IIT- Hyderabad pact with Basavatarakam Institute for MSc Medical Physics
The program aims at providing 'Medical Physicist' specialist training in the concepts and techniques of applying physics in medicine
HYDERABAD: The Department of Biomedical Engineering, Physics, under the aegis of the Centre of Interdisciplinary Program, IIT Hyderabad, launched an Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) approved, three years Master of Science (MSc) Program in Medical Physics in collaboration with Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACH&RI) on Thursday.
The program aims at providing 'Medical Physicist' specialist training in the concepts and techniques of applying physics in medicine. Further, the program intends to provide Clinical Orientation for Radiation physics, Clinical immersion and shadowing, Industry/ Clinical Lectures, Short term projects and Clinical Internship, for third year, for 12 months, for the admitted students at BIACH&RI. The students would benefit from the academic acumen of IITH's Faculty & Practical Expertise of the BIACH&RI Team. This program would be ideal for BSc candidates with Physics as one of the main subjects and who want to make a career in applied physics for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, "IIT-H has well-established Departments of Biomedical Engineering & Physics providing UG, PG & PhD programs wherein students are solving various challenges of the healthcare sector. MSc (Medical Physics) program of IITH, in collaboration with BIACH&RI, is the 3rd PG program in the field of healthcare at IIT-H, which, in line with NEP (National Education Policy of India), provides not only strong academic background to the students but also provides hands-on training in the form of year-long clinical internship to the students to make them industry-ready."
Mapping the objectives of this program, Dr T Subramanyeshwar Rao, Director & Head of Surgical Oncology, BIACH&RI said, "IIT Hyderabad and Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital have joined hands to create a leading program to train future Medical and Radiation Physicists."
How to apply:
Candidates from relevant graduation could apply directly to IIT Hyderabad admissions. The Applications would be screened based on the marks obtained in the qualifying degree. In addition, an interview would be conducted online.
The last date given to apply for the course was August 12, 2022. Interested candidates could apply online from the IIT-H admissions portal.