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IIT Kharagpur to launch courses to join Engineering, Medicine


IIT Kharagpur to launch courses to join Engineering, Medicine

The school also runs a 3-year Masters in Medical Science and Technology, a unique programme of its kind with MBBS doctors being admitted in the domain of medical technology.

Kolkata: The School of Medical Science and Technology of IIT Kharagpur will launch new programmes from the upcoming academic session, a statement issued by the institute said today. The new academic programmes will aim to span the realms of biology, medicine and engineering.

“These programmes will bridge the gap between medicine, biological sciences and engineering with a roadmap to develop world-class scientists and clinicians,” stated professor Suman Chakraborty, Head, School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur.

The objective is to simultaneously train students and researchers on engineering and medical science, the statement said.

The new courses will also include a 2-year M Tech in Biomedical Engineering with a unique purpose of giving a medically-oriented outlook to the students of other disciplines. Admission will be through GATE.

“The objective is to train students and researchers simultaneously on the principles of engineering and fundamentals of physical, chemical, mathematical and biological sciences, so as to facilitate solving outstanding problems in the medical domain,” a statement said.

The school also runs a 3-year Masters in Medical Science and Technology, a unique programme of its kind with MBBS doctors being admitted in the domain of medical technology.

There will also be a joint MSc-PhD programme with the Tata Medical Center, Kolkata from the coming academic session in the areas of molecular medical microbiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics.

IIT KGP is also in the process of launching a 400-bed super speciality hospital which is expected to be operational by 2019.



Source: agency inputs
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