IIT-Delhi all set to get 2 campuses in Haryana

IIT-Delhi all set to get 2 campuses in Haryana

They will focus on MBA, chemical engg programmes

 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi director Professor Shevgaonkar on Sunday announced a litany of reforms.

“We were in the talks with Haryana government for past one year and a half to set up our branch campuses there. Last week only, our deal materialised according to which we will get two campuses — one in Sonipat and the second one in Jhajjar,” he announced at first alumni meet here.

“At the campus in Sonipat, we will run programmes for faculty development and executive MBA programme while at Jhajjar, our campus will be located very close to the AIIMS campus and we will partner the medical institute in the area of biological science, pharmacology and chemical engineering,” he added.

Indian Institute Technology (IIT)-Delhi on Sunday proposed creation of an endowment pool with support from its alumni to fund world-class faculty development and to finance its research students for international exposure.

Institute Director R K Shevgaonkar also asked the alumni in the industry to engage in developing a 21st century modern curriculum which is in sync with the changing professional landscape.

The institute, he said, is also setting up a Centre for Cyber Security at Delhi and a Science and Technology Park at its Sonipat campus.

“Everything is online and control is remote. It was felt that IIT-D is the most suitable to have a capacity building for cyber security in the country. The centre which shall start in the next session shall also undertake cutting-edge research in this field,” he said, addressing the first-ever alumni day.

The event saw a gathering of large number of alumni, who have achieved success in their respective field including NIIT CEO and co-founder Vijay K Thadani, Fortis Healthcare president Daljit Singh, Principal Secretary to Gujarat Government Sanjay Nandan, Princeton University Head of Department of Electrical Engineering Department Sharad Mallik and Angel investor Deepak Mirza.

According to Shevgaonkar, “This alumni gathering opens a new chapter in the engagement of the alumni with the institute and its students, giving them greater opportunities to contribute to their alma mater’s future.”

Mallik said, “For any institution to become world-class, it must strive to have a big impact on the society and IIT Delhi should gear up towards that.”

 “A large number of alumni having excelled in the corporate, business, government and education fields have expressed their desire to give back to the institute as well as to the society,” he said.

“The alumni day meet has opened up various avenues and directions for them to contribute and fulfil their cherished dreams,” said Mr Pravin Purang, President, IIT Delhi Alumni Association.

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