Lingo of IIT Kharagpur

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Here at IIT Kharagpur,we have our own culture. One of them is Kgp Lingo, the language and abbreviations used in IIT Kharagpur.

Common Words[edit]

These are some of the common words (not in alphabetic order)

  • Load - n. Tension; v.i. To Have Tension.
  • Peace - excl., n., v.i., To be tension-free. A tension-free state.
  • 2.2 - n. A 2.2 Kilometres round in central part of IIT-KGP campus. Usu. A run of it.
  • C.G. - n. Short-form of C.G.P.A.
  • Tech-M - n. Technology Market. A market inside IIT-KGP premises.
  • DepC - v.t., v.i. To have a Department change under the provisions specified by IIT-KGP. Requires excellent academic performance in first year B. Tech. Course.
  • DC++ - n. The Direct Connect network used extensively throughout the campus for file-sharing through LAN.
  • Maggu - n. Student who mugs.
  • Makhana - v.t. To spoil a job. To do something insincerely. To play spoil-sport.
  • Machana - v.t. To do an excellent job in something.
  • Stud - n. Any student who is good in academics as well as other fields like sports, etc.
  • Tempo - n. Enthusiasm and vigour.
  • Tempo shout - v.i. To shout in a singing manner "KGP Ka Tempo High Hai". Of KGP or of some similar affiliations like Hall; n. The shout "KGP Ka Tempo High Hai".
  • Junta - n. The human population. Of IIT-KGP or elsewhere.
  • Dep - n. Department
  • Prof - n. Professor.
  • V.P. - abbr., n. Vice President of Gymkhana.
  • P.S.I. - abbr., n. Pehchanane Se Inkaar (Refusing recognition). To ignore someone or to forget deliberately.
  • Fakka - n. An F-grade in any subject, meaning fail.
  • Faccha - n. A first year male student. Usu. a B. Tech. Student.
  • Facchi - n. A first year female student. Usu. a B. Tech. Student.
  • G.P.L. - adv. Rejection. v.i., n. The act of kicking someone's behind.
  • Funda - n. The basic knowledge of anything.
  • Happa - n. Hall President.
  • FacAd - n. Faculty Advisor.
  • H.O.D. - abbr., n. Head of Department.
  • Lodu - n. A person who takes lot of load. See Load.
  • Pakau - v.t. Boring.
  • Illu - n. Illumination(on Dipawali). A competition involving all Halls for best illumination0 and rangoli on Dipawali.
  • O.P. - abbr., n. Orientation Period. More commonly used word for ragging in IIT-KGP. It includes mentally harassing junior students and testing their Hall-funda. A commonly used synonym is I.P. (Interaction Period).
  • Intro - n. Introduction. Generally a brief speech involving one's name, department, city, hobbies,etc.
  • P.P.O. - abbr., n. Pre-Placement Offer. Job offers given by companies before the placement officially begins.
  • P.P.T. - abbr., n. Pre-Placement Talks. Talks held by companies when they come for selecting students via the placement process.
  • T.O.A.T. - abbr., n. Tagore Open Air Theatre.
  • Panji - n. A C.G.P.A. in between 5 and 6.
  • Chhagi - n. A C.G.P.A. in between 6 and 7.
  • Satti - n. A C.G.P.A. in between 7 and 8.
  • Atthi - n. A C.G.P.A. in between 8 and 9.
  • Nehli - n. A C.G.P.A. greater than 9.
  • Dehli / Dassi- n. A C.G.P.A. of 10.
  • D.P. - abbr., n. Durga Puja. The vacation in its duration.
  • Banda - n. Any boy.
  • Bandi - n. Any girl.
  • Bhajan - n. A euphemism for sexually explicit media files on the LAN.
  • Bhaat - n. Bekar Chat. A useless talk in a group whose sole purpose is to pass time. Also a regular magazine drafted by first year students trying to copy Junk.
  • Batti - n. The Electrical Engineering Department. Also, the students of it.
  • Ghaasi - n. A student of Agriculture Engineering Department.
  • Hathora / Mechenchi- n. The Mechanical Engineering Department. Also, the students of it.
  • Indu - n. The Industrial Engineering & Management Department. Also, the students of it.
  • Machuara - n. The Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture Department. Also, the students of it.
  • Meta - n. The Metallurgy and Materials Science Department. Also, the students of it.
  • G.C. - abbr., n. General Championship. Either of the Soc-n-cult, Sports, Technology or Hall Affairs.
  • Fight - n., v.t., v.i. Difficulty in achieving something.
  • Chhedis / 6dis - n. A dhaba just outside campus.
  • D.O.S.A. - abbr., n. Dean Of Student Affairs. Responsible for maintaining discipline in students.
  • Acads - n. Academics.
  • Archi - n. The Architecture Department. Also, the students of it.
  • Taapna - v.t., v.i. Copying assignments or examination answer-scripts from any person.
  • Soc-cult - n. Social and Cultural Activities.
  • Secy - n. Secretary. Usu. of Gymkhana or Halls.
  • Room-baap - n. The student(male) who occupied someone's room in the previous year.
  • Room-maa - n. The student(female) who occupied someone's room in the previous year.
  • R.D.C. - abbr., n. Rural Development Centre. The central office of N.S.S.
  • B.C. Roy - n. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Former Chief Minister of West Bengal. Many establishments in IIT-KGP including a hospital, a Hall and the central square are named after him.
  • Maal - n. A beautiful girl.
  • Matka - n. Any M. Tech. male student.
  • Matki - n. Any M. Tech. female student.
  • S.F. - abbr., n. Spring Fest. An annual festival in IIT-KGP when there are plenty of competitions, events and performances by well known artists. Proclaimed as eastern India's biggest festival.
  • Hall-day - n. The celebration day of any Hall in which there is festive atmosphere and people from all over IIT-KGP are invited to enjoy.
  • Hapa - n. See Happa.

