More than a Campus, it is the new Home you will make
" 2000 Acr KGP Campus is a microcosm: Everything inside: from forest to Museum to nano-labs. "
Do you want to have an experience of being in a unique campus which has the power of transforming your life?
Our location is just a couple of hours drive from the bustling metro-city, Kolkata. It’s a serene and productive place to study and student-friendly atmospheres all around, where the coffee flows and calmness is preferred. It has long been a tremendous benefit to our students—no matter what course of study they wish to pursue.
IIT-KGP is the 1st IIT and has the largest campus area among all the IITs. The appeal of vast expanses of green, sweeping trees everywhere and the classic architecture blends in with the creative lifestyle of young KGPians. Full residential campus away from the hustle-bustle of city life accelerates the student life towards social and creative gatherings and develops among them the extra-ordinary skill in all the spheres—academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, social et al.
IIT-KGP campus plays a major role in students’ academic and social life, making the KGP stay most memorable days of their life and making them ready to shine in the World—what we call as KGPians.
Location - Kharagpur is known world over for two landmarks. One, the longest railway platform, and the other, the Indian Institute of Technology, more commonly known as lIT. Situated about 120 km west of Kolkata, Kharagpur can be reached in about 2 hours by train from Howrah railway station of Kolkata or 3 hours by car from Kolkata Airport. Kharagpur is also connected by direct train services to most major cities of the country. The Institute is about 10 minutes drive (5 km) from the Kharagpur railway station. Private taxi, autorickshaw or cycle-rickshaw can be hired to reach the Institute.
Weather - Winter (October to February) is moderate and pleasant (10 to 25 C) in Kharagpur. Summer (March to June) is hot (25 to 40 C) and sometimes humid. Rains are normally confined to the months of June to September.
Accomodation - The institute is fully residential. Students are accommodated in 21 Halls of Residence and the staff is provided with quarters. Accommodation for visitors is arranged in the Technology Guest House, CEC Guest House, Alumni Guest House or CTS Visitors Hall, or if need arises, in students' Hall of Residence. For more details check page http://why.iitkgp.ac.in/accommodation-halls-residence
Food - All the Halls of Residence and Guest houses have regular catering facilities. Other eating places are Sahara, Dreamland, Vegies, Super-Duper, Tikka, Billoo's Restaurant etc. Some joints located within the Institute premises serve tea, coffee, soft drinks and light snacks. For more details check the page http://why.iitkgp.ac.in/food-joints
Market - For daily necessities and groceries, one can walk down to the Tech Market. This is a full-fledged market where everything starting from furniture to fruit juice are available. The market has medicine stores, tailoring shops, bookshops and facilities for photocopying, word-processing and offset printing. A larger market, Gole Bazaar is about 5 km from the Campus. Another market IIT-DVC market is right next to the campus.
Banks - Three banks are located inside the Campus. The State Bank of India is close to the Institute and provides foreign exchange facilities also. The Syndicate Bank is situated on the first floor of the Institute main building. The Punjab National Bank is situated in the Tech Market where business transactions are carried out in the afternoon.
Hospital - The B.C.Roy Technology Hospital is located at the center of the Campus. It provides indoor and outdoor medical facilities for common ailments. The hospital has a competent team of doctors, ICU, OT, all required diagonistic facility etc. The State Hospital and Railway Hospital, both are located about 2 km from the Campus.
Gymkhana - Technology Students' Gymkhana is the nerve center for sports, cultural and social activities. It has a number of indoor and outdoor stadia, a modern swimming pool and a gymnasium. Music Society, Film Society, Dramatics Society, Aquatics Society and many more special interest groups are supported by the Gymkhana. For more details check page http://www.gymkhana.iitkgp.ernet.in/
Swimming Pool - An Aquatic Club with swimming pools is centrally located right beside the Gymkhana at IIT-KGP. The Pools, which remain open from morning to late evenings, provide sport, exercise and relaxation par excellence. http://tas.iitkgp.ernet.in/
Library - The Central Library offers about 300,000 volumes in an open shelf system on different fields of science and technology, humanities and social sciences. The library subscribes to about 1400 periodicals. The library system is fully computerized and users can access foreign university libraries through wide-area network facilities. For more details check page http://www.library.iitkgp.ernet.in/
Computer Network - The backbone of lIT Kharagpur network is based on gigabit fibre optic technology. All the Departmental LANs are connected to the gigabit fibre optic backbone as separate VLANs. Three links are in use to provide email and Internet facilities. All laboratories, faculty and officers chambers, All rooms in halls of residence are provided with Internet connectivity.
Research Facilities - Latest state-of-the-art research facilities are available at IIT. All the Departments, Centers and Schools are equipped with most modern instruments. Central Research Facility caters to the need of all the researchers and outside organizations.
On-Campus Places to visit - Nehru Museum, Hijli Shahid Bhavan, Old Prison Cells, Martyrs Memorial.
Off-Campus Places to visit:
- Bay of Bengal Sea Beaches: Digha, Mandarmani, Shankarpur, Udaipur, Talshari, Chadipur, Bakkhali
- Hilly Treks: Ayodhya Hill, Dolma Hills, Kakrajhor. You may also take a weekend off to Darjeeling to enjoy the absolute beauty of Kangchenjunga and Eastern Himalayas
- Forest Destinations: Arabari, Hatibari, Belpahari, Bhimbandh, Jhargram, Sundarbans
- River Spots: Deulti, Gadiara, Ghatshila
- Nearest Cities: Kolkata, Bankura-Bishnupur (Heritage city), Durgapur, Jamshedpur
Mode of Conveyance:
- Distance to Airport at Kolkata: 150 km on road
- Distance to Howrah station: 126 km on road
- Travel time to kolkata: 1.5-2 hr by train and 2.5 hr by road, Express and Local Trains all day round, Taxi
- Kgp is a railway hub: Well connected to each and every city in India through trains.