IIT KHARAGPUR - A HEAVEN FOR LEARNING
College and Hall Management centers of IIT Kharagpur are extremely supportive while addressing the issues of the students. The long hour classes and laboratory session keep the students busy throughout the day. In order to fulfill the need of residents, the IIT Campus offers a number of basic and comfort facilities like the mess facility, sports, ground & court, medical facility and shopping facility etc. The Halls (hostels) of IIT Kharagpur are well equipped with all the modern amenities and each Hall has its separate administration to look after. The institute believes in the all round development of personality hence along with academics it encourages lots of extra curricular activities. As a result cultural, sporting and technical fests are recurring phenomena.
ENTRANCE PREVIEW1) IIT JEE Advanced - 2013 : Score 215/360 - AIR 1230 - IIT Kharagpur - Dual Degree in Electrical Engineering 2) IIT JEE Mains- 2013 : Score 272/360 - AIR 1021 - NIT Tirchy - Computer Science 3) BITSAT - 2013 : 352/450 - BITS Pilani 4) UPTU - 2013 : Rank 131 - HBTI Kanpur, Computer Science My mindset has always been to go for the best and thus when it comes to engineering I would’ve only gone for IIT, which are considered to be the best in India for engineering. I got AIR 6838 in AIEEE 2012 through which I could've got a decent NIT but I left it and went ahead for JEE-2013 preparations. Admission processes to any of these do not include any interview rounds.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
All IITs are regulated by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India so the Fee for all program in IITs decided by MHRD ministry. Tuition Fees are same in all IITs for each program but some other Fees such as admission fee, orientation overhead fee, placement fee, hostel & mess fees can differ among the IITs. In 2013, the tuition fees hiked from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 90,000. From 2016 onwards the “annual” fee for undergraduate courses at IITs has been hiked from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh (tuition fees) from the upcoming academic session, sources in Human Resource Development ministry said today. There would also be a full fee waiver for SC/ST, differently abled students and those whose annual family income is less than Rs1 lakh. Also, two-thirds of the annual tuition fee would be waived for students with annual family income up to Rs 5 lakh. The remaining students would be provided easy loans. The new fee structure would be applicable for students who enroll at IITs in the upcoming academic session even as the existing students would continue to pay fee as per the old structure. My last semester fee figures were: SEMESTER FEE: Tution Fee : 45000 Registration : 200 Examination : 350 Student Amenities : 600 Gymkhana : 300 TFS : 100 Hostel Seat Rent : 500 Medical Registration : 50 Internet Connectivity : 400 Electricity and Water Charges : 800 Laboratory Contingency : 600 OTHER: Student Welfare Policy : 577 HOSTEL CHARGES: Hostel Overhead Charges : 8250 Mess Charges : 13500 Total Amount to be paid : Rs. 71,227 After the hike, I believe it is quite expensive.
Choice of Companies - IIT Kharagpur invites the best recruiters in the market during the placement season covering various sectors such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Consulting, Automobiles, PSUs, etc. 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. Our Placement Success - The campus placement is not only dependent on the JEE rank and branch you are studying but also your academic performance at IIT Kharagpur. Based on the past records, it's evident that those who have maintained their academic CGPA above 7.5 in any of the disciplines and participated in various extracurricular activities at IIT Kharagpur, almost 98% students have been successful in getting the placement of their choice. These recruiters offer the average salary in the range of 9.00-12.00 Lakhs per annum. Flexible Curriculum - The placement trend at IIT Kharagpur has shown that the flexibility in curriculum makes the students fit into any sector such as Core Engineering, IT, Finance, Analytics, Consulting et al. It does not matter which discipline you study, you may make a successful in-road to placement. Universally Compatible - More than 1500 students placed every year in 250+ top brands with best compensation packages. KGP students are universally compatible to take up challenges in any of the sectors because of the flexibility in curriculum. The entrepreneurial frame of mind of the students of IIT Kharagpur has also received appreciation from the recruiters. The corporate preparedness of the students is indicated by the significantly large number of students hired by the recruiters as compared to other institutes.
