The medical aspirants in the country now have a good reason to smile. The IITs are now ready to go beyond engineering and contribute to nation building in a much broader sense. Going past the traditions of producing top class engineers, IIT Kharagpur would soon begin offering MBBS courses too.
On a three-section of land plot on the edge of the grounds, the 400-had relations with super-strength clinic, Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research, would be prepared before the end of 2017.
"The legislature has effectively authorized a gift of Rs 230 crore a year ago for this reason. Development work will begin soon and is required to be finished inside of 26 months," IIT Kharagpur chief Partha Pratim Chakrabarti told PTI.
The powers have officially looked for endorsement from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for giving undergrad therapeutic training courses like MBBS.
IIT Kharagpur, known far and wide for its designing courses, would be the first in the IIT framework to wander into therapeutic training.
Other than serving the nearby masses, the doctor's facility will likewise take a shot at biomedical, clinical and translational examination.
Medication configuration and conveyance will be other key exploration regions to which the clinic will contribute.
"It will bring the two assorted controls of building and prescription together in training and examination. Innovation will be utilized to get to and treat extensive number of patients through satellite focuses and auxiliary healing centers," the chief said.