Events and Festivals
More than a Campus, it is the new Home you will make - " 2000 Acre Campus is a microcosm: Everything inside: from forest to Museum to Nano-Labs. "Do you want to have an experience of being in a unique campus offers your busy urban life a serene retreat?
Our location is just a couple of hours drive from the bustling metro-city, Kolkata. It's a serene and creative place with vibrancy of youth all around, where the coffee flows and calmness is preferred. IIT Kharagpur is the 1st IIT and has the largest campus area among all the IITs. The appeal of vast expanses of green, sweeping trees everywhere and the classic architecture blends in with the creative lifestyle of the campus residents. Fully residential campus away from the hustle-bustle of city accelerates the campus life towards social and creative gatherings and develops among them the extra-ordinary skill in all the spheresâ??academic, extra-curricular, social et al.
The Campus offers amenities such as Clubs, Eateries Gym, Swimming Pool, Park, Film Shows for social gathering and health and wellness. For more details visit Campus Amenities
Club - The campus has two clubs, Technology Club and Staff for campus residents for get together, social cultural programmes and events.
Technology Film Society - TFS hosts movie shows thrice a week at the Netaji Auditorium.
Events and Fests - The campus residents and the students organize events and festivals at different times in the year. The students organize Spring Fest and Kshitij (techno-management fest). These two events have participation from celebrity performers and even Nobel Laureates. The campus residents also organize socio-cultural events, exhibitions, food fests etc.
Health and Wellness
Healthcare - The B.C. Roy Technology Hospital located at the centre of the Campus is available for all campus residents. It provides indoor and outdoor medical facilities for common ailments. The hospital has a competent team of doctors, ICU, OT, all required diagnostic facility etc. The State Hospital and Railway Hospital, both are located about 2 km from the Campus. Additionally the Institute provides medical facilities to the employees and their dependant relatives outside the campus as per standard norms of Central Govt. The campus has a counselling centre as well.
Gymkhana and Swimming Pool - Technology Students' Gymkhana is the nerve centre for sports, cultural and social activities of the students. The Centre is also facilitated with a state of art gymnasium which can be accessed by Institute staff and campus residents. An Aquatic Club with swimming pools is centrally located right beside the Gymkhana. The Pools, which remain open from morning to late evenings, provide sport, exercise and relaxation par excellence.
Park - A beautifully built landscape with greenery and water bodies have been carved in the campus for morning work-out, evening walks and spending some time in solitude breathing in the freshness of the campus.
Places to visit
On-Campus Places to visit
- Nehru Museum,
- Hijli Shahid Bhavan,
- Old Prison Cells,
- Martyrs Memorial
Off-Campus Places to visit:
- Bay of Bengal Sea Beaches: Digha, Mandarmani, Shankarpur, Udaipur, Talshari, Chadipur, Bakkhali
- Hilly Treks: Ayodhya Hill, Dolma Hills, Kakrajhor. You may also take a weekend off to Darjeeling to enjoy the absolute beauty of Kangchenjunga and Eastern Himalayas
- Forest Destinations: Arabari, Hatibari, Belpahari, Bhimbandh, Jhargram, Sundarbans
- River Spots: Deulti, Gadiara, Ghatshila
- Nearest Cities: Kolkata, Bankura-Bishnupur (Heritage city), Durgapur, Jamshedpur
Mode of Conveyance:
- Distance to Airport at Kolkata: 150 km on road
- Distance to Howrah station: 126 km on road
- Travel time to Kolkata: 1.5-2 hr by train and 2.5 hr by road, Express and Local Trains all day round, Taxi
- KGP is a railway hub: Well connected to each and every city in India through trains.