Other Words[edit]

These are other Lingo words in Alphabetic order :

  • 11 - n. Ha-Ha (a laugh). Adopted from its shortcut in Age of Empires.
  • A.I.R. - abbr., n. All India Rank. See Hawa.
  • Alankar - n. The annual cultural magazine of Gymkhana, hence of the institute.
  • A.O.E. - n. The Age of Empire game.
  • App - v.i. To apply to universities (usually abroad).
  • Apping - v.i. See App.
  • Arbit - adj. Arbitrary.
  • Asim's - n. The Nehru Hall canteen.
  • A. Team - n. The Action team formed during SF.
  • Aunties - n. A grocery store located just outside IIT campus. Named after the lady running the store.
  • Azad - n. Azad Hall Of Residence. A senior male students B. Tech. Hall.
  • Baapi - n. An intellectual belonging to the BTDS.
  • Baddy - n. The sport of Badminton; adj. Related to the sport.
  • Bangy - n. Bangalore.
  • Baski - n. The sport of Basketball; adj. Related to the sport.
  • Bhaatu - n. A person who is very talkative. See Bhaat.
  • Bhatnagar - n. The Bhatnagar Auditorium.
  • Bidhan Chowk - n. See GolC.
  • Bong - n. Bengali. A Bengali-speaking person.
  • B.T.D.S. - abbr., n. Bengali Technology Dramatics Society.
  • Boudis - n. A restaurant in Prem Bazaar.
  • Cali - n. Calibre.
  • Candi - n. Candidate (For elections).
  • Carlos - n. The R.P. Hall canteen.
  • C.D. - n. Short-form of Cold Drink. Used for any cold beverage.
  • C.G.P.A. - abbr., n. Cumulative Grade Point Average. An index of a students performance in academics which reflects performance throughout the studies in IIT-KGP.
  • C.I.C. - abbr., n. The Computers and Informatics Centre. It is situated in Takshashila.
  • C.L. - abbr., n. Central Library.
  • C.S. - abbr., n. The Computer Science Department. abbr., n. Counter Strike (First-person shooter game).
  • Convo - n. Convocation.
  • D.A.S.A - abbr., n. Direct Admission of Students Abroad. A special route for N.R.I. sponsored candidates to enter the IITs. Involves less competition than J.E.E. Such students in IITs called DASAites. Use deprecated after the program was scrapped.
  • D.C. - abbr., n. Disciplinary Charge. Due to inappropriate conduct of student. The Committee hence formed (Disciplinary Committee). n. The file sharing software "DC++".
  • Despo - n. Desperate.
  • Dhakkan - n. The person with numerically largest JEE rank being admitted in said department/specialization.
  • Diro - n. Director of IIT-KGP.
  • Disco - n. Short for Disciplinary Committee.
  • D.L. - abbr., n. Dreamland Restaurant.
  • D.O.A.A. - abbr., n. Dean Of Academic Affairs. Responsible for academics of students. He is the main responsible person in any Research and Development work taken up by the institute.
  • Dude - n. Dual Degree Students.
  • D.V.C. - abbr., n. Damodar Valley Corporation. The D.V.C. Market.
  • Eggies - n. The shop adjacent to Vegies Restaurant that serves eggs during night-time.
  • E.T.D.S. - abbr., n. English Technology Dramatics Society.
  • E.T.M.S. - abbr., n. Eastern Technology Music Society.
  • Fatka - n. Loss.
  • Fattu - n. Meek. Coward.
  • Footer - n. A match of Football or (rarely) the sport itself.
  • Frust - v.t. Frustrated. Generally due to academics and lack of female population. Also Frustoo.
  • Frustoo - v.t. See Frust.
  • Fundoo - adv. Something having very strong conceptual background; excl. Something great.
  • Garden Inn - n. The Garden Inn Restaurant. Located approximately 10 kilometres from the institute.
