IIT-Kanpur Launches Three New Online Degree Programs (eMasters)

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7 mins readUpdated on Dec 28, 2023 10:22 IST

IIT Kanpur introduces online master's programs for professionals to enhance their qualifications and competencies with a deep-domain specialization from IITK in state-of-the-art areas. GATE Score is not required for selection into these programs. What's more? You get a waiver of up to 60 credits for higher education (MTech/PhD) at IIT Kanpur and become an IIT Kanpur alumni with access to all the alumni privileges! If these benefits intrigue you, then read our blog for more information. 

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IIT Kanpur has come up with online Master’s Degree Programs to help professionals study at their own pace and earn a highly-reputed Masters’ Degree, with a cutting-edge curriculum and world-class faculty support. Let us explore.

  1. Key Highlights of e-Masters from IT-Kanpur
  2. Details of Online Degree Programs by IIT Kanpur
  3. Fee Structure
  4. Learning Format of IIT Kanpur Online Courses

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Key Highlights of e-Masters from IT-Kanpur

  • Selection – Based on academic and professional background and test, interview where necessary. No GATE score is required.
  • Executive Friendly Schedule – Learn while you earn, with the flexibility to complete the program between 1 to 3 years.
  • IIT Kanpur Alumni Status – Become an IIT Kanpur alumni with access to all the alumni privileges.
  • Weekend-Only Format – Weekend-only Live interactive sessions coupled with self-paced learning.
  • Career Advancement and Networking – Support for placement and facilitation of incubation at IIT Kanpur’s Incubation Centre.
  • Credits Transfer – Waiver of up to 60 credits for higher education (MTech/PhD) at IIT Kanpur.

Last Date to Apply – 24th Sep 2023

Class Start – January 2024

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Details of Online Degree Programs by IIT Kanpur

  1. e-Masters in Climate Finance and Sustainability
  2. e-Masters in Renewable Energy and e-Mobility
  3. e-Masters in Business Leadership in the Digital Age

1. e-Masters in Climate Finance and Sustainability

Description – The e-Masters in Climate Finance and Sustainability course is designed for individuals passionate about addressing climate change while bridging the gap between finance and environmental responsibility. Elevate your career, champion environmental responsibility, and be at the forefront of shaping a sustainable future through this esteemed program.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s Degree (3 or 4 years program) or a Masters Degree in the relevant discipline with at least 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience (You need not be currently employed to be eligible).
  • Candidates with relevant experience will be preferred.

Who can Take up this Course?

  • Financial analysts, investment managers, and banking, insurance, or asset management professionals who want to specialize in sustainable finance and integrate environmental considerations into financial decision-making. 
  • Policymakers and government officials involved in environmental regulations and climate initiatives who desire to grasp the financial aspects of sustainability and design effective policies. 
  • Professionals in sustainability/environmental management roles who wish to deepen their understanding of finance principles to drive sustainable initiatives.

Course Module – eMasters in Climate Finance and Sustainability

The eMasters in Climate Finance and Sustainability encompasses 12 Core Modules, focusing on how climate change can affect corporate financing decisions and value- –

  • Business Environment & Strategy
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Data Analysis in R and Python
  • Introduction to Alternative Finance
  • Climate Change Finance and Investment
  • Carbon Pricing, Trading, and Markets
  • Introduction to Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainable Reporting and Disclosure Practices
  • Machine Learning for Climate and Carbon Finance
  • Green Bonds – Pricing and Valuations
  • Financial Modelling to Clean Energy Products
  • Project

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2. e-Masters in Renewable Energy and e-Mobility

The eMasters in Renewable Energy and e-Mobility program is designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of sustainable energy systems and electric mobility technologies. The program balances theoretical insights and practical application, ensuring graduates know about renewable energy principles and can implement effective solutions in real-world scenarios.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent in Chemical, Electrical, Energy, Materials, Mechanical, Aerospace, and allied streams with at least 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience. 
  • A background in Mathematics is essential for this program. 
  • Individuals applying should have Mathematics as one of their compulsory papers during their UG studies.

Who can Take up this Course?

