Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur  Kharagpur, West Bengal

 ESTD 1951
 Public College
 NIRF Ranking - 6
  AICTE, BCI, COA Approved

About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) , Kharagpur

Last Updated By: Shubh Sood on 22nd June, 2022

IIT Kharagpur was the country's first Indian Institute of Technology. IIT Kharagpur was formally inaugurated on August 18, 1951. It is the largest of the IITs, covering an area of 2100 acres. IIT Kharagpur offers 119+ undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, research, and dual degree programmes. Engineering, Management, Physical Sciences, and Law courses are available. IIT Kharagpur has 650 full-time faculty members and over 11,000 students on campus.

Students at IIT Kharagpur can also pursue inter-institutional programmes in collaboration with other national and international universities and colleges. Among IIT Kharagpur's collaborative institutes are IIM Calcutta, the University of Melbourne, and Curtin University of Technology.

  • According to the NIRF, IIT Kharagpur is the fifth best engineering institute in India. Engineering, Management, Law, Architecture, and Humanities are the institute's primary areas of education.

The institute's flagship programme is that of BTech. The programme offers 15 specialisations and has an intake capacity of 818 students. To be admitted to the flagship programme, candidates must score in the top 30 percentile on the JEE exam. The cutoff for BTech admission at IIT Kharagpur is 200-7000 in the JEE Advanced.

IIT Kharagpur Quick Information

IIT Kharagpur is located in the city of Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. It is 5 kilometres from Kharagpur Railway Station, which connects it to all major cities in the country. The Howrah Railway Station in Kolkata is 127 kilometres away and serves as a larger train interchange. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is 140 kilometres away and takes about 3 hours to reach by cab. From here, there are almost daily flights to all major cities in India, as well as international flights to all major countries around the world. The campus is 12 kilometres from Kharagpur Bus Station.

IIT Kharagpur Admission Important Dates



IIT JAM 2022 Admission Second Merit List

Jun 14, 2022


Jun 17, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022

IIT JAM 2022 Third Admission List

Jun 25, 2022

IIT JAM 2022 Fourth Admission List

Jul 6, 2022

JAM 2022 seat booking fee submission last date

Jun 6, 2022

Commencement of JEE Main 2022 - 1st session

Jun 23, 2022 - Jun 29, 2022

Commencement of JEE Main 2022 - 2nd session

Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022

Date of admission in the PhD programme for selected candidates

Aug 1, 2022

JEE Advanced application form release

Aug 7, 2022

JEE Advanced 2022

Aug 28, 2022

IIT Kharagpur Awards, Recognitions, Accreditations and Collaborations


  • In November 2020, four IIT Kharagpur student researchers were awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award.
  • In the NIRF 2021 Ranking, the institute was ranked third in the Architecture category.
  • NIRF has ranked IIT Kharagpur ninth in the management category for 2021.
  • In the NIRF 2021 Ranking, IIT Kharagpur is ranked fifth in the law category.
  • In the NIRF 2021 Ranking, IIT Kharagpur is ranked fifth in the engineering category.
  • NIRF has ranked IIT Kharagpur fifth in the research category for 2021.


  • The Government of India has designated the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as a National Institute of Importance.


With International Universities / Institutes:

  • Accelerator Laboratory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan
  • National University of Science and Technology MISIS
  • CSIR - Advanced Materials and Process Research Institute
  • Nagasaki University
  • Nagaoka University of Technology
  • Chang Gung University
  • National Sun Yat Sen
  • Singapore Management University
  • International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI)
  • Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (GNIDSR),
  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • Vijay Kiyawat Arty Charity Campaign
  • Chang Gung University
  • National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Sonargaon University, Bangladesh
  • University of Tokyo
  • Innopolis University (IU)
  • Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) Japan
  • Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China
  • The Faculty and Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Auckland
  • James Cook University
  • Curtin University
  • University of New Castle, Australia
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Lorraine
  • Institut Polytechnic de Grenoble
  • National University of Science and Technology, MISIS
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Psychology
  • Brunel University London
  • The French Network of Doctoral Schools REDOC-SPI
  • Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble
  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • University of Bradford
  • Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic
  • University of MINHO Portugal
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Catania
  • University of Manchester
  • Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT)
  • Cranfield University
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Guru Krupa Foundation
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Waterloo
  • Asoke Deysarkar International Programme for South Asian Scholars
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Alberta
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • New Mexico State University
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Carleton University
  • Ohio State University (OSU), USA
  • The University of Arizona
  • Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock
  • Purdue University
  • Colorado State University, USA
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • University of Rwanda

At the National level:

