IIT Guwahati, Mehta family foundation collaborates to launch School of Health Sciences and Technology
The academic activities in the new school at the IIT Guwahati will commence from the current academic year.
IIT Guwahati, Mehta family foundation collaborates to launch Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), Houston, Texas, USA, to establish th‘Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology.’ The academic activities in the new school at the IIT Guwahati will commence from the current academic year.
The MoU was signed in presence of Prof. Ajay K. Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, Dr. Rajiv I. Modi, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Guwahati, and Chairman and Managing Director, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Shri Rahul Mehta, CEO, Mehta Family Foundation, Prof Ananth Grama, Prof. Rajiv K. Gupta, Prof. Shankar Subramaniam, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, Prof. S. K. Kakoty, Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati, and other Deans as well as faculty members of IIT Guwahati.
While addressing the event, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, said “I congratulate IIT Guwahati and the Mehta Family Foundation for this remarkable initiative. At this juncture, I can clearly foresee that the School of Health Sciences and Technology would host a number of modern academic curricula, centers of excellence, incubators, and research laboratories for the advancements in multi-disciplinary research and education, which is presently needed in the country,” the press release stated.
He further added, “The School will also bring in the budding academic leaders in the closest proximity of world-class educationists, scientists, physicians, technologists, and entrepreneurs, which may catalyze high-impact research, diminish expensive biomedical imports, and engender an academic curriculum that substantiates the vision of a sustainable society.”
The Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology has launched a new Master’s and PhD programmes in Health Sciences and Technology from this academic year. The first batch of 20 M.Tech students in the stream of Biomedical Science and Engineering will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through GATE 2022.