The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has collaborated with Ashoka University to establish a research platform called ‘Ashoka University-IITD Collaborative Research Platform’. The platform will undertake joint activities on academic research and human resource development.
Ashoka University and IIT Delhi will contribute matching funds to support collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research initiatives through a joint call for proposals, for the development of collaborative activities that will lead to impactful research outcomes, the IIT-Delhi informed through an official statement.
Proposals will be invited for joint research projects in interdisciplinary areas such as air pollution, sustainable mobility. AMR/MDR infectious bacteria, epidemiology, immunology, Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning in healthcare, economic data, socio-economic, gender inequality and policy issues among others.
Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT-Delhi while welcoming the MoU with Ashoka University said, “The Department of Science and Technology (DST), had selected IIT Delhi for setting up a shared, professionally managed, Science and Technology infrastructure facility, SATHI (Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute)’. This facility along with a few more high-end research facilities will be set-up on our Sonipat campus. We invite faculty and students of the Ashoka University to come and utilise those facilities also.”
The interdisciplinary research groups will also attract support from external funding agencies and catalyze the ‘cross-research activity’ between the two institutes, leading to joint research publications, patents etc