The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, founded in 1950 with a few other departments, 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. The motto of IIT Kharagpur is "Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam" . The motto literally translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga" essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga. It is sourced to Sri Krishna's discourse to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita. This quote in its larger context of Gita urges man to acquire equanimity because such a soul endowed with the mind of equanimity allows him to shed the effects of his good and evil deeds in this world itself. Equanimity is the source of perfection in Karmic endeavors while leading to Salvation.. IIT Kharagpur, the oldest, largest and the most diversified of all IITs, has a rich history of excellence created over more than 60 years of its existence. It has a very impressive and long list of alumni who have made a significant impact on all sectors of academia, industry and society.
Facilities for playing different sports like cricket, football, basket ball, tennis and badminton, and a swimming pool are available. The many fields and well-maintained roads are attractive for walking, running or cycling.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is committed to provide quality health care services to its faculty, employees, and students using modern and cost effective techniques and technologies, and through a dedicated and humane approach. In accordance with the above policy, B C Roy Technology Hospital, owned and managed by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, provides Primary Health Care comprising of curative, preventive and health promotion services. . At present, B C Roy Technology Hospital is located centrally within the IIT Kharagpur campus. The facility has 32 beds, including a 2 Bedded ICU, Cabins and Isolation Ward. Through its Out Patient Department (OPD), Indoor Wards and Emergency Unit, B C Roy Technology Hospital provides 24x7 uninterrupted health care services to the campus community.
The IIT Kharagpur campus contains all modern facilities for the family. These include the Tech Market and several other agglomerations of shops, branches of three banks with 9 ATM machines, eCorners of four banks, one large post office with its own ATM, four schools including the Kendriya Vidyalaya, a large post office, several restaurants and guest houses, even a Jawed Habib hair stylist shop.
The IIT Kharagpur campus fits the description of an old Indian ashram with countless trees, green fields, birds, amazing lakes and beautiful gardens. There are several parks and children's play areas including water bodies. The vast expanse and the pure air provide an ideal setting for the sadhana of knowledge.
The Central Library of IIT Kharagpur started in a small room of the Institute old Building (Shahid Bhavan) in the year 1951, and moved to its present premises in 1956. Since then, it has grown in size and content to take the present shape. With the developments in computers, microelectronics and communication technologies, the behavioral characteristics of the information seekers have been changing rapidly and the library is trying its best to adapt with the technological advancement. For the last six decades, the library has been the lifeline of the academic activities of the Institute. It is no exaggeration to state that the Central Library of IIT Kharagpur is one of the largest and finest technical libraries in Asia. It has been catering to the needs of the ten thousand students of undergraduates, postgraduates, research scholar, seven hundred faculty members and more than thousand staff members of the 19 departments, 7 centres, 8 schools and 15 research facilities of the Institute. View the Website
All Faculty Members are provided with appropriate accommodation within the campus. Bungalows and Flats of various designs and sizes are available. New high-quality accommodations are being continually constructed. Free maintenance services for civil, electrical, water or sanitary works are provided to all in-campus residents. Nearly uninterrupted power supply is an attractive feature of the IIT campus life.
The aim of Central Research Facility is to provide research and development centrally for all the students of this institute. There are around 25 laboratory in the CRF complex and the lab incharges are the different faculties of IIT Kharagpur.Students of diffrent branches come here for research and experiment.
Computer and Informatics Centre (CIC) provides mainly three types of services namely network services, computational services and lab services to IIT, Kharagpur community. Network services like electronic mail, world wide web, DNS, telnet, ftp etc are provided to all the departments, centres and schools as well as to the Halls of Residences through a gigabit network. Computational services (both, in terms of hardware and software) are provided to the students, faculty and staff members of the institute. Various high end servers like IBM's RS/6000, Sun Blade and Graphics workstations are available in CIC. Various advanced and special purpose softwares such as AutoCad, Matlab, Mathematica, Mapple etc are installed and maintained by CIC. Besides, five labs namely PC Lab I, PC Lab II, PC Lab III, Workstation Lab and Terminal Lab are maintained by CIC for large and/or special purpose practical classes.