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Signals and Systems for Life Science is a thrust area of research at IIT Kharagpur. This draws research faculty from many Departments, Schools and Centres. While School of Medical Science & Technology is fully dedicated to this domain, there are research groups in Dept.s of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry etc. actively engaged in this field. Research faculty and students have won various awards for their contribution in this area. The activities have drawn interest from India and abroad.

The upcoming super-speciality hospital at IIT Kharagpur for which construction work has started, makes it a fit case for the start of a platform that would harness all its energy to bring greater focus to its effort in this domain. Through this initiative we aim to address important research problems that asks coming together of best practices of medical, engineering and science disciplines.

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    IMPRINT-India Healthcare Website

    IMPRINT-India Healthcare team now has participation from 16 IITs and IISc. The activities are now divided in 15 domains. For proper dissemination of information a dedicated website is launched which puts together everything at one place.

    IMPRINT India: Second workshop

    Second Pan IIT, IISc IMPRINT-India workshop was held on 16th August, 2015 at IIT Delhi and has representation from 16 institutions. IIT Kharagpur team was represented by Prof.s Anupam Basu (Jt. Lead, CSE & IT), Prabir K Biswas (Jt. Lead, CSE & IT), Suman Chakraborty (Jt. Lead, Healthcare), Goutam Saha (Jt. Lead, Healthcare and Institute Coordinator).  IITKGP Healthcare presentation for this workshop is available at

    Press Conference

    A press conference was conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) and Institute of Pulmocare & Research Kolkata on July 09, 2015. This was related to peer recognition of novel findings of a collaborative research, taken up by two institutes. Details of this can be found at

    Visit by Robert Bosch India Team

    There was a visit by Robert Bosch Engineering India Ltd (RBEI), Bangalore team on July 07, 2015 here to explore joint activity in Healthcare area. Technology demonstrations were arranged to the visiting team in different departments. The concluding session of this day long visit discussed possibilities, where for now we work on (i)one or more projects together, (ii)some matured / semi-matured IIT Kharagpur technologies taken up by RBEI for industrialization, and (iii)student working as interns in RBEI to get industry perspective. A greater level of engagement is expected after these early initiatives.

    Training on Ethics in Clinical Research

    About 150 faculty members and research students working in healthcare area attended Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy (SRIC), IIT Kharagpur  organized  training programme on Ethics in Clinical Research – Schedule “Y” & Good Clinical Practice on 11th June, 2015 from 11.00 – 01.45 PM. A short report and some of the training videos are available at

    Joint IITKGP-DRDO Program

    Thirteen of the concept notes submitted from IITKGP are approved by DRDO for further considerations. Full proposals are to be prepared by July 03, 2015 in LSRB format.

    ITRA HuSim

    Both the EoIs submitted by us have got good reviews, and full proposals are invited for both from respective teams by 21st June, 2015.

    IMPRINT India: First Workshop

    First Pan IIT and IISc Workshop on IMPRINT India was held in IIT Kanpur on 11th May 2015. IITKGP Team was represented by Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti (Director), Prof Sunando Dasgupta (Dean SRIC), Prof Anupam Basu (CSE & Chairman CET), Prof Suman Chakraborty (ME and Head SMST), Prof Goutam Saha (E&ECE and Coordinator, Signals & Systems for Life Science Mega Project). For more, please visit our blog post

    ITRA EOIs Submitted

    Two Expression of Interests (EOI) are submitted for the ITRA Human Simulator RFP within April 19, 2015 deadline. Prof. Sanjoy Bandyopadhyaya leads one team and Prof. Jayanta Mukhopadhyaya the other. The EOI preparation brought some leading institutes / experts of life science domain closer to us, to initiate collaborative work.

    Two New Projects

    Approval of Director, IIT Kharagpur has been received to start two new projects titled, “Audio Visual Integration and Learning – Implications for Dyslexia” and “Sensing-based Fetal ECG (FECG) monitoring for Point-of-Care Applications.” (Please visit our blog for more.)

    Rashtrapati Bhaban Exhibition

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) organized a one day exhibition on 11th March, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the theme “Innovation in Medical Science & Technology” as a part of weeklong “Festival of innovation” that was inaugurated by Honourable President of India. From IIT Kharagpur, Heart / Lung Sound Analyzer was selected and Prof. Goutam Saha from was present in the exhibition on behalf of the IIT Kharagpur research team. (For more, please visit our blog.)