In IIT Kharagpur, hostels are generally known as "Halls of Residence"; and students residing in these halls are called as "Boarders". You will be allocated to one of the halls of residence. I am putting facilities in little organized, short manner. In Room of any hall: - High Speed LAN ports (at least 1 port per boarder) (Max. download speed 10 MB per second) - High Speed Common WiFi (Normal speed is around 1/5th of normal LAN speed) - An Iron Bed with wooden/iron base. - A chair (if not available in your room, you can ask hall manager/council member for the same) - A table with wooden base and iron supports. - Fans, lights and adequate electricity ports. (24 x 7 Electricity Supply) Damaged ones will be repaired or replaced by electrician for free. - Quantities vary depending upon occupancy of room i.e. Single room or double sharing or triple sharing etc. - Every room will be cleaned by sweepers on regular basis for free. In Hall: - A Gym (most halls have it, permission from hall council/manager is needed) - A common library - A common room with TV facility - Common grounds (like Basketball court, Volleyball court etc) - Cycle parking shed/ground with repair/maintenance service (free service for basic repairs and nominal amount for other repairs) - A common self-serve mess - Regularly maintained Common Bathrooms & Toilets (most halls have common bathrooms/toilets with ratio of 1 bathroom and 1 toilet per 5-6 boarders) - Some halls have washing machines and some don't. Washer-men (Dhobi) are available at reasonable prices around Rs.200/month. - Common drinking water supply from purifiers (normal & cold) at least 1 per floor (wing) of building (block). - Hall Canteens, Stationary Shops, Juice centres, Xerox centres are also available for each hall. Quality of mess food varies from hall to hall. I enjoyed even the mess food. Morning bread, butter and Chai was awesome. On few days, there will be omelet, or Idlies or some other items. Afternoon lunch, some days we used to have fish which was pretty delicious. Evening snacks were also good. Patties, Chowmein, samosa, paav bhaji, pani puri,etc. there were a lot of varieties. And at last Dinner - it was also good for me. Two days they served chicken, which was not very good but somehow edible. In summary, I observed that people who have a humble background, guys who are not expecting a hard rock cafe inside the mess - found it pretty good. But for many people , it was very very hard to digest the mess food.
Over the last 63 years IIT Kharagpur has fulfilled the dreams of many students who have graduated so far. Our alumni have distinguished themselves in almost every field as scientists, academicians, technocrats, industry captains, architects, bureaucrats and have made significant contributions in building modern India. A large no. of them has also made their mark as successful entrepreneurs, academicians or scientists abroad. We also take pride in producing alumni who have served the country as RBI governor, as Indian ambassador, as Chief Minister, as winner of prestigious Ramon Magsaysay awards, as winner of prestigious medals like VSM, AVSM from the President of India for serving the Indian ARMY, NAVY or the AIRFORCE. Some have made their mark as novelists or as Editors of Magazines and Newspapers, as Bonsai expert, in film making, photography or social work too. IIT Kharagpur has a very strong alumni network. Every year Alumni Cell IIT Kharagpur organizes an Alumni Meet in the spring semester during which the whole student community from first year to final year students get a chance to meet the alumni of the campus. Frequent department meetings with the seniors are not only limited to the interaction but the juniors also get a chance to share their problems and learn from seniors’ experience. College seniors even organize tutorial classes for difficult subjects. First meeting of the IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation (India) was held on October 1, 2005 at New Delhi. Prof. S K Dube along with Mr. B K Syngal and Mr. R Gopal Krishnan addressed a Press Conference on the occasion. Today, Students' Alumni cell is a student body in IIT Kharagpur with the aim to foster and bridge the interaction between the institute and its Alumni. IIT Kharagpur has always maintained strong Alumni –Institute relation. The formation of Alumni cell has filled a void vis-à-vis Alumni interaction with current students of the Institute. Alumni cell consists of a group of young enthusiastic IITians from Kharagpur who are instrumental in maintaining this strong rapport with their predecessors through constant networking, Publications and Annual Alumni meet. The group is nurtured and guided by the Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations and his office. Alumni are constantly kept updated with the latest events and happenings in the institute. Initiatives: 1) SAMP : Student Alumni Mentorship Programme (SAMP) is a unique initiative undertaken by the Students' Alumni Cell, IIT Kharagpur. Through this programme students are connected with alumni who serve both as a guide and a source of inspiration for them. SAMP is launched with the goal of keeping the alumni connected to their alma mater as well as share their valuable experience with the current students. 2) My Imprint : As the My Imprint Programme says "By the Students, for the Students", a My Imprint Class Gift Committee (MICGC) is set up each year which includes the incumbent and ex Vice Presidents, TSG and General Secretaries, Students' Alumni Cell along with the incumbent Hall Presidents of IIT Kharagpur. The MCIGC formulates 9 relevant options which are distributed equally under three slabs. One of the slabs decided by the number of registrations goes to final year students for open voting and the highest voted option is considered as the anticipated Senior Class Gift for that year. The Graduating Class Gift 2015 was campus benches among other exciting options that included a Water Fountain, an Art Gallery, a Grand Pillar Clock. These campus benches would serve as a memorial of the graduating batch for years to come. 3) SPARC : Students' Pan IIT Alumni Relation Cell i.e., SPARC is an umbrella organization covering student executed alumni relation bodies of all the Indian Institutes of Technology. SPARC is an initiative that aims at providing a strong fraternity amongst the IIT alumni such that the human potential successfully developed to its fullest in the course of years can be helpful to a much larger scale in grooming the next generation of IITians.
