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The application for Summer 2018 ICMR-IITKGP- IIMA Med Tech Internship Award is now OPEN!


To tackle health needs of the country, to reach the marginalized population in remote areas, technology can become a huge enabler in ensuring delivery of quality and affordable healthcare. Indeed, technology can potentially enable overcoming the complex challenges faced in ensuring accessible, affordable and appropriate healthcare to all.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. The Council has 33  institutes around the country working on priority diseases and regional problems. Besides this there are 12 Model Rural Health Research Unit (MRHRU). Each of the MRHRU’s is linked with one of the ICMR institution/centre for mentoring and is located  in close proximity to the state health facility (Community / Primary Health Centre at block level).  It is  headed by an authorized officer of the concerned mentoring ICMR Institute/Centre.  Also, the scientists/faculty from ICMR institutes are deployed at MRHRUs.


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) is the first IIT to start a School of Medical Science & Technology and a super specialty hospital with technology development focus is coming up fast in the campus. Currently, about forty faculty members, drawn from different departments are working on more than twenty five projects in this area that involve physicians, life science domain experts of collaborating institutions.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has consistently been ranked as one of the best management schools in the country year after year in the last several years. Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS)was setup in June 2004 in recognition of IIMA’s contributions to the health sector in the past and the felt need to strengthen the management of health sector in the context of socio-economic developments of our country. The overall objectives of CMHS are to address the managerial challenges in the delivery of health services to respond to the needs of different segments of our population efficiently and effectively, build institutions of excellence in the health sector, and influence health policies and wider environments. IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Incubation and entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups. CIIE believes that entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring disruptive changes in healthcare and affordable technology in India. Read More...