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Meditech Courses in IITs; Check the List of Courses Offered

Internationally recognized institutes in engineering education, IITs offering courses in many other disciplines. One such discipline is now medical and meditech allied departments.
Meditech Courses in IITs

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are now not limited to technical education. They are already teaching courses in arts and humanities. Now, they have recently added medical and meditech allied departments. Let us check IITs offering medical and allied courses, programs available and benefits.

  • Medical, Medi Tech and allied courses in many IITs
  • Teaching at UG, PG, PhD level
  • Expansion from technical education to other disciplines 
  • The reason is multidisciplinary and social development perspective

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IITs are recently focusing on medical education. PG, PhD and integrated PG courses are being introduced in medical, medical technology, bio-medical and other allied departments. Through these, the students are being made aware of the core aspects of medical education as well as the use of technology.

Towards innovation
The reason for introducing medical and medi tech courses in IITs is that they want to take steps towards innovation in the field of medicine. For example, during the Covid epidemic, IIT Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Hyderabad and other IITs have introduced RTPCR kits, pulse oximeters and light ventilators. Early predictions on the spread and stages of the Covid virus have also been revealed. For this, the coordination of both medical and technology departments is essential. Hence, IITs are taking steps towards medical courses.

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A multidisciplinary approach

The multidisciplinary approach of the IITs to introduce courses in the medical department is another reason. Considering the new education policy, UGC and AICTE guidelines, changes and additions are being made in the curriculum so that some medical related courses can be studied in the technical programs as well. As a result, students are expected to acquire the skills to use technology in innovations that are useful for social needs.

IIT Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur established a separate department named School of Medical Sciences and Technology in 2001. The institute primarily focused on research activities. Presently it offers integrated MSc-PhD programs in Medical Physics, Medical Microbiology and Nuclear Medicine. Besides, it is also ready to provide MBBS course. Proposals related to this have been sent to the Higher Education Department and the National Medical Commission. It is said that permission is certain to be given to the MBBS course which will be started with fifty seats. It is expected that these seats will be filled not on the basis of NEET rank, but through own entrance.

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IIT Kanpur and many more

  • Recently, IIT-Kanpur has set up the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology Center. They are already offering health technology fellowship program in collaboration with King George Medical University, Lucknow.
  • IIT-Guwahati has set up a special department named Jyoti and Bhupath School of Health Sciences and Technology. M.Tech and PhD programs in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering are offered under this department. Similarly, based on agreement with Assam Advanced Healthcare Innovation Institute, they are trying to offer medical PG course.
  • PG, Integrated PG-PhD and PhD programs in Medical Technologies are available under IIT Jodhpur - AIIMS Jodhpur.
  • IIT Delhi-AIIMS New Delhi is jointly conducting a PhD program in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Neurology.
  • IIT-Hyderabad also offers M.Tech program with Biodesign specialization.
  • IIT Mandi, AIIMS Bilaspur and Atal Medical and Research University are trying to provide PhD programs in terms of research activities.

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Life science courses
Although IITs offer medical and medi tech related courses, their main purpose seems to be to offer courses in life science disciplines with a combination of engineering and medical subjects. At present most of the courses are in biomedical engineering and biological engineering.

Medical, Medtech, Life Sciences programs

  • IIT-Delhi: B.Tech, B.Tech+M.Tech Dual Degree in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology; MS Research, Ph.D.
  • IIT-Mumbai: M.Sc+PhD Dual Degree in Biomedical Engineering; M.Sc.(Bio Technology); Entech (Bio Medical Engineering); Biotechnology, PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
  • IIT-Chennai: Five-year Dual Degree (BTech + MTech) in Biological Engineering, Five-year Dual Degree (BS+MS) in Biological Sciences, MTech in Bioprocess Engineering, MS by Research in Biological Sciences, Biological Engineering, Computational Biology.
  • IIT-Kharagpur: Joint M.Sc+PhD in Medical Physics, Medical Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine; Masters in Medical Science and Technology (MMST), Master of Science, Medical, PhD in Bioengineering. Eligibility: JAM pass for MMC courses, MBBS pass for MMST course. GATE Pass for Ph.D.
  • IIT-Kanpur: B.Tech, B.Tech+M.Tech Dual Degree in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, M.Tech., Ph.D. Eligibility: JEE Advanced Pass for B.Tech, B.Tech+M.Tech. GATE score along with B.Tech in relevant disciplines for M.Tech and Ph.D.
  • IIT-Roorkee: BTechBiotechnology, Biosciences and Engineering; M.Sc (Bio Sciences and Bio Engineering).
  • IIT-Gandhinagar: M.Tech in Biological Engineering, Ph.D. Admission to M.Tech program is based on GATE score. 
  • IIT-Guwahati: BTech (Bio Sciences and Engineering), MTech Bioengineering, Biotechnology, PhD in Biological/Life Sciences. Seats are filled based on JEE Advanced rank in BTech program and GATE rank in MTech programs. 
  • IIT-Indore: M.Sc.Bio Technology (Flexibility to apply for M.Sc.+PhD dual degree after 3rd semester of M.Sc.). Eligibility: JAM Pass; PhD in Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering. Eligibility: GATE Pass.
  • IIT-Jodhpur: BTech Bioengineering, MTech, MTech+PhD dual degree in Bioscience and Bioengineering. 
  • IIT-Hyderabad: BTechBiomedical Engineering; PhD in EntechBio Design, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology. 
  • IIT-Ropar: M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. 
  • IIT-Mandi: B.Tech+M.Tech Dual Degree in Bioengineering. 
  • IIT-Varanasi: BTech Bioengineering, MTech Biomedical Technology; Entech Bio Medical Engineering; PhD in these disciplines.
  • IIT-Palakad: PhD in Biological Sciences and Engineering. 
  • IIT-Dharwad: PhD in Bioscience and Bioengineering.

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IITs offering medical and allied courses based on JEE Advanced rank in Bachelor level (B.Tech) courses; based on JAM/GATE score in M.Sc. courses; Admissions to M.Tech and PhD programs are provided on the basis of GATE score. Candidates for M.Tech and M.Sc courses are required to study their chosen specialization as a subject at B.Tech or B.Sc level. Those who have completed MBBS course are also eligible. PhD candidates should have passed PG level with relevant subject specialization.

Towards new innovations
IITs are taking steps with the intention of making new discoveries by researching the problems related to medicine and health which is one of the main requirements for social development. Students aspiring for higher positions in this field will have a bright future if they focus on these courses.
Prof. V. Ram Gopalarao, former director of IIT Delhi

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Published date : 20 Sep 2022 04:59PM

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