Published: 12.05.2011
Updated: 17.12.2012

Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

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is an industrial city in India. It is located in the Midnapore West district of the state of West Bengal.

Kharagpur was chosen as the location of the first campus of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The IITs are the premier technical education institutes in India and are internationally recognised for their academic and technical excellence. Unlike other IITs, IIT Kharagpur has been long known for its ability to offer unusual courses not offered in other IITs. The campus is located in Hijli.

Kharagpur also has one of the biggest railway workshops in India with the longest railway platform in the world [1072.5 m]. Kharagpur has the first underground Air Force station in Kalaikunda and it also has one more Air Force station in Salua.


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