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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) was the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) established in 1950 in Kharagpur, West Bengal state of India. The IIT Kharagpur is an institute of national importance and autonomous university free to offer its own courses and awards degrees and certificates. The institute offers many numbers of programs in engineering, sciences, and various technologies at undergraduate and postgraduate level and conducts research programs. Programs are also offered in humanities, medicine and law at postgraduate level.

The IIT Kharagpur offers admission into various programs on the basis of score in entrance examinations, like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and many others. All regular programs offered at IIT Kharagpur are residential in nature; both students and staff members are provided with living facilities. Besides offering regular courses the IIT Kharagpur also offers special programs like continuing education programs, distance learning programs and short-term courses.


The IIT Kharagpur main campus is located at Hijli, Kharagpur, the institute has two-extension campuses located at Calcutta and Bhubneshwar. The IIT Kharagpur has 18 academic departments, and 5 centers of excellence to conduct different undergraduate and postgraduate programs and carry out research work. At present, nearly 2700 students are enrolled in various programs of IIT Kharagpur; 450 faculty members are engaged in providing instruction for various courses.


Sir J.C. Ghosh an eminent scientist was the first director to IIT Kharagpur. At present Professor PARTHA PRATIM CHAKRABARTI is serving as Director, IIT Kharagpur. Dr Chakrabarti received the President of India Gold Medal (1985), the INSA Young Scientist Award (1991), Anil K Bose Award (1995), INAE Young Engineer�s Award (1997) and the Swarnajayanti Fellowship (1997-98), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2000), INAE Visweswarya Chair Professorship (2007-9) and many other awards. He has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, Indian National Academy of Engineering and the West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology.

The campus of IIT Kharagpur acquires 2200 acres of land consisting various faculty buildings, hostels for men and women, Guest Houses, Museums, Science & Technology Park, faculty residence buildings, staff quarters, bank, post office hospital, gymkhana playground, central library etc. The central library offers one of the best platforms for knowledge exchange where students and faculty members can mingle up and discuss various issues concerning education, science, technology and much more besides surfing through books, journals and periodicals.

The academic standard of any institution can be judged from the numbers of research papers published and technologies developed. The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) has many technologies to its credit ready for commercialization.

The IIT Kharagpur has earned patent rights for following technologies which its has developed.