  • The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
  • Department of IT, E&C, Government of Telangana (GoTS)
  • Centre for Development of Advanced computing (C-DAC)
  • Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS)
  • International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI)
  • ICAR
  • Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy
  • South Eastern Railway Hospital, Kharagpur
  • Sri Aurobindo Society
  • Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati
  • JBC Healthcare & Research Private Ltd
  • India Meteorological Dept Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)
  • Semiconductor Laboratory, Department of Space, Govt. of India
  • Institute for Steel Development and Growth (INSDAG)
  • Tata Medical Center
  • CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI)
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
  • Indian Army
  • Research & Development Centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS), Ranchi
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (GNIDSR), Kolkata
  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
  • Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - India Consortium
  • American Society for Quality India Pvt. Limited (ASQ India)
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam

IIT Kharagpur Courses


Eligibility Criteria


Min 75% marks in 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) + Qualify the IIT JEE (Advanced) entrance exam + completing formalities on JoSAA portal


Min 75% marks 10+2 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) + Qualify the IIT JEE (Advanced) entrance exam + Qualify the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) + completing formalities on JoSAA portal


4 year's Bachelor's degree in Medicine/pharmacy/engineering with min. 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA


5 years Master's degree in economics/science/commerce min. 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA


qualify in CAT entrance exam


Qualify GATE exam and 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA in 4 years Bachelor's degrees or master's degree

Executive MBA

Minimum 3 years work experience + Graduation with min. 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA


Graduation with Min. 55% marks

Masters in Medical Science Technology

MBBS degree and have cleared Mathematics at 12th Std. level


Graduation with Min. 60% marks

Post Grad. Diploma in Business Analytics

Min. 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA in 4-year graduation or 5-year postgraduation + Performance in Personal Interaction + Work Experience

IIT Kharagpur Admissions & Scholarships

Each level of course at IIT Kharagpur has its own admissions, entrance exams, and selection process. Admissions to all B.Tech, B.Arch, and integrated B.Tech-M.Tech programmes are made through the JEE (Advanced) entrance examination. This is your qualifying examination. Following the completion of the qualifying exams, candidates must register on the Joint Seat Allocation Authority portal and choose their preferred IIT and specialisation. Candidates are offered admission to IIT Kharagpur based on their JEE (Advanced) scores and preferences. Candidates for B.Arch must pass the AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) in addition to the JEE Advanced.

Candidates must pass the GATE exam to be admitted to the M.Tech and M.Tech/Ph.D dual degree programmes.

  • For GATE qualified candidates, there is a counselling process after which admission is offered.
  • Admissions may be granted solely on the basis of the GATE score or on the basis of both personal interaction and the GATE score.
  • Admission to the MCP-Ph.D programme is based on performance in the Joint M. Tech/MCP-Ph.D entrance exam.
  • Admission to IIT Kharagpur's unique Masters in Medical Technology Course is obtained by applying on the IIT KGP website and passing a written test administered by IIT KGP.
  • Admission to the LLM programme is done through an online application on the IIT Kharagpur website, followed by a qualifying institute written test.

MBA Admission Process

  • Participate in the CAT qualifying entrance exam.
  • Fill out the application form and pay the application fees online at IIT Kharagpur's Vinod Gupta School of Management website.
  • Attend the WAT PI shortlisting process.
  • The final decision is based on the applicant's CAT/GMAT score, academic background, and performance in the WAT-PI process.

IIT Kharagpur Cutoff 2022

The following are the cut off details for the major categories of programmes at IIT Kharagpur:

  • B.Tech programmes: In the general category, the highest closing rank after the sixth round in the JoSAA counselling for 2020 was for B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering (Rank 293) and the lowest was for B.Tech in Agriculture and Food Engineering (Rank 8247).
  • B.Tech/M.Tech dual degree: In the general category, the highest closing rank after the sixth round in the JoSAA counselling for 2020 was for B.Tech/M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering (Rank 504) and the lowest was for B.Tech in Mining and Safety Food Engineering (Rank 10,587).

IIT Kharagpur Placements 2022

IIT Kharagpur has set a record of 1600 placement offers in the first phase of placements for 2021-22. According to reports, 20 students were paid more than INR 1 CPA for domestic placements. The salary package for international placements increased to INR 2.4 CPA and INR 2 CPA for two students. Google, Microsoft, Micron Technology, Uber, Honeywell, and Excel were among the 35 international offers received by the institute.

The Career Development Centre (CDC) at IIT KGP centres all of its activities on creating students that are career-oriented rather than being job-oriented. The CDC at IIT Kharagpur aims to transform students into career-ready, ethical professionals through its various orientation programmes. The following activities help students prepare for campus placements:

  • Experts provide career counselling, soft skill development, and communication skills improvement.
  • Management Training Programs
  • Resume writing instruction for creating an effective resume
  • Organizing guest lectures, talks, workshops, and competitions for all departments at IIT Kharagpur through industry collaboration.