IIT Kharagpur has world class faculty. There are approximately 600 faculty in various disciplines who have done PhD from globally renowned universities and done commendable research. The Institute has two Bhatnagar Prizes in the last 3 years and 38 Academy Fellows. Bhatnagar Prize is the most coveted award in multidisciplinary science in India. The faculty members have collectively published more than 1000 research papers in peer reviewed journals and close to 800 conference papers published in proceedings of national and international conferences. The faculty members are running research and consultancy projects close to INR 250 crores funded by national and international agencies and corporate sector. More than 40 Patent applications were filed in 2014-15. About 200 technologies were developed for commercialization during the year with the licensing fee amounting to INR 1 crore. The Institute has R&D centers sponsored by large industrial houses - DVC R&D Center, Railway Research Center. The Institute also has multiple industry sponsored consortia - AVLSI Consortium, Steel Technology Center. Collaborative Research Labs were also established funded by General Motors, Synopsys CAD Lab, National Chip Design Lab. Long-term projects have been funded by Intel, National (TI), Indian Oil and Vodafone-ESSAR. One can enroll for academic courses offered by international faculty at IIT-KGP during summer and winter recess. IIT Kharagpur has started its first international summer and winter term (ISWT) where the national and international participants will get an opportunity to seek knowledge and experience from the reputed International faculty through intensive study of subjects and personal interactions. By bringing together participants and faculty from India and around the world, the ISWT will not only be academically stimulating but also offer an opportunity to make new friends and to interact with international experts. The subjects are designed around current and multidisciplinary themes of Science, Engineering, Management and Law.
CITY: Kharagpur is a town located in Midnapore, west district of West Bengal state. The place is famous for the first institute of technology in India and Kharagpur Railway Platform which is 3517 feet long, recorded as longest in the world. Weather is on the hot and humid side except in winter. The summer nights are cooler and comfortable, however, the temperature during day is around 40 degree Celsius. CAMPUS LIFE: IIT-KGP is the 1st IIT and has the largest campus area among all the IITs. The appeal of vast expanses of green, sweeping trees everywhere and the classic architecture blends in with the creative lifestyle of young KGPians. Full residential campus away from the hustle-bustle of city life accelerates the student life towards social and creative gatherings and develops among them the extra-ordinary skill in all the spheres—academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, social et al. Student Life at IIT-KGP has two anchors – 1) Hall 2) Gymkhana HALL The institute is fully residential. Students are accommodated in 20 Halls of Residence and the staff is provided with quarters. Accommodation for visitors is arranged in the Technology Guest House, CEC Guest House, Alumni Guest House or CTS Visitors Hall, or if need arises, in students' Hall of Residence. Hall Culture Halls at Kharagpur: A place to live, nurture, grow and excel Belongingness to one’s hall, often referred to as Hall Tempo, is soon inherited within each KGPian, and henceforth the hall becomes an integral part of one’s identity Broad spectrum of Inter Hall activities canvassed with Intra Hall activities GYMKHANA Technology Students' Gymkhana is the nerve center for sports, cultural and social activities. It is managed by the students, for the students, under guidance & active participation of faculty and staff membersIt has a number of indoor and outdoor stadia, a modern swimming pool and a gymnasium. Music Society, Film Society, Dramatics Society, Aquatics Society and many more special interest groups are supported by the Gymkhana. Students Activities Sports Inter-IIT, Athletics, Football, Aquatics, Hockey, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess, Bridge, Water Polo, Cricket, Weightlifting, Volleyball, Interhall General Championship Sports & Games Social & Cultural