IIT-Delhi’s School of Interdisciplinary Research to increase student strength to 100s

IIT-Delhi’s School of Interdisciplinary Research to increase student strength to 100s
Team Careers360 | Sep 4, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 4: Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, upbeat about IIT-Delhi’s School of Interdisciplinary Research (SIRe) says he looks forward to 'increasing the strength of students to a few hundreds to ensure cutting edge research in interdisciplinary areas and also take up research problems that have societal relevance.'


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“The future of research and innovation will be at the intersection of different disciplines. Institutions need to create mechanisms for faculty and students to interact with researchers who are working outside of their domains of expertise. This will help open up new fields of research and boost the innovation ecosystem. SIRe at IIT Delhi is doing this effectively”, said Prof. Rao on the occasion of the launch of an all-new website (http://sire.iitd.ac.in/)

Prof A. Ramanan, Head, SIRe said, “The school serves as an ideal platform for the growing numbers of the Centres of Excellence, MoUs and other joint degree programs with external Indian and international institutions for research into problems requiring multidisciplinary approaches. SIRe offers an opportunity to pool knowledge and skills from core disciplines and different institutions to solve intractable research and societal problems.”

The School of Interdisciplinary Research (SIRe) was founded in October 2017 as a virtual school at IIT Delhi to strengthen strategic interdisciplinary areas on fundamental and societal issues. The small strides taken so far have gathered momentum setting the vision for SIRe.

In the last two years, SIRe has enrolled 20 research scholars from diverse academic backgrounds. Most of them have sponsored projects and others have their own fellowship earned through all India tests. For supervision of their research work, SIRe has 36 faculty members from different fields and institutions. All the research scholars at SIRe are engaged in solving problems that cut across traditional domains.

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