Manchester university to support medical school in India

Manchester University health experts were in Bengal in a bid to help officials working on a proposed medical school.

The proposed school includes training techniques for doctors, such as problem based learning.

The project is a part of an ongoing partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

The delegation was not just focussed on healthcare, but also engineering, advanced materials and biomedical sciences.

This was a result of a large number of meetings held with organisations and research institutes working in those areas.

These included the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Indian Statistical Institute, Jadavpur University and Calcutta University at an event hosted by British Deputy High Commissioner Bruce Bucknell in Kolkata.

Professor Stephen Flint, Associate Vice-President for Internationalisation, who led the delegation said:

“As a global university it is important that Manchester continues to expand its links to other institutions around the world.

“This visit to India is part of that process and we have discovered many areas where researchers at Manchester can work together with Indian counterparts on world class projects.”

Separate events held discussions with Tata Medical Centre, Tata Steel and Graphite India, concerning plans for research projects and funding applications.

The first visit happened on Wednesday 1 November and ended on Monday 6 November.

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Photo Credit: University of Manchester


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