Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur – College Details

In the year 1952, under the leadership of Professor E. Braner, a group of ten students formed the nucleus of this department. Soon it developed into a full-fledged undergraduate programme also offering post-graduate courses in 1956, for the first time, in the country. The Institute of Town Planners had also its beginning in this department. With time, pioneering attempts were made to start advance training in Building Science, Application of Computer Techniques in Architectural design Simulation, Presentation Graphics and Construction Technology.

College Details

College Name: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Affiliated To: Autonomous Institute
Category: Co-Educational
Address: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur – 721302, INDIA
Phone: +91-3222-255221 | FAX : +91-3222-255303
Email: NA
Campus Snapshot:

Courses Offered

Streams at Graduate Level

  • 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
  •  Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship
  •  Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
  •  Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
  •  Rubber Technology Center
  •  Rural Development Center
  •  School of Water Resources
  •  Vinod Gupta School of Management

Streams at Post-Graduate Level

  • 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

Fee Structure

Fee structure for various courses:

One time payment     INR 3100
 Payable every semester     INR 3650
 Refundable caution deposit      INR 6000
 Total fees payable at the time of admission      INR 38400


Course     % of students placed
 Btech      93.67 %
 Dual MT      89.11%
 Mtech      66.61%
 Msc      78.11%
 BArch      94.44%
 MCP      60.00%
 MBA      94.8


Campus:The campus of IIT-KGP stretches over 2100 acres of land and is the hugest of all IIT campuses. The campus is famous for its historic architecture as it is the oldest of all. The campus is just 5 kilometers  away from the railway station.There are so many residents in the campus that it looks like a whole city in itself. There are a total of 18 hostels in the campus near the Scholar’s Avenue.The campus starts with 3 halls called the Patel, Azad and Nehru halls which are among the total of 8 boys’ hostels for studying undergraduate courses. For girls enrolled in undergraduate course 2 hostels have been built. There are 2 more hostels for the postgraduate course-studying girls among other buildings for postgraduate boys’ hostels.

Central library: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.

Hostel:The Hostels (known as Halls for historical reasons) are laid out along Scholars Avenue, a road that runs from the Institute gates all the way up to the B. C. Roy Technology Hospital. There are eight hostels in all for Undergraduate male students and three for women. In addition, there are a few Post Graduate Students’ hostels. Almost every hall has a canteen, a stationery shop, and a fruit stall.

A Hall Day or hall social is an annual celebration day that every Hall celebrates sometime in the month of March. On this day, people of the Hall invite their friends from other halls for food and drinks and it among the rare occasions that boys are granted entry into girls hostel and vice versa. Each hall names its Hall Day. For example, RK Hall’s Hall Day is called RespecK,  LLR Hall’s Hall Day is called Elements, VS hall’s is called VesuviuS and Nehru Hall’s is called Zephyr, Patel Hall’s Hall Day is called Patel  Utsav.[1]. The most crowded of all the Hall Days is Essence, the Hall Day of the girls’ hall (SN/IG Hall).


Held annually in January, Spring Fest is the largest social and cultural festival in the country

Kshitij: It is the biggest techno-management festival of Asia with a total budget of more than 1.5 crore and a total prize money of Rs 50 lake. An annual techno-management festival organized  in January or February, it receives participation from foreign universities as well. Events include technical workshops, seminars, and competition
18 Dec 2014 to 21 Dec 2014 International Conference on Geometric Function Theory and its Applications (ICGFTA-2014

29 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2014  Sixth International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanices

15 Jan 2015 to 17 Jan 2015 3rd International Conference on Laser and Plasma Application in Materials Science LAPAMS 2015

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