New Delhi, Aug 30: Prominent institutions Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) joined hands for setting up a Biomedical Research Park in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
The pact will include a joint Ph.D. supervision programme and provision for adjunct faculty for both the institutes.
The institutes have already embarked on 20 projects. Their mandate extends to the development of a drug delivery system, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, robotics, advanced materials and so on, B. R. Mehta, Dean Research and Development, IIT-Delhi, said.
“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 government since we wanted to begin as early as possible,” Mehta told IANS.
IIT-Delhi director V. Ramgopal Rao described the event a “historic day”.
“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,” a statement by IIT-D said quoting the director.
Meanwhile, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria stated “Technology has become an integral part of health care. There is a need to see how this technology can be used.”
The IIT-D and AIIMS have called for joint proposals, September 30 is the last date.