IIT Kharagpurs new initiative – Critical institute

Inception of the critical institute

With the larger team of the French collaborators, IIT Kharagpur has a seemingly refined plan to form a critical science institute and the implementation is on its process. The proposed Indo-French institute can have participation from all the IITs and select French companies, the premier institute said in a statement. IIT Kharagpur Director P P Chakrabarti said if such a proposal takes shape, the institute is all equipped to play the role of the central partner/coordinating institute


“We would be happy to take the proposal to the Centre provided the French corporations and government bodies are interested. With the intention to manage large-scale talents, the kind of collaborations will have a huge impact across disciplines and bring in people in large scale,” the director said.

The critical science approach helps one probe beneath the surface meanings of words and symbols to comprehend root causes of problems instead of always treating the symptoms from a technical, quick-fix perspective, it said.

French companies operating in India by the support of great collaborators, the institute had set up a two day R&D meet in collaboration with the French Embassy earlier this week.

The event was aimed at promoting academic and research collaborations and exchange of people in industrial sectors between France and India.

France is a powerhouse of art and culture on one hand and science and technology on other. We are in the advanced stages of signing MoUs with four French universities for collaborative opportunities in all areas, Dean, International Relations, Baidurya Bhattacharya said.

Career Development Programme

The penultimate motto of the institute is to compartmentalize such soft skills programmes and communication personality through career counselling by professional agencies/experts. Students are also assisted in preparing professional resumes by conducting resume writing workshops. Management development programs are conducted by experts. In a wide variety of career oriented sectors and its subclasses, the scope of career development centre can be observed in not just a nutshell but through organizing Industry oriented workshops, leadership talks, lectures, competitions, Curriculum Oriented Career Prospects (COCP) Workshops including specialized niche areas.

Options and Curriculum

During the internship and placement season covering various sectors such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Consulting, Automobiles, PSUs, etc., IIT Kharagpur invites the best recruiters in the market. The sheer diversity of recruiters across all domains and the extensive participation of overseas companies is an epitome of the global stature of the brand IIT Kharagpur.

The internship and placement trend at IIT Kharagpur has shown that the flexibility in curriculum makes our students fit into any sector such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Analytics, Consulting et al. You may make a successful in-road to placement irrespective of the domain that you may have chosen.

Placement history

Upon analyzing the records, one could retrieve a significant percentage of placements accommodated with best packages and a whopping number of 1500 students who got placed every year in 250+ brands. KGP students are universally compatible to take up challenges in any of the sectors because of the flexibility in our curriculum. From the recruiters, the entrepreneurial frame of mind of the students of IIT Kharagpur has also received appreciation. The corporate preparedness of the students is indicated by the significantly large number of students hired by the recruiters as compared to other institutes.

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