Executive-Friendly Program | High Impact Format

e-Masters Degree Programs

Build Deep Domain Knowledge from the Country’s Best Institution

Business Finance

Business Finance

By the Department of Economic Sciences

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FinTech Management

Financial Technology & Management

By Department of Management Sciences (DoMS)

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Public Policy

Public Policy

By the Department of Economic Sciences

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Climate Finance and Sustainability

Climate Finance and Sustainability

By the Department of Economic Sciences

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Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

By Department of Management Sciences (DoMS)

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Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

By the Department of Economic Sciences

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Key Highlights of IIT Kanpur
Online Masters Degree Programs

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

Admission Process

  • Application
    Register with Mobile Number
    Submit Details
    Remit Application Fee
    Upload Documents
  • Selection
    Application Review
    Selection Test *
  • Admission

Class Start - July 2024

* Selection test differs for every programme

e-Masters Degree Overview

The IIT Kanpur e-Masters Degree courses are a distinctive set of online, postgraduate-level programs designed for working professionals who aim to stay relevant and up-to-date in today's technology-driven world. These online Masters Degree courses offered by IIT Kanpur, are designed with a flexible format and are recognized for their high-quality standards, making them a valuable addition to any professional's career growth and employability.

Each Masters program offers various flexible tracks, with multi-disciplinary modules that are intellectually stimulating and based on the latest industry developments. In addition to weekend-only live interactive sessions and self-paced learning components, students also have the opportunity to visit IIT Kanpur campus, as applicable. These completely course-based programs, with no thesis requirement, offer the best of both worlds - the convenience of online learning and the prestige of a Masters Degree from IIT Kanpur.

So, if you're looking to earn a highly-reputed Masters Degree from India's top-ranked institution, consider the IIT Kanpur Masters program. Join a vibrant online community of learners and benefit from IIT Kanpur expertise and resources as you pursue your online Masters Degree and take the next step in your career.

Graduation Ceremony at IIT Kanpur Campus

Graduation Ceremony at IIT Kanpur Campus

World-Class Education Meets
State-of-the-Art Learning

  • Designed and taught by world-class faculty and researchers from IIT Kanpur

  • Delivered on TalentSprint’s state-of-the-art digital learning platform designed for working professionals

  • 24*7 learning via asynchronous digital content including recorded videos and reading material

  • Hybrid sessions in a weekend-only schedule suitable for working professionals

  • Opportunity to meet the faculty and experience IIT Kanpur campus during campus visits

  • Master state-of-the-art skills by combining deep theoretical concepts with a practical approach

Program Structure

  • Duration Participants can complete this degree in minimum 4 quarters (1 year) and maximum 12 quarters (3 years).
  • Module A module entails 8 weeks of teaching followed by an examination period of 2 weeks.
  • Total Credits The program is worth a total of 60 Credits (12 modules * 5 credits per module).
  • Credits Allocation Participants can opt for 0, 5, 10 or 15 credits (equivalent to 0, 1, 2 or 3 modules respectively) in a quarter.

Quarter Structure

  • 8 Weeks
    of Learning
  • 2 Weeks
    of Exams
  • 2 Weeks

Admission Process

Selection Process

  • Application

  • Selection

  • Interview*

*Selection Test and/or Interview will be scheduled depending on the number of eligible
applications vis-a-vis seats available for the program. The selection process is online.


  • Bachelor's Degree (3/4 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.

Please refer to the respective program page to learn more about any program-specific eligibility criteria.

Program Fee

Application fee ₹1500 (to be paid during application submission)

Fee structure for candidates opting to complete the program in 1 year.

Details Amount
Registration Fee
To be paid within 1 week of selection
Admission Fee
To be paid to complete enrollment
Module Fee
To be paid at the beginning of every quarter based on no. of modules selected
(Total 12 Modules)
₹45,000 per module
Quarter Fee*
To be paid at the beginning of every quarter
₹15,000 per quarter
Total Fee ₹8,00,000

*For every additional quarter, fees of Rs 15,000 will be applicable.

For Example

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.

Fees paid are non-refundable (after a certain time period) and non-transferable.

About IIT Kanpur

Established in 1959 by the Government of India, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is a globally acclaimed university for world-class education and research in science, engineering, management and humanities. We aim to provide leadership in technological innovation for the growth of India.

  • Ranked 1st in Innovation, 4th in Engineering and 5th in Overall Category by NIRF 2023
  • Built on world-class academic research culture
  • Offers various undergraduate, post-graduate, integrated, and research programs in the field of engineering, science, management, and design
IIT Kanpur Online Masters Degree Courses

State-of-the-Art Digital Learning Platform

The eMasters Program by IIT Kanpur will be delivered on iPearl.ai, a State-of-the-Art digital learning platform, powered by TalentSprint. iPearl.ai, highly rated for its user experience, is a direct-to-device platform that works seamlessly on any internet-connected device and provides a single-sign on experience for all your learning needs including recorded videos, reading material, live interactive sessions, assignments, quizzes, discussion forums, virtual lounges and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

In a rapidly changing world, working professionals must continually upgrade their knowledge and keep up with the latest developments in diverse fields to be effective and remain relevant. To meet such needs of the industry professionals, online certification programs worldwide have exploded in the last decade. They have matured into formal degree-granting programs in many Universities in the USA and Europe. It has, therefore, become imperative for practicing professionals to have access to a complete ecosystem of knowledge. The eMasters degree program of IIT Kanpur has been designed to fulfill this requirement. Moreover, given the high reputation of IIT Kanpur in its teaching and evaluation standards, these formal degree courses, with their intended high quality and standard, will help professionals in vertical career growth and improve employment potential during a later movement.

eMasters is a new post-graduate level program at IIT Kanpur. It is an entirely online program, with all lectures, discussions, quizzes, and assignments available through an award-winning digital learning platform. The faculty will deliver the course content of IIT Kanpur. The program offers several flexible tracks, with multi-disciplinary modules, to facilitate learning for the professional. All modules are intellectually stimulating and State-of-the-Art — the hallmark of IIT Kanpur.

eMasters is not equivalent to an MTech program, nor is it an online version of MTech. Unlike MTech, eMasters does not have a thesis component, and the structure and nature of the courses may differ from those of MTech. It can be considered a work-integrated program since professional experience in the relevant areas is considered for admission into the program.

The program is ideal for working professionals who want to stay agile, effective and relevant in a fast-changing technology-dominated world. The candidate should have a bachelor's degree (3/4 years program) or a masters degree in appropriate discipline with at least 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI + 2 years of work experience (an applicant need not be employed to be eligible). Candidates with relevant experience will be preferred.

IIT Kanpur is ranked 5th amond Indian Institutions in QS World University Ranking 2024.

IIT Kanpur is among the top 100 universities in the world in terms of citations per faculty. It bagged 66th position in QS World University Ranking 2023 Asia Region.

IIT Kanpur has a strong network of 45000 illustrious alumni spanning across the globe.

Academic outcomes: Build relevant expertise to stay agile, effective and relevant in a fast-changing technology-dominated world.

IIT Kanpur Degree: Get a degree from IIT Kanpur, a globally acclaimed education and research university in science, engineering, management, and humanities.

IIT Kanpur Alumni Status: Become a part of a global alumni network with 45000+ illustrious members.

Placement Support: Receives mentorship and career support through the Office of Digital Learning Placement Cell, an eMasters student driven process.

Incubation Support: Incubation support for promising startup initiatives by IIT Kanpur.