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Government of India, sanctioned and approved (No.V.25011/570(i)/2010-HR, dated July 10, 2013) the scheme for ‘Establishment of Multi-Disciplinary Research Units (MRUs) in the Government Medical Colleges/Research Institutions’ during the 12th Plan period as a path-breaking initiative to develop/strength the health research infrastructure in the country to fulfill the newly allocated function of the Department related to the “Promotion, Coordination and Development of Basic, Applied and Clinical Research with special focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)”.
R.G. Kar Medical College under the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal received the scheme for the establishment of the First Multi-Disciplinary Research Unit in the state of West Bengal in 2013. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) regarding the setting of MRU in RGKMC, Kolkata was signed between DHR, Govt. of India and Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, West Bengal on August 19, 2014 (No.V.25011/118/2014-HR).
Dr. Anjan Adhikari, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology of the Institute was the First NodalOfficer in Charge (January 2014 to April, 2019) of MRU, RGKMC, Kolkata.
Initiative has been taken to construct and equipped the laboratory following the guidelines of Department of Health & Research (ICMR) in the 4th floor of Academic Building, RGKMC, Kolkata (Area: 400 sq. metres). The modernization of laboratory is still under process.
Dr. Anadi Roy Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology pursued as Nodal Officer in Charge of MRU for a short duration (from April to July 2019) after Dr. Anjan Adhikari.
Dr. Avijit Saha, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry undertakes the charges of Nodal Officer in MRU, RGKMC from July 12, 2019.

The present Local Research Advisory Committee (LRAC) of MRU, RGKMC is given below:
Prof. (Dr) Debasis Bhattacharyya DME, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal Chair Person
Prof. (Dr) Indranil Chakraborty Head, Dept. of Biochemistry, College of Medicine & Sagar Dutta Hospital, Kolkata Co-Chair Person
Dr. Munmun Das (Sarkar) Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, CNMC, Kolkata Member
Prof. (Dr.) Biswajit Majumder Professor & Head, Dept. of Cardiology, RGKMC, Kolkata Member
Prof. (Dr.) Sudip Ghosh Dept. of Dermatology, RGKMC, Kolkata Member
Prof. (Dr) Tamal Kanti Ghosh Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Deben Mahata Medical College & Hospital, Purulia Member
Dr. Shanta Dutta Scientist-G, NICED, Kolkata Nominee from nearby ICMR Institute
Dr. Avijit Saha Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, RGKMC, Kolkata Member Secretary

The recruitment procedures were initiated on from October, 2019 and all vacant posts of staff members (contractual) have been fulfilled. The laboratory has started functioning from January 2020. The staff members who are engaged to serve MRU, RGKMCH, Kolkata are:

1. Dr. Tapas Kumar Sur Research Scientist II Since February 5, 2020
2. Dr. Senjuti Sen Research Scientist I Since August 7, 2021
3. Mrs. Arpita Nath Medical Technologist Since February 6, 2020
4. Mr. Indrajit Ghosh Medical Technologist Since August 1, 2021
5. Mr. Somnath Majumdar Data Entry Operator Since December 1, 2019
1. Dr. Kamalini Ghosh Research Scientist I March 5, 2020 to July 4, 2021
2. Mr. Indrajit Sikdar Medical Technologist February 5, 2020 to July 31, 2020
MRU is equipped with upgraded instruments for different research activities in the fields of:
  • Cell Culture
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Immunology
  • Immuno-histochemistry
  • Histopathology
  • Proteogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Drug Monitoring
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
Summary of Activities
  1. From July, 2020 to till date MRU, RGKMCH, Kolkata conducting Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and RT-PCR test for the detection of COVID-19 infection in hospital and community patients.
  2. After receiving a request from Deputy Secretary, ICMR-DHR on July 2020 MRU make necessary arrangements for updated molecular research and applied for RT-PCR of Covid-19 in Nodal Centre, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar on December 2020. MRU, RGKMC, Kolkata got approval and been enlisted as testing facility in ICMR Portal.
  3. An extended team member of medical laboratory technologists (MT) of other departments of the hospital has joined with MRU staffs and working dedicatedly.
  4. From May, 2021, a new clinic at Emergency OPD for 24X7 has been started by MRU team by the order of the authority for testing RAT and RT-PCR in all hospitalized patients to expedite admission procedure or treatment facilities in hospital.
  5. So far, more than 50,000 RAT and nearly 8000 RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 has performed by MRU, RGKMC, Kolkata.
  6. Several short term Institutional Projects has started after receiving Institutional Ethical Approval.
  7. All initiative has taken to increase in collaborative research activities with other Governmental Medical Colleges and Research Institutes.
  8. A project proposal on anticancer drug development from natural resources and waste management has been submitted to DST-BT, Govt. of WB, which is under process.
  9. Project proposals on non-communicable diseases (complications of diabetes, early detection of cancer etc.) are preparing for IEC permissions and implications.
  10. An initiative was undertaken by MRU staff members to prepared Annual Report-2021 of R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata. The publication is under process.