The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur is the first of the sixteen Institutes established in the IIT system. Established in 1951, IIT Kharagpur stands tall for its excellence in Academics and Research with top class faculty. With 19 Academic Departments, 7 Centres & 8 Schools of Excellence, the Institute offers 15 B.Tech.(Hons.) Programs, 38 Dual Degree Programs, 2 Interdisciplinary Dual Degree Programs, 6 Integrated M.Sc. Programs and 5 Two Year M.Sc. degree programs of Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. The
Undergraduate courses at IIT Kharagpur are known for their academic depth and professional learning flexibility, imbibed with options to earn minor or extra credits. Having an apt mix of basic sciences, engineering sciences, professional core of the major discipline, humanities courses, management subjects, project work, open electives and industrial training, the courses give a professional edge to the students. The system stimulates broad spectrum learning. Extra Academic activity is a non credit component of the curriculum that not only helps the students in character and personality building but also in understanding the needs of the society and contributing in an effective way to meet these social challenges.