Indian Institute of Technology (IIT KHARAGPUR), Kharagpur Scholarships

Kharagpur (West Bengal) Estd : 1950 Approved by : UGC, AICTE Type : Public
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  • Close to 1000 students at IIT-KGP receive financial assistance from various corporations, foundations and external agencies
  • More than 1000 students receive Scholarships on Merit-cum-Means
  • Hundreds of Endowment Prizes and Free Tuition offered by the Institute
  • Alumni Funded Scholarships

IIT Kharagpur offers scholarships and financial assistance to eligible students. The premier institute offers Merit-cum-Means Scholarship to eligible students.

Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded from the Institute funds. The Institute awards scholarships on the basis of merit-cum-means to all eligible students of the 4-year B.Tech. (Hons.), 5-year Dual degree, 5-year B.Arch.(Hons.) and 5-year Integrated M.Sc. courses. The rules and regulations of IIT Kharagpur merit scholarships are as follows –

  • All students admitted to any of the courses offered by IIT Kharagpur, except the students belonging to SC and ST (who are eligible for Post Matric Scholarship of their respective State Governments), shall be eligible for the award of the Merit-Cum-Means (MCM) scholarship.
  • These scholarships will be awarded to not more than 25% of the students admitted each year to the Undergraduate and Dual Degree courses of IIT Kharagpur.
  • For subsequent renewals, the student’s performance in the two consecutive semesters of the preceding session, i.e. GPA, as updated after the supplementary/summer quarter examination, must not be lower than 7.00. Students will eligible for Merit-cum-Means (MCM) and other Institute Scholarships even if EAA is not completed.

Apart from the above, IIT Kharagpur provides partial financial assistance to students enrolled in dual degree programmes and M.Sc programmes.

Endowment Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded through an endowment fund. The following are some of the major endowment scholarships offered by IIT Kharagpur:

Name of the Scholarship Scheme

Scholarship Benefits


One scholarship of Rs.1,000.00 per month (payable for 10 months in a session) is awarded to the best student of the final year class of B.Tech.(Hons.)/ Dual Degree/ B.Arch.(Hons.) courses are taken together securing the highest CGPA at the end of the VI or VIII semester, as the case may be.


One scholarship of Rs.1,000.00 per month (payable for 10 months in a session) is awarded to the student of the third-year class of B.Tech.(Hons.)/Dual Degree course in Mechanical Engineering adjudged to be the best in terms of academic performance.


One scholarship of Rs.400.00 per month (payable for 10 months in a session) is awarded to the academically best student of final year class of B.Tech.(Hons.)/Dual Degree courses in Agricultural and Food Engineering.


The amount of the scholarship is 2100.00 per month. The scholarship will be given to a 2nd-year student of 4 years B.Tech.(Hons.) / Dual Degree course based on CGPA at the end of the 2nd semester and subject to his annual family income not exceeding 2.5 lakh.


Two Scholarships each of worth Rs.50,000/- will be given to two students of 2nd year (admitted in 2008- 2009) of all Undergraduate disciplines (4-year B. Tech (Hons.), 5-year Dual Degree, 5-year Integrated M. Sc. And 5-year B.Arch. (Hons.)) based on their GPA of 1st year and the means criterion as per institute rule.

IIT Kharagpur offers around 32 endowment scholarships (including above). 

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