IIT Kharagpur Admissions

IIT Kharagpur Admissions – The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was started in the year 1951. Since then, it has been the pioneer center of excellence in the field of education and research. Currently, it has 19 Departments, 13 Schools and 9 Centres of Excellence. Additionally, there are more than 25 R&D units. Academic programs offered are B.Tech.(15 programs), B.Arch, Dual Degree (35 programs), MBA, MHRM, LLB, MMST,MCP, M.Sc/ M.Tech/ MS (67 programs), PhD programs. For UG programmes, it conducts a written entrance exam, whereas, for PG programmes, the admissions are provided on the basis of the GATE scores. In order to pursue a Ph.D. degree, a candidate needs to meet the overall academic performance, secure at least 40% in written/computer test and clear the interview round, conducted by the respective department. For more details on IIT Kharagpur Admissions, a candidate can keep reading this article!

Key Points About IIT Kharagpur

Below, we have provided some important points related to IIT Kharagpur.

Motto: Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam” or Excellence in action is Yoga
 IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302
Campus size: 2100 acres
Established: 1951
Phone: 03222 255 221
Director: Partha Pratim Chakraborty
Chairperson: Srikumar Banerjee
Administrative staff: 2403
Ranking(2018):  QS World University Rankings 308; NIRF Rankings 5

IIT Kharagpur Courses Offered

A candidate will be able to pursue any of the following courses from the prestigious IIT, Kharagpur. Make sure, a candidate fulfills the laid eligibility criteria and keeps the track of its related events.

Undergraduate Level

  • Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech) degree – 4 year
  • Bachelor of Architecture(B.Arch) degree – 5 year
  • Integrated Bachelor & Master of Technology(Dual Degree) – 5 year
  • Integrated Masters of Science(M.Sc) –  5 year

Postgraduate Level – Joint MTech / MCP-PhD, MBA and MMST degrees
Joint MTech / MCP (City Planning)-PhD – Each of such course, that this IIT offers along with the qualifying GATE paper has been provided below.

Course Offered GATE Paper
Aerospace Engineering AE
Farm Machinery and Power AG
Land and Water Resources Engineering AG
Food Process Engineering AG
Agricultural Biotechnology BT, XL-L, XL-M
Aquacultural Engineering AG
Agricultural Systems and Management AG
City Planning AR
Embedded Controls and Software CS, EC, EE, IN
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engg BT
Hydraulic and Water Resources Engg CE
Transportation Engineering CE
Environmental Engg, and Management CE
Geotechnical Engineering CE
Structural Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
Earth System Science and Technology PH,MA, GG,CE,AG,AE,ME
Cryogenic Engineering AG,AE, XE-B,XE-C,CH,
Computer Science and Engineering CS
Microelectronics and VLSI Design EC
RF and Microwave Engineering EC
Telecommunication Systems Engg, EC
Visual Information and Embedded Systems Engineering EC
Machine Drives and Power Electronics EE
Control System Engineering EE
Power and Energy Systems EE
Instrumentation and Signal Processing IE
Power and Energy Systems EE
Multimedia Information Processing CS,EC,EE,IN
Exploration Geosciences GG
Infrastructure Design and management AR,CE
Industrial Engineering & Management ME,PI
Information Technology CS
Computer Science and Data Processing MA
Manufacturing Science and Engg ME
Thermal Science and Engineering ME
Mechanical Systems Design ME
Mining Engineering MN
Materials Science and Engineering CY,PH,MT
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering MT
Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture ME,CE,AE
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering MT
Railway Engineering CE
Reliability Engineering AE,CE,CH,ME,MN,MT,PI,
Rubber Technology CH,CY, ME,PI,TF
Solid State Technology PH
Medical Imaging and Informatics IN,EC,EE
Energy Science and Engineering EE, CH, ME
Water Management AG

Joint MSc-PhD – Candidates can apply in any of the following courses by clearing Joint Admission Test(JAM). Specialization is provided in the following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Geophysics

Other PG Courses

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • EMBA
  • Masters Program in Medical Science and Technology (MMST)
  • Masters Program in Law (LL.M)

Ph.D. Programme – A candidate is required to meet the minimum qualification requirement, qualify for Test and Interview, conducted in respective departments.

  • Regular with Institute Assistantship
  • Individual Fellowship (INSPIRE, UGC NET etc.)
  • Sponsored PhD
  • Ph.D. through sponsored research projects

IIT Kharagpur Fee Structure

As per the data available over the official website of JOSAA, a candidate needs to pay this much of fee, as the breakup shown below. Note that, this fee breakup is tentative in nature and may vary across different disciple and different academic session.

 Fee Components  Amount( in Rs.)
One Time Payment Rs. 3100.00
Caution Money (Refundable) Rs. 6000.00
Tuition Fee (OB/GN income limit <= Rs. 5 Lakh p.a) Rs. 33335.00
Tuition Fee (OB/GN income limit >Rs. 5 Lakh p.a) Rs.100000.00
 Others Fee Rs. 4200.00
Student Insurance Policy Rs.2200.00
Hall Establishment Charges Rs. 13750.00
Hostel Overhead charges Rs. 660.00
Mess Charges Rs. 12000.00
Hall Budget Rs. 1000.00

IIT Kharagpur Admissions

We have mentioned all the courses/specializations that IIT, Kharagpur offers. Candidates can now check the detailed information about each of these courses in detail, from below.

IIT Kharagpur 2019 Admission Process

Entrance Exams

IIT Bhubaneswar, along with other IITs and IISc, conducts entrance examination for admission and pre-qualification of students for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Placements @ IIT, Kharagpur

IIT, Kharagpur always manages to attract good packages, year after year from well-known firms. In order to appear for any of the placement drives, a candidate needs to register over the Placement, Career Development Centers of IIT, KGP on its official website. As per 2018 placement records, over 400 jobs were being offered to various candidates. Recruiters like Zomato, Flipkart, Oyo, Ola paid the campus, a visit in search of young talents. Other than these recruiters 12 international recruiters like Mercari Japan and others also recruited some of the finest lot of students. The highest CTC offered was by Qualcomm and Microsoft which was nearly 21 lakhs. Other recruiters include:

American Express



Goldman Sachs

IBM Research

HSBC Global




Bajaj Auto




Yahoo Japan



Notable Alumni

IIT, Kharagpur is the home to many well-known personalities. Below, we have mentioned the names of some personalities only(as the list is quite long!).

  • Sundar Pichai – CEO of Google
  • Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Vinod Gupta – CEO of Infogroup
  • Arun Sarin – Former CEO of Vodafone
  • Arunabh Kumar – Founder of The Viral Fever(TVF)
  • Biswa Kalyan Rath – Indian Standup Comedian

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