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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur

About Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, was started in 1950. The Institute is one of the top engineering institutes in India and it has been granted Autonomous status. It has a huge campus and is equipped with modern learning facilities. They have various Research Centers for the better development of the students and it focuses on the overall performance of the students. The college draws the best expertise in technology, science, management and law so as to enable the students with the skills to synthesize, visualize, and execute projects in different fields.

The college also takes sponsored research and provides consultancy services in educational, social and industrial related areas. IIT Kharagpur visions to be a centre of excellence in producing global leaders in the field of science, technology and management. The college also wants to be the hub of knowledge which will be very helpful at the national and global platforms.

The college encourages students towards entrepreneurial skills development which will lead them to make a contributing factor to the country’s economy. The college also gives many platforms to the students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills in National and International places. The college has an entrepreneurship cell which transforms the dreams of the students to working reality.

Apart from the educational factors, IIT Kharagpur is also well versed with extracurricular and cultural beauty. The college hosts many Inter and Intra college fests every year. The students are given the full charge of hosting the events hence making them more independent. The college also organises many workshops and seminars for the students which helps them for all-round development. IIT Admissions are currently present for UG, PG and Doctorate courses.

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Indian Institute of Technology Highlights:

The Institute regulates all its actions to help the national interest and seeks and also to provide broad-based education, helping students sharpen their professional skills and procure the best-in-class skills in their respective disciplines. To draw the most suitable expertise in science, technology, management and law so as to furnish students with the skills to visualize, synthesize and execute projects in these fields. The highlights of the college are:

Type of University Public
Director Partha Pratim Chakraborty
IIT Kharagpur Facilities Academic block, Hostel, Canteen, Sports, Transport, Library, Guesthouse, Subway, Cafe Coffee Day and Baskin Robbins
IIT Kharagpur Placement More than 1500 students are placed every year in 250+ top brands with the best compensation packages.
IIT Kharagpur Address IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, 721302
Anti Ragging Policy Yes
IIT Kharagpur Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate courses IIT Kharagpur Fees 
IIT Kharagpur Contact Number +91-3222-255221

IIT Courses:

IIT KGP offers courses in UG, PG, Ph.D and integrated courses for students in the fields of Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Management and other departments. Following are the few courses, and their specializations:

 Discipline Course  Specialization 
 Engineering B.Tech Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Food Engineering,  Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture, Parent Department
   B.Tech + M.Tech/M.Tech/Ph.D Aerospace Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Farm Machinery and Power, Land and Water Resources Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Agricultural Biotechnology, Aquacultural Engineering, Agricultural Systems And Management, Biotechnology And Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Hydraulic And Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering And Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Railway Engineering (Civil Engineering Vertical),  Railway Engineering (Electrical Engineering Vertical), Railway Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Vertical), Computer Science & Engineering, Machine Drives And Power Electronics, Control System Engineering, Power And Energy Systems, Instrumentation And Signal Processing, Electrical Engineering, Fibre Optics And Lightwave Engineering, Microelectronics And VLSI Design,  RF And Microwave Engineering, Telecommunication Systems Engineering, Visual Information And Embedded Systems Engg., Electronics And Communication Engineering, Energy Science And Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Vertical), Energy Science And Engineering (Electrical Engineering Vertical), Energy Science And Engineering (Chemical Engineering Vertical), Manufacturing Science And Engineering, Thermal Science And Engineering, Mechanical Systems Design, Metallurgical And Materials Engineering, Steel Technology, Geomechanics For Mineral And Energy Resources, Safety, Health And Environment, Ocean Engineering And Naval Architecture
 Geology & Geophysics  M.Sc   Geophysics, Geology, Exploration Geosciences 
M.Sc (Integrated) /Ph.D Exploration Geophysics & Applied Geology
 Architecture & Regional Planning B.Arch
 M.Arch City Planning, Sustainable Built Environment 
 Physics  M.Sc/Ph.D Solid State Technology, Functional Materials and Devices 
 Law   Intellectual Property Law, Masters Of Laws
 Management  Business Management, Executive MBA, Business Analytics, Business Management 
Information Technology Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology
 Medical Science & Technology M.Sc  Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Medical Microbiology
 Humanities and Social Sciences  Human Resources Management
 Mathematics   M.Sc/Ph.D Mathematics and Computing, Mathematics, Statistics and Informatics, Statistics and Informatics 

Indian Institute of Technology Departments:

