" During the last few decades, the world has witnessed the advancements in the realm of medical science and technology, primarily because of the amalgamation of medical science and engineering. "View more
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The wide variety of disciplines at IIT Kharagpur provides a unique environment that fosters both core and interdisciplinary research in diverse areas of emerging technology such as energy, nanotechnology, medical, bioengineering, and computational sciences.
The Institute provides facilities for research leading to the Degree. The Ph.D. degree is awarded on the basis of satisfactory performance of a registered candidate in the prescribed course work, comprehensive viva, seminar, the thesis submitted by the candidate, and a final viva voice.
Medical intervention in the modern era, involves evidence-based systemic therapy, surgical therapy and radiation therapy. Radiation therapy involves the use of high energy X-Rays, and charged particles to interact with living cells and cause preferential killing of cancer cells. To that end, the Medical Physics course aims to integrate in-depth knowledge of physics, radiobiology, and particle matter interaction to complement the medical knowledge of physicians.
This course aims to train candidates specializing in molecular diagnosis of diseases, who can work in hospitals and contribute to the decision-making process along with the core medical practitioners. Additionally, the course aims to train medical doctors in advanced molecular diagnosis of microbes and pathogens.
The molecular age has brought about dramatic changes in medical microbiology, and great leaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of infectious disease. Though the molecular aspect of microbiology has long been recognized, it has greatly expanded in recent years. The molecular study of medical microbiology reveals conceptual insights and technical approaches that have advanced the subject almost beyond recognition. This course aims to train microbiologists in the molecular diagnosis of diseases, who can work in hospitals and contribute to the decision-making process along with the core medical practitioners. Also, they can contribute greatly as scientists in industries and academia. Additionally, the course aims to train medical doctors in the molecular diagnosis of both communicable and noncommunicable diseases
Nuclear Medicine is the branch of medical science and technology which utilizes the radioisotopes for diagnosis and treatment of various disorders which are unique to augment conventional management strategies. This course aims to train experts who can act as Nuclear Medicine Technologists in clinical settings and also contribute towards research and development in the field.
School of Medical Science and Technology (SMST), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur offers a 3 years post graduate program - Masters in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) for MBBS graduates. This programme imparts engineering skills to medical professionals and train them for the state-of-the-art medical research in frontier areas of Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging and Image Analysis, Biomaterials and Implants, Biophysics, Medical Statistics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Instrumentation, Early Detection of Cancer, Immuno-technology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Biomedical Simulation, Wound research and so on. After the completion of this course the medical professionals become well equipped to fill the void that separates the medical sciences from advanced technology.
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The M.S. program is research spanning over a minimum period of two years duration and a maximum of 5 years duration. In this program, the candidates are required to do some prescribed courses followed by a thesis work on a broad specialization of the Department.
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Apart from the existing 3 years interdisciplinary Masters Program in Medical Science and Technology (MMST) for medical doctors and MS and PhD programs in Medical Science and Technology, the school has introduced an M.Tech program in Medical Imaging and Image Analysis (2 years) from 2007.
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The spectacular advancements in the realm of medical science & technology that our globe has witnessed in the recent decades have been largely possible because of a marriage between medicine & technology. Millions of people all over the globe have been able to enhance their quality of life, yet billions more are still waiting to enjoy the fruits of this revolution.
Our mission is to provide a platform of inter disciplinary teaching and research in the field of medical science &technology, which can lead to a better integrated healthcare delivery system.
Innovations in Technology have led to spectacular advancements in medicine. To meet the challenges posed by medicine in the 21st century, the country needs a new breed of medical professionals who can fuse together medicinal science with technology and can bridge the two disciplines. The School has a number of well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and is supported by an excellent faculty, in addition to many other faculty members from different departments of the Institute who have contributed considerably in building up the programs. Know more...
Excellent Accommodations : Excellent Halls/Hostels with attached Canteen Facilities are there within the campus. IIT KGP is well known for its extensive residential facilities. Spread over a sprawling 2100 acres, IIT Kharagpur houses almost 10,000 students. There are 21 Halls of Residences (16 for boys, 5 for girls) around campus. Patel Hall of residence built in 1952 is the first IIT Hostel all over India. The LBS and MMM halls completed in 2010 are modern state of the art hostels.
Large Green Campus : The IIT Kharagpur campus fits the description of an old Indian ashram with countless trees, green fields, birds, amazing lakes and beautiful gardens. There are several parks. The vast expanse and the pure air provide an ideal setting for the sadhana of knowledge.
Sports and Fitness : There are two large grounds - the Tata Sports Complex and the Jnan Ghosh Stadium, both with floodlight facility. Students can also practise when there is no sunlight. Facilities for playing different sports like cricket, football, basket ball, lawn tennis and table tennis exist. There is a large swimming pool.
Students Activity Centre : Technology Students' Gymkhana is the hub of the numerous extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in IIT Kharagpur ranging from sports to socio-cultural. From its inception in 1952, the Gymkhana has played a key role in the everyday lives of Kgpians cultivating and nurturing their extra-curricular talents. The moto of Technology Students' Gymkhana is "Yogah Karmasu Kausalam" which in English means "Perfection in action is Yoga". Know more...