Shubham Gum

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] | Batch of 2017

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur [IIT Kharagpur] Review by Shubham

Overall Rating : 10 / 10

Written on 12 Jan 2015

Academics & Faculty
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10 /10

  • The teaching is at a premium level and professors are having immense knowledge related to their subjects at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • The teachers at IIT KGP are highly experienced and completed their degree, Ph.D. from excellent American universities.
  • The college has a facility for guest lectures as well.
  • Most of the lectures are conducted in English.
  • 50% attendance is compulsory for the students.

Placements & Alumni Network
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10 /10

  • The placements at IIT are pretty different from the thousands of engineering colleges in the country. You need to maintain a good CGPA (academic score roughly around 7 on 10), to get shortlisted by the great MNC’s that visit the college every year.
  • Microsoft, Google, Facebook, YES Bank, Nomura, Facebook and hundred more companies recruit students from the IIT Kharagpur campus.
  • The salary package offered to the students is Rs. 7-9 lakhs per annum.
  • Students get on campus internship offers from excellent companies during their third year of engineering. They get paid around Rs. 35,000 per month (varies with the company).
  • There is a 100% placement opportunity for the students.

Infrastructure & Transportation
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9 /10

  • Even though Indian Institute of Technology campus is located in quite a rural area, the college building is pretty modern in terms of its facilities.
  • Most of the classrooms are air conditioned with quite comfortable benches and projectors.
  • There is a vast library with books of all the possible streams of engineering and management are available.
  • The laboratory is an integral part of an engineering student, are well maintained.
  • The campus is WiFi enabled, thus speeding up the research activities and projects. Also, there's active ODC (high-speed internet) maintained by students for quick and efficient data sharing.
  • Unlike other IIT’s, the hostels are not located within the campus. More than 20 hostels are approximately a kilometer away from where the facilities are quite decent. Beds are decent and not dusty, rooms are neat and clean, internet connection with unlimited download, and the above average washrooms.
  • Sports facilities include a gym, swimming pools, and hockey ground apart from that there is regular cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, and table tennis are there for the students.

Clubs & Associations
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8 /10

  • IIT is quite famous for the numerous festivals that are conducted round the year. There are various hostel events and games that are played on regular basis.
  • Apart from the zillion national level competitions, there are two main festivals conducted round the year. Spring Fest, the cultural festival, is held in the month of January, where you see participation from all over India and a live performance by great musicians and singers. 'Kshitij', the techno-management festival, is held around February.
  • There are active clubs for robotics, Formula SAE (making racing cars), Kraig (artificial intelligence), E-cell (entrepreneurship), Technology Transfer Group etc.

Social Atmosphere
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9 /10

  • The canteen serves decent and edible food at a nominal rate at Indian Institute of Technology. Most of the items are junk food and students sometimes crave for desi food. Each hostel has its own mess which is just like in any other typical college is average.
  • There are a few night canteens, Nescafe and small vendors for milk, Momos etc present at night.
  • There's a tech market within the campus, Prem Bazaar just outside the campus and Gol Bazaar about 30 minutes from campus.
  • Government owned restaurant Tikka (within the campus), Chedis, Veggies, Billo etc are popular restaurants.

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