Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), Houston, Texas, USA for setting up the ‘Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology’. The new school will start academic activities during the current academic year. The school has started new Master’s and PhD programs in Health Science and Technology from this academic year.
The first batch of 20 MTech students in Biomedical Science and Engineering stream will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through GATE 2022.
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.
Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, said, “The school will bring in the budding academic leaders in the closest proximity of world-class educationists, scientists, physicians, technologists, and entrepreneurs, which may catalyze high-impact research, diminish expensive biomedical imports, and engender an academic curriculum that substantiates the vision of a sustainable society.”
This new multi-disciplinary Master’s and PhD programs on health sciences and technology at IIT Guwahati has been designed based on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The NEP advocates development of a holistic academic curriculum to nurture the best talents of the country through both pedagogic as well as hands-on training.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission into the Masters Program and Recruitment by some Public Sector Companies. GATE 2022 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and six other Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee & Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.