IIT Kgp is the No. 1 ranked engineering college in India. Established in 1951 The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is a premier institute offering courses in engineering, management and law. It is the first IITs to be established and is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Govt. of India.
On Sept. 15, 1956, the Parliament of India passed an act known as the Indian Institute of Technology(Kharagpur) Act declaring this Institute as an Institute of national importance. From this modest start in 1950, IIT Kharagpur has been engaged in a steady process of development with about 18 academic departments, five centres of excellence. the vast tree-laden campus, spreading over 2100 acres has a self contained township of over 15,000 inhabitants. Currently we have about 550 faculty, 1700 employees and 9000 students on the campus.