Previous post was about the mess & Hall of residence. Now lets start with the actual IIT.
The Infrastructure- It is good in the sense that u have the best instruments, machines to work with. There are separate labs for each subject. But the problem is u need to make a group of 2 & use the pc.
The Library- The biggest technical library in Asia. It is so big that u may get lost searching for a particular book. It is generally quite empty & there is pindrop silence. The reason being its digital library section. Almost all books are available online. You can access them from your room.
The LAN- Well the most imp & useful part of IIT. High speed Gigabit access to internet. Huge internal LAN. You can get anything & everything on the LAN itself using a s/w called DC++. No limit. But quite often u are denied access as there are only a few proxies. Also in my 1st week itself the LAN was disconnected & had to wait 6 days till Wipro (the LAN provider) got it repaired. From study point of view, U can access all the IEEE articles in full, all major publications, periodicals etc in full. The digital lib too provides a lot of material. So its almost essential to have a laptop or a desktop.
The campus- Huge campus occupying 2000 acres. You need a cycle compulsorily. Also u need to run between different depts. if you have taken different electives eg. Humanities & Management elective-compulsory in 1st sem of MTech.
Soc-cult activities- Social & Cultural activities are organised quite often. You have societies for all like guitarists, drama, film, singing,etc. Hope u get time for them.hehe.
There are statewise student organistions like “Maharashtra Mandal”, that celebrate all the regional festivals with great enthusiasm. It also creates a home away from home.
Sports- All types of sports that u can think of (in India). Top class facilities for all.IIT KGP has 1 cricket ground, 2 football grounds, 5 badminton/tennis courts, basketball court, swimming pool, gymkhana, athletics… the list goes on & on.