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About Kharagpur

Location of Kharagpur:

Kharagpur is located in the southern part of West Bengal. It is about 104 km away from Kolkata and is well connected to the rest of the country by fast train and bus services.
Kharagpur lies on the latitude of 22 02’ 30” & longitude 87 11’ 0”, covering an area of about 3000 kmē located in the southwest part of Midnapore. This sub-division town is formed with Dalma Pahar and alluvial tract of Midnapore. It is intersected by numerous waterways, the important rivers being Subarnarekha, Keleghai and Kangsabati River.

Places of Interest

The World’s Longest Platform Station:

The Kharagpur Railway station is the longest Platform station in the World. The length of the platform is 1072.5metre.
Kharagpur Railway station is one of the main junction from where you can go to Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Chennai, Ranchi, Digha and so many beautiful places in West Bengal and other States in India.


First Indian Institute of Technology was born in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. The IITs are the premier technical education institutes in India and are internationally recognized for their academic and technical excellence. Unlike other IITs, IIT Kharagpur has been long known for its ability to offer unusual courses not offered in other IITs. It also has a reputation for student bonding, unique hostel life and extensive extracurricular activities. The campus is located in Hijli.

Future of Information Technology at Kharagpur :

Kharagpur is emerging as a new satellite IT Hub. It has good infrastructure and modern amenities for people who work in the IT Park.
The West Bengal Government has already allotted land for IT park in Kharagpur.

Quality Manpower:

Kharagpur has a rich educational and social infrastructure base. There are numbers of reputed computer training institutes providing degree and diploma level computer courses and ensures availability of large pool quality manpower.

Employment opportunity:

As there are so many software industries coming in Kharagpur, employment opportunity is vast. Also the NRI / Alumni IIT from the region may also set its Software / Hardware Industry from the region, which further opens the employment opportunity.



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