IIT Kharagpur: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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IIT Kharagpur Overview

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is a public technical university. The Government of India established it in 1951. Located in Kharagpur, West Bengal, this institute is one of the first IITs to be established and recognized as an Institute of National Importance. IIT Kharagpur was awarded the status of Institute of Eminence in 2019. IIT Kharagpur is one of the most massive institutes with more than 20,000 residents and a campus of more than 2000 acres.

IIT Kharagpur also offers one of the best placement assistance among all the IITs and offers various courses in different departments of different faculties for all its students.

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IIT Kharagpur Highlights

In the QS World University Rankings of 2020, IIT Kharagpur was rated 281 globally. It has NBA and COA accreditation. The following are some of the institute's highlights.

Year of Establishment 1951
Type Public (Technical)
Governed by IIT Council of 13 Members
Visitor The President of India
Area 2100 Acres
Accreditation NBA, COA
Courses offered UG, PG, Doctoral
Infrastructure Labs, Library, Hostels, Gym, Sport Complex
Location Kharagpur, West Bengal

IIT Kharagpur Ranking

In the QS World University Rankings of 2020, IIT Kharagpur was placed 281 globally, 56 in Asia, and 401–500 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Following are some of the other rankings for the institute.

  • Institute was placed 59 in the Emerging Economies University Rankings of 2020 and 32 in Asia in 2020.
  • In India, India Today placed IIT Kharagpur third among government engineering institutes in 2020.
  • In 2020, the NIRF ranked the institute fifth among engineering colleges.
  • NIRF ranked the architecture department top among all architectural colleges in India in 2020.
  • Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law came in fourth place among law schools, while Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) came fifth among management schools. Business Today's "India's finest B-schools 2019" ranked VGSoM 22nd. These both are schools under IIT Kharagpur.

IIT Kharagpur Courses

IIT Kharagpur provides four-year B. Tech programs, a five-year B.Arch program, five-year Dual Degree (Integrated Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology) programs, and five-year MSc programs. Institute also offers MS and Ph.D. courses.

Following are a few of the courses offered in different subjects.

Aerospace Engineering B. Tech, M. Tech
Agricultural and Food Engineering B. Tech 4 years, M. Tech dual 5 years
Architecture and Regional Planning B. Arch 5 years
Biotechnology B. Tech 4 years, M. Tech dual 5 years
Chemical Engineering B. Tech 4 years 
Civil Engineering M. Tech dual 5 years

This is to be noted that Mtech and Btech decrease are awarded in different courses under each department.

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IIT Kharagpur Departments

IIT Kharagpur has 7 faculties. There are various departments under each faculty. Each department runs several courses. Examples include the Department Faculty of Sciences, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, etc. The name of the faculties is given below.

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Faculty of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biosciences School of Law
Faculty of Sciences School of Management
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Economic sciences

IIT Kharagpur Admission

The JEE Mains and JEE Advanced exams determine admission for UG courses. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering determines admission to postgraduate programs (M. Tech). There are two other postgraduate admission tests: Joint Admissions to M. Sc (JAM) for M. Sc and IIMs' Common Admission Test (CAT) for management courses.

IIT Kharagpur Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for each course are different. Specifically, depending on the course chosen by the student.

IIT Kharagpur B. Tech Eligibility Criteria

  1. Tech at IIT Kharagpur is a four-year course. This degree is awarded for different subjects like Chemistry,  Science, and different courses in Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, etc. Following are the eligibility criteria.
  • The candidate must have finished 10+2 in PCM. They must have scored at least 60%.
  • The candidate must have PCMS as the main subject.
  • There are reservations for different categories of students. Therefore, the minimum eligibility criteria may change accordingly.

IIT Kharagpur B. Arch Eligibility Criteria

B arch is a 5-year degree course at IIT Kharagpur. Following are the eligibility criteria for the students.

  •  Students must have passed their 10 + 2 with PCM as the main subject.
  • They must have scored at least 75% marks in 10 + 2.
  • There is a reservation for students of different categories. Therefore, eligibility criteria may differ.

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Why Choose IIT Kharagpur?

The institute, founded in 1951, is recognized as an Institute of National Importance. It was the first of the IITs to be formed. The Government of India bestowed the title of Institute of Eminence on it in 2019. It is one of the oldest IITs, and its education system and placement programs are well-known worldwide. Following are a few of the main features of the institute. 

  • Under 6 Faculties, Institute has more than 15 different departments.
  • Institute has more than 10 schools. These are in Biosciences, engine energy sciences, water resources management, etc. Institute also has different centres for steel technology, cryogenic engineering and a centre of excellence. 
  • There are 19 academics. Buildings, 8 multidisciplinary centres. In addition to 25 research centres in development units and more than 10 residential halls for students.
  • Open-air theatre with a capacity of 6000 people.
  • The Science and Technology Entrepreneur Park provides various facilities for alumni who want to become an entrepreneur but do not have infrastructure of their own. STEP provides the first step towards success. 
  • In 2019, IT Kharagpur was awarded Institute of Eminence status, which helped get full anatomy and special incentives.
  • IIT Kharagpur also has postgraduate hostels for women and a separate hostel for scholars from the armed forces.

