Excelling in research oriented education and acquiring sponsored research projects are two critical pillars of a higher educational institution with focus on research excellence in addition to best of laboratories and equipment. IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode towards achieving this goal. With about 20% increase in doctoral degree recipients this year, from last year denotes extensive growth in research oriented education which the Institute has been focusing in recent years. 298 research scholars will be awarded Ph.D. this year and another 28 will be awarded MS Research degree. The Institute has made a significant improvement in intake of research scholars as well.
The intake of research scholars has proven critical with the Institute focusing on improved research activities with national impact and innovative product development. The Institute has been awarded several national-level high-value R&D projects. IIT Kharagpur is setting up a Design and Innovation