Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), Houston, Texas, USA, recently to establish the ‘Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology’ here.
The school aimed to commence academic activities during the current academic year. It will offer Master’s and PhD programmes in Health Sciences and Technology and boost cutting-edge research in therapeutics, diagnostics, stem cells, public health, and health data analytics
As per IIT, the multi-disciplinary programme has been designed based on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.The new programme aimed to provide training in both theoretical and practical perspectives to students.
“The school will also bring in the budding academic leaders in the closest proximity of world-class educationists, scientists, physicians, technologists, and entrepreneurs. It will be catalyst in imparting high-impact research, diminish expensive biomedical imports, and engender an academic curriculum that substantiates the vision of a sustainable society,” Ajay K Sood, professor, principal scientific adviser to the Government of India said.
The MoU was virtually signed on May 14, 2022.