1. Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
IIT Guwahati has established the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in 2021, with generous support from the Mehta Family Foundation, based in Houston, USA. The School aims to become a vibrant center of activities in the fields of data science and artificial intelligence and contribute to the growth of a pool of highly qualified professionals in these emerging fields through its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The School is also aligning its activities in the direction of the national-level initiatives. It has already enrolled its first batch of twenty B. Tech. (Data Science and Artificial Intelligence) students through JEE (Advanced) 2021, and also its first batch of Ph. D. students. The School has introduced high-skill curricula having depth and breadth and blended with multidisciplinary flavour. The faculty members of the School are actively engaged in research activities in different cutting edge areas. Also, the School is establishing international collaborations with world-class institutions.
For further details, please refer to the School website: https://www.iitg.ac.in/dsai/home
2. Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Science and Technology
The recent pandemic has shown the global necessity of highly trained healthcare professionals. Further, there is an ample need of import substitutions in terms of the manufacturing and use of the biomedical technologies in the country. In view of this backdrop, a new multi-disciplinary program on Health Sciences and Technology has been designed following the National Education Policy – NEP 2020, which ushers the development of a holistic academic curriculum to nurture the best talents of the country. The school has been set up with generous support from the Mehta Family Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA, who has a track record of having supported several institutes in the fields of healthcare education.
The 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. The school will emphasize on extending training in both conceptual as well as hands-on perspectives, which will enable the development of academic leaders with strong scientific foundation alongside having the capability to translate the ideas into biomedical technologies. In a nutshell the school will,
- foster cutting-edge research and innovation;
- establish new standards of pedagogy and hands-on training methods in the areas related to the health sciences;
- create a niche of startups and MSMEs who will provide evidence-based affordable healthcare technologies;
- promote state-of-art biomedical and public health education.
The school to have exceptionally talented full-time faculty, alongside having the guidance of the associated faculty members from diverse disciplines of IIT Guwahati, who has experience of nurturing the existing Masters’ and PhD programme in the Engineering, Science and Design departments. The first batch of M.Tech students in the stream of Biomedical Science and Engineering will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through GATE 2022.
For further details, please refer to the School website: https://www.iitg.ac.in/shst/