About IIT Kharagpur
Established in 1959 as one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology, the institute was created with the assistance of a consortium of nine leading US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme. Under the guidance of economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to offer Computer Science education.
At present the Institute has eleven departments
covering all the major engineering and science disciplines, offering B.
Tech., B. Des., M. Tech., Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes. Within a short
period of time, IIT Kharagpur has been able to build up the necessary
infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped
with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.
Institute has most of the basic infrastructure in place, with some of
the facilities to be ready by the end of the tenth plan period (year
2007). The 74,000 square metre academic complex houses the academic
departments, their laboratories, classrooms, etc. An administrative
building has the offices of the Institute.
facilities include a campus computer network on a Gigabit Ethernet
backbone with access points in every hostel room, an internal EPABX,
high capacity internet connections (including access from residences),
two banks with ATM facilities, a post office, a pre-primary
school-cum-creche, a Kendriya Vidyalaya and a bus service to the city.
faculty and staff members of the institute are provided with PCs. All
these computers are hooked on to the campus network. Most of the office
work is automated with a view to improve efficency and reduce the use
of papers. Internet and e-mail facility are provided through two leased
lines. Both these facilities are provided to the faculty members,
officers and students.
Central Library, one of the important central facilities of the
Institute, currently has 72,000 volumes, including textbooks, reference
books, conference proceedings, back volumes, standards, and non-book
material such as CD-ROMs, audio tapes, video tapes and more.
Address for Communication:
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP
– 208 016