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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, and will address the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur, on February 23, 2021, at 12.30 pm via video conferencing. Governor of West Bengal, Union Education Minister, and Union Minister of State for Education will also be present on the occasion.

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research : The super speciality hospital has been set up by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with support from the Ministry of Education. The institute is inspired by the vision of the Prime Minister that the future of India will be shaped by investment in science and innovation and driven by its research talent. This hospital thus is a product of the fusion between technology and healthcare, according to a PIB release.

Taking the legacy of IIT Kharagpur in developing health care technology products further, the hospital will focus on robust Biomedical, Clinical and Translational Research, development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology along with research in drug design and delivery. The MBBS programme is expected to start from the academic year 2021-22 in addition to Postgraduate and doctoral programmes.