IIT kharagpur News

News & Updates on Research, Innovations, Partnerships & more for IIT kharagpur


IIT Kharagpur was the first IIT to be established, in 1951.

The then Chief Minister of West Bengal persuaded India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to establish the first institute in West Bengal. The first IIT was thus established in May 1950 as the Eastern Higher Technical Institute and located in Esplanade East, Calcutta. Later that year, it shifted to its permanent campus at Hijli, Kharagpur 120 kilometres south-west of Kolkata. Interesting, Hijli was a detention camp during the British colonial rule that held Indian freedom fighters captive.

The 2100 acre campus is located five kilometres away from Kharagpur Railway Station, with the layout and design of buildings carried out by a group of engineers and architects under the guidance of Werner M. Moser, a Swiss architect.

IIT Kharagpur is today is one of the most sought after IITs by those qualifying in the JEE.

This section at IIT Club provides updates on research and innovation efforts from IIT Kharagpur, especially those that have reached a reasonable level of commercialization or market-readiness.

IIT Kharagpur researchers find archaeological evidence of Iron Age settlement in Gujarat

22-Nov-19

Sector : History

Types of news : Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur researchers use wet clothes at dhobi ghat to generate electricity

04-Nov-19

Specialization : Electrical Engineering

Sector : Electrical Sciences & Engineering Electronics Engineering Renewable Energy Rural Development

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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Coal particles contaminating Mandovi river, found in oysters too: Study by IIT Kharagpur

31-Oct-19

Sector : Environmental Sciences Marine & Coastal Engineering Pollution Control Water

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur to open its gates to 50 MBBS Medicos from next year

29-Oct-19

Sector : Medical Sciences

Types of news : Event or Program

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IIT Kharagpur’s invention can light up villages with pinch of salt, piece of cloth

26-Oct-19

Specialization : Electrical Engineering

Sector : Electrical Sciences & Engineering Energy & Power Engineering Renewable Energy Rural Development

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur: Study On The Link Between Economic Growth & Groundwater

25-Oct-19

Specialization : Applied Geology

Sector : Geological Sciences & Engineering Water

Types of news : Research or Innovation Case study

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Better sanitation improved quality of groundwater: IIT study

24-Oct-19

Specialization : Applied Geology

Sector : Geological Sciences & Engineering Rural Development Sanitary Science Water

Types of news : Faculty Achievement

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IIT KGP professor bags Facebook award for research in targeted media bias

28-Sep-19

Specialization : Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Artificial Intelligence Computer Engineering Data Science

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur researchers generate electricity from wet clothes

18-Sep-19

Specialization : Mechanical Engineering

Sector : Electrical Sciences & Engineering Energy & Power Engineering Engineering Design Rural Development

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur professors selected for Young Engineer Award 2019

18-Sep-19

Specialization : Computer Science & Engineering Electrical Engineering

Sector : Computer Engineering Electronics Engineering

Types of news : Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur gets India’s 12th supercomputer, another 4 to be installed in different cities

12-Sep-19

Sector : Aeronautics & Aerospace Artificial Intelligence Data Science Geography Geological Sciences & Engineering Machine Learning Medical Sciences Statistics

Types of news : Research or Technical Facility

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Rs 125 crore allotted to IIT-Kharagpur for Centre's SATHI initiative

04-Sep-19

Sector : Multiple

Types of news : Technical Partnership Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kharagpur to collaborate with Amazon Web Services to develop AI portal

31-Aug-19

Sector : Artificial Intelligence

Types of news : Technical Partnership

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IIT Kharagpur research park inaugurated, first in eastern India

30-Aug-19

Types of news : Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kharagpur unveils eastern zone’s first research park at Rajarhat

29-Aug-19

Specialization : Humanities

Sector : Multiple

Types of news : Event or Program

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IIT Kharagpur Honours Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha with the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’

27-Aug-19

Specialization : Electrical Engineering

Sector : Cloud Computing

Types of news : Alumnus in News

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IIT Kharagpur to steer Saraswati 2.0 for reuse of treated water

20-Aug-19

Sector : Waste Management Water

Types of news : Research or Innovation Technical Partnership

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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop low-cost blood test device

13-Aug-19

Specialization : Electrical Engineering

Sector : Healthcare Medical Electronics Medical Sciences Pharmaceutical Science

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT-Kharagpur alumnus wants to make lending simple and efficient in Tier II and III cities

02-Aug-19

Specialization : Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Business Management Computer Engineering Finance & Investment Management Rural Development

Types of news : Alumnus in News Startup

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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop process to manage wet municipal solid waste

31-Jul-19

Specialization : Biotechnology

Sector : Biotechnology Waste Management

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Centre team up to form cancer imaging

28-Jul-19

Sector : Healthcare Medical Electronics Medical Sciences

Types of news : Technical Partnership

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IITs to focus on joint initiatives to promote internationalization

30-Jun-19

Sector : Multiple

Types of news : Event or Program

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Government to set shipping research at IIT Kharagpur

26-Jun-19

Sector : Marine & Coastal Engineering Transportation

Types of news : Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kharagpur alumni steered India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2

25-Jun-19

Specialization : Aerospace Engineering

Sector : Aeronautics & Aerospace

Types of news : Alumnus in News

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IIT Kharagpur to launch Undergraduate Research Programme

20-Jun-19

Sector : Multiple

Types of news : Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kharagpur to strengthen its AI research with the help of its illustrious alumni base

01-Apr-19

Specialization : Mathematics & Scientific Computing Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Artificial Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Science Machine Learning Statistics

Types of news : Alumnus in News Event or Program

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Wipro gains after research collaboration with IIT Kharagpur

