Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur

Read Student Reviews of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur

Ankush B.Tech, batch of 2018
26 Apr 2017 Rating :
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The course fee is 2,00,000 per year of Indian Institute of Technology.
  • The scholarship is offered on merit basis only.
  • Loans are required and easily available.
Placements & Internships:
  • The placement of Indian Institute of Technology is very good.
  • Many big companies come for placement into Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Alumni network is good.
  • Average package is 5 lakhs per annum.
  • Eligibility criteria is 12th pass in PCM for getting into Indian Institute of Technology.
  • JEE entrance exam is required.
  • The cut-off is typically high for this college.
Raghab M. Sc.(Chemistry), batch of 2016
02 Apr 2017
  • Graduate in chemistry with overall about 60% marks from any UGC recognized university or pvt to get into IIT Kharagpur. 
  • Obviously get a really good rank to get into IIT Kharagpur
Avilash Dual Degree (M-Tech plus B-Tech), batch of 2018
25 Feb 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • Indian Institute of Technology has the maximum number of student societies and clubs.
  • The main festivals are Kshitij (Technical Fest) and Spring Fest (Cultural) celebrated on the campus.
College Infrastructure:
  • Hostel fees at Indian Institute of Technology are included in the course fee.
  • As for hostels, there are 18 men's hostel and 4 women's hostels in the campus.
  • Food in the mess is generally ok.
  • The whole campus is covered by WiFi support, even at the roadsides. 
Academics & Faculty:
  • The daily routine at Indian Institute of Technology consists of mainly 4-5 hours of class and 3 hours of a lab on certain days (2-3 times a week).
  • The quality of teaching is quite good for the most part and gives a good understanding of the subjects.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • My course fee at Indian Institute of Technology per year is around Rs. 2 lakh pa. 
  • Scholarship options are available mostly to higher CGPA students and for financially backward students an MCM (Merit-cum-Means) scholarship is provided by the institute.
Placements & Internships:
  • I have done an internship in the Third Year at the University of British Columbia. For foreign training one must have a good CGPA and interest in the subject.
  • Key companies that hire students from Indian Institute of Technology are Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
  • Average salary offered is around Rs. 16 lakh pa.
  • The eligibility criteria for getting admission in Indian Institute of Technology is to clear the JEE ADVANCED exam.
  • Typical cutoffs for the Dual Degree course was having an All-India Rank (AIR) of less than 1000 for general category.


Hemant M.Tech (Mechanical), batch of 2016
20 Feb 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are a huge number of students societies & clubs present at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • We celebrate all the festivals inside the campus, about the main fest everyone knows Spring Fest & Kshitiz are worldwide famous.
  • Life in college is good.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are 21 hostels present at the Indian Institute of Technology, 15 for boys & 6 for girls.
  • The food & hostel fees everything included in the course fee itself.
  • The quality of food is ok but it does not meet your expectation.
  • There is a wifi facility available in the campus.
  • Library present at Indian Institute of Technology is Asia largest library.
  • Classrooms & labs are world class and it has modern equipment.
Academics & Faculty:
  • Classes timing at Indian Institute of Technology will be in between from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  • There is a lab facility available for the students. The projects are given to the students regularly.
  • About exams, there are two exams in each Sem.
  • Quality & method of teaching completely depends on professors & it varies but overall it's good.
  • Overall experience is good.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Annual course fees at Indian Institute of Technology including hostel & food doesn't exceed Rs. 75,000.
  • There is no scholarship facility for the students.
  • The loan is not required but if needed it can be availed from the SBI bank.
Placements & Internships:
  • There is a stipend of Rs. 12,400 is provided to the students during his internship program.
  • There is more placement opportunity for the mechanical students at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • The research-oriented companies come for placement to automobile & manufacturing sector.
  • Average Package offered for mechanical students is Rs. 7-8 lakh pa.
  • Eligibility Criteria for the course at Indian Institute of Technology is the students should have completed his/ her or BE with minimum 60% marks.
  • The students have to clear the GATE exam, based on that exam ranking you get the admission.
