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.
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.