  • A bio-process for sandalwood somatic seedling production
  • A catalytic system for aqueous medium polymerization of styrene and alkyl acrylates
  • A cellular automate (CA) based authentication device for massage communication system
  • A clock controlled sun-tracking system for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors.
  • A Composition for consolidation of Dense Ceramics and Metal Compacts
  • A composition for forming porous bodies, in particular ceramic and metal forms and a process for the preparation thereof.
  • A composition for use in gelation forming of ceramics
  • A Continuous soil moisture recorder
  • A Debittered, Antioxidant Rich Pomegranate Juice
  • A device for cryogenic grinding of products such as spices, vegetables, food grains plastic and polymers.
  • A Device for Making Shaped Products from Paste / Batter Such as Pulse Based Product/ BORI
  • A Devise for cryogenic individually quick freezing of fish, marine product, meat fruits and vegetables
  • A Jacketed Scraped Surface Vessel for Kneading, Heating and concentration of High viscosity Liquids and Pastes
  • A Kit for use in Semi quantification of CRP Present in Whole Blood and a Process for Manufacture of the Same
  • A knee joint simulator
  • A manually operated, non-conventional energy driven protable plate moulding system.
  • A method for the manufacture of an elastomeric pad
  • A method for the preparation of lectin based immuno adjuvants
  • A method of fused deposition with improved bonding strength through electro chemical discharges on a substrate
  • A method of maintaining the zone temperature in a single zone variable air conditioning (VAVAC)
  • A Methods for Modularization Ship Hull
  • A monodisperse virtual impactor type aerosol generator
  • A monolayer abrasive tool used in surface grinding and a method of making the same
  • A Near Toll Quality Speech Coder at 2.4 Kbps
  • A new gate drive circuit for IGBTs and Mosfets for industrial electronics application
  • A Novel Approach extract C � phycocyanin, A Natural Food Colourant from Nostoc Muscorum
  • A Novel Automatic Slope (or Angle of Inclination) Detector
  • A Novel Biofuel Additive for Diesel Engines
  • A novel bioreactor named "SEE-SAW" Reactor and design of instrumentation part
  • A novel catalytic process for the preparation of diallyl Trisulfide, an Important Transformation product of Garlic useful as antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and anticancer Agent
  • A novel position sensor using analogue electronic devices
  • A Novel Processing route to Fabricate Low Cost Fused Silica Ceramic Foam
  • A Novel technique for Manufacture of Instant Tea
  • A Polymeric flocculent and its process for manufacture
  • A Process for continuous Production of Chhana
  • A process for enzymatic polishing of rice
  • A Process for Preparation of Al - Ti - B Master Alloys for Grain Refinement of Aluminum and its alloys
  • A process for preparation of master alloy for grain refinement of aluminium and its alloys
  • A process for preparing ammonium salt coated Cu-X zeolites
  • A process for producing thermo stable wide pH tolerant protease enzyme
  • A Process for production wear resistant cast iron by smelting reduction of waste products like red mud and sesilicated sand
  • A process for the manufacture of mesoporous zirconium compound
  • A process for the preparation low absorbing self supporting films
  • A process for the preparation man-sized metal molybdate particles
  • A process for the preparation of a graft copolymer for use as a flocculation agent
  • A process for the preparation of a Novel Polyurethan & its application as Membrane for Selective Separation of Organic Pollutants (Phenolic Compounds) from Aqueous Solutions by Pervaparation.
  • A process for the preparation of a Zirconia nanopowder
  • A process for the preparation of aluminum based ternary alloy
  • A process for the preparation of charcoal loaded with fine oxide powders
  • A Process for the preparation of dehydrated puffed potato cubes
  • A Process for the Preparation of Diarylalkane
  • A process for the preparation of encapsulated metal nanoparticles
  • A Process for the preparation of ferrous based composite
  • A process for the preparation of fibrillised liquid crystalline polymer in a polyether etherketone
  • A process for the preparation of Gallic Acid by co-culture
  • A process for the preparation of graft copolymers for use as a flocclating agent
  • A process for the preparation of graft Copolymers for use as a high performance flocclating agent
  • A process for the preparation of Instant fruit juice powder
  • A process for the preparation of magnesium aluminate powder
  • A process for the preparation of nanosized metal oxide particles
  • A process for the preparation of nanosized metal phosphate particles.
  • A process for the preparation of nanosized metal tungstate particles
  • A process for the preparation of nanosized metal vanadate particles
  • A Process for the Preparation of Nanosized MTiO3
  • A process for the preparation of optically active alpha-halo-bita-hydroxy carbonyls
  • A process for the preparation of pure metal form metal salts
  • A process for the preparation of submicron sized ceramic powders
  • A process for the preparation of ultra-pure porous alumina powder
  • A process for the preparation of ZnO nanopowder
  • A Process for the production of somatic seedlings of plants
  • A process for the removal of iron from inorganic chemicals
  • A process for the synthesis of capped nanocrystalline g - Fe2O3
  • A process for treatment of coal
  • A process for treatment of fly ash
  • A process of preparation polymer coated glass fiber mat
  • A process on Modification of Mat Grass for Improvement performance
  • A process sensing apparatus for transmitting optical signals corresponding to pressure and differential pressure
  • A Pumping System for Increasing Pressure of Blood or a Fluid in a Controlled and Stepwise Mode
  • A selective fused deposition modelling machine using electro-chemical discharge
  • A Sensor system for detecting Presence of Deoxidizing Gases
  • A Simple Environment Friendly Process for Fabrication of Highly Porous Materials
  • A Simple Laser Based Technique for Vibration Analysis
  • A soil moisture sensor for automated irrigation System
  • A speed controllable rotation floating disc device
  • A Stabilized t-ZrO2 and a Process for its Manufacture
  • A Stable CrO2 Nanoparticles and a Process for its Manufacture
