INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TEHCNOLOGY KHARAGPUR
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TEHCNOLOGY (IIT) KHARAGPUR
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 fifteen 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.
IIT Kharagpur has 19 academic departments, 8 multi-disciplinary centres/schools, and 13 schools of excellence in addition to laboratories and central research facilities. IIT Kharagpur is located 120 kilometres (75 mi) west of Kolkata. The campus is located five kilometres away from Kharagpur’s railway station.Admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in IIT Kharagpur is granted through written entrance examinations.IIT Kharagpur offers a number of degrees as part of its undergraduate programmes. They include Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) and the 5 year integrated Master of Science.
IIT Kharagpur provides on-campus residential facilities to its students, research scholars, faculty members and many of its staff.The students live in hostels (referred to as halls) throughout their stay in the IIT.Hostel rooms are wired for Internet connectivity, for which students have to pay a compulsory charge. Most of the rooms in the halls of residences are designed to accommodate one student per room. Now (2005-2009), due to scarcity of sufficient student accommodation, two students are required to share a single seater room for the first two years.