14 February 2022 | News
IISc has inked a partnership with philanthropists Susmita and Subroto Bagchi, and Radha and NS Parthasarathy
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will be setting up a Postgraduate Medical School along with a multi-speciality hospital in its Bengaluru campus. The academic centrepiece of this initiative will be an integrated dual degree MD-PhD programme aimed at creating a new breed of physician-scientists.
The key enabler of this endeavour would be the not-for-profit, 800-bed multi-speciality hospital, catering to the clinical training and research activities of the academic programme.
To construct the hospital building, designed by Ahmedabad-based architects Archi Medes (I) Consultants, IISc inked a partnership with philanthropists Susmita and Subroto Bagchi, and Radha and NS Parthasarathy. The couples will collectively donate Rs 425 crore (equivalent to about $60 million) for the project. The hospital will be named the Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital.
The ground-breaking is planned for June 2022 and the hospital will be operational by the end of 2024. The Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital will have advanced facilities for diagnostics, treatment and research.