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IIT Kharagpur Admission: Important dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Cutoff, Application Process

Last updated on June 7th, 2021 by Sapna Malik

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is inviting applications for Joint M.Tech /MCP-Ph.D. programs for the 2021-2022 session.

Indian Institute of Technology is also known as IIT. It was established in 1951. It is located in Kharagpur, West Bengal. It is a well known public university. It was awarded Institute of Eminence status by the government of India in 2019.

IIT Kharagpur offers many courses under graduation, postgraduate and doctoral level. Candidates can apply for applications through the online mode or offline mode via the official website.

IIT Kharagpur is mainly famous for its Btech courses however courses like MTech, MBA, PhD, MSc are also available.

  • The UG courses can be pursued after 12th examination by giving JEE Mains and Advanced.
  • The PG courses can be pursued after graduation by giving GATE and IIT JAM.

IIT Kharagpur Admission: Important Dates

Events Dates
Online Application Start March 24, 2021
Last date for the online application April 20, 2021

IIT Kharagpur Admission: UG Courses

Admission Details about Some of the top Undergraduate courses are written below:

Course Specialization

IIT Kharagpur offers 4 years B.Tech. and 5 years B.Arch. as for the major undergraduate courses. For B.Tech. it offers 15 programs and for the B.Arch. It offers 35 dual degree programs.

Courses Specializations
B.Tech.
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agriculture and Food Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electricals Communication Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering
B.Arch.
  • Architecture and Regional Planning

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates should have passed 12th with a minimum of 60% for B.Tech.( 55% for reserved categories) and 75% for B.Arch. ( 65% for reserved categories) from a recognized education board.
  • Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology and the subjects

Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates should have successfully undertake the IIT-JEE exam
  • Candidates should have qualified JEE Mains and JEE Advanced
  • Candidates should have secured minimum required cutoff marks in the entrance exam
  • After successfully completing the Entrance exams candidates need to appear for the JoSAA counseling process.

How to Apply?

  • Candidates need to visit official website for JEE Advanced
  • Fill the online application form for JEE Advanced by filling JEE Mains score
  • Submit the application form with a scanned copy of documents and application fees
  • After qualifying JEE Advanced candidates need to register for the JoSAA counseling by visiting the official website for JoSAA.
  • Candidate would get the admission confirmation after the counseling process.

Documents Required

Here is necessary information regarding the documents requirements and application process:

  • 10+2 exams admit card.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Aadhar Card.
  • 10+2 Mark sheet.
  • Provisional certificate
  • School leaving certificate

IIT Kharagpur Admission: PG Courses

Course Specialization

IIT Kharagpur offers 2 years post-graduation courses in MTech., M.Sc. and MBA

Course Specializations
M.Tech. Computer science and engineering, Electronics and communication engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Information technology biotechnology and biochemical engineering, food processing engineering, computer science and data processing, Earth system science and technology, Mining engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Petroleum engineering, Engineering entrepreneurship, etc.
M.Sc. Economic, Chemistry, Molecular biology, Physics, Geology, Medical Technology, Geophysics, Exploration geophysics, Nuclear Medical Technology, Medical Physics, Molecular Microbiology
MBA Account and Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, General, Marketing, Operations management

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility of top courses are given below:

Eligibility criteria of MTech

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field B.Tech./B.Sc./BBA/B.Com, with minimum 60% marks
  • Final year students can also apply
  • Must have valid score in the entrance exams – GATE/IIT-JAM/CAT

Eligibility criteria of MSc/ MBA

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% ( 55% for reserved categories ) marks or a CGPA of 6.5 out of 10
  • Candidates have bachelor’s degrees in relevant subjects.
  • Final year students also can apply as the provisional admission

Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates need to secured sufficient cut off marks in the entrance exam
  • After good performance in the entrance exam candidates need to face the interview round

Cutoff

Candidates can check CAT 2020 cutoff percentage for the institute for various categories –

Category Cutoff percentage
General 90
NC-OBC 80
SC 75
ST 75
PwD 75

IIT Kharagpur PG Admission: Application Process

How to Apply?