Dramatics, Music, Dance, Debate, Illumination, Rangoli, Spring Fest, Interhall General Championship Social & Cultural Technology Kshitij, Robotics, Interhall Technology General Championship comprising of 4 cups : Knowledge Cup (Tech Quiz, Biz Quiz, Math Olympiad), Innovation Cup (Hardware Modeling, Ad Design, Product Design), Application Cup (Case Study, Chemical Innovation, Open Soft), Strategy Cup(Data Analytics) Community Service Weekly teaching, Scholarship and study support, Support to women self-help group, Medical camp, Backward caste certificate camp, Awareness campaigns, Cloth distribution, Village road-building. Food All the Halls of Residence and Guest houses have regular catering facilities. Other eating places are Sahara, Dreamland, Vegies, Super-Duper, Tikka, Billoo's Restaurant etc. Some joints located within the Institute premises serve tea, coffee, soft drinks and light snacks like subway, CCD and many Nescafes. Market For daily necessities and groceries, one can walk down to the Tech Market. This is a full-fledged market where everything starting from furniture to fruit juice are available. The market has medicine stores, tailoring shops, bookshops and facilities for photocopying, word-processing and offset printing. A larger market, Gole Bazaar is about 5 km from the Campus. Another market IIT-DVC market is right next to the campus. Banks Three banks are located inside the Campus. The State Bank of India is close to the Institute and provides foreign exchange facilities also. The Syndicate Bank is situated on the first floor of the Institute main building. The Punjab National Bank is situated in the Tech Market where business transactions are carried out in the afternoon. Hospital The B.C.Roy Technology Hospital is located at the center of the Campus. It provides indoor and outdoor medical facilities for common ailments. The hospital has a competent team of doctors, ICU, OT, all required diagonistic facility etc. The State Hospital and Railway Hospital, both are located about 2 km from the Campus. Library The Central Library offers about 300,000 volumes in an open shelf system on different fields of science and technology, humanities and social sciences. The library subscribes to about 1400 periodicals. The library system is fully computerized and users can access foreign university libraries through wide-area network facilities. Computer Network The backbone of lIT Kharagpur network is based on gigabit fibre optic technology. All the Departmental LANs are connected to the gigabit fibre optic backbone as separate VLANs. Whole campus is provided with internet connectivity.
IIT Kharagpur follows 10 point system. It currently has 7 different grades i.e. EX, A, B, C, D, P, F which stand for 10, 9, 8,7, 5, Fail out of 10. Whether these grades are relative or absolute depends on the professors. Top scorers of a particular subject get EX, after that A, B etc. Also each subject may carry some weight and your current semester’s performance will be like ( (subject1_grade_point * subject1_weight + subject2_grade_point * subject2_weight + ….) / (subject1_weight + subject2_weight + …) ) . Generally, out of 100 marks for any subject, 30 marks weightage is given to mid semester examination, 50 marks weightage is given to end semester examination and 20 marks are in the hands of the professor of the course. These 20 marks are divided on the basis of attendance, assignments, class tests, projects, tutorials etc. Usually, most the the academic year give some weightage to attendance due to which attending classes and labs becomes vital if you’re targeting a high CGPA. The long hour classes and laboratory session keep the students busy throughout the day. Usually, mid-semester and end semester exams are subjective which include numerical solving, derivations etc. Questions test your concepts and depth of knowledge rather than your learning skills. When it comes to the evaluation of the answer scripts, students get marks for your concept rather than the length of the answers as was the case in schools. For a few courses, there are objective examination papers as well like Machine Vision by Geometry Methods.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
