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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

  Kharagpur   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 1951
  Kharagpur   UGC, AICTE   ESTD 1951

About College

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is also known as IIT-KGP. It was established in 1951. It offers courses in Engineering (B.Tech and M.Tech) and Sciences (M.Sc). IIT-KGP is maintained by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Government of India). IIT KGP is ranked 3rd in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking which was issued by MHRD.

it has received approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

The college campus of IIT, Kharagpur is spread in the area of 2100 acres of lush green land. The college has excellent connectivity with both road and railway transport located at a few distances away from the campus.

Academic programs:

  • B.Tech. (15 programs)
  • B.Arch, Dual Degree (35 programs)
  • MBA, MHRM, LLB, MMST, MCP, M.Sc/ M.Tech/ MS (67 programs)
  • Ph.D programs

Niche field of interest for Undergraduates

  • Nano Science & Technology
  • Energy Science
  • Bio-energy
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Financial Engineering
  • Students may opt for Microspecializations, Minor or Dual Degree courses in the above.


Undergraduate Admission:

  • Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in IIT Kharagpur is conducted through written entrance examinations.
  • Admission to undergraduate programmes in all IITs is tied to the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). Candidates who qualify for admission through IIT-JEE can apply for admission in 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.
  • 15% of the seats are reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes (ST). In addition 27% separate reservation exists for the Other Backward Classes.

Postgraduate Admission:

Postgraduate degree programmes at IIT Kharagpur lead to Joint M.Tech / MCP-PhD, MBA and MMST degrees. Besides, the Institute also offers Integrated MSc programmes and Joint MSc-PhD programmes.

  • GATE score is mandatory for an M.Tech course. Final admission is based on counselling (CCMT).
  • M.Sc and M.Sc-Ph.D. admission is based on a valid score in JAM followed by counselling (CCMN).
  • MBA and MHRM admission is based on a valid score in CAT followed by WAT and PI.
  • IITKGP conducts separate entrance tests and interviews to offer admission in MMST, LL.B, and Executive MBA and PGDBA courses.



Course name Duration Fees Exams Accepted
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] 4 years 3.18 Lakhs JEE ADVANCED
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Technology [M.Tech] 5 years 3.95 Lakhs JEE ADVANCED
Master of Technology [M.Tech] 2 years 1.20 Lakhs GATE
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 2 years 7.37 Lakhs CAT
Master of Human Resources and Management [MHRM] 2 years 3.00 Lakhs CAT
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc] 5 years 3.95 Lakhs IIT JAM
Master of Science [M.Sc] 2 years 0.42 Lakhs IIT JAM
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Business Administration [MBA] 5 years 3.95 Lakhs JEE ADVANCED
Master of Laws [L.L.M] 2 years 3.10 Lakhs
Master of Science [M.Sc] + PH.D 2 years 0.34 Lakhs IIT JAM
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Executive) 2 years 6.15 Lakhs CAT
Executive Master of Business Administration [EMBA] 3 years 6.00 Lakhs CAT
PH.D 3 years 1.20 Lakhs
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch] 5 years 10.60 Lakhs JEE ADVANCED
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics [PGDBA] 2 years 16.20 Lakhs CAT


The Career Development Center at IIT Kharagpur looks after the placements and internships for students of the institute. The best of recruiters in the market are invited during the placement season. The placements organized covering sectors such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Consulting, Automobiles, PSUs, etc. Based on the past records, almost 98% students have been successfully placed through on-campus placement. The average salary offered to students is in the range of 9.00- 12.00 lakhs per annum. Students who main their academic CGPA above 7.5 in any discipline and participate in various extracurricular activities at the Institute are successful in getting the placement of their choice.

IIT Kharagpur recorded an impressive number of pre-placement offers for the year 2017.A total of 200 pre-placement offers (PPOs) were made to the students of IIT Kharagpur.

Some of the top firms offered pre-placement offers at IIT Kharagpur. Companies like Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Wipro and Adobe Systems offered over 10 PPOs each. Students taking internships after the third year of their engineering course have received pre-placement offers on the basis of the work done by them during their internship.


