Shri Gopal Rajgarhia International Program

Funded by alumnus Shrigopal Rajgarhia (BTech/ChE/1968), the SGR International Program works to enhance IIT Kharagpur's international engagement through five different schemes:

  • SGR International Faculty Outreach Program
  • SGR International Research Scholar Support Program
  • SGR International Student Scholarship Program
  • SGR International Workshops/Meetings
  • SGR Student International Travel Support

  • While the first four schemes focus on attracting international faculty and students to IIT Kharagpur, the last one aims to support the participation of IIT Kharagpur student community in various international fora.

    The time line for the applications is given below:

    Semester Application deadline Decision Visit to be completed by
    Spring End-March End-April December
    Autumn Mid-August Mid-Sept March

    Please note the following:

  • Application must contain all the details as per proposal guideline attached (View / Download)
  • Application is to be made using the relevant application forms.
  • Application must be routed through the head of the academic unit.
  • Please submit application in hard copy to Office of International Relations and email soft copy of the same to Ms. Koushiki Mukherjee ( and Dr. Soumya De (

  • Application Forms:

  • SGR International Faculty Outreach Program (View / Download)
  • SGR International Research Scholar Support Program (View / Download )
  • SGR International Student Scholarship Program (View / Download)
  • SGR International Workshops/Meetings (View / Download )
  • SGR Student International Travel Support (View / Download)

  • Claim Forms:

  • SGR International Faculty Outreach Program (View / Download)
  • SGR International Research Scholar Support Program (View / Download)
  • SGR International Student Scholarship Program (View / Download)
  • SGR International Workshops/Meetings (View / Download)
  • SGR Student International Travel Support (View / Download)

  • One page Report Format:

  • One page Report Format (View / Download)

  • Bank Details for Transfer of Payment:

  • Bank Details for Transfer of Payment (View / Download)

  • Please contact Office of International Relations for further details.

    TCS Research Scholarship Scheme

    The TCS Research Scholarship awards top-up stipends to doctoral students for a maximum of four years. Incentives include support for attending domestic or international conferences or for participating in other academic interactions to students with exceptional track-record. Please contact the Academic Section for more information.

    National and International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops

    Financial assistance is available to students for presenting papers in National and International Conferences/Seminars/Workshops. International visits may be to SAARC as well as to non-SAARC Countries. Financial assistance can cover registration fees, boarding, lodging and travel allowances. Full-time students at all levels (under-graduate, post-graduate and research students, and Post-Doctoral Fellows) are eligible. To find out more, please contact the Academic Section.

    Institute Funding

    Full financial assistance is available to students for participation in "best" academic international conferences. This scheme is available to Post-Doctoral, Doctoral, Masters as well as undergraduate students. The complete list of "best" conferences is available with the Academic Section.

    The Institute provides financial support of INR 1 lakh plus USD 500 to Dual Doctoral Degree students and doctoral students with joint supervisors abroad. The support covers one round-trip international travel and visa charges for a visit of at least 90 days to the Host Institute. The doctoral student must complete his/her registration seminar before undertaking the visit.

    Further details may be found from Dean PGS&R and the Academic Section.

    Foreign Govt. Scholarships

    The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India, maintains a list of scholarships offered by various countries around the world to Indian students. The complete list may be found at: link.

    Charpak Scholarship

    This scholarship is designed for exchange students from all the streams and fields of study, enrolled in an Indian institution, for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level. The Charpak Exchange Program offers Charpak AME Scholarship (Allocation Mensuelle d’Entretien) with the following benefits to scholarship awardees based on merit: : - Living allowance of 615 euros - Medical insurance coverage (approx. 300 euros / academic year) - Student visa fee waiver (16,500 INR approx.) - Assistance to find affordable student accommodation.

    To view the call for Raman Charpak Fellowship 2019, click here.

    IITKGP Foundation Scholarship

    The IITKGP Foundation of USA has instituted a fund for the students of IIT Kharagpur, to be awarded each year for availing high-quality international research and professional internships. Grants of USD 3000-5000 will be awarded to 6 exceedingly meritorious students across all levels and departments/schools/centres based on the quality of the host institution/company, the quality of the proposed internship and the academic standing of the applicant. The awardee can also arrange additional sources of support, if necessary but should duly disclose them to the Foundation.Application procedure: Log in to the Foreign training portal

    IITKGP Foundation Student Competition Support

    The IITKGP Foundation of USA has set up top-up funding for IITKGP student teams for attending various international competitions. Only those teams who qualify for Institute travel grant for attending the competition are eligible to apply. Please contact OIR for more details.


    Mitacs Globalink Research Internship offer two-way mobility between Canada and Mitacs partner countries. Senior undergraduate and graduate students may be eligible to apply for projects in universities of Canada. For more information refer to link.


    The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes. For more information refer to link.

    Fulbright Scholarship

    The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. For more information refer to link.


    The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the United States of America in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and biomedical research through substantive interaction among government, academia and industry.

    Newton Bhabha

    The Newton Bhabha Fund aims to bring together the UK and Indian scientific research and innovation sectors to find joint solutions to the challenges facing India in economic development and social welfare. The scheme is part of the UK’s £375 million Newton Fund to support science and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging powers.

    Texas A&M University (TAMU)

    IIT Kharagpur and TAMU have arranged a reciprocal funded student exchange program. For summer 2019, two TAMU students will visit our campus, and four IITKGP students will visit TAMU. Projects will be announced by December 31, 2018. The exchange will be administered through the FTP.

    Autralian National University (ANU) Future Research Talent (FRT)

    The College of Science and College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University (ANU) has launched the ‘Future Research Talent’ (FRT) travel awards for students from India to travel to ANU and pursue collaborative research for a period of 10-12 weeks. This time IIT Kharagpur has collaborated with ANU as a result of which 10 students will be nominated from our institution to be a part of this scheme.