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

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