The Career Development Centre at IIT Kharagpur assists with both final placements and internships. The centre also assists in obtaining corporate research grants and consulting projects. The CDC at IIT Kharagpur is constantly improving its processes and student mentoring by taking feedback from visiting corporations and making changes to their processes.

IIT Kharagpur Placement Highlights 2020 (UG - 4 Years Course)



Total number of students in a batch


Number of eligible students


Median salary offered

16,00,000 INR

Number of students placed


Number of students opted for higher education


Top Recruiters of IIT Kharagpur

The top recruiters at IIT Kharagpur include Amazon, Flipkart, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, MuSigma, ACT Fibernet, Berger, Ford, Larsen & Toubro, Syngene, etc.

IIT Kharagpur Facilities & Infrastructure

As the campus of IIT Kharagpur is spread over a huge area of 2100 acres, the facilities available here are immense. The campus is a mini self-sufficient ecosystem with education, accommodation, recreation, food, groceries, and utilities all available within. All the faculty members and staff reside on campus in accommodations provided by IIT Kharagpur. Accommodation for visitors and guests is also available. There are 4 schools within the campus so that children of the staff and faculty members do not have to travel long distances. There is a daycare center, so that spouses of staff and faculty members have the option of pursuing professional interests outside the IIT Kharagpur if they wish to. There are separate dormitories for boys and girls. All hostels have high-speed Wi-Fi and LAN access. Every hostel has a kitchen and a cafeteria.

IIT Kharagpur Clubs, Committees & Societies

The Technology Students Gymkhana oversees the various clubs and societies at IIT Kharagpur. Here is a brief list of them:

  • Technology Literary Society: This is a team of passionate Hindi and English writers and designers. 'Alankar,' the annual magazine is written by them and they also write about IIT Kharagpur activities on social media on a regular basis.
  • Debating Society: The Debating Society at IIT Kharagpur organises Parliamentary Debate and Model United Nations. Members and other students compete in global debating competitions on a regular basis.
  • Technology Aquatic Society: Swimming is one of the basic courses offered by the Technology Aquatic Society. The pool is open for sports, exercise, and relaxation from early morning to late evening.
  • TFPS: If you are a student interested in photography and filmmaking, the Technology Filmmaking and Photography Society is the place to be.
  • Technology Dance Society: They compete in various dance competitions and hold regular dance practice workshops.
  • Pravah: An IIT Kharagpur Hindi Drama Society, it organizes plays both on and off-campus.
  • Encore: IIT Kharagpur's official English Dramatics Society. A vital part of the Dramatics subcommittee.
  • Druheen: is the official name of the Bangla Technology Dramatic Society (BTDS), is one of IIT Kharagpur's oldest societies.
  • Prasthanam: The Telugu Dramatic Society, it is also a part of the dramatic sub-committee. 
  • Technology Robotix Society: Locus for all robotics-related activities at campus.
  • Communique: This club was founded to help IIT Kharagpur students improve their soft skills and communication skills. This club's activities ensure that students don't miss out on excellent placement and career opportunities caused by a lack of communication skills.
  • Business Club: This club hosts a variety of activities such as a financial literacy programme, a business quiz, and so on.
  • Technology Adventure Society: This club primarily organises activities outside of the IIT Kharagpur campus.
  • Eastern technical Music Society: This is a club for all of the passionate musicians on campus. They preserve the spirit of classical music.
  • Western Classical Music Society: This club aims to help students engage with the various music cultures found in Western music.
  • Chess Club: Encourages chess culture on campus.
  • Quiz Club: The Quiz Club organizes various quizzes on campus and also participates in outside quiz competitions.
  • Spectra: The fine arts forum at IIT Kharagpur.
  • Technology Culinary Arts Society: This society is responsible for holding culinary events.

IIT Kharagpur Scholarships

Students at IIT Kharagpur have access to a variety of scholarships from external organisations, alumni, tuition fee waivers from the institute, pocket allowances, and so on.

  • There are numerous prizes in the form of endowments, and the Merit-cum-Means scholarship pattern has more than 1000 recipients.
  • These scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance to students in order for them to be able to access housing, research facilities, academics, international travel (for research or competitions), and entrepreneurship.

IIT Kharagpur Notable Alumni

  • Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Sundar Pichai – CEO, Google
  • Biswa Kalyan Rath – Stand-up Comedian
  • Kiran Seth – Padmashree Awardee
  • Suresh Vaswani – Senior Director, Everstone Group
  • Arjun Malhotra: Co-Founder, HCL Technologies

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