IIT Kharagpur is India’s top research university, ranking 6th among the top Engineering colleges in India, as per NIRF 2023 report. Globally, IIT Kharagpur has been ranked 271 in QS World University Ranking 2024. IIT Kharagpur was established in 1951 and its campus spans over a sprawling campus of 2100 acres. IIT Kharagpur campus is located 120 km west of Kolkata. The 8.5 sq.km campus of IIT Kharagpur houses about 22,000 residents. 

IIT Kharagpur is popular for its 2 year BTech program offered via JEE Advanced Score followed by JoSAA counseling. BTech is offered in 15 streams with an intake capacity of 818 seats. The minimum cutoff required to secure a seat at IIT Kharagpur is around 200-500. IIT Kharagpur highest package stood at INR 2.6 CPA in the 2023 placement drive. IIT Kharagpur first year fees for flagship Btech program is 2.24 Lakhs. Check IIT Kharagpur Courses

IIT Kharagpur has a student exchange program with more than 10 top Universities in the world. This includes Foreign Training Program, Semester Exchange Program, Joint Doctoral Programs, etc. Further, IIT KGP has recently signed MoU with University of Edinburgh, UK for academic tie up in the field of academics and research. Moreover, IIT Kanpur has signed various MoUs with Industry leaders. Recently, IIT KGP has partnered with HCLTech for collaboration in the field of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences.  

IIT Kharagpur Highlights

Category Statistics
Established Year 1951
Campus Area 2100 Acres
Institute Type Public Institute of Technology
Total No. Of Courses 180 (Full Time Courses)
Accepted Entrance Exams JEE Advanced/IIT JAM/GATE etc.
Total No. of offers 1600 Offers
Total No of Internship Offers 45
Highest Package Offered  INR 2.6 CPA
Recruiters Microsoft, Google, EXL Services
NIRF Ranking 6th Under 'Engineering', 7th Under 'Overall'

IIT Kharagpur Important Dates 2023

Events Dates
BTech Events
Release of JEE Main Notification 2024 November 2023
JEE Mains 2024 exam date session 1 January 24 to February 1, 2024
NTA JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date April session April 1 to 15, 2024
MBA Events
CAT Registration Window August 02 - September 13, 2023 September 20 (Extended)
Admit Card Download October 25, 2023
CAT 2023 Exam Date November 26, 2023
CAT Result Declaration Second Week of January
MTech Events
GATE Registration Starts from August 24, 2023 Aug 30, 2023 Delayed
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process (Without Late Fee) October 12, 2023
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process (With Late Fee) October 20, 2023
Modifications in GATE 2024 Application November 07 - November 11, 2023
Availability of GATE Admit Cards for Download January 03, 2023
GATE Exam Date (Tentative) February 3,4,10, & 11, 2024
MSc Events
IIT JAM Registration Window September 05 - October 13, 2023
IIT JAM Exam Date February 11, 2024

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IIT Kharagpur Courses & Fees

IIT Kharagpur's top courses include BTech, BArch, LLB, LLM, MBA, and MSc programs. The institute imparts these courses through 19 departments, 13 schools, and 9 centres of excellence. The examination accepted for admission includes JEE Advanced, AAT, GATE, and CAT. 

Course  Fees Details Cutoff
BTech (15 Courses) ₹2.24 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) 10+2 Exam: JEE Advanced Counselling: JoSAA Counselling Check Here
B.Arch ₹2.24 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) 10+2 Exam: AAT Counselling: JoSAA Counselling -
MTech (54 Courses) ₹27,650 (1st Year Fees) Graduation Exam: GATE + COAP Counselling Check Here 
MSc ₹82,600 (Total Fees) Graduation; Exam: IIT JAM + JOAPS Counselling Check Here
LLB ₹123,900 (1st Year Fees) IIT Kharagpur LLB Entrance Test -
MBA (7 Courses) ₹6.45 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Graduation Exam: CAT + PI Check Here
L.L.M ₹1.64 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) LLB; Exam: IIT KGP LLM Entrance Test -
PhD (27 Courses) INR 1.50 Lacs Post Graduation Exam: GATE/ UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET/ INSPIRE/ ICAR or ICMR score OR Written Test and Interview -

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IIT Kharagpur BTech Cutoff 2023

IIT Kharagpur Cutoff for the B.Tech Program is based on the JEE Advanced scores of the Candidates followed by JoSAA Counselling. Every year JEE Advanced Cutoff is released by JoSAA in 6 rounds for IIT Kharagpur. Check IIT Kharagpur's past year Cutoff analysis below.

Courses 2023 Cutoff By Rank 2022 Cutoff By Rank 2021 Cutoff By Rank
B.Tech Computer Science Engineering 261 295 285
B.Tech Electrical Engineering 1723 1666 1614
B.Tech Instrumentation Engineering 2334 2386 2258
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 3120 3097 2703
B.Tech Industrial Engineering 3667 3973 3802

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IIT Kharagpur MTech Cutoff 2023

IIT Kharagpur offers accepts GATE Scores of the Candidates for admission to IIT Kharagpur M.Tech Program. Candidates can check the past year M.Tech Cutoff for IIT Kharagpur in the table below. .

