Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Kharagpur

 
Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Kharagpur
City Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
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The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, the first of the chain of six IITs, was established in 1950 to cater to the need for skilled manpower in the country. The idyllic, sylvan setting at Hijli was chosen to provide a cordon sanitaire to the budding engineers, where they could let their creativity run free. There was also an element of poetic justice in choosing a prison of yesteryears as the cosign for opening up new vistas to the future. The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, the first of the chain of six IITs, was established in 1950 to cater to the need for skilled manpower in the country. The idyllic, sylvan setting at Hijli was chosen to provide a cordon sanitaire to the budding engineers, where they could let their creativity run free. There was also an element of poetic justice in choosing a prison of yesteryears as the cosign for opening up new vistas to the future. From a modest start in the dilapidated Hijli jail building, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a virtually continuous process of development. The handsome main building with its majestic tower was inaugurated in 1956 and as Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru said at the first convocation address : 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. This picture seems to me symbolic of changes that are coming to India. Today, IIT Kharagpur has come a long way to its present position of preeminence with eighteen academic departments, eight multidisciplinary centers, a School of Management, a School of Telecommunications and several sophisticated central facilities. It is the largest and most diversified among all the IITs. In a study sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, it was found to have the highest relative employment productivity index among the IITs and is the top supplier of fresh engineers and technologists to the public and private sector industries. It also ranked first among the IITs in the production of science and engineering Ph.D.'s. IIT Kharagpur strives to produce scientists and technologists of the highest caliber to help the nation become self-reliant in its technological needs and to provide leadership in the field of technical education and research. Some of the distinctive features of the IIT programmes are science based engineering education, emphasis on complete education, continuous internal evaluation and flexibility for experimentation, upgradation and innovation in curriculum design. Over the last four decades of its existence, IIT Kharagpur has redefined its aims, broadened its objectives, and introduced major changes in its programmes and priorities. The syllabi and the curricula are constantly updated and modified keeping in pace with technological developments. It is no longer considered enough just to train first-rate engineering graduates with the help of a competent faculty and staff. Consolidation and diversification of academic effort to relate the entire educational endeavour to the larger context of the national development process, constitute the focus of its dynamic educational philosophy.

Cut Off

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) Cut Off for B.Tech / B.Arch / Integrated Course Admission in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur is listed below. All following Ranks are All India Ranks.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721 302, INDIA Telephone Number +91-3222-255221 FAX : +91-3222-255303 http://www.iitkgp.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Kharagpur offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

Masters Degree Courses

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA)

View Details Duration: 2 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree
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    Generations of past students, both male and female, are proud to be known and enjoy maintaining their connection with the college and each other. Please write to [email protected] with link of existing almuni group, or request for creation of group.