IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP is one of the first IITs to be established in India. The institute was founded in 1951 and today the college boasts of not just excellence in education but also overall development of students including international exposure. With high popularity and good reputation, this IIT remains as one of the top choices for students. This prestigious institute has the largest campus in comparison to other Indian IITs. In addition, it also has the most number of departments and the highest number of admissions.

In essence, the college further promises to strengthen the academic base of students, apart from offering them an exciting campus life. It maintains a student-faculty ratio of 1:14. Professors of IIT Kharagpur are known to be highly qualified, student-friendly and approachable.

IIT Kharagpur Ranking

The list of top engineering colleges has just been released by NIRF and the ranking of the IITs have also been provided. IIT Kharagpur ranking is given below.

IIT Kharagpur Ranking
Organization Year Rank
NIRF 2019 4
NIRF 2018 4
NIRF 2017 3
Outlook India 2017 3
India Today 2017 4
Outlook India 2016 3
India Today 2016 2

IIT Kharagpur Courses Offered

The institute offers a wide selection of courses for interested candidates. We have listed the respective courses below.

B.Tech Courses (Duration 4 years)
Agricultural & Food Eng. Biotechnology & Biochemical Eng.
Civil Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Chemical Eng. Electrical Engineering
Manufacturing Science & Eng. Instrumentation Eng.
Mining Engineering Computer Science & Eng.
Mechanical Eng. Industrial and Systems Eng.
Ocean Eng.& Naval Architecture Metallurgical & Materials Eng.
Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
B.Tech and M.Tech – Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Aerospace Engineering Chemical Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering Mining Engineering
Mining Safety Engineering Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering
Metallurgical  & Materials Engineering Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture
Electrical Engineering & masters in any of the listed specializations Civil Engineering & masters in any of the listed specializations
Agricultural & Food Engineering  and masters in any of the listed specializations Electronics  & Electrical Communication Engineering and masters in any of the listed specializations
Mechanical Engineering & masters in any of the listed specializations Quality Engineering Design & Manufacturing
Manufacturing Science and Engineering and masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Management Industrial and Systems Engineering  and masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering & Management
Integrated M.SC Courses (Duration 5 years)
Chemistry Exploration Geophysics
Physics Applied Geology
Economics Mathematics & Computing

IIT Kharagpur Admission

The admission to IIT Kharagpur is mainly based on scores that candidates achieve in common entrance exams that are conducted on a national level. For B.Tech and B.Arch programs, candidates have to clear and achieve a better score or rank in JEE exams including JEE Mains and JEE Advanced exams. Other processes that are involved are listed below.

  • For M.Sc and M.Sc-Ph.D. admission is based on the candidates’ JAM scores and on counselling (CCMN).
  • M.Tech admission is based on GATE score and counselling (CCMT).
  • Admission to MBA and MHRM is based on CAT score followed by PI and WAT.
  • IIT Kharagpur mostly grants admission for MMST, LL.B,  LL.M program and Executive MBA and PGDBA courses through entrance tests and interviews.
  • PDF and PhD admissions are mostly granted via department-wise entrance test which is followed by an interview.
  • Admission for MCP-Ph.D. is done on the basis of CSIR/ UGC NET score and an interview is also conducted.

In order to apply, candidates can fill the application form online by visiting the official website.

IIT Kharagpur Seats Availability

Branch Seats
B.Tech. Courses (Duration 4 years)
Agricultural & Food Engineering 36
Aerospace Engineering 33
Chemical Engineering 52
Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering 27
Civil Engineering 62
Electrical Engineering 55
Computer Science & Engineering 55
Industrial & Systems Engineering 29
Electronics  & Electrical Communication Engineering 62
Manufacturing Science & Engineering 29
Instrumentation Engineering 32
Mechanical Engineering 67
Mining Engineering 40
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 44
Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture 33
B.Tech and M.Tech Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Agricultural & Food Engineering and masters in any of the listed specializations 34
Aerospace Engineering 19
Chemical Engineering 27
Biotechnology & Biochemical Eng. 26
Computer Science & Eng. 40
Civil Engineering and masters in any of the listed specialization 22
Electronics & Electrical Communication Eng. and masters in any of the listed specializations 40
Electrical Eng. and masters in any of the listed specializations 22
Manufacturing Science & Engineering and masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Management 15
Industrial  & Systems Engineering and masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Management 22
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 19
Mechanical Eng. and masters in any of the listed specializations 48
Mining Engineering 19
Ocean Eng. & Naval Architecture 24
Mining Safety Engineering 18
Quality Eng. Design & Manufacturing 14
Integrated M.Sc. Courses (Duration 5 years)
Chemistry 34
Applied Geology 36
Exploration Geophysics 34
Economics 45
Physics 37
Mathematics and Computing 50
Total 1301 Seats

IIT Kharagpur Cutoff

In this section, we will look at the IIT Kharagpur cutoff ranks required for the admission into various undergraduate courses. The details are given below:

IIT Kharagpur cutoff JEE Advanced 2018
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B.Tech Courses (Duration 4 years) 2018
Aerospace Eng. 2408 3464 1214 1685 254 655 331 354
Agricultural & Food Engineering 4614 6890 2663 3296 1333 1886 567 612
Biotechnology & Biochemical Eng. 3912 5892 2569 3137 1447 1645 853 890
Chemical Eng. 2285 3263 802 1519 625 874 382 551
Civil Eng. 3231 4078 1169 1605 418 697 190 257
Computer Science 92 272 47 137 21 73 23 47
Electrical Eng. 612 1101 274 565 197 220 59 126
Electronics & Electrical Comm. 535 861 190 404 15 164 136 169
Industrial & Systems 2514 3630 1321 1939 865 1350 590 771
Instrumentation Eng. 930 2284 784 1321 767 997 395 590
Manufacturing Science & Eng. 3220 4324 1576 2326 992 1694 583 882
Mechanical Eng. 1093 1745 528 722 220 305 133 200
Metallurgical & Materials Eng. 3790 4758 1944 2257 1078 1270 633 780
Mining Eng. 4566 6371 2190 2956 1132 1525 390 824
Ocean Engineering & Naval Arch. 4343 6240 2257 2946 1476 1770 629 777
B.Arch Courses (Duration 5 years)
Architecture 6448 14927 2809 4182 871 2263 323 1132
B.Tech and M.Tech Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Aerospace Eng. 3264 3821 1370 1645 732 778 422 422
Agricultural & Food Eng. 6039 8301 2792 3369 1784 2015 793 930
Biotechnology & Biochemical Eng. 5364 6665 2449 2932 1368 1739 723 876
Chemical Eng. 2990 3808 1424 1684 908 971 462 468
Civil Eng. 3937 4465 1400 1694 760 839 258 319
Computer Science 265 369 149 185 71 132 68 88
Electrical Eng. 1303 1520 496 619 387 449 221 225
Electronics & Electrical Comm. 929 1335 391 584 199 408 193 274
Mechanical Eng. 1578 2030 432 863 305 496 259 292
Metallurgical & Materials Eng. 4275 4816 1642 2148 1323 1327 635 635
Mining Eng. 4740 6767 2613 2821 1353 1691 900 900
Mining Safety Eng. 6072 8095 2504 3220 1598 1795 884 993
Ocean Eng. & Naval Arch. 5292 6484 2420 2779 1618 1700 810 992
Quality Eng. Design & Manuf. 3990 4662 1996 2249 1636 1713 577 577
Integrated M.Sc Courses (Duration 5 years)
Applied Geology 6672 7966 3160 3651 1705 2031 974 1067
Chemistry 4790 8305 3050 3631 1755 2197 878 1103
Economics 2892 4493 1669 2201 1180 1561 684 839
Exploration Geophysics 4793 6995 3025 3510 1789 2040 906 927
Mathematics & Computing 713 1321 322 655 251 554 136 351
Physics 3154 6460 2369 3167 1050 1748 716 867

 

B.Tech & M.Tech Dual Degree Courses (Duration 5 years)
Manufacturing Science & Eng. and Masters in Industrial & Systems Eng. & Management
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3572 4523 2039 2113 1371 1426 662 662
Industrial & Systems Engineering with masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering & Management
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IIT Kharagpur Fee Structure

Students can check out the fee for different courses that IIT Kharagpur is providing below.

Name Of The Course Fee Amount
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] {Hons.} 2,66,664
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] {Hons.} + Master of Technology [M.Tech] 3,33,330
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc] 3,33,330
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch] 10,54,000
Bachelor of Laws [LLB] 3,00,000
Master of Technology [M.Tech] 1,10,000
Master of Science [M.Sc] 12,000
Master of Science [M.Sc] + Ph.D 12,000
Master of Business Administration [MBA] 3,30,000
Master of Human Resources and Management [MHRM] 3,00,000
Master of Laws [LLM] 2,80,000

IIT Kharagpur Placements

IIT Kharagpur is known for its placement assistance. The institute invites some of the best recruiters during the placement period. Students are able to apply and get jobs in various sectors apart from the core ones. By just looking at the diversity of recruiters and the participation of overseas companies highlights how IIT Kharagpur is held in high regard in the respective field.

According to reports, in 2018, IIT Kharagpur saw a total number of 258 companies participating in the placement activity. The average salary package of any student who maintains a CGPA of 7.5 and above would range somewhere between 9 lakhs to 13 lakhs per annum.

Top Recruiters
Capgemini Cognizant Facebook Flipkart
Goldman Sachs Google Housing Hindustan Unilever
Cisco ZS Associates Shell Stayzilla
Auctus Advisors Snapdeal Accenture BMGI
I.T.C Meru Cabs Microsoft Oracle
Robert Bosch Schlumberger Visa Deloitte

More importantly, the students of IIT Kharagpur are taught how to be a problem solver and are therefore universally compatible to take up challenges in any sector.

FAQ – IIT Kharagpur

  • Does IIT Kharagpur have any mentorship program available for students?

The institute offers several mentorship programs for the students.

  • How to apply for the undergraduate programs of your choice?

Well, the admission basically depends on the rank of the candidate in JEE exams. All India Rank (AIR) and category rank of candidates are the deciding factors.

  • Are there any scholarships or financial assistance available at IIT Kharagpur?

Scholarships or financial assistance is mainly offered on the basis of performance, special capabilities, Merit-cum-Means, etc.

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