36 companies took part in the recruitment process on day 1 and made 147 offers.
More than 1000 students got placed
Apple Inc. made its first Appearance
Offers from ISRO and ONGC


Year Companies Visited Highest Package Average Package
2017 20 LPA (Domestic) 12.5 LPA


Source Rank
NIRF (Engineering) 3
NIRF (Business) 7
NIRF (Overall) 4
India Today (Engineering) 2
Outlook India 3
The Week 3
QS (World) 308
QS (Asia) 62
Times (World) 501-600
Times (BRICS) 71
Times (Asia) 87

Infrastructure and Facilities

IIT Kharagpur campus which is spread across 2100 acres is the largest among all IITs. The campus is fully encircled by greenery, flower beds, water ponds which create a salubrious environment for the academics. Infrastructure at IITKGP provides ample opportunities for students to excel in their fields of study. The institute provides world-class infrastructure facilities for the students. The college has a central well-stocked library, a modern computer lab & laboratories, multimedia classrooms and sports facilities for students.


Housing almost 10,000 students, IIT Kharagpur has 21 Halls of Residences – 16 for boys, 5 for girls. The 21 halls of residences are Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee Hall, Gokhale Hall, BC Roy Hall, Lala Lajpat Rai Hall, Azad Hall, Homi Bhabha Hall, B R Ambedkar Hall, J C Bose Hall, Lalbahadur Sasthry Hall, Nehru Hall, Vidyasagar Hall, Rani Laxmibai Hall, Madam Mohan Malviya Hall, Patel Hall, Sister Nivedita Hall, Megnad Saha Hall, Nehru Hall, Radha Krishnan Hall, Mother Teresa Hall, Rajendra Prasad Hall, Sarojini Naidu/ Indira Gandhi Hall, Vidyasagar Hall and Zakir Hussain Hall.


IIT Kharagpur boasts off well furnished and multimedia-equipped classrooms. All classrooms provide a special learning environment and a touch screen whiteboard which is integrated with the LCD projector and a computer.


IIT Kharagpur is home to an Advanced VLSI Laboratory. The laboratory was founded in the year 2000 with the active support of IIT Foundation and several companies. The laboratory is a state-of-the-art centre for advanced research in VLSI Design, Test and CAD. The lab has established industry standard design and verification flows. The AVLSI Lab has its own state-of-the-art test equipment procured with institute support. More than 100 chips have been designed in this lab, fabricated and successfully tested.


IIT Kharagpur has proper facilities and courts for almost any game the students would like to play. The Student Activity Center – Technology Students’ Gymkhana also hosts, an Indoor Squash Court, Indoor Badminton Courts, Pool Tables, Tennis Courts, and a fully modernized Gymnasium, facilities for Weightlifting, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Court and Table Tennis. Some of them are:

Table tennis – The old Gymkhana in college has Table tennis play area as well.

Basketball Courts – IIT has two great courts for games like this.

Volleyball – The institute has a volleyball court as well.

Cricket, Football – There is big complex for both these games.

Swimming – The institute has a fully modernized Aquatic Center for sports like swimming and water polo.

Extra – Curricular:

IIT Kharagpur, one of India’s premier technical institutions, organizes Kshitij, the annual techno-management fest of the institute. The highly popular fest receives overwhelming participation from students across the world. Numerous events of the fest are certified by world-renowned organizations like ACM, IEEE, ASME, ASHRAE and IMechE.

Robotix is an annual robotics and programming event that is organized by the Technology Robotix Society at IIT Kharagpur. The event is held during Kshitij and is one of the biggest such events in Asia.

A lot of other festivals and events like the Department Fests, Society Events and Spring Fest are organized all-round the year to help students get a change in their daily schedule of classes, assignments and tests.


The Central Library at IIT Kharagpur is one do the largest and finest technical libraries in Asia. The library has been catering to the needs of ten thousand students of undergraduates, postgraduates, research scholar, seven hundred faculty members and more than thousand staff members of the 19 departments, 9 centres, 12 schools and 15 research facilities of the institute.

The library at IITKGP is equipped with modem facilities and resources in the forms of CDROMs, DVD-ROM, online databases, micro-documents, video cassettes, books, journals, patents, standards, reports, etc. The library also has a full-fledged digital library that is equipped with necessary modem equipment. The library provides access to 20,664 full-text e-journals and 1,22,744 full-text e-books. IITKGP library has a collection of over 3.5 lakh documents, 300 print journals, 40,000 online full-text journals and several abstracting databases.


IIT Kharagpur Scholarship:

  • Merit-cum-means scholarship of INR.1000 p.m. & a tuition fee waiver is awarded to 25% of students admitted under B.Tech, B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc. and 2-year M.Sc program
  • Assistantship of INR 10000 per month to MMST students.