IIT KGP has also received applications from SAARC countries two ASEAN countries and Latin America countries Colombia and Venezuela.
Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur is increasingly looking beyond borders to get foreign students and bring a fresh perspective to its classrooms and labs and enrich its campus life.
“Internationalisation is a priority for our Institute, especially with the country making it a thrust area in the recently announced budget. Each international applicant goes through an extremely rigorous evaluation process and I am very pleased with the increasing number of excellent foreign students coming into IIT Kharagpur in recent years,” said Prof. Baidurya Bhattacharya, Dean, International Relations.
For non-degree programmes, the Institute has so far (in 2019) received 50 applications from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Japan, Rwanda, Iran. As many as 13 students were accepted through various funding programmes. IIT KGP has also received applications from SAARC countries two ASEAN countries and Latin America countries Colombia and Venezuela.
A large number applications have come from African countries, Uzbekistan, the Pacific island of Fiji, Middle Eastern nations including Syria and Palestine, and also from Russia.