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Doctoral Degree: Ph.D

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.

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Joint MSc-PhD Programs in Medical Physics: MSc-PhD

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.

Joint MSc-PhD Programs in Molecular Medical Microbiology: MSc-PhD

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

Joint MSc-PhD Programs in Nuclear Medicine: MSc-PhD

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.

Master in Medical Science and Technology: MMST

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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Master of Science: MS

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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Medical imaging and Image analysis: M. Tech

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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