The Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation (MFF), located in Houston, Texas, USA, was established by Nisha; Rahul; Jainesh and his wife, Mamta; and Dharmesh and his wife, Archana to honor their parents, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta from Mumbai, India, who instilled in their children the value of education.
For more than 20 years, MFF has supported worldwide initiatives that improve individuals’ quality of life, funding more than 100 international organizations promoting access to healthcare and education.
MFF CEO Rahul Mehta, inspired by his parents and by his journey to the United States, where scientific advances and the interdisciplinary nature of research universities were customary, found his entrepreneurial and philanthropic interests fueled by the realization that emerging technological fields could be vital not only to the economic growth of India’s university students but to the economic growth of India as well.
MFF’s current vision is to create educational opportunities in emerging fields for degree-seeking students in India and propelling economic growth for the county. This is implemented by designing new bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in emerging fields for India; connecting renowned international faculty with faculty at Indian institutions; and encouraging international academics to teach at Indian universities.
To date, major MFF projects have included the School of Biosciences at the Indian Institute of Technology–Madras, the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Indian Institute of Technology–Kanpur, the School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at Indian Institute of Technology–Guwahati, and the Interdisciplinary Engineering Research Center and Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. Although MFF’s philanthropic focus is primarily in Houston, Texas, and in India, MFF continues to embrace a global perspective.
Through these and other collaborative efforts, MFF connects students with the leadership, mentorship, instruction, and support that builds partnerships, improves university research capacity, and grows intellectual talent that will help to elevate India as a global technological leader.