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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Overview

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) is an autonomous engineering,technology and management oriented institute of higher education established by the government of India in 1951. IIT Kharagpur was the first among all the IITs to be established. On 15 September 1956, the Parliament of India passed the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act declaring it an Institute of National Importance. Prime Minister Nehru, in the first convocation address of IIT Kharagpur in 1956, said:
"Here in the place of that Hijli Detention Camp stands the fine monument of India, representing India's urges, India's future in the making. This picture seems to me symbolical of the changes that are coming to India. "
It shares its organisational structure and undergraduate admission process with sister IITs. IIT Kharagpur gets nearly Rs. 1,300 million ($ 30 million) per year from Center. Recently IIT Kgp has also received grants worth Rs 200 crores from center for infrastructural improvement.

Motto
"Yoga Karmasu Kaushalam"
Translated in English "Perfection in action is Yoga"

Vision
"To be a world class institution that
a. produces top quality engineers, scientists & managers blending technical competence... with ethical sensitivity
b. carries out innovative research in frontier areas of technology, science and management with a focus on intellectual capital formation to serve the shared needs of society""

Campus
IIT Kharagpur is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) west of Kolkata. The campus is located five kilometres away from Kharagpur's railway station. The 8.5 square kilometres (2,100 acres) green and calm campus is residence to about 20,000 inhabitants now.

Academic
IIT Kharagpur has been a prime mover in the modernization of technical education in independent India. Excellent research facilities and support in the frontier areas of science and technology are available at IIT Kharagpur, which includes some of the most advanced laboratories and the largest technical library in the country housing a state-of-the-art electronic library.
Some of the laboratories are: a world class VLSI Design Laboratory, Communication Empowerment Laboratory, Media Lab Asia, Microsoft Laboratory, Motorola Laboratory, Centre for Excellence in Composite Technology, Ocean Science and Technology Cell, Advanced Technology Centre, Space Technology Cell, etc. Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM) and G S Sanyal School of Telecommunications (GSST), the first of their kinds in the IIT system, owe their existence to the contributions of two of its alumni.
IIT Kharagpur has the largest number of PG and UG programmes and has a large number of doctoral research scholars. It offers 22 undergraduate (B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Sc.), 87 postgraduate (M.Tech., Dual Degree, M.C.P., M.B.M.) and research (M.S., Ph.D., D.Sc.) programmes. IIT Kharagpur has 19 academic departments, eight multi-disciplinary centres/schools, and 13 schools of excellence.
Institute also offers various scholarships to meritous students on the basis of their academic performance.

Campus Life

The life of students at IIT Kharagpur has evolved to include unique features quite different from those of their counterparts in other IITs. IIT Kgp provides students many healthy recreational opportunities within campus.
Along with the festivals (Spring Fest, Kshitij, Shaurya), events such as illumination and Rangoli, Hall Days, extreme enthusiasm for the General Championships are the major things which make student life unique at KGP.
A number of societies provide students opportunities to pursue their interest in various fields, like robotix, dramatics, dance, music, quizzing, designing etc.

Societies and Club
IIT Kharagpur has many societies and clubs that enable students to pursue their interests, learn and develop in their respective fields. There are societies promoting music, dance, dramarics, debating, quizzing, designing, robotics and even unique ones that focus on communication, adventure, etc. IIT Kharagpur also has an Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell), which aims at promoting entrepreneurship among students.

Campus News Papers
Student-run newsletters, the Scholars' Avenue (an English newsletter) and Awaaz (a Hindi newsletter) keep the students regularly posted about the happenings in and around the campus.

Fests
Spring-fest popularly known as SF is the annual cultural fest of IIT KGP. It includes star-nites, several cultural competitions, many interesting performances and shows and attractive prizes, which attract students from all over the country.
The annual techno-management fest, Kshitij, is a platform for budding entrepreneurs and engineers to showcase their novel ideas and come up with new advanced technologies. It is the biggest techno-management festival of Asia with a total budget of more than 1.5 crore and total prize money of Rs 50 lakh. An annual techno-management festival organized in January or February, it receives participation from foreign universities as well. Events include technical workshops, seminars, and competitions. The annual sports fest is called "Shaurya", is also gaining popularity among students.
Apart from these main fests, fests are organized by several departments too like BITWISE by Computer science, SAMUDRA-MANTHAN by Ocean energy and Naval Architecture, Megalith by Civil Engineering Department etc.