  • For Mechanical course students, the General Category rank should be within 500, for OBC within 1000 & for SC/ST within 5000.
Soumyaranjan B.Tech, batch of 2018
27 Jan 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many societies for different events from technical, business related or cultural events. Even there are societies for different state people. There are many startups to help the campus community. There are societies to help students academically, mentally etc at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Social-cultural fest like Springfest, Techfest are Kshitij, Management fest is Purvodaya and other departmental fests are held on the campus.
  • There are also Inter-hall and Inter-IIT events regarding sports, social-cultural and technology.
  • Life in college is good.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are more than 20 hostels for both UG and PG students at Indian Institute of Technology and the hostel fee( including boarding+mess) is about Rs. 33k per semester.
  • Outside of college, there are no PGs are available to the students they have to stay inside the campus according to rule except Ph.D. students.
  • Mess food is not so good but cheaper than any other canteen.
  • The cost of food is Rs. 150 per meal.
  • Classrooms, labs, libraries, wifi everything is the best.
Academics & Faculty:
  • Class timings at Indian Institute of Technology are from 8 AM-6 PM.
  • The projects are given to the students.
  • Assignments and surprise tests are also common through out the semester. Attendance is mandatory.
  • The quality of teaching is not so good. Method of teaching is more competitive.
  • Overall experience is awesome.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The course fee at Indian Institute of Technology is Rs. 2 lakh per annum.
  • Scholarship options like MCM Scholarship, DST-Inspire scholarship, Any other govt or non-govt scholarship, scholarship for best students in each department etc is available for the students.
  • About 60% of students get a scholarship.
  • The loan is needed for some students. We have banks like SBI, PNB on our campus to help in this regard.
Placements & Internships:
  • There is compulsory internship program for a 3rd-year student(B.Tech) for 8 weeks.
  • The stipend range from Rs. 5k per month to Rs. 1.2 lakh per month during an internship.
  • The average salary offered is Rs. 9.2 lakhs pa and highest salary offered is Rs. 2 crores per annum for the students at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • The alumni network is old and good.
  • Alumni network helps in placement and other developmental work.
  • The eligibility criteria for joining Indian Institute of Technology is passing the 12th in PCM stream.
  • The students have to clear the JEE MAIN or JEE ADVANCED to get admission in the college.
  • The cut-off for my course is for general category students it is 5152 AIR, OBC category students has to have 2655 AIR, SC students have score 1408 AIR and ST students need to have 500 AIR to get admission in the college.
Sri Harsha Dual Degree (B-tech plus M-tech), batch of 2018
22 Jan 2017 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are many student societies, clubs, and associations on Indian Institute of Technology campus.
  • Freshers join these societies in their first year, joining a society of their interest will help them a lot.
  • Life in college is very good.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are many halls, we call them halls, not hostels and around Rs. 30k would be for hall fees including mess and others, this is included in the semester fee.
  • Food quality is average.
  • The quality of Classrooms, Labs, Libraries, dining halls, Wi-Fi and other key infrastructure is very nice.
Academics & Faculty:
  • Class timings, projects, exams are all well established at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Quality and method of teaching are good.
  • Overall experience is nice.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Course fee for general & OBC is Rs. 1.4 lakh per year and for SC/ST it is Rs. 90k would be deducted.
  • Fees vary from year to year at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Scholarships are available for students whose parent annual income is less than Rs. 4.5 lakh per year.
  • SBI also provides student loans with very less interest.
Placements & Internships:
  • There is an internship program for the students at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Many companies come for placements for engineering branches like CSE, ECE, EEE, Mech, Maths & Computing.
  • Other branches have fewer companies that come for recruitment.
  • Alumni network is well established.


  • The eligibility criteria for joining Indian Institute of Technology is clearing the JEE MAIN or JEE ADVANCED exam.
Vicky Dual Degree (B-tech plus M-tech), batch of 2021
23 Dec 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are countless societies in IIT Kharagpur so I want to take you through our tech fest.
