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MMST

Masters in Medical Science and Technology is an integrated 3 -year inter-disciplinary course offered by the Indian Institute of Kharagpur to MBBS graduates. 

 

Masters in Medical Science and Technology is an integrated 3 -year inter-disciplinary course offered by the Indian Institute of Kharagpur to MBBS graduates. The course offers an ooportunity to medical graduates with an apptitude for technical application to the  medical field. A 3 -year post-graduate course, it is covered in four semesters.

 

The benefit of this course is that it produces a highly -skilled medical personnel capable of applying science and technological advancements to the field of medicine effectively. It provides training for state-of-the-art medical research in frontier areas of Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging and Image Analysis, Biomaterials and Implants, Biophysics, Medical Statistics, Telemedicine, Biomedical Instrumentation, Early Detection of Cancer, Immuno-technology, and the like.

 

The MMST program is unique in the way that its the only comprehensive physician-scientist training program in India which aims to bridge the gap between biological sciences, engineering and physical sciences. An assistantship of Rs.15, 000/ per month is given to all the eligible students. 

 

COURSES OFFERED:

 

Biophysics

Informatics / Telemedicine / Information Technology

Implant Materials and Prosthesis / Biomaterials / Biomechanics

Immunotechnology / Recombinant DNA Technology

Biomedical Simulation

Medical Imaging / Biomedical Instrumentation

Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and its Effects

 

The exam is conducted by IIT-Kharagpur every year and 10 students are selected. Being a collaboration with top hospitals and nursing homes, it gives an added advantage to the students pursuing the course.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERION:

 

Candidates should have passed the MBBS exam from a recognized institution under the Medical Council of India with minimum 55% marks.

 

Candidates should have studied Mathematics in 10+2 (even as an additional subject) or any equivalent Open University.

 

Reservation of seats for the SC/ST is provided as per rules set by the government.

 

The entrance exam is an objective-type question paper consisting of 120 questions to be completed in 2 hours. The crux of the paper if from the MBBS syllabi (75 questions), and the remaining are from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.  For every correct answer one mark is rewarded and for each worng 0.25 negative marking.

 

After the entrance results, the selected students are called in for counselling by IIT-Kharagpur before the final selection.

 

MMST SYLLABUS:

 

Physics

Newton's laws of motion; Translation and Rotation; Energy and Power; Conservation of Linear momentum; Simple harmonic motion; Hook's law; First law of thermodynamics; Expansion of solid; Gas laws; Maxwell distribution of velocity; Waves; Interference of two waves; Total internal reflection; Coulomb's law; Ohm's law; Magnetic Field due to Current; Faraday's law of induction; Photoelectric effect; Bohr model of atom; Radioactivity.

 

Chemistry

Chemical equilibrium; Chemical and enzyme kinetics; Nuclear Chemistry; Enzyme catalysis; Coordination Chemistry - preliminary concepts, Bonding; b and weak interactions; Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity; Characteristic reactions of alcohols; Aldehydes; Ketones; Amines; Carboxylic acids and their derivatives; Optical isomerism of compounds containing two asymmetric centers; Aromatic and heterocyclic compounds (one hetero atom); Carbohydrates; Amino acids; Nucleic acids and Proteins; General structure and physical properties.

 

Mathematics

Algebra of complex numbers; Theory of quadratic equations and quadratic expressions; Relationship between roots and coefficients; Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions; Equation of a straight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line, lines through point of intersection of two lines; Limit, continuity and derivative of a function, limit, and derivative of sum, difference, product and quotient of two functions and composite functions; Integration as the inverse process of differentiation, integration by parts.

 

Medical Science

Anatomy - gross and applied; Physiology; Biochemistry and Genetics; Pharmacology, emphasis on clinical pharmacology; Pathology including microbiology and parasitology - emphasis on microscopic structures; Social and Preventive Medicine : emphasis on infectious and communicable diseases, immunization and family planning; Medicine including Pediatrics; Surgery including Orthopaedics and Urology; Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and ENT, Anaesthesia and Oncology, Radio-diagnosis.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

MMST application is available only through an ONLINE process (internet based).

The candidate should first pay the Application Fee by obtaining a Demand Draft drawn in favour of IIT Kharagpur on any nationalised bank payable at Kharagpur, West Bengal. The draft details are required while filling up the ONLINE application form after successful submission of data.

 

The printed form, with candidate's signature and photograph pasted at appropriate place, and the Demand Draft must be sent by speed post to The Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721302. 

 

Application Fees : Rs. 1000/- for General Category and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PD Category. Please note that female candidates are exempted from paying the application fees.

 

Documents to be mailed with the printed Application Form :

 

Attested copy of OBC (Non-creamy)/SC/ST/PD certificate (if applicable)

   

Attested copies of MBBS Degree (recognized by MCI) with mark sheet of all years as a proof of obtaining a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate.

 

Attested copy of proof of having studies Mathematics at +2 level (even as an additional subject)

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

 

The Chairman, GATE

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal

Phone No. (03222) 282091

Fax No. (03222) 278243

E-mail gate@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in

 

Prof. P. K. Dutta

Head, SMST (School of Medical Science & Technology)

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal

Phone No. (03222) 282221

Fax No. (03222) 255303, 282221

E-mail officesmst@smst.iitkgp.ernet.in