The Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering was approved by the Board of Governors of IIT Kanpur on 7th December 2020 and came into being on 26th December 2020. The Department will conduct high-quality educational programmes, research and development as well as outreach activities. The Department aims to contribute to the national vision of energy sustainability of meeting a large proportion of nation's energy needs through new and renewable energy technologies in future for better health of its citizens and energy security. Department has also partnered with Mehta Family Foundation (USA) and Rice University (USA) to achieve excellence in education, research, and technology development in energy sustainability.