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IIT-KGP, Tata Medical Centre to collaborate in medical edu

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The and the Tata Medical Centre today announced a joint programme to address the shortage of skilled manpower in medicine.

From the academic year of 2018-19, IIT-KGP in collaboration with will be launching integrated MSc-PhD programmes on medical physics, nuclear medicine, and molecular medical microbiology, KGP said.

While medical physics is required for therapy and safety for patients, nuclear medicine is needed to diagnose and treat various and molecular medical microbiology is required for to fight optimally.

"Professors from and researchers, professionals and medical practitioners from the will now come together to provide a unique common platform to pursue academic and research programmes cutting across medicine, basic sciences and engineering," Chakraborty told a press meet here.

Such a programme is the first of its kind in and is likely to provide highly trained professionals with appropriate knowledge alongside patient-friendly practical skills, Dr said.

An outreach programme has also been planned for working professionals with customised training modules as per requirement of the organisation to cater to specific needs.

The joint degree programmes have been developed together by both institutions and students would spend two semesters in each institute with joint supervision by faculty and scientists of both institutions.

The degree will be awarded by IIT-KGP.

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First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 21:20 IST