The School of Medical Science & Technology
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. 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 in India. To meet the challenges posed by medicine in the 21st century, the country needs a new breed of medical professionals who can work towards the fusion of medical 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.
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.
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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