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

  •   ESTD 1951
  •   Public

About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur), Kharagpur

It was little before India finally got Independence, the intellects of the nation realized it's the education which can aid in their efforts of setting a free India, a 22 member committee was set by Honorable Sir Jogendra Singh, who was the member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education at that time. The agenda of the committee was to formulate the foundation of an institute for higher technical education which will nurture the industrial development of the nation post-independence. The committee suggested of setting up a group of 4 Higher Technical Institutions in the four regions of the country i.e. Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern regions, following the concepts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. With the suggestions of the committee the first Indian Institute of Technology was established in May 1950 at Hijli of Kharagpur (WB), it was formally inaugurated on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

The IIT Kharagpur is located just 5 KM away from the main railway station of the Kharagpur and 120 KM away from the metro city Kolkata. The campus is spread in 1,200 acres and probably one of the biggest college campuses including all the modern and required facilities like bank, post office, shopping malls, hospital and others.

The vision of the institute is “To be a centre of excellence in education and research, producing global leaders in science, technology and management by becoming a hub of knowledge creation that prioritizes the frontier areas of national and global importance” and to fulfil the same the institute since its establishment has thrived rapidly. To cover all the aspects of higher technical education the institute, currently have 19 academic departments, 8 multi-disciplinary centres and 13 schools, apart from these the campus have dedicated research projects performed in the 25 central research and development units. Following are the departments, centres and schools of IIT Kharagpur offering various courses and improving the lives of people of the nation:

Departments:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • Architecture and Regional Planning
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • Physics

Centres

  • Rubber Technology
  • Steel Technology Centre
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Cryogenic Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences
  • Rural Development Centre
  • Advanced Technology Development Centre
  • Center for Educational Technology
  • Rekhi Centre for Science of Happiness
  • Dey Sarkar Centre Excellence in Petroleum Engineering
  • AI Centre of Excellence

Schools

  • School of Medical Science and Technology
  • G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications
  • Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
  • Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
  • Medical Science & Technology
  • School of Water Resources
  • Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

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8 months ago

Gautam Rishi Prakash M.Tech / M.E.  Student

2nd year student 5

Studying Mtech in IIT Kharagpur which is the oldest IIT College in the city is a great experience. There is a National Level GATE examination which I have completed and then took admission here in tha
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1 year ago

Soumya Shailja No  Student

IIT Kharagpur- Home away from home 5

College is a place where you get independence, and if you college is IIT Kharagpur, you are in your own hands! Here I have learnt how to be responsible and independent. I have learnt how to cope up wi
A
1 year ago

Anonymous Aerospace  Student

It may not be the best of reviews but worth a read 4

It's a really good platform for all students irrespective of their streams. IIT Kharagpur is second best rated institution of India and there's no denying that as the results(interns, jobs and PPOs) a
R
1 year ago

Ritvik Mechanical  Student

Its not just a college it's Paradise. A place to learn, innovate and achieve 5

Everyone has some expectations with his / her college life. This place not only fulfilled them but also made me realize how narrow my vision was. I came across a lot of new , creative and amazing thin
S
10 months ago

Sukesh Nayak  Student

1st engineering college of India 4

History knows that IIT Khragpur was the 1st IIT to be open in India for the technical education which gave India's finest number of engineers not only to India but to the world and i have done my Btec
M
4 months ago

Mudit MSc  Student

Overview 5

A very good college in India and the first IIT .
G
8 months ago

Gautam Rishi Prakash M.Tech / M.E.  Student

2nd year student 5

Studying Mtech in IIT Kharagpur which is the oldest IIT College in the city is a great experience. There is a National Level GATE examination which I have completed and then took admission here in tha
S
10 months ago

Sukesh Nayak  Student

1st engineering college of India 4

History knows that IIT Khragpur was the 1st IIT to be open in India for the technical education which gave India's finest number of engineers not only to India but to the world and i have done my Btec
P
10 months ago

Prashant B.Tech / B.E.  Student

Awesomeness overloaded 5

One of the esteemed colleges in india, where the major focus is towards the overall growth of an individual. The admission is based on JEE exam and the fee is quite nominal as it is sponsored by gover
S
10 months ago

Shashi B.Tech / B.E.  Student

College review 5

One of the best colleges in India and one would certainly agree with this, college is of national importance, it has excellent teachers, students and research methodology
A
1 year ago

Anonymous Aerospace  Student

It may not be the best of reviews but worth a read 4

It's a really good platform for all students irrespective of their streams. IIT Kharagpur is second best rated institution of India and there's no denying that as the results(interns, jobs and PPOs) a
S
1 year ago

Soumya Shailja No  Student

IIT Kharagpur- Home away from home 5

College is a place where you get independence, and if you college is IIT Kharagpur, you are in your own hands! Here I have learnt how to be responsible and independent. I have learnt how to cope up wi
A
1 year ago

Anonymous 10  Student

IIT KGP College is best 4

The college is really great. Besides one of the best in academic field it is also good in non academic fields. Also, the placmeents of the college is excellent almost 100%
G
8 months ago

Gautam Rishi Prakash M.Tech / M.E.  Student

2nd year student 5

Studying Mtech in IIT Kharagpur which is the oldest IIT College in the city is a great experience. There is a National Level GATE examination which I have completed and then took admission here in tha
R
1 year ago

Ritvik Mechanical  Student

Its not just a college it's Paradise. A place to learn, innovate and achieve 5

Everyone has some expectations with his / her college life. This place not only fulfilled them but also made me realize how narrow my vision was. I came across a lot of new , creative and amazing thin

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kharagpur), Kharagpur Admission

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is also known as IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP). It was established in 1951 by the Government of India. This institute offers various Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses. UG courses are B.Arch, LLB, B.Tech (Hons.), B.Tech (Hons.)+M.Tech. PG courses are M.Tech, EMBA, MHRM, MMST and LL.M, M.Sc, MBA. The institute also offers PhD courses in various specialization.