  • Candidates need to visit official website for different entrance exams – GATE/IIT-JAM/CAT
  • Fill the application form with proper information
  • Secure sufficient cutoff marks in the entrance exam
  • After successful clear the entrance exam candidates need to appear for the different counseling process
  • In the counseling process candidates would get admission confirmation

Documents Required

  • B. Tech or BE degree.
  • For MBA, you required a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized college.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Aadhar Card.
  • 10+2 Mark sheet.
  • Provisional certificate
  • School leaving certificate

IIT Kharagpur Admission: PhD Courses

Course Specialization

IIT Kharagpur offers Ph.D. in around 52 specializations:

Course Specialization
PhD Physical education, languages, law, philosophy, journalism & mass communication, physics, chemistry, mathematics, fine arts, economics

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must have B.Tech./M.Sc. with 60% and above marks or a CGPA of 8.0 or above
  • Students pursuing final semesters of B.Tech also can apply for the course
  • A Valid GATE Score Card

Selection criteria

  • The selection for the course will be done only on the basis of the GATE scorecard.
  • Institute conducts interview rounds for the selected candidates.
  • Institute will release offers for interviewed candidates through COAP Portal in 5 rounds.
  • After completion of the COAP rounds, the institute will conduct admission for the course.

IIT Kharagpur JMP-2020 Cut-Off GATE Scores ( City Planning )

Candidates can check cutoff marks for the course for 2020 from the table below –

Categories GEN EWS OBC SC ST PH
Major 674 550 410 430
Minor 111

IIT Kharagpur PhD Admission: Application Process

How to apply for a PhD?

The application process for PhD Admission 2021:

  • First visit the official website of the university
  • Go to the admission option and click on apply now for the undergraduate program.
  • There will be a link for new user registration, click on it.
  • Register and fill the registration form with all your personal and required details.
  • Upload the required documents over there and pay the registration fee of INR 1,000 via debit card, credit card, net banking.
  • Submit the form and print the copy of the form as proof.

Documents required

Here is necessary information regarding the documents requirements and application process:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Aadhar Card.
  • 10+2 Mark sheet.
  • Provisional certificate
  • School leaving certificate

IIT Kharagpur Admission: FAQ’s

Ques- How are the placement services in the IIT Kharagpur?

Last updated on June 7th, 2021

Answer – The placement record of the IIT Kharagpur is very good. For the 2020-21 session the institute has witnessed over 1000 placement offers with an average package of 19 LPA. Around 30 companies took part in the placement drive for day 1 and 200 companies got registered for phase 1.

For the 2019-20 session 220 companies took part and recruited 1310 students with an average salary of 15 LPA. During the placement drive companies also offer over 500 internship opportunities.

Microsoft, Accenture, Sony, Rakuten, TSMC, Master Card, Dr. Reddy, Tata Steel are some top recruiters for the institute.

Ques- Which is better IIT Kanpur or IIT Kharagpur?

Last updated on June 7th, 2021

Answer – you can compare both institutes in different parameters like

Campus Area – IIT Kharagpur has a bigger campus area ( 2100 Acres ) than the IIT Kanpur ( 1100 Acres ).

IIT Kanpur has better sports culture, Academics, and placement services than the IIT Kharagpur but for better campus infrastructure, Alumni Network, and better career exposure you would get at IIT Kharagpur.

Ques – How do I get admission for a Law course at IIT Kharagpur?

Last updated on June 7th, 2021

Answer – IIT Kharagpur offers two courses for Law – LLB (Hons.) in IP Law and LLM. Candidates need to clear a written test and Interview round to get admission for the course.

The basic qualification for the course is BE/B TECH/MSC/MBA. Final year students also can apply for the course. After the application process, the institute will release a merit list for the written test and interview round.

Ques- what is the revised pattern for GATE 2021?

Last updated on June 7th, 2021

Answer – as per the GATE 2021 new pattern, two additional subjects have been added – Environmental Science and Engineering and, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The new GATE Pattern also revised the marks distribution system – 15% to General Aptitude, 13% for Engineering Mathematics, and 72% for Subject papers.

The GATE 2021 also includes Multiple Selection Questions and Numerical Answer type questions.

Ques- Which institutes or departments of IIT Kharagpur offer Management and Law courses?

Last updated on June 7th, 2021

Answer – Vinod Gupta School of Management ( VGSOM ) offers 2 years MBA course and, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) offers LLB (Hons.) in Intellectual Property Law and LLM courses for the IIT Kharagpur.


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