  • There is two major tech fest of IIT KGP one is cultural fest which is spring fest and the other is tech fest which is Kshitij and now Kshitij is the Asia largest techno-management.
  • The most unique thing about IIT KGP is illumination. Every year we celebrate Diwali in a unique way which we call illumination.
  • And the life is peace in IIT.
College Infrastructure:
  • IIT Kharagpur is the oldest, biggest and mother of all the IITs. There are 20 halls of which 16 are for boys and 4 are for girls. On an average, there are 700 students in each of these halls. Halls are not as bad but not as good also.
  • Mess are quite clean and foods are quite good.
  • Wi-Fi and LAN speed are very good. The full campus is high-speed Wi-Fi zone.
  • The smart class and smart labs which save the time of students and professors as well and IIT Kharagpur's library is the Asia largest library.
  • No motorbikes are allowed for the students so the campus is pollution free and full of trees and flowers.
Academics & Faculty:
  • In a week we have 26 hours of a class including theory and labs at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • I like the methods of teaching and interaction of professor with students.
  • They are very helpful and extremely talented.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • You all know that the fee of IITs increased to Rs. 1 lakhs per semester which are unaffordable for many middle-class families but the scholarships and fee Weaver are there for the students and you can easily get interest-free loan from state bank of India.
Placements & Internships:
  • Basically, I'm in the first year now so I have not much idea about internship placement and salary at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • But this year placements are quite good.
  • IIT Kharagpur students are getting job offers from Oracle, Microsoft, and so many companies offering the jobs and the salaries are quite good.
  • Every year Jee will take the entrance examination for the admission in IITs. one should appear in 12 board examination or pass out the previous year can only apply for Jee.
  • Cutoff's change every year, this depends on the level of the paper and every year level of Jee papers increases so the cutoffs are quite low.
Rakesh Integrated msc in physics , batch of 2017
29 Nov 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • In Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur conducts spring fest, cultural fest, technology fest grandly.
  • Societies in college are like TDS for dance, Dramatics etc.
  • College life is peaceful.
College Infrastructure:
  • Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur provides hostel room for every student.
  • There is no extra money paid for the hostel room it is covered in annual fees.
  • The cost of food is also covered in the annual fees.
  • Classes are provided with full air conditioner facility with good Lab.
  • College provides wifi facility for the students.
Academics & Faculty:
  • Classes in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur starts from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Passing in Exams, assignments and projects are difficult in college.
  • The quality of teaching is good.
  • The college environment is excellent.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • Course fee in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur is Rs. 2,00,000 per year (reservation students gets discount).
  • Loan for the students is easily available from SBI branch on the college campus.
  • MCM scholarship of Rs. 60,000 is offered to the Merit students and Inspire scholarship for the MSc students. 
Placements & Internships:
  • The internship is compulsory in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur.
  • Many key companies visit the college for placements.
  • Average salary package is from Rs. 8,00,000 to Rs. 10,00,000. Highest paid salary is Rs. 2 Crores for a computer science students from Google.
  • Alumni in college keep touch with the Alumni cell specially.
  • Eligibility criteria for joining the Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur is passing the 12th standard.
  • Students have to attend JEE ADVANCED exam to get qualify to join the college.
  • Counseling is conducted after JEE ADVANCED exam. 
Bunny M.Sc (Maths), batch of 2015
01 Nov 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • There are a lot of societies for students, like dance, drama, music, Adventure, sports, robotics, art,etc. They are run by students only. and as being the oldest among all IITs institutes, everything is developed here.
  • Diwali is the heart of all the festivals In IIT, Other than that spring Fest and Kshitij are the other main fests, there are much more small events are conducted.
  • Talking about the life in college life in general, It's actually awesome. Living an IITian life is above imaginations, you get everything here.
College Infrastructure:
  • There are hostels available for both boys and girls. The hostel fee is less and is a part of the semester fees.
  • There is no need to look for a PG. The hostel has good facilities. Students will love to be a part of it. Lots of hostel activities are conducted, which keep on boosting our staying at Indian Institute of Technology, internet is free and unlimited, with a very good speed.
