IIT-Khargpur to launch MBBS from 2019 academic year

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Indian Institute of Technology, Khargpur is set to start medical courses from 2019 session with a batch of 50 students.

A 400 bed hospital on the campus will act as a teaching facility will start admitting patients from mid next year and the Institute will seek permission of MCI only after hospital starts functioning.

Deputy Director of IIT Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya said that 50 students will be taken in the first batch. The MBBS degree will e awarded by IIT- Khargpur which is yet to formulate modalities for admission process. ‘We will be at liberty to conduct our own entrance examination and not necessarily admit students from NEET. The IITs are governed by a separate law, which enables them to hold their own admission exams, like for engineering courses. Admissions to engineering take place through IIT-JEE (Advanced). A final decision is yet to be taken’, said sources.

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