Founded in 1951, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Kharagpur (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), West Bengal. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, India, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 68 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Indian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.