IIT-KGP, the largest and oldest IIT, is a confluence of world class multi-disciplinary courses, giving global exposure in academics and research, scope in entrepreneurship and best placement. If one wants to be more than an IIT engineer, IIT-KGP is the place you must come to. Talk about the latest interests - Nano Science & Technology, Energy Science, Environment Science & Technology, Bio-energy, Intellectual Property Law, Business Management, Financial Engineering, they are all here under one umbrella and you can choose these as elective papers for minor or microspecialization during your B.Tech. or Dual Degree Programs. If you are a Dual Degree student, you can even do your M.Tech. from the specific Departments, Schools and Centres. To choose from you have 19 Departments, 12 Schools and 8 Centres of Excellence. Additionally there are more than 25 R&D units. Academic programs offered are B.Tech.(15), B.Arch, Dual Degree(35), MBA, MHRM, LLB, MMST, M.Sc/ M.Tech/ MCP/ MS (68), PhD in 6 broad disciplines: (1) Engineering, (2) Basic Sciences, (3) Life Sciences, (4) Social Sciences & Humanities, (5) Law and (6) Entrepreneurship. The student strength is more than 10000 including Undergraduate studies, Postgraduate studies and PhD. More than 60% are Undergraduate students doing B.Tech., B.Arch. and Dual Degree programs. About 1000 students get graduation degree every year. Placement of undergraduate students is more than 80% depending on their CGPA, leadership skills, success in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and of course the interview with the company. If you want to be an entrepreneur, IIT Kharagpur offers an M.Tech. program in Engineering Entrepreneurship. It also facilitates floating your company under our Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP) and seed funding your venture. As part of co-curricular activities, IIT Kharagpur empower you to do innovative research projects doing which you can participate in international and industrial competitions and get global recognition. Your research will be sponsored by the Institute and even your international travel for participation in the competitions. Close 100 students go for international contests and conferences every year based on their innovative research and paper. IIT-KGP promotes co-curricular programs through innovative research projects. This inculcates in you research competence and industry-worthiness through sponsored research Student Driven Programmes - SAE Formula Car, Boeing Aircraft Design, KRSSG, Humanoid, Swarm Robotics, Quadrotor, Autonomous Ground Vehicle, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Electrical vehicle group Students' E-Cell: Workshops, Competitions, Events, Guest Lectures Technology Transfer Group: IndAC, Tech Transfer, TEDx
Yes, IIT Kharagpur has a Career Development Center which provides the internship opportunities to all the concerned students. Eight weeks of summer practical training at the end of 3rd Year of B Tech, 4th Year of M Tech Dual Degree, 4th Year of 5-year Integrated MSc Course is a compulsory part of the curriculum at IIT Kharagpur, carrying 2 credits. All efforts are made to place the concerned students in the best organizations in India and abroad for summer training through Career Development Centre and various departmental supports. Stipend varies from company to company. All the big firms come to hire like ITC (75k per month), Hindustan Unilever Limited (1.2 lakhs per month), Microsoft (Rs. 35,000), DB, Credit Suisse, and many startups like OYO (30k per month) etc. Participation in International Contests and Conferences As part of co-curricular activities, students at IIT-KGP participate in various contests and conferences across the globe. In the academic year 2014-15, about 100 students of Undergraduate Studies visited abroad for participating in contests and conferences organized by international organizations. Several of them received prizes for innovations, idea generation, project paper etc. International Internships at Foreign Universities The best part is IIT-KGP and its alumni fund participation in these programs. The students at IIT KGP spread across the world in top universities and institutions for global exposure in academics, research and industry orientation. I got my internship at The University of Tokyo at the end of my 4th year. I was awarded a scholarship of JPY 3,50,000 which included all the charges for my 60-day project and 15-day company internship in Tokyo.