Departments

Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural & Food Engineering
Architecture & Regional Planning
Biotechnology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
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
Reliability Engineering Centre
Rubber Technology Centre
Rural Development Centre
School of Water Resources
Vinod Gupta School of Management

Alumni

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya
Batch of 1960
Professor at the University of Warwick and advisor to Britain's Prime Minister. Padma Bhushan (2002) and Knighthood (2003)


Ashok Rao
Batch of 1963
Dean, Rochester Institute of Technology


Suhas S. Patil
Batch of 1965
Founder and Chairman Emeritus Cirrus Logic Inc.


Srikumar Banerjee
Batch of 1967
Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), Trombay


Vinod Gupta
Batch of 1967
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of infoGROUP


Arjun Malhotra
Batch of 1970
Co-founder, HCL Technologies


Prabha Sinha
Batch of 1970
co-founder and Co-Chairman of ZS Associates


Purnendu Chatterjee
Batch of 1971
Founder,Chairman of The Chatterjee Group (TCG)


Ajit Jain
Batch of 1972
President, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group


Rono Dutta
Batch of 1972
Former President of United Airlines and Chairman of Air Sahara


Alok Chatterjee
Batch of 1973
Project Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ NASA


Arun Sarin
Batch of 1975
Former CEO of Vodafone


Sumanta Acharya
Batch of 1978
L. R. Daniel Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University


Sumanta Acharya
Batch of 1978
L. R. Daniel Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University


Pradeep Khosla
Batch of 1980
Dean of the Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering


Prith Banerjee
Batch of 1981
Academic and computer scientist and senior vice president of research at Hewlett Packard and director of HP Labs


Sunil Gaitonde
Batch of 1983
Founder and CEO of Great Software Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (GS Lab)


Raj Kamal Jha
Batch of 1987
Writer, famous for his Novel "The Blue Bedspread"


Arvind Kejriwal
Batch of 1989
Indian social activist and crusader for greater transparency in Government. Winner of Ramon Magsaysay Emergent Leadership award in 2006


Subir Chowdhury
Batch of 1989
QUALITY Guru, Eminent Management Thinker, Best-selling Author. U.S. Government's Outstanding American by Choice Award in 2009.


Duvvuri Subbarao
Batch of 1969
Governor of Reserve Bank of India


Kirit Parikh
Batch of 1957
Founder, IGIDR; Member, Planning Commission


Mani Lal Bhaumik
Batch of 1958
Physicist, contributed to early development of the excimer laser, honorary fellow of the American Physical Society and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, philanthropist and author


About Kharagpur

Kharagpur, the fifth largest city of West Bengal, is a centre of national integration, housing people from a variety of religions and castes. It is a developing place and portrays itself as a small town gradually growing toward modernisation.

Kharagpur is blooming as an industrial township with several new industries cropping up. It also is a promising centre for real estate investments. But Kharagpur still has a long way to go in providing entertainment to college students. Puja Mall, with major stores like Pantaloons and Big Bazaar is a popular hang-out destination. Kharagpur's lack of quality theatres is soon to be vanquished with the opening of INOX multiplex at the Puja Mall. Also, restaurants like Cafe Coffee Day and several others inside and outside the campus attract many. The Mandarmani and Digha beaches, which are a four-hour drive away from Kharagpur often prove to be exciting getaways.

Kharagpur is a very important railway junction and is well connected to major cities of India.

Contact

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur - 721302
India
Telephone no. :+91-3222-255221
Fax : +91-3222-255303

Undergraduate Admission
Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Interactive Voice Response System
Phone: +91-3222-278241

Email Enquiries
To: "Chairman JEE"
Email: jee@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone: +91-3222-282102/101
Fax: +91-3222-278242

Graduate Admission
GATE / CEED / JMET

Email Enquiries
To: "Chairman GATE"
Email: gate@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in
Phone: +91-3222-282092(chamber)/091 (office)
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