Professor Manindra Agrawal

N Rama Rao Professor, IIT Kanpur

Areas of Interest:

Theoretical Computer Science.


Number Theoretic and Algebraic algorithms, Cryptography, Complexity Theory

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Designed an efficient algorithm to check if a number is prime. Developed encryption algorithms for defense..

Professional Experience:

  • Fellow, SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai, 1993-95
  • Faculty, IIT Kanpur, 1996-present
  • Visitor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA, 2003-04
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, 2004-05.


Cryptography, Number Theory, Complexity Theory.


Contact Information


Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208016

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  • BTech, Computer Science, 1986, IIT Kanpur
  • PhD, Computer Science, 1991, IIT Kanpur


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Padma Shri
  • Infosys Prize in Mathematics
  • Godel Prize
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
  • Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences, USA

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005

Year of Birth: 1966