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About Us

The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur is the first of the sixteen Institutes established in the IIT system. Established in 1951, IIT Kharagpur stands tall for its excellence in Academics and Research with top class faculty. With 19 Academic Departments, 7 Centres & 8 Schools of Excellence, the Institute offers 15 B.Tech.(Hons.) Programs, 38 Dual Degree Programs, 2 Interdisciplinary Dual Degree Programs, 6 Integrated M.Sc. Programs and 5 Two Year M.Sc. degree programs of Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. The motto of IIT Kharagpur is "Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam" . The motto literally translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga" essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga.

Why Us

International Exposure

At IIT-KGP we fulfill your dreams of going global We offer best opportunities for international exposure

Life @ KGP

Try an experience that will transform your life Enjoy the serene ambiance & creative life

Flexible Curricula

Get a "minor" degree in any department Take a semester off to do entrepreneurship

Interdisciplinary Advantage

Discover right talents to manage industrial challenges Get empowered to be a multidisciplinary expert


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What Global Students say

It is needless to say the experience was amazing, not just from academic perspective but also overall.We had dinner with the IR Cell team and also visited Kolkata.I loved the city and its colors.I definitely recommend IIT KGP to anyone who wishes to have a complete academic experience packed with extraordinary social life.


Luis Luttgens

International Student

University of Bremen

The professors of IIT KGP are very knowledgeable and engaging. The facilities are state of the art. KGP has a lot to offer in terms of academics.The sports facilities here are excellent. I played football with the friends I made here, every evening. I would love to come back soon.


Henrik Harms

International Student

University of Bremen

The academics at IIT KGP is wonderful. The labs that I worked in were excellent and the professor helped a lot. I enjoyed Illumination at IIT KGP immensely, now that I have completed my research work here, I will return to my country. I will cherish the friendships I had here.


Bertille Edith Bella Nke

International Student

University of Dschang