The Office of International Relations (IR) at IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP) managesand promotes all activities of the Institute involving organizations abroad and foreign nationals.
The IR Office is entrusted with :
The main activities of the IR office are:
IIT Kharagpur has 19 departments, 12 schools and 8 research centers with over 60 courses being offered in engineering, science, humanities, management, law and design. It has laboratories and central research facilities equipped with the most modern equipment to aide practical understanding ofconcepts and facilitate research and industrial exposure. There are more than 25 specialty R & D Units.
Courses available in the Vinod Gupta School of Management and Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law ensures that students who are interested in management and consulting sectors have their needs met. With such massive diversity in our offerings the only thing you'll find uniformly through out is our relentless pursuit of excellence in doing what we do.
Over the last sixty years, IIT Kharagpur has consistently established new and improved standards in higher engineering education. Postgraduate degree programmes at IIT Kharagpur lead to Joint MTech / MCP-PhD, MBA and MMST degrees. In addition, the Institute also offers Integrated MSc programmes and Joint MSc-PhD programmes. The curricula and pedagogy in these programmes are periodically updated with focus on quality and excellence to meet the demands of the changing world. There are 22 halls of residence accommodating around 10000 students giving students great opportunity to interact and learn from each other.
Spring Fest and Kshitij(Asia's largest techno-management fest) fests are organised here.
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Recent International Events:
International Summer/Winter Terms (ISWT):
Program Overview:The International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) is held twice a year, typically during May-July andn December. Participants from industry, research organisations, faculty and students from all over the world register for the courses being offered during the summer and winter terms. These subjects are designed around current and multidisciplinary themes of Science, Engineering, Management and Law. The duration for each subject is approximately 2 weeks or 10 working days with a judicious blend of lectures and tutorials per day.
Both national and international participants get an opportunity to seek knowledge and experience from reputed international faculty members through intensive study of subjects and personal interactions. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpurissues a course completion certificateat the end of the term. The students registered for these courses, optionally, will have the opportunity to obtain additional academic credits based on the evaluation and grading process. Detailed information of the Program is available at:
http://www.mymail.iitkgp.ernet.in/iswt/index.php Please download brochure of the ISWT.
Global Academic Networks:
Global Intiatives Of Academic Networks (GIAN):
Govt. of India approved a new program titled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India so as to augment the country‚??s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India‚??s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.
More information visit http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/
Students & Faculty Exchange Program:
Several participatory international programmes are funded by alumni at IIT Kharagpur to support internship cost/ facility, international travel for students and faculties. Recently it started the ShriGopalRajgarhia International programmesto support various schemes to enhance international participation. Through these schemes IIT Kharagpur wishes to make a special effort to facilitate and support international programmes which are expected to have significant contribution towards transformation and elevation of its world ranking.
Five schemes are supported under this program.
While first four schemes focus on attracting international faculty and student to IIT Kharagpur, the last one aims to enhance the participation of IIT Kharagpur student community in various international fora. For details of selection procedure and application guidelines for each scheme please contact Dr. Mamata Jenamani, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Of Foreign Students:
Based on the recent MHRD decision of admitting foreign students primarily in Post Graduate/Research and also in Undergraduate courses, IITKGP will soon offer seats to foreign students on supernumerary basis. The students shall be selected through a common entrance exam which would be administered by the IITs with the help of Indian Missions in the respective countries. This outreach program is expected to begin in August 2016. Based on this policy decision, measures will be taken to provide assistantship to foreign Ph.D students through their Plan grants similar to Indian students.Operationalization of this policy will begin from the JEE/GATE exams to be conducted in 2017. (Further information will be updated as they become available.)