The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kanpur) has approved the establishment of two new departments in the fields of design, space science and astronomy, taking the total to 20 academic departments.
The Institute’s Design Program, which has been in existence since 2002, will be transformed into the Department of Design. The institute also plans to launch a Bachelor of Design program in early 2023.
The Department of Design will be headed by Professor Nachiketa Tiwari, the current Head of the Design Programme. It will have a design cell to meet the needs of the industry in the areas of new product concept and development, product design, engineering design, branding, user experience and packaging.
The Department of Space Science and Astronomy will be devoted to the broad field of space, planetary, astronomy and engineering.
The institute claims that it is one of the first departments of its kind in India to bring together engineers, astronomers, astrophysicists and planetary scientists to meet the growing need for education, training and research in some important areas of research. Is. , such as equipment for space missions and astronomical observatories, spacecraft design, and space mission planning, among others.
Both undergraduate and graduate degree programs (Masters and PhD) will be offered by the newly established department.
Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur, said, “These two new departments in the fields of design, space science and astronomy will facilitate new research and innovation in these important areas and broaden the ever-expanding horizon of research and learning at the institute. “
About IIT Kanpur:
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation.
Education at IIT Kanpur empowers the students with a critical thinking led approach, scientific temperament and knowledge in science, engineering, management and humanities fields to solve problems that challenge humanity. The globally acclaimed education prepares the students for rewarding and exciting careers. The excellent education has enabled the alumni to succeed in diverse fields.