  • Rooms are clean, washing machine, fans, bulbs, cleaning facilities, Everything is provided in the hostel itself.
  • A mess is attached to every hostel. Food is quite better compared to other hostels, and cheaper too. mess workers are nice, and the menu is decided by students only. Healthy food is provided.
  • I can't give a separate mess fees, hostel fees. but overall, it costs around 6000 per month, in which hostel, mess, tuition, wifi, library, medical all kind of fees are included, no extra money is required to give later.
  • Classrooms are comfortable. Labs are also good. The library is the center of attraction.
Academics & Faculty:
  • We have classes from Monday to Friday on each day. Breaks are given in between the classes.
  • Projects are given in the final year of M.Sc. and with the help of a group and our professors It's not a tough task to complete that. There are four exams in a year.
  • Assignments are regularly given to us which has to be submitted.
  • There are enough professors and each one with their own style. They do justice with their teaching. They focus on sharpening our concepts.
  • Overall, it is a good environment, If one wishes to study, Then IIT Kharagpur is a good choice.
Fees and Scholarship:
  • The course fee for M.Sc. course is much less than that of B.Tech/M.Tech courses. It is around Rs 57,000 per annum including mess charge, hostel charge, medical etc.
  • No tuition fee is needed.
  • There are many ways to avail a scholarship for the course in Maths, N.B.H.M, M.C.M. can be availed. N.B.H.M is entrance and interview based, While to avail M.C.M. scholarship, we have to only maintain a good C.G.P.A, that is above 7.
  • Almost all the students get M.C.M. scholarship.
  • Loans are not needed actually, as the amount is not huge. But if needed, then we can get loans from banks like Indian Bank with an interest rate of 9.75,I guess. So, applying for Loan is not a big deal, nor paying the fees in Indian Institute of Technology. 
Placements & Internships:
  • Scholarships are provided to almost all the students, who are pursuing M.Sc. degree from Indian Institute of Technology.
  • In IIT Kharagpur, The students get a monthly scholarship of Rs. 1000, whereas, the one who got selected to continue for Ph.D. after completion of his M.Sc. get a scholarship of Rs. 5000 instead of 1000, for his M.Sc. period.
  • The students having interests in programming, Coding, etc can easily get placed in a good company in their final year.  They have to maintain a good academic record and sharpen their knowledge and skills in that subject.
  • If you get placed enough in IIT Kharagpur the salary is good enough.
  • To do from an IIT /IISc.,IISERs, one has to complete his graduation with 55%(Gen). Just like JEE MAIN, there is an Entrance exam, IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.). The students in their final year of graduation period can also give this test. It is conducted online, and the questions are mostly concept based. So, one with good conceptual knowledge has a great chance to crack this exam. unlike, JEE, There is no huge competition to fight with. My subject is maths and in Maths, about 10,000 students attended this exam this year, among them, if one secures a rank under 500, has a chance to get an IIT.t good IITs.
  • This year the typical cutoff in Indian Institute of Technology was around 40% or above, quite higher than the previous years. But still, there is a good chance to score above 45, if you have good conceptual knowledge.
  • Once, you clear the test with a good rank, counseling is done, in which we have to give our preferences to choose an institute. Then according to our rank, we get offer letters from the Institutes.
Satyaki B.Tech (Electrical/Electronics), batch of 2018
25 Oct 2016
  • You have to score below 1200 rank to get electrical engineering in IIT JAM.
  • The entrance examination  conducted was IIT-JEE (Advanced).
  • The typical cutoff in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur varies every year.
Ritam M.Sc (Chemistry), batch of 2016
25 Oct 2016 Rating :
Societies & Associations:
  • The fest that is conducted by the student societies in Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur are the spring fest and Diwali illumination.
College Infrastructure:
  • My hostel has 600 triple bedrooms with WiFi and facilities like the washing machine, gym, a swimming pool, basketball ground to and an attached balcony is also available.
Academics & Faculty:
  • The class timings inIndian Institute of Technology are from 8am to 5pm.
  • The teaching quality is very good.
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