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

 ESTD 1951
 Public University

About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 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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1 year ago

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

2nd year student 5/5

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 that my score was 48 and I got admission because I am from the reserved quota but for the general quota
PLACEMENT 3.5/5

It is less in my department as well as Civil and Agriculture department.
2 years ago

Soumya Shailja B.Tech / B.E.  Student

IIT Kharagpur- Home away from home 5/5

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 with highs and lows. Studying 2 days before exams, having night outs with friends, being carefree for
PLACEMENT 4/5

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, Instrumentation Engineering is also good.
2 years ago

Anonymous Aerospace  Student

It may not be the best of reviews but worth a read 4/5

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) are evident. It doesn't just focus on academic growth of a student but also helps to enhance an indiv
PLACEMENT 4.5/5

There's limit scope for internships and placements in my field of study but there's a lot of research going on abroad.
2 years ago

Ritvik Mechanical  Student

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

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 things i never even dreamt about. Only advice i can give to aspirants is to start exploring things beyo
PLACEMENT 4/5

Seniors are pretty confident about it. We do have regular discussions and talks where they talk about various skill requirement of every company and their methods to approach them
1 year ago

Sukesh Nayak  Student

1st engineering college of India 4/5

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 Btech in Civil Engineering from this college and i am a 2011 passout when i was student the minimum rank
PLACEMENT 5/5

I got placed in NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation which is a great electricity generating company in the India
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3 months ago

Saurabh Kumar B.Tech / B.E.1  Student

Overview 4/5

College is better for IIT students. Outdoor and indoor is good condition and it is a Playground for students and All is well here. ...Read Full Review
Admission

I'm being a pleasure to go to this college.
3 months ago

Sanjay Bhargav MSc25  Student

Overview 2/5

One of the best colleges in India and friendly professors are there. A huge campus with a lot of facilities. Fewer girls around 1:7 ratio ...Read Full Review
Admission

It is trough jee advanced exams
5 months ago

Abhijeet Kumar B.Tech / B.E.  Student

Overview 1/5

The awesome environment of students in IITS. Becaouse there Everything does in practical ways not go then theoretically. ...Read Full Review
Admission

Admission is based on the basis of IIT-JEE advance rank. According to rank, you will get any IIT's in India at any state.
1 year ago

Mudit MSc  Student

Overview 5/5

A very good college in India and the first IIT . ...Read Full Review
1 year ago

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

2nd year student 5/5

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 that my score was 48 and I got admission because I am from the reserved quota but for the general quota
PLACEMENT 3.5/5

It is less in my department as well as Civil and Agriculture department.
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2 years ago

Anonymous Aerospace  Student

It may not be the best of reviews but worth a read 4/5

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) are evident. It doesn't just focus on academic growth of a student but also helps to enhance an indiv
PLACEMENT 4.5/5

There's limit scope for internships and placements in my field of study but there's a lot of research going on abroad.
2 years ago

Soumya Shailja B.Tech / B.E.  Student

IIT Kharagpur- Home away from home 5/5

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 with highs and lows. Studying 2 days before exams, having night outs with friends, being carefree for
PLACEMENT 4/5

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, Instrumentation Engineering is also good.
2 years ago

Ritvik Mechanical  Student

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

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 things i never even dreamt about. Only advice i can give to aspirants is to start exploring things beyo
PLACEMENT 4/5

Seniors are pretty confident about it. We do have regular discussions and talks where they talk about various skill requirement of every company and their methods to approach them
1 year ago

Sukesh Nayak  Student

1st engineering college of India 4/5

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 Btech in Civil Engineering from this college and i am a 2011 passout when i was student the minimum rank
PLACEMENT 5/5

I got placed in NTPC National Thermal Power Corporation which is a great electricity generating company in the India
1 year ago

Anonymous M.Tech / M.E.  Student

IIT KGP College is best 4/5

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%  ...Read Full Review
PLACEMENT 5/5

Almost 100% placement in the college. Average salary of the college is around 12LPA.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 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.

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 B.Tech / B.E.2 years ago
A good number of students are placed through our CDC with decent packages. Department wise, CSE gets the best placement offers, but ECE, Industrial Sc
Jayanth Ocean Engg. and Naval Architecture 2 years ago
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

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

 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

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has developed a solution to filter out fake news about disasters on social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. The solution will be using artificial intelligence to extract critical information from social media platforms that are difficult to obtain manually. This tech developed by IIT Kharagpur can be used to determine the authenticity of the posts. It will also be providing data regarding rescue and relief operations. In the year 2016 during Chennai floods, there were rumors that crocodiles had ...Read more

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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
Anonymous Aerospace 2 years ago
Prof. Koeli Ghoshal (Math). Simply because she makes us visualize what the theorems and postulates
Gautam Rishi Prakash M.Tech / M.E.1 year ago
I don't think that potential of the faculty of IIT needs any Introduction they all are doctorates so

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.

Location & Contact Info

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

Facilities Available

Library      
The campus has a central library with good collection of books, journals and OPAC search facilities for the students.
Computer Lab      
The campus has a computer centre for development and planning and has a good connectivity which provides access to all the staff and the students.
Auditorium      
There is Netaji auditorium in the campus in which several plays are held and various events are also organized in the campus.
Gym      
A gymnasium is there in the campus which has modern equipment to maintain the health of the student and the gym can be used by the Institute staff also.
Lab      
The campus has many research and virtual labs like artificial intelligence lab, crypto research lab and CNeRG labs for the students.
Medical      
The campus has a hospital which can provide health care services to all the staff, faculty and the students using cost-effective techniques at reasonable rates.
Wi-Fi      
yes
Cafeteria      
There are several eateries points like subway, CCD, and many more and some canteens are there which are open till late at night to serve delicious food to all the students.
Hostel      
The staff of this institute is provided with the quarters. Students are given 20 Halls of Residence. Accommodation is also provided to visitors.

Recruiters

164 Companies

Placement Officer
Prof. Raja Sekhar G P
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