The Foreign Language Programme (FLP) was established in the early years of IIT Kanpur and acquired a more formal structure during the 1970s. For more than 50 years now, our wide variety of language courses have been helping students widen their intellectual horizons and get better integrated within an international working environment. The programme is coordinated by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and is administered through the office of Centre for Continuing Education of IIT Kanpur.


Courses are conducted by trained instructors who have had foreign language exposure in both institutional and naturalistic settings. Some of the Instructors have been teaching at FLP for more than 20 years now.

French Instructors

Shubha Karnick

Teaches Level 1 & 2

Teaching Level 1 since 1987 and Level 2 since 2009.

M. A in French from University of Bombay and Diplôme de Langue from l'Alliance Française de Bombay. Has taught French language at Jai Hind College, Mumbai and French language and literature at Elphinstone College, Mumbai.

Email: shubha@iitk.ac.in

Lekha Rajesh

Teaches Level 1 since 2018

Master Sciences de l'Homme et Humanites,Universite de Perpignan via Domitia,Perpignan, France.

M.A. in French from Madurai Kamaraj University.

Email: lekhar@iitk.ac.in

German Instructors

Deepaa Anandh

Teaches Level 1 & 2

Teaching Level 1 since 2011 & Level 2 since 2012.

Language course from Volkshochschule, Stuttgart, Germany and Goethe Institut, (Max Mueller Bhavan)Pune, India.

Teacher's Training done from Goethe Institute, Pune, India.

Email: deepaa@iitk.ac.in

Neelam Saxena

Teaches Level 1 & Level 2

Teaching Level 1 since 2013 and Level 2 since 2018

Language course from Sprachenakademie, Aachen, Germany.

Email: neelamp@iitk.ac.in

Japanese Instructors

Vatsala Mishra

Teaches Level 1 & 2

Teaching L1 since 1995 and L2 since 2010.

Two year intensive course in Basic and Intermediate Japanese at the University of Tokyo.

Language Proficiency certification from The Japan Foundation.

Teachers' training program, from The Japan Foundation, Urawa, Japan.

Email: vatsalam@iitk.ac.in


Dr. Sayan Chattopadhyay

Email: sayanc@iitk.ac.in
Website: https://iitk.ac.in/new/sayan-chattopadhyay

Registration Procedure

The Foreign Language Programme of IIT Kanpur invites applications for the following courses:

  • a. French: Level I Part I and Level II Part I
  • b. German: Level I Part I and Level II Part I
  • c. Japnese: Level I Part I and Level II Part I


For Level I Part I courses, the minimum qualification is Class 10.

For Level II Part I courses, the minimum qualification is Class 10 and Level I in the relevant language.

First year undergraduate students enrolled at IIT Kanpur are not allowed to register for FLP courses.


Please apply online using the link below:

    Last date for submitting application is 17th August 2020.
Enrollment will be done on a first come first serve basis.
50% seats are reserved for IIT Kanpur students and 10% for IIT Kanpur employees and wards.
List of selected candidates will be published on website on 21st August 2020
All classes and exams for this semester would be held online. Classes will commence from 1st September 2020.
Both Level I Part I and Level II Part I will be for one semester.
All classes will be held in the evening after 6 pm.
All classes will be held online for this semester.

Fees Structure Category wise:

A. IIT Kanpur Students Rs. 3000 Per Semester
B. IITK Employee/Ward Rs. 3500 Per Semester
C. External (Non- IIT Kanpur) Rs. 7500 (Including 18% GST) Per Semester

Note:- The fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.


Mr. Vinay Kumar

Email: flp@iitk.ac.in, vinayku@iitk.ac.in

Phone: 0512-259-7795

Mr. Yogendra Singh

Email: flp@iitk.ac.in, yogs@iitk.ac.in

Phone: 0512-259-7795