  • Gawd - n. An achiever in any field, academics or otherwise. See also: Stud.
  • G.I. - abbr., n. Short for Garden Inn.
  • G.I.H. - abbr., n. The Great India Hotel. Located approximately 15 kilometres away, along the IIT Bypass Road.
  • G.M.A.T. - Short-form of "G Mein Apar Tension". A person who takes lot of load (synonym of Lodu).
  • G.Sec. - abbr., n. General Secretary. Of Halls or Gymkhana. In Gymkhana, always a third year student.
  • Gokhale - n. Gokhale Hall Of Residence. A research scholar hall.
  • GolB - n. The Gol Bazaar Market.
  • GolC - n. The circle (Gol Chakkar) just outside the Main Building of the Institute. Also known as Bidhan Chowk.
  • Gult - n. Telugu. A Telugu-speaking person. Originated by reading the word 'Telugu' backwards when written in Telugu.
  • Gyan Ghosh Stadium - n. A stadium situated on Scholar's Avenue that is used for a variety of track and field events.
  • Gymkhana - n. Technology Students Gymkhana (T.S.G.). The centre of all the extra-curricular students' activities. Organizes various events and competitions for students.
  • Hall - n. (Halls Of Residence). Word used for hostel in IIT-KGP. The latter is rarely used. The Halls accommodate students who study in IIT-KGP. All Halls have their separate Mess, Canteens, Grocery & Stationery Shops, etc. There are separate halls for B.Tech students, M.Tech students, Business Management students and Research Scholars.
  • Halu - adv. Hallucinated.
  • Hardcore - excl. An extreme case of situation or attitude.
  • Harry's - n. A dhaba/restaurant on the IIT Main Road.
  • Hawa - n. J.E.E. All India Rank.
  • H.J.B. - abbr., n. See J.C.B.
  • H.L. - abbr., n. Hall Library
  • H.P. - abbr., n. Hall President
  • H.T.D.S. - abbr., n. Hindi Technology Dramatics Society.
  • Huhaa - v.t. Something extremely great in magnitude.
  • I.G. - abbr., n. Indira Gandhi Hall Of Residence. A senior female students B. Tech. Hall.
  • I.I.T. - abbr., n. Indian Institute Of Technology. The premiere engineering institutes of India. Seven in number. They include IIT Kharagpur(IIT-KGP), IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati. IIT-KGP is the oldest of all, established in 1952 by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • I.I.T. Foundation(U.S.A.) - n. An Alumni foundation responsible for much development of IIT-KGP including funds for buildings, LAN, etc.
  • Insti - n. Institute. Used to refer the main building of IIT-KGP.
  • Insti gate - n. The large gate on the entrance of the academic complex.
  • I.P. - abbr., n. Interaction Period. See O.P.
  • J.A.M. - abbr., n. The event of Just a Minute, in which you are required to speak for a minute. n. Jamshedpur.
  • J.C.B. - abbr., n. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Hall Of Residence. A first year male students B. Tech Hall. Shares the same premises and governing body with Homi Jehangir Bhabha (H.J.B.) Hall Of Residence.
  • J.E.E. - abbr., n. The Joint Entrance Examination conducted unified by all IITs. Candidates are given All India Ranks (A.I.R.) on the basis of their performances and get admissions accordingly.
  • Juice - n. A boy with feminine facial features.
  • Junk - n. A regular magazine. It contains news of students and reveals the hidden state of affairs, suggestions for a better life, trivia, etc. The members of the group behind it are called Junky.
  • K.G.P. - n. The Kharagpur town.
