HISTORY & PROFILE
What are we?
Based in New Town, Kolkata in the State of West Bengal, the International Institute of Innovation and Technology (I3TK) is one of the major drivers advocating and implementing innovative large-scale solutions for challenges and threats to public health related being faced in recent times.
Having partnership alliance with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, I3TK aims to identify the causes of various non-communicable, transmissible & infectious diseases and find vaccines/remedial answers to address these severe public health concerns.
The institute firmly believes that with its team of public health researchers, educators, practitioners and the collaborative alliance with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health for exchange of ideas, learning process and implementable delivery of solutions will aid in the vision and mission of the institute to reach out to the community and address their health related concerns.
Coming into being
A professor, entrepreneur and a philanthropist Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh is the Founder Chairman of Pradip and Kumkum Ghosh family Foundation. Originally hailing from Khardah, a place near Kolkata in West Bengal, Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh has been actively involved in numerous charitable activities in West Bengal and USA, through his family Foundation since 1986. The indomitable spirit of Dr. Ghosh has made it possible to create forums where people have come together to help various social cause. The family has extended large financial contributions for social wellbeing that ranges from smooth operation of charitable hospitals, maintaining more than 2500 orphan children, destitute and handicapped women, funding libraries, schools and athletic facilities and many community development projects in West Bengal.
In 2016, Dr. Ghosh collaborated with and formed a group of scientists from National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland, to explore the possibilities for improvement of current public healthcare scenario in India. Dr. Ghosh nurtures a dream to mobilize more than 100 scientists to find the cure for Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis, infectious and other diseases to improve the quality of life of people of West Bengal.
Dr. Ghosh 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. Prof. Nirmal Gangly, Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Former Vice Chancellor of Amity University were highly instrumental in guiding Dr. Ghosh to organize the most needed programs, absolutely essential to open new frontiers of research, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The i3t Kolkata Campus was inaugurated by Shri Bratya Basu, Minister-in-Charge, Information Technology and Electronics Department on January 1, 2018, in the presence of distinguished scientists, academicians and industrialists.
MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER CHAIRMAN
I am pleased to have this opportunity to greet you and share some information about I3TK.
Our Vision is to cultivate a healthier tomorrow through leadership in Public Health related issues in India. Our Mission is to advance knowledge and scholarship and state- of- the- art research in Public health through its core activities in research, collaboration, education, and service to enable positive public health outcomes in India. Scientists at the International Institute of Innovation and Technology, Kolkata (I3TK) will focus on their specific areas of expertise, to help expand research collaborations.
I3TK’s research mission is based on three strong pillar namely Focused Team Science, Community Engaged Research, and Disparities in Health and Health Care Equity. These pillars are supported by the divisional areas and a range of cross cutting themes. First, collaborative research in clinical and translational applications has a strong emphasis at I3TK. Our Mission is to address disparities and access to care and finding cure and vaccinations for Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis, Infectious Diseases and Cancer. Other areas of focus include autoimmune diseases, health disparities in relation to diabetes and for cancer prevention.
MISSION AND VISION OF I3TK
“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.”
“Our goal is to build a unique institution where innovations and inventions in the field of biomedical sciences will be translated to treat several diseases related to public health. Betterment of societal living quality will be attained through advanced diagnostic technology implied at molecular levels.”
KNOW OUR FOUNDER CHAIRMAN
A professor, entrepreneur and a philanthropist Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh is the Founder Chairman of Pradip and Kumkum Ghosh family Foundation. Originally hailing from Khardah, a place near Kolkata in West Bengal, Dr. Ghosh moved to the United States for his graduate studies in 1968. His mission is to create forums, where people can come together to help and support various social causes. The Ghosh family has been involved in numerous philanthropic activities for the past 35 years and has contributed more than forty crores of rupees for the operation of charitable hospital, maintaining more than 2500 orphan children, destitute and handicapped women, funding libraries, schools and athletic facilities and many community development projects in West Bengal.
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 also worked in 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 his twenty International Development resource books published by Greenwood Praeger Publishers 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 and also received the first prize of $200,000 for his Innovative research project organized by the World Bank.
Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh is the Chairman of World Congress of Religions. He has received many awards from various academic, research and social service organizations. Dr. Ghosh single handedly initiated, financed and developed the Washington Kali Temple on a 9 acre pristine land near Washington DC. A true Indian temple serving all religious faiths of India.
