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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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It was the first IIT established by the Government of India through IIT Act. It is also recognized as the Institute of National Importance by Indian Government.Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has the largest campus among the IITs. It is spread across 2200 acres and it is located 120 kilometers west of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. The campus is has world class infrastructure and facilities with more than 20 residential hostels for students. It also has strong student council too. IIT, Kharagpur also organizes festival like Spring Fest which is a cultural fest and Kshitij which is Asia’s Largest Techno Management Festival.


Some of the top recruiters of IIT Kharagpur are Cisco, Common Floor, Shell, Snapdeal and Goman Sachs. The highest internation package offered was Rs 1.54 Crore.


The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has 20 Departments ranging from Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering to Humanities and Social Science and Mining Engineering. It houses 4500 undergraduates and 2403 post graduate students.For undergraduate aspirants the courses offered are Bachelors of Technology, Bachelors in Architecture and five year integrated Master of Science. Admission to the undergraduate courses is made via JEE ranks. The cut off for these is around 6000 rank. Post Graduate Degrees offered by IIT Kharagpur are M.Tech, MBA and M.Sc. There are also some specialised post graduate degrees offered too such as Master of Human Resource Development, Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, Master in Medical Science and Technology, LLB in Intellectual Property Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Operation and Management. The admission to M.tech is made through GATE Examination the cut off for which is around 700 for General Category.


IIT Kharagpur has one of the best faculties in the Nation. Its director is Partha Pratim Chaktraborty and Chairman is Srikuman Banerjee. It has a total strength of 470 as academic staff.

Some of the Notable Alumni of the college are Sundar Pichai (CEO Google),

1.Arvind Kejriwal (Chief Minister Delhi) and
2.Arun Sarin (Former CEO of Vodafone).

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