  • A Starch Based Cationic Amylopectin
  • A Starch Based Cationic Amylopectin
  • A System for Compost Generation.
  • A System for Extraction of Essential Oil from Plans / Parts thereof Bearing Essential Oil
  • A Transparent Amorphous AlO(OH).aH2O Glass and process for Preparation of the Same
  • A Two Phase Double Vortex Atomizer
  • An absorbent for water arsenic removal
  • An adhesive composition and a process for the preparation thereof.
  • An apparatus for non-invasive measurement of spatial parameters of a distant object
  • An apparatus for Plant tissue culture
  • An auto start up and reversible speed control apparatus
  • An Automated Irrigation System
  • An Electromagnetic Device based system for Fault Detection and Identification in Rotating Mechanical Components
  • An Highly Stable g-Al2O3 Messoporous structure and its Process for Manufacture
  • An improved apparatus for Ultrasonography using a continuous wave Doppler system
  • An improved portable influsing pump
  • An improved process for the preparation of ethanol form starchy material
  • An improved torque amplification device using alternation flow hydraulics and orbital rotary piston motor principle
  • An improved voltage and current measurement system for sparks
  • An infrared shaft misalignment detector
  • An instrument for continuous non-invasive measurement of blood pressure
  • An insulating Block
  • Automated Irrigation Controller
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose Acrylate for Enteric coating and Sustained Release
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose Methacrylate for Enteric coating and Sustained Release
  • Cell Filled Concrete Pavements
  • CENTO DRIVE
  • Charging Circuit for a large SC Coil for SMES - UPS System
  • Continuous system modeller (COSMO)
  • Current mode differential I/O buffer for high speed off-chip interconnect
  • Design and development of structured surface for the enhancement of boiling heat transfer
  • Design for Counter Rotating Twin-Screw Extruder
  • Development of A Low Cost Equipment Spray - CVD for Deposition of Oxide Films
  • Development of a monoclonal antibody against cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus infecting Indian saturniidae silkworms
  • Development of High Rate and Yield Hydrogen Production Process
  • Development of high yield hydrogen producing microbial strain enterobacter
  • Digital Slipmeter for 2 - Wheeled Drive Tractors
  • Electric field assisted membrane separation of pectin
  • Electronic Circuits for protection of S. C. Coil against over-voltages and fast detections & protection of S. C. Coil against quench
  • Enzymatic polishing of germinated Brown Rice
  • Enzymatic Transesterification of Jatropha Oil
  • Estimation of Tissue Antigen
  • Explosion Puffing Machine for Food Grains
  • Flexible Contact Tube for Rotation ARC GMA Welding
  • Flotilla Connector
  • Gel Analysis Image processing for estimation of protein and DNA
  • Grafted amylopectin for use in sprinkler irrigation systems
  • Granular Matrix Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Herbal Skin Nourishing Gel
  • High performance flocculants based on hydrolysed and unhydrolysed guar gum-g-polyacrylamide
  • High performance flocculating agents and viscosifiers based on hydrolysed grafted amylopectin and polycrylamide grafted carboxymethyl cellulose
  • Improved wet scrubber for simultaneous scrubbing of particulates and gaseous matters
  • In Vehicle Automated Falling Weight Deflectometer
  • Indigenously Developed Real Time Digital Simulator (POWERDRAW)
  • Instant Potato and a Process for Manufacturing the same
  • Integrated Composite Anthropometer
  • Karanja esterified oil an alternate fuel for C. I. Engines
  • Lectin Based glycoslated hemoglobin estimation kit
  • Low cost honey bee box
  • Master Alloy for modification and grain refining of hypoeutectic AI-Si based foundry alloys and its process for manufacture
  • Mechanical Loading - Unloading System for Tea Leaf Withering Troughs
  • Membrane Based Water-Extraction of Polyphenols from Green Tea Leaves
  • MetaBrowser (Multimedia e-Book on Brasses)
  • MetaBrowser - II (Multimedia e-Book on tool steels)
  • Method for improved production of Bast fibers using bacterial biofilm
  • Method of the retrieval of thin flexible peel of clastic sediments
  • Microcontroller based capacitance type sensor for automated measurement of infiltration rate and saturated hydraulic conductivity of Soil
  • Mobile Application on Tourism
  • Monel alloy resistant to stress corrosion crack in hydrofluoric acid
  • Multi - Crop Dryland Drum Seeder
  • New Modified Sal Leaf Plate etc. Moulding Machine Using Bio-Mass as Fuel
  • Optical Probe for Multiphase Flow
  • Overloading indicator for mechanized country boats
  • PALPOSCOPE
  • Percutaneous Intraluminal Vas Deferens Injection System
  • Plasma sprayed ceramic coatings
  • Polyamide Films and a process of preparing the same
  • Preloaded Syringe for storage and enhanced pressure delivery of viscous chemically reactive drug
  • Preparation of mechanically ground waste rubber and useful compositions
  • Preparation of nano-sized titanium oxide from mineral or crude source
  • Preparation of sulfides of rare-earth metals
  • Process for microbial protease production
  • Process for the preparation of polysaccharide blended slow release urea
  • Process Technology for enriched Quick Cooking Rice
  • Process technology for manufacture of Dahi (Curd) Powder
  • Production of Mango-Milk based fruitbar
  • Quick setting polymer composition
  • Recovery of Lead metal through Green Technology
  • Removal of p-chlorophenol and 2,4 dichlorophenol from water by pervaporation using polyurethane urea-PMMA IPN membrane
  • Speed control system for mechanised country boats
  • SYMBOLS2000
  • Synthesis and characterization of Hydroxyapatite (HAp)/poly (Vinyl alcohol phosphate) (PVAP) Nanocomposite biomaterials
  • System for an intuitive, customizable, Multilingual and reconfigurable Augmentative Communication
  • System for measuring Thermal Conductivity of Liquid/Nanofluids
  • Tea production technology for non-traditional areas
  • Thermoplastic elastomeric composition
  • Tomato Powder
  • Tractor mounted air carrier sprayer using axial flow blower
  • Transparent Inorganic ZrO(OH)2.XH2O Polymer and a Process for Preparation of the Same
  • Use of chlorinated waste tire rubber as filler in polyvinylchloride
  • Virtual alloys (software)