On March 1952, Pandit Nehru laid the foundation stone of the New Building. The layout of the present campus and the design of our buildings were carried out by a host of engineers and architects under the guidance of an eminent Swiss architect Dr. Werner M. Moser. A large amount of financial help was available for procuring a number of machine tools from the ministry of industry and supply. The departments of the college are given below:

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Architecture and Regional Planning
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Ocean Engg and Naval Architecture
  • Physics

IIT Facilities:

Accommodation may basically be arranged in the guest houses while the residential unit is allotted and renovated (if required). The residential unit is facilitated with 24 hours of electricity and water supply at subsidized rates and internet connectivity through LAN and WIFI. Residents may apply for Institutes land phone connection if required. The following are a few facilities provided by the college for students:

  • Gym
  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Bank
  • ATM
  • Hospital & Health Centre
  • Film Societies
  • Aquatic Society
  • Market Place
  • Playgrounds
  • Eateries

Indian Institute of Technology Placement:

The placement cell organises an all-around program which allows the students to excel in their carrier. The placement cell provides the students with the choice of companies from different sectors and domains while placements. The cell has a strong connection with the industry giants which take the students through real-time learning. The cell organizes guest lectures and seminars from industry experts. The cell invites national and international companies for recruitment drives. The placement cell ensures to equip the students with the best skills and make them industry-ready. IIT Placement is known for its record-breaking package every year.

IIT Scholarships:

More than Scholarships, IIT-KGP offers financial support to proceed with Academics, Accommodation, Research, Entrepreneurship and International Travel for Competitions. The following are a few options available for students who are financially weak to support their studies:

  • Close to 1000 students at IIT-KGP obtain financial support from different corporations, foundations and external agencies.
  • More than 1000 students get Scholarships on Merit-cum-Means.
  • Hundreds of Endowment Prizes and Free Tuitions granted by the Institute.
  • Alumni Funded Scholarships.
  • IIT-KGP promoted and financed students to compete in international tournaments such as HULT Prize, GRIFTECH, Formula SAE, Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, FIRA World Cup.
  • International Travel support has been formalized under the Shri Gopal Rajgarhia (SGR) Student International Travel Programme for research and volunteer projects, international competitions and conferences, international internships and co-op placements.
  • Top-up Fellowships are offered by the Faculty of Research Projects.
  • Special Grants for incubated Entrepreneurship projects.
  • IIT-KGP education loans can be availed from nationalised banks on campus.
  • Students will not have to depend on parents or on scholarships for study.

Indian Institute of Technology Fee Details:

IIT KGP offers courses in various fields for students who are interested in joining UG, PG, Ph.D or even integrated courses. The fee structure for different courses is given below:

  • The tuition fee for this program will be INR 25000 per semester and it will be revised from time to time.
  • The course fee for B.Tech at IIT Kharagpur is INR 66,666 per annum.
  • The total fee for the course of M.Tech is INR 110,000.
  • MBA total course fee is INR 330,000.
  • M.Sc course fee is INR 6,000 per annum

IIT Awards & Rankings:

  • Internationally, IIT Kharagpur was ranked 308 in the QS World University Rankings of 2018 and the same rankings ranked it 62 in Asia and 24 in BRICS Nations.
  • IIT Kharagpur ranked 2nd among engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2017, 3rd among engineering colleges by Outlook India.
  • NIRF ranked it as the 4th best engineering college and 5th in overall colleges.

Indian Institute of Technology MoUs:

The Office of International Relations (OIR) works to encourage the exchange of students faculty and ideas between IIT Kharagpur and her international partners. The Office has a dedicated team of Executives working on all perspectives of international engagement and is collectively headed by the Dean and Associate Dean of International Relations. Administrative assistance is also presented by the Institutional Development Office. The International Relations Cell (IRC) is a student body serving under the OIR. Together, the OIR and IRC work towards increasing IIT Kharagpur's global outreach. Some of the MoUs that are signed by the international bodies are mentioned below:

  • National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.
  • Sonargaon University, Bangladesh.
  • The University of Tokyo.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) Japan.
  • Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China.
  • The University of Jordan.
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel
  • The University of Auckland
  • University of Melbourne (Dual Doctoral Program)
  • University of New Castle, Australia
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Brunel University, London
  • The French Network of Doctoral Schools REDOC-SPI
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic
  • University of Minho, Portugal
  • University of Manchester
  • Institute of National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT)
  • University of Liverpool, UK
  • Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
  • University of Southampton, UK
  • University of Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Alberta
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • New Mexico State University


