A FM radio station is to be started by The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), in the campus. This is for the first time an FM radio station is going to be operational from IIT campus. The FM station will broadcast scientific programmes and classical music. IIT-K has already received green signal for the project from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The FM station in IIT-K will operational following the model of America's National Public Radio (NPR).
Cultural programme will also air by the upcoming FM radio station at IIT-K. A four-member committee headed by Professor Sanjay Kasalkar, Registrar of the institute has been constituted to put the whole project into operation. The most important feature of the FM station will be the phone-in programme in which students from across the city can put their queries relating to science to the professors of the college.