IIT Kanpur Offers Four New Online Masters Program for Working Professionals: All You Need to Know

IIT Kanpur has launched four new online masters program in cyber security, communication systems, power sector regulation, and commodity markets

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IIT Kanpur recently launched four new online masters programs for working professionals looking to upgrade their skills. The institutes says that the e-Masters programs will provide an online learning environment that will deliver course content completely online and help upskilling of working professionals with industry experience and expand their career options. There is an option for the companies where the professionals are working to sponsor their employees.


The online masters programs that have been offered are communication systems, cybersecurity, power sector regulation, economics and management, and commodity markets and risk management. While more information on the eligibility criteria will be announced soon, the institute says that the programs will begin in mid-August and admissions for the same will start from July. Participants of the program will have to complete the designated number of courses in a flexible time period. The program will also include two weeks of on-campus practical training involving lab sessions, demonstrations, and lab visits to help give participants hands-on exposure to cutting-edge areas and developments in technology.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar, director, IIT Kanpur said: “In order to be effective and remain relevant in the evolving scenarios, professionals are required to continually upgrade their knowledge and keep up with the latest developments in diverse fields. It has, therefore, become imperative to provide access to a complete ecosystem of knowledge. IIT Kanpur is introducing e-Masters degree program to address the said requirement. The e-Masters program is expected to help employed personnel from industry and various other backgrounds enhance their skill sets and improve their employability. The program will also help people enhance their qualification by obtaining a formal degree in state of the art areas.”

All You Need to Know About IIT Kanpur Masters Program for Working Professionals


The details regarding the online masters programs in cyber security, communication systems, power sector regulation, and commodity markets are as follows:

Cyber security: The e-Masters in Cyber Security addresses the increasing need for securing information in the digital world. The demand for professionals trained in cybersecurity tools is expected to be more than 1 million from defense, banking, retail, power, transportation, computing, and related fields. With the strongest expert group in cybersecurity as faculty drawn from the Center for Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure, and the Technology Innovation Hub in Cyber Security, working professionals would be able to equip themselves with skills necessary to be successful in roles that involve securing networks against attackers.

Communication systems: The new e-Masters in Communication Systems would arm working professionals with a comprehensive appreciation and knowledge of modern digital communications systems. The program will address the need for trained professionals given the rapid developments in the field of communications with 5G, 6G and Edge Computing being introduced in the country.

Power sector regulation: The e-Masters in Power Sector Regulation, Economics and Management would be a multi-disciplinary program providing a conceptual understanding of power sector regulation from an engineering, economic and regulatory perspective covering electricity markets, and regulatory process among others. This would be beneficial to working professionals from engineering, management, finance, economics, law, and public administration.

Commodity markets: The e-Masters in Commodity Markets and Risk Management will tap the growing demand for commodity derivatives specialists.The rising share of commodity derivatives trading and India’s rising role in global commodity markets requires trained experts to navigate the highs and lows to emerge successful. The e-Masters will provide sustained training opportunities to the budding traders, commodity market specialist and experienced professionals. The program aims to catalyse investors’ awareness and invites the big commodity giants to sponsor candidates for the course.