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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) was the first department in India to start Computer Science education. It started in August 1963 with an IBM 1620 system - a novelty then, even in many North American and European universities. The department runs BTech, MTech, MS and PhD programs and is engaged in cutting edge research with sponsored projects and consultancies. Many of the nation's leading experts, educationists and consultants in computer science today are the alumni of this department.

Latest News

  • Prof. Piyush Rai has been selected by the graduating 2022 PG and UG students of CSE to receive the distinguished teacher award. Congratulations!
  • The paper "Algebraic algorithms for variants of subset sum" by Pranjal Dutta and Mahesh Rajasree has won the best student paper presentation award at CALDAM 2022. Pranjal Dutta is advised by Prof. Nitin Saxena and Mahesh Rajasree is advised by Prof. Manindra Agrawal.
  • Professors Ashutosh Modi and Swarnendu Biswas have been selected to receive the competitive Google India Research Award 2021. The award comes with an unrestricted research grant of US$20,000.
  • Giving to Your Alma Mater -- CSE@IITK has initiated a major fund raising drive. Please help your alma mater to reach the next level of excellence!

Events / Seminar Corner

  • 55th Convocation 2022 department Brochure

Recent Publications


  • The CSE department offers condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Prof. Kesav Nori, a former faculty member of the department, who left for his heavenly abode on 29th May 2021. Please visit the following [ link ] for the reminiscences shared by his friends and colleagues.
  • The CSE department mourns the demise of Prof. Pramod Subramanyan and offers condolences to bereaved family members, friends and colleagues of Prof. Pramod Subramanyan. Please visit the following [ link ] for some fond messages from his friends and colleagues.