Dr. Pradip K. Ghosh- a professor, entrepreneur, a philanthropist is originally from Khardah, West Bengal who has been involved in charitable work in West Bengal and USA, through his family Foundation (Pradip and Kumkum Ghosh Family Foundation) since 1986. Dr. Ghosh made it his mission to create forums where people can come together to help various social causes. The Ghosh family has been involved in numerous philanthropic activities for the past 35 years. His family 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.
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 opportunities for improvement of the current public healthcare scenario in India. With a goal is to mobilize more than 100 scientists to find the cure for Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis, infectious and other diseases- in short 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 Ganguly, 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. On January 1, 2018, the building was inaugurated by the Minister in charge of Information Technology and Electronics Honorable Bratya Basu, in the presence of distinguished scientists, academicians and industrialists.
On January 6, 2020, Johns Hopkins University with best academic and research program in Medicine and Public Health has joined the I3TK as collaborating partner to provide State-of-the- Art educational and research support. This partnership also led to the establishment of Johns Hopkins University India Maternal and Child Health Center, International Vaccine Center India and Vaccine Research Center. This is how I3TK started its initial steps and dreams to be that unique platform where innovations and inventions runs in parallel to translate bench-to-bedside ideas of Bio-medical sciences, in order to treat several public health diseases. And the journey goes on…
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 Bio medical 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.
The history of public health goes back to almost as long as history of mankind itself as it encompasses every aspect of existence from cleaning drinking water resources (ponds and wells) to assistance during birth to tackling psychological biases that effect lifestyle in general.
Public health is a Science that probes ways to protect the safety and improve the health of communities and living standards through education, policy making and research.
To become the foremost PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRE in the country determined to eradicate public health threats looming large and hence find solutions to improve the quality of life.
The Department of Public Health has mission to
We are also introducing Post Graduate Diploma Programs in Public Health Related disciplines that will prepare students for a career in research or academia, professional public-health service, clinical epidemiology, health technology assessment and public-health protection.