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 timeline 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:

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

  • Form 10F:

  • SGRIP Form No.10F (View / Download)

  • One page Report Format:

  • One page Report Format (View / Download)

  • Bank Details for Transfer of Payment:

  • Bank Details (View / Download)

  • Please contact Office of International Relations for further details.


    The scheme provides financial assistance for presenting a research paper or chairing a session or delivering a keynote address in an international scientific event. In addition, support is also provided to young scientists(age limit 35 years as on the date of the conference) for attending training programmes and short term schools/workshops/courses.


    The Department of Biotechnology has partnered with Wellcome Trust (WT), which is a London-based “independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health because good health makes life better”. This partnership is aimed at promoting biomedical research in India through funding and engagement. The DBT and the WT, each have committed GBP 8 million per year, for a period of ten years.


    GIAN: The ‘Global Initiative of Academic Networks’ aims at bringing International Experts for teaching one or two week-long short courses. All expenses are paid by the Institute and an honorarium is also paid.

    All details of the GIAN scheme is available here


    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.


    UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) started in April 2006 to enhance educational links between India and the UK. It has been recognized as a key multi-stakeholder programme that has strengthened the educational relations between the two countries and been successful in covering all segments of the education sector.

    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.

    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 scheme is open to overseas scientist/ faculty/ R&D professional including Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). They should be an active researcher working with overseas academic / research / industrial organizations with a proven track record of research and development.

    The objective is to tap into the expertise of global experts (scientists, technologists, faculty members etc.) in highly competitive areas of research and development by offering them adjunct / visiting faculty positions in Indian Institutions / Universities for a specific period of time and to facilitate institutional collaboration through faculty exchange.

    Under this scheme, the Faculty will work for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 3 months a year in an institution in India. It is expected that the Indian Host Institution may engage him/her for a longer duration even after the completion of the assignment. The adjunct position will be offered initially for a period of 1 year and can be renewed every year.

    The VAJRA Faculty will be provided a lump-sum amount of US $ 15000 in the first month of engagement in a year and US $ 10000 pm in the other two months to cover their travel and honorarium. While no separate support is provided for e.g. accommodation, medical / personal insurance etc. the host institute may consider providing additional support. The payment to the faculty will be made in Indian Rupees.

    All details of the VAJRA scheme is available here

    For Application, click here