Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur
The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon'ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India. The 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of four Higher Technical Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions, possibly on the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, with a number of secondary institutions affiliated to it. The report also urged the speedy establishment of all the four institutions with the ones in the East and the West to be started immediately. The committee also felt that such institutes would not only produce undergraduates but they should be engaged in research, producing research workers and technical teachers as well. The standard of the graduates should be at par with those from first class institutions abroad. They felt that the proportion of undergraduates and postgraduate students should be 2:1.
With the above recommendations of the Sarkar committee in view, the first Indian Institute of Technology was born in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. Initially the IIT started functioning from 5, Esplanade East, Calcutta and very soon shifted to Hijli in Sept. 1950. The present name 'Indian Institute of Technology' was adopted before the formal inauguration of the Institute on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. IIT Kharagpur started its journey in the old Hijli Detention Camp where some of our great freedom fighters toiled and sacrificed their lives for the independence of our country. The history of IIT Kharagpur is thus intimately linked with the history of the Hijli Detention Camp. This is possibly one of the very few Institutions all over the world which started life in a prison house.
The district of Midnapore along with rest of Bengal and India took part in a very significant way in the revolutionary struggle against the British Raj from the early 20th century.
Joint M.Tech MCP-Ph.D Program
in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur
Joint M.Tech, MCP-Ph.D Program
Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Joint M.Tech MCP-Ph.D Program in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur
Candidates seeking admission to Joint M.Tech/MCP-Ph.D program of the institute should have the following academic qualification. For institutes:
Awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in all years of the qualifying degree.
Awarding degree based on aggregate marks secured in the final two semesters or final year of the qualifying degree:
GE/OBC: Minimum of 60% marks (or a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale).
SC/ST/PD: Minimum of 55% marks (or a CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale).
How To Apply:
Application Procedure for Joint M.Tech MCP-Ph.D Program in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur
Application for Joint M.Tech/MCP-Ph.D program is to be submitted only by an online process by accessing the www.gate.iitkgp.ac.in/mtech.
The candidate should first pay the application fee by obtaining a demand draft drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur on any nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur, West Bengal.
The draft details are required while filling up the online application form. Candidates are required to take a print of the online application form after successful submission of data. The printed form, with candidate’s signature and photograph along with the demand draft, copy of GATE score card and relevant certificates for OBC/SC/ST/PD (as applicable) must be sent by speed post so as to reach: The Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302.
Last date for Submission form: 20th April 2017
To know more Information about course please visit: www.iitkgp.ac.in