The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (commonly known as IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is an autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institute of higher education established by the Government of India in 1951. The first of the original five IITs to be established, it is officially recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India and is regarded as one of the best engineering institutions in India. IIT Kharagpur was established to train scientists and engineers after India attained independence in 1947. It shares its organisational structure and undergraduate admission process with sister IITs. The students and alumni of IIT Kharagpur are informally referred to as KGPians. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus (2,100 acres), the most departments, and the highest student enrolment.
The institute is fully residential. Students are accommodated in 18 Halls of Residence and the staff is provided with quarters. Accommodation for visitors is arranged in the Technology Guest House, CEC Guest House, Alumni Guest House or CTS Visitors Hall, or if need arises, in a students' Hall of Residence.
IIT, Kharagpur provides well furnished and trendy classrooms. All classrooms provides a special learning environment, a touch screen white board is integrated with the LCD projector and a computer.
IIT Kharagpur has 19 academic departments and this entire department has a separate laboratory facilities for the learners. IIT KGP has Advanced VlSI lab, The Lab was able to procure state-of-the-art test equipment from a special grant provided by the institute. Here are the research facilties of the IIT Kharagpur:
Central Library serves the academic needs of about 5000 UG and PG students and research scholars, nearly 500 faculty members and about 1500 technical, administrative and medical staff of our institute. Besides its services are extended to a number of other organizations also. The Library resources stand at about 3,00,000 volumes including books, back- volumes of periodicals, micro forms, video forms, theses, patents and standards. The journal subscription goes beyond 1000. While all journa
IIT Kharagpur organises a techno-management festival known as Kshitij. It is the biggest techno-management festival of Asia with a total budget of around 50 lakh. Events include technical workshops, seminars, and competitions. Robotix, the annual robotics competition held by IIT Kharagpur, is organised during Kshitij.
IIT, Kharagpur has a career placement cell. The placement cell believes in holistic development, for which they provide rigours training to its learners through, Mock interviews, Guest lecturers, seminars and workshops etc. Institute has a robust support from firms like 24/7 Customer, Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd., Essex Lake Group, LIC, A Star Training, CEAT TYRES LTD, Evalueserve.