and the maximum duration is three years or 12 quarters.

Program Structure: Each programme module will include a teaching period of eight weeks, which will be followed by an examination period of two weeks. There will be a total of 12 modules, and each module will have 5 credits per module. Hence, the programme has a total of 60 credits. Participants can opt for 0, 5, 10, or 15 credits in a quarter. Each quarter will include an 8-week learning period, a 2 week exam period, and a 2-week break.

Details of courses

  1. Communication Systems
  2. Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

eMasters in Communication Systems

The candidates will acquire knowledge of modern digital communication systems. In this comprehensive course, professionals will get training on the advancements in the field of modern digital communication systems based on 5G, 6G, and edge computing, including design, operation, and installation. They will be taught about the equipment and devices that aid in delivering expertise in voice, data, and multimedia information. The course will be run by the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

eMasters in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

The course will provide insights into the use of quantitative finance in risk management practices. It will provide them with hands-on skills in quantitative finance and risk management. People working in the fields of trading and finance will benefit from this course. The course will be run by the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Economic Sciences (ECO), and Computer Sciences and Engineering (CSE), IIT Kanpur.

Programme Fee

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Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must hold a 4-year Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree in the relevant discipline from a recognised institute and must secure a minimum of 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI. A Gate Score is not required.

Candidates with a 3-year bachelor's degree can apply only if they have completed their master's degree.

Apart from the academic qualification, they must be employed currently and must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience.

Admission Process

The whole admission process will be completed in three steps: application submission, selection, and admission. For application submission, the candidates will have to register themselves on the official website of IITK using their mobile number. After clicking on the "Apply Now" button the site will be redirected to a new window, where they need to fill Name, Email and mobile number. After this, they will receive an OTP on their mobile number. Thereafter the applicant will require to fill all the details in the application form and submit the application fee (Rs.1,500/-). Mentioned documents in the application form are required to be uploaded.

The selection process will start after the completion of the application process. Shortlisting of candidates will be based on the minimum criteria covering their overall academic performance and professional experience. All the applications received till the last date will be reviewed and only eligible candidates will be called for a test and /or interview depending upon the number of eligible applications and the number of seats available. The selection process will be conducted online.

The applicants who will be declared successful in the test and /or interview conducted under the eMasters programme by the IITK departmental committee will get admission to the available courses.

Application Submission Deadline: The closing date for the submission of online applications is May 20, 2022.

Contact Details

Address: Indian Institute of Technology
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