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 interdisciplinary 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. Our vision is to have a medical academic institute with a multi-specialty research centre at its core with the motto of education and collaboration for biomedical research and development alongside treatment and healthcare delivery to the patients.
In the year of its Golden Jubilee in 2001, the School of Medical Science &Technology was started at IIT Kharagpur with the objective to provide a platform of interdisciplinary teaching and research in diverse areas of medical science and technology. The School has collaboration with some of the best medical research institutes and medical industries from all over the world.
The School introduced an interdisciplinary 3 years Masters Program in Medical Science and Technology (MMST), first of its kind in the country. Admission to the MMST program is granted to MBBS doctors each year on the basis of the performance in an entrance test conducted all over the country. The MMST program offered by us is the only comprehensive physician-scientist training program in India which aims to bridge the gap that has historically separated biological sciences from engineering & physical sciences.
MEDICAL IMAGING AND INFORMATICS : The school also offers a 4 semester M.Tech program in Medical Imaging &Informatics the eligibility for which is B.Tech / BE in Electrical Engineering / Electronics &Electrical Communication Engg./ Computer Science &Engg. Instrumentation Engg. / Energy Engg. or equivalent degree (qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE, e.g. AMIE) with a valid GATE score.
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 these programs.
Areas identified for teaching and R&D activities:
Medical Imaging &Image Analysis
Cancer Drug Design
Medical Statistics &Informatics
Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy
Health Care Management
Herbal medicine &Bio-Engineering