Foreign Training Program

The Foreign Training Program (FTP) provides IITKgp students an opportunity of gaining international exposure. Under this program, the IR Cell has set up the foreign training application procedure. Students will get a global exposure and research intensive experience in their summers. For more details Click here.

Semester Away Program

The Semester Away Program allows Undergraduate, Postgraduate and doctoral students of IIT Kharagpur to spend up to one year doing research/ coursework at a reputed university/Institute in India or abroad. Unless explicitly covered by an MoU, the student is expected to bear all costs of the SAP experience. Visit the OIR to find out more about universities with which IITKGP has a tuition waiver and partial funding agreement.

For more details click here.

To visit SAP portal click here.

Download the Course Mapping Form here.

Student Exchange Program

Student Exchange Program covers funded short-term visit by students between the two institutions on a reciprocal basis. The visiting student must be a full-time student enrolled in a degree program in their Home Institution. Exchange program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of each Home Institution. The students must ensure that they are academically prepared to meet the requirements of the planned coursework/research at the Host Institution. Selection of students under such program depends on the discretion of the institution.

  • Joint Doctoral Programs

    IIT Kgp offers Dual Doctoral Degree Program (DDDP) jointly with its partner institutions. DDDP provides students with an exclusive opportunity to work in both countries during their candidature and earn a dual degree accredited in both the countries of 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 two-degree certificates.

    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. Further details regarding support may be found from Dean PGS&R and the Academic Section. The doctoral student must complete his/her registration seminar before undertaking the visit.

    IITKgp has Dual Doctoral Degree Programs with the University of Melbourne, the University of Curtin and the University of Wollongong, all in Australia. More such Dual Doctoral Programmes are being developed with institutes of repute in the USA and UK.

    Click below to know more about the programs with the respective universities.

    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.

    DUO-India Fellowship Programme

    DUO-India Fellowship Programme is established in 2019 with the aim of promoting exchange of people between India and European countries on a balanced and permanent basis. For this program, only such institutes which are part of the Joint Research Projects under Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) are eligible to participate.

    DUO-India aims to fund every year, 100 student-pairs for exchanges for one semester, starting from 2020 onwards aiming to provide mobility between Indian and European institutes. In this respect, DUO-India requires that a PAIR (two persons) of students be exchanged, and they should be from any of the collaborating institutes (both Indian and European) under SPARC projects.

    For more information click here.