IIT Colleges in West Bengal

West Bengal, the mother of great legendaries like Swamy Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore, is rich in culture and is also home for the oldest public University. West Bengal possesses number of Universities and renowned educational institutes to compete with the contemporary educational requirements. IIT is one of such institutes that brought name and fame to the state. IIT stands for Indian Institute of Technology. These are autonomous institutes that offer major engineering and few other courses. West Bengal has one IIT at Kharagpur which is the first IIT of India. It was established in 1951.

Major courses offered by IIT Colleges in West Bengal

Major courses offered by the IIT Colleges in West Bengal are Bachelor, Post Graduate and Doctoral Courses in Engineering and Sciences. B.Tech, B.Arch., M.Des., MCA, M.U.R.P., M.Sc., M.Tech., MBA and Ph.D. are the major courses in different disciplines. Bio Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering are few of the Specializations. Few of the Dual Degree courses, integrated M.Tech. Courses and Post Graduate Diploma in few of the specializations are also offered.


One has to pass in 10 + 2 with minimum 60% with the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Bachelor Degree and should also clear IITJEE with good score which is considered for the admission in Bachelor degree. Bachelor Degree in the related subject and the score in the GATE are the eligibility considerations for Post Graduate Degrees in Engineering. For M.Sc. courses, JAM score and Graduation in Science are required. For MBA admission, CAT score and the Graduation are the eligibility criteria.

Career Options

Auto part production, Defense Industry, Shipping industry, Rail Industry, Aviation related companies, Technology Centers, State Control Boards are the major recruiters of Science and Engineering Students. Government bodies like Indian Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), National Aeronautical Lab (NAL), Civil Aviation Department, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Laboratories (DRDL) and others also recruit the Engineering and Science Graduates as Project Engineers and Trainees.

Students who have MBA and Engineering Degrees are preferred for the management positions in the industries related to the Sciences and production. Teaching is also a best choice. Score in CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) is a compulsion to settle as a Lecturer or Professor in colleges and Universities.

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