Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Information
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) is an independent research university in India which focuses on the fields of management, technology and engineering.
The Indian Institute of Technology ranking is number 62 in Asia in the University Review List. Similarly ranked colleges include Kyungpook National University, Nagasaki University, Osaka City University, and Kumamoto University. Other renown Indian Colleges include Indian Institute of Science, and University of Calcutta.
Established in 1951, the institute is headed by Damodar Acharya and is ranked one of the top engineering institutions in India.
In 1946. efforts made by educationalists Jogendra Singh and Humayun Kabir to create post-war technical institutions in India to further the countries development were approved by the Chief Minister of West Bengal. A committee then voted in favor of the establishment of a higher technical institution in the country and so IIT was established and opened in August 1951 with 42 teachers and 224 students. The institute was then located in Esplanade East, Calcutta and most of the offices and classrooms were housed in the Hijili Detention camp.
Now the main campus of the university is located in Kharagpur and houses several academic buildings like the Takshashila complex and Vikramshila complex. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur now has 19 departments, 13 schools, and 8 multi-disciplinary schools. The institute offers degrees in the fields of Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural & Food Engineering, Architecture & Regional Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical engineering, Cryogenic Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Educational Technology, Geology and Geophysics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Medical Science and Technology, Materials Science, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Ocean Engineering. and Naval Architecture, Physics & Meteorology, Reliability Engineering, Rubber Technology, Water Resources and Management.
As for its postgraduate offerings, the institute offers masters degrees in Business Administration and Technology. Students can also continue their education in their chosen fields and get doctorate degrees in whatever baccalaureate degree they graduated from. To help students put what they’ve learned into practical use, the institute sponsors several consultancy projects specially those in the field of Agriculture, Mining and Technology creation.
The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur currently has 850 ongoing projects with funding from both the government and private sector. Popular sponsors of the institute’s research include Microsoft, the Indian Space Research Organisation and the Department of Science and Technology. Aside from its collaborations and consultancy projects, the university has its own research center for earth sciences called the Center for Ocean, River, Atmosphere and Land Science, or CORAL.
Indian Institute Technology Kharagpur Address
The campus of the Indian Institute Technology Kharagpur can be found at Kharagpur – 721302, India.
Indian Institute Technology Kharagpur Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Perfection in action is Yoga
Hindi: भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
305 to 402
|Asia – Australiasia Rank (Jiaotong)
43 to 64
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