Information on IIT Kharagpur


After the country gained independence, the need for a technological institution of excellence was felt. In this regard that the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was well set up. The IIT Kharagpur is an autonomous and independent institution of technological education excellence set up by the Government of India in the year 1951. IIT KGP as it is well known and is the oldest IIT in our country. The Government of India has recognized it as an Institute of National Importance. IIT KGP has now became the best leading engineering institution in India.

IIT KGP prides itself in the fact that it has highest number of departments, highest student enrollment, and the largest campus. The present name ‘Indian Institute of Technology’ was adopted before Maulana Abul Kalam Azad formally inaugurated the Institute in 1951.

IIT KGP's Organizational Structure

The IIT KGP's organizational structure is unique from other IITs in the country except for a common Visitor a position held by the President of India and the IIT Council. The Board of Governors of IIT KGP is under the IIT Council.

IIT KGP has comprised of 19 academic departments, 8 multi-disciplinary centers and 13 schools that have been declared as centers of excellence. Currently, IIT Kharagpur has around 470 faculty members, 1933 employees and approximately 5500 students. Also, to its center at Kharagpur, the institute has centers at Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.

IIT Kharagpur Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Agricultural & Food Engineering

  • Architecture & Regional Planning

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Civil Engineering

  • Computer Science & Engineering

  • Cryogenic Engineering

  • Center for Educational Technology

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering

  • G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications

  • Geology & Geophysics

  • Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Industrial Engineering & Management

  • Information Technology

  • Materials Science

  • Mathematics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Medical Science & Technology

  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

  • Mining Engineering

  • Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture

  • Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences

  • Physics & Meteorology

  • Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

  • Reliability Engineering Centre

  • Rubber Technology Centre

  • Rural Development Centre

  • Vinod Gupta School of Management

IIT Kharagpur Admissions

To get admission into different programmes of the institute is generaaly done through an entrance exam. Admission to MS and PhD courses is primarily through interview. The students are, however, also required to take written tests. The undergraduate programmes of the institute need applicants to sit for the Joint Entrance Examinations. Those Candidates who are qualifying through IIT-JEE can study B. Tech, Dual Degree programme and Integrated MSC course at the institute. Around 15% of the seats are kept reserved for the scheduled caste students and another 7.5% for those belonging to scheduled tribes. The admission into the post graduate programmes of the institute is through a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Other exams for admission to the postgraduate courses are JAM for MSc and JMET for management studies. For the results that are declared will depend on time, students can go to the below quoted link.

IIT Kharagpur official Website

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