IIT Kharagpur Academic Advantage

Institute attributes its students' educational and academic success to providing for every requirement of its students. Following are a few of the academic advantages for the students studying at the IIT Kharagpur.

  • Pollution Control, Transport Processes, Coal and Petroleum Technology, and Membrane Processes are all areas where the chemical engineering department is heavily involved. The department has always been involved in research projects supported by well-known companies like L&T, SAIL, TISCO, etc.
  • The Rural Development Centre has made substantial progress in Intensive Crop Farming, Forestry, Horticulture, NTFP-based crafts, Women and Child Welfare programs, and other fields.
  • The department of architecture and planning's strength is a combination of modern building science and technology and Indian vernacular and traditional principles.

IIT Kharagpur Cut Off

The IIT Kharagpur cut-off for 2021 has been announced. The eligibility requirements and the institute's cut-off criteria determine admission to the specific course. Cut off the rank for students in other categories vary. The following are some of the cut-off ranks for various specializations and categories for 2021.

Category Aerospace Engineering Civil Engineering
General 4493 5585
OBC 1988 2503
SC 1113 1356
ST 744 382

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IIT Kharagpur Result

Results for IIT Kharagpur 2021 are already announced. Candidate students can check their results on the official websites of IIT Kharagpur with the help of their registration number and password. JEE 2022 was organized in March. The result for those exams has not yet been announced. 

IIT Kharagpur Infrastructure

IIT Kharagpur campus is spread across 2100 acres of land. There are more than 19 academic buildings and 23 residential halls. More than 2000 people stay inside IIT Kharagpur. These residence halls are for all the students and research scholars.

  • Common sports grounds for cricket, football, and hockey.
  • One volleyball court, two lawn tennis courts, four indoor badminton courts, athletics tracks, and swimming pools.
  • Six guest homes, a civic hospital, four nationalized banks, four schools (Hijli High School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, D.A.V Model School, and St. Agnes Branch School), a railway reservation counter, and a police station are all located on the institute site.
  • Another guest house is under construction, as well as a 2,000-seat convention facility.

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IIT Kharagpur Placement

IIT Kharagpur just completed its 2022 placement drive, receiving 1600 offers. The number of offers received grew by more than 20%. The maximum CTC offered was 2.3 CPA. Summer Internship placements 2022 at IIT Kharagpur were also held. More than 240 recruiters visited campus during the summer internship placement drive, and around 800 internship offers were made. The IT / Software industry has the most internship opportunities. Following were a few of the top recruiters.

Google Microsoft
Uber Honeywell
Excel Micron Technology

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IIT Kharagpur Scholarship

More than only scholarships, IIT Kharagpur provides financial aid for academics, housing, research, entrepreneurship, and international competition travel. Following are a few of the scholarships available at the Institute.

  • Merit cum means scholarship
  • Free mess in pocket allowance
  • Organizational scholarship and fellowships
  • Aluminise scholarships in the award.
  • Inspire scholarship

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IIT Kharagpur Faculty

There are almost 800 faculty members on the academic staff of IIT Kharagpur. Most of the staff members have already finished their Ph.D. The faculty members are. Are constantly involved in various research and development programs. They act as a guide in mentors for their students.

IIT Kharagpur Collaboration

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has signed MoUs with different universities all across the world. Students get a chance to visit these universities. These are a good opportunity to enhance specific videos of the time. Make it knowledge amongst students. Following are a few universities of different countries with which IIT Kharagpur has signed MoUs.

United Kingdom 

  • University of Manchester
  • University of Leeds
  • Brunel University
  • Cranfield university


  • Universita Degli Studi Di Catania

The United States of America

  • University of North Texas
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Arizona
  • New Mexico State University
  • Colorado State University


  • Technical University Munich
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover


  • Curtin University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Wollongong
  • James Cook University
  • University of New Castle


  • Research and Development Center of Nippon Koei Co. Ltd.
  • Accelerator Laboratory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 
  • Nagasaki University
  • Nagaoka University of Technology
  • University of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University 

IT Kharagpur Alumni

Under the direction of the Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations, his office staff, and student representatives, alumni-institute connection is maintained through the Alumni Network. It also aids in the organization of annual alumni gatherings.

Following are a few of the notable alumni of IIT Kharagpur.

