Mandi: Indian Institute of Technology Mandi and All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Bilaspur today signed a Memorandum of Understanding the binds the two institutes into collaborating in conducting joint research activities and academic exchange activities.
The MoU was signed in a meeting between Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Mandi; Dr. Vir Singh Negi, Director, AIIMS Bilaspur, and Dr. Venkata Krishnan, Dean (SRIC), IIT Mandi. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Vikrant Kanwar, Dy. Medical Superintendent AIIMS Bilaspur and some faculty members from IIT Mandi.
Under this MoU, both the institutions plan to work on joint research projects and involve in short-term joint academic programs in the future providing the researchers and students an opportunity to visit and work collaboratively with the other Institution.
Speaking about the collaboration, Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “the collaboration between IIT Mandi and AIIMS Mandi we are looking forward to jointly work and excel in the field of medical sciences for the betterment of society at large.”
Other key initiatives of the MoU include:
- Joint international conference, workshop and seminar of medical and public health
- Exchange of information on teaching and other literature relevant to educational and research programs
- To link both sides of the medical industry, device and equipment, based on mutual agreements, and as per existing laws
The joint research and academic collaboration activities under this MoU will cater to various domains related to medical science and technology including Medical imaging, Digital Pathology, Point-of-care testing devices, Bioinformatics, Endocrinology, Biomaterials, Telemedicine, among others.
During the MoU signing event at IIT Mandi, the two institutions also discussed the future scope of translation of technology in collaboration with industry partners to ensure that the benefits of the research reach society at large.