“Here in the place of that Hijli detention camp stands this fine monument of India,
representing India’s urges, India’s future in the making”

What IIT-KGP offers you? 

IIT-KGP the largest and oldest IIT is a confluence of world class multi-disciplinary courses, giving global exposure in academics and research, scope in entrepreneurship and best placement. If you want to be more than an IIT engineer, IIT-KGP is the place you must come to.

Talk about the latest interests - Nano Science & Technology, Energy Science, Environment Science & Technology, Bio-energy, Intellectual Property Law, Business Management, Financial Engineering, they are all here under one umbrella and you can choose these as elective papers for minor or microspecialization during your B.Tech. or Dual Degree Programs. If you are a Dual Degree student you can even do your M.Tech. from the specific Departments, Schools and Centres.

To choose from you have 19 Departments, 12 Schools and 8 Centres of Excellence. Additionally there are more than 25 R&D units. Academic programs are offered are B.Tech.(15), B.Arch, Dual Degree(35), MBA, MHRM, LLB, MMST, M.Sc/ M.Tech/ MCP/ MS (68), PhD in 6 broad disciplines: (1) Engineering, (2) Basic Sciences, (3) Life Sciences, (4) Social Sciences & Humanities, (5) Law and (6) Entrepreneurship.

Recognition of Students

The student strength is more than 10000 including Undergraduate studies, Postgraduate studies and PhD. More than 60% are Undergraduate students doing B.Tech., B.Arch. and Dual Degree programs. About 1000 students get graduation degree every year.

Placement of undergraduate students is more than 80% depending on their CGPA, leadership skills, success in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and of course the interview with the company.

If you want to be an entrepreneur, we offer an M.Tech. program in Enginering Entrepreneurship. We also facilitate floating your company under our Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP) and seed funding your venture.

As part of co-curricular activities, we empower you to do innovative research projects doing which you can participate in international and industrial competitions and get global recognition. Your research will be sponsored by the Institute and even your international travel for participation in the competitions. Close 100 students go for international contests and conferences every year based on their innovative research and paper.

World-class Faculty

There are approximately 600 faculty in various disciplines who have done PhD from globally renowned universities and done commendable research. The Institute has two Bhatnagar Prizes in the last 3 years and 38 Academy Fellows. Bhatnagar Prize is the most coveted award in multidisciplinary science in India. The faculty members have collectively published more than 1000 research papers in peer reviewed journals and close to 800 conference papers published in proceedings of national and international conferences.


The faculty members are running research and consultancy projects close to INR 250 crores funded by national and international agencies and corporate sector. More than 40 Patent applications were filed in 2014-15. About 200 technologies were developed for commercialization during the year with the licensing fee amounting to INR 1 crore.

The Institute has R&D centres sponsored by large industrial houses - DVC R&D Center, Railway Research Center. The Institute also has multiple industry sponsored consortia - AVLSI Consortium, Steel Technology Center. Collaborative Research Labs were also established funded by General Motors, Synopsys CAD Lab, National Chip Design Lab. Long-term projects have been funded by Intel, National (TI), Indian Oil and Vodafone-ESSAR. 

Coming up: Automotive Electronics, Power Engineering, Agilent Test & Measurement Lab, Microsoft Cloud Computing Lab