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IIT Kharagpur Soon offer MBBS Courses

IIT Kharagpur to soon offer MBBS courses

India Institute of Technology Kharagpur: Engineering School to Begin Offering Medical Courses

Going beyond engineering, IIT Kharagpur would soon start offering MBBS courses as well. It will offer Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses. Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science and Research, a 400-bedded super-speciality hospital would be ready by the end of 2017 on the three-acre plot on the edge of the campus.

“The government has already sanctioned a grant of Rs. 230 crore last year for this purpose. Construction work will start soon and is expected to be completed within 26 months,” IIT – Kharagpur Director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti informs PTI.

The authorities have sought approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for providing undergraduate medical education courses like MBBS. IIT Kharagpur, that was known for its engineering courses all over the world, would be the first one in the IIT system to venture into medical education.

“It will bring the two diverse disciplines of engineering and medicine together in education and research.Technology will be used to access and treat large number of patients through satellite centres and secondary hospitals,” the Director added.

The hospital will also work on biomedical, clinical and translational research, besides serving the local populace. Other key research areas to which the hospital will contribute would include drug design and delivery.

The hospital also plans to use technologies like remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology, and expert systems leveraging outreach of cellular network.

Adding to its international appeal, the authorities are also collaborating with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and Imperial College, London on medical science. Since 2001, IIT-Kharagpur has been running the school of medical science and technology which has an inter-disciplinary three-year post-graduate programme in medical science and technology. For its faculty, employees and students, the IIT has the B C Roy Technology Hospital inside its campus with 32 beds, including ICU and isolation ward.

IIT Kharagpur, a whirlpool of technological studies, will soon have students pursuing MBBS courses. Producing innumerable technical minds in the various fields of engineering and one of the monumental flagships among the technical institutions of our country since its inception in 1951, the institute is all set to have its own Medical College, christened, Dr. B C Roy Institute of Medical Science and Research for which an amount of Rs. 230 Crores has already been sanctioned by the Central Government during the General Budget for the FY 2014-15. The construction work commencement is in offing and is expected to be over by end 2017, said a bulletin given by the Hon’ble Director to the PTI.

The government has already sanctioned a grant of Rs. 230 crore last year for this purpose. Construction work will start soon and is expected to be completed within 26 months.

IIT Kharagpur Soon offer MBBS Courses

The authorities have already sought approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for providing undergraduate medical education courses like MBBS.

IIT Kharagpur, known around the world for its engineering courses, would be the first one in the IIT system to venture into medical education.

Besides serving the local populace, the hospital will also work on biomedical, clinical and translational research.

Drug design and delivery will be other key research areas to which the hospital will contribute.

The hospital is planning to use technologies like remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology, and expert systems leveraging outreach of cellular network.

Also proposed are a paramedic, nursing training facility, biomedical innovation unit and a medical outreach unit.

In the next phase, the hospital would be upgraded to 750 beds.

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