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IITKGP

Indian Institute of Technology

Facilities
  • Acad. Zone
  • A/C
  • AV Lab
  • Audi
  • ATM
  • Boys Hostel
  • Canteen
  • Comp. Lab
  • Convo. Hall
  • Fest
Kharagpur
West Bengal
Accredited By
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Established Date
1951
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Total Students
Public
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Fees Range

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Indian Institute of Technology is situated at Kharagpur India - 721302 in Kharagpur.

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Courses Offered

B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Civil Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Instrumentation Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Mining Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
B.Arch
  • 5 Years
  • Bachelor of Architecture-B.Arch
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.tech+M.tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Civil Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Mining Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech in Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • 5 Years
  • B.Tech + M.Tech
  • Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology - IITKGP

The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon'ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India. The 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of four Higher Technical Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions, possibly on the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a number of secondary institutions affiliated to it. The report also urged the speedy establishment of all the four institutions with the ones in the East and the West to be started immediately. The committee also felt that such institutes would not only produce undergraduates but they should be engaged in research, producing research workers and technical teachers as well. The standard of the graduates should be at par with those from first class institutions abroad. They felt that the proportion of undergraduates and postgraduate students should be 2:1.  With the above recommendations of the Sarkar committee in view, the first Indian Institute of Technology was born in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. Initially the IIT started functioning from 5, Esplanade East, Calcutta and very soon shifted to Hijli in Sept. 1950. The present name 'Indian Institute of Technology' was adopted before the formal inauguration of the Institute on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. IIT Kharagpur started its journey in the old Hijli Detention Camp where some of our great freedom fighters toiled and sacrificed their lives for the independence of our country. The history of IIT Kharagpur is thus intimately linked with the history of the Hijli Detention Camp. This is possibly one of the very few Institutions all over the world which started life in a prison house.  About the Detention Camp The district of Midnapore along with rest of Bengal and India took part in a very significant way in the revolutionary struggle against the British Raj from the early 20th century.  The large number of youth who participated in the armed struggle or the non cooperation movement could not be accommodated in ordinary jails. The then British Government decided to establish a few detention camps - the first one was located in Buxa Fort which was followed by the setting up of the Hijli Detention Camp in 1930. The Hijli Detention Camp bears a very significant mark in our freedom movement. Two unarmed detainees were shot dead here by the British Police on Sept. 16, 1931. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose came to Hijli for collecting the bodies of the two great sons of the freedom movement - Santosh Kumar Mitra and Tarakeswar Sengupta. All the national leaders including Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore voiced their strong protests against the British Raj over this incident. The Hijli Detention Camp was closed in 1937 and was reopened again in 1940 to detain the freedom fighters without trial. In 1942 the camp was again closed and the detainees were transferred elswhere.  IIT in its Infancy : There were 224 freshers and 42 teachers in August 1951 when the first session started. The class rooms, laboratories and the Administrative office wer ehoused in the historic building of the Hijli Detention Camp. The Institute started its academic programme with only ten 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 Institute Workshop was supposed to be one of the best in the country. The Institute was fortunate enough to have Sir J.C.Ghosh, an eminent Scientist as its first Director under whose able stewadship the Institute grew in its formative years. The first Board of Governors was constituted with Dr. B.C. Roy, as the chairman and Mr. N.R.Sarkar, Sir Jehangir J. Gandhi, Dr. Tarachand, Mr. K.R.K. Menon, Mr. T. Sivasankar, Dr. S.S. Bhatnagar, Mr. H. Kabir and Dr. J.C. Ghosh as memebers. Some eminent scholars from Europe had joined this Institute in its formative years and the first two of them were Prof. R.A. Kraus and Prof.H. Tischner, who was incidentally the first Head of Electronics and ECE Department.  On Sept. 15, 1956, the Parliament of India passed an act known as the Indian Institute of Technology(Kharagpur) Act declaring this Institute as an Institute of national importance. The Institute was also given the status of an autonomous University. From this modest start in 1950, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a steady process of development with about 18 academic departments, five centres of excellence. the vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres has a self contained township of over 15,000 inhabitants. Currently we have about 550 faculty, 1700 employees and 9000 students on the campus.

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Why join Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Achievements

Outlook India ranked IIT Kharagpur 1st among the top engineering colleges in 2009 and 2010

Facilities

In terms of area, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus in comparison to other IIT institutes.

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Placement

33 Type Courses Available

  • 28 UG Courses
  • 5 PG Courses

Awards

  • Ranked as the top institution in India by URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance)
  • Outlook India ranked IIT Kharagpur 1st among the top engineering colleges in 2009 and 2010
  • Dataquest ranked IIT KGP the best engineering college in India (2009)
  • Ranked 58th in the QS Asian University Rankings of 2013
  • Ranked 3rd by India Today
  • Rated as the best Technology School by Dataquest-IDC survey (2008

Indian Institute of Technology Placements

All-round Career Development Programme: The Institute organizes various programmes to improve soft skills, professional communication and personality through career counselling by professional agencies/experts. Students are also assisted in preparing professional resumes by conducting resume writing workshops. Management development programs are conducted by experts. The Career Development Centre also assists the departments in organizing Industry oriented workshops, leadership talks, lectures, competitions, Curriculum Oriented Career Prospects (COCP) Workshops including specialized niche areas. Choice of Companies: IIT Kharagpur invites the best recruiters in the market during the internship and placement season covering various sectors such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Consulting, Automobiles, PSUs, etc. The sheer diversity of recruiters across all domains and the extensive participation of overseas companies is an epitome of the global stature of the brand IIT Kharagpur. Flexible Curriculum: The internship and placement trend at IIT Kharagpur has shown that the flexibility in curriculum makes our students fit into any sector such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Analytics, Consulting et al. It does not matter which discipline you study, you may make a successful in-road to placement. Universally Compatible: More than 1500 students placed every year in 250+ top brands with best compensation packages. KGP students are universally compatible to take up challenges in any of the sector because of the flexibility in our curriculum. The entrepreneurial frame of mind of the students of IIT Kharagpur has also received appreciation from the recruiters. The corporate preparedness of the students is indicated by the significantly large number of students hired by the recruiters as compared to other institutes.

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Infrastructure

Indian Institute of Technology

More than a Campus, it is the new Home you will make - " 2000 Acre Campus is a microcosm: Everything inside: from forest to Museum to Nano-Labs. "Do you want to have an experience of being in a unique campus offers your busy urban life a serene retreat?

Our location is just a couple of hours drive from the bustling metro-city, Kolkata. It's a serene and creative place with vibrancy of youth all around, where the coffee flows and calmness is preferred. IIT Kharagpur is the 1st IIT and has the largest campus area among all the IITs. The appeal of vast expanses of green, sweeping trees everywhere and the classic architecture blends in with the creative lifestyle of the campus residents. Fully residential campus away from the hustle-bustle of city accelerates the campus life towards social and creative gatherings and develops among them the extra-ordinary skill in all the spheresâ??academic, extra-curricular, social et al.

The Campus offers amenities such as Clubs, Eateries Gym, Swimming Pool, Park, Film Shows for social gathering and health and wellness.

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