What are we?

International Institute of Innovation and Technology (I3TK) is based in New Town, Kolkata in the State of West Bengal, India. I3TK is one of the major drivers advocating and implementing innovative solutions for challenges to public health. I3TK in partnership alliance with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, aims to identify the causes and solutions for both communicable and non-communicable diseases that are central to public health.

Laying the foundation stone

Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh, Founder Chairman of Pradip and Kumkum Ghosh family Foundation started International Institute of Innovation and Technology in Kolkata, India, a 156,000 square feet State-of-the-Art building dedicated to conduct research and education in public health-related subjects. The I3T Kolkata Campus was inaugurated by Shri Bratya Basu, Minister-in-Charge, Information Technology and Electronics Department, Government of West Bengal on January 1, 2018, in the presence of distinguished scientists, academicians and industrialists. On January 6, 2020, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA joined I3TK as a collaborating partner by establishing Johns Hopkins University India Maternal and Child Health Center, International Vaccine Center and the Vaccine Research Center.

MISSION AND VISION OF I3TK

Mission

To follow and implement the educational philosophies through integrating research, education and professional service in areas related to health sciences, technology and engineering with special emphasis on innovation and technology.

Vision

Our goal is to build an institution where Innovations and Inventions in the field of Biomedical Sciences will be translated to treat diseases related to public health. Our aim will be to attain an improved and sustainable quality of life applying advanced molecular diagnostic technology.

KNOW OUR FOUNDER/ CHAIRMAN

Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh hailed from a small town, Khardah, near Kolkata in West Bengal, and moved to the United States for his graduate studies in 1968. Dr. Ghosh received his doctorate with major focus in Economics and Engineering from State University of New York, a diploma in International Law from London and graduated in Leadership Studies from Harvard University. He taught at major Universities for twenty-two years. He worked with the private sector as the President of a Washington Think-Tank, and also as Consultant to several International Agencies. He served as Commissioner of the Howard County Human Rights Commission. He has more than twenty-two books and numerous Research Papers on International Trade and Development of Third World Countries to his name. Most of the books have been used by major Universities as textbooks. Dr. Ghosh was awarded the Outstanding Scholar in Third World Development Award by the Global Development Conference in collaboration with USAID. He is also the recipient of the First Prize in the Eisaku Sato Memorial Essay Contest; a worldwide event organized by the United Nations and the Japanese government. He has also received the first prize of $200,000 for his Innovative Research Project by the World Bank.

An eminent scholar, reputed educator, visionary entrepreneur and a philanthropist, Dr. Ghosh is the Chairman of World Congress of Religions. He has received many awards from various reputed academic, research and social organizations across globe. Dr. Ghosh has initiated, financed and developed the Washington Kali Temple on a 9-acre pristine land near Washington DC which has become an open platform serving all religious faiths.

Dr. Ghosh’s current vision is to mobilize more than 100 eminent scientists to find the cure for infectious diseases that plague India and other nations of the developing world. International Institute of Innovation & Technology Kolkata (I3TK) is committed towards that goal under his visionary leadership.

OUR DIRECTOR GENERAL

Prof. Nirmal Ganguly is the Director General of International Institute of Innovation and Technology (I3TK) and is a pioneer microbiologist specializing in tropical diseases, cardiovascular diseases and diarrhoea. Recipient of the prestigious Civilian Award, Padma Bhushan in 2009 for his achievements, Prof. Ganguly is a graduate of R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata. He completed his MD in Microbiology from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and had the opportunity to serve in the same institution as Acting Director.

Professor Nirmal Ganguly has been the Professor Emeritus of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and was Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi from 1998 to 2007. An elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, he is currently President of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

PRADIP AND KUMKUM GHOSH FAMILY FOUNDATION

NAME PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATION DESIGNATION
Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur & Educator CEO and Founder Chairman
Ms Kumkum Ghosh Educator, Philanthropist Vice Chairman
Mr. Samir Kumar Ghosh Director, Shamit Management Member
Ms. Anuradha Bhowmik Managing Administrator Member

COMMITTEES

SENIOR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Dr. Virander Singh Chauhan

Dr. Virander Singh Chauhan is a Rhodes Scholar and Scientist, working at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in the fields of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. He is known for his contributions to the development of a recombinant vaccine for malaria. He completed both his graduation and post-graduation in Chemistry from University of Delhi. He has been awarded with Rhodes Scholarship from University of Oxford for his doctoral study. Dr. Chauhan then worked as post-doctoral fellow at University of Georgia.

Before the doctoral program, Dr. Chauhan worked as a faculty member in Stephen’s College, and continued to do that after completion of Ph.D. Later, he worked with IIT, Kanpur as an Assistant Professor till 1982. Before joining ICGEB in 1988, he continued his work in his alma mater University of Delhi as a professor. He is a pioneer in the Research of Drug Development.

His team has developed the first Recombinant Vaccine in India. His research on drugs of malaria involving artemisinin and chloroquine is also very significant. His other works helped in treatment of HIV and diabetes. He received Dr. MOT Iyenger Memorial Award from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and he is a fellow of Academy of Sciences for Developing World (TWAS). In 2012, he has been awarded fourth highest Civilian Award Padma Shri, from Government of India.

Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay

Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, currently the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata and former Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Calcutta is an eminent scientist of international repute. Professor Chattopadhyay graduated as a Bachelor of Science from the Presidency College, Kolkata in 1973 with a major in Chemistry. He did his Masters in Science in Biochemistry in 1975 and completed his Ph.D. in 1984 from Department of Biochemistry at Bose Institute, Calcutta.

Prof. Chattopadhyay was the Dean, Faculty of Science at University of Calcutta from 2003 to 2007 and was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University from 2008 till 2015. He was also the Director at the Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University during 2007 – 2015. He has received numerous awards, accolades and distinctions in his career and is also the recipient of the prestigious UNESCO-IUMS-MIRCENS-SGM fellowship at the University of Texas. He was also the Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. With a teaching experience of more than 35 years, Professor Chattopadhyay has around 102 research papers and 6 book chapters to his credit till date. He is an eminent scientist and academic par excellence with an established track record of innovative ideas and in-depth research activities.

MEDICAL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Dr. Utpal Kumar Dutta, Chairman, Medical Research Advisory Committee

Dr. Utpal Kumar Dutta is currently working as professor in physiology in KPC Medical College & Hospital, The KPC Group, Kolkata. After completing Premedical from Presidency University, he received his MBBS degree from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata in 1975. Dr. Dutta got his Doctor of Medicine Degree in Physiology, General from IMS, BHU in 1983. Starting from 1984 to 1994, he pursued his Ph.D. study in the same field.

Dr. Dutta started his duty life as a Principal of North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling and continued till 2004. After that, he was appointed as Principal of R.G Kar Medical College. After completing the period of 05 years, he joined Medical College, Kolkata as Principal. During the period, Dr. Dutta worked as special secretary in MES as well. From December, 2018, he continued his journey as Professor in KPC Medical College. He is very renowned and respected across the country for his contribution.

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Name Professional Occupation Designated in the Committee as
Dr. Virander Singh Chauhan Senior Scientist, ICGEB Senior Advisor
Dr.Dhrubajoti Chattopadhyay Vice- Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University Senior Advisor
Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly Former DG, Indian Council of Medical Research ( India) Member
Sujata Law Assistant Professor, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine Member
Dr. Subhasis Barik Senior Scientific Officer, Department of IVCCC, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata Member
Prof Anita Shet Senior Scientist, John Hopkins University Member
Professor Mathu Santosham (USA) Professor,Dept of International Health and Pediatrics, JHU Member