Institute should be about more than academics and IIT Kharagpur offers a vibrant campus. Life in IIT Kharagpur combines academia with rich cultural traditions and the energy and dynamics of young students, resulting in a vibrant and memorable campus experience.
Campus is one place in students’ life where they get full freedom to prepare their own path to success and lead a much confident life ahead. During your time here you will engage in opportunities to expand your thoughts and ideas. You will gain first-hand experience with Indian culture by making lifelong friendship, tasting new foods and enjoying everything.
Five kilometers to the South of Kharagpur railway station, the picturesque campus of the Institute is spread over 2,100 acres with lovely avenues lined with beautiful trees. It is a safe and secure campus. Away from the hustle, bustle, noise and pollution of the city, students will find the beautiful and peaceful campus a great place to live. It is like an oasis in the middle of the desert. A vibrant student life is a pivotal factor in moulding the personalities of the young men and women who come to study at IIT Kharagpur.
You will love the greenery, the clean air, the nature parks and water bodies around you, something beyond imagination in the large cities of India, but an ambience that might remind you of the lush campus you would be leaving behind. Life on our dynamic, friendly campuses never stops changing, offering you endless opportunities to have fun, get involved and makes lifelong connections.
It is wholly self-contained campus comprising of everything that students on campus would require. It offers a wide range of facilities and amenities for the comfort of the students, including restaurants, banks, stadiums, gym, hospitals, post office and railway reservation counter, schools, market, several travel agents, clubs, and swimming pool, all within the campus. These facilities are spread over the hectares of campus, mostly covered with greenery to support relaxation and concentration, while the layout of the various buildings creates a dynamic connection between educational, recreational, and residential spaces. There are several eateries on the campus which cater to the culinary preferences of people from all corners of the country.
Life in the IIT Kharagpur Halls of Residence
Halls have always been a second home for the IIT Kharagpur students. It in essence gives a ‘home away from home’ feeling. Generations after generations of Kgpians have fond memories of their lives in the halls. Students through these 7 decades have cherished fond memories of their residences and celebrate hall days as enthusiastically today as they did 71 years back. IIT Kharagpur 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. They include
International Guest House
Additionally, the International Guest House has furnished accommodation facilities, which are available at a nominal payment. Rents for the rooms at the International Guest House vary depending upon single or double occupancy, semi- furnished or fully-furnished rooms.
Numerous in-house eateries serve the demands of residents. Some eateries are open overnight, while some serve hot food from early morning itself to best cater to the peoples' convenience.
The cafeterias across campus aim to serve not only delicious but also highly nutritious and balanced meals. There are restaurants like Billoos (famous for its Punjabi food), Dreamland-Sahara, Hot Bite, Heritage etc. The Kharagpur campus also boasts of retail eatery chains such as Cafe Coffee Day, Baskin Robbins and Subway. IIT Kharagpur has a self-sustained market (Tech market) within campus where one can get a wide variety of evening snacks and sweets. Bengali sweet shops in the technology market provide a delicious change of taste and the famous Chhedis, just on the border of Puri gate, a dhaba continues to serve the delicacies it has served since 1961.
Each Hall of Residence has its own Canteen apart from the mess. IIT KGP has its own Food Monitoring Committee (FMC) that ensures proper quality food is being served hygienically at fair prices at all campus eateries.
Health and Wellness
IIT Kharagpur keeps the health and wellness need of the campus community as its top priority, and constantly strives to improve and upgrade the existing facilities and the services.
The campus hospitals provide primary health care comprising of curative, preventive and health promotion services to its students using modern and cost effective techniques and technologies, and through a dedicated and humane approach. It refers patients to top hospitals in the nearest city for specialized healthcare service and medical treatment. For IIT Kharagpur students, there is a medical insurance scheme. For the referral of the students, there is an arrangement with several hospitals in Kolkata.
The holistic well-being of our student community, encompassing both physical and mental health, is of the highest priority to the Institute. In pursuance of our commitment towards ensuring that, we have set up the Students' Counselling Centre, to provide any required assistance to students who may be experiencing emotional or psychological conditions that pose a hindrance to their regular activities on campus.