Frequently Asked Questions
Q. HOW DO I REACH KHARAGPUR?
The Kharagpur (KGP) station is connected to all major cities of the country by train. If your city does not have a direct rail route to Kharagpur, then catch a train to the City of Joy- Kolkata. KGP is situated 120 Km off Kolkata which is well connected to all the cities of India by rail and air. Trains (both local and express) from Kolkata to Kharagpur are available round the clock.
Q. HOW TO REACH THE IIT CAMPUS ON ARRIVAL AT KHARAGPUR?
Don’t be panicked. We will be there to provide you a warm reception. Cabs are ubiquitous all around the station. They can get you to the campus at around 80 - 100 rupees. Rikshaws are also available. It is around 10 min ride to the campus in a cab.
Q. WHAT ABOUT ACCOMODATION AFTER REACHING THE CAMPUS?
Please reach the Registration desk in the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department. From there you would be informed about your accommodation details and volunteers would be available to guide you for any further process.
Q. WHERE DO I EAT?
There are a lot of eating corners in the campus such as Billoo’s, Tikka, Sahara, Veggies. There are also a few restaurants outside the campus as well. You can get food in these restaurants at a nominal price.
Q. WHAT ABOUT THE SECURITY OF MY BELONGINGS INSIDE THE CAMPUS?
IIT KGP has round the clock security everywhere in the campus. Security guards are always on duty at the security counter of all the hostels. Volunteers would also be present at the accommodation venues. But still we request you to avoid carrying expensive items.
Q. IS THERE ANY REGISTRATION FEE?
A nominal fee would be charged which should be payed in cash at Prakriti arena at the time of registration.This is for making arrangements for your stay in IIT Kharagpur including your accommodation, beddings and other facilities.Last year 250 has been charged which included T-shirt,bag,pen,letter pad,information brochure apart from the accomodation facilities.There are no other fees for any individual event.The exact amount will be communicated to the participants one week before the fest.
Q. WILL THERE BE ANY CERTIFICATES GIVEN IN FEST?
Yes, a participation certificate would be given to all the students participating in the fest. Certificate of Appreciation would be given to all those participants who win some position in the events.