Indian Institute of Information Technology West Bengal

 
Indian Institute of Information Technology West Bengal
City Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
Established 1951
Affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Information Technology West Bengal was established in the year 1951, Indian Institute of Information Technology West Bengal is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata

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    The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Bengali: ইন্ডিয়ান ইনস্টিটিউট অফ টেকনোলজি, খড়গপুর) (commonly known as IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is an autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institute of higher education established by the Government of India in 1951. The first of the fifteen IITs to be established, it is officially recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India and is regarded as one of the best engineering institutions in India. IIT Kharagpur has been ranked amongst the top engineering colleges in India by various education surveys like India Today, Outlook etc.[1]

    IIT Kharagpur was established to train scientists and engineers after India attained independence in 1947. It shares its organisational structure and undergraduate admission process with sister IITs. The students and alumni of IIT Kharagpur are informally referred to as KGPians. Among all IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus (2,100 acres),[2] the most departments, and the highest student enrollment. IIT Kharagpur is particularly famous for its festivals: Kshitij and Spring Fest.
    History of Indian Institutes of Technology
    The Hijli Detention Camp (photographed in September 1951) served as IIT Kharagpur's first academic building.

    With the help of B. C. Roy (then Chief Minister of West Bengal), Indian educationalists Humayun Kabir and Jogendra Singh formed a committee in 1946 to consider the creation of Higher Technical Institutions for post-war industrial development of India. This was followed by the creation of a 22-member committee headed by Nalini Ranjan Sarkar. In its interim report, the Sarkar Committee recommended the establishment of Higher Technical Institutions in various parts of the country along the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with affiliated secondary institutions. The report urged that work should start with the speedy establishment of major institutions in the four quarters of the country with the ones in the East and the West to be set up immediately.
    The main building of the institute during construction (January 1955)

    On the grounds that West Bengal had the highest concentration of industries at the time, B. C. Roy persuaded Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first Prime Minister) to establish the first institute in West Bengal. The first Indian Institute of Technology was thus established in May 1950 as the "Eastern Higher Technical Institute".[3] The institute was initially located in Esplanade East, Calcutta, and in September 1950 shifted to its permanent campus at Hijli, Kharagpur located 120 kilometres southwest of Kolkata. When the first session started in August 1951, there were 224 students and 42 teachers in 10 departments of the institute. The class rooms, laboratories and the administrative office were housed in the historic building of the Hijli Detention Camp (now known as Shaheed Bhawan), where political revolutionaries were imprisoned and executed during the British rule. The office building had served as the headquarters of the Bomber Command of the U.S. 20th Air Force during World War II. To honour great B.C.Roy (Bidhan Chandra Roy), the area in front of the main building is named Bidhan Chowk.

    The name "Indian Institute of Technology" was adopted before the formal inauguration of the institute on 18 August 1951 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. On 15 September 1956, the Parliament of India passed the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act declaring it an Institute of National Importance. Prime Minister Nehru, in the first convocation address of IIT Kharagpur in 1956, said:[4]

    Indian Institute of Information Technology West Bengal offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

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    Bachelor of Technology (BTech Architecture)

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    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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    Diploma Intellectual Property Law (DIPL)

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