Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
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Other names: IIT Kharagpur.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (3-5 years); integrated MS degree (5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Cumulative grade point average of 6.5/10 or class I or very high class II range.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year bachelor's degree; 5 year integrated MS degree.
Documents required: Official mark sheets/transcripts/records; official certification of degree and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1950. Became an "institution of national importance" in 1956. IITs are the best engineering schools in India. Admission is selective. Admission requirements are a 12 year examination and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), a competitive national examination for admission to all seven IITs.
Also on a percent system.
Some Indian institutions award class on last year; some on honours courses; some do not count failed/repeated courses. We calculate average on all marks/grades. Examinations held at end of semester.
Language of instruction: English.
Master's: 1.5-2 years after appropriate class I degree and the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
Ph.D.: 2-3 years after appropriate degree; by research and thesis.
Last updated: Jul 28, 2008