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Review of Indian Institute of Technology, [IIT] Kharagpur

8.4 / 10

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Pallavi
Pallavi
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2019
PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
8/10
  • The office of Alumni Affairs and International Relations maintains all contacts with the alumni. The alumni of IIT Kharagpur is very active and the size is huge and in every part of the world one can think of. It will be surprising not to find an alumni of this college in any part of the world, such is the alumni network. Almost 100% of the batch gets placed and the salary figures vary from 7 lakhs to 1.34 crores.
  • International Offers include mostly big companies like Facebook, Google, Goldman Sachs, and also banks, and many morea at IIT Kharagpur

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
9/10
  • Foreign Internships are a very common thing in the campus. Both on-campus internship and off-campus internship are common.
  • Among the companies that come in our college to provide internships are Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google and many more. Foreign languages such as French and German are also taught in the campus. 
    Apart from internships, the societies in campus go to foreign competitions and bag prizes. 

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10
  • Classes go on from 7:30 am in the morning to 5:30pm in the evening. Labs are fully furnished with the best of equipments available.Tests and assignments are given so as to check the overall improvement of each and every student. Library is open from 8:00 am in the morning to 12:00 in the night making sure it is accessible to students.
  • The Central Library of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is the largest technical library of Asia having books, journals, and even has digital Library. Courses offered in the first and second year are core courses, while electives are allowed in the third, fourth and fifth years. Professors and very friendly and can be approached when needed.
  • From conducting extra classes to discussing personal problems, they are always beside us to help in every possible way. Teaching assisstants are there in every course who are Phd Students working under the professor. In case the professor is busy or in any international or domestic tour, the teaching assisstants are always available. Projects are always encouraged in the campus by professors and help is always available from professors and seniors.


Aman
Aman
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2017
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10
  •  The college is one of the most elite institutions in the country.
  • Academics here are well developed and are designed in a way to create research interest in the particular field at IIT Kharagpur
  • Speaking about the Faculty , we have Phds from all over the country who are passionate about their field of Teaching.


Karan
Karan
M.Sc (Geophysics), batch of 2017
FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10
  • College Fee is 25000 but adding hostel expenses and everything all , approximately expense is 52000 per semsester.
  • Scholarship - INSPIRE Scholarship for those students who got below 10,000 rank in IIT JEE examination and are pursuing Science course from any college.
  • Bank loan is available at zero interest rates.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
6/10
  • Yes, Exchange partnership exist with the our college.There are numerous people in our college who are from many countries.
  • Average number is not certain but yes, there are 17 departments and in every departments there are more or equal to 2 students from foreign region. Language of teching is only english as many of my south indian fellows do not understand hindi.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
8/10
  • 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. Professor is available outside. Mostly, They are very friendly and open to talk about any topic you want to discuss with them. 


Ashok
Ashok
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2013
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
5/10
Good gender diversity and also a great place to be in. Parties once in every month and also after exams. Affordable eating places nearby

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
6/10
Scholarships are easy to come by and most of the banks approach us by offering loans to us, Also the rates are quite attractive

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
5/10
Foreign exchanges are there but you need to be excellent in some particlar subject to be eligible for this. Only a handful get this opportunity

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
6/10
Very difficult to study as the load in IIT is too big. Hectic schedule and add to it the frequent projects. The courses are extremely useful from an industry prespective


Rajan
Rajan
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2012
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
10/10
You will find out when you will join. Its ok. You will find mixture of people of different places and culture. As per administration of college alcohol is banned. Restaurants, CCD, B&R icecreams all are available inside campus.

HOSTELS & FOOD
9/10
Rooms are mostly allotted in initial years under sharing basis. Food is ok. At first you will like food but after sometime many gets bored by the food.

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
10/10
Infrastructure is very good inside campus.... outside you might feel slightly less developed. Internet speed is huha(amazing/gorgeous). Most people spend their most time on DC++(LAN). Wi fi campus, no problem of power. Water slight problem, Drink only Aquaguard or RO water, Each hall has its own eating shop + their are restaurant, subsidized CCD, B&R icecreams etc.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
Alumni network is wide and resourceful. Many national and international company hires student for internship as well as for placement. few are able to bag PPO too. Placement is good,

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
10/10
SC ST and others backward classes have large opportunities of scholarships, people whose parents income is less then 2 lacs (it gets revised ) also recieves scholarship(Limited number) and their are others too. SBI is within boundary of institute and one can get loans easily from them.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10
KGP has good environment both for academic and co curricular activities. Once you join you will understand what it feels like to be a Kgpian.


