In the process of establishing the medical school at IIT Kharagpur, the Institute has signed an agreement with HSCC (India) Ltd. as project management consultant for the design and construction of a the 400-bed super specialty hospital at the Institute's Kharagpur campus in phase 1. The Government has already sanctioned a grant of INR 230 crores last year for this purpose. Construction work will start soon and is expected to be completed within 26 months as informed by HSCC. The hospital in next phase would be upgraded to 750 beds.
The hospital will be the catalyst to accelerate biomedical, clinical and translational research. Drug design and delivery will be other key research areas to which the hospital will contribute. It will bring the two diverse disciplines of engineering and medicine together in education and research.
With an operational hospital, the Institute will start Medical education programme leading to MBBS, MD, MS and DM degrees with approval of MCI. The Institute will have its unique teaching college in medicine, the first of its type in the country. Collaborations with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and Imperial College London, UK are going to be established for biomedical research and medical education, to be imparted at the proposed B. C. Roy Institute of Medical Science and Research, IIT Kharagpur.