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.

IIT Kharagpur has Student Exchanges with the following institutions:

  • Texas A&M University, USA
  • Curtin University, Australia
  • University of Tokyo, Japan Extension of Academic Exchange
  • Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan
  • University of Grenoble, France
  • Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  • Nagasaki University, Japan
  • University of Delaware
  • St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Student driven)
  • University of Kyoto, Faculty and Graduate School of Agriculture
  • University of Wollongong, Australia
    • Joint Doctoral Programs

      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.

      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/Expert Outreach Program
    • SGR International Research Scholar Support Program
    • SGR International Student Scholarship for Non-Degree Program
    • SGR International Student Scholarship for Degree Program
    • 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 for Non-Degree Program (View / Download)
    • SGR International Student Scholarship for Degree Program (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 for Non-Degree Program (View / Download)
    • SGR International Student Scholarship for Degree Program (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)

    • Undertaking for Visitors claiming Honorarium and other reimbursements:

    • Duration of visit (View / Download)
    • Inability to submit TRC (View / Download)

    • Checklist for SGRIP Claims:

    • Checklist (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.