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IIT Kharagpur MSc Cutoff

IIT Kharagpur Cutoff for M.Sc. Program is based on the IIT-JAM Scores of the Candidates. Check the Past year Cutoff for IIT Kharagpur M.Sc. + Ph.D. program below.

Courses 2023 Cutoff By Rank 2022 Cutoff By Rank 2021 Cutoff By Rank
M.Sc + Ph.D. Molecular Medical Microbiology 28 20 29
M.Sc + Ph.D. Geology 63 50 53
M.Sc + Ph.D. Mathematics 190 173 204
M.Sc + Ph.D. Physics 201 197 172
M.Sc + Ph.D. Chemistry 206 215 188

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Check Cutoff Comparison: IIT Kharagpur Vs IIT Bombay Vs IIT Madras Vs IIT Guwahati Vs IIT Roorkee

University IIT Kharagpur IIT Bombay IIT Madras IIT Guwahati IIT Roorkee
CAT Cutoff 90% 90% 96% 90% 95%
BTech Cutoff  295- 17278 (JoSAA) 60 - 5323 (JoSAA) 167 - 7551 (JoSAA) 589- 8578 (JoSAA) 408- 16096 (JoSAA)
GATE Cutoff  357- 749 320- 750 437- 877 465-764 656-844

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Candidates willing for admission to various courses by IIT Kharagpur are selected on the basis of eligibility for the particular course followed by the Entrance score/ merit required in the examination. Check

IIT Kharagpur Placements 2023

IIT Kharagpur concluded its Phase 1 of Placement drive 2023 and received 1600 placement offers in total. The major highlights of IIT Kharagpur Placements 2023, Phase 1 are given below: 

  1. The highest CTC offered to IIT KGP students remained INR 2.6 CPA. 
  2. 45 international offers were made, including 28 from Japan, 9 from Taiwan, 3 from the United States, 2 from Singapore, and 3 from other countries.
  3. On the first day of campus placement in 2023, 760 total offers were made. 
  4. IIT Kharagpur students received ten big offers ranging from INR 1 CPA to INR 2.6 CPA, including two domestic offers close to INR 1 CPA.
  5. IIT Kharagpur received 16 international offers and a decent package of employment on day one. Apple, Airbus, Alphagrep, Capital One, EXL Services, Google, Graviton, Microsoft, Rubrik, Square Point, and many other companies took part.

IIT Kharagpur Placements 2022-23 are in-process currently. For more check out the IIT Kharagpur placements 2022 in details in the video given below:

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IIT Kharagpur Placement trends for the past 2 years are given below, check comparison:

Particulars Placements Statistics (2023) Placements Statistics (2022)
Number of Recruiters 300 245+
Number of Offers 1600 1600
Number of Internship Offers 900 -
Number of PPOs 500 400+
Number of International Offers 45 35
Number of Offers Above INR 50 LPA  48 -
Highest Package INR 2.68 CPA INR 2.4 CPA
Top Recruiters Microsoft, Google, EXL Services Google, Microsoft, Honeywell

IIT Kharagpur got over 800 internship offers from 34 recruiters, with over 70 jobs available. The course-wise IIT Kharagpur internship placements report is given below, check

IIT Kharagpur Internship

Check news IIT Kharagpur Placements 2022-23: 760 Offers Recorded on Day 1; Highest International Offer Stood at Rs. 2.6 crore.

The department wise IIT Kharagpur Placements 2023 is given below, check below:

Department Placed (%)
Architecture 44.12%
Aerospace Engineering 62.50%
Agricultural and Food Engineering 66.67%
Biotechnology 62.50%
Civil Engineering 71.28%
Chemical Engineering 83.00%
Computer Science and Engineering 92.97%
Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering 91.16%
Electrical Engineering 84.14%
Industrial and Systems Engineering 78.99%
Mechanical Engineering 74.07%
Mining Engineering 61.04%
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 62.75%
Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture 64.71%
Chemistry 63.64%
Geology and Geophysics 54.35%
Humanities and Social Sciences 77.78%
Mathematics 80.70%
Physics 44.00%
Overall (UG) 75.15%

Check Placements Comparision: IIT Kharagpur Vs IIT Bombay Vs IIT Madras Vs IIT Guwahati Vs IIT Roorkee

University IIT Kharagpur IIT Bombay IIT Madras IIT Guwahati IIT Roorkee
Highest Package INR 2.68 CPA INR 4 CPA INR 1.98 CPA INR 2.4 CPA INR 1.3 CPA
Average Package (MBA) INR 18.44 LPA INR 2.06 LPA INR 15.35 LPA INR 17.45 LPA INR 22.17 LPA
Average Package (B.Tech) INR 14.27 LPA INR 25 LPA INR 17.3 LPA INR 26.33 LPA -
Students Placed 1600 1382 445 575 500

