IIT Kharagpur welcomes foreign students to apply for its doctoral programs. Please fill up the preliminary application form as the first step. Applicants with excellent undergraduate and graduate academic records are asked to appear for a video interview. The Department/ School/ Centre may put additional requirements for admission.
Click here to view the Doctoral Flyer.
To know more, contact your academic mentors, HoD and Dean of Academic Faculty. You are also encouraged to contact faculty members in your area of specialization.
IIT Kgp offers Joint Doctoral Programs (JDP) with its partner institutions. JDP provides students with an exclusive opportunity to live and study in both countries during their candidature and earn their doctoral degree jointy awarded by the partner institutes. The thesis is evaluated by each Institute according to its own rules and the joint nature of the work is acknowledged in the degree certificate(s).
The Institute provides various levels of financial support to JDP students such as one round-trip international travel to the partner institute. Further details regarding support may be found from Dean (Post Graduate Studies and Research) and the Academic Section.
Click below to know more about the programs with the respective universities.
For frequently asked questions about the Joint Doctoral Degree Programs, click here.
IIT Kharagpur welcomes foreign students to apply for its masters programs. Please fill up the preliminary application form as the first step. Applicants with excellent undergraduate academic records are asked to appear for a video interview. A valid GATE score may substitute for the video interview for admission into MTech programs. Likewise, a valid JAM score may substitute for the video interview for 2-yr M.Sc. admission. Please contact the appropriate Department/ School/ Centre for the cut-off scores in GATE/JAM. The Department/School/ Centre may put additional requirements for admission. To know more, contact your academic mentors, HoD and Dean of Academic Faculty. You are also encouraged to contact faculty members in your area of specialization.
Admission into IIT Kharagpur's undergraduate programs (along with all other IITs) is only through the Joint Entrance Exam - Advanced (JEE-Advanced) conducted by the Joint Admission Board (JAB, website https://jeeadv.ac.in/). An Indian student must first appear in and qualify in JEE Mains Examination (organised by the National Testing Agency, website: https://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx) in order to appear for the JEE-Advanced test.
JEE Mains is conducted only in India while JEE Advanced is conducted in India as well as in select foreign locations (currently Singapore, Dubai, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Addis Abbaba, and Colombo).
Candidates of Indian origin, regardless of citizenship, are treated at par with Indian nationals in matters of JEE and therefore must appear for JEE-Mains in order to qualify for JEE-Advanced.
Foreign nationals, as defined below, are exempt from taking the JEE Mains and can directly appear for the JEE Advanced.
The relevant excerpt from the 2018 JEE Brochure is reproduced below:
" Eligibility criteria for Foreign nationals :
Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized), do not belong to PIO/OCI category, and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2018 are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course. However, the seats allotted to PIO/OCI card holders will be under the OPEN category, but not supernumerary.
Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories as specified herein. "
This student exchange program covers a funded short-term visit by students between IIT Kharagpur and foreign Institutions/Universities on a reciprocal basis. The visiting student must be a full-time student enrolled in a degree program in his/her Home Institution. The nature and extent of funded support shall cover one or more from:
In case your University does not have an MoU or agreement with IIT Kharagpur on student exchange, you may still plan to visit. Please see Short Term Visit below and contact the Office of International Relations.here
to view the generic Short-term Reciprocal Student Exchange Program Agreement.
Foreign students of recognized Institute/University interested in carrying out
Course work / Research not leading to a degree
may visit IITKGP for a short period of not exceeding two consecutive semesters
with the intervening summer/winter term.
For more information refer to the following link: