The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and the Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), Houston, Texas, USA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form the Jyoti and Bhupath Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology. This new institution will start their academic activities in the current academic year.
This academic year, the school will begin offering new undergraduate and PhD programs in health sciences and technology. Through GATE 2022, the first batch of 20 MTech students will be admitted in IIM Guwahati in Biomedical Science and Engineering stream.
Students will be trained in subjects related to health sciences and technology with emphasis on various science and engineering courses such as bioscience and bioengineering, chemical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics and design.
IIT Guwahati focuses on:
- Promote research and development.
- Development of innovative educational standards and hands-on training methods relevant to health sciences.
- Creating a niche for entrepreneurs and MSMEs that will provide budget-friendly, evidence-based healthcare innovations.
- Education in biomedicine and public health.
According to Ajay Kumar Sood, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, ‘The school will keep ambitious academic leaders close to world-class academics, scientists, physicians, technologists and entrepreneurs, catalyze potential high-impact research, and reduce costly organic matter. Import, and create an academic curriculum that supports the vision of a sustainable society. ‘
This new multidisciplinary health science and technology curriculum at IIT Guwahati has been developed in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. NEP argues for creating a comprehensive academic curriculum to develop the country’s top talent through both academic and practical training.
The school will be under the guidance of highly skilled full-time professors as well as relevant faculty members of many branches of IIT Guwahati who have the skills to develop existing Masters and PhD programs in the Departments of Engineering, Science and Design.