Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine at IIT Kanpur
In 2019, the Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation (MFF) established the Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), located in northern India in a region known for its gardens, parks, and colonial architecture.
ITTK has a history of pioneering science-based curriculum in engineering. In 1959, a consortium of nine leading American universities helped launch IITK as a classical technology/ engineering institute, and in 1963, under the guidance of renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IITK became the first institute in India to offer computer science education. In partnering with MFF to create the center, IITK became the first institute in India to integrate engineering and medicine.
Today, IITK houses 18 academic departments, 4 interdisciplinary programs, and 21 academic and research centers. The Center for Engineering in Medicine, to be housed in a new dedicated facility on IITK’s main campus, leverages IITK’s existing strengths in engineering, biological sciences, and biomedical research while diversifying into the frontier areas of regenerative medicine, digital medicine, and molecular medicine and engineering.
Professor Shankar Subramaniam, a member of MFF CARE, serves as international advisor for the center, and Professor Nitin Gupta leads the center, which is expected to be completed in 2024. The first group of students began coursework in 2021.
Faculty and students of the Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine will be at the forefront of 21st-century innovations to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases, improving human health and shaping the future of healthcare.
Students who would like to learn more about the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and the enrollment/ placement requirements may contact IITK. International faculty interested in partnering with IITK may contact MFF.