hospitalOn 71st Foundation Day, IIT-Kharagpur fulfills medical college dream

The Times of India (August 19, 2021)

West Bengal: At 71, IIT-Kharagpur fulfils medical college dream; mass communication next in line

KOLKATA: Medical education will start at IIT-Kharagpur from November 2021. This was declared by higher education secretary Amit Khare at the 71st Foundation Day of this oldest institute of the IIT chain on Wednesday.

A team of experts was sent by the central government a week ago to inspect the infrastructure in place. A medical college-cum-super speciality hospital has been set up on the campus for this. The final seal of approval to the medical school is due to arrive shortly, said director V K Tewari.

The Foundation Day programme was held virtually, with education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Amit Khare joining online, along with a large number of young alumni from across the globe, some of whom were also awarded for their contributions to their respective professional fields. Pradhan announced that soon instructions in technical education will not be restricted to English but there will be eight regional languages in which students will be able to attend classes. (Read More)