The Department of Biomedical engineering, Physics of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is set to launch a three years Master of Science (MSc) Programme in Medical Physics in collaboration with Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACH&RI).
As per IIT-H, the programme is to train future medical and radiation physicists. It is approved by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) approved and will provide world class training in concepts and techniques of applying physics in medical field.
Talking about the program’s relevance with NEP 2020, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, “IITH 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 IITH, which, in line with NEP, 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”.