IIT Kharagpur is located 120 kilometers (75 mi) west of Kolkata. The campus is located five kilometers away from Kharagpur's railway station. The layout of the present campus and the design of the buildings were carried out by a group of engineers and architects under the guidance of Werner M. Moser, a Swiss architect. The 8.5 square kilometers (2,100 acres) campus is residence to about 22,000 inhabitants. In 2015, IIT Kharagpur had about 605 faculty members, 1,933 employees and approximately 10,010 students living on the campus. The campus has a total of 55 kilometers (34 miles) of roadways. The Institute plans to go Green by 2020.
15 hostels are there. Hostel fee is INR 1000/month. PG options available at INR 5000/month. Food is very poor. Per meal costs around 50 rupees. Infrastructure is good.
There are 28 hostels in the IIT Kharagpur and the PG and their food is good the quality of classrooms is good that there is the air-conditioned rooms and labs are also good and the library of it Kharagpur is the biggest in Asia
IIT Kharagpur is the biggest among all the IITs, built over an area of about 2100 acres housing over 20000 residents. Facilities such as water supply, public health & waste management, managing traffic and security, operating markets, guest houses, and hospital care are provided by the institute.