The students and alumni of IIT Kharagpur are informally referred to as KGPians and if you also wish to be referred as ‘KGPian’ then you will have to clear the IIT KGP Cut Off list first. Being one of the oldest and best IITs in India, cut off ranks for IIT Kgp are very high. So, it is not a cake walk to get through the selection process and get yourself the tag of a KGPian. You have to score as high as you can, in JEE Advanced to grab a higher rank in IIT Kharagpur Cut Off list. I must tell you that the cut off for IIT KGP can go as high as 181 and as low as 8778, for general category. So, by this you can get an idea how much you need to work on your efforts and skills. Let me present you some cut off ranks of those B.Tech branches of IIT KGP, whose ranks are higher than rest of the branches.

Branch Category Wise Opening and Closing Ranks
General OBC SC ST
Computer Science and Engineering 181 272 48 148 30 86 24 30
Computer Science and Engineering (Dual Degree) 281 382 151 192 94 125 94 106
Electrical Engineering 138 1088 424 507 161 268 61 165
Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering 329 885 172 416 65 240 39 173
Mechanical Engineering 622 1462 347 614 88 275 54 184

I would suggest you to properly study the Cut off trends of IIT KGP, so that you can get a clear idea about how high and low the ranks can go, for each branch and category.


Let’s now talk about what you will be getting after all the hard work. IIT Kharagpur, established in 1951, was the first of the IITs to be established in India. It shares its organizational structure and undergraduate admission process with sister IITs. IIT Kharagpur is also known for its festivals. Spring Fest is the social and cultural festival and Kshitij is Asia’s largest Techno-Management Festival. Do you know that there is a staff quarter in IIT Kharagpur right now,which was once called a ‘Bomb House’owing to the fact that during World War, the Britishers used to store bombs there? IIT Kharagpur let alone occupies an area of 8.5,which is equal to the area of Vatican City and Monaco take into account thrice. IIT Kharagpur shares a common Visitor, a position that is held by the President of India.

Ranking and Academics

IIT KGP is ranked 286 in the QS World University Rankings (Quacquarelli Symonds) of 2015, on international level. Nationally, IIT Kharagpur is ranked 3 in National Institutional Ranking Framework published by MHRD, in April 2016. While Outlook India declared it on the 1st place in 2013.

It is important for you to know that the academic policies of IIT Kharagpur are decided by its senate. The senate consists of all professors of the institute, and administrative and student representatives. IIT Kharagpur follows the credit-based system of performance evaluation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. Each semester’s evaluation is done independently with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) reflecting the average performance across semesters.


Along with the fact that IIT KGP offers the best quality education, this institute is very much famous for its cultural life and festivals. The largest cultural fest of IIT Kharagpur is Spring fest which was first organized in 1960. This time IIT KGP will be celebrating its 58th edition of Spring Fest and it is scheduled to be held from January 20 to 22, 2017. Not just KGPians but students from different colleges, all over the country, participate in a multitude of social and cultural activities. You can experience tremendous participation and aggressive competition in all the events, especially the flagship events of SF, namely Nukkad, Shuffle, Wildfire, Rangmanch, Centrifuge, and Lake Side Dreams. Not just this, the evenings are the best part. Pro-Nights, which are commonly known as Star-Nites, where live concerts by some of the most famous musicians and bands of national and international acclaim perform.

Kshitij- Techno Fest

Kshitij is the annual techno-management fest of IIT Kharagpur that was started in 2004. It was conceived with the aim to provide the technically inclined youth a national-level platform, where their talent and expertise would be recognized and rewarded.

Thinking what actually happens in Kshitij? Well it organizes a wide range of events encompassing every genre of technology and management with the aim to infuse a scientific and rational temperament in the young minds. World-renowned organizations like ACM, IEEE, ASME, ASHRAE and IMechE certify numerous events of the fest. To address issues plaguing our society, Kshitij undertakes social initiatives in association with the foremost NGOs of India. Do you know that over 70,000 students participated in Kshitij 2016 and INR 65 lac was offered as prize money?Next year which would be the 14thedition of Kshitij, is scheduled from 27 to January 29, 2017.ksh

Feeling excited to experience all this? To grab this opportunity, you will have to work hard so that you can get over with IIT Kharagpur Cut off. Only than you can get the chance to enter the premises of IIT Kharagpur officially.