IIT Kanpur Launches Special Course on Unmanned Air Vehicle UAV

Shortly after the announcement of launching a full-scale post-graduate and doctoral courses in Cognitive Science from the next academic year, IIT Kanpur has notified the introduction of a special course on Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for the students. Popularly known as Drone Technology for students and professionals, the classes for the course will be under the guidance of the team that developed he first indigenous Long Endurance UAV.

Running its course over a period of 4 days, it will be conducted in the premises of IIT Kanpur itself. The interested students will be required to pay Rs 20,000 while fees for the professionals of higher order is Rs 40,000. The accommodation will be taken care of by the campus authorities. 

The new course aims at providing hands-on training to participants for understanding and designing a UAV. There will also be flight trials and testing at Flight Lab of IIT Kanpur.

IIT Kanpur also launched a portable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in August 2014 to help the police, army and other security agencies for patrolling in the border areas, which received significant buzz for its technological innovation.

Meanwhile, a proposal has been put forward to keep 15 seats n the Post-Graduate courses and 10 in the Phd programme for the Cognitive Science course. The percentage of seats is likely to increase depending on the turnout received from the students.

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