Mehta Family Foundation
The IIT Guwahati School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence has partnered with the Mehta Family Foundation, which has a rich history in supporting initiatives enhancing the quality of life and access to education. The Foundation, based in Houston,Texas, USA has supported over 100 institutions promoting education and healthcare.
The Foundation promotes and supports pioneering futuristic research areas fostering intellectual talent in India. With this objective in mind, the Foundation wholeheartedly supports the startup of the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The department aims to excel in education and research in these sectors vital for India. As the nation becomes economically prosperous there is a growing demand for tools to understand and improve society. The application of these fields will create long term improvements in medicine, healthcare, food supply, logistics, power generation just to name a few. India will need this critical talent tobe at the forefront of the knowledge revolution.
The Foundation intends to support the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence through various means. This includes MFF-CARE, Foundation lecture series, Foundation scholarships for faculty and students, facilitating exchanges and liaisons between IIT Guwahati and international partners, and supporting state-of-the-art physical infrastructure for world-class teaching and research.
The Mehta Family Foundation Collaborative for Academic and Research Excellent in India (MFF CARE) enriches the Indian education and research ecosystem by facilitating long term collaborative relationships between Indian and American organizations. The collaboration builds upon the excellent platform provided by the leading universities and institutes in India.
The Foundation envisages the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence becoming a coveted academic department for students in these new fields.
The School will make meaningful contributions to society and the country via excellence in teaching, scientific research, and technology development.