  • Kam-akal - n. A student of Chemical Engineering Department.
  • Kela - adv. Failure.
  • Khoj - n. A treasure hunt competition organized by Azad Hall.
  • Kholu - n. The top ranked general category student admitted through JEE in any department/specialization.
  • K.L.P.D. - abbr., adv. Rejection. Especially for the case when success was imminent.
  • Kol - n. Kolkata.
  • Lallu - n. See L.L.R.
  • L.G.B. - abbr., n. Little Green Bastards. A small insect that is attracted towards light. Often found in groups of over hundred, causing extreme irritation to students.
  • L.L.R. - abbr., n. Lala Lajpat Rai Hall Of Residence. A senior male students B. Tech. Hall. Commonly used word for it and its residents is lallu.
  • L.S. - abbr., n. The Little Sisters Restaurant.
  • Maraoed - v.t. The act of doing something. viz. we maroed bhaat, maraod mugga, maroed bunk, maroed funda.
  • Mallu - n. Malayali. A Malayali speaking person.
  • Maska - n. The 2 year M.Sc. students. n. The Maths & Computing Stream. Also, the students of it.
  • M.B.M. - abbr., n. Masters Of Business Management. A Hall of Business management students. Associated with V.G.S.O.M.
  • Menty - n. The Maintenance Secretary of any Hall.
  • Midtown - n. The Midtown Restaurant.
  • M.M.M. - abbr., n. Madan Mohan Malviya Hall Of Residence.
  • M.S. - abbr., n. Meghnad Saha Hall Of Residence. A Hall accommodating B. Tech. first year male students and M. Tech. students.
  • M.T. - abbr., n. Mother Teresa Hall Of Residence. A female students M. Tech. Hall.
  • M.T.R. - n. See Midtown Restaurant.
  • Mug - v.t., v.i. To rote.
  • Mutter - n. An online forum on IIT Kharagpur's LAN; v.i. To read or write posts on it.
  • Nalini Ranjan Sarkar Avenue - n. The part of road that compliments the Scholar's Avenue to make 2.2 kilometre circle.
  • N.C.C. - abbr., n. National Cadet Core.
  • Nehru - n. Nehru Hall Of Residence. A senior male students B. Tech Hall.
  • Netaji - n. The Netaji Auditotium. Used for conducting major events, performances and screening movies.
  • N.M.S.T. - abbr., n. Nehru Museum of Science and Technology. Located in Old Building.
  • Non-males - n. A way of referring to less-beautiful girls in IIT Kharagpur. Usually those through JEE.
  • N.S.O. - abbr., n. National Sports Organization.
  • N.S.S. - abbr., n. National Service Scheme.
  • Old Campus - n. See PAN Loop.
  • Orientation - n. See O.P.
  • Pact - n. The agreement between Halls to support candidates from other's Hall for a similar support in return.
  • PAN Loop - n. The set of Halls: Patel, Azad and Nehru. The area bounded by them. These were the first to be constructed hence known as Old Campus.
  • Pain - v.t., v.i. Difficult to do.
  • Patel - n. Patel Hall Of Residence and its residents. A senior male students B. Tech. Hall.
  • P.D. - abbr., n. The Punjabi Dhaba. Located in Gol Bazaar.
  • PremB - n. Prem Bazaar.
  • Prem Gali - n. The road joining Chemical Engineering and Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture Department.
  • Presi - n. President of the Gymkhana.
  • P. Team - n. The publicity team formed during Spring Fest
  • Q3 -n. The Quake3 game.
  • Ragging - v.t., v.i. To harass junior students of one's institute. Use obsolete in IIT-KGP. More commonly used word is Orientation.
  • Raman - n. The Raman Auditorium.
  • Rassa - n. A male research scholar.
  • Rassi - n. A female research scholar
  • Rep - suf., n. Representative.