Notable Alumni Profession
Sundar Pichai CEO, Google
Arvind Kejriwal CM Delhi
Jitendra Kumar Actor
Parth Pratim Chakraborty Computer Scientist
Biswa Kalyan Rath Comedian

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IIT Kharagpur Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 14
Total Faculty 800
Year of Establishment 1951
Campus Area 2100 acres

IIT Kharagpur Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
5 Engineering
4 Engineering
4 Engineering
3 Engineering
5 Law
3 Architecture

Exams Accepted by IIT Kharagpur

JEE Advanced

Exam Date: Aug 28, 2022

Result Date: Sep 11, 2022



Exam Date: Feb 13, 2022

Result Date: Mar 17, 2022


What was the highest salary offered in placement drive of 2022?

The highest CTC offered was 2.3 CPA.

Does it offer placement for students?

Yes, the college has good placement records over the years. IIT Kharagpur has one of the best records for placement for its students.

Does it provide a student exchange program for students?

Yes, it offers a student exchange program for students who are interested in pursuing education abroad for some time.

Are there any internship programs for students who are interested in working in reputed companies before leaving college?

Yes, the college offers internship programs for students to utilize their time during summer vacation.  

IIT Kharagpur Reviews

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Arghyaghosh | B.tech+M.tech dual degree in biotechnology and biochemical engineering, batch of 2023

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

  • 4.8
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

I completed two internships- I) Online pedagogy creator- Rekhi Centre IIT Kharagpur (15/07/2020-15/09/2020); stipend -6k/month ii) subject matter expert and quality control expert in doubtnut (11/11/2020-25/10/2021); stipend - 27k/month 2) Google, Microsoft, DEUTSCHE BANK, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Samsung, Vedanta, TCS, BAJAJ, ACIS Bank, Namura, MasterCard, American Express, Visa and 350 other companies hire from the campus for the role of Software Engineer, analyst, finance, it etc. 3) average salary- 13 LPA (domestic) 70lpA(abroad) Highest salary- 35 LPA (domestic) 1 .2 crore per annum (abroad) 4) Alumni network is very strong, they have a usa foundation for IIT KHARAGPUR.

Fees and Scholarship

Course fee at Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur is INR 1.5 lakh/semester (if income more than INR 5 lakh/annum),66 k/semester (if parents income is between INR 1-5 lakh/annum), 33k/ semester (if parents income is less than 1 lakh/annum) There are more than 20 scholarship availabl

Karan | , batch of 2017

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 3.7
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • International Exposure 3
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
Academics & Faculty
  • We have a semester System, so Every Semester, We have pay our tution fee and hostel expenses which are around 48000 - 53000.
  • Academic Schedule- Classes are from 7:30 am to 5 : 30 pm, but only around 20-25 hours a week ( Depends on the Credits taken in that particular semester ).There are lots of class test. We have to remain updated with the course going like said in an Bollywood Movie Life is a Race, Bhaag lo bhai nhi to koi piche chod jayega. Home assignments are less , so we get much time to start learning any new type of things.
  • Courses are Available in any stream. It doesn't matter which course are you in . You can apply for any course in any department , so for those students who were unable to get 400-600 ranks can also study 'Computer Science' in our college.
  • Quality and Method of Teaching - Except for some, MOst of the teacher just think that all the students are intelligent enough to read by themselves. Prof

Archisman | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Instrumentation & Control Engineering), batch of 2017

Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

  • 4.2
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Academics & Faculty
  • The class timings have changed and they are appropriate now. Exam and assignments are done in ethical ways.
  • The quality and method of teaching is improving day by day. Till now it is some points above average.
  • The overall experience in college is the best. I think the experience which my college provides, no other college in India can ever provide.
Fees and Scholarship
  • The course fee per year is INR 1,50,000.
  • The scholarship otions mainly include the Merit Cum Means scholarship and the Aditya Birla Scholarship. But the competiton is very huge and a majority of the students fail to receive the advantages of these scholarships.
  • Average number of students include 5 out of every 100 student.
  • Loans are needed, they are also very easily available from the State Bank of India Branch attached to the college. But the rate of interest of the Educational Loan

Abhinav | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2020

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

  • 4.3
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Two internships: 1. Self-applied in Shipper Pvt. Ltd. for role of data analyst. The stipend of 10k pm 2. Through CDC of college in Schlumberger Pvt. Ltd. for role of Jr. Field Engg. Stipend 15k for 45 days but stay and travel all managed by the company in 5-star hotels. The average salary of department: 12-13. Lakhs per annum Percentage of students placed ~90+% Very strong alumni network

Fees and Scholarship

The scholarship is not available in Mech. department apart from final year GATE/M.Tech scholarship. Students with CGPA>8 or who have qualified GATE get this scholarship Loans/Scholarships are easily available for students with economy issues from home

Dharmendra | Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Chemical Engineering), batch of 2022

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

There are lot of companies which recruit students from this college and student are paid handsome packages.

Fees and Scholarship

Fees per year of IIT Kharagpur for BE course is around INR 3 lakhs per annum. But there are scholarships awarded through which one can get free education. Scholarships are given to students who perform well in academics. Loans can be taken from banks for the fee. SBI gives loan at best intrest rates.

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