Classes go on from 7:30 am in the morning to 5:30 pm in the evening. Labs are fully furnished with the best of equipments available.Tests and assignments are given so as to check the overall improvement of each and every student. Library is open from 8:00 am in the morning to 12:00 am in the night making sure it is accessible to students. The Central Library of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is the largest technical library of Asia having books, journals, and even has digital Library. Courses offered in the first and second year are core courses, while electives are allowed in the third, fourth and fifth years. Professors and very friendly and can be approached when needed.
Situated about 120 km west of Kolkata, Kharagpur can be reached in about 2 hours by train from Howrah railway station of Kolkata or 3 hours by car from Kolkata Airport. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes drive (5 km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, autorickshaw or cycle-rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.
On Sept. 15, 1956, the Parliament of India passed an act known as the Indian Institute of Technology(Kharagpur) Act declaring this Institute as an Institute of national importance. The Institute was also given the status of an autonomous University. From this modest start in 1950, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a steady process of development with about 18 academic departments, five centres of excellence. the vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres has a self contained township of over 15,000 inhabitants. Currently we have about 550 faculty, 1700 employees and 9000 students on the campus.
|Name of the Programme||Duration||Number of Programmes|
|JEE||Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)||5 years||1|
|JEE||Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) (B.Tech.)||4 years||16|
|JEE||Dual Degree - B.Tech and M.Tech or MBA
(shown below as B.Tech / M.Tech or MBA)
|JEE||Integrated M.Sc. (M.Sc)||5 years||6|
|GATE||Master of Technology (M.Tech.)||2 years||49|
|GATE||Master of City Planning (MCP)||2 years||1|
|JMET||Master of Business Administration (MBA)||2 years||1|
|JAM||M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree||(*)||5|
|Master of Medical Science & Technology (MMST)||3 year||1|
|MS and Ph.D. Programmes||All Departments,
|(*) A student admitted to a M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree program will be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. provided he/she has certain minimum CGPA at the end of the fourth semester; otherwise he/she will have to leave with a M.Sc. degree. A student may also on his/her own, decide not to continue with the Ph.D. program and leave with an M.Sc. degree after the end of the fourth semester.|
The institute is fully residential. Students are accommodated in 20 Halls of Residence and the staff is provided with quarters. Accommodation for visitors is arranged in the Technology Guest House, CEC Guest House, Alumni Guest House or CTS Visitors Hall, or if need arises, in a students' Hall of Residence.
All the Halls of Residence and Guest houses have regular catering facilities. Other eating places are Sahara, Dreamland, Vegies, Super-Duper, Tikka, Billoo's Restaurant etc. Some joints located within th