These technologies and various others in the making are proof that IIT Kharagpur is institute of national importance in real terms and without doubt is a leader when services to mankind comes into question.

The students of IIT Kharagpur are preferred choice among HR Managers and CEOs. Every year 100s of corporations visits IIT Kharagpur campus for selection of engineers, scientists and thinkers who can benefit the businesses. Students studying in IIT Kharagpur chose from suitable jobs according to interests, normally all student get placed in different national and international organizations. Many become academicians, entrepreneurs and social workers.

The IIT Kharagpur takes pride in its huge pool of world famous KGPian as IIT Kharagpur Alumni call themselves. Few of the world acclaimed KGPian who are also Life Member of IIT KGP are Dr. Purnendu Chatterjee, Sri Brijendra Kumar Syngal, Dr. Satyendranath Das, Professor Anadi Sankar Gupta, Mr. Vinod Gupta, Mr. Arjun Malhotra, Dr. Suhas S. Patil, Mr. Bijoy G. Chatterjee. The alumni of IIT Kharagpur owe to their Alma matter and pays back through mentorship and donations. The much famous Vinod Gupta School of Management – VSOM of IIT Kharagpur is one such example.

The IIT Kharagpur has established Vinod Gupta School of Management with mentorship of KGPian Mr. Vinod Gupta, he is the founder of InfoUSA.Com. The Ranbir Gupta, a KGPian initiated for the establishment of the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management, he is the founder of SIGMA7 design group, New York. The Arun Sarin of VodaFone who is also a KGPian has given out $500,000 to IIT Kharagpur for carrying out research work in electronics and related areas.

Source = Official Website IIT Kharagpur

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