1. SPRING FEST Spring Fest is the annual social and cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, the pioneer of today’s elite institutions. With a footfall of more than 25000, Spring Fest is inarguably one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organized entirely by students. What started in 1960 as an intra-college competition has now turned into an ever-growing festival. Spring Fest conducts a multitude of events encompassing 10 genres and more than 90 events are contested among the best in India with a total cash prize worth INR 25 lakhs at stake. A splendid platform for the spectacular display of the diverse talents of today’s youth in several fields such as dance, dramatics, music, film fest, literary, fine arts, quizzing, gaming and various others, Spring Fest also has an underlying social theme, Masoomiyat: An appeal to the child in you! In addition to this, Spring Fest also plays host to Star Nights, International Carnival with international artists putting up exquisite performances, Global Music Festival, Humour Fest and Street Carnival among others. Last year, Spring Fest successfully conducted Hitch Hike, the Nationwide Prelims for four of its flagship events- Nukkad, SF Idol, Shake a Leg and Shuffle in October in seven cities across India and we fully expect record participation for the upcoming Nationwide prelims of Wildfire, our western rock band competition in December. A perfect blend of fun and frolic, of excitement and ecstasy, of devotion and dedication, Spring Fest is an occasion for celebration and is what brings alive the 2,100 acre IIT Kharagpur campus. It is that time of the year when students from all over come down to Kharagpur to participate in the plethora of novel events and to witness the biggest stars from India and abroad perform. 2. KSHITIJ Kshitij is the annual techno-management fest of IIT Kharagpur, one of India’s premier technical institutions. Started in 2004, Kshitij was conceived with the aim to provide the technically inclined youth a national-level platform, where their talent and expertise would be recognized and rewarded. Having grown exponentially since its nascent years, Kshitij receives overwhelming participation from the student community all over the world. The official website of Kshitij, ktj.in, is the largest student-run website, receiving 8 million clicks in its 2012 edition. Kshitij organizes a wide range of events encompassing every genre of technology and management with the aim to infuse a scientific and rational temperament in the young minds. World-renowned organizations like ACM, IEEE, ASME, ASHRAE and IMechE certify numerous events of the fest. To address issues plaguing our society, Kshitij undertakes social initiatives in association with the foremost NGOs of the country. Workshops are conducted all over the country to help the participants gain hands-on experience and enhance their technical skills. Kshitij also organizes guest lectures, exhibitions, and mega shows. 3. ILLUMINATION and RANGOLI Illumination, sometimes called Illu is celebrated on the Day of Diwali. All the Halls of the campus are lighted with Diyas, which can be in shape of some objects or things depicting some sort of action. Nearly 20000 lamps are lighted on this occasion. All other light sources are switched off when lamps are lighted and as a result, the campus looks so beautiful that one may confuse whether he/she is on earth or among stars in space. Link: https://vimeo.com/78620828 On the same day, the Rangoli Competition is also organized. The competition is fought on Inter Hall basis. The winners get a potful of Rasgullas. 4. HALL DAYS Each hall (hostel) in IIT Kgp celebrates a special day (on separate days), known as the Hall Day, in which the halls are decorated, people from other halls are invited leading to endless fun and celebration. The Hall Day seems to have 3–4 objectives: Fun - This is by far one of the most important reasons for celebrating something like a hall day. Good food, music and dance, decorations and friends - a perfect break from the busy schedule of studies. Election Campaigning - The prospective candidates nominated for various posts of Secretaries and General Secretaries, as well as that of the Vice President, under the Technology Students’ Gymkhana, introduce themselves in every room of each hall on their respective hall days. Socializing - It is not every day that we go to other halls to meet up with our friends. The hall day is a perfect opportunity for that. Moreover, the hall day is the only day of the year when boys can go visit the girls’ hostel and vice versa. Cleaning - Hostel rooms, especially those of boys are messy most of the time. The hall day provides an excuse to clean up the rooms, decorate them, and make a homely atmosphere for guests from other halls.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
MERIT CUM MEANS SCHOLARSHIP (MCM) (For B.Tech./ B.Arch./ Dual Degree/ 5-Year Int. M.Sc. Course) – This scholarship is given to provide financial support to bright students of the campus. Eligibility criteria is as follows: 1) MERIT CRITERION: The students’ academic performance in the two consecutive semesters of the preceding session i.e. the GPA of preceding two semesters must not be lower than 7.00 without any backlog/ unregistered subject(S) and clearing all prescribed credit requirements during the session. 2) MEANS CRITERION: The Gross Annual Income of a student’s parents/guardian and his family from all sources in the preceding financial year must not exceed Rs. 6,00,000/- (Rupees six lakhs only) Scholarship includes: 1) Exemption from payment of Tuition Fee, 2) Rs. 1000 per month as scholarship ELIGIBILITY FOR FREE STUDENTSHIP (Only Tuition Fee Waiver): Those students who satisfy the specified “Means Criterion” as stated above, but do not satisfy prescribed “Merit Criterion”, may be granted exemption from payment of Tuition Fee, subject to approval on merit of each case by the competent authority subject to clearing all prescribed credit requirement during the session and having no backlog/unregistered subjects(s). For availing such Free Studentship, students’ academic performance in the two consecutive semesters of the preceding session i.e. the GPA (Credit based weighted average) of preceding two semesters must not be lower than 6.00 without any back log/ unregistered subject(s) and clearing the prescribed credit requirements during the session. Note: Those students against whom Disciplinary action have been taken or they have been punished by the competent authority under examination malpractice or involved in violation of code of conduct in the campus are not eligible for award of MCM Scholarship & Free Studentship.