Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) signed an MoU with the National Institute of Immunology (NII) Delhi to create a joint PhD program that will work to evolve new advancements for malignant diagnosis, tuberculosis and so on.
“This will help in collaborating between engineers and biotechnologists, who can mutually develop technologies relevant in medicine and treatment of dreaded diseases. As a part of seed funding, we will support our faculty members for two-years and afterwards they can look for assistance from outside sponsors,” says V Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi.
“The researchers will cooperate together on projects such as cancer, cell biology, tuberculosis and so on to comprehend the mechanical properties of the affected cells and develop a technology that could be used for the smooth treatment,” he adds.
While both the establishments will fund the project, students from NII will receive a certificate from IIT-Delhi.
“One of the objectives of this collaboration is to start 20 interdisciplinary research programs between the researchers of IIT Delhi and NII Delhi with seed money provided by both the establishment,” said Rao.
IIT-D is likewise intending to work together with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for 30 research programs in the field of medical diagnosis. It is additionally working with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to develop adequate innovation required in the field of agriculture.