Welcome To Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
The department was set up in 1965 leading to B.Tech (Hons.) degree after a high power committee appointed by GOI stressed the need for manpower training in the field of Aeronautical Engineering. Over the years, the department has built up laboratories in the areas of Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion, System & Controls, Aeromodelling etc. A Centre of Excellence for Composite Structures Technology and CFD from 1999, 1988 respectively, funded by ARDB, has been established in 1999. Currently, the research efforts of the faculty are supported by a large number of projects sponsored by ARDB, ADA, ISRO, DST, AICTE, MHRD and many other organisations.
A team of undergraduate students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering represented IIT Kharagpur in the Second National Aircraft Conceptual Design Competition and secured the third place in the final round.
Aug 17, 2019
Mr. Tuhin Bandopadhyay, a 4th year UG student of the Department, has been selected for the coveted International Gas Turbine Institute Student Scholarship Program.
Oct 12, 2018
Inauguration of the Annexe Building
Dr. Partha P Chakrabarti, the Director of IIT Kharagpur, inaugurated the G+3 Annexe Building of the Department of Aerospace Engineering today at 10:00 AM.
Oct 03, 2018
The Aerospace Engineering department welcomes assistant professor, Dr. Amardip Ghosh as our newest faculty member.
Apr 03, 2018
Subham Jena, a 4th year undergraduate student selected for the prestigious S.N. Bose Scholars Program (Host institution: University of Maryland) for 2018.
Apr 01, 2018
Neelakash Biswas, a 3rd year undergraduate student selected for the prestigious Mitacs Program (Host institution: University of Manitoba) for 2018.
Mar 31, 2018
Special attractions: (i) Lecture by International faculty, Prof. C. D. Kong on Engine Health Monitoring (ii) AVM DK Awasthi VSM AOC Advance Head Quarter, Eastern Air (iii) Engine Certification personnel (Engine Design Challenges) Feb 07, 2019
New GIAN course
Prof. C. S. Mistry is conducting a GIAN course, "Aeroelasticity and Unsteady Aerodynamics in Turbomachinery" from 06.05.19 to 10.05.19. Interested students should get in touch with Prof. Mistry at the earliest. Jan 03, 2019
National Aerospace Propulsion Conference NAPC-2018
Feb 05, 2018
Seminar on "Space Exploration" by our Alumnus Mr. Sahadeo Pradhan (AE/B.Tech/1971)
Jan 23, 2018
Interaction with our Alumnus Dr. Ramesh D Kandadai (AE/B.Tech/1977)
Jan 16, 2018
Presentation on "Structural Optimisation in the Aircraft Industry" by Dr. A. R. Upadhya (AE/B.Tech/1972)
Jan 05, 2018
International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics (ICTACEM 2017)
Dec 28, 2017
"The activities of the department are in tune with the defined Vision and Mission statements. Given the current limited faculty and supporting staff (lab. technicians), the department has done remarkably well, comparable to other departments of IIT, Kharagpur and other leading institutions in India and abroad."
"The Vision 2020 of the Department is to be among the top 20 departments of the world. The Department has identified seven key transformational themes and taken initiatives to achieve this goal: In order to achieve this, the faculty strength and supporting staff (Laboratory Technicians) strength has to be increased. Industry collaboration, branding and visibility and funding sources have to be improved considerably from the present levels."
"The department has done exceedingly well in terms of UG and PG courses, research and publications and sponsored research in spite of limited faculty and other constraints. Their publications rank is well, comparable with national and international averages."