Undergraduate Admissions

Admission to all the undergraduate courses is on the basis of written entrance examination. Candidates who have qualified IIT-JEE can apply for B.Tech, B.Arch, Dual Degree (Integrated Bachelor and Master of Technology), and five years integrated MSc.

Seat Reservation: 15% for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates, 27% for Other Backward Classes.

Postgraduate Admissions

  • Admission to this programme is through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
  • Admission to MSc-PhD programme is through JAM (Joint Admission Test).
  • Admission to the MBA and MHRM is through CAT followed Written Ability Test (WAT) and PI.
  • Admission to MMST, LLB, LLM, EMBA, PG Diploma in Business Analytics is through Entrance Test conducted by IITKGP followed by an Interview.

Doctoral degree: PhD

Following are the several categories of the PhD programme:

  • Regular with Institute Assistantship
  • PhD with Individual Fellowship (INSPIRE, UGC NET etc.)
  • Sponsored PhD
  • PhD through sponsored research projects

Admission to this programme is through Department Based Test which is followed by Academic performance, work experience, and interview. Candidates who have qualified GATE/ NET/ CSIR/ UGC or SLET are also eligible for admission.

JEE Main 2019 Important Dates

Application Start Date

September 1, 2018

Application End Date

September 30, 2018

Online Mock Test Release Date

September 8, 2018

Fee Payment Last Date

October 1, 2018

Exam Date

January 6 to 20, 2019

Result Date

January 31, 2019

GATE 2019 Important Dates

Application Start Date

September 1, 2018

Application End Date

October 1, 2018

Admit Card Release Date

January 4, 2019

Exam Date

February 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2019

Result Date

March 16, 2019

IIT JAM 2019 Important Dates

Application Start Date

September 05, 2018

Application End Date

October 10, 2018

Exam Date

February 10, 2019

Result Date

March 20, 2019


Application Procedure: M.Tech/MCP-Ph.D Programme

  • The application form needs to be submitted online by clicking on ``Apply Online''.
  • Candidate needs to register using Email Id and Password. Any Data entered during registration cannot be changed.
  • After registration, login with your email and password and complete the application form.
  • Upload the following documents:
  1. Passport size photograph.
  2. Signature
  3. Mark sheet and certificate of qualifying degree.
  4. Category certificate.
  5. Certificate showing proof of having mathematics at 10+2 level or graduation level.
  • Pay the application fee. The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GE/OBC Male/Transgender Candidates and Rs. 250/- for all Female and PwD/SC/ST Candidates. 
  • Take print of your application form for your records.

Latest News & Articles

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has been awarded the DSCI Excellence 2018 for the cybersecurity education imparted by the institute. The award is given by the Data Security Council of India i.e. DSCI. DSCI is an industry body on data protection which is established by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).  ...Read more

JEE Advanced a national level examination for admission in the premier engineering institute of India i.e. IITs. It is considered the toughest entrance examination of the country having a cut-throat competition. Considering the difficulty level of the examination there is no doubt that its preparation game needs to be on point, which can be very stressful for the aspirants as a result candidate looks for the alternative that can help them prepare and score highest in the JEE Entrance Examination. ...Read more

 IIT Kharagpur joined hands with NIT Srinagar to organize the 5th edition of International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living (NBL)-2019. The conference is scheduled to be organized on April 7 to April 11, 2019. Many prestigious institutions are going to be part of this 4 day conference. ...Read more

Location & Contact Info

Address
P O Kharagpur Technology Dist Paschim Medinipur, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302

Facilities Available

Library      
Computer Lab      
Auditorium      
Gym      
Lab      
Medical      
Wi-Fi      
Cafeteria      
Hostel      

Placement

Highest and average package for B.Tech / B.E.

  HIGHEST
42 L
  AVERAGE
10 L
Industry Average for B.Tech / B.E.
  HIGHEST
16 L
  AVERAGE
5 L
Soumya Shailja No
A good number of students are placed through our CDC with decent packages. Department wise, CSE gets the best placement offers, but ECE, Industrial Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Computing,
Jayanth Ocean Engg. and Naval Architecture
They do if we have a good cg,cv else you are stuck in the middle of a sea..and all of your remaining friends will be passing out happily but you will be waiting for a better thing

Recruiters

164 Companies

Prof. Raja Sekhar G P
 03222-282232
  vc2cdc@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in

Related Documents

MBA Brochure

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Brochure

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Calendar 2018-2019

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Rules and Regulations

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Faculty

Student Faculty Ratio
FACULTY STUDENT RATIO
1:10

440 PHD faculty

     448 faculty

Partha Pratim Chakraborty
Position: Director
Subhasish Tripathy
Position: Dean, Faculty
Subrata Chattopadhyay
Position: Dean, Alumni Affairs
Adrijit Goswami
Position: Dean, Continuing Education
Prof. Dipak Kumar Maiti
Position: Head of the Department
Speciality: Aerospace Engineering
Prof. Sudip Kumar Ghosh
Position: Head of the Department
Speciality: Biotechnology

Successful Alumni

Awards

Best engineering college

Ranked No.1 by Mint magazine for Best engineering college

Scholarship

Madan sundar sahu memorial scholarship.

The campus provides scholarships of 2100/- every month is given to the 2nd year student of B.Tech based on their CGPA of 2nd semester and annual family should be less than 6 lakhs.

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