The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon'ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India.
IIT KGP is well known for its extensive residential facilities. Spread over a sprawling 2100 acres, IIT Kharagpur houses almost 10,000 students. There are 21 Halls of Residences (16 for boys, 5 for girls) around campus.
The B.C. Roy Technology Hospital located at the centre of the Campus is available for all campus residents. It provides indoor and outdoor medical facilities for common ailments. The hospital has a competent team of doctors, ICU, OT, all required diagnostic facility etc.
Our location is just a couple of hours drive from the bustling metro-city, Kolkata. It's a serene and creative place with vibrancy of youth all around, where the coffee flows and calmness is preferred. IIT Kharagpur is the 1st IIT and has the largest campus area among all the IITs. The appeal of vast expanses of green, sweeping trees everywhere and the classic architecture blends in with the creative lifestyle of the campus residents. Fully residential campus away from the hustle-bustle of city accelerates the campus life towards social and creative gatherings and develops among them the extra-ordinary skill in all the spheresâ??academic, extra-curricular, social et al.
Technology Students' Gymkhana is the nerve centre for sports, cultural and social activities of the students. The Centre is also facilitated with a state of art gymnasium which can be accessed by Institute staff and campus residents. An Aquatic Club with swimming pools is centrally located right beside the Gymkhana. The Pools, which remain open from morning to late evenings, provide sport, exercise and relaxation par excellence.
The campus has two clubs, Technology Club and Staff for campus residents for get together, social cultural programmes and events.