The School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur is all set to introduce new choice in the field of medicine and technology.

The IIT Kharagpur and the Tata Medical Centre today announced a joint programme to address the shortage of skilled manpower in medicine.

From the academic year of 2018-19, IIT-KGP in collaboration with Tata Medical Center will be launching integrated MSc-PhD programmes on medical physics, nuclear medicine, and molecular medical microbiology, IIT KGP Director Partha Pratim Chakraborty said

 
The new course will intake students on the basis of the GATE score. On successful completion of the two-year programme, the students will be awarded M.tech in Biomedical Engineering.
 
This course is designed to introduce biology and medicine to the world of engineering.
 
Since, we are moving towards refinement in the medical field; introducing engineering marvels can aid in diagnostics, surgery, etc.
 
The School already has a 3-year Master degree programme for MBBS students. The candidates must clear the national level entrance exam for admission. The course integrates technology with medicine. The candidates are awarded Masters in Medical Science and Technology upon completion.
 
IIT Kharagpur has joined hands with Tata Medical Centre and is offering joint MSc-PhD programmes in the field of Molecular Medical Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Physics from the upcoming academic year, 2018.
 
“These programmes will bridge the gap between medicine, biological sciences and engineering with a roadmap to develop world-class scientists and clinicians.”-Suman Chakraborty, Head, School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur.

Such a programme is the first of its kind in India and is likely to provide highly trained professionals with appropriate knowledge alongside patient-friendly practical skills, Tata Medical Centre director Dr Mammen Chandy said.

An outreach programme has also been planned for working professionals with customised training modules as per requirement of the organisation to cater to specific needs.

The joint degree programmes have been developed together by both institutions and students would spend two semesters in each institute with joint supervision by faculty and scientists of both institutions.

 
IIT Kharagpur is on its way to open a super speciality hospital with 400 beds in 2019. This can further increase the scope of research and training.

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