  • Professionals working in renewable energy manufacturing industries and those working on energy generation projects 
  • Consultants specializing in renewable energy solutions 
  • Professionals passionate about designing and deploying e-mobility solutions 
  • Automotive professionals interested in leading e-mobility projects in their organization

Course Module – e-Masters in Renewable Energy and e-Mobility

  • Energy Sustainability: An Overview
  • Energy Storage Materials and Devices
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind and Hydro Energy
  • Hydrogen Energy: Generation, Storage, and Utilization
  • Manufacturing Technologies for Solar Photovoltaics
  • Manufacturing of Batteries and Hydrogen Systems
  • Characterization of Materials
  • Energy Systems: Modelling and Analysis
  • Smart Grid
  • Electric Vehicle Technologies
  • Autonomous Driving & Industrial Automation

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3. e-Masters in Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Course Description – The eMasters in Business Leadership program is designed to equip individuals with the skills and insights necessary to excel in today’s transforming corporate landscape. The course curriculum covers business insights, interactive sessions, and case studies to help individuals be well-versed in theories and adept at their practical implementation.

Course Modulese-Masters in Business Leadership in the Digital Age

The eMasters on Business Leadership in the Digital Age encompasses a comprehensive curriculum thoughtfully divided into three crucial components: 3 Core Modules, 10 Technology-oriented Modules, and a Capstone Project. 

Core Modules

  • Pricing, Market, and Strategies
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Geopolitics, Economic Growth, and Emerging Market Opportunities

Technology Modules

  • Platforms and Monopolies in Digital World
  • Security and Privacy in a Digital World
  • Digital Governance and Digital Public Infrastructure
  • FinTech, Healthtech, and other techs: Evolution & Regulatory Approaches
  • Development of Global Electronics Industry Ecosystem: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Innovations, Incubations, and Startups
  • Cleantech (for Sustainability and Climate Change)
  • Financial Management
  • Defense Industry & Technologies: Opportunities & Challenges in Atmanirbharta
  • Telecom Sector in India – from POTS (Plain Old Telephones) to 5G and beyond

Eligibility Criteria

  • BA/B.Com/B.Sc./B.Tech or Master’s degree in (Engineering, Science, Economics, MBA etc) with at least 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience (You need not be currently employed to be eligible).

Fee Structure

This fee structure applies to candidates opting to complete the program in 1 year.

Fee Description Amount
Application fee  ₹1500
Registration Fee  (To be paid within 1 week of selection) ₹40,000
Admission Fee (To be paid to complete enrollment) ₹1,60,000
Module Fee (To be paid at the beginning of every quarter based on the number of modules selected) ₹5,40,000 (₹45,000 per module)
Quarter Fee (To be paid at the beginning of every quarter) ₹60,000 (₹15,000 per quarter)
Total Fee ₹8,00,000
  • Candidates opting to complete the program in 5 quarters need to pay an additional fee of ₹15,000
  • Candidates opting to complete the program in 11 quarters need to pay an additional fee of ₹1,05,000
  • All other fees remain the same.

Learning Format of IIT Kanpur Online Courses

  • Online LIVE and self-paced sessions are delivered through AI-powered iPearl.ai 
  • Weekly/ Bi-weekly live interaction as per the faculty availability 
  • Apply learnings through projects while working in teams and establish a peer network 
  • Final module-level exams will be conducted online 
  • Opportunity to meet experts and experience the IITK campus during campus visits

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FAQs - eMasters at IIT-Kanpur

What types of Master's programs are offered online at IIT Kanpur?

IIT Kanpur offers a diverse range of online Master's programs in various fields, including:

  • Engineering (e.g., AI & Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Power Sector Regulation)
  • Business (e.g., Business Leadership in the Digital Age, Financial Technology & Management)
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainable Construction Practices

How is the eMasters program delivered online?

The eMasters programs utilize an award-winning digital learning platform with access to:

  • Pre-recorded lectures by IIT Kanpur faculty
  • Live interactive sessions and Q&A with instructors
  • Discussion forums and collaborative activities
  • Online quizzes and assignments

How flexible is the eMasters program?

The eMasters program caters to working professionals with a flexible schedule. Modules are often self-paced with deadlines, allowing you to learn at your convenience. Some programs offer part-time and full-time options.

What are the admission requirements for eMasters courses?

Admission requirements vary depending on the program. Typically, they include:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Work experience (recommended for some programs)
  • Statement of purpose and letters of recommendation

Do employers recognize the online eMasters programs?

Yes, IIT Kanpur online eMasters programs are recognized by employers and have high industry value. The university's reputation and the program's rigorous curriculum provide graduates with a competitive edge.

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