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.
Situated about 120 km west of Calcutta, Kharagpur can be reached in about 2.5 hrs from the Howrah railway station of Calcutta. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes drive (5km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, autorickshaw or cycle rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.
Kharagpur is known world over for two landmarks. One, the longest railway platform, and the other, the Indian Institute of Technology, more commonly known as lIT. Situated about 120 km west of Kolkata, Kharagpur can be reached in about 2 hours by train from Howrah railway station of Kolkata or 3 hours by car from Kolkata Airport. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes drive (5 km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, autorickshaw or cycle-rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.
Name of the Programme
Number of Programmes
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) (B.Tech.)
Dual Degree - B.Tech and M.Tech or MBA(shown below as B.Tech / M.Tech or MBA)
Integrated M.Sc. (M.Sc)
Master of Technology (M.Tech.)
Master of City Planning (MCP)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree
Master of Medical Science & Technology (MMST)
MS and Ph.D. Programmes
All Departments,centers and
(*) A student admitted to a M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree program will be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. provided he/she has certain minimum CGPA at the end of the fourth semester; otherwise he/she will have to leave with a M.Sc. degree. A student may also on his/her own, decide not to continue with the Ph.D. program and leave with an M.Sc. degree after the end of the fourth semester.
Dual Degree - Metallurgical & Materials Engg. / MBA
M. Tech. - Metallurgical & Materials Engg.
Ocean Engineering. and Naval Architecture
B.Tech.- Ocean Engg. and Naval Architecture
Dual Degree - Ocean Engg. & Naval Architecture
Dual Degree - MBA
M. Tech. - Ocean Engg. and Naval Architecture
Physics & Meteorology
M.Sc. - Physics
M.Sc.(2 yr) - Physics (upto 2008 admissions)
M.Sc.- Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics (with effect from 2009 admissions)
M. Tech. - Solid State Technology
M. Tech. - Reliability Engg.
M. Tech. - Rubber Technology
Ranbir & Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
M. Tech. - Infrastructure Design and Management
M. Tech. - Water Management
Vinod Gupta School of Management
Departments, Centres and Schools
Agricultural & Food Engineering
Architecture & Regional Planning
Computer Science & Engineering
Center for Educational Technology
Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications
Geology & Geophysics
Humanities & Social Sciences
Industrial Engineering & Management
Medical Science & Technology
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences
Physics & Meteorology
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
Reliability Engineering Centre
Rubber Technology Centre
Rural Development Centre
School of Water Resources
Vinod Gupta School of Management
Advanced VLSI lab
IIT Kharagpur Alumni and five Industry leaders came up with a visionary proposal to set up a state of the art of the Advanced VLSI Design Laboratory in Kharagpur
The aim is to achieve excellence in design and research using latest technology at the global level and produce trained professional manpower for the industry.
In April 2006, the Lab launched the AVLSI Consortium comprising members from leading industry to support its high quality research activities. The consortium provides a forum for its members to share their ideas, mentor the research activities and share the research output.
Computer & Informatics Center
Computer and Informatics Centre (CIC) provides mainly three types of services namely network services, computational services and lab services to IIT, Kharagpur community. Network services like electronic mail, world wide web, DNS, telnet, ftp etc are provided to all the departments, centres and schools as well as to the Halls of Residences through a gigabit network. Computational services (both, in terms of hardware and software) are provided to the students, faculty and staff members of the institute. Various high end servers like IBM's RS/6000, Sun Blade and Graphics workstations are available in CIC. Various advanced and special purpose softwares such as AutoCad, Matlab, Mathematica, Mapple etc are installed and maintained by CIC. Besides, five labs namely PC Lab I, PC Lab II, PC Lab III, Workstation Lab and Terminal Lab are maintained by CIC for large and/or special purpose practical classes.
Central Research Facility
The Central Research Facility at IIT Kharagpur comprises of the following laboratories that house the most modern equipment. CRF provides services to users from within and outside the institute.
F T I R
DSC / DLS / SLS
F A C S
D N A Sequencer
Real Time PCR
2D Gel Electrophoresis
H P L C
Center for Theoretical Studies
The Centre for Theoretical Studies (CTS) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kgp) has been recently set up in a part of the Old Building of IIT Kgp. Its primary goal is to generate and nucleate theoretical research on fundamental aspects of basic and engineering sciences. The role of the CTS in the academic framework of IIT Kgp is to bring together people of similar interests under a common umbrella. The CTS, apart from acting as a facility for research in theoretical science and engineering, will also train graduate students and provide opportunities to post doctoral workers and researchers from outside IIT Kgp. Additionally, the CTS will have an active visitors programme of both short and long term visitors and organise seminars, workshops on a regular basis on diverse topics.
The Central Library began its existence in 1951. Since then, it has grown in size and content along with the Indian Institute of Technology to take the present shape. All these years, it has been the life-line for the academic activity of the institute. At present, it stands as a modern library with a lot of automation and as the largest of the seven IIT's in terms of the number of books and journals.
Fees and Scholarships
Fees (in Rupees)
Course of Study
Caution Money & Deposits
One Time Fee
Scholarship / Assistantship
B.Tech., Dual Degree (upto 4th year)
B.Arch, Integrated M.Sc.
2 year M.Sc.
Duar Degree (5th year)
* Registration of a Ph.D. student remains valid for a period of 8 years, i.e. 16 semesters, within which he can submit his thesis. However, the assistantship is given only for 4 years, i.e. 8 semesters(3 years for Ph.D students under QIP program).
Students admitted prior to July 2005 and staying in Institute accommodation including SRIC project-staff quarters, ZH residential apartments, Gokhale Hall of residence, Rader Flats of those staying outside will pay Rs.750/- (instead of Rs.3,700/-) per semester towards hostel establishment charges (HEC) No hostel overhead charges will levied on this category of students.
All students staying in a hall of residence with messing facility (AZ, NH, PH, RK RP, LLR, VS, MS, JCB, HJB, MMM, BCR, SN, IG, MT) will pay Rs.6000/- every semester towards advance mess charges (To be adjusted against the actual mess bill of the student at the end of every semester)
The subscriptions for student insurance under "UNI STUDY CARE" scheme is Rs. 696/- payable per annum.
Assistantship and Scholarships
Merit-cum-means scholarship of Rs.1000/- per month and a tuition fee waiver is awarded to 25% of students admitted under B.Tech, B.Arch, Dual Degree, Integrated M.Sc. and 2 year M.Sc program on fulfillment of prescribed Merit / Means criteria.
Students admitted to Dual Degree program are provided scholarships at par with B.Tech. students upto 4th year and at par with M.Tech in their 5th year upon fulfillment of prescribed norms.
The Institute awards assistantship of Rs.5000/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs.5000/- per year to M.Tech. and MCP students. Students under QIP program get assistantship of Rs.2500/- per month and a contingency grant of Rs.3000/- per year.
The Institute awards assistantship of Rs.10000/- per month to MMST students.
The Institute awards assistantship of Rs.8000/- per month for first two years and Rs.9000/- for next two years to those Ph.D. students who join the program after B.Tech./M.Sc. degree. Those having an M.Tech. or equivalent gets Rs.9500/- for first two years and Rs.10000/- for next two years. The Contingency grant for Ph.D. students is Rs.20000/- per year. Ph.D. students under QIP program get Rs.6000/- per month for first two years Rs.6400/- for the third year and a contingency grant of Rs.10000/- per year.
In addition to regular scholarships, the Institute also offers:
About 200 endowment scholarships for undergraduate students.
Scholarships and tuition fee waiver for SC/ST students.