    UK-India R & D Linkage Workshop

    A four member team from IIT Kharagpur comprising of Prof. Sanjay K Gupta, Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Prof. Chandan Chakraborty (SMST) and Prof. Santanu Dhara attended a workshop  on UK-India R&D linkages at Chennai during 10-11, 2015. Collaborative research and affordable healthcare were key strands of this workshop. (Please visit our blog for more.)

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    MedTech Orientation at IIT Kharagpur

    This year’s ICMR-IITKGP MedTech Internship Program gets the support of IIM-A. The 16 interns are drawn from IITKGP, IIM-A and medical institutes like AIIMS New Delhi, AIIMS Bhopal, AIIMS Jodhpur, AIIMS Bhubaneswar etc. The orientation of the interns at IITKGP was held during May 14-18, 2018. In the preceding week, the interns were at RMRC, … Continue reading MedTech Orientation at IIT Kharagpur

    MedTech Internship 2018

    MedTech internship call under ICMR-IITKGP MoU is now open. The interns are expected to go through an orientation in a Model Rural Health Research Unit attached to an ICMR institute, IITKGP research lab.s and  Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS), IIM Ahemdabad. After that, they are expected to work in IITKGP or ICMR institute for remaining period of the internship … Continue reading MedTech Internship 2018

    IMPRINT-India Healthcare Domain Projects

    The following 10 projects have been initiated during March – July, 2017 at IIT Kharagpur under prestigious IMPRINT-India program targeting healthcare technology development. Development of a remote healthcare delivery system: Early diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and preventive care for non-communicable diseases (cardio-pulmonary) Development of Advanced Holter Monitor with extended recording and episode detection Development of a … Continue reading IMPRINT-India Healthcare Domain Projects

    Orientation of ICMR-IITKGP MedTech Interns

    A one week long orientation program was arranged during May 08 – 12, 2017  at IIT Kharagpur for selected ICMR-IITKGP MedTech interns of this year. In the 8 week long internship, 2 ICMR scientists and 4 medical college students from 3 different AIIMS were to work in IIT Kharagpur research laboratories while 7 IIT Kharagpur … Continue reading Orientation of ICMR-IITKGP MedTech Interns

    SSLS Workshop at IITKGP

    With most of the SSLS projects nearing 3 year term and entering into a concluding phase, a workshop was scheduled on April 22-23, 2017 at IIT Kharagpur. Besides stock-taking of SSLS projects, the aim was to plan for next edition of SSLS. In future, the current individual to individual researcher level collaboration between S & … Continue reading SSLS Workshop at IITKGP

    India-Israel E-Health Workshop

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Ben Gurion University (BGU), Israel jointly organized a workshop for E-health to foster collaborative research, identify the needs and key areas of imaging, data analytics and entrepreneurial innovation among the researchers, medical professionals, developers, and industrial partners working in different areas of healthcare in India and Israel. The … Continue reading India-Israel E-Health Workshop

    Presentation before Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India

    On Jan. 29, 2017 the SSLS team had the privilege of presenting their work before Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Dr. Chidambaram praised this unique initiative, the coming together of medical and technology domain experts. Since its inception in 2014, every SSLS project has a prerequisite of having a … Continue reading Presentation before Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India

    Presentation before Chairman, BoG, IIT Kharagpur

    The SSLS team had an opportunity to present their activities before Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur & DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, BARC on Dec. 20, 2016. Individual projects were presented in brief along with results achieved, till date. Project investigators responded to various queries of the Honourable Chairman and received … Continue reading Presentation before Chairman, BoG, IIT Kharagpur

    Review of SSLS Projects

    A review of the SSLS project activities was conducted on Dec. 01, 2016 in the Board Room, Director’s Office. The review panel consisted of Director, IIT Kharagpur; Dean, SRIC, IIT Kharagpur, Associate Dean, SRIC, IIT Kharagpur, Head, Advanced Technology & Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur, Head, School of Bioscience, IIT Kharagpur. A consolidated single threaded presentation … Continue reading Review of SSLS Projects

    ICMR- IIT Kharagpur Collaboration

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) and Indian Council of Medical Research  (ICMR) have signed an MoU on Jan. 21, 2016 to come together to promote interaction and collaboration between faculty, staff and students of IITKGP and ICMR institutions. This collaboration will be facilitating student exchange programmes for a short duration, such as summer/winter terms … Continue reading ICMR- IIT Kharagpur Collaboration

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