But the flame of torch of honour of this institute is now dimming as compared to other IITs like IITB, IITD, IITK, IITM. If we see IIKGP, it has largest land (around 2,100 acres) among all IITs but most of the part is either undeveloped or left for dumping of waste products.
Take a glimpse on Kharagpur geometrical location. Seashore is hardly 100 km away from here, India’s most mineral rich states i.e. Jharkhand, Bihar & Orissa touching its state border even if West Bengal itself a mineral rich state. It has a good rain fall, cool atmosphere, very large railway network connecting to most Indian cities, situated near NH-6 and world famous seaport i.e. Kolkata hardly 116 KM away from it. But what is going wrong due to which students getting admission in JEE or GATE preferring IITB, IITD, IITM & IITK as compared to IITKGP. Facts are undeveloped city Kharagpur, West Bengal government policies, bad administration, and low fund by government of
(From my friend Prashant Purwar, M.Tech, SMST at IIT-KGP)