A new pact was formed between the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on last Thursday which would result in the setting up of a Biomedical Research Park in Jhajjar, Haryana. This would be a step to enable interdisciplinary research for a ‘robust healthcare.’
The association between these two institutes will entail a joint Ph.D. supervision programme and provision for adjunct faculty from both sides.
R. Mehta, Dean Research, and Development, IIT-D, informed that the institutes already have 20 ongoing projects. These are a part of a mandate which extends to the development of a Drug Delivery system, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Advanced materials, etc. Mehta added for IANS:
“The work on research park is yet to start, but the work on 20 projects is already underway. Both institutes will be using their own funds for research. We didn’t apply for special grants from the government since we wanted to begin as early as possible.”
The project was overall well received and the IIT-Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao called the whole event ‘a historic day.’ AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria added that “Technology has become an integral part of health care. There is a need to see how this technology can be used.”
“While the MoU will provide a detailed structure to all the collaborations, it will also open a plethora of opportunities to work together on a larger scale,” informed a statement by the IIT-Delhi quoting the director. The joint proposals will be, at the latest, issued by September 30.