About IIT Kharagpur

Our motto is "Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam"

The motto of IIT Kharagpur is "Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam". This literally translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga", essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga. This can be traced to Sri Krishna's discourse with Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita..

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, founded in 1950 with few departments and has grown to its present size with 19 departments, 7 centers and 9 schools. Today, the institute provides instructions to about 3400 undergraduate, 1600 postgraduate students, and 1400 research scholars, a number that is expected to increase substantially in the near future. The teaching community comprises nearly 500 faculty members and 1270 non-academic staff. Motto
The motto of IIT Kharagpur is "Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam". This literally translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga", essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga. This can be traced to Sri Krishna's discourse with Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. The quote, in the larger context of the Gita, urges man to acquire equanimity because a mind of equanimity allows a man to shed distracting thoughts of the effects of his deeds and concentrate on the task before him. Equanimity is the source of perfection in Karmic endeavours that leads to Salvation.

Mission
The Institute aligns all its activities to serve national interest and seeks
  • To provide broad-based education, helping students hone their professional skills and acquire the best-in-class capabilities in their respective disciplines
  • To draw the best expertise in science, technology, management and law so as to equip students with the skills to visualize, synthesize and execute projects in these fields
  • To imbibe a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in its students
  • To undertake sponsored research and provide consultancy services in industrial education and socially relevant areas
Vision : Our Vision is
  • To be a centre of excellence in education and research, producing global leaders in science, technology and management
  • To be a hub of knowledge creation that prioritises the frontier areas of national and global importance
  • To improve the life of every citizen of the country