Anonymous
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Engineering), batch of 2016
FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
9/10
  • IIT Kgp has signed MOU with many world class universities, Providing opportunity to students for foreign exchange programs and summer research internship in Canada, Germany and some other countries.
  • Funding and expenses are taken care by programs like MITACS and UAE, and for international competition and conferences help is always insured by the Alma mater to its righteous students.
  • With students from all across the country, one can find almost all common tongue spoken here including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi, with English as the official language.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10
  • IIT Kgp is the first IIT to be established which has a record of publishing the highest number of research papers, Academics are always at the highest priority at each end every department at Kgp.
  • There are a wide variety of engineering disciplines available, for one to start his carries with flexibility to take B.tech or Dual Degree [B.Tech & M.Tech] and students can also apply for Minors and micro Minors in other departments to fortify their diversity and knowledge.
  • As IIT's are a role model for others one can find world class technology and infrastructure which is always up-to-date and the esteemed faculty here is India wisest and best in their respective fields, with most humble attitude and generous nature they are readily available for students to contact and discuss their problems 24 X 7.


Shubham
Shubham
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2017
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
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.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
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.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
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.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
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.

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
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.


Ravikant
Ravikant
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2016
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
10/10
  • The faculty are good at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Life in college is good.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
9/10
  • Total 13 hostels are there in Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Life of at Indian Institute of Technology is good.

HOSTELS & FOOD
9/10
  • IIT Kharagpur is a fully residential campus with all the professors, students have to be on the campus which is of total area 2200 Acres ( Yes 2200 Acres).
  • Hostels are properly managed by a committee called Hall Management Committee ( HMC ).
  • Professors act as warden of hostels. There is a separate ground for each and every sport in each and every hall of IIT Kharagpur.
  • Mess food is Okay. 

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
9/10
  • Infrastructure is great at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Classrooms are having a proper audio-video arrangement and also space enough.
  • Laboratories are great in IIT Kharagpur has one of the largest libraries in Asia.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
  • In IIT Kharagpur, there is compulsory internship to be done by a student at the end of the third year for B. Tech and Dual degree student and at the end of 4th year for Integrated M. Sc. students.
  • Career Development centre acts as a communication link between companies and institute.
  • Approximately 90 companies come for internships which may or may not be department specific and approx 250 students get an internship from Campus.
  • Other students have to get an internship on their own which is important and must for all.  
  • IIT Kharagpur has the highest placement this year among all the IIT's and almost everyone from B.Tech, Dual Degree or Integrated M. Sc. is placed irrespective of their departments.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
9/10
  • Fees are taken semester wise during semester registration which comes approximately Rs. 50K for one semester which includes Rs. 25K as tuition fees at Indian Institute of Technology.
  • These fees also include hostel fees and mess fees.
  • If you are having not so good financial condition you can get Merit cum Means scholarship which is given to most of the people giving Rs. 60K per semester.
  • Also, there are various scholarships for OBC, SC, ST also for the railway, defence, handicapped candidates.
  • Banks also gives education loans on very low interests.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
8/10
  • As a part of a relationship with foreign universities IIT Kharagpur have signed Memorandum of Association with total 60 universities from all over the world. Under this Memorandum students from 3rd of B. Tech. OR Dual degree and 4th-year students from Integrated M. Sc. Course get research projects under foreign university professors.
  • Also, IIT Kharagpur provides International Summer and Winter Term course in which some short term courses are conducted in IIT Kharagpur which are of various departments.
  • For all the foreign studies also there is a foreign exhibition, paper presentation. IIT motivates students to do such research project and provides financial support to such activities.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10
  • IIT Kharagpur can be best known for its great academics, in depth as well as in sense of breadth. IIT Kharagpur is having maximum number of 17 departments also total 13 schools of excellence like management school, Intellectual property law school. Best part of the academics is that students are allowed to take any number of courses in other departments as well as schools as additional subjects.
  • Institute infrastructure is also considered excellent with separate lab facilities for each subject.
  • Institute provided various types of degrees which includes (i) B. Tech - 4 year Program, (ii) Dual Degree Program - year course with both B. Tech and M. Tech will be given at the end of years, (iii) B. Arch - 4 year program, (iv) B. Sc. - 2 year B. Sc Program, (v) Integrated M. Sc - 5 year program with both M. Sc. and B. Sc. degree at the end of 5 years.


amit
Amit
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2019
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10
  • Academic schedule at IIT, Kharagpur is quite enjoyable and non rigorous.
  • The classes start early in the morning at 7:30 am.
  • Classes consists two-component that is theory and practical so there are two type of classes every day that are theory classes and practical classes both is equally enjoyable as whatever you learn in theory classes that you apply in practical classes.
  • The students are evaluated by two type of semester examination that is mid-semester and end-semester. unlike other IITs which evaluate their students on the basis of others performance which does not foster shared learning and communication, IIT Kharagpur uses absolute scores.
  • Assignments assigned are interesting, challenging and innovative.
  • The Institute received 171 research revenue worth Rs. 417 million($9.25 million) and more than 130 consultancy projects.
  • The institute has filed 125 patents and more than 25 have been granted.
  • IIT offers courses like undergraduate education (b-tech, b-tech dual, b-arch, master of science, postgraduate and doctoral education).
  • The teaching methodology in IIT is awesome and unique and most of the faculty members are notable and have a vast knowledge of subjects they teach.
  • Professors are friendly and they are always eager to entertain doubts of students.


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