As per sources the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) is planning to offer medical courses in it’s campus. The courses under consideration are MBBS, MS and MD, accordingly IIT Kharagpur will submit a report to MHRD next month to pass the bill in the parliament.
The proposal has to be approved by The Medical Council of India (MCI) & Parliament for IIT Kharagpur to chalk the plans for starting Medical Courses, deciding on the type of entrance exam for admitting students & the number of students per batch.
While there are concerns and discussions made on whether IITs are world class or not, the question to be asked is it a wise move to introduce Medical Courses in IITs . Will the quality of IITs remain the same if they enter into something they haven’t done before?
It’s for you to discuss, please give us your thoughts!
Source: Times of India