IIT Kharagpur is India’s top research university, ranking 6th among the top Engineering colleges in India, as per NIRF 2023 report. Globally, IIT Kharagpur has been ranked 271 in QS World University Ranking 2024. IIT Kharagpur was established in 1951 and its campus spans over a sprawling campus of 2100 acres. IIT Kharagpur campus is located 120 km west of Kolkata. The 8.5 sq.km campus of IIT Kharagpur houses about 22,000 residents. 


IIT Kharagpur is popular for its 2 year BTech program offered via JEE Advanced Score followed by JoSAA counseling. BTech is offered in 15 streams with an intake capacity of 818 seats. The minimum cutoff required to secure a seat at IIT Kharagpur is around 200-500. IIT Kharagpur highest package stood at INR 2.6 CPA in the 2023 placement drive. IIT Kharagpur first year fees for flagship BTech program is 2.24 Lakhs. Check IIT Kharagpur Courses

IIT Kharagpur has a student exchange program with more than 10 top Universities in the world. This includes Foreign Training Program, Semester Exchange Program, Joint Doctoral Programs, etc. Further, IIT KGP has recently signed MoU with University of Edinburgh, UK for academic tie up in the field of academics and research. Moreover, IIT Kanpur has signed various MoUs with Industry leaders. Recently, IIT KGP has partnered with HCLTech for collaboration in the field of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences.  

IIT Kharagpur Phase 1 Placements 2024 have started from December 01. On the first day of placements, 700 offers were made (including PPOs) where international offers were more than 19. Among all,l 6 offers exceeded the 1 Cr benchmark. In IIT Kharagpur Placements, over 61 companies offered roles in the software, analytics, finance-banking, consulting, and core engineering domains. The top recruiters remained Apple, Capital One, DE Shaw, Google, Graviton, Microsoft, McKinsey, Databricks and many others.