In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, IIT Bombay and the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards promoting interaction between the technology institute and the health sciences university. The MoU enables both institutions to share resources for academics and R&D in diverse areas of mutual interest.
Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of IIT Bombay, and Lt. Gen. Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar, Vice Chancellor – MUHS, signed the MoU. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion included Dr. Milind Nikumbh, Pro-Vice Chancellor – MUHS, Prof. Milind Atrey, Dean (R&D), Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Professor-in-Charge, Koita Centre for Digital Health, Prof. Samir Maji, Professor-in-Charge, Sunita Sanghi Centre for Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dr. Rajendra Shivaji Bangal, Registrar, MUHS, Ms. Surabhi Goel, COO, Koita Foundation, and several others.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Chaudhuri encouraged the exchange of faculty and students between the two institutes, while Dr. Kanitkar observed that out-of-the-box thinking was the need of the hour and that the MoU was a symbol of such an innovative approach.