29-Mar-19

Sector : Artificial Intelligence Telecommunications

Types of news : Technical Partnership

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Wipro joins hands with IIT Kharagpur for research on 5G, AI

28-Mar-19

Specialization : Electronics & Communication Engineering Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Computer Engineering Electronics Engineering Machine Learning

Types of news : Technical Partnership

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IIT Kharagpur gets new high power computing facility

14-Mar-19

Sector : Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Engineering Computer Software Engineering

Types of news : Technical Partnership Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kharagpur Says Its Coastal Maritime Tech Centre Will Reduce Cost of Research

11-Mar-19

Sector : Marine & Coastal Engineering Transportation

Types of news : Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kharagpur fabricates multipurpose piezoelectric nanogenerator

02-Mar-19

Specialization : Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Sector : Chemical Engineering & Sciences Electrical Sciences & Engineering Material Sciences Renewable Energy

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur students win the Honda Young Engineer and Scientist's (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19

16-Feb-19

Specialization : Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Sector : Automobile Engineering Chemical Engineering & Sciences Mechanical Engineering

Types of news : Student Achievement

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Research hub to be setup at IIT Kharagpur hospital

03-Feb-19

Sector : Healthcare Medical Sciences

Types of news : Research or Innovation Research or Technical Facility

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IIT Kgp startup invents tools to check quality of tea

26-Jan-19

Specialization : Agricultural & Food Engineering

Sector : Quality Control

Types of news : Alumnus in News Startup

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IIT Kharagpur ties up with atomic research centre to support India's indigenous nuclear programme

25-Jan-19

Sector : Energy & Power Engineering Nuclear Engineering

Types of news : Technical Partnership

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IIT Kharagpur developing app to help smokers quit

17-Dec-18

Sector : Healthcare Rehabilitation Engineering & Support

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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Furniture & kitchenware made from rice husk? IIT Kharagpur students say it’s possible!

14-Dec-18

Specialization : Agricultural & Food Engineering Chemical Engineering

Sector : Agricultural Science Arts & Crafts Nutrition & Food Science Plastics & Polymer Science Rural Development Waste Management

Types of news : Research or Innovation Student Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop tools to diagnose lung diseases

07-Dec-18

Specialization : Electronics & Communication Engineering

Sector : Electronics Engineering Healthcare Medical Electronics

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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Antarctic Ozone hole is healing: IIT Kharagpur study

30-Nov-18

Sector : Climate Change Science & Engineering Marine & Coastal Engineering

Types of news : Research or Innovation Case study

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IIT Kharagpur joins hands with Technical University of Munich for India’s Emerging Intelligent Mobility Landscape

29-Oct-18

Specialization : Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Automobile Engineering Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Transportation

Types of news : Research or Innovation Technical Partnership

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IIT Kharagpur introduces new course for artificial intelligence in law

29-Aug-18

Specialization : Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Artificial Intelligence Data Science Statistics

Types of news : Event or Program

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IITs generate 138 Cr revenue from research, consultancy, inventions

24-Jul-18

Specialization : Others

Sector : Business Management

Types of news : Business or Non-technical Partnership

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Eye on future, IIT-Kharagpur traces lost footprints of Ganga in Varanasi

21-May-18

Sector : Environmental Sciences History Water

Types of news : Technical Partnership

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IIT Kharagpur rolls out course to connect ancient India to modern sciences

01-May-18

Specialization : Humanities

Sector : History

Types of news : Event or Program

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IIT-Kharagpur Rewrites History by Discovering This Amazing Fact About the Indus Valley Civilisation

16-Apr-18

Specialization : Others

Sector : Geological Sciences & Engineering

Types of news : Faculty Achievement

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IIT-Kharagpur builds bio-toilet, wins PM’s Swachh Bharat award

02-Apr-18

Specialization : Civil Engineering

Sector : Waste Management Water

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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IIT-Kharagpur research team turns hemp fiber into clean fuel

25-Mar-18

Specialization : Chemical Engineering

Sector : Pollution Control Renewable Energy

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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A personal air purifier wearable can be the answer to India’s air pollution woes

18-Oct-17

Specialization : Industrial Engineering

Sector : Healthcare

Types of news : Research or Innovation Alumnus in News Startup

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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop new technology to manufacture biofuel

31-May-17

Specialization : Biotechnology

Sector : Biotechnology Renewable Energy

Types of news : Research or Innovation Faculty Achievement

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This Innovative & Cost-Effective Cooling Solution by IIT Students Might Just Make ACs Obsolete!

20-May-17

Specialization : Others

Sector : Environmental Sciences Geography Geological Sciences & Engineering Water

Types of news : Research or Innovation Student Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur collaborates with British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into smart city

13-May-17

Specialization : Industrial Engineering

Sector : Town / Municipality Planning

Types of news : Technical Partnership Business or Non-technical Partnership

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Sundar Pichai at IIT-Kharagpur: When a shy Indian engineer returned to his alma mater as Google’s CEO

06-Jan-17

Specialization : Computer Science & Engineering

Sector : Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering

Types of news : Alumnus in News Event or Program

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IIT Kharagpur scientist develops low cost water filter

23-Mar-16

Specialization : Chemical Engineering

Sector : Water

Types of news : Faculty Achievement

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IIT Kharagpur Students Develop a Driverless Bicycle That Can Reach You with Just an SMS

02-Mar-16

Specialization : Instrumentation Engineering

Sector : Industrial Engineering

Types of news : Research or Innovation Student Achievement

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10 IITs asked to adopt stretches of river Ganga and undertake cleaning plans

28-Dec-15

Sector : Pollution Control Rural Development Sanitary Science Waste Management Water

Types of news : Technical Partnership Case study

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