  • Reskee - n. Research Scholars.
  • RGSOIPL - abbr., n. Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law. A Law School in IIT Kharagpur.
  • R.K. - abbr., n. Radhakrishnan Hall Of Residence. A senior male students B. Tech. Hall.
  • R.P. - abbr., n. Rajendra Prasad Hall Of Residence. A senior male students B. Tech. Hall.
  • S.A.M. - abbr., n. Sir Ashutosh Mukerjee Hall Of Residence. A hall for management students studying in V.G.S.O.M. Shares same premises with Gokhale Hall.
  • Schol - n. Scholarship, usually during Apping.
  • Scholar's Avenue - n. The road leading from the IIT Main Gate about which most of the Halls are situated. n. The Official Students' Newspaper.
  • S-Com - n. The Steering Committee of Spring Fest.
  • Sem - n. Semester.
  • Senti - n., v.i. Sentiments. Sentimental.
  • S.G.P.A. - abbr., n. Semester Grade Point Average. An index of a students performance in academics which reflects his performance in a particular semester.
  • Shareaza - n. A now defunct file sharing program.
  • S.M.S.T. - abbr., n. School of Medical Sciences and Technology.
  • S.N. - abbr., n. Sarojini Naidu Hall Of Residence. A female students B. Tech. Hall. Residents are called SNites.
  • S.Q. - abbr., n. Summer Quater. A special course organized by IIT-KGP for students who fail to clear subjects in previous semesters, so that they need not repeat next year.
  • S.R.I.C. - abbr., n. Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy
  • S.T.E.P. - abbr., n. Science and Technology Entrepreneur's Park.
  • Takshshila - n. A complex that houses C.I.C.
  • Tam - n. Tamil. A Tamil-speaking person.
  • T.D.S. - abbr., n. Technology Dance Society.
  • Tech - pre., adj. Technology. An adjective used frequently with anything associated with IIT-KGP.
  • T.F.P.S. - abbr., n. Technology Film Production Society.
  • T.H.O.K. - abbr., n. Thick Heads Of KGP. A student of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department.
  • Tinku - n. An Egg-Poach-Burger. A specialty of Chhedis.
  • Tumpa - abbr., n. Typically Uncivilized Midnaporean People's Association, or Tribal Uncivilized Midnaporean People's Association. People who belong to Midnapur district.
  • T.S.G. - abbr., n. See Gymkhana.
  • Tut. - n. Tutorials.
  • T&P - abbr., n. The Training and Placement section.
  • Uddu - n. An Oriya-speaking person.
  • Vegies - n. The Vegies Restaurant. Located on the Scholar's Avenue.
  • V.G.S. - abbr., n. Vishveshwaraiyya Guest House.
  • V.G.S.O.M. - abbr., n. Vinod Gupta School Of Management.
  • Vikramshila - n. One of the recently built academic complex to take over/compliment the role of Main Building.
  • Volu - n. Volunteer.
  • Vortex - n. A dance competition between different Halls organized by L.L.R. Hall.
  • V.S. - abbr., n. Vidyasagar Hall Of Residence. An M. Tech. Hall.
  • V.S.R.C. - abbr., n. Vikram Sarabhai Residential Complex. A residential complex for regular M.S. and Ph.D student as well as Assigned Project Scientists. Under S.R.I.C.
  • W.T.M.S. - abbr., n. Western Technology Music Society.
  • Z.H. - abbr., n, Zakir Hussain Hall Of Residence. A research scholar Hall.

Key[edit]


  1. abbr. - Abbreviation
  2. adj. - Adjective
  3. adv. - Adverb
  4. excl. - Exclamation
  5. n. - Noun
  6. pre. - Prefix
  7. suf. - Suffix
  8. usu. - Usually
  9. v.i. - Verb(intransitive)
  10. v.t. - Verb(transitive)

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