IIT Guwahati launches School of Health Sciences and Technology; offers MTech, PhD

IIT Guwahati collaborated with Mehta family foundation to set up Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology.

IIT Guwahati launches School of Health Sciences and Technology; offers MTech, PhD IIT Guwahati (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 16, 2022 - 4:39 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed an agreement with Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), Houston, Texas, USA, to establish the ‘Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology.’ The new school has launched a new Master’s and PhD programmes in Health Sciences and Technology from this academic year. The first batch of 20 MTech students in the stream of Biomedical Science and Engineering will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022.

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“The new programme will emphasize extending training in both theoretical as well as hands-on perspectives, which will enable the development of academic leaders with a strong scientific foundation alongside having the capability to translate the ideas into biomedical technologies,” said an official statement from IIT Guwahati.

The newly established school aims to train the students in topics related to Health Science and Technology, with the emphasis on courses from other disciplines of science and engineering such as Biosciences and Bioengineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, and Design.

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This school will have highly-qualified full-time faculty alongside having the guidance of the associated faculty members from diverse disciplines within IIT Guwahati, who have experience in nurturing the existing Masters’ and PhD programme in the Engineering, Science, and Design departments.

Highlighting the initiatives to be taken up by the New Centre, Professor T G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “The institute profoundly thanks the Mehta Family Foundation for their generous support towards establishing this second new programme on Health Sciences and Technology at IIT Guwahati, which will inculcate cutting-edge education and research in the areas related to therapeutics, diagnostics, prosthesis, implantation, bioinformatics, molecular biology, regenerative medicine, stem cells, public health, and health data analytics, among many others.”

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Speaking about the vision of the USA-based Mehta Family Foundation, its Chief Executive Officer Rahul Mehta said, “The Mehta Family Foundation has supported higher education in India and internationally for decades. It is an absolute privilege to partner with IITG to create this new school of Health Science and Technology. We believe that education is fundamental for economic development. This multi-disciplinary research and education school will foster innovation in new areas at the frontier of the healthcare revolution to deliver sustainable solutions to improve the healthcare of the people in India.”

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