Health and Wellness
IIT Kharagpur keeps the health & wellness need of the campus community as its top priority, and constantly strives to improve and upgrade the existing facilities and the services. Extra Academic Activity (EAA) is an important component of UG curriculum at IIT Kharagpur with NSS, NCC, NSO under its fold.
The holistic well being of our student community, encompassing both physical and mental health, is of the highest priority to the Institute. In pursuance of our commitment towards ensuring that, we have set up the Students' Counselling Centre, to provide any required assistance to students who may be experiencing emotional or psychological conditions that pose a hindrance to their regular activities on campus.
The Counselling Centre offers a broad range of services including psychological assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and medication and management to promote mental health, life skills, emotional resilience and overall well being of the student community.
Full-time clinical psychologists and a visiting psychiatrist are available for consultation at the Centre. The Centre has also initiated an outreach programme to create a team of sensitized wing representatives from each Hall of Residence who can reach out to students in need.
The Centre addresses problems associated with stress, time management, motivational issues, relationship difficulties, impulse control issues, and learning difficulties. It also helps students experiencing significant depression, anxiety, mood swings, or other thought disorders.
Apart from individual sessions, the Centre plans to conduct group sessions to address life skills such as assertiveness, problem solving, anger management, self awareness, and interpersonal relationships.
The Counselling Centre also functions as a coordinating point for crisis intervention.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is committed to provide quality healthcare services to its faculty, employees, and students using modern and cost effective techniques and technologies, and through a dedicated and humane approach. In accordance with the above policy, B C Roy Technology Hospital, owned and managed by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, provides Primary Health Care comprising of curative, preventive and health promotion services.
At present, B C Roy Technology Hospital is located centrally within the IIT Kharagpur campus. The facility has 32 beds, including a 2 Bedded ICU, Cabins and Isolation Ward. Through its Out Patient Department (OPD), Indoor Wards and Emergency Unit, B C Roy Technology Hospital provides 24x7 uninterrupted health care services to the campus community. On an average approximately 7000 patients attend the OPD at B C Roy Technology Hospital every month. The hospital has a round the clock pharmacy inside it. It is also equipped with a Video-conferencing facility for telemedicine.
Biomedical waste from B C Roy Technology Hospital is regularly and properly disposed of by an arrangement with the services of West Bengal State Government Environment Department
B C Roy Technology Hospital refers patients to higher centers of care for specialized healthcare services and medical treatment. IIT Kharagpur has Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with several corporate hospitals in Kolkata. In recent times, for provision of medical treatment to its faculty and staff, IIT Kharagpur has signed MOUs with:
- B M Birla Heart Research Center, Kolkata
- Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata
- Fortis Hospital, E.M. Bypass, Anandapur, Kolkata
- Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Mukundapur, Kolkata
- Rabindra Nath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, E M ByPass, Kolkata
- Sanjiban Multispecialty Hospital, Phuleswar
For IIT Kharagpur students, there is a medical insurance scheme. For the referral of the students, there is an arrangement with several hospitals, which include:
- Peerless Hospital, Kolkata
- Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata
- Meridian Medical Research and Hospital Ltd (West Bank)
- ILS Dum Dum