He is the founder of International Institute of Innovation and Technology, in Newtown, Kolkata, and West Bengal, India. His Current social venture is funding and operation of the International Institute of Innovation And Technology in Kolkata, India, a 156,000 square feet facility to conduct research and education in public health-related subjects. His aim is to mobilize more than 100 scientists to find the cure for Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis, infectious and other diseases. The I3TK facility was inaugurated on January 1, 2018 by Shri Bratya Basu, Hon’ble Minister- in –charge, Information Technology & Electronics. On January 6, 2020, Johns Hopkins University with its best academic and research programs in Medicine and Public Health has joined the I3TK as a collaborating partner by establishing Johns Hopkins University India Maternal and Child Health Center, International Vaccine center and the Vaccine Research Center.
OUR DIRECTOR GENERAL
Padma Bhushan Prof. Nirmal Ganguly is the Director General of International Institute of Innovation and Technology (I3T) and a pioneer microbiologist specializing in tropical diseases, cardiovascular diseases and diarrhea. Recipient of the civilian award -Padma Bhushan 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, 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.
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
DR. PRADIP AND KUMKUM GHOSH FAMILY FOUNDATION
|Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh||Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur & Educator||CEO/ Founder Chairman||DH-6/24, Newtown, Kolkata|
|Ms. Kumkum Ghosh||Educator,
|Vice Chairman||DH-6/24, Newtown, Kolkata|
|Ms. Rebekah Ghosh||Education, Administrator||President||DH-6/24, Newtown, Kolkata|
|Dr. Bevin Philip||Scientist,
|Vice President||DH-6/24, Newtown, Kolkata|
|Dr. Samayug Bhowmik||Medical Practitioner||Member||AC-151, Sector-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata- 700 064.|
|Ms. Anuradha Bhowmik||Managing Administrator||Member||AC-151, Sector-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata- 700 064.|
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
PROFILE OF CHAIRMAN, SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, currently the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata and former Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Amity University, Kolkata is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee, International Institute of Innovation and Technology (I3TK). 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 PhD in 1984 from Department of Biochemistry at Bose Institute, Calcutta.
Prof. Chattopadhyay was the Dean, Faculty of Science at the University 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 in 2004 and Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology in 2006.
Dr. Chattopadhyay has a lifetime memberships in various Organizations and Scientific Associations. 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 a scientist and academic par excellence with an established track record of innovative ideas and in-depth research activities.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
|Name||Professional Occupation||Designated in the Committee as|
|Dr. Dhrubajoti Chattopadhyay||Vice- Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University||Chairman|
|Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly||Former DG, Indian Council of Medical Research ( India)||Member|
|Prof Anita Shet||Senior Scientist, John Hopkins University||Member|
|Professor Mathu Santosham (USA)||Professor,Dept of International Health and Pediatrics, JHU||Member|
|Professor William Moss (USA)||Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center, Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health||Member|
|Dr. Kalyan Sehanobish (USA)||Sr. Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company||Member|
|Dr. Rana Chattopadhyay (USA)||Biologist, Department: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration||Member|
|Dr. Benubrata Das||Associate Professor & Welcome Trust/DBT Alliance Fellow, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science||Member|
|Dr. Amlan Chakraborty||Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology & Professor and Director, A.K. Choudhury School of Information Technology.||Member|
|Professor Siddhartha Roy||Bose Institute, Dept. of Biophysics||Member|
|Dr. Swarup Sarkar||CG Pandit National Chair & Global Health Adviser at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)||Member|
|Dr. Bevin Philip||Executive Vice-President of Eastern United States.
|Name||Professional occupation||Designated in the Committee as|
|Professor Nirmal Kumar Ganguly||Former Director Generals-Indian Council of Medical Research, India.||Member|
|Professor Santa Sabuj Das||Scientist F, NICED, Kolkata||Member|
|Padma Shri Prof. Indira Chakravarty||Public Health Specialist, Chief Advisor- Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal||Member|
|Professor Anita Shet (USA)||Senior scientist, JHU||Member|
|Dr. Atri Bhaumik||Finance Officer at West Bengal University and Technology||Member|
|Dr. Bevin Philip (USA)||Executive Vice-President of Eastern United States||Member|
|Ms. Mary Dutta||Advocate, Calcutta, High Court||Member|
|Dr. Pradip K Ghosh (USA)||Founder/Chairman, International Institute of Innovation and Technology||Member|