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
JEE Main Registrations starts on November 02, 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
Admit Card Download November 07, 2023
CAT 2023 Exam Date November 26, 2023
MTech Events
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
Availability of IIT JAM Admit Card January 08, 2024
IIT JAM Exam Date February 11, 2024
IIT JAM Result Declaration March 22, 2024
IIT JAM Application For New Admission April 10, 2024
PhD Events
Interviews for Shortlisted Candidates November 01- November 02, 2023
PhD Registrations Deadline November 01, 2023

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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 Vs IIT Bombay Vs IIT Roorkee VS IIT Hyderabad Vs IIT Madras VS IIT Kanpur


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.


2024 Cutoff (Expected)

2023 Cutoff By Rank

2022 Cutoff By Rank

2021 Cutoff By Rank

B.Tech Computer Science Engineering





B.Tech Electrical Engineering





B.Tech Instrumentation Engineering





B.Tech Mechanical Engineering





B.Tech Industrial Engineering





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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.


2023 Cutoff (Expected)

2023 Cutoff By Rank

2022 Cutoff By Rank

2021 Cutoff By Rank

M.Sc + Ph.D. Molecular Medical Microbiology





M.Sc + Ph.D. Geology





M.Sc + Ph.D. Mathematics





M.Sc + Ph.D. Physics





M.Sc + Ph.D. Chemistry





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IIT Kharagpur Admission

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.

A brief highlight of IIT Kharagpur placements is given below:

IIT Khragpur Placements

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:


Placements Statistics (2023)

Placements Statistics (2022)

Number of Recruiters



Number of Offers



Number of Internship Offers



Number of PPOs



Number of International Offers



Number of Offers Above INR 50 LPA 



Highest Package

INR 2.68 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:


Placed (%)



Aerospace Engineering


Agricultural and Food Engineering




Civil Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Computer Science and Engineering


Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Industrial and Systems Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Mining Engineering


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture




Geology and Geophysics


Humanities and Social Sciences






Overall (UG)


Compare IIT Kharagpur Vs other IITs

IIT Kharagpur Ranking

International Ranking

Ranking Agency


QS World University Rankings 2024


QS World University Rankings 2023


QS World University Rankings - Engineering & Technology 2023


QS Asia University Rankings 2023


QS South Asia University Ranking 2023 


National Ranking

NIRF Overall Rankings 2023


NIRF Engineering Rankings 2023


NIRF Law Rankings 2023


NIRF Architecture Rankings 2023


NIRF Research Rankings 2023


India Today 2024 (Top Public Colleges in India)


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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:


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.