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Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur


West Bengal 
Phone-No: 91-3222-255221 
Fax: 91-3222-255303 

About College:

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. 

Course Name:

Doctor of Philosophy PhD

in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

Course Description:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Streams in: Engineering technology, Science, Architectural & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law and Management. Spring Semesters of 2018


Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Doctor of Philosophy PhD in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

All candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have to possess requisite marks/grades in qualifying examination as indicated below:

60% marks (or equivalent grade point average) in the qualifying examination in Engineering/ Science/Commerce/Management or

55% in Humanities or Social Sciences (or equivalent grade point average).

Application form, downloadable from, should be sent to the Assistant Registrar (PGS&R), IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302 (W.B.) along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favour of "IIT Kharagpur" on any nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur. Application form may also be obtained from the Academic (PGS&R) Section, IIT, Kharagpur against a demand draft on every working day.

How To Apply:

Application Procedure for Doctor of Philosophy PhD in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur


Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D. Programme [Regular, Sponsored and Individual Fellowship (i.e. CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/INSPIRE categories)] of the Institute in all disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law and Management. Admission to reserved-category candidates will be done as per Government of India notification. 
Applicants are required to apply online. Application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC (Male and Transgender) and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PwD category and women candidates. 

Course Name:

Master of Technology MTech

in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

Course Description:

Master of Technology (M.Tech) [Specialization: Aerospace Engineering; Agricultural and Food Engineering; Biotechnology; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Educational Technology; Electrical Engineering; Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering; Ecology and Geophysics; Humanities and Social Sciences; Industrial Engineering; and Management; Information Technology, Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Medical Science and Technology; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Mining Engineering; Ocean Engineering; Naval Architecture; Ocean, Rovers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences; Physics and Meteorology; Cryogenic Engineering; Materials Science; Reliability Engineering; Rubber Technology]


Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Master of Technology MTech in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

B.Tech/ BE/B.Arch /B.Pharm /M.Sc or equivalent degree with a valid GATE score. Seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates and persons with disability as per Govt. of India rules. Reservations for OBC candidates should be implemented as and when government orders for the same are issued.

Selection: Except for sponsored candidates, selection is strictly based on GATE score. However, applicants with professional qualifications, those with XE/XL paper in GATE, and sponsored candidates who are short-listed need to qualify through an interview and/or a test.

Assistance ship: Rs.5000/- per month for candidates selected through GATE.

APPLICATION FEE:  The application fee is Rs.300/- (Rs.150 for SC/ST Candidates).

How To Apply:

Application Procedure for Master of Technology MTech in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Kharagpur

Application for M.Tech/MCP programmes is to be submitted only by an ONLINE process (internet based) by accessing the website: 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 pasted at appropriate place, and the Demand Draft must be sent by speed post to The Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur, and Kharagpur–721302.


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