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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT KHARAGPUR), Kharagpur Scholarships

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Eligibility Criteria and Scheme Details


    • 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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      I have got the option of the Agriculture Department in IIT Kharagpur. I want to know it's scope in practical life and the average package students get after graduating in this department.

      -Anirudh AgrawalUpdated on November 05, 2020 11:05 AM
      • 1 Answer
      Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

      Dear Student,

      B.Tech Agriculture has wide opportunities and great scope in practical life. Professionals in agricultural sectors have a wide range of job roles to opt and can work in various organizations and units. 

      Agricultural engineers can apply for government jobs as well as work in private sectors. They can work both indoors and outdoors. These professionals can work in laboratories as researchers or even as lectures, professors in classrooms.

      Some of the popular job roles for Agricultural Engineers include scientists, researchers, agronomists, horticulturalists, etc. 

      The average pay scale for candidates who graduated from B.Tech Agriculture ranges somewhere ...


      Do the M.Tech Chemical Engineering students at IIT KGP get good job offers from the campus?

      -AnonymousUpdated on November 04, 2020 10:20 AM
      • 1 Answer
      Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

      Dear Student,

      Yes, the students at IIT Kharagpur are offered good placement opportunities with very good salary packages. As of 2019, more than 1275 job offers were made to the students at IIT Kharagpur, constituting a total of 92 companies that visited the campus for placement. The average CTC was 30 LPA that was offered to the students. Some of the companies that visited IIT Kharagpur for M.Tech in Chemical Engineering placement are Google, OYO, Flipkart, Apple, JP Morgan, Barclays GSC, etc. Not even this, but there were also various international placement opportunities from countries such as Japan, the ...


      What is the average package of Electrical Engineering students at Kharagpur IIT?

      -SunkaraSriharikaUpdated on October 14, 2020 11:14 AM
      • 1 Answer
      Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

      Dear Student,

      The average package for Electrical Engineering at IIT, Kharagpur is 15.25 LPA and 12 LPA for dual degree students. Around 60% of the students from Electrical Engineering were placed in the last year. Some of the companies that visited the IIT Kharagpur for Electrical Engineering placements are Wipro, PepsiCo, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Adani Group, BPCL, etc.

      To learn more about IIT Kharagpur EE placements, you can also check IIT Kharagpur Placements.

      You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


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