In a path-breaking move, the IIT Kharagpur will introduce medical education into its curriculum. Along with its renowned courses in engineering, humanities, and social science.
With the inclusion of medical studies, Kharagpur became the first of the 16 IITs to take such a step.
The Dr. BC Roy Institute of Medical Science, named after the former chief minister of West Bengal, is expected to be functional by the end of 2017. Media reports said the institute will include a 400-bed super-specialty hospital.
The central government had allocated Rs230 crore last year for establishing the medical college. Which will be set up on three acres on the edge of the sprawling IIT-Kharagpur campus, authorities said.
“IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim told the media that the construction will begin soon and is expected to be finished in approximately 26 months.”
“It will bring the two diverse disciplines of engineering and medicine together in education and research. He also added Technology will be used to access and treat a large number of patients through satellite centers and secondary hospitals.
Authorities have reportedly applied for necessary approvals from the Medical Council of India (MCI). Which oversees undergraduate medical education in the country.
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