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.

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.

  • 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.

    Dual 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. 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.

    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.

    To view the MoU with the University of Melbourne, Click here.
    To know more about the program with Melbourne, please follow this link: Click here.


    Mitacs Globalink Research Internship offers 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.

    International Competitions

    As part of co-curricular activities, students at IITKGP working on projects participate in various funded international contests and conferences. In academic year 2017-18, about 100 students of Undergraduate Studies participated in contests and conferences ranging from Robotics to Big Data, organized by international institutions. Several of them received prizes for innovations, idea generation, project paper etc.