IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur is one of the five original campuses of the Indian Institutes of Technology. I visited the Computer Science and Engineering department to give a talk.

I visited IIT Kanpur’s Computer Science and Engineering department, as part of my goal to visit the major universities of India.  I arrived [location] on Monday, spent the night in the Guest house, and spent Tuesday meeting with faculty and students before delivering a talk about my research.  The campus is beautiful, and the CS department’s building (about 10 years old) is fantastic.  I was impressed by the people I met, and am grateful to them for hosting my visit.

India. Kanpur. IIT Kanpur.

I had some time to walk about campus, and took some photos.  All of the faculty and students live on campus, with their families, and when I was out early in the morning I saw many, many children on their way to school.  Everyone bikes there, since the campus is large and the academic core is generally off-limits to cars.  The grounds are well-tended, and I saw many wild peafowl (peacocks), the national bird of India. 

Beautiful place. See the photo gallery.

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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