Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will be laying the foundation stone of the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology and Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur campus on 16th July, 2022. The ceremony will be presided over by Dr K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur.
IIT Kanpur, with its inherent strength in engineering, science and humanities disciplines, has undertaken this ambitious project of setting up a one-of-its-kind medical school on its campus. The school is now being named ‘The Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology’ to honor the generous contribution of a distinguished alumnus Rakesh Gangwal, Co-Founder, Indigo Airlines. The Medical School will house a 450+ bedded Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital, a 50-bedded Center for Cancer Care and Research, an Academic Block, Residential blocks, and multiple centres of excellence (CoE) for R&D in futuristic medicine. The Super Speciality Hospital is being built with CSR support from JK Cements Ltd. The Academic block and Residential blocks for the resident doctors are being built with CSR grants from IBM India Pvt Ltd and REC Foundation, respectively.
Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur said, “We are extremely delighted that this ambitious project of establishing a Medical School on IIT Kanpur campus has come to a stage where we are laying the Foundation Stone. The Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology and Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital are envisaged to provide the technological solutions to unmet medical needs in the country, and the application of technology in health care delivery. We are looking forward to hosting the esteemed guests on campus”.
Prof. Subramaniam Ganesh, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur, who also heads the Task Force for establishing the GSMST said, “This indeed is a momentous occasion we are looking forward to. This Medical School aims to train and nurture next-generation medical professionals for the country with a paradigm shift in approach towards medical research and innovation in the country”
The Institute has invited all the donors, alumni, advisory board members of the Medical School, Ministry Officials, members of Kanpur City administration, city doctors, healthcare officials, collaborators from other institutes and industries, and so on. Few of the donors who will be gracing the occasion include Muktesh Pant, Founder, Micky and Vinita Pant Charitable Foundation; Hemant Jalan, Founder, Indigo Paints Ltd; IBM India Pvt. Ltd team, REC Foundation team, and so on. Other notable members who are expected to attend the ceremony include Saurabh Chandra, IAS, Former Secretary, GoI, Gautam Khanna, CEO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Dr Vivek Desai, Founder, MD, HOSMAC India Pvt. Ltd. Dr Vikram Mathews, Department of Haematology, CMC Vellore and so on.