SCTIMST, IIT-H sign MoU for research tie-up
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, an institute of national importance under DST, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Hyderabad (IIT-H), to collaborate in the field of research of mutual interest along with faculty and student exchange.
The two institutes were already working in the field of biomedical engineering, medical device innovation and related areas. This step paves the wave for path-breaking innovation both in the academics and in research front.
Prof. B.S. Murty, Director, IIT-H, complimented to Prof. Renu John, the key person behind this collaboration said, "Inventing innovating in technology for humanity" drives every effort IIT-H endeavours. Since our inception, we have had a strong focus on healthcare, be it the department of biomedical engineering, department of biotechnology, centre of healthcare entrepreneurship, MTech in medical device innovation with AIG hospital, MTech in ophthalmic engineering with LVPEI and MSc in medical physics with Basavatarakam. I am confident that this collaboration with SCTIMST will increase our reach towards healthy humanity."
Dr Sanjay Behari, Director, SCTIMST, welcomed the team IIT-H to explore their state-of-the-art facilities and said, "We would be glad to offer facilities to validate the various innovations IIT-H is working on." Dr P. V. Mohanan, scientist-G and head, division of toxicology, head, department of applied biology, biomedical technology wing, SCTIMST, witnessed the occasion along with Prof. Renu John, chair – centre of interdisciplinary programme, Prof. Chandrashekhar Sharma, dean (SRC) and Prof V. Kanchana, dean (faculty), IIT-H.