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IIT Kharagpur Ranking

International Ranking
Ranking Agency Rank
QS World University Rankings 2024 271
QS World University Rankings 2023 270
QS World University Rankings - Engineering & Technology 2023 82
QS Asia University Rankings 2023 61
QS South Asia University Ranking 2023  05
National Ranking
NIRF Overall Rankings 2023 7
NIRF Engineering Rankings 2023 6
NIRF Law Rankings 2023 9
NIRF Architecture Rankings 2023 3
NIRF Research Rankings 2023 5
India Today 2024 (Top Public Colleges in India) 4

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IIT Kharagpur Campus Life & Events

IIT Kharagpur has a vibrant campus and campus life. On regular days, classes at IIT Kharagpur start at 8 am. Students are busy in classes, and assignments. IIT Kharagpur is home to various popular fests organized throughout the year. The central library of IIT KGP is one of the largest technical libraries in Asia. This library is home to a collection of more than 3.5 lakh documents, 135000 + ebooks, 26000+ online full text journals. 

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IIT Kharagpur Notable Alumni

Given below are some of the famous IIT Kharagpur notable alumni who have gained a lot of popularity through their work and progress:

Name Job Position Degree pursued from IIT KGP

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

Indian politician, a former bureaucrat. Current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. MTech in Mechanical Engineering

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai

He is an Indian-American business executive and CEO of Alphabet In and Google. BTech in Metallurgical Engineering

Arjun Malhotra

Arjun Malhotra

Indian entrepreneur, Industrialist, Philanthropist, Co-founder of HCL Group. He also founded TechSpan, and served as chief executive officer of US-based firms Headstrong. BTech in Electronics and Electrical Communications

IIT Kharagpur Departments

IIT Kharagpur FAQs

Ques. Is IIT Kharagpur a good college?

Ans. Undoubtedly, IIT Kharagpur is India’s finest technical institute and 1st IIT. The institute is consistently ranked among the top 10 IITs in India by NIRF and ARIIA rankings. Apart from offering quality education, it is very well-known for its placement infrastructure. In 2023, IIT Kharagpur received the highest package of INR 2.68 CPA.

Ques. What is the minimum rank for IIT Kharagpur?

Ans. To get admission at IIT Kharagpur, candidates are required to qualify for the JEE entrance exams. They must score a JEE rank between 207-17259 for B.Tech admissions 2023. However, for the M.Tech program, candidates should score a GATE percentile of 25-40.

Ques. Which branch is best in IIT Kharagpur?

Ans. A survey suggests that CSE, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering are some of the best branches at IIT Kharagpur. Students at IIT Kharagpur like to opt for these branches over others due to the amazing placement rates and handsome salary packages. Also, the cutoff scores for these branches are much higher than that of other branches.

Ques. How are the hostels at IIT Kharagpur?

Ans. The hostels at IIT Kharagpur are well-furnished with all the modern amenities. There are a total of 15 boys hostels, 5 girls hostels, and 2 general hostels. The hostel rooms are equipped with a Bed, Chair, Study table, Cupboard, and an internet connection.

The 1st and 2nd-year students live in twin/ triple sharing rooms. The majority of the third-year students live in single rooms in most of the halls. Whereas, in the 4th year of the BTech program students live in a single sharing room compulsorily.

Ques. How is the library at IIT Kharagpur?

Ans.The library at IIT Kharagpur has more than 3 Lacs books. The library provides free subscriptions to more than 100 journals. The library air-conditioned with 24/7 reading facilities.

Ques. How is the student life at IIT Kharagpur? 

Ans. Surveys show that IIT Kharagpur has one of the best campus life in the country. Students are welcome to stay on the campus which is 2100 acres big. They get their own hostel rooms with the best facilities. Students can also enjoy a host of sporting activities on the campus that is well equipped with basketball and tennis courts, football ground, and other indoor facilities. They also have access to LAN internet 24x7 which facilitates their studies and other activities. 

Ques. With a JEE Main score card, can someone opt for a Dual Degree program at IIT Kharagpur?

Ans. IIT Kharagpur offers a variety of undergraduate programs. One can definitely opt for Dual Degree programs to strengthen their industrial viability. 

Ques. Does IIT Kharagpur offer scholarships to UG students?

Ans. Yes, a Merit-cum-means scholarship of INR 1000 p.m. & a tuition fee waiver is awarded to 25% of students admitted under B.Tech and B.Arch.

Ques. What kind of accommodation is available for the students of IIT Kharagpur?

Ans. The First undergraduate year students are accommodated in various Halls of Residence within the campus. Hostel facilities are provided for both Girls and Boys. 

Ques. Is IIT Kharagpur better than IIT Delhi?

Ans. Recently it was reported that IIT Delhi improved its Positive Business Outlook whereas IIT Kharagpur has improved its Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, and CEO Approval. Both tied in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, and % Recommend to a friend.