IISc Receives Single Largest Philanthropic Donation Of Rs 424 Crores From Bagchi And Parthasarathy Family To Set Up State Of Art Hospital In Bengaluru Campus IISC Donation

Mindtree co-founder Susmita and Subroto Bagchi, and Radha and NS Parthasarathy have collectively donated Rs 425 crore to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to set up a postgraduate medical school along with an 800-bed multi-speciality hospital in IISc's Bengaluru campus.

Since its founding, this is the largest single private donation received by IISc

The proposed medical school will offer an integrated dual degree MD-PhD programme aimed at students who want to become physician-scientists. Physician-scientists pursue careers in clinical research to develop new treatments and healthcare solutions. They are driven by a bench-to-bedside philosophy.

The multi-specialty hospital will have advanced facilities for diagnostics, treatment and research. The clinical and surgical departments in the hospital will facilitate comprehensive treatment and healthcare delivery in several specialities including oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, dermatology and plastic surgery, organ transplant, robotic surgery and ophthalmology. The hospital will be named as the Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital.

To take the full advantage of the existing facilities, the hospital will be built within the existing IISc Bengaluru campus which will allow the medical institute to tap into the science and engineering facilities and labs.

The director of IISc Bengaluru, Prof Govindan Rangarajan said that, “The contribution will help us realise our vision of seamless coupling among clinical sciences, basic sciences, and engineering technology disciplines.”

“IISc’s larger vision to integrate science, engineering, and medicine in one campus is very new to India. This is an exciting opportunity for us to collaborate. IISc’s global reputation and network will attract outstanding talent to create breakthroughs in research and delivery of medicine that must impact the masses. The pandemic we are living through has established the need for urgency in creating universal access and equity in medicine. We are grateful to be a part of a new journey in the history of India’s most respected research institution.” said Ms Radha Parthasarathy

The Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital will be built within the existing IISc Bengaluru campus. The ground-breaking is planned for June 2022 and the hospital will be operational by the end of 2024.

he Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital will have advanced facilities for diagnostics, treatment and research. The clinical and surgical departments in the hospital will facilitate comprehensive treatment and healthcare delivery in several specialities including oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, dermatology and plastic surgery, organ transplant, robotic surgery, ophthalmology, and so on.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement