The broad objective of this course is to make individuals who are launching their research careers understand the philosophy of research and introduce them to various tools that can help improve their research and problem solving skills. This course can be broadly divided into five modules. The first module of the course would introduce young scientists and engineers to the notion of research, various tools for thinking with creativity and innovation which are critical for undertaking research. Second module of this course would make the individuals familiar with technical reading and writing. Third module of this course will touch upon the idea of presenting data in a meaningful and comprehensive form. It will also introduce the concept of “Design of Experiments” so as to optimize the number of real experiments. Fourth module deals with statistical analysis of data. This module will bring forth the concepts of mean, standard deviation, precision, accuracy and their implication to experimental data. Fifth module of this short course will enable researchers to process the data obtained from various experiments so that it can be analysed and interpreted in a cogent manner in order to draw logical inferences. It will introduce the concepts of regression, curve fitting and error estimation, linear and nonlinear models, hypothesis testing. The course will conclude with a short module on “Ethics in Research”, scientific method, types of misconduct in academic settings, etc.

Target Audience:

Researchers at various levels (M.Tech Students, PhD students, Faculty)


Rooms are booked for participants in Visitors Hostel IIT Kanpur.

TEQIP cell at IIT Kanpur will arrange for and cover the expenses of accommodation and food during the workshop for all participating delegates. TEQIP cell at the home institute of each delegate is expected to cover their travel and other expenses.

Dr. Goutam Deo

Email: goutam@iitk.ac.in
Phone: 0512-2597881, 0512-2597363
Workshop Schedule:
Day 1[Friday], February 19th, 2016
08:00 - 08:45 AM Registration QIP Room
08:45 - 09:00 Opening Remarks QIP Room
9:00 - 10:30 am Definition and Nature of Research - Tools for thinking
Prof. Raj P Chhabra, IIT Kanpur
QIP Room
10:30 - 10:55 am Tea Break QIP Room
11:00 - 12:30 pm Creativity and innovation - Role of simple models in thinking
Prof. Raj P Chhabra, IIT Kanpur
QIP Room
12:30 - 2:15 pm Lunch Break
2:15 - 3:45 pm Data presentation
Prof. Shashank Shekhar, IIT Kanpur
QIP Room
3:45 - 4:30 pm Tea Break New Core Lab
4:30 - 6:00 pm Design of Experiments
Prof. Shashank Shekhar, IIT Kanpur
Computer Lab
Day 2[Saturday], February 20th, 2016
9:30 - 11:00 am Statistical Analysis Part I
Prof Rajeev Gupta/Prof Raj P Chhabra, IIT Kanpur
Computer Lab
11:00 - 11:25 am Tea Break New Core Lab
11:30 - 1:00 pm Statistical Analysis Part II
Prof Rajeev Gupta/Prof Shahsank Shekhar, IIT Kanpur
Computer Lab
01:00 - 02:30 pm Lunch Break
2:30 - 4:00 pm Data processing Part I
Prof. Sandeep Sangal, IIT Kanpur
Computer Lab
4:00 - 4:25 pm Tea Break New Core Lab
4:30 - 6:00 pm Data Processing Part II
Prof. Sandeep Sangal, , IIT Kanpur
Computer Lab
Day 3[Sunday], February 21th, 2016
8:30 - 10:00 am Technical Reading
Prof. Ashish Garg, IIT Kanpur
QIP Room
10:00 - 10:25 am Tea Break QIP Room
10:30 - 12:00 pm Technical Writing,
Prof. Ashish Garg, IIT Kanpur
QIP Room
12:00 - 1:00 pm Ethics in Research
Prof. Raj P Chhabra, IIT Kanpur
QIP Room
1:00 - 1:30 pm Closing Remarks QIP Room
Registered Participants:
Sr. No. Participant Name Instute Name
Manjit Singh Chhabra NCCE, MED
Surendra Kumar Saini MNNIT Allahabad, U.P
Rajneesh Verma MNNIT Allahabad
Yogesh Tripathi MNNIT Allahabad
Dushyant Kumar Singh MNNIT, ALLAHABAD
Praveen Kumar Shukla MNNIT Allahabad
Praveen Kumar Rai MNNIT Allahabad
Gyan Prabhakar Kamla Nehru Insitiute of Technology ,Sultanpur UP
Ram Bilas Prasad MMMUT Gorkhpur
Dr. S.C.Sarkar BTKIT Dwarahat
Deepak Kumar Dinkar DCRUST, Murthal
Sreeletha S H LBS Institute of Technology for Women ,Trivandrum. Kerala
Shajy L College of Engineering Karunagappalli
Dr. C. Arun Kumar NIT Calicut
Archana Shukla HBTI, Kanpur
Ashwani Kumar Rathore HBTI, Kanpur
Dr. S. K. Gupta HBTI Kanpur
Prabhat Verma HBTI Kanpur
Vikash Yadav HBTI Kanpur
Pramod Kumar Tripathi HBTI Kanpur
Dr. Arun Maithani HBTI Kanpur
Sunil Kumar Ojha IET Lucknow
Rama Kant IET, Lucknow
Annie Irfan IET, Lucknow
Amrita Singh IET, Lucknow
Shamshad Alam NIT, Rourkela
Priyanka Gupta IET Lucknow
Vishnu Mohan College of Engg Kidangoor
Priyank Gupta Aligarh Muslim University
Mohammad Kamil Khan Aligarh Muslim University
Suneet Shukla IFTM University, Moradabad
Ankur Jain IFTM University, Moradabad
Bharti Jain IFTM University, Moradabad
Biji Varghese college of engineering adoor Kerala
Sheena S Cochin University of Science of Technology
Preetha S. Cochin University of Science of Technology
Jyothi R L College Of Engineering Karunagappally
Shaniraj College Of Engineering Karunagappally
P Venkatesh Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology
Devireddy Sandhya SNIST, Hyderabad
Sanjay Tyagi Kurukshetra University
Girdhar Gopal Kurukshetra University
Dr. Binsu C Kovoor Cochin University of Science of Technology
Reji Thankachan College Of Engineering Karunagappally
Anilkumar.A College Of Engineering Karunagappally
Prof. Sushant Vilas Waghmare Rajarambapu Institute Of Technology

For any query related to workshop please contact to:

Sonia wahi

: 0512-259-6760
Email: Soniaw@iitk.ac.in