  1. What are the courses offered by the university?
    - It offers courses in UG, PG, Ph.D and Integrated courses in several disciplines for students.
  2. Does it offer placement for students?
    - Yes, the college has good placement records over the years.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Entrance Exams for Admission

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Entrance Exams
Exam Name Course Name
GATE 2020
Master of Technology [M.Tech]
CAT 2020
Master of Business Administration [MBA]
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc]
IIT JAM 2020
Master of Science [M.Sc]
Master of Science [M.Sc] + Ph.D
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch]

Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

IIT Eligibility Criteria:

Admission to undergraduate programmes in all IITs is tied to the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). Candidates who pass for admission through IIT-JEE can apply for admission in a four-year B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree, a five-year B.Arch degree, a five-year Dual Degree (Integrated Bachelor & Master of Technology) or a five-year integrated M.Sc (Master of Sciences) at IIT Kharagpur. The courses and their eligibility criteria are given below:



  • Applicants must have completed 12 with 60% marks from a recognized board.
  • Applicants must have a valid JEE rank.
  • The Applicant must have completed graduation from a recognized University.
  • Applicants must have completed B.Sc from a recognized University.
  • The Applicant must have appeared for JAT exam.
  • The Applicant must have completed BE/ B.Tech from a recognized University.
  • Applicants must have a valid GATE score.
  • The Applicant must have completed graduation from a recognized University.
  • Applicant must have completed a PG with 60% from a recognized University.
  • Applicants will have to go through a presentation or PI.

Indian Institute of Technology Admissions:

IIT Kharagpur admission process is done through the relevant entrance exam score. The students have been shortlisted on merit-based. Eligible students have called for counselling. Final seats are allotted after the counselling session. The students can apply for admission from the official website.

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] {Hons.}  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 8 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] {Hons.} + Master of Technology [M.Tech]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] {Hons.} + Master of Technology [M.Tech]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] {Hons.}+ Master of Technology [M.Tech]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10 Lakh
Master of Technology [M.Tech]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.10 Lakh

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9 Lakh
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6 Lakh
Master of Human Resource Management [MHRM]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3 Lakh
Master of Human Resources and Management [MHRM]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3 Lakh

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3.33 Lakh
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000
Master of Science [M.Sc] + Ph.D  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 12,000

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Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Architecture Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10 Lakh
Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Law Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Laws [LLB]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 3 Lakh
Master of Laws [LLM]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.80 Lakh

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 87 Student's Reviews 8.4/10  
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This institute is recommended by 69/87 students

Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur Ranking

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Silicon India 4
Outlook 4
India Today 3
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MBA Ranking
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Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by AICTE, NBA.

Hostel Details

Indian Institute of Technology Hostel Details:

IIT KGP has its private Food Monitoring Committee that assures decent quality food is being served hygienically at reasonable prices at all campus eateries. The FMC conducts raids on complaints, takes feedback, publishes annual reviews, fines and looks after these eating destinations. IIT Kharagpur has a self-sustained market (Tech market) within the campus where one can get a wide variety of evening snacks and sweets.  The facilities of the college include:

  • IIT Facilities are fully residential.
  • Students are accommodated in 20 Halls of Residence and the staff are provided with quarters.
  • Accommodation for visitors is arranged in the Technology Guest House, CEC Guest House, Alumni Guest House or CTS Visitors Hall.
  • Hostels are equipped with all infrastructural facilities.
  • Billoos (famous for its Punjabi food), Dreamland-Sahara, Hot Bite, Heritage etc. Each Hall of Residence has its own Canteen apart from the mess. 


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Contact Details and Location

Address : ┬áIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal - 721302
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Student Reviews

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2016
  • 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.

  • 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.

Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2020

IIT Kharagpur offers degrees as part of its undergraduate programmes. They include Bachelor of Technology (BTech.Hons), Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and the 5-year integrated Master of Science. The BTech degree is the most common undergraduate degree in IIT Kharagpur in terms of student enrolment. It is based on a four-year programme with eight semesters


IIT Kharagpur provides on-campus residential facilities to its students, research scholars, faculty members and many of its staff.[74][75] The students live in hostels (referred to as halls) throughout their stay in the IIT.[76] Hostel rooms are wired for internet, for which students pay a compulsory charge. Most of the rooms in the older halls of residences are designed to accommodate one student, but due to the scarcity of sufficient student accommodation, two students share the single seater room in first two years. The new rooms of Lal Bahadur Shastri hall & new blocks of few other halls of residence accommodate three students in one room.

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